What gets me through…

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What keeps me going

 

With all that life throws at us, with as hard as it is to even get out of bed sometimes, with times that you can’t stop crying, there is one thing that gets me through it all and that is my God.

 

I know he will keep me, he will provide for me, he will protect me and even when I feel he is not listening, when I want things on my time, I know he is there and that he is an on time God, maybe just not on my time.

 

I am learning patience, maybe I needed to know who really had my back, before this fame came and I was blinded. Maybe he showed me the last few men’s true colors so that when the man he has for me will show up, I will know what a good man looks like.

 

Maybe he has the haters come at me now, so I will learn what to do what thousands of haters will attack me because of the words I speak.

 

Maybe things come and go and hard times come at me because he wants me to depend only on him. Maybe I need to go through the storm to appreciate the sunshine.

 

I know I needed the bad times to really make me grateful for what I have now.

 

See, I now look at everything as a lesson, what is the lesson in this? What am I suppose to learn from this? And every time I am suppose to learn something, I stop and listen to God’s voice, to know what that is.

Is it easy? Oh please, no… it’s far from easy but these are lessons we need to learn, to move on to our next journey.

 

See if I didn’t go through hell, if I didn’t walk through the fire, I wouldn’t have known my strength to walk on fire!

If I didn’t hit rock bottom, I wouldn’t know what it takes to pull myself out and when I hit rock bottom the second time, I knew what it took to do it, yet again.

 

If I didn’t feel betrayal, then I wouldn’t know true loyalty, if I didn’t date all these crappie men, then I wouldn’t know the great man God is sending to me.

If I didn’t know failure then I couldn’t appreciate winning and success

 

Yes, all of this is bringing me one step closer to his final goal for me, his purpose for my life.

This….this crazy ride we call life is all about our testimony and what we do with it, either we can become bitter, angry and negative and say to everyone “Life sucks, look nothing ever goes right, I have nothing, nothing but bad luck and it’s never going to change”

We all know people like this, hell my grandma was exactly like this.

 

But I chose to wear my failures, like a badge of honor. I chose to always look on the bright side. I chose to tell my testimony, to show others what is possible if you believe…this is what I chose to do.

 

So today my friends remember, the choice is yours…you can live your life in negativity, you can hate on your circumstances and curse God and the universe or you can be like me and chose to see the bright side, to

believe he has you, that God will take care of you, and then you can say with confidence.. this is what gets me through.

 

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Who are you allowing to contol your happiness?

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Who are you allowing to control your happiness?

 

We see it all time rich and famous people who are unhappy. They have it all or so it seems but they are out of control, they are mean or they are misrable.

 

You’d think if that “Oh if I had all that money, I’d be happy” but does money really make you happy?

 

Ever heard of the saying the bigger the money, the bigger the problems…

Remember to much is given, much is required.

 

You have to learn this, way before you are blessed enough to have money.

You have to know that your happiness comes from within, from your higher source, whatever that may be.

 

Is it in the joy in your life that you get your strength?

Is it in knowing that if all your stuff suddenly would be gone tomorrow, you would still be good, you would still be happy or is it connected to the “things” that you have?

 

How many people have all of “that” are still lonely? How many people are still unhappy? Believe me I know, I had the big lifestyle yet every night I cried myself to sleep.

 

Are you trying to impress others with your things? Are you trying to cover up your pain with a fancy coat of lies? Yes, I know of all of that but I was still so unhappy.

 

I remember when my Bishop said do something you love and it wont feel like work.

I listened and everyday I do what I love to do, I get to write this blog, I get to help people get their lives together.

 

I am blessed to have the most wonderful clients, I go to work with a smile on my face and each and every day, I am so grateful that I get to do what I love.

 

Am I in the big house? Do I drive the fancy car? Do I have the toys or big vacations or designer bags that I use to have? No, I have none of that anymore but I have  peace and joy, I am happy with myself and with what I do have now and that my friends is priceless.

 

I do not allow what others think of me control my happiness, that is their problem, not mine.

