Monday, June 15, 2015

weight.. shake it off.

this morning i weighed myself after my workout and the scale read 160, i automatically said "that's NOT ok".. then stopped myself.

why is that not ok?

my goal is not to lose weight anymore.. i've lost the weight i wanted to. now i'm working at strengthening myself.

even if it WASN'T that way, why would i tell myself that i'm not ok?

such a twisted version of what's alright and what's not.

i'm a tall, healthy, strong mother with 3 daughters..
and if i want my girls to feel ok in their own skin, i can't be thinking this way.

just because i never want to see a 160 on the scale again, doesn't mean it would be unhealthy for it to happen.

shake it off, Cami. shake it off. and feel good about yourself!
THIS is how God created you.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Manners and Importance

There was a gentleman I waited on at Kohls.. older gentleman who had awesome manners, and somehow the conversation came up about how his teenage grandson was at the dinner table on his phone.

I told him i totally agree, that during meals, and during family time, we keep our devices put away as much as possible. We need to be in that moment with each other. To spend the time with people around us, and put "stuff" behind us. It can wait.

That also reminded me of a comment that was made to me this morning at church.. my girls were with friends and family, so they weren't at church with us. And when I went to the cafe to get a cookie, the lady asked me about my girls, and said "they are always so polite when they come up to get a cookie".
Thank you, God, for showing me how to raise my children, and I'm glad I'm choosing to follow the way He's leading me as a mom.

I don't want my girls to be the ones at the table with the phone in their face.
Sometimes i'll get a text or an alert when i'm at home making a meal or tending to something, and Jaz will want to bring me my phone.. I tell her "leave it there, i'll get to it when i get to it". They need to learn that other things are more important than to constantly stay connected to some form of electronic or media. I want to show them that by living it.


I am not wise.
It is God using my voice as a vessel to speak to those around me.
It is His wisdom that people hear.

I am merely His servant, and I have made the decision to listen to Him and offer myself to Him.

I Die Daily