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::The Myrabev Life::: April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

An apple a day

"They say an apple a day keeps the doctor at bay", I want to think the same can be thought of for depression. A smile a day can keep (or should help) depression at bay. I do not know much about depression or claim to have gone through it because my version of depression is not the same for you or the other it's all personal. I should apologise as today's post is not about depression just I know too many depressed people so I thought I touch on it, so today's post is about smiling. How often do you smile a day? I personally smile too much for my own good, but I am not ashamed because my mama told me I have the most beautiful smile to fall this earth so I will keep showing off my crooked teeth and big African lips at you all because my mama told me so and because I love it too. 
I have noticed throughout my life how smiling can change a bitter situation into a sweeter situation so I try to live by that. As I mentioned in my last post/video "Happiness is a choice" but so is smiling, I don't care what kinda teeth you gat just smile like you were told Jesus is coming to take you to heaven tomorrow. Or for some of my non-believers think of it as if something you have always always wanted is happening. 

Keep smiling and showing off your smile because no one is going to smile for you. 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Off-Sunday ~ Wordless Day

**Check out my post video from yesterday "Happiness is a choice**

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happiness is a choice ~ I choose to be happy

Hey guys and dolls, so today instead of a written post I made a video I hope you enjoy and don't forget to sub to my YouTube channel please.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Week 21: Diet ~ Green Juice Challenge

I have decided to start the green juice energy boasting drinks challenge (again), when I say challenge I mean it in a more relaxed way like 1 bottle of juice a day because I figure if I start with the extreme of 3 days only on juice “to cleanse” and 4 days rest well then I will definitely fell by week 2 so easy does it for me when it comes to things like this.

I will be honest I am not a big fun of green juices mostly because they are usually bitter but I am searching for recipes online for some not so bitter green juices. If you have any good ones please share with a sister here, I will update you in 2 weeks how my challenge progresses either be a pass or a fail.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Week 21: Exercise ~ Self Motivation

I am a self motivated individual but even the best of us can get beat under the carpet, because when it's cold I feel like I should throw in the towel with my exercise but then I remember I started exercising to firstly get tired enough to sleep (insomnia issues) and secondly get healthier and fit back into my skinny size 10 jeans. Though I have achieved the basic goals I want to keep at it and keep fit for my future as well, you just have to turn on the telly or open a health & fitness magazine to see how everyone is talking about how been unfit can lead to an earlier visit to your grave. I do not like that concept but I do appreciate that I have to maintain my body, keep fit and eat healthily to the best of my abilities. So how am I doing that? How am I keeping fit? Eating healthier? And motivating myself?
If you have read my Benefits of exercise post you will remember that I explained what exercise classes I do each week, my favorite one is Spin. let me tell you a little about spin and the benefits that are associated with spin class and what have experienced personally.

Spin classes 
"A spinning workout is an excellent way to burn some calories and relieve stress. The workout employs a stationary bike, which has various tension levels. The bike will also track your progress, so that you are motivated to continue and accomplish your fitness goals. There are numerous benefits to a spinning workout". A workout of 45 minutes may allow you to burn around 500 calories, but the amount of calories you burn will depend on the intensity of the workout. spinning workout may help you build some muscle tone. The workout will focus on the core muscles, as well as the buttocks and thighs. spinning workout is a low impact exercise. This means that it won't put pressure on knees and joints, as other aerobic or running exercises do.

Personal Experience

  • In 3 weeks I attended 7 spin classes and I toned up so much that I came down a dress size, I was slowly moving up to size 12UK but I am back to size 10UK so happy about this
  • I feel more energetic which is a blessing and a curse because due to too much energy I find it hard to sleep
  • My skin is amazing, the softness is unbelievable, I have always has soft and smooth skin but its 10 times better now
  • When you cant fit in your favorite feature in the closet then you need to start working out, that's one of my motivation but mostly to get fitter and healthier drives to do these classes every week and I still keep eating what I eat.
  • Family history of any disease usually makes people to something about it e.g. go work out so that they don't experience the same.
  • I work out for me and for my man, I want to look good for him as much as I want to look good for me.
Thank you for reading my post, please do let me know what you think and also what motivates you to do exercises!!!

***some material on spin taken from the web***

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 21: Relationship Advice ~ You Know its worth it when...

Happy Monday peeps, welcome, its been a while since I last composed a heart to heart post. So today's post has come from some self reflection and I thought I share with you my lovely readers.

I was doing a clear up yesterday when I came across all the lovely cards that my boy friend has been sending me for the last 6 years. All the 6 valentines, the 6 birthdays and the 7 Christmas' they all have one theme in them "I love you more everyday", I will not lie to you it has not been easy but it has truly been worth it. Every relationship has its ups and downs but its how you work on it that determines its future at the end of the day.

When you watching TV dramas and movies they seem to give the illusion that everything works out in the end or that love shouldn't be hard or difficult and I agree at the most but I disagree too, why? Well because reality is different and man does it hit you hard once you wake up to it. There is a saying and its one of my favorite, it goes "Everything good is worth fighting for" or "Good things don't come easy".  Most say love shouldn't be hard but when is hard hard? I mean is it hard when you don't talk for a few days, weeks, months? or is it hard when you are totally ignored for 6 months? Hard is different for everyone so you can not compare your hard to your friends hard hence why I mostly disagree with TV dramas and movies when they try to portray relationships.

My advice to you as always:
  • Look after number 1 (that's you)
  • Bring everything to the lord in prayer
  • Trust
  • Compromise (both parties 50/50)
  • Love - to encompass all of the above
Don't ever be fooled into thinking when you start everything will be and should be easy in a relationship, trusting and  loving your partner in all ways possible is what its about and then things will be as it should be. Do not know get me wrong, even a bad relationship can emanate from having all the above. Only you can and will know whats what for you.

That's all I had for this Monday morning, have a wonderful week.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

The What Was and What is

Have you ever noticed now when things are not going your way you start to reminisce about the good old days? You remember them times ladies when he used to call you 7 times plus in a day, you didn't even have to ask some things he already knew cause he was observant! Or how he used to hold you or say your name? Those good old days when you thought he could not see past you anything outside you didn't not exist! Do you remember them times or are they too far back in your memory you can't even imagine them actually being reality thinking it may have been someone else' dream.

When this point arrives in your relationship ladies you gat a few options and I will mention some. 1) check why they have changed, what did you do? What did he do? Or what didn't either or you do? 2) can you work on this or not? If not run or yes put on your best shoes and work on it. 

Every girl knows we date men that sell us dreams, he may not even have said it but its how he carried himself before you that started to create that dream, in some case you can live that dream happily in other cases he sold you bulls and only wanted to get it on. 

Things change in every relationship good or bad but it's how you both behaviour towards it and how much influence you let the outside world have on your relationship. 

Guys am sure you have read this and thought ya what about us? Well what about you? Some of you are worth it some are not

So guys you treat your girl right all this time and you decide to test if she really loves you or the things YOU BUY so you start sliding, am not saying you should do this but it's a starting point to know. Some women will stay with you through think and thin some will bail. If the bail you know if they don't you know as well.

But don't be too quick to judge those who bail check the reasons and if its all money then you definitely know. 

Relationships are hard and always will be but when both parties are committed and in it for the long haul then you can make it work otherwise don't wasting each other's time. 

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

wordless Wednesday ~ quotes

Happy Wednesday peeps!!! We already in April and this month is flying by me again, didn't even have chance to be a prankster on April fool's day anyway another time. Today via request I am posting these powerful messages to you all.