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Friday, April 23, 2010

An answer to a QUESTION...and today's tip on RELATIONSHIPS~

I was sent a message via Linked in about my company "The 3 B Method" Living Life Busy, Balanced and Blessed. The person said they understood what I meant by Busy and Balanced but wanted to know what I meant by Blessed...

Maybe the person is sincere in asking so I am going to be sincere in answering.

Blessed is a choice we make everyday. Being Blessed and living a Blessed Life has nothing to do with how much money we have in our pocket or what kind of car we drive. Blessed is defined in Acts 20:35 as it reads it is more of blessing to GIVE than the receive. So many people think they are blessed by what they GET or what they HAVE. I feel blessed is what I can GIVE. Blessed is what GOD has given to me and I had the choice to accept his gift or reject it. I am Blessed because I was given the gift of salvation, the choice to believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save me and you from our sins, the gift of eternal life in heaven...the blessing to choose...

I wake every day and try so hard to rise out of bed with the thought process of asking...Is it going to be a good day or bad day? I choose it to be BLESSED day. I wake up to GIVE of myself to others, I wake up to GIVE to my children and my spouse. I wake up to GIVE to the public that is buying or selling a home and I now wake up to GIVE to myself the best physical body I can have to help GIVE others hope and belief that they can do this at any age!

This is my answer to WHAT IS BLESSED in the 3 B Method...Thank you for allowing me to be so sincere and honest.

Remember: The safest place we can be is in the WILL of GOD~


Life will carry you from one cycle to the next...As long as you remain in prayer and remain in a relationship with your saviour YOU will be walking in WILL of GOD!

Also my friend I must share this with you...I just had this conversation with Lynn. We have been married over 15 years, together for 18 (since I was 21) and let's face this fact. In 15 years you are going to be in love, be out of love, you are going to grow close and you are going to get bored with the same old relationship day in and day out...HOWEVER, marriage is just like your relationship with GOD...

GOD IS A FACT...Not always a feeling. MARRIAGE is a FACT...Not always a feeling...

You have to stay the course and you have to know what is right from wrong and sometimes, even EVERYDAY...You have to ask for forgiveness...You have to believe and you have to faith and you have to no matter what communicate. God knows our hearts and our souls...Communicate with him and he will open the door and GIVE you so many blessings...Honor him and give him credit and thanks...respect him and appreciate him...Same with the marriage...Honor, respect, appreciate and give thanks~Give to one another and learn to feed one another the love language needed...(read 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman) -

Those languages are:

Quality time
Physical touch
Acts of Service
Words of Affirmation

Learn to GIVE the language that your partner needs...Most often we GIVE the one we need and this is what causes communication breakdowns! I promise you this is book worht reading! OK - Bedtime for me! Maybe one day I will realize I need more sleep!

Live, Laugh and Love...Most of all LOVE!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lynn and Liz
NPC NC Body Building Show
April 1Oth 2010

The things I learned as a newby to competing...

These things I learned are in no order but I want to publish for anyone that ever wants to compete or that is competing for the 1st time...

Fake Eyelashes...Practice with a pair before the big day...

Posing...Practice posing everyday before you compete...competing next year...that means practice 365 days!

Look at the judges...Not the audience...

Follow the instructions to where to go and stand on stage...LOL

Bikini Bite...Own it...Be careful where you glue and how you glue your skin in your how you bend once you are glued in...

Orange Roughy is a super white fish but if you eat it straight for 2 weeks BE CAREFUL...

Do not use a razor on your skin anywhere once you are painted or sprayed with tanning products...

If sticking or glueing on nails - do it after all painting is done!

Keep gloves on hand at all times to help touch up friends and not mess up your nails!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I will compete in a body building show before I turn 40...CHECK IT OFF LIST! DONE!

I still can't believe I did it...I also never dreamed that competing would be as hard as it was! I owe so many people a huge thank you for the support, love and encouragement and helping me keep the drive to eat so much tilapia and asparagus!

I also owe so many people a huge apology for saying that competing would not be so hard...I have helped my friends and my husband for years and have honestly thought they were C.R.A.Z.Y because they get so...mean and so out there the week of the show. I have said NO WAY would eating change me...Well, let me just say that eating does change you. It changed my shape and my mind! Not always for the best...

For those just dropping in here is the story:

January 2nd I started the program in which Jen Hendershott put me on a serious life changing food plan. I weighed 147 -152 and was a full size 8 to 10...My goal was to compete in the bikini division of the NPC NC Body Building Show in the best condition I could be. Lynn, my husband was also competing in the men's masters 40 and over division. The show was April 10th and I am so glad I did it and so proud that my body reached 122 lbs! In the last 2 weeks I lived off of egg whites, white fish and asparagus! ONLY!!! 6 meals a day of that and 2 gallons of water...and 2 hours of cardio a day!

I can tell you that if you want to shrink...just eat fish all day! I actually felt wonderful and was never hungry. I had a blast before the show getting ready, the day of the show with my friends and the day after getting to eat at Cracker Barrel and not having to eat every 3 hours...BUT can you believe that I missed it by Monday...I was ready to get right back to eating all day and craved my seared fish!

Will I compete again? I do not know. So much is going on with my kids and work that I really must focus on...I have loved getting to be a bit selfish and do something for ME for a change but there is a time and a place for everything and right now...there are others that need me and of course, the queen of living busy, balanced and blessed realized that carbs are required to have the 3 B;s! I also have to make some $$$$!

Lynn placed 2nd in Masters 40 and over...I am so proud of him. Competing together is a challenge! There is some good to it for eating together etc...but then again, there are some hard times with no carbs that make it tough for two people that work, live, laugh, love and play together! Our poor children...They have lived off McDonalds... Let's just say again that I am so glad this weekend and ALL of the events of the last week are over with! We have been married for 15 years, together for 18 and this last 2 weeks experience for us has been CRAZT in both good and bad ways! It has been a step in just making us stronger and being again the best friends that we always have been! Sometimes I guess NO CARBS CRAZINESS can do some good!

So, what is next? Who knows right now...Lynn is competing in the Charlotte show on the 24th. I am still not sure...I just ate 3 cookies and drank a cup of whole milk...I needed the calcium and was just craving the chocolate. They say to never regret what makes you smile...We will see if the cookies show up on the scales or my butt or BOTH!

Lynn is training a 13 year old teen for the Burlington show! I cant wait to share more of that with you!

Competing can be expensive...I did reconstruct my bathing suit and was so proud of my purple and gold suit and purple shoes that I spray painted...Yes, I painted my shoes....I guess I tell you this because I want you to know that where there is a WILL there is WAY! If you want something bad enough you set your mind to it and you DO IT!

I have had to say this over and over and over again everyday. I did not like 2 hours of cardio a day but I did it...I was not crazy about eating ALL day every 3 hours, but I did it! Cold fish, cold raw asparagus and cold sweet potato. Where there is a WILL there is a WAY!

So, what do you want to do? What changes do you want to make in your life? In your body? I am telling you that if I could do this SO CAN YOU!

Thanks again for supporting me...

Bucket List next check off list is SKY DIVING! Anyone want to join me for that?

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