Happy Tweets TUESDAY

Yes, I know, it is Tuesday and I may have let you down not getting your Happy Tweets to you on Monday.

But just know, that I felt a wave of urgency to share with you 6 Things That Increased My Happiness This Weekend. It was a necessity. I wanted to push you to think of the happiness that comes in short spurts to continue your overall happiness. But I also know how Mondays can go.

Especially without Happy Tweets.

So, I do apologize. If I ever do miss another Happy Tweets Monday, or need to change it around for any reason, never fear, as you can find me on Twitter @RoaminTwin and view the Happy Tweets as I discover them, as well as find some original thoughts of my own – at least for entertainment purposes!

Regardless of how you give or receive happiness, just remember to Choose Happiness, Happy People! Enjoy!


The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it – William James
 

« The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment. »Tony Robbins
 

You are right where you need to be to learn what you MOST need to learn.
 

If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. -Lou Holtz
 

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand
 

RT : Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. #2014
 
❤ The RoaminTwin
 
P.S. – I have a blog series in the works, so stay tuned! In other words: “I got a surprise for you-ooo!”
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Happy Tweets Tuesday

I need motivation more than anything TODAY, so part of me is grateful that I didn’t compile the Happy Tweets yesterday. I was just running around all over the place, and my BUSYness motivated me. Today, I feel like I could fall asleep at any point — even walking around the office! And I just have so much more day to go…

I am not distracted by anything. Except for sleep.

So, for those of you ALSO distracted (by sleep, marriage prep, trips coming up, school, babies, etc.), here are this week’s Happy Tweets to get you back on track to succeed in ALL areas!

Lori Fields ‏@RealBeautyIs  
This is your life. Do what you love & do it often.
 
Dave Ramsey LIVE ‏@DaveRamseyLIVE 
If some people spent as much energy working and improving as they do complaining “Life isn’t fair” they would be winning.
 
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes 
« Discontent is the first necessity of progress. »Thomas Edison
 
Women’s Health ‏@WomensHealthMag 
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”—Confucius
 
Addicted2Success.com ‏@Addictd2Success 
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
 
Liz Dennery Sanders ‏@SheBrandLiz 
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – MLK
 
^^Face it, guys: none of us EVER see the whole staircase! Just take that first step!
 
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes 
« I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. » Donald Trump
 
Women’s Health ‏@WomensHealthMag 
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” —Carol Burnett
 
Have a splendid day, Happy People!
 
❤ The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets Monday

Hello, Happy People!

I hope that life is treating you splendidly. If you don’t think life is good, is it your attitude that is getting you down?

Fear not! Today is the day of motivation and happiness brought to you by the people of Twitter! If you didn’t already know: these are tweets that I have retweeted over time as motivational, heart warming, or fun. They are meant to lift spirits and move us towards our dreams and goals.

Most recently, these suckers have helped motivate me to get to the gym daily (sometimes twice!) and lose 6 pounds! And to stick to my spending fast. Starting the second week and it is getting easier! Which is great, because with student loans, wedding, and general living, I feel that I am going to have to go on a semi permanent spending fast: and I am OK with that. Happy Tweets have also helped me realize that it is time I treat myself better, as well as better myself, and I have begun to experiment with cooking, writing, and even cleaning more (I am not the neatest person on the planet).

What do they do for you? Let me know, and maybe you will help someone else realize what motivational/happy quotes brings to their lives!

Enjoy!

Lori Fields ‏@RealBeautyIs
You can’t play it safe and expect to reach your potential. @joelosteen
 
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T. Mcintyre
 
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. ~ Douglas MacArthur
 
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. »Jim Rohn
 
Liz Dennery Sanders ‏@SheBrandLiz
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –Eleanor Roosevelt
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. -Lou Holtz
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.
 
Have a Happy Happy week, Happy People!
❤ The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets Monday

Good Morning, Happy People!

