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I Eat Chocolate Everyday….And Other Confessions

It’s time to come clean about a few things.  

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Speaking of clean, I don’t eat that way.    

I eat chocolate everyday.  Pretty much everyday anyway.   In fact, I can’t recall the last time I didn’t eat chocolate on a given day.  I often have a Hershey Kiss or two….or three…with my coffee sometime in the morning.  

I do have a sweet tooth and I’m taming it the best way that I can.  And one way is not to totally deprive it.  Allowing myself  to eat chocolate everyday helps me not go on an all out binge.  

I must confess, however, that I have allowed those couple pieces of chocolate in the morning to become a  few more at noon and a little more in the evening, so I do need to reign it in a bit and utilize that self-discipline that I have through the Holy Spirit’s power in me.  

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Another confession:  I don’t take rest days.  

While I have certainly adjusted my level of physical activity and don’t do a ton of two-a-day workouts or super long workouts, I do have to move everyday, even if it’s 20-30 minutes of strength training.  I just feel better.  I have to start my day with some sort of movement.

I know all the benefits of taking rest days, and I don’t think that everyone should workout everyday, but it’s what works for me.  This may be a case of “do as I say, not as I do.”


I’m not a patient person.  At all.  

Just ask my family or take a drive with me.  Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit it.  I get easily frustrated with other drivers.  I don’t ever and have never made a rude gesture (if you know what I mean!) to another driver, but my words inside my car aren’t always very nice.  


I don’t like to walk.  

I confessed this to my email list a couple of summers ago actually.  

Walking is a fantastic exercise, but I’m a runner through and through, and a cardio junkie at that, so if I’m walking, I feel like I might as well be running.  

But let me backup.  I do love to walk and talk with a friend or a client.  Often I’ll set up meetings over a cup of coffee or for a walk when the weather is nice.  

And I love to walk on the beach (like I did recently on our vacation to Cabo.)

But when it comes to exercise I like to do for me, walking isn’t my thing.  I tried to embrace it one summer when I was trying some different workouts and part of it was to add in leisure walking.  It helps to reduce stress and some experts would say is even better for you than running.  I decided that I prefer running over the possible benefits of leisure walking.  There may come a day when I have to embrace walking, but until then…..

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Another exercise confession:  I used to be a yoga hater.  

If you’ve been around any time at all, however, you know that has definitely changed.  But I didn’t always embrace it.  If I was going to spend an hour doing something, or even 20 minutes, I felt like I had to come out of it a sweaty mess or it just wasn’t worth my time.  

Thankfully I saw the light, and the benefits of, regular yoga.  There’s not often a day that goes by that I don’t do at least a 10 minute session.  I’ve found that it’s good for my mind and my body. (affiliate link)  


Finally, I confess that God just really blows me away.  

I am humbled that He allows me to show up in inboxes, have my name on the cover of 2 books, be present online and in social media, and even speak to groups of women.  

Here’s the thing…..He has done so much for me and has changed my life so much, I want to share that with others.  

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21

I believe He has called me to share and therefore has opened doors for me to do that.  I certainly could have not orchestrated these opportunities on my own.  I give Him the glory for what He’s done in my life and how He’s allowed me to share that with others.  

I want to continue to be obedient and allow Him to do His thing through me.  

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”  Isaiah 6:8

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