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If It's Broke Don't Fix It, But What Happens If It Is Broke?

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yesterday at work I broke something. I was searching around for something to fix it. I asked my co-worker did she have any super glue and she said no, but I do have a hot glue gun. Aha...a light-bulb went off inside my head. Why didn't I think of a hot glue gun sooner. There was some things in my house that needed to be fixed since last year. I kept putting it off to fix the items thinking I would need to go to a crafts store to get a stronger glue, but realized I had the solution to fix my broken objects at home the whole time. So this morning before work, I decided to fix the shower hooks, my earring and 2 little statues. One thing I noticed that everything didn't look perfect like it did before it was broken, but I was so excited to have the items back together again. I had another revelation in regards to my life. Sometimes we make stupid mistakes, say the wrongs things, make wrong decisions, hurt others, and/or hurt ourselves. This can cause us to end up separating ourselves from people and even God when we do these things. We keep putting off fixing things in our life maybe out of fear that we will rejected by another person, that things won't be the same in our life. But the good news is that the answer is right in front of us and it is the Word of God. Just like the hot glue gun the answer to all of our brokeness is the healer of our soul, Jesus Christ. Its in our brokeness that shows we are human and have a need for a Savior. 

So today's challenge: If you have broken things in your life and in your heart ask God to help you to mend it back together. Broken relationships, broken dreams, broken heart is not to big for God. He alone is the healer of broken hearts, in fact He promised He would give us a clean heart.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Ezekial 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.


Till we meet again,

Your goal girl,

[e].


A New Day

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wow, Wow, Wow, is all I can say for this fantastic and spectacular year of 2014. I have had so many wonderful things going on I don't even know where to start. I have moved into my own place since March (something I have been wanting to do for many years), I have been on a local TV show, I have sang a duet on the stage at my church (huge honor and blessing), I have spoken at my local Chamber of Commerce and a local high school, I just won best speaker for my first speech at Toastmasters and God has healed my broken heart and made it whole again. I love my friends and family like never before. I am excited about the future and what the future is to bring. Thankful and grateful for all those that have stood by my side, loving me and encouraging me to keep moving forward. I don't know where I would be without them. I am in awe of God's loving kindness towards me and I look forward to helping others see His love. So many years I listened to the thoughts of defeat...."Nobody will ever love me, I was damaged goods, my life is over because of my past decisions and mistakes". But I made a decision to believe who God said I already was and that was the day my life began. That was my "new day". I pray this is a new day for you. A day that you look at yourself and accept who you are and still say I love you and embrace every wonderful thing about you, whether it is good or bad. Because It is a new day for you, which will turn into a new life for you if you embrace it.

Love,

your "goal girl"

e. 


Don't Judge a Cake by the Outside

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Monday, September 8, 2014

I was visiting my mother a couple of Sunday's ago and she mentioned to me not to judge a person by the outside. I  recall looking over at a delicious cherry cream cheese pound cake my mom made and asked could I have a slice. She said sure, but that cake had fallen so it might not look the same as normal. My mom was initially concerned when she took the cake out that it wasn't cooked all the way through. But when she cut into it she was pleasantly surprised because the cake was fully cooked. I said it looked normal to me and it still looked like it would taste good. Even though it was a simple lesson on that Sunday afternoon it actually followed me throughout the day, which was don't judge a book by the cover.

Earlier at church I was sitting next to a woman that I had never met. At first she seemed a little cold to me. I almost didn't want to introduce myself, but I did. She also introduced herself and that was pretty much it. Later that night at church she comes over to me and asked me the name of a song we sang earlier that day in choir. I told her and while we talking she seemed to open up more, smile and laugh with me. Maybe she was just shy earlier that day and that is why she was more reserved, but by the end of the conversation she said she may even join the choir. That was lesson #1 for the day. Had I judged that woman I would not have found out how sweet she was, she seemed to be just a little shy.

Later that night I experienced lesson #2 while at church I saw a woman that I have known for years. She is very sweet and by looking at her you would think what problems could she possibly have. She ended up sitting next to me and she was crying. She asked me how was I doing and I told her great and how excited I was about the new year. Then she said that she had a horrible three years and that she had walked away from God in her heart. But this particular night, God touched her and she felt how much God loved her. This lesson taught me that you may think you are the only one that has problems and really dealing with anything, but I saw this woman that appeared to be strong, had actually been broken in her heart for the last few years.

The lesson of the fallen cake was when you see people, you don't know what's going on the inside. They could be the most godly person inside and had a bad day. They could have suffered a great loss or lost a job. No matter what goes on in life always love people and believe the best about others. Because you may be pleasantly surprised when you get to know people because they just may be sweet on the inside and out.

Until we meet again.

Your "goal girl"

[e].



Stepping Out

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's been awhile since I have posted anything, but I have accomplished several goals while I have been away. :) Right now, I am finally going to share with people my story. Keep on the look out for my website. It will be up in the next week or so. This has been something I have been wanting to do for over 8 years and I finally see it will be accomplished. Just because a dream delays doesn't mean it wasn't meant to happen for you. Sometimes you need to heal inside, sometimes its not the right time or you need to gain the wisdom and knowledge for your dream. I have had huge set backs even in most recent years, but I keep moving forward. I keep running, persevering, enduring no matter what it takes to become who I truly am inside. I encourage you ladies to step out of your comfort zone, step out of your past, step out and step into YOU! Who you already are.

Love your "goal girl"

[e].