I hope you all had an amazing, relaxing, REFRESHING weekend! Mine was busy, what with Timmykin’s bachelor party and all of the shenanigans surrounding. Suffice it to say, I am a little worn out, and am already looking towards this coming weekend as a refresher. And on top of that? Our favorite pizza shop was open for it’s last day of business on Saturday. So, I went in the middle of my clean eating binge…not once, but TWICE! For the first time, I didn’t feel the need to overindulge in the food, even though I knew it was the last time I would enjoy their fresh, deep dish pizza! I did really well with it all, but pizza is still not on my list of foods I should be eating when trying to change my life. So, this girl needs a little motivation to get her jump start on the week! What do you say?

Enjoy!

Women’s Health ‏@WomensHealthMag
“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
There are no failures; just experiences and your reactions to them. ~ Tom Krause
 
Lifehacker ‏@lifehacker
The best way to get ahead in your career? Positivity: http://lifehac.kr/5VjPcHU 
 
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. » Jim Rohn
 
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. »Napoleon Hill
 
❤ The RoaminTwin

My Best Friend & My Worst Enemy: #4 FOOD

A little over a week ago, I told you about 2014 being MY Year of the “F” Word. A day later, I dove into “F” Word #1, and the meaning of it’s placement in my life in 2014. Next, I explained why I included The BIGGEST “F” Word of them ALL: FAMILY (because they are kind of a big deal). #3 on my list to hash out was Finances (the hashing out that will last for all of eternity). And now, we are down to the final “F” Word (besides fun and future, which are both considered in my thoughts and progress towards the other “F” Words). What next?

Disclaimer: As mentioned in my first post on the subject, my “F” Words are not listed in terms of relevance to me, and neither will they be explained in any particular order.

#4: Food

I need to change my views on food, and 2014 is a great place to start! I have had little glimpses of this insight before…right before chowing down on a really good burger, or licking my fingers clean of barbeque sauce. What? There are 3 desserts? One of each please!

I’ve gone through bouts of counting calories, of attempting to cut entire food groups out of my diet, I’ve thought about dieting and cleansing, and all that jazz. More and more I have heard that food intake has the biggest affect on a person’s weight. 

Well, that is not all.

In figuring out how I want each “F” Word to apply in my life, I have not only been experimenting and trying new things in all areas, but also reading up on all of them: devouring as much information as possible to make informed decisions. I follow numerous health professionals via Twitter, Facebook, and email chains. I read their articles, their mantras, their “guaranteed-to-lose-weight” fitness routines and eating plans. If I could share with you the overarching lesson it would be this:

Every body is different, therefore, not every body is the same.

“Running makes you lose weight fast.” “No, cutting calories does! But you can eat what you want within those calorie limits!” “An apple a day…” “Do you even life, Bra?”

ENOUGH!

Every person is so unique in personality, in physical traits, in how their bodies react to different foods and exercises, that, truly, each person needs to experiment with both to see what works for them.

Over the years I have cut some foods out of my every day life. Doing so has had no effect on my weight…not even soda! For some people, cutting soda alone would make them lose 20 pounds. More recently, I have been cutting down on even fruits, cottage cheese, milk, and whole grain bread. In fact, once I run out of each of these things in my home, I am going to stop buying them for a bit. Maybe these seemingly healthy items have been keeping me at a heavier weight my entire life. That doesn’t mean they aren’t healthy, that just might mean they aren’t right for me on a regular basis. I will continue my experimentation and research until I find something that works for me.

But keep in mind: this isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime experiment. As we grow and change, so too do our taste buds. So why wouldn’t food problems, allergies, etc. do the same? This experiment is really something I will be doing my whole entire life. And just because I pinpoint that sugar isn’t good for me (it really isn’t good for ANYBODY), doesn’t mean I will never have it. I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth, and am trying to wean myself from that tendency now. But I would be fine with a piece of dark chocolate or anything my mom bakes every once in awhile (and ice cream, ice cream, ice cream! Even though I realized it wreaks havoc on my stomach when I eat it a few times a week).

I also will no longer be looking at food as a reward. I will leave food rewards for my dog to earn. There is no reason for me to go to the gym and sweat my butt off for 1-2 hours a day, only to say “I’ve earned a sweet treat!” and undo everything. Oh, and portion control? Now a practice instead of just an idea. No need to over-indulge on every meal, I know when to stop, I have that control. Calorie counting? No reason when I know the majority of things entering my body are being put there for nourishment instead of just “I wants”. 