I have realized not everyone is along for the whole ride and that’s okay.

 

I do not allow a man to control my happiness, I will continue to be happy with or without one.

I do not allow haters to control my happiness, there will always be haters, I am doing me like it or not, I do not care.

I will not allow material things to control my happiness, I know that even without I am still happy.

See I am in control of my life, of my happiness, of my joy…

I chose to be in this state, I chose to be grateful, to not deal with drama, to let go of things and people that are not good for me because this is my life and I only get one go at it and I am doing it my way!

 

So today my friends, remember the only way you will find satisfaction is in the fact that your good with yourself, you will find satisfaction and love in the things you do and the things you do for others.

 

It is an inward state of mind, if you have that, no one can take that away from you. You get to chose, you allow what effects you…

Own your own happiness!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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I am learning patience

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I am learning patience

 

This is a tough lesson for me, I am a New Yorker, I am fast, I walk fast, I talk fast, come on, speed it up, let’s go, move it! That’s who we are and I think everything else should be at warp speed as well.

 

Unfortunately, the universe doesn’t agree with me and I keep having to learn these lessons.

I remember years ago I went to a card reader and she said I wasn’t going to leave my horrible marriage for another 4 years, I remember flipping out and screaming “4 years are you nuts? I can’t do 4 more years”

But things weren’t in place, I needed more time to learn more lessons and before I could blink, 4 years went by and I was gone into something that was incredible. Obviously it was the right time but I couldn’t see it.

 

I’ve been writing this blog for 4 years everyday, 5 days a week without fail. I am thinking okay I am ready, ready for the big time, let’s go but again the universe is saying “Yeah…not yet, soon but not yet”

But hey I ready, I put my blood, sweat and tears into this, I blog on 10 different sites, I am constantly promoting, I am doing all I can do…come on now….

 

Yes, I know writers write for years, painters paint their whole life and never become famous or become famous at the end of their lives but hello! I don’t want to wait that long!

 

Another area in my life I have issues with is my love life or lack there of.

I have always been in a serious relationship all of my life with just pockets of singleness, here and there.

Now I am going on 6 years alone, a few short term relationships here and there but nothing of true value, I am ready….hello are you listening? I am ready!

 

Again, I guess I am learning the lessons I need before I am ready for my next and final relationship. Like to value myself, to look out for the red flags or listen to God’s voice. Like it or not I have to learn patience.

 

This is not easy, I know so many of you will agree with me, when I say, your doing all your suppose to, your working hard, you have faith, you believe and yet still nothing…oh come on now!

 

Yesterday I got another sign and again it was… learn patience….yuggg!

I know that there are many lessons I need to learn before I can move on and these last few years they have been coming at me left and right, for someone who hated change, this has been something!

 

But I have been trying… maybe I needed to date lots of creeps to appreciate a good man when he comes. Maybe I needed to let go of the dead weight and people who really didn’t have my best interests in heart before I become famous, maybe I had to learn to deal with some haters now because many more will be coming for me when the whole world hears my words. Maybe I needed to learn to grateful for all I have now, to fully be grateful for the plenty that is coming in the future.

 

Yes, I am learning to have patience, I am learning to be fully present in the moment, to be grateful, to enjoy my singleness and my single friends and what we can do in this time.

 

I am blessed and I never forget that fact, I know that when I am ready, doors will open, things will change and that I will have an amazing testimony to give hope to others who are where I am today.

 

So today my friends, remember these are all lessons we are learning to make us grow, to get us ready for goodness, to give us the tools we will need in the future, we all just need to learn some patience.

 

 

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The Justin Bieber upset

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The Justin Bieber upset

 

Yesterday the web was buzzing with the latest news of Justin Bieber.

 

He was burnt out, he was cancelling his world tour and he was giving his life over to God.

I am not sure which sent people more over the edge. Okay… yes, I know…it was definitely the giving his life over to God that got people.

 

Look this man has been in the spotlight since he was a preteen, he was at one time the hottest thing next to sliced bread, millions of girls screamed his name, including my girls who were just as crazy for him.

