It’s Your Season, Pour Into Yourself!!!!

Hey Lucids,

It’s a new year and a new day….Before 2020 came in, you told yourself that this would be your year, so what steps have you taken to make your goals manifest? Some of us wanted to become an entrepreneur, lose weight, start furthering our education, become a homeowner, or even leave that bloody relationship that no longer serves us. Well I am here to tell you to do it, start with what you have today, and I am not just saying this to you, I am speaking to myself as well. I promised myself I would become a homeowner this year and lose weight, and guess what, I have taken the steps to start that process by taking a first-time home-buyer’s class and taking my butt to the gym. Baby steps, I am doing what I can with what I have right now.

Pour Into Yourself

For so long lots of us has been the support for someone else, be it our spouse, family members, kids, or friends. We forget to take care of ourselves in the process. Yes, we can get up in the morning and put on our nice clothes, style our hair, and spray on our favorite fragrances, but are we really okay? Or are we feeling like we take care of everything and everybody with no one to take care of us or be our shoulder. Are we feeling used and unappreciated? Did you know we could avoid feeling that way if we considered and loved on ourselves more? And I am not saying to not support your loved ones, but if you are not giving to yourself, how can you love, support, and pour into someone else, or expect them to do the same for you in return.

My message for you today is to Take Care of You, Make Yourself Happy, Heal Whatever is Stopping you from being the Best Version of Yourself. Stop looking at or comparing yourself to others and their timelines, it’s not yours, worry about your own self. Live in your own divine time, appreciate what God has given you today, so that he may bless you tomorrow. Also, know that it is perfectly okay to put yourself first. And it’s perfectly okay to tell others no if you have nothing to give, especially if it’s taking away from you. Take the steps you need to take today with whatever you have now, if you don’t do anything but write down your plans or your vision, pray for guidance, or ask for help. Start Today friends, let’s not allow the summer or the end of the year to arrive and have accomplished nothing, I’ll say it again Start Today, Start Tonight, Start Right Now…….It’s your time, pour into yourself….

Love,

Pretty Lucid

What will you give up for the new you?

New-Year-New-You-ImageWith the start of the New Year we all reflect on the past year and vow to make changes that will positively impact our nutritional and fitness goals. For the first few weeks we are dedicated and will follow our new workout regimen and nutritional plans step by step, day by day. But as time progresses and holidays, birthdays, social events, or vacation time come up. We easily lose focus thinking “Hummm well…one day of eating what I want will not hurt”. However one day will turn into two days, and two day’s turns into three days; until we promise ourselves next month we will start over. And we all know that month never comes.

So let’s vow not to make drastic changes that will send our body into a craving tailspin. Let’s vow to change our eating lifestyle week by week. So we can teach ourselves to “Eat to Live and not Live to Eat”

Below I have jotted down some simple swaps, that we can change gradually.

Let’s get rid of (just a few examples)  

Candy

Cookie

Chips

Soda

Fried food

White floor

Sugar

Processed foods

Let’s add new items ( just a few examples)

Fresh squeezed juice

Fresh fruit (in season)

Fresh Vegetables

Sweet Potato

Beans

Nuts

Low fat yogurt

Fish

Lean meat

White Meat

I am not nutritionist. I simply care about what I put into my body, and pay close attention to how my body and moods re-act to various types of food I consume. I look at my body as multi-billion dollar vehicle. The up keep on this vehicle can be a bit expensive at time’s however if something goes horribly wrong the cost to restore my vehicle can soar into the millions if not properly maintained. In order to keep my vehicle from needing major work, I give my vehicle fuel that will not jeopardize the integrity of my engine. So what do you vow to give up this week and what will you replace it with?

Food for thought

Love  Nicole Valque