Because food makes my body run. Bad food makes it run poorly (fatigue, poor sleep quality, illness, punky moods, etc.), while clean, simple foods make it a well-oiled machine. This well-oiled machine gets me to the gym nearly every morning AND evening, as well as staying alert and active throughout the day. Being alert and active throughout the day keeps me in tune to my finances (in making plans, following through on plans, and thinking things up that I wouldn’t be able to on a regular basis). Being alert for the rest of the day keeps me in tune with my relationships (family), and being healthy will keep me around for them for a very long time.

2014 is THE Year of the “F” Word: Family, Finances, Fitness, & Food. They all come together to guarantee a Fun & Fruitful Future.

What is 2014 going to be for you? Have you already set out on the path to betterment? Join me!

Happy Thursday, Happy People!

❤ The RoaminTwin
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Happy Tweets Monday!

Hello, Hello, Happy People!

I hope you had a fruitful weekend! Albeit fruitful in work, play, or sleep! Did you do what was healthy and invigorating for you?

Mine was a weekend filled with marriage prep classes, my brother’s high school basketball game, a family dinner, knitting, eating healthy, and working out! I didn’t skip a day AT ALL last week in the beginning of my new work out program (woo hoo!!!), and I am so energized to continue on! Even on the “rest” days I am getting my cardio in through zumba and yoga or heading to the gym to choose from their selection of cardio machines! Due to all of this hard work, my sore muscles serve as an AWESOME reminder that putting sugar, sugar, sugar into my body (I have a massive sweet tooth) will just undo all of the pain and work I put in at the gym. I did bend and share half of a bagel with Timmykins at marriage prep class, but it was just the bit of “bad” I needed to continue on. It’s OK to indulge every once in awhile, but while I am trying to break this habit of eating sweet all of the time (and lose weight while I’m at it), I just need to stay away as much as possible! Lunch today? 4oz of grilled chicken, cucumbers, carrots, and the TINIEST bit of cottage cheese!

Writing this out – just laying it out in front of me – is really helping me hold myself accountable, and I LOVE IT! 1 week down in this program, 11 weeks left, and the rest of my life left to live healthily!

Now, onto what you’ve all been waiting for: HAPPY TWEETS MONDAY!

Are you as motivated as I? If not, read some of these and get your head in the game for this week! Enjoy!

Women’s Health ‏@WomensHealthMag
“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
There are no failures; just experiences and your reactions to them. ~ Tom Krause
Lifehacker ‏@lifehacker
The best way to get ahead in your career? Positivity: http://lifehac.kr/5VjPcHU 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. » Jim Rohn
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. »Napoleon Hill
Exercises ‏@EXERClSES
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice. >> Stephen Covey

The Year of the “F” Word

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Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening, Happy People!

Along with a little down time the last couple of weeks, I have been pondering what my word, theme, goals, etc. of the year 2014 are going to be. I thought that the relaxation would clear my mind and turn it into a canister for new materials and ideas.

Nope.

Instead, the relaxation turned me into a lunatic. It made me feel so very unproductive. I know that shutting down every once in awhile is good for the body, spirit, and mind, but I just haven’t been able to fully tune into that idea. I am a mutli-tasker at heart, which is both a blessing and a curse for me. Maybe “tuning out” – not in the 1960s drug usage sense – is something I can work on in this new year. Heck: maybe I can learn how to multi-task relax!

That’s a bit overboard.

The moral of this story is that relaxation didn’t help me dream up my 2014 at all.

It wasn’t until I was pouring my morning cup of coffee yesterday that the light bulb turned on in my head and a beacon of light shown through the clouds atop my head to a choir of angels chanting my name…

2014 is The Year of the “F” Word!!

For everyone else, it can be their year of cleansing, simplifying, love, starting fresh, etc. And those are all WONDERFUL things to focus on within your year. But my 2014 begs to be a little more specific, while also all-encompassing. How the HECK do I do that? Well, by making this The Year of the “F” Word, of course!

