What Did I learn? (Health Tips Included)

Does anyone own a scale with never-changing numbers? Numbers that would just remain the same no matter how hard you try….

Today, I stepped on the scale and those numbers changed! Praise God!

I took time this year to focus on health and research about the body, nutrition, fitness, stress, medicine, vitamins and more! I am also enrolled in two health Hope Groups are this spring semester. These group are very effective and available to you if you can find your way to HopeNYC.  One group is taught by an actual physician and the other is taught by a phenomenal woman who has conquered the most challenging weight-loss obstacles. I can share some of what I learned and I hope it can help!

One shot is all you need:  Cardio doesn’t have to be long and painful. It should be short and painful 😀 which is better! Cardio is suppose to prepare your body for the exercise, not be the exercise. Running and walking is great but it can’t sculpt the abs for you. Cardio helps your body to burn while you deal with the real exercises: abs workouts, weight lifting, leg sculpting, squats etc. Developing those muscles can help shrink those areas but you need a shot to start!

The recipe for this shot calls for:

  1. A series of exercises like running in place
  2. Plyo-jacks
  3. Bear crawls
  4. Knee high running
  5. Butt-kick running
  6. SPEED
  7. 30 seconds of each one!

It’s short! But it’s all you need.

Abs don’t just lookgood: Developing abs can save your back! The abs are like the strong front anchor of your spine. When you work on your abs, you help your back muscles tremendously. Back pain gets reduced because your core is helping your back muscles in supporting you. It’s not too late to start your ab workout. The plank is one of the most effective I heard from the doctor.

Your action will influence others around you! You can tell your loved ones to exercise and it will turn them away. Cook tasty healthy meals and desserts, take your walks, eat healthy in a restaurant and photograph everything. Your actions will surely influence someone to try it!

Has carbs lied to you?  We think it will fill us up when eating it all the time can make us hungry. Protein keeps you full for much longer. See which protein-filled foods are your favorites. Reducing carbs will surely give you results.

Motivation is a must! Meeting up as a class each week really helped. Having someone to motivate you is important. Circumstances and problems can stop your progress! Make sure you have a friend, counselor, nutritionist, family member or someone to help motivate you and hear your problems out! Youtube videos can help. Prayer can help tremendously! I believe you can do it.

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Sticky Wings

“I brought you back 5 wings ”

It was one of the most glorious statements you could ever hear from a husband after a long day of errands and no dinner. He had just returned from a Hope Group called The Head of The Household. They discuss their important roles as a husband and the real stuff about marriages with a new restaurant being their classroom each time. Men can benefit from a group like this!

Dallas BBQ is of course the place of the sticky wings and it has been a favorite spot for Hopers maybe….for about 10 years now! We’ve enjoyed youth Christmas parties, ministry meetings, Hope Group fun days, ladies day out, men’s night out and just plain hanging out! You learn and grow so much from just attending HopeNYC; The services, taking a Hope group class, and especially on an outing over a plate of sticky wings!

On an upcoming post I’ll share alittle more about how the Hope groups semester went and how you can grow if you would like to take a class in the future!

www.Hopegroupsnyc.com

www.HopeNYC.com

What Do You Want To Learn?

Ever wanted to learn something? Hope Groups has made it happen for hundreds of people! From building a computer, learning Spanish, operating a DSLR camera, playing an instrument, acing a job interview, living a healthy life, growing in your spiritual life, learning to double dutch, photoshop, and so much more than you can imagine! I posted my article Growth Groups three years ago explaining the different classes offered by facilitators from HopeNYC! After three years, things has immensely improved! The name is changed to Hope Groups! Registration is also super simple and swift because it’s online! There are also new facilitators and classes every semester!

I have taken a healthier approach this semester and decided to join two health and wellness hope groups! From the short time I’ve been there, its been totally eye-opening, exciting, interesting and informative! One is taught by an actual physician and the other is taught by a phenomenal woman who has conquered the most challenging weight-loss obstacles many women face today! All the facilitators are highly skilled and passionate about what they teach! At the end of every semester, The Hope Groups ministry has always asked this question: What classes do you want to see next semester? My readers, What do you want to learn?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Few 50s Facts To Know Before Saturday’s Sock Hop!

