None Like Him

My friend sent this precious book to me a few months ago and I think it just arrived in perfect time to my life. None Like Him by Jen Wilkin.

In a season where I’m too self conscious and find myself on myself constantly doubtful, this just remind me I’m His.

Standing in awe for what’s He has done in my life in the past, being grateful for what He’s still doing and expectant of the many answers on my future, my mind finds space to stop just thinking in my today’s struggles.

Take a time to remind yourself WHO GOD IS and how we are not like Him.

Hope you like the quotes and make you look on for a copy.

Not the fittest

Whoever has the luck to know me, remembers I’m the worst at sports. I’m extremely clumsy, highly weak, hate diets and spending money on any kind of expertise clothes.

A year ago, my pastor invited us to prove ourselves we could exercise our character by exercising physically. I try to always accept new challenges that will encourage my soul to get new spiritual victories. It doesn’t matter if by challenges means living an imminent trial, or face the discipline of a bad decision or sin. I know this life is short and anything matters if it will make it great up in heaven. So … this was a hard one for my beautiful, spoiled flesh.

Anyways… I started running, which I happened not to hate at all. The day I started I ran five km ! So it was not that bad. A week later I ran 8 kilometers (two from which I ran eating a delicious banana bread I found in the way back) and I felt great. A week after this one, I decided it would be good to buy some help for my tennis to make it more comfy to step. BAAAAAD IDEA I couldn’t even run three kms and I was in a huge knee pain I couldn’t even stand up. I didn’t went immediately to the doctor, so it got worse, and after three days of not getting any better, I decided to go to a friend’s physiotherapy gym.

I got better after I took the third session with this friend. He invited me to keep on going to the gym for functional workouts. I thought I could give it a try so I payed for a whole month subscription and I started right away.

Because I payed, I felt greatly motivated to go for at least three days a week. When the month finished, I couldn’t lie to myself. I was in love with this new thing. I paid for the next month and started going four days a week.

None of my family or friends believed what they were seeing. I was actually enjoying exercise.

Last month I realized it’s been a year since I first started, and I wanted to share my experience in a list so it may motivate you to start. If you have started, but feel discouraged about something, I hope this anecdotes can motivate you to continue.

    I’m clumsy as hell. I was afraid this wouldn’t be easy at all for me to do Functional Workouts cause it involves coordination, equilibrium, concentration which I happened to lack. For example, the first week they made me jump the rope. I’ve never done it before (as shocking as it sounds), but I tried, and tried and tried. At the end of the month I was able to do it. Now I love it haha.
    Once the instructor taught me how to use de TRX to do push ups. Thank God I was alone, cause I can’t tell you how long it took me to get it. We laughed for like 10 minutes jajaja.
    On Fridays I invite some friends to train with me. It makes it a motivation, because if you know me, I can’t have a Friday without plans. And this keeps me from not going, I make it “part of my Friday plan”. Soooo Party, we put on the music we like, laugh and compete (secretly). It feels so good to get out from the gym to continue partying the afternoon away. Jaja no regrets after desserts
    There was this time when, on Friday with a friend, we were doing an exercise with elastic bands. We were told to pay attention at the instructor first and then do the exercise. Of course I started imitating the instructor instead of waiting, and accidentally lost control of the band and it slammed my neck. We were not able to breathe for minutes; I was laughing so hard.
    There’s no way I can train with reggaeton, my breathing gets irregular, I start concentrating on the pain because I can’t sing to that music, my mind starts getting anxious because of the lyrics,, etc. So it has been really important for me that I can suggest the music I like to train with. That’s one the most important reasons why I continue in this gym. It’s no joke, for me to achieve goals during one day training, this has been crucial.
    Instructors are so relaxed, they keep the gym in a great mood, so you, as a girl, won’t feel observed. There’s always a feeling of respect among everyone and this helps not to get embarrassed and continue trying your best. You can get to feel the most confident on their instruction, that it makes it easy for you to build a good relationship with them and see the results in your body shape. They help you to achieve your personal goals, and motivate you do more than you think you’re able.
    After two months of exercising, my health improved in many ways. Relieving stress through working out is one of the GREATEST benefits I’ve got from it. Having less stress means better health.
    There has been a lot of times when, while doing some exercise, I start screaming to myself “I can’t do this”, “I’m done”, “I need to stop”, etc. It has been great to see what happens when I don’t believe myself and continue. I have achieved more than I ever imagine doing.

I could continue listing the many experiences I have won after a year of conquering this area in my life. I think character and discipline are things you can’t only pray for, those two aspects must be tried. For me, starting was the most difficult part of the experience. Continuing depends on how much you care about how others see you. If you do this for yourself, and to grow spiritually, it’s enough motivation. The other results you get after training, are great byproducts that help you make it part of your life routine.

If you have any excuses for this, just look at me. I’ve always been bullied for my clumsiness, I’ve always been weaker than my friends, vanity is not a motivation for me, and I will always love eating desserts. Write a comment to share your fears, or experiences. It would be great to laugh at others’ embarrassing moments.

the proof in videos:

Era la última ronda de cuatro. Si se dan cuenta, todos estos ejercicios los logré en una misma rola. Jajaja

LIBRE

Un regalo ser libre incluso de mí misma. Últimamente Dios me ha llevado a meditar en esta libertad que solamente Él puede regalar. Creo que no he sabido aprovecharla ni honrarla.

