Exerting Exercise!

Eversince I went to a “bootcamp” of sorts with my church I have been motivated to exercise! Found this good video on Women’s Health website haha. Good for a newly-committed-to-exercising person like me :).

http://bcove.me/yycon1in

It’s for the butt and thigh area which is crucial to me since I have such disproportionally large thighs and butt TT.TT

Another amazing find for me was the book the Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller. The first chapter didn’t really draw me in to the book but the second chapter spoke to me so deeply yesterday. I love how so far he emphasizes how your relationship with God should at least be steadfast in order to really plow through the troubles of marriage. He focuses on God rather than the marriage relationship which is obviously different form other secular self-help marriage books I’m sure. The chapter really spoke to me about what I’m currently struggling with.

One of the points that really hit home with me was when he elaborated on this verse “Whoever wants to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). He states how some people feel it justified to be self-absorbed because they have wounded personally throughout their life in some way. But Tim Keller  says straight out the “woundedness makes us self-absorbed.” “Both people crippled by inferiority feelings and those who have superiority complexes are centered on themselves, obsessed with how they look and how they are being perceived and treated.” This is so true for me because I’m self-absorbed in the way that I cling to my “wounds.” I’m a sensitive person and I take things too close to heart because I’m so absorbed with myself. I care so much about myself, and how others perceive me. Whether they like me…whether I’m liked by lots of people. But Tim says “When you received criticism, you would never be crushed, because Jesus’s love and acceptance of you is so deeply ‘in there.'” As Christians we should be liberated from these fears..the fears that you aren’t “likable” enough for others or the fear of what others say about you. You should be controlled and at the same time liberated by the fear of the Lord! Amen to that. I hope to share this chapter with my small group cus we’re currently going over the book “So Long Insecurity.” How fitting is this chapter for such a discussion? 🙂

 

Lippies!

So I have been pretty bad and spent quite a bit of money little by little in buying these lippies:

vivids

These are the Maybelline Vivid sensational color lipsticks. I’m so glad to say Maybelline lipsticks do not peel my lips. These colors are not exactly the most natural looking color on your lips…and they’re quite bold too so if you aren’t into very colorful bold lips then these aren’t for you. From left to right: on fire red, shocking coral, and fuschia flash.

moisturelip

These are the Neutrogena moisture smooth color sticks! I was so in love with the color in the middle called Sweet Watermelon. The other colors Juicy Peach (far left) and Bright Berry (far right) don’t seem as moisturizing but I’ll have to test it out some more before I can say anything.

photo-2

 

THESE ARE THE BEST LIP BALMS I’VE EVER TRIED. Please get yourself one. I’ve tried sooooo many chapsticks, lip balms, etc. that actually make my lips look worse than before. Korres lip butter (the color mango looks pretty but it makes my lips peel), Maybelline Baby Lips, Revlon lip butters, and Eos lip balms…all not that moisturizing unfortunately. I should do a blog on this later because I think moisturized lips are essential!

fresh

 

My got me the fresh lip balms for my birthday! 🙂 I do really enjoy these lip balms. The only sad part is is that the regular sized ones are 22 dollars! D:. Luckily for me I realized that these small ones have even lasted me for a year so  I think I’ll continue to buy these in value packs. Love the color selections…and the colors are sheer to medium opacity (darker the more opaque).

mac

 

These are also random lippies I bought…but since I don’t have a collection of them I lumped them together. The one on the left is from Mac’s limited edition Archie’s collection and it’s called strawberry malt. Though it is a bit sticky, the color lasts just as long as a lipstick and doesn’t travel outside your lips. Love it! The Maybelline color whispers are also amazing! Unlike Revlon lip butters these suckers actually moisturize my lips. However, I did make sure to buy the color whispers that don’t contain any glitter cus I think glitter really peels my lips unfortunately. I think I’ll have to buy more of the color whispers sometime D:.

I like to post frivolous things like this so I don’t have to sit down and reflect…but hopefully I’ll have one out soon because I have been enjoying the new church I go to and God has revealed so much to me recently.

 

Pink- Just give me a reason

Right from the start
You were a thief you stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren’t all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them
Now you’ve been talking in your sleep
Things you never say to me
Tell me that you’ve had enough
Of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Im sorry I don’t understand where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
Oh we had everything
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everything
And its all in your mind
Yeah but this is happening
You’ve been having real bad dreams
Oh oh
You used to lie so close to me
Oh oh
There’s nothing more than empty sheets
Between out love, our love, oh our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I never stopped
You’re still written in the scars on my heart
Your not broken just bent and we can learn to love again

Oh tears ducts and rust
I’ll fix it for us
We’re collecting dust but our love’s enough
You’re holding it in
You’re pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We’ll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I really like this song! Though Pink almost looks like she’s doing it with her husband in the music video D:. Sigh…sad how I try to relate to all these love songs