My resistance is my power! 🏹 Go, go, go! 🦏

My resistance is my power…& in this case it was the buttons (words) – triggers that came from the hubs that raised some crappy emotions. He would say that it doesn’t take much to set me off. True dat! Uggg

In any human change, awareness is the first step to overcoming any challenge. Sometimes we don’t realize that what we’re doing doesn’t serve us until it’s too late. It’s important to catch ourselves doing the negative pattern and then interrupt it while we are doing the behavior. 

So, when I was excusing myself from my morning run because of a lil drizzle and Jaye called me out like a drill sergeant (the Army did dat) my initial reaction was to do what I’ve always done – fight back, make excuses, & quit. I did that in fact do that…BUT, this morning I was different. I was aware of how crappy 💩 I felt and what I had done. I knew that I had a choice to be angry 😤 , sulk & stew in the my own madness OR kill 🗡 the monster while it was lil! I did something different. I made a choice to clean up those negative emotions as they were happening.  

I turned that resistance into my POWER!  🏹  I interrupted that crap 💩 with a bad ass RUN 🏃🏻‍♀️and focused on the outcome – the mile 3 marker!  I took responsibility for my reactions, I pushed forward and then I shuck my ass-essory 🍑 and patted myself on da back (atta-girl)…I remembered that any pain is an action signal to STOP! 🛑 

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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

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.

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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! 👍🏻

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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

BETTER with Water 💦

Are you drinking enough water? Why are you drinking anything other than water? What excuses, what bad habits are you allowing to stand between you and BETTER health?

WATER 💦 – it’s a powerful tool in breaking weight loss resistance.

75% of us are chronically dehydrated. No wonder we don’t feel good. Some symptoms of chronic dehydration include:

1. fat and weight loss resistance – when your body doesn’t have enough water, your metabolism slows down. Your body needs a certain amount of water for metabolic processing. Dehydration makes it hard for our bodies to utilize fat as fuel when we’re dehydrated; we’re storing more fat and packing on pounds.

2. constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, or any type of dysbiosis – hydration is essential for all bodily function, especially digestive processes.

3. bloating and water retention – when your body doesn’t have enough water, it holds on to what it has because it’s not getting enough.

4. brain fog, headaches, depression, inability to focus & concentrate – dehydration restricts the blood supply to our brain which doesn’t allow it 🧠 to function properly.

5. low blood pressure, hypertension, and/or a sudden drop in blood pressure; muscle weakness – dehydration creates an imbalance in our salts and electrolytes in our body.

6. dry skin, urinary tract infections, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature aging (wrinkles), and high cholesterol.

When I don’t get enough water, I feel it in my joints. That’s because water is a lubricant and keeps the cartilage around our joints hydrated and supple. It’s also what protects our spinal chord and tissues. You can survive without food, but you cannot survive without water.

How much water do we need? Experts say six to eight cups per day. Others say, 50% of your body weight in ounces. The truth is that it depends and everyone is different. Guidelines don’t take into account height, how much sodium is in our diet, activity level, age, hormones, and weather conditions. Here’s a tip for ya…use the color of your urine as a guide. We’re drinking enough water when our urine is almost clear. Can we drink too much? that would be tough. We’d know because we would constantly be going to the bathroom and we’d feel it.

I personally try to drink 75 to 100 ounces per day. I start my mornings (even before coffee) with 16 oz of water. I don’t feel over-hydrated or dehydrated. It’s a good amount for me.

If you make one healthy choice for BETTER today, I hope that this inspires you to drink more water because of the profound effect that it has on our cellular function, hormone regulation, digestion, and gut health – to become healthy from the inside out.