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Sarah Rivera


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When it’s Monday, it’s leg day and you are speeding down the road to healing, it’s gonna be a good day πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Trust the process & pizza is life πŸ’œπŸ•
There are many changes in these comparison photos. . 1. Down prob 50 lbs in between these 2 pics. . 2. I’m actually happy in the picture on the right. . 3. Although I’m not perfect, my journey is my journey and I wouldn’t change it for the world. . Comparison is an ugly trap that I often find myself getting in the middle of, but, I know with the truth of God’s word, I can stand my ground in who I am and what I am called to do.
First snow fall & Christmas decorations are out.... ALL IN THE SAME WEEK πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» . . β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ½πŸ€ΆπŸΌπŸŽβ„οΈ
πŸ–€ Black on black on black on black πŸ–€
‼️LONG POST ALERT‼️ . Does this photo look like someone who gained weight this week? Can you tell that I am not lighter than I was the week before? When I woke today I felt so light, I felt so carefree, I thought yeah Sarah, this is the week you get back on track and you certainly did lose some weight. . When I stepped on the scale I was honestly shocked with the weight gain. Victory #1 I didn’t beat myself up over it. Victory #2 I had the best workout I’ve had in a long, long time. . Then I was getting ready this AM and God so clearly said to me “it’s not the weight that is making you feel lighter, it’s the baggage you are working through and no longer carrying around every where you go.” YA’LL!!!!! I stopped dead in my tracks and had to let that sink in for just a moment. . Healing is a process, forgiving is a process, but suppressing things and not doing anything to deal with them is what hinders your growth. If you read nothing on this post except for this next sentence I will be happy. . DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY DEAL WITH YOU πŸ’œπŸ’œ
I’ve been struggling with cravings this week. I’ve allowed myself some extra snacks due to events and I’m not mad at myself, however, I still don’t feel 100% successful. . . But what I really need to focus on is the progress I’ve made. I’m down 70 pounds and that alone is amazing. I’ve hit my first ever weight goal I set for myself (180 pounds) and I’m currently weighed in at 174.5 pounds, which also, is amazing. My new goal is 160 but I am struggling. . . Things are going to get tougher with the holidays, but I am determined to stay on track 80% of the time. After all, I am still human.
Romans 12:13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. . . When God laid it on my heart to host my small group this month I really did turn around and ask God if he was talking to the right person. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like people in my space, I don’t like preparing for them and the list could go on. . . But when I was constantly led to Romans 12 I knew I needed to be obedient. I took that step of faith and I can tell you I AM SO FULFILLED! . . If you would’ve sat me down 1 year ago and told me that I would be living in a completely different location on my own, growing boldly in my faith, confronting issues that have been suppressed for years, HOSTING A SMALL GROUP FROM CHURCH IN YOUR NEW SAID HOME, and being 100% at peace with everything that is going on, I would’ve rolled my eyes and said something slick. . . But as I lay here, as I think about how good God has been and having the peace that He is still right here with me continuing to work, I can smile and be grateful because whatever He brings into my life will be seven times better than I could’ve wished, hoped for or planned for my own life ✨✨
New shirt who dis? . . Thank you @oldnavy for the 50% friends & family discount. You know you guys are my best frannnnn πŸ˜‚
Trust & Believe
Throw back to the time I had a coffee meet up & went to the wrong coffee shop πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ . . πŸ“· me πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️
Leg day. Bun brought to you by lots of dry shampoo πŸ˜‚ . . Wore 2 sweatshirts to sweat out my weekend. Back on track today πŸ‘ŒπŸ» 80-20 rule. 80% healthy eating and nutrition, 20% living my life. . . Let’s make it a good Monday!
Thankful that when there’s an off chance I don’t make it to church, I attend a church that has a podcast and I can still listen and follow my study guide from home βœοΈπŸ’•
Sarah, is that you?? πŸ‘€πŸ‘€
If you let someone’s perception of you dictate your behavior, you will never grow as a person -Mr. Feeny
It’s November!!!!! So what does that mean besides rent is due? πŸ˜‚ . . That means it’s time to crush YOUR goals, get to a place where YOU want to be, make YOURSELF happy, do what needs to be done for YOU. . . Many of us, myself 100% included, play the comparison game - whether it be fitness, business, relational, blessings, whatever you struggle with, I declare November is a month of breakthrough and the spirit of comparison will not follow in Jesus Name! . . My goals for myself this month is to continue on the path of healing, hit at least 169 lbs, be happy and find joy no matter what the circumstance and be an encouragement to the people around me. . . Let’s goooooooooo ✨✨
I’m currently working on biceps big enough to crush your head πŸ’ͺ🏻 . . 3rd set got me like 😫😡