And, I hate to break it to you, but I am not referring to THE “F” word (though, sometimes, you just have to not worry, not stress, know that you have done all that you can, and say “F it!”…which is something I need to work on as well). MY “F” words are:

*Fitness
*Finances
*Food
*Family
                                         not necessarily in the above order

Over the next few posts, I am going to go over each and why they are what I will focus on this year. They may seem self-explanatory, but each person holds a different perspective, and maybe mine is a fresh one to help motivate you towards your goal(s) for 2014!

Do you have a theme for 2014? If so, what is it? If not, let’s figure it out for you! Feel free to comment below or contact me privately!

And, as always: Have a Happy Day, Happy People!

❤ The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets Tuesday!

The more I think about it, the more I think that, as hard as I try, I may just need to deem one day a week – any day – as Happy Tweets Day. Life is way too unpredictable, and sometimes something is weighing on my mind that I just need to write about (like yesterday’s post).

So, even though it is Tuesday, today will be Happy Tweets Day for this week! Take it or leave it, we all need little spurts of happiness and motivation every once in awhile 🙂

Enjoy!

Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso
Jeanette Jenkins ‏@JeanetteJenkins
Look for the good & that will be your experience. Look for the bad & that will be your experience. The choice is yours.
Optimistic ‏@I_Am_Optimistic
Life is too short to waste time wishing things were different. Set goals and live the life you want to live!
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. »E. Nightingale
Lori Fields ‏@RealBeautyIs
You’re not supposed to have it all figured out. Give yourself permission to feel your way through.
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles12
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” – Aristotle
❤ The RoaminTwin

Home Stretch…

Are you in need of a little motivation to make it through the next day and a half? We are in the home stretch…almost to that 4-day weekend (for some), but Thanksgiving for all! Take heed! Here are some motivation quotes and tweets to give you that surge of energy to get all of the “haftas” done and reach the finish line to food, family, and relaxation (can be combined with coffee and/or a piece of dark chocolate).

Enjoy! And get s*** done!

QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” — Brian Tracy
 
“After a storm, comes a calm.” – Matthew Henry
 
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius
 
“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert
 
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
 
“Either run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
 
Addicted2Success.com ‏@Addictd2Success
“Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals.”
 
❤ The RoaminTwin

DAY 30: STARTING LINE!!

First of all, I want to thank you, my readers. Thank you so much for supporting me through this 30 Day Journey, and through this overall Journey of HAPPINESS. I couldn’t do any of this without your motivation and kind words. Though this blog as a whole is a journey, I thank you also for letting me take a break from my regular format and banter to work a little harder on myself. It is a joy to work for and with you in this life of happiness 🙂 Enjoy this Blog Challenge material? Stop by my twin sister’s BLOG for even MORE!

You read the title right: today isn’t the END of the race, but the beginning of a brand new journey for The RoaminTwin. Today marks the completion of a challenge…one that I didn’t get bored of or skip out on halfway through (maybe it’s because it isn’t a workout program…tehehe).

As of today (thanks to The Suitcase Entrepreneur), I now have the blueprint I need to my own amazing future. One where I call the shots, I do what I love, and I am HAPPY. Of course I am happy now, but I know I can make myself happy in so many ways! Is it a dream of mine to own my own business? Essentially, it has been a goal all along! My ideas of a production company, a film house, a photographer, a happiness guru…all of those come with the territory of being in charge of myself. Did I need a little motivation? Yes. And this has been my kick in the pants.

So, starting today – instead of taking this built-in day of rest and celebration – I want to begin challenging myself in other areas of my life that I didn’t realize needed much improvement until completing this blog challenge! Today I want to begin living even MORE simply.

I cleaned my room Monday. This meant getting rid of even MORE clothing, knick knacks, trash, and recycles. I drew out my budget for the next two weeks, as well as expenses for the next month. Buying anything for short-term pleasure (snacks, “I-wants” as opposed to “I-needs”) has been put on lock down. And I plan to go back through my room every-so-often (boy am I in the mood RIGHT NOW) to purge clothing and nonsense items some more.

How do YOU plan to live more simply? Is this a challenge that you feel you need to stack yourself up against?

❤ The RoaminTwin

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