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You know how there are before and after weight loss photos or before and after car restorations?

Well here is a before and after of a necklace full of sweet treats!

Before

After

I can clearly remember enjoying a candy necklace more than once throughout my childhood! And I for one want to be a parent who will share all things that made me smile as a child – but – a candy necklace will not be one of them.

As an aspired fitness advocate, candy necklaces will continue to stay a part of my past and fruit necklaces will be a part of my child(ren)s future.

I am inspired to show them a candy necklace one day to teach a healthy lesson of choice. That is after he/she or they are very comfortable with the habit of making and enjoying fruit necklaces and old enough to pay attention to quality ingredients.

I can’t wait to make this with my child(ren) one day! #GodWilling ❤ ❤ ❤

I am even more excited to make this healthier alternative to popsicles!!

Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit – peeled and cut in 1 inch thick rounds, with a popsicle stick in each round. Freeze on a tray in the freezer.

1 cup Chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup Coconut oil – melted over a double boiler, then cooled to room temp.

Dip each Kiwi-pop into the chocolate mixture (it will immediately turn crispy) and place on a tray to refreeze or pass around right now.”
Inspired Thought and recipe Thanks to Great Minds Discuss Ideas and  Homesteading/Survialism on facebook ❤ ❤ ❤

~ I wish the best of health and enjoyment to you! ~

~ Inspired Thought of the Day ~

~ Inspired Action ~

I am so amazed by these words. These words of inspiration are what I live for! I am so so grateful!

The old me used to believe you either have courage or you don’t! Now my eyes are wide open and inspired by the thought that courage is just like a muscle! Your courage/muscle may be weak now but with consistent practice and use it can be strengthened! And so I shall!

 Amazing perspective especially now that I am studying health and fitness. This message has clicked into place deep down inside of me and I am so happy and empowered to strengthened the little courage I have bit by bit!

And I am even more in a state of appreciation and empowerment by Oprah’s words below.

I have always been so quick to give up. Fear has always overpowered me when I was younger and I did not understand that there was a way to build it little by little. How I wish I had someone to say to me that Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. How I wish to believe I would of taken action more because of these wise words. I am grateful to have read these words now and understand them. I am grateful to feel more prepared to act even with fear knowing that doing it anyway is an act of courage.

Now I will push forward understanding that my life will expand in proportion to my courage. Because indeed my life is in a place where I believe it has shrunk and it is limited because of the fear that I’ve allowed to take over me. So much of what I envision is only possible when I act with courage! And so I will nurture this muscle of courage use by use so that it is strengthened.

~I pray you are empowered as well~

~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

 

I am so so afraid of standing still. I am so afraid of finding myself in the same unsatisfied and unaccomplished place that I feel I am in right now. I don’t want to be in this place next year!

 

“Be not afraid of moving slowly; be afraid of standing still.” is a lifesaver. There are days where I would lose motivation and find myself at a “plateau”. These words have helped empower me to continue moving forward at my own pace. Although my pace is slow due to inconvenient circumstances; each day that I push forward only pushes me one day closer to my goal and so I refuse to stand still.

 

When you don’t hear those words above enough one tends to forget such common sense. The more I see those words, the more the meaning starts to sink in and turns from inspired thought to inspired action.

Reading that success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out has given me so much RELIEF! I feel better to think that I am on the right track moving at the pace that I am in. I do feel that I need to pick up the pace though because my level of urgency has diminished a bit due to emotional adversity. Coming to better understand that the small steps that I am taking will sum up to the success I wish to reach has fueled my passion to achieve!

 

I’ve come to realize with such clearer understanding that mistakes are not meant to make you feel inadequate and unworthy of success.

Mistakes are not opportunities for you to quit.

Mistakes are opportunities for growth and improvement.

In the past, when I made a mistake I would be so quick to respond with harsh words to myself. I didn’t need anyone to discourage me because I was my own worst critic! I got in the way of my own success with such a negative and uninspiring attitude.

It’s time to let go of the thoughts that do not make me strong.

With practice all of these inspiring words will become normal thoughts and normal actions. This is what I aspire to achieve.

~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

With one life to live and that one life to enjoy, can you truly afford to fulfill another person’s dream instead of your own?

Especially if that profession is not part of your passion?

If the profession you have been hired into is not part of your passion, you cannot afford to sacrifice your dream for another’s.

When I speak of affordability, I don’t speak of it financially. I speak of it mentally and spiritually.

We cannot mentally and spiritually afford the growth of regret and the feeling of failure that most likely will hit us when we grow old enough to start looking back and wishing that we could of lived our life a whole lot differently.

Think of all the time and energy you have invested in your job so far that has yet to fulfill what you truly desire but it has helped fulfill the desires of your boss or CEO. (More than one vacation, personal luxuries and financial freedom.)

If you desire the reward of more than one well deserved vacation, unlimited personal luxuries and financial freedom do all you can to start off slowly and work your way up to momentum.

I am so grateful for these motivational words:

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”

If you can’t fulfill your dream Full time, do all you can to at least start fulfilling it part time.

