JOY in Trials 🎶

“In Moments Like These.” 🎶

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ~ James 1:2-4 (NIV)

We all experience trials and every trial can be redeemed by God for good. We may not be able to control our circumstances, but we can control how we think about our circumstances. When bad things happen, we can say, “This is terrible. This is a bad day. My life is going wrong. Why is this happening to me?” OR we can say to ourselves, “This is a bad thing, but I will get through it. I will learn and be stronger. I will grow and rejoice, even while it hurts.”
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Gosh, this command is hard. Why does it have to be this way? Well, sister…because trials produce endurance. They’re like exercises for developing muscles and strength in personal spiritual growth. Trials: test and confirm our faith. They grow our trust in God and create endurance. Trials make us bitter OR better. They reveal what we truly value.
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To joyfully let God shape our mind, feelings, habits, desires, and body while in trial is how we allow endurance to complete a work in us.
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The way we mature spiritually is by knowing there is a purpose in the trial, enduring it with joy, and preparing for the next trial to come with more joy & clearer perspective.
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In the midst of pain, trial, grief, and discomfort, Lord – help me to remember to sing! “Blessed be Your Name.” 🎶D95523D6-1531-48B8-996C-ACE5F3C5C73E

DRINK UP, FOR YOUR BODY + MIND

Water helps to improve digestion and contribute to proper metabolization of food. Our organs need water to metabolize fat, so being properly hydrated is an essential part of weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight! Do you want BETTER Performance? Dehydration can impact your performance, strength, and endurance when playing sports or exercising. If you want to train harder and smarter, hydrate – hydrate – hydrate!

Stay hydrated and stay SHARP. Even a 2% drop in hydration can affect your cognitive performance!  Being adequately hydrated is proven to reduce feelings of fatigue. If you have a job that involves a lot of brain power and concentration, being properly hydrated can make your life so much easier! Hydration levels even affect mental health too; being dehydrated can increase feelings of panic which adversely affects these conditions.

Bones are 22% water ● Blood is made up of 83% water ● Brain & Muscles are both 75% water

Water is NEEDED to… aid in cushioning joints, moisten oxygen for breathing, help the body absorb nutrients, protect and cushion vital organs, help regulate body temperature, help to convert food into energy, remove waste through the kidneys, and help carry nutrients and oxygen to cells.

Tips to Stay Hydrated

• Flavor it! You’re more likely to drink MORE water if you like it! Cucumber, mint, lemon- the options are endless!

• Shake up some KETO//OS®!! Preliminary data shows no changes in sodium or fluid balance after consuming KETO//OS® twice daily for 6 weeks.

• Set a reminder in your phone to go off every few hours to drink 8oz of water!

• Make a personal goal to drink YOUR required amount of water every day, for the next 21 days. Work towards a reward if that will keep you motivated until drinking this much water is habit!

Figure out your ideal amount of water now!

Body weight (in lbs) 2 = # ounces of water you should drink, daily

Chin up buttercup, RISE!

It’s never over…(sigh)

Just when I think I’ve got this, something unplanned comes along.

I don’t work out for 2 days which then turns into 2 more days.

I have one Parmesan bread bite, then I go back for just one more bite.

I might as well have one piece of pizza….and just one more.

Before I know it, I’ve had 2 pieces of pizza.🍕

It’s a vicious cycle & it can be so discouraging.

Those relentless voices start whispering and then screaming…’might as well give up,’ ‘it’s the weekend.’ ‘Might as well just start Monday.’ ‘It’s ok, just accept it.’ Blah, blah, blah!!! They’re LIES. I can’t buy into them.

I can’t keep beating myself up. I can’t change what I did yesterday, it’s gone. That fall can remind me, but I can’t allow it to define me.

We all have moments of weakness.

Sometimes our moments of weakness turn into days, weeks, and years of weakness.

It’s not the end of the world, y’all.

We all make mistakes and get off track. It’s inevitable. It’s life.

The mistake does not determine the type of person that I am or the quality of my character. What defines us is how well we RISE after we fall.

Chin up buttercup, turn that frown upside down & move forward. Today is a new day, make good use of it. #RISE

Day 2/21 Days of #movement and #ketones

It’s not getting easier, I’m getting #BETTER 💪🏻 Day 2/21 days of #movement and #ketones Mission: strength and confidence.

https://youtu.be/e_eEyqNgl4sClick HERE

My plan to Optimize my Metabolism 💥

I ran ‘naked’ this morning…I mean, UNPLUGGED📱and I got to thinking. 🤔 So, I came up with a plan. I’m getting ready to report to my ‘Metabolic Boss!’ 🔥I’m doing a 5-Day Modified Supported Fast ✨ this month in conjunction with my #131method to improve my gut health, regulate my hormones, and optimize my metabolic performance. Check out my latest post up & my pink camouflage on my You Tube! 👍🏻

Click HERE 👇🏻

https://youtu.be/aVmXlvOlrYw

Smile! 😁

Wearing my best smile today in honor of ‘NATIONAL SMILE DAY!’ 😁 What make you smile?

I smile when something is funny or if something that I’m doing brings me joy. I smile at puppies and babies. I smile when my children laugh. I rock a mighty grin when I think of those that I love and beam the light of joy ✨ when spending time in the company of delightful people.

Smiles are powerful! They not only create engagement between two people but the more a person smiles, the healthier their brain can be. It is a direct link to our brain and can help to reduce stress.

Just one smile can brighten someone’s day and improve yours. Smiles are infectious. A smile can develop confidence and generate a new outlook on the world. A smile is the universal language of kindness.

Smile because life really isn’t that serious. You’re beautiful and amazing. Smile because you’re unique and you can. Smile because tomorrow is a new day and someone loves you. Because you deserve to…SMILE.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ MOTHER TERESA

Give it a try, share a smile – today. 😃 ~ Monette

Let’s make a healthy green ‘Keto Envy’ shake for lunch. 🌱

Let’s make a healthy green ‘Keto Envy’ shake for lunch. 🌱 The link for the recipe and the how to is posted below 👇🏻 from my You Tube channel. Check it out and show me some love ❤️ while you’re there.👍🏻

Enjoy 😊

~ xoxo

Monette

https://youtu.be/NJFr0NoXLYU