Life can pull us down sometimes. When you feel the pressure, the pull, look for a stronghold. Sometimes, it can be found in family pictures, or in remembering accomplishments and goals that you have reached before. Perhaps pray for help from the Lord of strength. You do not have to deal with this pressure alone. Seek out loved ones for support and encoucouragement. Find something that is attainable and get it done. Whatever you do, you do not have to fall under the pressure. Remember David from the Bible and the fight he had with the giant Goliath. He won against that very big “obstacle” and against the pressure of that challenge. He asked God for help, God answered.MwsR
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There is a place whether in a dream or life
That you can imagine yourself being, and leaving behind all the strife.
That place is a resting place for your soul and mind.
It is one that no one but you can find.
When shadows try to take your sun away
You can revisit this place and for a while stay.
A place for comfort, reflection, and rest
This place is simply the best.
Everyone has their place like this
There is no challenge there, at least not in this.
Visit this place when you need
Go there when you can, I plead.
When you get ready to pack
Take only what you need to come back.
Leave behind all the negativity and pain
Because with those things life surely will seem the same.
Revisit if and when you can
There your strength will help you stand.
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Warm-up for 5-7 minutes with easy cardio. This can be on any cardio machine of choice, or a walk around the neighborhood. If it’s too cold, try 5 minutes of a dance cardio video on YouTube, or walking or jogging in place while listening to your favorite warm-up song.SLIDESHOW
How to Start Strength Training
Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on 2/18/2020
Complete 2-3 sets of 15 reps for the following exercises. (For example, You’ll do 15 biceps curls. Wait a few seconds to recover, and do 15 more biceps curls. If you’d like, do the third set. Then move onto the next exercise.)
- Biceps curls. Hold the weights so that the palms of your hands are facing forward. Keep your elbows close to your torso, a tight core, and a slight bend in your knees. Flex at the elbow, bringing the weight all the way up (aiming towards your shoulder, lifting up through your chest as you go ). As you release, try to resist the weight, and go for a nice full extension at the bottom of the movement.
- Sit to stand. Hold 1 dumbbell (with both hands, one at each end of the dumbbell)at your chest and stand about 2 feet in front of a couch or sturdy chair. Place your feet just under your shoulders with toes slightly angled out. Keep your chest lifted and a tight core as you sink back and down into your squat. Tap your booty to the chair, like you’re sitting down for a second. Make sure that your body weight is in your heels (you should be able to lift your toes). Exhale to rise.
- Good mornings. Hold the dumbbells in your hands and cross your arms at your chest. Stand with your feet underneath your hips with a slight bend in the knee. Keep your back flat as your hinge from your hips, like you’re folding your body like a book. Stop when your chest is parallel to the floor. Squeeze your glutes and exhale to stand.
- Overhead press. Stand with legs hip-width apart, core engaged. Hold a weight in each hand, at shoulder level, with palms facing inward. Inhale to bring the weights up to 90 degrees and exhale to press up overhead. Lower down with control to 90 degrees and repeat.
- Lunge. Hold the weights at your sides, palms facing inward, and stand with feet hip-width apart. Take one huge step forward, and keep your feet in line with your hips. Try to keep your torso perpendicular to the floor as you sink down into your lunge. As you lunge, watch the front knee to make sure it stays stacked above the front ankle. As you rise, actively think about trying to squeeze your legs together. Switch sides. For this exercise, you’ll do 8 lunges on the right side and 8 on the left for a full set.
You can do this workout 2-3 times per week on non-consecutive days. In between strength days, feel free to add in some cardio, whether through a class, cycling, walking, or dance cardio (the Fitness Marshall on YouTube is my fave!).WebMD Blog © 2020 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.
With matters of the heart
Here comes heartache that smears and leaves inside a huge mark
Unaware as people are
No one notices, really
They try to function day-to-day
Little do they know
There is no warning sign
No flashing light.
Heartache creeps in
It replaces where trust once stayed
It is almost like it packs a bag,
It is not going anywhere soon.
Little by little the changes seem
To little really to place blame
As if the heart was made of steel
People excuse that deep down, how they feel.
They don’t understand it all
Or they would run away, even crawl.
No one likes heartache, no one needs it either
It is sadly though a fact of life
Somewhere along in your own life you have had it come
It stays for a while and then some
Leaving in its place things that barely function any more,
Things like trust, like pleasure, like joy.
Sometimes it sinks into the walls of the heart
It does not hesitate at all.
However, heartache can be put in the back of your heart, sometimes
That place where you avoid going unless something triggers it
The avoidance does not extinguish it,
All it does is give a person a little while to feel the right way again
To enjoy something that they hadn’t been
In a sort of way, it allows them to pretend.
So if you see heartache coming for a visit,
Turn it away, don’t let it stay
Show it your heart and its courage,
Then, and only then will you eventually be alright.