“Por precio fuisteis comprados; no os hagáis esclavos de los hombres.”

1 Corintios 7:23

Si anhelas esta libertad, escríbeme para que te la comparta. Si ya recibiste a CRISTO, te lo recuerdo: ERES LIBRE. No te hagas esclavo de tus emociones, de tus circunstancias, de ninguna persona, de NADA. No límites el poder de Dios, VUELA.

Les dejo este cover de “No Longer Slaves” en Español que subí a mi canal de YouTube. La letra es una bendición. Cantarla es meditar en Su poder sobre el mío y regresar mi mirada a la meta de Su llamado.

NO LONGER SLAVES <—— haz click aquí

Lyrics:

Me envuelves hoy

Con una canción

Melodía de tu amor

Me das libertad

En la adversidad

Ya no hay más temor

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Antes de nacer

Escogido fui

Por ese gran amor

Volví a nacer

Pertenezco a ti

Tu sangre fluye en mí

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Oh oh

Abriste el mar para que yo pasara

Tu amor perfecto me libró

Me rescataste

Y hoy cantaré

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Abriste el mar para que yo pasara

Tu amor perfecto me libró

Me rescataste

Y hoy cantaré

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Mini Tour Centro Histórico

Llevaba años sin comer buena comida china. Es una tristeza que no hayan tantas opciones buenas, bonitas y baratas en la CDMX para este tipo de comida.

Durante la semana investigué qué lugar el mejorcito de nuestro renovado barrio Chino porque quería hacer un recorrido y ver qué tal había quedado.

Les dejo imágenes del Photoshoot que aprovechamos a hacer, pero no hay de la comida jajaajaja. Si quieren saberse la historia de la comida, está en mi instagram en los highlights. El lugar es Hong King. Volvería, pero sólo si el gerente me vuelve a atender; porque de ahí en fuera la atención no es su fuerte.

Nos encanta ser turistas en la CDMX. Siempre hay algo nuevo que recorrer, buenos lugares para comer, historia, gente y especímenes de quiénes aprender. Esta vez hasta nos tocó bailar con una buenísima banda de rockers de los 70s y conocer a Juanita. Caminamos desde “la farmacia internacional” hasta el MUNAL y de regreso hasta Café Nin Mailob en la Juárez.

El barrio chino, no tiene chinos, está muy chuiquito y todos venden lo mismo. Creo que tiene mucho potencial para crecer y atraer a más gente. Confío en que se volverá un China Town tan cool como el de otras grandes ciudades.

Gracias a “Fofi” por las fotos. Síganla en Instagram, es muy buena. @SofiaGT I’m no poser sooooo las fotos son sin edición jajajaja maja

Trying not to be asaltada. Hong King a mis espaldas

Traducción: Achis Achis los Mariachis

Desde la torre latino en la cafetería

Atrás: El Cardenal.

Mi falda Cath Kidston

Uno de los más hermosos restaurantes del mundo me atrevería a decir. Sanborns de Los Azulejos

buscando qué sigue en el tour

Palacio de Correos Español JOYA

Posing…

Not Posing…

por fin revisando esta belleza de libro #need

5th Anniversary

—–> Alicia Keys’ “Not Even the King”- Cover by Me <—–

Hice un videiiin esta vez cantando yo y unas fotos muy cool. En el título puedes dar click para que lo veas en mi canal de youtube. Escribo aquí la letra de la canción, la reseña y el por qué están en la descripción del vídeo. Espero sus comentarios.

“Not Even The King”

Money…
Some people so poor; all that they’ve got is money…
Oh, and diamonds…
Some people waste their life counting their thousands…

I don’t care what they’re offering…
How much gold they bring?
They can’t afford what we’ve got,
Not even the king…
They can’t afford what we’ve got,
Not even the king…

Oh, castles…
Some people so lonely; what good is a castle
Surrounded by people?
But ain’t got a friend that’s not on the payroll…

Oh, and I don’t care what they bring;
They can have everything…
They can’t afford what we’ve got,
Not even the king…
They can’t afford what we’ve got,
Not even the king…

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Came charging to get what we got…
They offered the crown and the offered the throne;
I already got all that I want…

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men;
They came marching through…
They offered the world just to have what we got,
But I found the world in you…
I found the world in you…

So darling, listen:
Your arms around me worth more than a kingdom…
Yeah, believe that
The trust that we feel the kings never felt that…

Yeah, this is the song we sing…
We don’t need anything…
They can’t afford this;
This is priceless…

Can’t afford what we’ve got,
Not even the king…
Can’t afford what we’ve got,
Not even the king…

 

Mucho qué ofrecer 

Crudo desde mi cerebro…

Simple Christian logic

Holy War

“Living for love, unafraid of the end

Forgiveness is the only real revenge”

– Alicia Keys 
New toy 🤘

Tolerance 

“Tolerant is accepting others and being willing to endure their beliefs and actions with which I do not agree so that I might lead them to know Christ and grow in maturity. Tolerance is not changing God’s standards but living them out in such a way that others will want to follow them. The irritations we see in others gives us opportunities to demonstrate tolerance…”

ACE’s wisdom shared. 

Back to basics 

I found this inspiring even in this confusing times. Thanks A.C.E.