Sunday, January 25, 2015

How do I view life?

The latest series at my church is the 7 Building Blocks.  We started with Jesus is First.  Well last Sunday was about God's Word and how it defines our worldview.

Well of course this took me back to years ago when the world's view was my view.  I lived like everyone else in the world lives.  That's what I was lead to believe anyway.  So that's all I knew and it wasn't really working out as I thought it would.  I remember how much my life depended on others and not on God.  I realize now how little I knew. 

But God.. He's never left my side.  No matter what I go through in life, He's always here for me.  My best day alone was nothing compared to my absolute worst day with God.  My worst day was when my father died.  I am crying tears now just thinking about it.  It was on that day He took me...He gave me hope.  As bad as it was and is, He gives me more than I'll ever deserve.

So how do I view life?  My life, my journey has to be more about Him and not me. 

I want my life to depend on God.  I don't want to do any of this without Him.  I honestly cannot do it without Him.  So when I take my eyes off eternity (HUGE), I feel the world coming down around me.  And this world is temporary. I'll keep my eyes on Him for all eternity.  No matter where I go or what I do, I will always call on Him.

And no, I'm not perfect.  I share this because if there's someone out there that doesn't know Jesus, I want that person to know they're not alone.  No one is perfect.  I get strength from Him.  I am here today because of Him.  So we take what we have, right where we are and give it all to Him.  Don't be afraid to live.  Life begins when we accept Him who has called us.

                                                                    Jennifer Edwards ~Journey with Jennifer~

90 Day Challenge - Week 3

What can I say, it's been about three weeks now since I've been using all my products and I'm doing great!!
Every morning I drink my greens.  Occasionally I'll have one in the afternoon, depending on our family schedule.  I love the natural boost of energy I get from my greens.  I also take my Core vitamins each morning.  I feel absolutely wonderful each and every day.  I've noticed since drinking the greens that I haven't been sick or if I feel a little bad, I quickly recover.  I know this is due to the nutrients I'm getting.  This has truly been a no brainer for the woman who doesn't like to eat her veggies.
My evening routine includes my Regular.  I take anywhere from 1-2 each night.  The Regular has been really helpful for me in that it does exactly what it says. 
I love the products and cannot wait to see more changes in my life. 
                                                                                                Jennifer Edwards
                                                                                                On this Wrap Journey

Friday, January 23, 2015

90 Day Challenge - Week 2

I'm a few weeks into my 90 Day Challenge and it's not going as I planned...

I should clarify that I had a plan, but didn't do a great job sticking with my plan.  I didn't workout at all.  I am a little embarrassed, but I want to share the true journey as much as I can.  One of my biggest obstacles is I am trying to do too much at one time.  Something always overlaps and I end up missing something.  Add this to the fact that I'm a worrier and am completely guilty of making things a little complicated by worrying so much.

I'm going to try something different this week. 

1. Pick 3 things that have to be done each day.  Then add an additional 3 things that don't have the same level of urgency.

2. Take the 3 things and break down into manageable goals.

3. Don't overthink things and just go with it.

4. Don't spend more time than necessary on anything.

5. Keep smiling, laughing and loving!

6. Pray over my calendar... I need Him!

Anyone else guilty of being an overachiever at planning?  What have you done to make things easier for you this year?  I'd love to hear your system.

                                                                                             Jennifer Edwards
                                                                                             On This Wrap Journey

Sunday, January 11, 2015

90 Day Challenge - Week 1

I cannot believe it's been a week already since I started my challenge!  I'm still super excited!

I'll start out by saying that since I became a mother, working out has been a challenge for me.  I should also add that this was many years ago!! :-)  I mean it's been so crazy.... I would get an injury or have surgery.  I would have to work late.  Or I would not get to work out at all because something always came up!  I always felt like I had so many excuses.  But then at the same time, some of this is actually just real life. 

So I decided to start my challenge January 5 without having any of my It Works products.  I figured, once I received them, all would be okay.  My goal is to get back to a work out routine and I know this challenge will be key in my getting there!  So I went for it along with the excuses and real life.

Week 1 Lessons Learned

1. Do not work out without an adequate amount of sleep.  In other words, I need more than 5 hours of sleep every night to be successful.

2. When you workout 1-2 days a week, it may be a good idea to start on the beginner level.  In other words, I need to start out slow and work my way up to 4-5 days.

3.  Follow your gut instinct.  In other words, when something doesn't feel right, listen and take the appropriate action. 

For some reason,  I cannot move without something popping.  The very day that I work out, something aches.  I get up the next morning, and it's slow going.  It takes a little longer for me to recover from a workout... As much as I want to think I'm my 25 year old self, I'm really not and that's okay....

                                                             Jennifer Edwards (Journey with Jennifer)
                                                                                           On this Wrap Journey