Daily Post: Farce

In less than a week, I have to decide whether or not to renew my Juice Plus distributor status. It’s been a rough year for me and Juice Plus. For most of the year, it has helped me regain some nutrients my body was completely and totally lacking… because my eating habits still suck. On the other end though, I have completely failed myself and others by not sharing about it – this journey of mine, and possibly make it into part-time work.

I haven’t shared because I didn’t want it to come off as a farce. Don’t get me wrong, I have had plenty of ups and downs this year as far as my health and wellness is concerned. Times of pure motivation. Times of illness. Times of extra hours at work. Times of concentrated effort to just remember to take my JP. Times of health.

As of today, I have taken my Juice Plus on a mostly regular basis since Christmas. I also added the berries to my fruit and vegetable blends. I’ve been so determined lately, because I forgot to take them regularly at the end of last year and got sick repeatedly. It was not good – especially on those days when calling in to work was not an option. At the end of the last infection, I started taking JP regularly.

Up until today, I have skipped out on some horrendous stuff that has swept through work. I contribute most of that to JP. We had that nasty stomach virus going around at work and it skipped me. Even my girls picked it up – it was horrible – but nothing for me.

 

As for today, i think it has to do with something I ate yesterday…my stomach seems to hate me right now. I don’t feel sick. I’m just fighting with my stomach today and praying it will be over soon…

Anyhow, I really do feel a difference when I’m taking JP regularly. I haven’t lost any weight or dramatically changed…well, anything else. But I know that I am adding essential stuff to my body that I won’t get otherwise – at least not right now. JP gives me more energy, as you would expect when adding the best parts of 30 different fruits and vegetables to your system, and it seems to be helping me fight off some stuff, too. I’ll take that and say it was well worth the money spent.

Yet, I have to make some changes.

Those things that need changing are also a part of the reason why I haven’t been putting much effort into sharing JP, and a year later my income from it is non-existent.  Like I said above, why would I post about all the benefits of JP when I haven’t put the effort into making it happen in my own life. Juice Plus is all about making “One Simple Change” and I have failed at a bunch of them. I’m not going to sign someone up for health and wellness anything, if I am feeling well but not healthy.

Does that make sense?

Another example: I’ve gone back to chewing my nails (I know, I know) but unless you want to see a million pictures of my adorable toenails, then I shouldn’t be selling Jamberry, right?

I feel the same way about Juice Plus.

I do love it and I want to continue taking it. I actually would love to share it more…but should I? If I do, how? The biggest question – when? I could make this post a launching point but I’m not going to do that right now. I am not in the mood to once again set myself up for failure. I still have a little bit of time to figure it out.

Under His Control

I am still here. I haven’t written anything in awhile, right? I’ve thought about it every single day! I have SO much stuff going on right now, and I can’t wrap my head around what I want to write…once I get a chance to sit down and write something. It’s very frustrating!!!

Nonetheless, I still want to let you know that something is coming. I don’t yet know what it is, but I’m sure praying over it!!! 🙂

Daily Prompt: Tremble

When I first looked at today’s Daily Prompt, I wasn’t sure if I could come up with anything to write. I actually looked up the definition so I could really think about what that word means and try to relate it to something in my own life. Then I realized, I get to see it all the time at work!

I currently work at a daycare… in the nursery. My days are filled with caring for little ones from as young as twelve weeks up to a little over a year old. They are AMAZING little creatures and I love them so much! (So much so…I’m currently filling in, doing the morning shift, which is WAY more hours than I’m used to…lol.)

Anyhow, one of the definitions included the idea of trembling with “excitement,” and that’s the one that caught my eye because it’s the one I get to see when one of our little ones takes his/her first step. You can literally see the anxiety, the wonder, and then the relief when that first step is a success.

We also get to see it when we walk in the door and they are just as happy to see us as we are to see them. There really is no better feeling in the world than having little babies love you with all they’ve got and it doesn’t matter if the babies are yours or not!!!

It is a wonderful sense of trembling and I am so blessed to get to see it!!!

Okay, that’s it for tonight. I have to get up early and go hang out with the wee ones again. 🙂

Daily Prompt: Lovingly

So here I am again…trying one more time to get my thoughts into words. I still don’t know what exactly I want to do with this blog but I have to get started (again) or just delete it and move on to something else.

Today’s Daily Prompt is Lovingly.  I can work with this. I do try to approach everything in a lovingly way. For example, Facebook must be approached with love and grace. If not, I would probably reprimand many of my friends and family for what they post. Then, of course, I remember that we all live different lives and come at things with different perspectives. Plus, I don’t have the time to defend my perspective and opinion all day. I have a life to live too.

The babies I take care of at work are another great example. Each one needs love and nurturing from me every time they’re in my care. This one is pretty easy because they are awesome kids and I love watching them grow and learn! The opportunity to be a part of that just fills my heart with so much joy – unlike some of the political posts I have to scroll through.

One thing I need to work on is how I react to my own flaws and short-comings. I need to treat myself in a lovingly way. I have some bad habits I need to work on and some baggage to drop (dropping a few pounds wouldn’t hurt either). 😉

I’m working on it and fortunately, I am surrounded by family and friends to help me along the way!

Okay, I did it! I wrote something! Yay me!

I’ll try this again tomorrow but no promises…lol.

 

Slightly Distracted

So the last time I posted anything was for my 31-day blog challenge and I was on Day 10. Yikes! That was in October! Sorry about that…I got completely distracted. Let’s see…my son got married and we had a lot of family here for the wedding. Since then, I’ve just been working and trying to get things ready for Christmas. Oh, and we had Thanksgiving dinner at our house too. It was yummy. 🙂

I will get back to my blogging challenge, but not today. After work tonight, I have a meeting at church and then my daughter and I need to go shopping for some Secret Santa gifts for our work Christmas party that is tomorrow night…right after work. I also have some training to do over the weekend and I’m leading the kids’ service on Sunday morning.

I’ll get back here eventually – I promise!

Day 10 – First Celebrity Crush

All About Pirates

My all-time favorite movie is…The Pirate Movie!!! It’s a 1982 musical spoof of the Pirates of Penzance. It’s completely corny but I love every minute of it to this day. The leading actor is Christopher Atkins and I guess he was probably my first celebrity crush. If not him, then Harrison Ford for sure.

So tonight my daughters and I did our first Trunk or Treat at the church across the street from our church. It also happens to be where I am working now…at their preschool. I told all of the kids that we would be the pumpkin pirates – to keep it fun and not so scary. Twenty-bucks-at-Dollar-Tree later and we have my post covering the Photo Challenge: Transmogrify.

Enjoy!!! We definitely did!!!

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