If We Were Having Coffee: April 3, 2016

if we were having coffee

Greetings! I recently stumbled upon some interesting blogs all beginning with the statement, If we were having coffee. I found the posts to be quite interesting and decided I would give it a try. It was originally started by Part-Time Monster.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that today is the last day of my Spring Break and tomorrow it’s back to reality.

I’d tell you that I’ve enjoyed my time off. I didn’t get as much accomplished as I would have liked, but I did manage to get a few things done during my time off. There never seems to be enough hours in the day, even when you don’t have to work.

I’d tell you that I have NOT worked out my entire vacation 😮

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my daughter has enjoyed her time away from school and dance. She does however miss all of her dance friends. I took her and one of her friends to Sky Zone, a local trampoline park. They had a blast!

I’d tell you about First Friday. It’s a local event held on the First Friday of the month at the local Children’s/Art museum. My daughter enjoyed all of the hands on children’s exhibits and I have to admit, I did as well :-). There was a live band and an open mic contest. Also, friday was the reveal of the new MLK exhibit! What many don’t know is that Martin Luther King, Jr gave his I Have a Dream speech in the small city of Rocky Mount back in 1962 prior to giving the speech during the march in Washington, DC in 1963. What rich history to learn about the small city of Rocky Mount!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the professor from NC State who was able to locate the speech that was given in Rocky Mount and have it restored. I’d tell you about the book that he has published that describes the correlation between King’s speeches and Langston Hughes’ poetry.

I’d probably go on and on about the subject of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all of the history that I’ve learned, but you’d probably get bored and start rolling your eyes at me.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve decided to move to a self-hosted site! For my non-blogging friends, that means I’ll be able to monetize my site without all of the red tape. It’s all mine! I’d ask for your blessings and support.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve been having allergic reactions all week! My face has swelled, my eye has swelled, my hand and my wrist. Benadryl has been my best friend this week. You’d probably ask me if I’ve been to the doctor. Thousands of dollars later and an Epi-pen prescription, I have no answers as to why I experience swelling.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that dating in your 30s is way different than it was in your teens and early 20s.

If we were having coffee, you’d probably ask if I’ve found “the one.” I’d sip my coffee, smile and tell you to stick around for a while and maybe you’ll find 😉

If we were having coffee, what would you share?

Til next time…

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Have you tried these donuts??? OMG! They are the most amazing donuts I’ve ever tried in my life! If you know of a place that has donuts that are better, please let me know. I’d love to try them! 

  
You may be asking yourself, “Why is she posting about donuts on her fitness blog?” I’m glad you asked! The truth of the matter is, food is not going away. You can’t place yourself in a bubble where junk food doesn’t exist. Everyday you’ll be faced with different food temptations. They usually come when when you’ve been doing your hardest work or when you’ve made up in your mind that you’re going to swear off of certain foods.

  
Is it ok to indulge? For some the answer is “yes” and for some the answer may be “no”. I totally believe in a cheat every so often, but if you’ve not reached a point where you can have your cheat and then return to eating clean, you probably shouldn’t indulge in tasty treats until you’ve developed the willpower and mindset to not overindulge. 

PS: I had to stop myself after eating two 😉

Me, A Trainer???

Yesterday I was told that I was a trainer.  I quickly turned and told the person, “I’m not a trainer.  I’m not certified.  I haven’t been to school.”  The person told me that others were inspired by my workouts, level of fitness, and desired to workout with me.  In his eyes, that made me a trainer…

I’m flattered that I inspire and motivate others.  That’s always been my ultimate goal.  It makes me feel that I’m doing something right.  I’m no trainer.  I’m just a girl passionate about fitness and the desire to help others.

Grateful

This morning I woke up filled with a spirit joy and gratefulness.  The feelings are almost indescribable!  Yesterday, I was told by an individual that I inspire them.  Me, inspiring them!  How could that be?  The comment had me beside myself!  The person who inspires me to be the best person that I can be is actually inspired by me!

Don’t underestimate yourself and the affect that your words, actions, or presence has on others.  I’ve asked God to let me be an inspiration to others.  Over the past couple of days, he has shown me that I am an inspiration to others.  I pray to continue to be an inspiration in people’s eyes.

Psalm 16:7  You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (ESV)

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