My very first thought this morning

Today has been a pretty good day so far.

Last night I started to feel pretty down on myself because I felt “heavy”. I had been trying to really do Tracy Anderson for a couple of days and just felt even worse than when I hadn’t been doing her workouts. I think I can contribute it to the water weight of my body using those small muscles and also the crazy calf muscles from her dance routine but I was still feeling pretty down.

I kept thinking “What am I doing wrong? Why do I feel heavy? I’m doing everything right.” And I went to bed feeling like a failure. I expected to get up in the morning and try to figure out my next steps by working out like crazy and skimping on food but.. one thing changed.

I woke up this morning with the thought – What am I thankful for?

This is such a great thought to start the morning out with – It will truly change your day.  I reevaluated my day and began to think about how many things God had blessed me with.

So the day started off on a pretty awesome note! It is so encouraging to really start your day with a positive attitude. (It takes practice so give it a try, it will get easier and easier)

I think because of that thought this morning my day followed suit – I faced the day with an attitude of gratitude. I forgot about the silly thoughts of feeling heavy and found that I felt lighter in the morning. Just that one simple act this morning, changed the course of my day.

I was able to wake up and make breakfast for my husband, kiss my husband good bye, workout, meditate, tidy up the house,  and drive to work read/ pray. All before 7:30 am . 🙂

The rest of the day was just work work work but during that time I really payed attention to being mindful and really trying to enjoy the moments. That is something that I am working on also.

Ok this is just crazy – this post is all over the board, a basically what is Catlin working on post .hahaha

But to conclude this crazy, kind of everywhere post I just want to sumarize  with this – how you start your day effects the rest of the day.Don’t beat yourself up about thoughts you had the night before and anything in the past.

So my challenge to you is to get up and say “Today is going to be a good day!” The rest of your day my just follow suit 🙂


Ancient Grain, Arugula & Chicken Salad – Panera Salad Review

Yum yum yum – Panera bread was delivered to may work today.

I sure do love fairy drug reps lol 🙂

So today I ordered the Ancient Grain, Arugula and Chicken Salad. It says it has “Chicken raised without antibiotics, arugula, our ancient grain blend, red grapes and fresh apple and cabbage slaw tossed with white balsamic apple vinaigrette and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds”

Here’s my pic of this delicious fall salad


The chicken, as always, was what truly made the salad. Oh my goodness, I don’t know how they make their chicken so tender and juicy but I love love love it. I loved the arugula and pumpkin seeds. The other stand out of the show was the grapes – who knew they pair well with chicken and salad. (just a little back story – im a pretty picky eater, or at least I used to be, so the whole world of eating different combos is completely new to me.)

The only negative or bummer i might say is that I had little to no ancient grains 😦 I was hoping for some cool looking quinoa or brown rice.

The salad was still amazing but I am pretty sure the accidentally left off the famous ancient grains.

I would totally recommend this salad. – go buy it and give it a try. and tell me what you think 🙂


  • Are you a picky eater?
  • Any awesome weird food combos?

the first post – what im all about

Number 1 – wow can I just tell you how excited I am for this post. I have looking forward to this for a long time. I have been reading/ following blogs for a couple of years and have even tried a couple of times to start my own but never really committed. Well this time is different.

I wish yall could see my passion for helping you see how much more life really is.

I think today is a great day to start out telling you a little back story about how this vision came to be.

I am going to try to keep it fairly simple, because I am sure I will tell you more details later, but here we go.

Definition: Living for a little more – to live beyond your limits, to know there is more to life than what is seen, having hope, enjoying the mundane, to see life in color, etc.

Living for a little more is so important to me because I felt like for a long while, I wasn’t living for more. I was so focused on what others thought about me, all the pressures of this world and everything I had to live up to. I was living life just making it through. Of course I had great times, but a lot of my time was spent worrying and wishing I was someone or somewhere different. I wanted to be prettier, I wanted to be smarter, I wanted to be richer, etc. I guess in a sense I was “living for more”, but not really in the true sense. My mind was consumed with the idea that I needed too, had too, have a different situation to be happy. And that is just not right at all.

I have learned that living for a little more means living with the hope of Christ, seeing that whatever situation you are in – you can be happy, your attitude changes almost all situations and that there is always a way to learn how to dance in the rain.

I am so blessed to see that I can now really live. I can experience life to the fullest because I am living for more than this world can offer. I am enjoying and embracing the things that life sometimes life just makes you pass by. I am learning that when I am truly present in each and every moment, I am finding pleasure and happiness.

Living for a little more is all about learning to experience more of life and loving the little things.