 

He grew up in the spotlight, all of his screw ups, all of his dating, all of his awkward teenage moments where out there for the world to see. His whole life became public entertainment, with everyone and their mothers weighing in, bashing him, hating on him or just being plain mean.

 

Yes, that’s what this world has come to, so many people sit behind their computers and know nothing of this person, this person with feelings and they hate on them and put them down. For no other reason that they are jealous and or they have no lives of their own.

 

I can’t imagine living in that kind of fishbowl day after day. So yeah, after all these years, maybe he woke up one day and said what is the real meaning to my life? Maybe all this money, this fame, is not making me happy, who am I? What is my purpose? Maybe he got it way before a lot of us did and I think that’s wonderful.

I applaud him, that he got it before he was 40 or 50 with so many wasted years behind him or before drugs and alcohol took their toll on him, like so many other entertainers we lost way to young.

 

We should be congratulating him and not talking shit about him, none of us have walked in his shoes, we know nothing of this “fame” he had to deal with.

 

He needs some time out, he needs to find himself, he needs to find his true purpose…who are you to question that? Haven’t we all felt like that at one time or another? Let’s be real.

 

I am thrilled that he will now be a different kind of role model, maybe believing in a higher power will now be cool, or the “in thing” Maybe this generation will start thinking about something more then themselves…. oh….wouldn’t that be something?

 

Maybe the rest of the world will see that money and fame doesn’t buy you happiness or peace inside of yourself. That there’s more than stuff, more than fame for the sake of fame, that there is a huge price to pay when you sell your soul.

 

So today my friends remember we should be celebrating, we should be cheering him on, we shouldn’t be throwing rocks when none of us are perfect and we all have a path we need to go down.

 

So here’s to you Justin,

I am so happy that you want to find your purpose, that God is calling you, that you are “dancing to the beat of your own drummer” as I always say to my girls, you do you. Be a new role model, show the world, show the haters, that when God has called you, you must listen…

So may God bless you and your new journey. It won’t be easy but you got this, know there are people who are behind you, who are cheering you on, who “believe”

 

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Its a give and take

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It’s a give and take

 

A few weekends ago I was blessed to spend some time with friends of mine that have been married for thirty years.

As we were sitting down to dinner my girlfriend asked him if he wanted her to pack the corn on the cob or would he like her to take the corn off the cob for him, for lunch the next day.

 

I almost choked on my own corn and said “Did you just ask him if he wanted you to take the corn off the cob?”

 

She laughed and said “Yes, why”

 

Me being the smartass that I am said “Do you want to chew it for him too?”

 

She smiled and said

“I love to do things like that for him, he does all kinds of wonderful things for me, it’s the least I could do”

 

“Wow… now that is a real marriage” I replied.

 

And then it really hit me when after dinner he disappeared and I thought he went upstairs to watch the game on tv, but as I walked outside there he was washing her car!

 

I wanted to cry…she wasn’t just saying these things, this is how they lived their lives, this is how they got to 30 years. They both put the other first, they constantly did things to make the other happy, small things, big things, considerate things to make the other feel special, to let them know how much they mean to each other.

 

I was blown away, I had never had a relationship like that, I was always giving, always doing and always felt I was being taken advantage of, like I was getting the short end of the stick…

Obviously I was, obviously I didn’t know what a real relationship was, this….this was a real relationship based on love and respect…this is what I want the next time…this is what I dreamt of.

 

I am not saying their marriage is perfect, I know it’s not, they have gone through of their share of hard times but their love and respect for each other pulled them through it.

 

It’s truly a give and take, both equally giving and taking, that says a lot about how important this marriage is to both of them.

They have date night, he buys her gifts that he knows will make her smile, she has dinner waiting for him after a hard day at work, he washes her car and obviously she will take the corn off his cob, this is true love at it’s finest.

 

When you are willing to put someone’s feelings above your own and you feel appreciated for that, that is what makes it work.

