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Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Today is a great day because it is the first day of the rest of my life. On this day I have the opportunity to choose to make choices that express my joy in being alive. Today is an opportunity to love more, do more and dream more. Today is another opportunity for me to demonstrate that I have learned from my mistakes and I am pressing forward with a new approach to life. Today is another day to get closer to fulfilling my life's purpose and mission. Today is another opportunity to increase my faith by believing bigger, working harder, and trying new opportunities in my life! Today is another beautiful moment in time to share the good news that God is absolutely accessible and available to all!

Today is the day that the Lord has made.

  
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MEAG9686 5/14/2012 8:28AM

    Thanks for sharing. Keep up the positive talk! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 5/1/2012 4:27PM

    I WILL REJOICE & BE GLAD IN IT!!!

God bless & thanks for sharing with us today!

Dee

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MRSJERRYBUSH 5/1/2012 11:18AM

    Love your blog! Indeed, this is the day the Lord has made! Praise God!

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Spring Is Here

Sunday, April 01, 2012

It's the first day of April and it's time to spring into action. I have been on a two year hiatus from Spark People and it shows. Since my last entry I have gained around 15 additional pounds and much has happened in my life. Well, today is the first day of the rest of my life, therefore I am kicking off my spring season and Palm Sunday with a new attitude and commitment to health and wellness.

My first Steps are:

1. Eliminate white products from my diet (sugar, flour, rice, and bread)
2. Start a daily health journal
3. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day (inside or outside)
4. Increase my water intake to 64 ozs. min.
5. Nurture my skin through daily facials and hydration
6. Take vitamins.
7. Pray and meditate on God's word.

Well that's it for now.

  


There is a Season for All Things

Monday, June 21, 2010



There is a season for all things. For some reason this has been a challenging lesson for me to accept. I sometimes hold on too long, ignore things too long, and procrastinate with getting things started. But I am learning how important it is to start a new season with a new frame of mind.

I use to be self-critical about not maximizing a season but now I am realizing that there I NOTHING that I can do with the past. However, I can pick up a new season and shape my goals to fit THAT season.

Well SparkPeople it's a new season and new opportunity for me to set some new goals. As King Solomon says, "There is a time and season for ALL things."

  
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TAYLORLIV31 6/22/2010 10:56AM

    You are so right on this. Thanks for putting something so profound in black and white and verbalizing an important fact. You stay encouraged and keep fighting the good fight. emoticon

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Tame Your Ego

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last night I stayed up all night crying about a picture that I didn't see myself in with my partner. I realized that it would have been totally inappropriate for me to be in the picture in the first place. However, I still was very upset and felt a sense of rejection and a tinge of jealousy. During my period of turmoil I could still hear an inner voice telling me to wait and not make it an issue. Well, after about 10 hours of crying and not getting any sleep the morning came. My inner spirit told me to look at the photo again and maybe there would be new information I would recognize. I looked at the picture again and sure enough I realized that the source if my insecurity wasn't even true.

I share this story as a testimony of how much damage an untamed ego can cause if you allow it to control your thinking. Had I acted out of impulse ( as I often do) I would have created more unnecessary tension and strife to my partner. Instead I toned down a little a caused myself 10( long hours) of unnecessary strife and pain. Why? Because I allowed my ego to run the show. But soon as I listened to my inner spirit I not only discovered the truth but I found peace.

Today's prayer is Lord please deliver me from wrong thinking and actions. Regulate my mind and spirit. Allow me to control my ego and not vice versa. As I walk on this journey of total love and self- acceptance teach me the way of healing and forgiveness. I pray for myself as well as others that are experiencing
similar circumstances. May your light continue to guide me on the path towards wholeness. In Jesus' name, amen.

  


Rest Does the Body Good

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Today after about four hours of work I became overwhelmed with exhaustion. I tried to keep working but I could not focus or get myself together. I finally realized that I was tired and took a nap. There is no question that rest truly does the body good.

For the past three weeks I have been running around like crazy for work and as part of my health journey. As much as I love to work and move around I also recognize the benefit of rest.

Today after taking my nap I felt like a new person. I was energized and rejuvenated. So as we continue to push our bodies to the physical limits we must take the time to REST.

Lesson for today: Rest Does the Body GOOD!

  
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OZARKMEL 4/13/2010 11:56PM

  Yes it does...our bodies need that "down time" to recharge, repair and replenish! I was crazy exercising every single day and then just started taking 1 day off a week, it made a huge difference in the way I exercised (meaning I had more to put into it). Rest does indeed "do a body good"!!

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