Have you heard about the Sock Hop? Get your swing on This Saturday at HopeNYC starting at 6pm! There will be competitions, prizes, food and dancing the entire evening!

The Cause

Get your tickets!

$10 for adults!

$5 for children under 10 years old

Proceeds goes towards praise and worship garments for the dance ministry.

What You Need To Know!

What is a Sock Hop?

A Sock Hop was a dance event held for teenagers where they danced in their socks to avoid scratching the wooden gym floor with their shoes.

What dances were popular?

What did they wear?

This familiar Disney channel throwback shows some attire in this 50s themed episode- https://youtu.be/3AcGjhjwnfc

Notice the high waist, belt, knee length, bottoms and short sleeves top

Sunglasses, stud earrings and tie-on head pieces seemed to be the thing! They sure did wear HATS

Men wore jackets 🧥

ust a few of the many facts about the 50s! TODAY, HopeNYC’s Dance Ministry is accomplishing so much and I hope many of you will support the Sock Hop! Kids are learning how to dance every Friday and worship deeper! Men, women, adults and children are

dancing every Sunday and creating an atmosphere of worship at the front of the altar during service.

Photos and info found on Pinterest and google!

Find HopeNYC service times, directions, and info from http://www.HopeNYC.com!

What Makes This Easter Different?

Grab a coffee from Compass! Make your way upstairs and have your seat! Show control is taking over this Easter Sunday at HopeNYC!

Before you panic! The show is done as a great expression of worship! This production was carefully planned and put together to express the wonderful person of Jesus and show what He has done for the world! It’s going to be a broadway style production! Spectacular lights, sounds, live dancing, great music and more!

THAT’S NOT ALL!

HopeNYC celebrates being 10 years old! The first service in our current building was on an Easter Sunday which calls for a celebration 🎉

There are wonderful surprises in store for ALL GUESTS! 🎁

Special shout to Ryan Ragbir for directing an amazing show each year with divinely downloaded ideas 💡

You don’t want to miss this Easter Experience about the Crown, Cross and, Nails! Oh it will be different!

Before Easter!

HopeNYC has two amazing events leading up to Easter service! Check out my two previous blog posts for more info on these!

Good Friday

Saturday

Only The Cool Kids Will Be There This Saturday!

Imagine! The crowd cheering you on! You go home with sweet victory holding a basketful of candy you can chomp on for weeks! You spend an unforgettable sunny Saturday in the park with your friends and family!

Those are what the kids are going to experience! HopeNYC’s 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is happening this Saturday at 10am SHARP! It will be held at Baisely Pond Park and it’s just for ages 1-9 years old! Parents! Bring them to the park on time for registration! FREE ADMISSION & PRIZES!

There will be 20,000 candy-filled eggs!

The child that finds the gold egg will win a bike! The child that finds the silver egg will win a scooter!

There are prizes! Also the sure excitement of taking home dozens of candy-filled eggs!

So many has been blessed over the years! We can’t wait to see this year’s winners!

The Kids are Busy!

School is not the only thing this week on the minds of the kids at HopeNYC. They have been busy helping victims of human trafficking! Creating over 60 candy-filled boxes! Taking charge of a breakfast menu! Supporting the ministry! Prepping for a 2018 launch event!

Kids have a blast at HopeNYC church. They

learn, pray, grow and play but also take care of their ministries. HopeKidz and Tweens help kids grow in Christ all year round in the most exciting creative ways. They’re constantly aiming to make each year better than the last. They also make new kids feel welcomed and at times make it their mission to help others across the globe.

Sending over some shoes & toiletries over the past summers.

Hope Kidz

This week, Hope Kidz created love boxes just in time for Valentine’s Day! They were brightly colored, beautifully wrapped and filled with chocolate! Hope Kidz provided the perfect presents for your loved ones and supported their ministry financially!