 

I don’t know if I will ever be lucky enough to have 30 years with someone but whatever time I am blessed with, when I meet that special person I want to spend the rest of my life with…

I want to ask him if I can take the corn off his cob, if every day I do something to make him smile, to make him feel like the most special man on this earth because he is to me and for him to do the same for me.

 

So today my friends, remember what I always say, you get out of it what you put into it and this is definitely the definition of that.

It’s always a give and take.

 

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I need more than one message

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Sometimes I need a few messages…

 

I am Christian, I believe in God’s word but I am also human and Italian which means I am hard headed.

I get a message, I hear it and yet I need another message to confirm the first one, and just in case, I want to make sure I hear the first two messages right, so I need just one more…just one more to make sure.

 

When I get all three I know this is for me, now your laughing because this might be you as well. Look we are human sometimes we need to see it and feel it to believe it. Even if we have faith we need these confirmations to know it’s for sure.

 

God has a lot of patience with me, thank him…he knows I am hard headed…so over and over again he will give me three messages. He will let me open the doors he has shut for me, even when he knows he has better for me.

 

God knows my heart, he knows I have crazy faith, he knows I believe, even when the storms are coming at me are so bad I can hardly stand up. He knows I believe anything is possible with him but he also knows I am new in my walk with him and sometimes I question to see if it’s his voice or my own and this is way I need signs.

 

Time and time again I ask for signs, I bargain with him, okay you want me to give this money to so and so…well if I turn around and she’s the first person I see I will…and yup, you guessed it there she is.

 

Or when he put it in my heart to start this business, I asked for a specific sign… bam Groupon called but I needed another one and some stranger told me not to worry about this business I was starting but still I wasn’t convinced so I took another job only to have God step in and close that door…yes, I was the first person ever to be let go on their first day… So that I could trust him completely and I did and 4 years later am still trusting him with this business. Yes, all God and all good.

 

How about recently when I prayed about my circumstances and the storms coming at me yet again, I asked for a word, my church husband gave me the one I needed but God knew I needed more so that Sunday the message was about fear, the same exact message church husband gave me and church husband says “See God knows your hard headed self and gave you another sign” and just in case I didn’t get it, the following Wednesday another message was mine as well….Yes, I get it God..you know me and know how I am.

 

I am trying and the messages are getting closer to each other and the more patience God has with me the more I realize the signs are mine and to listen to that inner voice, his voice in me.

But I will forever be human and as much as I try, I will continue to make mistakes …. and I thank him again for his grace.

 

So today my friends remember we are all works in progress, we all screw up, we all question what God is showing us, we question that voice we hear, we all are human just trying to be the person God has made us to be…some of us just take longer than others and it’s okay God knows this…and he still loves us in spite of our faults and Yes, he knows I need more than one mesaage…and maybe you do too…

God has messages for all of us…just listen.

 

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Actions speak louder than words

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Actions speak louder than words

 

I am a true believer in this, your actions speak louder than your words, this can be used in all aspects of your life.

 

In your job, when your working overtime, your putting in 100%, giving it your all, you might occasional get a “good job” but no raise, no bonus for all of your hard work. How does that make you feel?

Like they don’t really appreciate all that your doing.

 

What about when it comes to friends, when you call someone up to tell them your stuck at the airport and they say “Wow, that sucks” but never step up to offer to help you….

 

Or someone who says they are your friend but when things get rough, they vanish, or you feel like you are always bowing down to them and their needs.

 

How about relationships? How many times have we’ve all been in one where they say they are going to call and don’t?

Or they say they care yet they can’t find a minute to text you to let you know your on their mind.

 

And we’ve all had the one person that only seems to remember who you are when it was booty time….

Come on your laughing but you know it’s true…

That person that tells you they want something with you but only seems to call you at 11 o’clock at night to get some…ahhh so many women fall for that one.

 

Yes…actions speak louder than words….

You can tell someone you love them a million times but if your treating them like shit, there is no love.

 

You can tell someone your their friend but if you don’t step up in a time of need, are you really a friend?

 

You can say you care about someone but if you constantly do things you know hurt that other person…how can you really care?

