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Getting Your Life Together- Day 2: Smile

by Serrurie

Hello, friends. I hope your day yesterday was filled with blessings and joy. How’d you like the first blog? Did it feel tough? Crucial? If you haven’t felt insulted by it yet, I guess I have my work cut out for me. (Just kidding. Mostly.)

Today is day two of my wonderful new series, ‘Getting Your Life Together-Day 2: Smile’. So, do you have any guesses about today’s topic? Because, friends, it isn’t just about smiles. You smile with your eyes. You smile with the way you hold your hands, and the way your feet are pointed. We smile by showing how we take care of ourselves.

Be honest. Do you take care of yourself?

If you’re reading this lovely blog of mine, probably not. I just want you to know now, right at this very moment, that you look so amazing right now. It’s nearly unexplainable how beautiful we all are.

But, if you don’t put on your smile, you aren’t going to look near as beautiful as you are. Are you smiling right now? If not, you probably look grumpy, ticked off, like you have someplace else to be. You probably do have someplace else to be. But this is important.You are important.

And can I guess why you are so grumpy; you don’t like how you look, now do you?

Looks are one of the least important things I can cover, but in a way, their insignificance is what makes them so important. We need to recognize that looks aren’t everything. You are so much more than a face, and letting our good, inner person shine through is what we really need to focus on.

That being said, if you still aren’t happy with your looks, I am telling you right now that sulking about it isn’t the answer. If we are to change ourselves inside and out, for the better, than lounging around telling yourself that you're ugly is the worst possible thing you can do.

I’m not saying to change yourself. I’m saying to better yourself. Get that face moisturizer on! Build that personal workout! Get out and do! It’s the only way you’re going to make a change.And if you don’t have motivation, take mine. I’ll give it up. Message me if you want a daily reminder from me, if you need a bit of encouragement in the next blog post about it, please go ahead! I’m ready to be here to help you meet your goals.

There’s a typical mistake I think you’re going to make if you start working out before finishing reading this. It goes a little something like this:

  1. I’ll start on a way too simple workout to make sure I don’t go overboard.
  2. Wow, I didn’t get abs yet after doing this five minute workout for just one week.
  3. *Gives up out of sadness that their body 'just can’t' have abs*.

Of course, I dramatized it so you would get a better picture. But, this is a mistake I don’t want you to make. You can’t expect major results if you're treating your body like that of a preschooler’s. You need to make sure you are at the perfect interval for yourself. I do not want to see someone contacting me on here saying that they nearly passed out from their workout. That is not the way. You need something not too hard, and not too easy. The goal of working out is to create tiny tears in the fibers of your muscles, which then reform to create bigger muscles. (Link to information here: howmusclerepairworks)That's where the pain comes from. If you’re not feeling a decent amount of tension/pain, get yourself a more intense workout.

You may be asking yourself, ‘how do I know where I stand?’ Great question, friend. There are plenty of tests to measure where you’re at for different parts of the body. Here are some examples that I would encourage:

  1. Step test- this measures cardiorespiratory endurance; measuring how long it takes to get your heart rate down to normal after stepping up and down on a stool for three minutes. To get your pulse, count the number of beats of your heart right after you're done, then multiply by four. That’s your heart rate. The shorter the amount of time it takes to get down, the better.
  2. Repetition maximum- this measures how much you can lift without any injuries. If you have some weights at home, great! If not, find some items and put them on a scale, or try to find them on a website like Amazon to find their weight. If you don’t feel any tension, keep going up in weight until you do. Where you feel pain is where you need to work.

Stretching is extremely important when working out. If you don’t want cramps or to feel like a walking penguin when you're done, stretch before and after.

I bet you’re asking yourself why you should even go to all of the trouble to do all this. I’ll give you an answer. There is so much goodness waiting to blossom inside of us, but we can’t share that goodness to others unless we feel that goodness inside of  ourselves. And how do you expect to make friends if you spend all of your time crying? We need to become the people we want. A depressing, grumpy person isn't who you want, right?

I’d like everyone reading this to try one of the tests and see where you’re at. Record your results in the comments. I really want to help you guys!

That’s it for today, friends. I hope your weekend is filled with love and kindness.

I love you!


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Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:31 am
IcyFlame wrote a review...

Hello again! As I've just reviewed day one I'm just going to carry on through and review day two as well!

I'm still not too sure on the theme - I think it could be more specific. I worry that if you're trying to make this into a longer series of posts or videos or whatever the intent is, whilst they're a bit more vague like this you run the risk of repeating yourself. To begin with it sounds like we're talking about the power of smiling, then it moves to exercise and then onto not spending all the time crying? It makes it feel less cohesive and structured and I think confuses the message.

I love that you sign off with an I love you, by the way. It's a lovely affirmation and I think it's just such a nice way of injecting some warmth right before you sign off.

The call to action at the end works really well too - I know I mentioned it in my previous review before reading this one and I have to say it really suits the format and the messages you're trying to convey.

Not sure if you're planning to (or have already posted) do a day three, but I'll be sure to look out for it if so!


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Hii just wanna say thank you so so sooo much for writing this
It really helped me and inspired me to wanna smile
I love the way you break things down and explain things it is really clear
Also I love the fact that you have the passion to wanna help people through writing reminds me of myself I am so glad to find others who wanna help people through writing very excited and happy about that so please please pleaseee keep it up and I hope you help many people because you helped me thank you!!!

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The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.
— Fabienne Fredrickson