I am probably the most positive person I know. I despise negativity but today I am drowning in it. I let someone that I care about get the best of me. Let me give you some insight about me. I have been independent since the age of 18. Most of my independence came from me having trust issues. I felt like I couldn't trust anyone at a young age because I was always being let down or disappointed by my family or a boyfriend or a friend. So I promised myself a long time ago that I Could only count on myself and that's what I've been doing for a long time now up until just recently. The truth is that everyone needs someone at some point in their life. It could be professionally, personally, sexually, financially and even emotionally and when those needs aren't met sometimes we get angry depending on the circumstance. A lot of people count on me and if I can help it, I try not to let anyone down. I am there for so many people and that's fine because I know that that is my calling. I have excepted my role as a leader. I am born to lead. Someone once said, "With great power, comes great responsibility." As a woman that has learned to be responsible it is very important that I am leading by example. Someone hurt me and yes I am not happy about it. I was let down by someone that I love. This one let down hasn't changed my way of thinking. I am still opening up and coming out of my shell day by day. I am not going sit and let my anger fester. I am going to go workout. I am going to put all my negative energy into a positive cause especially since I have started working out again. I am practicing what I preach. #marleenmoment
In the last few weeks I have spoken to a lot people who are currently unhappy with their life. For some people it's a job and for others it was their relationship or finances or other goals that haven't been met. This is what I say to that, "If there is something about your life and you aren't happy with it, change it." Why should you settle for anything less than what you want? If you are mad about your situation then use that anger as a driving force to map out your success. Get a plan and stick to it. Stay focused and don't think for one minute that you will have a group of supporters to cheer you on because the truth is you probably won't. It will be the people that are closest to you that will try to discourage you. You may fail a couple of times but that is okay. Have faith, regroup and try a different strategy. Don't give up on your dreams, achieve your goals and be your own cheerleader. You will be successful as long as you don't quit. Find a successful person and ask them how many times they failed before they succeeded? I guarantee you they will tell you they failed numerous times. I know there is someone who will read this that needs this encouragement. Don't give up! Go with your gut feeling, always follow your instincts and most importantly don't forget to pray. When you finally succeed share your story and let it be a message for someone who needs to be inspired. Don't give up!
I got a great deal on this Ninja NJ600 Professional Series Blender at Macy's. I must say this is a great investment and I am so glad I made this purchase. It makes my smoothies pretty fast (less than a minute) and the clean up is very easy. I highly recommend the Ninja blender to anyone who wants to invest in a great blender.
I just celebrated my 40th birthday on May 5, 2014 and while I don't look 40, I sure do feel it. My knees hurt, my legs hurt, I am out of shape and overweight. Looks like it's time for some changes because I really do want my 40's to be fabulous and fun not fat and uncomfortable. It is easier said than done but I know I can make the needed lifestyle changes with hard work and dedication. I know how to eat right and exercise and I have lost weight but I never keep it off. My problem is as soon as I lose the weight, I get comfortable and go back to eating all the bad foods and I stop exercising. When I am eating right and exercising I feel great but when I am not I feel awful. I am not sure why I keep slipping back into bad habits. I honestly believe that I am addicted to cakes, cookies and potato chips and everything that's seems to be bad in food department. I mean who can really just eat one Lays Potato Chip? Am I just one chip away from a stroke or a heart attack? These are questions that I ask myself all the time. Do I buy and eat healthy foods? Of course I do but the truth of the matter is junk food is cheaper. It cost more to eat healthy but I guess when you think about it will cost me far more in the long run if I continue the bad habits. I want to live long. I want to see all my children grown and thriving in society and I want to see my grandchildren grow up and live full successful lives. I want to travel, record a a hot gospel song, write children's book, run a marathon and list goes on and on...I know that if I don't get into a better shape that this isn't going to happen. How fabulous can my 40's be if I am not fit? Am I the only one with these issues? Feel free to chime in.
This morning I am making these delicious Sausage egg and cheese Mini Croissants. They are quick and easy.
Here is what you'll need: 2 mini-croissants, 1 big sausage patty, 2 eggs, and slice of American cheese.