 

You can say you want a relationship but when your not putting in any time to make it grow, do you really? Or are you just blowing smoke up someone’s ass? Come on people let’s be real here.

 

People throw around words all too often, yet fail to back up those words. I know I use to say my “best friends” a lot but I’ve come to realize not everyone is entitled to that title, you must earn that title, you must be there through thick and thin, you must show that  you are the “best” in order to be called the best.

 

I have had the same  friends for 40 years…

40 years that tells you something about the kind of friend I am.

 

When I apply for a job I ask the boss how long have people worked for you? Why? Because that tells me if your a good boss or not, if you have long term employees, your doing something right, if every few months your overturning your staff…yeah… not so good.

 

Use this in real life, how many relationships does a person go through that only last 3 months, six months or friendships for that matter, why do you all of a sudden have friends then don’t have them?

Your turn over rate is constantly running.

 

That says something about who you are, you can say all you want but yet again your actions speak louder than your words.

 

So today my friends remember, you can say all you want, that your a friend, that you care about someone, that you want a relationship, yada, yada, yada….

Talk is cheap… What really counts, what really means anything at all is your actions….because believe me your actions speak louder than your words and we are listening.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

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Why do we fall for it?

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Why do we fall for it?

 

Ever wonder why we fall for it? Ever give a person chance after chance, just to realize that they are never going to change?

 

Yes, we have all done this, we want to believe that the person will change, that the issues will go away. So we keep giving them chance after chance just to have them keep doing the same crap time after time.

 

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

 

Yet we do, some of us do it through out our entire life, with friends who use us time and time again, with a job that the boss is horrible, yet your still there hoping it will change, to afraid to make a change yourself.

Many of us do it with family because family is family, so you think you have to and of course with the most famous one of all relationships…oh yeah this is where so many of us get tripped up over and over again.

 

The man who swears he wouldn’t cheat again, the gambler that will never play again, the alcoholic who swears he’ll never have drink after yet another binge, the man who swears he’s into you but only calls and then disapears when he gets a booty call. We’ve all been there, waiting, praying, hoping, wishing they would change, but they aren’t going to! Wake up, a leopard doesn’t change their spots.

 

Now don’t get me wrong I am a big believer in change, that anyone can change at anytime but you have to want to change, it has to be worth your while to change, you have to hit rock bottom in order to realize you need to change. Only then will you decided to change, it is up to them, nothing we do or say will effect their decision.

 

Yet we go back, we take them back, we continue to believe the lies, because we want what we want, because we feel we aren’t worthy or because we are “in love” there are a million reasons and a million excuses why we do it.

 

Whatever the reason may be, we are just fooling ourselves and we constantly let our hearts get broken over and over and over until we come to our breaking point, when enough is enough, when your sick and tired of being sick and tired and you don’t care what happens, your outta there.

 

Awww…..see change, we change, we see the insanity of our ways and we walk away.

I remember being at a job and hating it so much that I got hives every time I got off the exit, I kept hoping it would change, praying it would get better. I even anointed the office with holy oil (Yes, I was that desperate)

And nothing, until I was done, I had just bought my new home and I didn’t have a backup plan, I only had faith and I quit because nothing was going to change and I had enough. Guess What? It turned out fine, my life didn’t fall apart, I was happier and I could breathe.

Change is scary believe me I know, fear keeps us stuck, the unknown, being by ourselves, all of the fears we built up in our minds is just that… built up, we make it bigger then it really is.

 

This is why we keep falling for it…whatever “it” may be…

So today my friends remember, they may never change, they don’t think they have an issue, they are doing what they are doing and it is up to us to say enough is enough…I derseve better, I need better, if you won’t change then I must change.

Start today…dont “fall” for it one more time.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Being grateful to be free

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Being grateful to be free..

 

Yesterday I woke up and was on my way to a job with a client that I love and on my drive I couldn’t help but think of my life as it is now.

 

I have a beautiful home I never thought I would have, I have 2 amazing girls who I am so proud of.

