Push Ups with Jada

jada workoutPUSH-UPS are my favorite exercise for my arms. You may need to start on your knees to get in 3 sets of 10. Try to work to getting off of your knees and doing as many push-ups as possible a day until your arms look the way YOU want. Try different arm positions as well, hands in a triangle with nose to the middle of it for triceps, arms wide hands turned out for chest, and then the good ol’ classic push-up. No gym necessary:) A workout can be incorporated into your daily activities which we can discuss later.

Do some kind of physical activity every day or every other day. Do what you love with a lot of determination to reach your personal physical goals.

Remember, beauty is all about how you feel about YOU, no matter color, shape or size.

Here’s to our health and our unique beauty.

Reference: Jada Pickett-Smith

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What a Treat!!!

frozen bananaWho needs ice cream when you can have frozen bananas?

•2 bananas
•Plain or Vanilla Greek yogurt
•crushed almonds
•cinnamon

1.Line a tray with parchment paper.
2.Mix the Greek yogurt and cinnamon together.
3.Peel the bananas.
4.Cut off an end off from each banana, then insert the popsicle sticks.
5.Coat the bananas in Greek yogurt and almonds.
6.Lay the bananas on the parchment paper and freeze for 45-55 minutes. The bananas will be creamy and firm, but not completely frozen

Who are you to Judge???

sisterhood

Morning Inspiration…To Keep P.U.S.H.I.N.G. (Paving the way Until Sistas Have Inspired all Notorious women to Grow)…Let’s grow our Sisterhood!!!

God grant us the humility to not live our lives in judgement of other women….To not be so quick to cut a sister down for being “ratchet”, wearing bad lace fronts, not being a size 4, not having a college degree, not being saved or sanctified, or otherwise representing in the way that we have deemed appropriate. Today we ask God to bless us with a lens of compassion. When we see another women who we think may be struggling, let’s try and lift her up and not tear her down. When we find ourselves being harsh, let us pause and remember – but for the grace of God go I. We know that sisterhood ain’t sainthood…We also know that we can do better. [Quote: Healthy Black Women and Girls]

Colossians 3:12-14

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

An Apple a Day will keep the Dr. Away

Apples
According to Everyday health, an apple a day may keep the fat pants away, too. This portable fruit is the perfect snack, with a high water content and both kinds of weight-busting fiber: soluble, which helps prevent blood sugar spikes that lead to cravings, and insoluble, which helps fill you up. appleA medium apple is about 85 percent water with 5 grams of soluble fiber, making it a snacking powerhouse,” says Elisa Zied, M.S., same calorie level. To sweeten the pot, apples also contain quercetin, a flavonoid shown to help fight certain cancers, reduce cholesterol damage and promote healthy lungs.

TIP: Organic apples are worth the extra cost because commercial apples retain more pesticide residue than fruits you peel, such as oranges or bananas. And with half the fiber and most of the iron, magnesium and vitamin C, you definitely want to eat that peel to get the full slimming benefits.

Tootsie

tootsieLaughter truly is the best medicine, and a hearty chuckle has many proven health benefits — it can lower stress hormones, enhance your mood, and promote relaxation. If you need a giggle, pick up Tootsie, one of the few comedies to have been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, for 1982. No matter how down you’re feeling, it’s nearly impossible not to laugh during this smart comedy as you watch Dustin Hoffman transform from temperamental actor Michael Dorsey into feminist icon Dorothy Michaels — curlers, pantyhose, dresses, and all.

Although today is Monday and for a lot of you its the first day back to work from a fabulous weekend but if your Monday gets kind of funky Tootsie is your movie it will put a smile on your face and a sense of joy and laughter in your heart. Do yourself a favor and watch Tootsie it will definitely give your Monday a boost.

Reference: Everyday Health

 

A Family that Prays together Stays together

Morning Inspiration….To start our mornings off with a prayer

AFamilyThatPraysTogetherToday during church I was left with a lot of spiritual inspiration that will get me through each day. The pastor preached about Proverbs 3:32-35 A family that Prays together Stays together.

32 For the Lord detests the perverse
    but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked,
    but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 He mocks proud mockers
    but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
35 The wise inherit honor,
    but fools get only shame.

 I remember when my husband and I rekindle our relationship every morning before he left to work he would wake me up and say a prayer for me and our children before he left for work and while he was prayer for us I would say a prayer for him to have safe travels. I can honestly say the Lord has blessed my union over and over again. When we didn’t think there was no light in our tunnel the Lord showed us light and showed us the path we should walk. Even though our walk can be a struggle at times we do our best to always remember were  we came from and always be thankful for how far we have come.