Tuesday, February 4, 2014

20 down

I month in and I am down 20lbs so far, I am enjoying this lifestyle I am creating with the help of Jesus. I have been doing well with eating every 3 hours and doing pretty good to keep it in PFC's -protein, fat and carb.
Workouts have been mainly cardio because I love lifting and do not need that to take away from my cardio time. I am doing hour cardio when I can, mainly eliptical still do to weight, however....I am doing some jumproping..which has led to my next adventure--making bra's for plus size women working out....stay tuned will see how it comes along since I will be using myself

~Temptation, Desperation, Defeat~

"It doesn't matter what category of temptations we fall into because we all have to face them. What we really must conquer is some of the desperations that open those doors."


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My first article and 12 pounds down!!

I am an editorial intern with Adapt Magazine, and today my first article has been published online....who new this would be happening so soon....
Also, in the new year on week 2 I am down 12 pounds thus far and more to come as 2014 is my year!! Hope you have a blessed day

If you would like to read the article or check out Adapt click and read: http://adaptmag.com/spirituality/bring-on-the-sozo/

Scripture of the day:
Philippians 2(NLT)
Have the Attitude of Christ
2 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?

Song of the day: Juanita Bynum Still

~A.S. Ara~ Jer 29:11

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014....finally you have come

A new year has come, and I could not be more elated! This year, full of new promises, triumphs, growth, and next steps! For those of you who have read, and continue to read regardless of my sparaticness, thank you! This is also a new goal for me in the new year, to be consistent in all things, including posting on here. Last year I did not really lose the weight I had intended, however, I know what I learned mentally and that is priceless. I went into 2013 a depressed lost wandering soul, and through out the year, left 2013 stronger, happy and determined. I have goals laid out, I have the one day a time rocking, but even more so the flip has been switched! I am looking forward to a life of health: mentally, physically and spiritually!! 
I will be post a separate one with pics, and the current status of my weight loss plans, goals and process soon. 

~A.S. Ara~ Jer 29:11

Song of the day: U2's I still haven't found what I'm looking for

Scripture of the day: 
Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

“Love Conquers Selfishness”

Devotion of the Day (Nov. 14th): “Love Conquers Selfishness”
2 Timothy 1:7
 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
“Nothing but love can expel and conquer our selfishness. Self is the great curse, whether in its relationship to God or to our fellowmen or to fellow Christians. But, praise God, Christ came to redeem us from self. Deliverance from selfishness means to be a vessel overflowing with love to everybody all the day. Many people pray for the power of the Holy Spirit, and they get something but so little! They prayed for power for work and power for blessing, but they have not prayed for power for full deliverance from self. A great many of us try hard at times to love. We try to force ourselves to love, and I do not say that is wrong, it is better than nothing.  But the end of it is always very sad. “I fail continually,” one must confess.

                And how can I learn to love? Never until the Spirit of God fills my heart with God’s love, and I begin to long for God’s love in a very different sense from which I have sought it so selfishly as a comfort, a joy, a happiness, and a pleasure to myself.” – Andrew Murray

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reposition Yourself!

"God will guide you, but only you can take the first step on the exciting journey known as the rest of your life. Aren't you tired of the slop for which you've been settling? You may have squandered your resources so far, but God delights in providing His children with what they need when they rely on Him. It's time. It's time right now. I have been praying for you. I have been praying for you while you drove to work. I have been praying for your mind, amidst the clutter of day to day demands. I have praying about your instabilities, infidelities, and insecurities. God said, 'Return unto Me and I will return to you.' God is just beneath the distractions in your life. He loves you even when you are wrong and ignore Him. Can you imagine what it would be like if you really got together with God again?" T.D. Jakes 'Reposition Yourself:Living Life Without Limits'

This week has been a week of re-commitment in my life. To myself, to God, and to being the best me possible. I have am letting God in, letting Him have the say so and giving ALL my worries unto Him.

lessons learned, mistakes made, time elapsed, excuses upon excuses, now moving into new directions, re-positioned priorities, one step at a time, day by day, visions in place, dreams set to goals, plans made....excited for the next chapter 

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

the plans for your life

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart

Do you know the plans for your life? Are you moving toward them?
This weekend I had a mania, a hair mania I put in single braids and spent 35hrs however I loved how it turned out minus there are too many to put up which kind of defeated the purpose. Anyways, its always a time that I really get to spend in prayer as I am braiding. I find it to be one of those restful yet hard working times. Restful in the peace of mind I am able to get through just praying and talking to God. It has really helped realign myself and straighten out my priorities. I have a tendency to still get caught up in pride on some things and I could see it coming back on my job and in a conversation with my Pastor. So needless to say, some apologies and repentance were needed as well as really learning since is was not the first time on those merry go rounds..... I often wonder when will it snap when will I be ok with taking things as they are or knowing that to see a reaction or the movement of God you must pray it back to Him and do your part. So I am trying now to just be still, be quiet and seek the opportunities of Him, however it just seems like there is not enough hours in the day. I am excited to be eating healthier and have made a plan with my sister in regards to us getting this journey fulfilled. Although we are miles apart we will still be able to help each other and use this as further motivations to the healthiest best versions of us through the concept of sozo.

Life is moving faster than it has moved before in my eyes and I can not imagine myself being in the same place next year in all areas of my life, God doesnt call for stagnation....so I need to get on board because with all the visions, dreams, talents and skills He has blessed me with, I do not want to lose them, I want to continue to grow and add unto them to see all the things come to pass while I am still here. The next step to that now is my weight loss, I have my stability in a job, now the morning workout routines, eating right, eating to live not living to eat, and continuing that healing process to confident in who I am and not live in the shadows of loneliness, pity, self doubt and hate.....we are all children of God, more than conquerors, we are the head and not the tail. 
What are your plans, if you are reading this feel free to email me so I can be joining you in prayer to get you to your destinations in Christ!