Monday, March 24, 2014

#HeatItUp Instagram Challenge

Spring is here and we couldn't be more excited! The weather is heating up and Spring is all about fun, fitness, family and friends. To celebrate we are joining with some amazing ladies for a fun Instagram Challenge starting April 1st.

The Challenge is "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours?" Each day of April we will post a picture on Instagram showing how we are celebrating Spring by following the daily themes listed on this picture:

So day #1 will be Sweat, Day #2 will be Eat, etc. The best part will be all of you following along and posting as well. We want to see you! Join us on this challenge and post with the hashtag #HeatItUp, and tag us too so we'll be sure to see you!

Follow us and each of these awesome ladies as well:

Abby @backatquare0
Dani @irisheyes1982
Cecilia @mommiesrun
Sarah @momonempty
Mindy @roadrunnergirl
Holly @running_baking
 Girls Run the 901 @girlsrunthe901

We really hope you will join us for this fun challenge! It's a great way for all of us to get to know each other a little better and have fun too! Please feel free to share this with all of your IG friends and family so they can join in on the fun too!

So April 1st let's all  #HeatItUp!
 Leave your IG name in the comments so we can follow you.

Friday, March 7, 2014

You are enough!

By Debi: 

This past week my daughter came home crying because her closest friend told her that she didn't want to be friends anymore. To make matters worse she said she wouldn't give her the reason why until the next day. My daughter was so sad and hurt. As she was crying she said " I'll do whatever she wants. I'll change, I just want her to be my friend." At first I was consoling my daughter, but these words, they are just wrong! As a Mom, it is my responsibility to teach my daughter that she is a precious gift, just as she is! 

At no time in our lives should we ever feel the need to change ourselves in order to make someone happy or to get them to like us! You are enough, just the way you are, and allowing people to make you feel less than is something we want to encourage you to come against.

Have you ever watched the movie, "The Help"? I love the part of the movie where everyday the main character, Aibileen, told the children that she took care of  "You is smart. You is kind. You is important." Maybe this is what we need to remind ourselves and our children so that they realize this affirmation of self worth.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

We live in a society that encourages us to have the latest style to wear, the whitest teeth, and the perfect body. They try to tell us that we need to try the latest false promotion of quick weightloss hoaxes like body wraps or pills which both produce temporary results. We don't need any of these things to be worthy of friendship and love. 

Anyone that tells you that you need to change who you are to make them happy, is not worth it. You are special-believe that and own it today!