Your Mission: Live with No Regrets

It Might Have Been
I came across this quote while searching for a Monday Motivation quote and I haven’t been able to shake it from my brain. While it may not be uplifting, it sure it motivating… at least it was to me.
We have been to too many funerals lately and I find myself wondering what people will say at my funeral. I also find myself wondering if these people were peaceful in their last days and moments… did they have regrets for things left undone, things that they should have done, things that they let fear prevent them from doing…
 
May we all life our life in such a way that in our last breaths we won’t be saying, “it might have been.” May this quote motivate us to live with no regrets!!! We can’t change the past but we are the authors of our future!!
 
What will you do today to the words “it might have been” will not haunt you in your last days??

Feeling Unmotivated? Try These!

Today has been a little rough and I feel compelled to share the story with you.  Early this morning my grandmother’s dog died.  She is heartbroken (as most of us are when we lose a pet, aka furry family member) and I am heartbroken with her.  I spent most of my morning feeling sad and I just wanted to sit and cry.  However, I have lots to do:  homeschool lessons with the kids, dentist appointments this afternoon, meals to cook, laundry to do, etc..  In order to accomplish these things I knew that I needed some help so I reached into my essential oil “toolbox” and pulled out my En-R-Gee and Motivation essential oil blends.

En-R-Gee & Motivation

Feeling Unmotived?  These might help: En-R-Gee & Motivation Essential Oils blends from Young Living

En-R-Gee is a blend that may help improve one’s energy in a natural way without overstimulating or creating problems that might be uncomfortable.  It may also help with mental alertness.  It is a blend of the following essential oils:  Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove and Black Pepper.  I often put it on the bottom of my feet since I don’t enjoy the scent of this blend as much as I enjoy the scent of other blends.

Motivation essential oil blend were combined to help people overcome fear and procrastination and take action in their lives.  It contains the following essential oils:  Roman Chamomile, Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Lavender.  I apply this blend behind my ears because that is what one of my mentors suggested.

After applying these oils, I was able to clean up the kitchen, clean and organize under my kitchen sink, clean and organize my laundry cabinets, do some laundry, made 2 different things for lunch, and get dinner going in the crockpo.  Not bad for someone who an hour earlier had wanted to just lay in bed and cry.  I give all the credit to these two amazing essential oil blends!!!  I don’t use these oils everyday but when I do I will say that I find that I get a lot more accomplished… especially things that have been neglected on a normal day!!

If you don’t have these blends in YOUR essential oil “toolbox”, I highly encourage you to do so.

 

We only use Young Living Essential Oils!!  I’ve done my research and I’ve tried to love other brands, but NO OTHER BRAND of essential oils can offer the Seed to Seal Guarantee that Young Living does.  From this guarantee, I KNOW that the oils I use for my family are pure, unadultered oils that are made from plants that are harvested at the right time and are then distilled for the correct length of time to ensure that all of the chemical components needed for health benefits are present!!  Check out the Seed to Seal Guarantee here!

Motivation!

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Let’s talk about motivation for just a moment…I just finished logging my daily food intake into my MyFitnessPal app. I was under my calorie goal quite substantially today (actually two days in a row).  Not sure why though – I ate when I was hungry and I felt satisfied all day; I am not starving myself (just in case anyone was worried :-)  ).  For some reason I have just not felt hungry lately… not complaining though… :-)  :-)

Well, when I completed my entry today it told me at the bottom of the page that if every day were like today, I’d weigh 199.7 lbs in 5 weeks!!  (It is still hard actually sharing that number… sigh…)  That will be down 16 lbs from what I weigh now!!  Holy crap!!  WHOOP  WHOOP!!


That is awesome!!  Now I know that not every day will be like today – I am realistic.  HOWEVER, this does mean that what I am doing could actually work and that was very motivating!  That one sentence will keep me watching what I eat and will keep me exercising twice a day!!HAPPY DANCE!!  HAPPY DANCE!!  But it will be an even happier dance when my scale actually reads 199.7 lbs!!

Quick side note:
I do have to say though, that if you or anyone you know are trying to be healthier and/or lose weight, I highly recommend logging your food intake and exercise into an app such as MyFitnessPal or one similar to it.  I have been watching what I eat and making healthier food choices the past several weeks, but when you have to actually look at how many calories, sugar, carbs, etc. are in a food item and see how those items all add up at the end of the day, you truly do look at your food differently.  I am much more mindful to not finish Bekah’s sandwich or nibble a little of the macaroni and cheese sitting on the counter when I know that I have to log those items (yes, I am being that careful and actual with what I log).  It is also motivating to see how your exercise adjusts the amount of calories you can consume as well.  So, apps like MyFitnessPal get two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me.  (No, this is not any kind of affiliate endorsement – it’s a free app or you can use it for free online as well – I actually use both all day long.)

That’s all for now…
Stay healthy my friends…