Friday, October 23, 2015


This was a hard post for me to write and it took me a while to write it. I truly believe that beauty and being comfortable in one's own skin is a personal struggle that everyone goes through at some point in time. Now I've always been skinny or thin and at one point I was way too skinny. For a bit I allowed it to define me and when I turned 21 I started to gain weight. Let me tell you ,when I tried on my pants and they did not fit I was so disappointed. I went up about two pant sizes and I was not sure what I was going to do. A few years later I started working out and was able to maintain my weight but I never got my original pants size back. I LOVE working out now! It is my stress reliever and most people know that teaching Zumba rocks my socks! I know I'm beautiful the way I am and so are you!

The biggest lie we allow Satan to whisper in our ears is that we are not fearfully and wonderfully made just the way God made us. True beauty can be found in Jesus. True beauty comes from the inside and your relationship with Jesus reflects your outside.
I have a plan. I want to make this hashtag into a big one! What is your beautiful? This is mine. Natural hair, brown skin, and all. I would love to see your pictures of what your pretty looks like. So post your pictures and use the hashtag #thisismybeautiful . You can find me on instagram @mydotson88 and on twitter @cutieandthegeek. There are already a few pictures there and two of them are mine. So post your pictures there as well. We all need to be uplifted every now and then. I would love to scroll through and see those beautiful photos.

"For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well."
Psalms 139: 13-14

Friday, October 9, 2015

How do you get fit?

Let's talk fitness..............................................................................................................

Haha no for real. Let me tell you about my relationship with fitness. I've always been "skinny", but let me tell you that just being skinny does not mean that you're fit or healthy. For as long as I've known Tim he has worked out. As a matter of fact the weekend we first met he brought his "perfect pushups" with him so he could work out. After meeting him I wanted to be a better version of myself so I started going to the gym at my apartment complex and I got into Zumba. Now I can't stop working out. What's even better is that I teach Zumba at our local rec center so I am guaranteed to get a workout every week. At the moment, Tim and I average at least 3-4 days a week. Working out is a stress relief for the both of us and when we do not go it is like we go crazy!

Tim lifts weights and I like to do cardio. I do manage to lift some weights every now and then, but I truly enjoy Zumba and running. I am so proud of my family as well. My mom walks with friends, my dad goes to the gym over lunch, and my sister is living her ballet dreams and takes Pure Barre. I wish that I would have worked out a long time ago because it is the best! One thing that we have decided to do is eat better food. Working out is great but you have to fuel your body as well. I want to challenge you to get moving! You do not have to lift weights or run. Just get moving for 30 minutes a day. Walking, jogging, yoga, Pure Barre, dance, whatever tickles your fancy.
Look at this cutie!

Forgive the way we look because we just got back from the gym.

I told Tim to catch me running. Goofy!

How do you get fit?

Friday, October 2, 2015

We're going on a bear hunt

  Timothy and I ABSOLUTELY love camping! Not cabining or rving (words I made up). Camping in tents is the ONLY way to do it. We took this camping trip right before school started but I thought it would be fitting to share them now.

How do you camp?