I saw this really neat video on Bleah's blog. There is this really neat movement called I am Second and its really fantastic.I hadn't heard of it until I watched this video. It features Jason Castro, a new-er music artist with a really neat voice and awesome hair! (seriously, I love it and I'm seriously thinking about getting dreadlocks, more about that later). here is what I am Second is and the video.
What I am Second is all about: (taken from http://www.iamsecond.com/ )
Inspiring the Revolution of Second.
I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second.
You are here for a reason. We all have needs and could use some help. Talk to us. Call, chat, or email. 24 hours a day.
Go a step further, talk with the people in your life. Spread the revolution of Second. Share the videos with friends. Start an I am Second Group in your neighborhood, workplace, or school. Click on Get Involved to find help getting your group started.
Or you can join an I am Second Group already meeting. Check out Find an I am Second Group.
Volunteer at concerts. Serve through I am Second community service events. Organize your own I am Second events. Sign up for an I am Second Expedition to help people in other countries. Check out Get Involved for opportunities. Connect with us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
I am Second is designed to help people discover their purpose in life. Have you discovered yours?
see, doesn't have he have awesome hair?! ok moving on..... ;)
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I've come to the fact that I'm expecting too much out of myself regarding my gluten free eating plan and exercising plan. I hate to say that but working out every other day is just too much. My body can't take that with all that I've been through and what I am going through. I get Jillian Michael's Losing it newsletter everyday and one day it was about making setting goals that you can accomplish and work your way up to bigger challenges(read it here) It reminded me that I can't just plunge right into working out or eating gluten free or really can't jump right into many things in life. I was feeling bad when I couldn't not eat gluten for just 1 day or I had to stop for a few mins while doing an intense workout. I need to start small and work my way up. When I first starting thinking about this I thought " I feel like a lazy slacker or I need to do more!". But if I take it slow and accomplish small goals then I can work my way up to greater challenges. So I'm going to work out 2-3 days a week and work my way up to eating gluten free all the time. so if I eat some bread or a granola bar for a snack then I do and I keep going on. I'm not going to just eat whatever I want but I'm not going to beat myself up for eating something that's not GF free. I've also thought of the idea of at night writing down the things I've accomplished that day. So I write if I went the whole day without eating gluten or if I ate 1 meal GF or exercised that day. I'm going to do this with Bible reading, I really need to get in the Word more and so I'm going to start in Genesis and read 1 chapter everyday( we are doing this in our youth group at church). That way during the weekend I can look at the the goals I've accomplished during the week and be encourage but also look at the things I can work on during the next week :) So those are my ideas and thoughts!
That was a lot longer than I expected it to be! if you read through all of it congrats ;)
and yes I have 2 Taylor Swift songs on my playlist ;) Never Grow Up and Tied Together with a Smile. They are really neat songs and they don't involve any boys!! ;D Never Grow Up is such a sweet song, even if you don't like Taylor Swift please take a listen. I can relate this song to my little brother and sister and the little kids we(my mom and I) babysit. There is a little girl who is 8 or 9 months,who shall be called Cupcake and she is so.adorable. seriously she's the cutest little thing! when I first saw her and held her when she was just a few weeks old, she created a sweet and very special place in my heart :) We watch her older sister, who shall be called Muffins (which is is her real nickname ;) and she is such a sweetie also. Cupcake and Muffins are my "adopted" sisters ;) wow, I got way off track ;P so the main thought of this section is that I would really like to keep the little people in my life to stay little. they grow up so fast and I'm learning to treasure every moment with them :)
I really didn't intend this post to be long but it is. I've been sitting at the computer for like *ahem* 2 hours. I've probably killed hundreds of brain cells and I won't be able to think for the rest of the night. oh well, the dead cells will be replaced quickly... I hope. ;)
hope you are having a great week, serving Christ and loving others :)