Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Living Water

"Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.'"

This is an amazing verse (John 4:11) where Jesus is speaking to a Samaritan woman at a well.  There are so many facets to this story and verse, but the main one I want to focus on is the living water.  As you all know, I have been diligently drinking the correct amount of water you are supposed to drink daily.  I have been doing it for over a week now and have noticed significant changes in my body and general health.  

When I first started drinking a lot of water, my body was very excited to finally have something to use in order to purify itself of toxin.  Meaning: I was going to the bathroom every 15 minutes in order for my body to detoxify.  This lasted for two days.  I had no idea just how much toxin was in my body due to the fact that I was not flushing it out on a regular basis.  Suddenly, all my digestive systems problems went away, my face started to clear up and I lost a couple of "period pounds" that were making me feel bloated and generally uncomfortable.  I was shocked at the physical results but I wanted more than a physical answer.  

God created us as a three part being just like him: Spirit, Soul and Body.  Everything in the physical can apply to the spiritual and vice versa.  So I found this verse on living water and it clicked.  The living water that Jesus was offering, and is offering all of us today is His Word, which is Himself.  But what happens in my life, is that if I am not in the Word on a daily basis, If I am not drinking the correct amount of living water, I fill up with worldly toxin.  I start desiring things of the world more than the things of God.  Then, when I decided to open up that book of living water, it's like I have to start over and catch up.  I have to detoxify my spirit and soul of the things I allowed into it that weren't able to be flushed out by the Living Water, because I was not getting the correct amount daily.  

This is an amazing revelation, and I hope you guys grab on to this!  Not only in the physical should we be drinking water, but we need to realize that the living water, from Jesus Himself, will purify and cleans our spirit and our soul.  We need His cleansing in order to accomplish the goals set before us.  So drink lots of water and read lots of Word! 

On another note:  I am currently on Vacation, so I will not be weighing myself. Partially because I only want to use my scale at home and also this is vacation and I need a break.  The last couple of months have been bonkers and I am enjoying my vacation and letting myself indulge a little.  Although, I am still drinking water!!!  I am definitely not going over board, but ultimately, I want to enjoy life a little, especially on vacation!  

Hope everyone is having a good week!  

Thought of the Day: Ancient Translation of "Living Water": having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday Weigh-In

It is Tuesday, not Monday, but my yesterday got a little busy so I couldn't update my blog here.  I did my weigh in and came in at the same weight.  172.  This week has been interesting because I have incorporated drinking the correct amount of water and it has changed my life!  The first two days were pretty brutal, I was going to the restroom a lot, but after the third day everything normalized.  I think my body spent the first two days flushing out toxin.  I have been doing this for a week now and I feel amazing.  I used to always have digestive problems, they are practically non-existant, just after five days!  I have already seen results on the inside of my body, but I have a feeling if I keep this healthy habit going, I will start seeing results on the outside as well!  

Hope everyone is feeling healthy and blessed, I know I am!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Water Table

I am sticking with this water goal for a while because it is so important.  Will be doing a bigger update soon! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Thinking about the last week, I did really well sticking to my health plan.  With only a few exceptions, I ate healthy and worked out.  To find that I didn't make any progress yesterday what disheartening, however, I thought of something that I missed this past week.  I have not been drinking the correct amount of water!  

I am so terrible about this habit, and I know I need to change, especially if I want to achieve overall bodily health.  I went online to find out the benefits of drinking the proper amount of water, and they are numerous.  Here are some of the articles I read:

I am going to add this new change to my diet and see how this works.  I am sure I will see better results if I am good about developing this habit!  

If you have any tips or tricks on how to drink more water please let me know.  It's just one of those things that slips my mind and by the end of the day, I'm like, "Wow, I am thirsty."  

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Morning Weigh-In

Today was my second weigh-in to check my progress.  It was a little disappointing to see that after a week of eating well and exercising the number on the scale went up a pound to 172.  I do know that weight, especially in women, fluctuates, so I am not taking it too personally.  I know that, regardless of what the scale says, I do feel better when I am eating properly and exercising regularly.  Even after a week I can tell changes in my body, ever so slight, but changes non-the-less.  I am looking forward to next week, when I will expect to see more progress.

Thought of the Day: I have found that over the course of this week I have been looking at my body so differently.  I am appreciating what I have and not constantly letting myself be disappointed if I am not getting the results when I want them.  Eventually, living a healthy lifestyle will inevitably give me a healthy body! 

Question for my followers: How do you handle yourself when you seem to hit a speed bump on the road to your goal?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Brief Check-In

Today I am taking a break from writing anything super lengthy so I can enjoy my day.  I did however, have an awesome workout this morning.  I highly suggest bodyrock.tv if you want a quick and effective workout!  

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!  Enjoy a good rest and maybe a nap!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hear the Music

As a praise and worship leader, I love music and I find that fast beats give me some extra oomph to work harder and last longer during a workout. I, however, do not appreciate “music” that berates women, describes sex explicitly or uses the f-bomb every two words.  It is extremely difficult to feel like a beautiful Women of God working to improve my health when I am hearing popular recording artists spew profanity.  There have been times during my workout class that I have literally stopped what I was doing (usually burpees) because I was so extremely shocked by what was coming out of the speakers.  

This blog is going to be a positive space, so instead of complaining all day, I wanted to share with you what I listen to as an alternative.  I love listening to Jesus Culture, Josh Hamilton and pretty much any 80’s rock music!  Most of it is uplifting and non-offensive.  It doesn’t tell me that I was made to drink till I drop, or that my only asset is my, ahem, assets.   I like monitoring what I listen to, especially when I work out.  I find that afterwards I feel confident and encouraged, and maybe a bit sweaty.     

Final thought: To keep your attitude and spirits high, try to avoid listening to music that will convince you that you are anything but special and unique!