Super Easy Peppermint Tray and Bowl

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to celebrate with family and friends than to make peppermint trays and bowls to put your favorite cookies or candy on. This is a so simple to create and takes very little time make. What you need is a bag of peppermints and parchment paper,  I purchased mine at the Dollar Store. One of the cheapest projects to create. You can use spearmints, peppermints, even the colored candies that are yellow, orange, purple....the possibilities are endless. I used the peppermints because that is all the Dollar Store had..haha.

Anyway, turn on the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the mints in the shape you want. Spacing them about a 1/2 inch apart. I made my candy tray in the shape of a circle.  I kept my mints in the oven for about 9 minutes. Make sure to take out the pan once the mints are melted together, because you do not want them to burn. I then picked up the parchment paper and placed it on the cooling rack for about 2 minutes. At the point, it should be hard enough to put a spatula underneath to remove from the parchment paper. Then voila! There is your edible serving tray.

To create the candy bowl, repeat all the same steps as you would the tray except when the candy is removed out of the oven and still hot, pick a small bowl and turn it upside down and pick up the parchment paper that has the candy on it and lay it over the bowl. The candy should not be touching the bowl. Then carefully mold it around the container. I used pot holders to push the candy around the bowl, because the candy is so hot. Once you have the shape you like, let the candy cool down. Then remove the parchment paper. Now you will have a cool looking candy bowl that I am sure will be a conversation starter at any party.

Have fun with the easy challenge.

Your "goal girl" [e].




Workout As Easy As 5-4-3-2-1!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ladies....I really enjoy working out, but sometimes my favorite TV show is on when I am ready to workout. Since I wanted to kill two birds with one stone, I googled and found this fantastic workout called the "5-4-3-2-1 At-Home Circuit Workout found here: http://www.fitsugar.com/Easy-15-Minute-Workout-21588220. This is a 15 minute workout, but don't let the small amount of time fool you that it will be easy. It kicked my butt! As many of you know I love challenges and I thought, hey this will be a breeze. It got my heart pounding and breathing heavy right in the beginning of the workout.

Here is the workout...it is broken down into 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes...etc. Again from www.fitsugar.com
 

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5 minutes: 
Cardio

You can do anything: walk, run, jump rope, elliptical,
If you’re at home

1 min high knees
1 min jumping jacks
1 min front kicks
1 min jumping jacks
1 min run in place

4 minutes:
1 minute walking lunges (or alternating regular lunges)
1 minute mountain climbers
repeat for 4 minutes 

3 minutes:
10 pushups / rest
15 triceps dips / rest
(Optional 15 downward dog push ups/rest)
repeat for 3 minutes


2 minutes:
30 seconds regular squats
30 seconds jump squats
30 seconds regular squats
30 seconds jump squats


1 minute
plank

The whole workout should take about 15 minutes; intermediate repeat for a total of 2 times through; advanced repeat for a total of 3 times through


DRINK H2O AND TAKE BREAKS WHEN YOU NEED THEM
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I have already done this workout over 4x's. I love it! It is pretty intense....I have even added doing downward dog push ups during the 3 minute interval...I did 10 regular pushups,15 tricep dips, then 15 downward dog push ups then repeat. The workout is a challenge, but it feels so good when you finish. And remember it is only for 15 minutes...so it won't take long. :)

This workout is also great if your on vacation, since you don't need anything but yourself!

Today's challenge: do some kind of exercise. Even while watching your favorite TV show of course! Works for me....haha.

Talk to you soon!

Your "goal girl"

[e].







 


Dust Yourself Off and Get Back Up Again

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Well it's been awhile since my last post. I have been still accomplishing many goals, which I will post in the days to come. My little 9 year old nephew passed away unexpectedly and that kind of threw off my goals for a bit, but I am back at them. It was about a month and a half ago today that my nephew passed away. I also needed to rethink why I even wrote this blog and wondered did anyone even care that I make goals and do them. That was until today. I had an opportunity to talk to a wonderful girl named Jessica. I started describing all the goals that I do, whether baking a cake for the first time, attempt to do 100 pushups (which I am still trying to do), or choosing a career path. By talking to her I was revived again as to why I write my blog. And she was inspired to start working out again. My blog is to share my goals which in turn will help and inspire other girls to accomplish their goals. You may think to yourself, I have tried and tried to do _________________ (fill in the blank), but failed. Your blank can be to write your first book, lose 100 pounds, run your first marathon, bake a cake, go on a vacation to Italy....the list is endless, but the important thing is you can have your fill in the blank and accomplish it.  Doesn't matter if you failed over and over again. Just get back up and try again. When I was sharing with Jessica today I told her that I had failed when I first attempted to do my first 30 Day Challenge doing Jillian Michaels videos. I would say within the first week, I pulled my left thigh muscle and I had to stop doing the videos. Several months later I attempted again and finished it all the way through. As ladies, alot of times we will sabatoge ourselves if we fail at our first attempt at a goal instead of celebrating what we did do. Celebrate if you lost 1 pound, even though you are going for 10. It is still a success at the 1 pound. Celebrate yourself and know that your attempt at the goal is what is exciting and to enjoy the journey along the way.

Today's challege: figure out your "fill in the blank" and evaluate and make steps to accomplish your goal. Whatever the goal, don't make it unattainable, but start small and work your way up. If you are not used to working out, do not say I am going to work out 5 days this week. You are setting yourself up to fail, but choose to start with just 2 days at 10 minutes and stay consistent at that, then build yourself up to 3, then 4, then to a 5 day workout week. Hope you are inspired to go after your goal again. You can do it.

Off the subject, I did stop doing my second round of Insanity. Maybe sometime down the road I will attempt again. Have other goals that are more important at this time in my life.

See you tomorrow.

Your "goal girl"

[e].


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