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Monday, September 22, 2014

Repost: Motivational Mondays: Don't Take Crap - Put. Your....



It's been a while since I posted any motivational articles and found this one again.  There are times when we need to remember not to let other "get in our heads" with their negativity.  Whatever it is you have planned for yourself in order to achieve your dreams, don't stop.  The going will get rough, you may even lose sight of the path you are supposed to be on, keep it moving and just don't give up!

See the article linked below, read it and let me know if you agree with me.


FOREVERSERENITY: Motivational Mondays: Don't Take Crap - Put. Your....: "Some of us are not enjoying our lives, we are enduring it. Don't spend your time trying to make people who don't like you, l...

Fitness Wednesdays New Image Logo

I've decided to be creative and came up with the idea for an image for my fitness cover articles and videos.  One thing that my bloggers meet up gabfest 101 did for me was reminded me to do something about the need to have my own images.

Of course there will be a time when I need to utilize images from elsewhere and will do so using the free searches I talked about! What do you think about this dear readers?  Remember we covered branding?  I think this a a great way to brand my quest for fitness articles, wouldn't you agree?  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Musical Obsession: Free Music from Google Play-Demi Lovato

My goodness, free music album!!!  I'm totally stoked! Google Play is at it again, giving away free music dear readers.  This time it's Demi Lovato's music.  I have admired Demi's work because my pre-teen Amanda is a big fan and loves her music.  So of course mommy tunes in  and have become a fan too!

I've already downloaded my free music, if you haven't yet, go on over to Google Play and check it out.  If you downloaded Katy Perry's Prism from my last Musical Obsession write up, you already have your personal information (aka debit/credit card) and this download will be a cinch!  Didn't I tell you, $0.00!!! No charge! Woot!

I've been listening to the DEMI album and like what I'm hearing so far.  Amanda's favorite song is Neon Lights.  Let me know which song you like the best.

You can go to the link I've already shared from the first day on Google+: Demi Lovato's, Demi 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Operation Motivation: Stay Focus, Being Motivated, Beware Shiny things

There are times when I don't post any new articles because I can't get a moment to really sit and write.  I like writing good articles, at least to me, they are good because I'm sharing from my heart.  I give a part of me with each writing, and I want that moment to be good for the person who reads my work.  That would be you my dear readers.

 If I'm ever going to be away from my blog for too long, I like telling you that, just so you know.  It's my way of checking in, if you will. As you know, this year I decided to really take this hobby of mine more seriously and really dedicate as much of my energy as I can to it. When I am cheering you up, I'm doing it for me as well.  There is so much that goes on in our world, globally (your home country and worldwide) and internally (in our individual lives), we do need encouragement from time to time.  I don't know about you, but I need it!

Motivation helps me to keep focus, my eyes on the prize so to speak, so that I can get myself where I want to be and accomplish some of the goals I've set for myself.  One of the things that will happen is I will get distracted.  Either with personal issues which takes up a lot of time, or by other things that  will grab your interest.  I call those things "shiny baubles".  You know, it's like looking at the storefront and you see all the pretty and shiny jewelry; or gadgets; or shoes; whatever it is you love, that will hold your attention and your focus for a lot too long, then all of what you wanted to do, such as your goals, go unaccomplished. 

Has this happened to you?  Doesn't that just drives you nuts?!LOL! So, this is why I say, "Beware shiny things" - they keep you distracted!  I've been walking around with a silly smile on my face lately. I'm trying to remember to smile more because I am one of those people who, just because what I think and how I feel will "show", I might just give the wrong impression that makes me unapproachable.  Half the time I'm so deeply engrossed in my mental state of being that I don't realize that I might be giving mixed signals. So, I'm smiling more. I'm also smiling more because I'm feeling really filled up with joy inside with the love of God's light shining within me.  I know, it's almost sounding corny, but that's how I'm saying it! 

I want you to remember this phrase: 
"I use my conscious intention to manifest my dreams"

This is what I try to remember as I go about my daily life.  I learned this from one of the meditation challenges with Deepak Chopra (and Oprah) from the Chopra Center.  Whenever I participate in these meditations I learn so much and re-discover even more about myself.  You should try it!  I am linking below, one of my articles from one of the challenges.  Let me know if you like it.

Follow the link:
http://www.d-foreverserenity.com/2012/11/day-7-21-day-meditation-challenge.html





Monday, September 8, 2014

A Quick Note - Bloggers Meet Up Hub ~ Fabulously Curvy

A quick note my dear readers. Please click the link below. I'm cross-sharing from my fashion blog.

A Quick Note - Bloggers Meet Up Hub ~ Fabulously Curvy


Monday, September 1, 2014

A September to Remember

Yeaaahhhh, it's September!  Eeek, don't even mentioned the word Christmas, I'm just not ready to talk about that yet.  Let's get through September and the rest of the months before that time.  I just wish the retail stores would do the same thing.  They've already got Halloween decor up and we are shaking our heads here in the US (for my International readers) wondering why they keep doing this?!

Well, we will be focused on September for now.  It's a new month and the new season begins, technically, it's not officially Fall yet, but it is technically, the unofficial end of Summer!  While it will still be very hot days in Florida and a few other states, we can begin to dream of Fall and the fabulous fashion to come (a note for my Fabulously Curvy blog) and new beginnings.

Do you remember last year September I took a break from this blog?  I do too.  While things are not perfect...I am learning to manage myself better and take things in stride as I go along; keeping God first & foremost.  

One of the things you have to learn to do dear readers is to focus on you.  Yes, on YOU.  This is very important if there are other people who depend on you.  You need to be in top form both mentally and physically.  One of the things I do to keep myself alert is to workout, yes exercise.  I have been doing my best to do this 4-5 times a week, with some success.  I've been keeping up with my blogs as well, another way to keep myself alert! And to that end, I have jumped into two challenges! LOL!  I know, I do that.  Do you want to know what they are?

The first one I decided to do is one by Skorch Magazine (@skorchmagazine) on Instagram, (follow me on Instagram @donnaforeverserenity) a Skorch Magazine Photo Challenge - 30 days of it!  The first word for today was "Morning".  I've already posted my photo on Instagram.  Tomorrow's word is, "Sparkle". I've never done this type of challenge before and am looking forward to how I can get my creative juices aka my brain, flowing.



I've also decided to do a Squat/Crunch/Sit-up challenge. This is from 30dayfitnesschallenges.com, introduced to me by a friend on Facebook.  I'm actually going to love the squats because the last time I did a challenge, my butt was on point!lol!  Plus I need a boost to my workout and this will be it!  I'm hoping to write about my attempts, documenting them on my blogs.  Ohhh, I'm excited!  

Now what have you been up to dear reader?  Are you looking forward to Fall, any new plans?  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hey Bloggers, Let's Meet Up..

Call it a meeting of the mind dear readers.  Or just a meeting of like-minded people who love to blog. It can be the best of times when you have a successful blog, or it can be the worst of times when you have no one reading with you.  Let's hang out, meet and greet, share, introduce ourselves.

The link at the end is from my fashion blog. I'm posting it here too. follow the link and let me know if you're in!




Hey Bloggers, Let's Meet Up... ~ Fabulously Curvy