I’m so lucky to wake up most mornings with a positive outlook on my day. I love what I do for a living. I have passion for life. I’m blessed to have found my soul mate that I will soon be marrying! I have an amazing, supportive family, and a few close friends that inspire me.
But… it hasn’t always been that way. I have lived in the shadow of my own dark thoughts. I have battled through depression when I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even in the darkest hours, there must have been a glimmer of hope. Enough to make me hold onto the faith that life is good. Here on the other side of that darkness, a lesson that stands out is “Faith”.
This word I learned in church and Bible study over 30 years ago took a life lesson to transform from an idea to a reality for me.
To me, “faith” means “knowing”, not just believing. It is knowing something wholeheartedly, that it isn’t a question of “if”, only a question of “when”. My faith is getting stronger every day. The more faith I have, the more I see its positive results, which reinforces that faith works. It’s a snowball effect. What does faith mean to you?
How could I not love what I do? look at this beautiful wedding!
My breakfasts lately have been looking a lot like this:
Raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and granola. Unless I work early, then I grab a granola bar and banana and eat it in the car.
Lunches are either salads, or leftovers, or a wrap of some sort:
I have also been trying to put snacks back into habit. my body does best when I eat something every 3-4 hours. A handful of nuts, fruit and cottage cheese, carrots with ranch, 100-200 calories does the trick:
Weekend dinner’s are still mostly eaten out. This past weekend I tried Korean food for my first time. we ordered veggie dumplings to start, and the came out with a variety of sides from kimchi, to pickled veggies and a bunch of other things i didn’t know what they were.
I ordered the bibimbop which was a bowl of rice with veggies, ground beef and an egg on top. Honey got the bbq chicken:
Meh, just okay, wasn’t that impressed.
Exercise has been confined mostly to the gym. I have been lifting,running on the treadmill, and riding the stationary bike. I haven’t been there as much as I would like, but now with about a month before the wedding, I plan to kick it in high gear. I don’t want to lose any weight, just firm up, especially the arms. I know this month is going to fly by! I have a lot of details and appointments to take care of. The good news is that this month, I should start transforming into a bride 🙂 I have been sporting some serious dark roots because I wanted to wait until I got closer to get highlights. I have been growing out the brows to get a nice wax. I have been growing out my nails without polish to get them ready for the big day. In other words, I’m looking a little shabby;) But not for long 🙂