HopeNYC Tweens

The Tweens ministry is exclusively for kids ages 10-12. They meet every Friday at 6pm for fellowship, worship, games, prizes, food & The Word! They also plan trips & have fun video contests!

They are launching with their first meeting tomorrow at 6pm! After a fantastic service they are serving up breakfast on Sunday at Compass: Ham and cheese sliders with tater tots! They successfully sold tickets over the week and all proceeds are going towards rescuing victims of human trafficking and providing clean drinking water to impoverished countries.

I’m just typing in amazement! Being a weekly attendee at HopeNYC, I see their enthusiasm, faith and passion in what they do! This has been a busy week but they’re going accomplish a lot this year!

HopeNYC:

142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica NY 11436

Sunday Service (And Children’s church) – 10:30am

Wednesday Prayer and Deliverance – 7:00pm

Friday for Tweens – 6pm

Friday for Teens 7:30pm

It’s a Date!

On February 22nd, set aside some special time to spend a romantic evening with a man.  I understand Thursday night might seem like a bit of an inconvenience but please understand! This man would die just to be with you. He has your best interest at heart and wants to see you happy. He is showing up so you can have life and have it more abundantly. You can’t hide your feelings from Him because He is all-knowing and He understands that you too also want to spend some time with Him. In fact you feel desperate in your soul for Him with a true honest desire for just a moment with Him. You truly know that He loves you for you are. Even your worst didn’t change His mind. You know the romance on this date far outweighs the love of a family member, spouse, and partner in courtship. This my friends, can only seem to be a date with Jesus. 

We all need to steal away and spend some time with Him in prayer. 20 somethings! You get to spend ONE SPECIAL EVENING to focus on His love. The night is called: It’s a date! Come to this love themed night and enjoy some great food, desserts and mocktails! You get to mingle and form friendships with other 20 somethings in the room PLUS hang out at one of the coolest cafe’s in NY after closing! Don’t forget to WEAR SOMETHING RED! The color of love. We’ll all be wearing it! We’ve got an incredible Thursday night planned for exclusively for the 20 somethings! If that’s you gotta be there at CompassCoffee! You are free to invite anyone who is 20 something (both single and married welcomed)  

 

Recap:

It’s a Date!

When: February 22nd at 7pm

Where: Compass Cafe’ (located inside HopeNYC Church) What:

Dinner desserts mocktails, fun & fellowship

Attire: Dressy casual something red

Who: This event is ONLY FOR AGES 20-29 years old both single & married.

Have your biggest Thanksgiving celebration this year!

Looking to have a more grand Thanksgiving this year? Here are some keys to maximize your holiday experience! First off you would need to eat more, extend your family and of course, be thankful! This can get done in just one week! Here’s how!

Make room for the Thanksgiving Tower!

This is 10 times more than your typical Thanksgiving dessert! With this tower, you will get to enjoy your favorite classic: pumpkin pie….along an unbelievable variety the best desserts ever created! Check out this video! You will get brownies, cheesecake, cake pops, bread pudding, macaroons and much more! Plus this is shareable for friends, families, co-workers and groups! It’s going to be hard to make room for dessert this year! Proceeds from this Compass Café Purchase will go to providing clean water and rescuing victims of human trafficking!

BIG SUNDAY!

Come spent time with the Hope family! They will love you and make you feel welcome as soon as you step inside! Church is the perfect place to be thankful and express that gratitude to God. The one who gave us everything we have. After service, come enjoy HopeNYC’s Thanksgiving feast! There will be plenty of food and friends which makes it a great pre-celebration to the big day!

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE!

Text a friend or get a fancy card from dollar tree wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving! Maybe a new friend you met on Big Sunday. It’s also fun to share your experience by taking photos of your thanksgiving tower and your day!

After this is all over, be on the lookout for HopeNYC’s Christmas Parade on Rockaway Blvd! This will be on Sunday December 3rd at 5pm! A great way to kick off your Christmas celebration!