I have a business

I started from the ground up, that has grown and went in all kinds of different directions I never thought it would. I have a small group of family and friends that I know have my back, no matter what.

 

I do what I love every day writing this blog and interacting with the best clients ever, how amazing is that? How amazing is my life?

 

I started to cry… because I am so grateful for everything I have in my life but for most of all because I am free… for me these last four years being divorced have been the best thing that has ever happened to me.

 

I am thankful each and every day that I am no longer there, that I can come home to a home filled with peace and love. Where there is no fighting, put downs, name calling and where I don’t have worry about walking on eggshells, making sure I am saying the correct thing so not to set him off.

 

Yes, there is not a day that I don’t open my eyes and the first thing I say is thank you God.

 

It is hard? Doing this by myself, oh hell yeah!

But it’s worth all the 14 hour days I have to put in for my freedom. I love me…and I love my life, my girls see me happy, they know I love them unconditionally and that I am always here for them.

 

They know I will never put a man before them again, they see what true strength is, what hard work is, what a undying faith looks like and hopefully they will do the same later on for their own  children.

 

Yes, I am so very grateful,

I do not take this life I have now lightly nor do I take it for granted. I know first hand how short life is, how precious it is and I don’t intend to waste another minute of it.

 

I know how truly blessed I am and thanks is always on my tongue, my testimony is always out there to inspire and encourage other people, especially women who where or are in the same situation as I was.

 

I am a standing testament that you can be living your best life, you can change, you can be happy, truly happy even without “things” and lots of money.

 

That you can have faith even through the worst storms, even when you thought you got this, even when you thought this is your season, even when the rug gets pulled out from under you, over and over again. Even when you cry out didn’t I endure enough?

 

I am here to tell you to never give up, to stand tall, to raise your arms, to laugh in the rain, to pray through the storm, to know you got this…you got this…you got this!

 

So today my friends, step out in faith, be grateful, give thanks, never take a moment for granted. Make the change, you can never imagine the life that is waiting for you…if you just believe.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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How to hear Gods voice

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How to hear God’s voice

 

In the last year, every day I am in a constant state of grace and gratefulness. I gave it all over to God and realized that I cannot do this on my own, it was too big for me to handle, I needed help, his help.

 

Now when I talk about God, I want you to know that this is my walk, you may or may not believe in God and that’s fine. Its about whatever gets you through your day, if it works for you, then its good!

 

But this is what got me through my dark times, when I hit rock bottom.. I let go, I now only looked at the positive, I am grateful for even the smallest things, before becoming grateful for everything.

I cut out negative people from my life, I forgave others but most importantly I forgave  myself. Yes, there are steps to get you where you want to go but when you get there it is amazing!

 

Here are some questions to start with:

 

Do you only see the negative in life?

 

Is your entire faith walk is driven by your senses?

 

Do you have to see it? Do you have to touch it for it to be true?

 

Faith is the belief in things unseen… so if you want to know what worked for me here are the three steps that taught me to hear Gods voice.

 

1- You must submit yourself to him. He doesn’t force you to want to hear him. He is there if you seek him out.

 

2-Read and apply his word to your life.

Yes, we are all human and God knows how many times I have screwed up, but I keep trying to be better, I keep trying to apply his word to everything I do.

 

3-Be spirit driven. Always feel the spirit in you, it will tell what is right and wrong, it will guide you, it will fill your soul with peace and joy.

 

Last year I decided that my motto would be:

 

Where he leads me I will follow. ..

That’s it, I will not ask questions, I will not complain if it was not what I wanted or prayed for, whatever comes I will be grateful.

 

I will give praise, I will not worry, it is not my will it is his, I let it all go. I decided I was not going to have:

Ego= Edging God out

 

I obviously have made some really messed up decisions on my own, so I was going to quit and let him make them for me.

And I have to tell you I’ve never had so much peace and joy as I have felt this year.

 

So today my friends, this is my journey and how I got here, if it works for you great, if you got there another way, great as long as each and every day you feel like your in a state of grace and gratitude.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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