Champion Challenge ” The thing is…”

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” I’m at the point in my life, where I’m only responding to love. If you have anything else other than that for me, I’m blind to it. I have no energy to lend you. Redirect you’r energy elsewhere.”

– Shams Tariz

Hey Friends! May Peace be upon you, around you and especially with in you! Today we woke up gave Thanks, got our coffee, my husband fed Elvis this morning, we gave him his morning love, said buongiorno to everyone as they woke up and then we kissed each other as we both went our separate ways to start our days.

This morning the sun has decided to bless us with it’s presents, there is a beautiful dew on the plant’s and as the suns light shines on the dewy plants it makes the world look magical. The birds were happy and getting along with each other. They politely took turns taking their morning baths and drying themselves much to the dismay of Elvis.

He is almost 90 in human years and as much as he would love to he can no longer chase birds like he used to. Now he sits next to us and does his best warning cat meow to let the birds know he is done with their disrespect. How dare they frollick and have fun in his presence and on his territory.

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Today we are all still not 100% better unfortunately but I did stretch, work out and do some meditation. I planned on doing the stationary bike as well but I still have a full day ahead of me so I decided to save my energy and see how I feel tomorrow.

Being sick sucks as we all know. Here we have the sore throats and stuff with just a feeling the need to rest more often then usually. Each day I wake up expecting it to be the day I bounce back to feeling better but alas it hasn’t happened yet. It will soon! Amen!

After I did my workout I got ready for the day and my day started with phone calls, answering emails, I did some cleaning and helped around the farm, then worked on my work and blog tasks. Italian class for 3 hours after lunch which required more coffee just to stay awake but I did it and mission complete.

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Tea was also a lifesaver it helped my throat in a huge way during conference calls. I kind of miss my tea times with the cute inspiration messages on each little bag. I have yet to have found a tea that has messages or quotes on them here in Italy sadly. It was a vibe to drink tea and sit and ponder on the quote you just read .

Today we are going to focus on being ok with where we are now, today on our journey. Yesterday is gone so we can’t worry about that, tomorrow hasn’t arrived and is not promised to us so we have only today.

It’s good for us to have goals and dreams but at the same time we have to be ok with who we are and where we are in our spiritual and fitness journeys. We can’t say things like I’ll finally be happy when I get my 6 pack, or we will finally be happy when we have a million dollars in the bank,

Part of the beautiful dance of life is staying balanced while still stretching and reaching for our goals and dreams. We have to learn to accept where we are as a blessing because where we are today right here, right now is part of our Legacy’s.

There is a saying that says ” We can’t have a TESTIMONY without first having a TEST! ” This means we can’t be CHAMPIONS without first going through the trials and tribulations that create us into being Champions.

Now that we know that life is a series of constant battles we also know that we have to find the time to stop and appreciate where we have come from, where we are now and use this to get where we are going. We need to find the beautiful moments in our lives.

In order to get to be a Champion we need to be able to accept that you are ok with who and where we are today because we know that even though we are not exactly where you want to be we are where we need to be in our lives to get to where we are DESTINED to be!

If we didn’t have any challenges, no battles to be fought, we got everything we wanted with no struggle and no hard work required. Sounds good to some of us someday’s but the truth is we would be weak.

Then when something a little hard does happen in our lives we wouldn’t know how to handle it. Because we didn’t go through anything to strengthen us. We cannot grow without struggle, we cannot gain resistance without challenges.

For the evolution of our souls we have to remember pain is our new friend and we are breaking up our toxic relationship with comfort. Our focus is on being the best versions of ourselves more each day so we have to make our struggles both our life and our gift.

We develop our habits and rituals, we stay consistent and practice self discipline, we forgive others and ourselves, we stay tight with God, stay grateful, don’t allow the distractions delay our progress.

Struggle is no longer to be looked at as a bad thing, our struggles are what makes the story of how we were forged in the pits of hell into the Champions we have become!

Thank You for joining our Champion Challenge! Please feel free to like, comment and subscribe and until next time my friends, Much Love!

10 thoughts on “Champion Challenge ” The thing is…”

  1. Woman you are a gift from heaven above! You gave us a new outlook about our struggles and we appreciate you for it! I can’t tell you enough how much you push me to be more capable of a man. Not just for myself but for my wife too. πŸ’ͺ🏻

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    1. Here on AKA’s blog she trains Champion’s! Some people train soldiers and some people train fighters but here AKA is raising us up to be Champions and let me tell you how much I needed this push and perspective πŸ₯°

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    2. I full heartedly agree with you. She has a way of speaking to my heart that I haven’t found anywhere else. She is truthful, but she is also kind and sweet. It is as if she gives us a spoonful of the vinegar of life first then she follows it up with some something sweet to help with the taste of the vinegar lol lol 🀣🀣

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  2. Jeepers AKA you gave me goosebumps! You are right champion’s are forged in the pits of hell! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ†πŸ€―πŸ’– You are a whole vibe all by yourself AKA you don’t need the messages on the tea.

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  3. She really is! The way she talks about everything makes you understand that she has lived through something that effected her deeply. She couldn’t have so much power behind her words if she has not lived through her own hell.

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  4. Feeling inspired and motivated to start my day! Did a three mile run and I am off to face today’s battles with a war cry!!πŸ“―πŸ“―πŸ“―β˜ οΈβ˜ οΈπŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ€  We love you AKA

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  5. Someone get me some oxygen AKA just killed me with this post πŸ˜‚πŸ“―πŸ’—βœŒπŸ»πŸ† Wonderful post dear one. Not only do you serve up some powerful inspiration but you offer it on a golden plate of truth. This post was everything for me today 😊

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    1. ,πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ’—βœŒπŸ»

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