Don’t be power hungry!

Hello beautiful, yes you 😉

I started my day off with a trip to the gym. It’s nice to get some endorphins flowing early in the morning, because most likely I start my day off in a good mood when I workout early, most times 😉 Well, let me tell you, the gym is absolutely empty at 7 AM on a Sunday, which is just the way I like it! I hate going at 5 PM when EVERYONE is in there; it’s too crowded, and it interferes with my workout, and my focus. So, anyway, since I had the gym to myself, essentially, I decided I would do a cardio and strength circuit. I came up with this sweet little circuit the other day in orientation, and have been dying to try it.

“Sweat it Out”
– elliptical 1/2 mile
– 5 Burpees
– 20 Single Arm Russian Swings (10 each arm)
– 4 Burpees
– 15 push-ups
– 3 Burpees
– 30 Toe Taps
– 2 Burpees
– 100 alternating abs (do any abs you want- i switched it up every round)
– 1 Burpee

*Do a total of 4 rounds for time

I finished this circuit in 42:53 and was drenched in sweat. It really was a great workout, and since I was always doing something different the time flew by. I probably could have finished a little quicker, but I had the resistance on the elliptical really high! I finished with workout with a 10 minute walk on the treadmill at 4 mph.

After the gym I came home and showered and got ready for church 🙂 I made a delicious strawberry and banana vi-shape shake to refuel and keep me satisfied through church.


I ended up making a pit stop at Starbucks on the way to church because I was craving  a green tea, and I knew that would be perfect to sip on during church! I made it to church to  hear a wonderful message.

Then, for the first time, I went to the college and singles group, Mosaic. I can go to this because it’s  for any college student or young adult single between 18-25 years old (single implying not married).

Today, I was reminded in Mosaic, how much power I don’t have. It’s so easy to think that I have everything under control, that I can control every outcome of my actions and behavior, but I DON’T. God gives me a choice everyday to surrender control and seek to serve him, but I foolishly allow false idols to interfere and shade my “light” from shining. We read Daniel 2, where Daniel is given a vision to interpret a dream for King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel’s interpretation is that King Nebuchadnezzar is the head of gold. There will be another kingdom who will rise, succeeding Nebuchadnezzar, followed by a Third kingdom who will rule over the whole earth. Then, a Fourth kingdom will be as strong as iron and will crush all others, but will become divided and fail. King N recognized the divinity of God’s word through Daniel and submitted to and accepted that God has all power. This really spoke to me, because I so often find myself fooling my mind into thinking that I am controlling situations, in return controlling outcomes. This is foolish, because I have no control. If I am truly living my life to seek and serve Christ, then God has all power ALL the time- no if’s, and’s, or buts about it!

(sorry for being so intense, the Lord has just really opened my eyes and heart lately!)


I was starving by the time I got home from church. Since it was blazin outside, I knew just what would satisfy my hunger- a vi-shake!

look at that cute little girl in the picture in the top corner 😉

A butterfinger shake for the WIN!!!

In the shake:

  • 1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 scoops vi-shape shake mix
  • 1 T sf ff Butterscotch Jell-o Pudding mix
  • 1 T PB2
  • several ice cubes
  • pinch of xanthan gum

*Blend together and enjoy 🙂

The afternoon was spent making calls to promote the Body By Vi 90 Challenge, answering e-mails, catching up with some friends, watching the food network, and snacking on delicious cherries 🙂 mmmmm

After a fairly productive afternoon, my mom and niece (Paige) came home from a week vacation to visit my brother in Fayetteville, NC. It was REALLY good to see my mom. It had been a week since I’ve seen her, and I’ve been so busy with work this week that I haven’t really had time to talk with her. So I spent about half an hour with paigey, then we had to take her home 😦

Me, mom, and dad stopped at Your Pie for a quick dinner, and then headed home. Once I got home it was time to fold laundry and do some arts and crafts! I made a beautiful cross out of drift wood that I brought back from my mission trip in Nicaragua (<< click the link to read about it!)!!

Isn’t it pretty?!?! I can’t wait to find a place to hang it, so I can be reminded every day about my experience and how I need to continue to keep seeking to serve others so that God will get the glory!

Now, I’m off to start my new book for Mosaic! It’s called Counterfeit Gods… sounds pretty intriguing. I’ll definitely be doing a review on it when I finish 🙂

stay beautiful! xoxo


Princess motivation –>

“you don’t need to change, but become more aware of Gods presence and you will begin to change.”

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