Carbs are not the enemy!

Love this series with Nicole Wilkins on Fitness RX for Women!

Nicole talks about the best sources of carbohydrates so you can stay fit and fuel your workouts!

See the link below for the video! This is one of my favorites series so far with great, sound advice from one of the fittest in the industry.

Carbs are not the Enemy!

A Blogging Haitus

Dear Readers,

I’ve taken a hiatus from blogging but feel free to look around the site and read some articles that will hopefully motivate and inspire you!

Until my next post,

fitness princess

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Crafty Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

The holiday season is just beginning and with that can come only one thing- copious amounts of crafting! Okay, well, eating too. But let’s just focus on the craftiness for now shall we?

Mother and I took two seemingly boring, average, standard pumpkins…
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And transformed them into this. Voila! Our masterpieces!

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Before crafting our halloween decor we went to Michael’s and literally went up and down every aisle trying to find what we thought we needed to make cute little pumpkins. We had a general idea of what we wanted to do but nothing concrete, we just knew we wanted gold and of course, glitter. Lots and lots of glitter. So here were some of the essentials we picked up- spray adhesive, rhinestones and glitter (because what is crafting without sparkle?!) and some cute burlap flowers.

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We then took to the outdoors and sprayed our pumpkins in metallic gold. Then, after that dried, we sprayed the spray adhesive and covered in glitter. We also took the liberty of spray painting the stem on one of the pumpkins black. A perfect way to do this without getting the black paint on the rest of the pumpkin is to use a coffee filter.

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Then we after that paint dried we added a few spooky touches and we were done!
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It was a perfect sunday! Crafting and watching the Vikings game with mama! And definitely not as messy as carving pumpkins!

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Being Bold in Prayer

As I was reading my favorite morning devotional, The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer I came across a prayer that really hit home for me.

“Lord, I am challenged to rise up and be more daring in prayer. I truly believe that You are able to do abundantly more than I have ever dared to ask or think. Amen.”

How many times have you felt like your dreams weren’t possible? How often do you think, “I’m just not good enough”? Do you dare to believe that God has a plan for you and He wants you to live an abundant and fruitful life?

He wants us to live BOLDLY, not cower in self-doubt, self-pity, or self-loathing. He knows who we are without us even having to tell Him. He knows our mistakes, and imperfections and loves us anyway. For He made us with a specific purpose in mind and that is to live life with courage and confidence.

It is difficult when we are down to not beat ourselves up, but we must see ourselves as God sees us. By turning to Him and praying boldly and expectantly that He can change, give or make the impossible possible, we are showing our true faith in his Word.

Live daringly, pray boldly, expectantly, and fearlessly for you must have confidence before God.

Scripture referenced: 

1 John 3:21

Ephesians 3:20

Ephesians 3:12

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Remembering the younger YOU

What would your younger self think of you? That’s the question that started rolling around in my mind after reading a similar article this morning.

I tried to put myself in my shoes as a 6 year-old and try to imagine what I thought life would be like as a 24 year old college graduate. What were my expectations of life and the accomplishments I was sure to have. I was pretty sure that at nearly a quarter century of a year old I would have more shit figured out than I really do.

I would feel more adult than I do.

I would know exactly what I wanted to do with my career and be well on my way to starting. The real truth is I have no freaking clue what it is I want to spend the next 30 years pursuing.

What I do know for sure is that a younger version of myself wouldn’t be giving up on myself so easily. I would have faith that with hard-work and believing in myself would lead to greatness. I can’t let that little girl down. The one who fought and tried so hard to fit in and do well so that her future would be bright. So, I cam to the conclusion that I can’t give up on my dreams or myself because that’s letting her down. When it comes to getting the job of my dreams and starting the career and future I envision for my  life I think of that little girl who fought through so much to get to where she is today.

When you’re trying to figure out a career path as an early graduate (or maybe you’re making a career change at an older age) always try to think back to your younger self. Children have confidence and remember all the great things about themselves, so do that! Don’t let your younger self, or you future self down by selling yourself short in the present. Make a change, maintain your confidence, and good things will come!

fitness princess