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I am changing my attitude about Mondays! I am no longer going to dread them or feel down in the dumps because the weekend is over.

There are a lot of reasons to actually like Mondays:

-For one thing, every day is a gift from God and I am thankful to be alive and healthy!
-Mondays are always workout days, so I get to lift some heavy weights!
-AND because it's a workout day, I get to eat a lot of carbs!! :)
-I have time before work to get a lot of things done around the house--cleaning, etc.
-I get to kick client's butts and help them get closer to their fat loss goals

I'm thankful that I HAVE a job to go to on Mondays, and that's it's a job that I like! I get to help people, I get to be at the gym(one of my fave places to be!), and I don't have to sit at a desk all day!

Psalm 118:24 -This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy …

Krispy Kreme Dinner

I have been craving donuts for a looong time, so yesterday we finally had them for our cheat meal. :) We decided to go to Krispy Kreme before church(we go on Saturday evenings) and have donuts for dinner! I had a blueberry, cinnamon, and a creme filled donut! They were wonderful. I savored every single bite. :)
Friday night Matt and I went to the Gaslight Festival in J-Town and to the balloon glow. Today(Sunday) is just a lazy day...not much to do. We took Asher on a long walk this morning. Even though it's going to the be in the 90s today, this morning was nice and cool, and the sun was shining. I love summer mornings. :) And yes, it is STILL summer!! Everyone acts like fall is already here, but we still have 4 more days of summer! ;)

Don't Worry

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food and the body more than clothes. (Luke 12:22-23)

I don't know what it is, but I have had more anxiety/worries the past few months than I ever have in my life. I have always prided myself on being a stress free, optimistic, non-worrying person!!

Most of the time I can't even pinpoint what it is that I'm worrying about-it's nothing's just almost like a nagging feeling in the back of my head, or sort of like I never feel completely at peace or content or something. It's really hard to explain, but it's very annoying!

And it's not there all the time...just hits me every now and then and I just try to push it away. I don't know, maybe it's just life and a normal feeling that other people have, too. I'm just not used to it!

It's usually the dumbest, smallest things that I have anxiety over. Like first it…

Be Strong!

I loved this quote from Cassandra Forsythe's blog:

"In my world I'd like women to be strong. To be able to open a jar of salsa, pickles or whatever, by theirselves. To be able to lift themselves up if they fall and to be able to move their own furniture if they need to pack up and go. To be able to carry their own body weight and their own children through most years of their lives without injury. And strength requires muscle."

I completely agree.

I think it's awesome being strong and having muscles. That is one of THE main reasons I work out. Being strong is empowering! I don't want to be a weak, fragile woman who needs a man to do everything for her.

I love the fact that when we're moving furniture my husband doesn't have to call one of this buddies to help because he has ME! :) I love going to the pet store to get our huge bag of dog food, and saying, "No thanks, I got it" when the cashier asks if I need help out with it, and then just pic…

It's Your Choice

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."

Should I Stop Eating Grains???

I've been reading more and more lately about grains being bad for us and about the paleo diet, which is a grain and dairy free diet. I'm the type of person that when I hear that something is bad for me, I don't want to keep eating it! I've read some things that say grains are unhealthy, I've read other things that say we need I don't know what to believe!!

I do think that most everyone would benefit from cutting WAY back on the amount of grains they consume and eating more veggies and protein instead. We would all be a lot leaner and healthier.

But eliminating them completely?? That's pretty tough. I just don't know what else I would eat! What would I eat in place of the grains to get the same amount of calories? I don't want to lose weight...and I feel like I'm eating enough meat and fat already. I could increase my veggies... but getting in the 3 servings a day that I'm eati…

Labor Day Weekend

I had such a great weekend-I'm sad that it's over! We had amazing weather- in the 70s and sunny! It was really nice to have some cooler weather. Today it's back in the 90s.

Saturday, Matt and I went to a park and then ate at a restaurant on the Ohio river in Indiana. It was a beautiful day to sit outside and have a meal with a great view of the river, the bridges and the Louisville skyline.
It was my cheat day, so I had this AWESOME dessert called Pike's Peak-it was a chocolate graham cracker crust with peanut butter and chocolate icecream on the inside, Reese chunks in the ice cream, then peanut butter and chocolate syrup on top! It was unbelievable!! I will definitely be having that again.
Sunday we had a cookout with some of the family. It wasn't supposed to be a cheat meal day, but I just couldn't pass up the potato salad...and a brownie! Where's my self control??? Lol.

Then Monday I had a few clients to train, but we spent most of the day moving more stuf…