1 hour a day, 3 hours a day or 5 hours a day. At the end of your days you will smile knowing that you did not give in and throughout your lifetime you have fulfilled most if not all that you have set your mind to.

With one life to live, I sincerely hope you achieve All.

~ Here is my sincerest wish for you: ~

~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

If you think you are WORTHY to achieve, you are RIGHT.

If you think you lack and are NOT WORTHY to achieve, you are RIGHT.

Your success is determined by how you think. Your thoughts determine your actions. Your actions will always be fueled by what you believe. If you think you CAN, you will seek and act with all possibilities. If you think you CAN’T you will do little to nothing.

What are your thoughts on what you wish to achieve right now? Do you THINK you CAN or do you THINK you CAN’T?

~ Inspired Action ~

Each day that I struggle toward the life that I want to live, the more I come to realize that I can’t afford to think “I can’t” anymore.

I have come to think “I MUST”, “I HAVE TO”, “THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION”

I only have one life to achieve all that I desire.

So I MUST practice the wise words to ~ Erase my mind of Can’t. ~

I have indeed found this to be a challenge. Because within the past 20 year of my life, I have repetitively gave up on myself  and my abilities to  achieve small and great tasks that I truly had the potential to achieve. But that was the past, I no longer live there anymore.

I am of a new age and I live in a new day. My tomorrows are a clean slate and so the next 20 years of my life I wish to repetitively achieve all small and great tasks that I have in mind.

~I wish that you encounter all the strength and wisdom necessary to give you the power to Erase Your Mind Of Can’t and ACHIEVE all that you desire. ~

Ladies: When it comes to working out, every single one of us (no matter what age or nationality) share the same goal.

That goal is: To Look GOOD: anytime, any place, every day!

We all share the same goal above but many of us do not share the same perspective on how to get there.

While we share the same goal we all need to share the same understanding that in order to look good and keep on looking good well into our 30s, 40s, and 50s!….. “GOOD HEALTH is the key ingredient to true beauty.”

No fad diet or quick fix will ever come close to what you will get with GOOD HEALTH!

So keep your plates CLEAN, your workouts CONSISTENT, your patience and motivation FIRM and PERMANENT results will come your way!

~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

~Inspired Action ~

How I appreciate such wise words. My mind is awake to the thoughts of how I have allowed myself to become my own obstacle in so many ways than one. I can’t control a flat tire. I can’t control the job market. I can’t control the rain. I can’t control who lies to me. But there have been plenty of obstacles that I could of prevented from coming my way.

Now I ask myself “How am you getting in my own way right now?”

I am now fully aware that there are a limitless supply of life obstacles that will come our way, obstacles that we just can’t see coming. So I should not make room for obstacles that I can prevent and control. Obstacles that come from me procrastinating. Obstacles that come from me miscommunicating. Obstacles that come from me being stubborn or careless.

I need to save myself the time and trouble and just stay ready for the ones that are least expected.

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~ I hope this message enlightens you as well ~

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What great visual perspectives! I am so happy and relieved to say that I am not the same person I was years ago where I would rather turn to a can or bottle of soda wherever I could purchase it or request it rather than a bottle of water. The old me adored Orange Soda, Grape soda, Lemon Lime Soda at any time and at any day but the older I got, the more aware I have become that indeed we ARE what we EAT and DRINK!

Seeing these photos reinforces and validates my reasons to avoid drinking Soda 7 days a week! Now I am done to once a month or none at all until the next family occasion. And I am even smacking my head saying DOH! (like Homer Simpson!) for slipping on two occasions; giving in to the option of soda pop at a barbeque and children’s party. But I am proud to say that Soda is no longer a natural option for me at home or when I am out and about on my own; and these photos above only help seal my reasons why. And that is to avoid living a Diabetic Lifestyle because my grandmother suffered from the complications of it and my mother is working on controlling it and I am not interested in following suit.

~~~ I wish you and your loved ones the best of Health! ~~~

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One Sweet Day <3


~ One Sweet Day I will have these on display in anticipation of my first borns’ arrival. ~

Big “I can’t wait”  Happy Dreamy Sigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

They are simply Adorable! ❤ ❤ ❤

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~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

~ Inspired Action ~

It has become OH SO CLEAR that I have ONE LIFE to live and this clear awareness makes this message connect with me SO WELL!

REALLY!!…..What is the point?! 

What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something ~~Remarkable!~~

I want to live a remarkable life! I want to die with no regrets! I want to die exhausting all the gifts that God has blessed me with.

I want to achieve financial freedom remarkably. I want to achieve physical fitness remarkably. I want to achieve a successfully loving marriage remarkably. I want to achieve my purpose remarkably. I want to serve others remarkably. I want to live my life remarkably!

What’s the point of living if I do the opposite?!

We only have one chance to enjoy the life that was given to us and I would love for someone to read my life story and say “Simply Remarkably!”

And I’d like to do the same with yours!

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~ At least try to do something remarkable! ~

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