You're Never Too Old To Dream

Dreams don't come true! Oh yes they do, and they aren't just for children. They are for anyone who believes that they are meant for MORE. It's for anyone who timidly takes the first step on an unknown journey because they know that something has to change. Life will happen that way. Sometimes you are so desperate for change that you are willing to get uncomfortable in order to create that change. Perhaps you feel God is tugging at your heart and you're sitting around waiting for him to tell you when you go. The tug is the permission to go.  Don't wait. Don't expect life to come to you. You have to RUN towards life no matter your age. And don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. I didn't have dreams 2 years ago. I thought they were silly and weak. Actually when you think about it, dreams are the things that take strength, conviction, and a little insanity and those who dream big are the most amazing and incredibly strong people.
I dreamed big and I'm still dreaming Big. While I don't know HIS plan, I trust HIS heart knowing that big things are on the horizon. Are you focused on the horizon, or on the next step in front of you? Look up.....and DREAM BIG.

BBQ Shrimp Wrap

BBQ Shrimp Wrap
 BBQ Shrimp Wrap.....yummy!!!! I threw this low cal meal together tonight for dinner and it was delicious!!! The tangy, sauce I mixed was the bomb!!
- shrimp (already pre-cooked in the package)
- romaine lettuce
- feta cheese (or your choice)
- whole wheat tortilla
- sea salt/pepper
*Mrs Dash is salt free if you prefer.
-Sweet Baby Rays bbq Sauce
- Marzetti Sweet Italian Salad Dressing (I prefer Marzetti, but didn't have it on hand

 -Heat pan with non-stick spray. Place shrimp in the pan. Spray the shrimp with non-stick spray and lightly season with sea salt and pepper. Toss shrimp until warm. Don't cook too long. I do about 2 minutes on each side.

- Lighly spray the wrap with non-stick spray. Place in pan and heat on both sides. Remove and set aside.

-In a separate bowl, mix 2 tbl of Italian dressing with 2 tbl of bbq (or eyeball it and make as much as you need). I did not have Marzetti Sweet Italian dressing on hand, but that is what I prefer.
- Place lettuce on top of whole wheat tortilla. 
- Next, add shrimp and sprinkle the feta cheese.
- Drizzle your sauce on top of your shrimp. 
- Wrap it up and EAT! Enjoy while the shrimp is warm!


Do You Suffer From Anxiety?

Do you suffer from anxiety? Since having my oldest daughter over 7 years ago, I have suffered from anxiety. I was fine being at home, but as soon as I got in my car for work in the morning, it would begin. My commute to school was only 15 minutes, but 2 minutes into the ride, the anxiety would kick in. My stomach would feel weak. My palms would sweat. Thoughts would go through my mind of "What if I died. What if something ever happened to my kids." The words would keep racing through my brain and wouldn't stop. It wasn't just my commute to work. It was any time I left the house for an extended period of time. Whenever a passenger in the car, I'm gripping my seat, closing my eyes the entire way. I would hate the fact that I wasn't in "control" of the car. Again, that nervous feeling would run all through my body. I would start to feel like I was a crazy person. 

My doctor suggested that I take medication to alleviate the problem. I kindly declined and knew I just had to cope with it on my own. I tried medication in the past and blew up like a balloon....15 pounds. I decided to forget the anxiety medication and buy a new pair of gym shoes instead. I started working out daily 17 months ago, 30 minutes a day. Since then, my anxiety has been drastically reduced. 

Exercise gave me the power to be MYSELF again. Thanks to those new pair of gym shoes, I got my life back!