January re-cap

A lot happened last month and even though I didn’t commit to blogging on a regular basis like I wanted to, I knocked out most of the goals I set out with the exception of one and a half. I didn’t go to church like I wanted to – I am between decisions of finding a new church or just staying with the one we have gone to – and I didn’t finish reading the book I set out to finish. It is a work as you go kind of book, so I didn’t want to rush through it and not get everything that I need from it. I have actually been reading that one on and off for a while, but this past month I really jumped in with it. Only a little bit left.

But here is a recap in images from the month – workouts, life, and everything in between.

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Bringing me back from captivity

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There is so much at my fingertips to write today, but I am going to take some time to soak in God’s goodness. I am going to choose to go out in the rain today with no umbrella and dance in the rain because as tears have rolled down my face numerous times today, Lord I am listening.
I have been in some conversations with so many people the past week that have been confirmation to “this is the way, walk in it” its not even funny. What I thought as a year I wasted last year a bit, it was needed to get me through to what this year will hold. Mom, I hold your story in my heart. This heart has become an open book and I guard it with passion. These stories will reach others, lives will be changed, and a year that seemed like I floated through, no more floating. No one can tell you how long it will take to grieve, but do it when you need to. Heck, I am still grieving, but God is saying, “I need you to move”. I am stretching out my hand and allowing God to lead the way. I am going to do in scared, afraid, uncertain, knowing that He has a plan.
When he said in Jeremiah 29:11-14
“For I know the plans I have for you….Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me and when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you”, Declares the Lord, “and bring you back from captivity”
THAT IS TRUTH!!!!! It has come full circle and coming to pass in my life right now because I believed it. Right now he is bringing me back from captivity – an area where I struggled like crazy, said numerous times, “I am just not the same”, ‘I am not ‘here'” but I kept fighting and never gave up knowing that God had a plan for my life. In the midst of the struggle, I did loose focus on Him. It felt like I couldn’t find that inspiration that I used to be able to just spit out at people from the tip of my tongue. It felt like I wasn’t reaching out to others and encouraging them – Something that was my passion and something that I LOVED to do, was a struggle!!!!
But here I am. He took me as I was and I started to seek him. He gave me the desire to seek his face and to surrender. And I found Him.
Much Love,
~Krissy

Its a new year!

It is most definitely a new year and boy did 2015 fly by! With a fresh new year, so many of us jump at the sound of a fresh start. It sounds awesome, we get 365 new days to do something great, but so many times, after the first few weeks, we lose interest and things start to blend in again. I pretty much let that happen last year! Sure, things get crazy sometimes and life happens. I made my goals last year and tucked them away! I wasn’t seeing them everyday and they weren’t in my face.

As a result, not much on my goal list was accomplished. I wasn’t truly setting out with a plan each month and I wasn’t breaking those goals that happen over time with work down into smaller goals.

I heard something really interesting this morning as I was watching T.D. Jakes, A new life comes from a new mind. We can get a new year, but if we go into that new year as the same person we were last year, then nothing will change. You can buy a new car, but if you get in the car as the same old person, you will have the same experience.

Wow that speaks volumes and so much truth. I am grateful for that reminder to renew our mind. I actually got down with a plan, a friend and I actually. We were talking one night through facebook messenger and thought “what if we did monthly meet ups to plan our goals with other women”. We wanted something to change. We did not want to face another year as the same old person. We wanted to grab this life by the horns and become the women that we were created to be!

We had such a great time and many new friendships formed. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to waste any time on something that will hold me down. Its time to throw out the crap and go for what God has for us!
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Here are a few images from our day and a peek into some of my changes with the way I am doing things. When you find a journal or a planner choose what speaks to you or you prob won’t use it.
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Much Love,
~Krissy~

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that your thanksgiving is full of love and happiness! I am so grateful for the family that I have and even though my mom isnt here with us anymore, we know that she would want us to enjoy our time together!

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My husband had to work today so we celebrated yesterday with a few friends and today I am going to my sisters house and celebrate with them. I know I posted yesterday about great healthy foods, but I totally knocked that out today. I am going to need to run a marathon if I eat like a buffalo today!!! Hoping I can keep it under control!!

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Homemade Macaroni and cheese

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Homemade Stuffing like my mom used to make

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My sister isnt big on turkey, but she used to love the fried turkey my mom used to make so I opted for this version this year. I cut my turkey up into sections and fried – not the healthiest option at all!!

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Homemade apple pie

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Homemade banana pudding for my dad

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Cornbread for the stuffing.

What are you eating today?!

Opening eyes to food.

This was so true! I saw an opportunity to jump in and let them know what I knew so they could make informed decisions. No one is going around and making it known, the truth behind many foods that are sold in our grocery stores. No one is stepping out and educating on a large platform. In other countries this stuff isn’t allowed at all. Organic foods and non GMO (genetically modified) are not tampered with and are truly safe to eat. Yes many years people have been eating these food and some don’t become sick. But so many do. We see an increase in cancer, obesity, and so much more.
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Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Earth Fare, and Publix are great places to shop for great foods. Read labels, become educated on what is good and what is bad. I am not an expert, but I do know something. Here was a part of my convo when her mom joined in the conversation after I stated that we should eat real meats and fruits and veggies: