40 Days Lighter – Day : Ready to Run

First, please let me say how utterly amazed I am at the outpouring of encouragement I have received throughout this 40 Days Lighter Journey! I am at a loss for the perfect words to express just how much I appreciate each and everyone of you who has taken the time to join me on this … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day : Ready to Run

40 Days Lighter – Day 39: A Beautiful Transformation

Metamorphosis: change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means  a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances I couldn't think of a more fitting word for what I have experienced over the last 39 days of this journey to being 40 Days Lighter. Now on the brink of the 40th day, the … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 39: A Beautiful Transformation

40 Days Lighter – Day 25: Finding A God-Honoring Rhythm (Part 1)

  If there were any two areas along this journey to becoming 40 days lighter with which I have genuinely struggled and truthfully feel like an utter failure, it would be in finding times of rest, and moments for self-care. I am constantly on the go, if not in the care of our family, for … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 25: Finding A God-Honoring Rhythm (Part 1)

40 Days Lighter – Day 23: Build Muscle & Burn Fat

Over the next 2 nights, I want to share with you a few key observations from my journey that I believe will encourage you as much as they have encouraged me! As I am on this journey to healthy living, exercise has become a critical part of what I do, an integral part of my daily … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 23: Build Muscle & Burn Fat

40 Days Lighter – Day 17: Is It in the Right Pile?

In my efforts to declutter my closet and dresser, I have repeatedly come across items that I was, at first, either sure I wanted to keep, or I was seriously considering throwing out. This internal wrestling with myself became cumbersome, so I followed the instructions of decluttering expert Marie Kondo, and simply pulled everything out … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 17: Is It in the Right Pile?

40 Days Lighter – Day 12: Learning New Hungers

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬ As I continue to reflect on my reading of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith, I was brought back to a chapter where the author talks about "rehabituating our hungers". … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 12: Learning New Hungers

40 Days Lighter – Day 6: Making Room for Change

Today I decided to get a refresher lesson in the art of folding clothes. I know, it sounds basic, but in this mission to declutter and organize our home, folding properly - and not cutting corners - seemed like a necessary skill to revisit. Naturally, since I am reading Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 6: Making Room for Change

40 Days Lighter: My Journey through 40 Days of Decluttering

I was recently inspired by a Facebook post from a friend sharing a link to participate in 40 Bags in 40 Days, a challenge that asks participants to declutter their homes, work spaces, email inboxes, among a host of other "non-stuff" ways to declutter and incorporate healthy, beneficial habits. The challenge is aligned with the … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter: My Journey through 40 Days of Decluttering