Hoping for you all to have a good Wednesday filled with favor, blessing and opportunities for you to be the blessing!16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. Hebrews 13:16
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:
- A series of exercises like running in place
- Bear crawls
- Knee high running
- Butt-kick running
- 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.
I just wanted to start off with a fun question. There’s no doubt that moms are powerful! Feel free to leave your answer in a comment if you’d like!
A very Happy Mother’s Day from Sips of Hope!
Sons, daughters, grandchildren, godchildren, church attendees, nieces and nephews! I encourage you all to make this one memorable for them.
“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!
I was advised to put my tea bag on my eyes to reduce puffiness! The T
ea party happened last Sunday at HopeNYC. I know you’re imaging floral dresses, big hats and tea pots but the women’s ministry had quite a different agenda in mind! It wasn’t tea it was T!
T is for
- Tips! From reducing wrinkles to opening an online jewelry store to recreating your T-Shirt! We went home 🏡 rich in tips that can help make us money, destress & beautify us!
- TV! With a big TV screen placed on the stage and a panning camera, we saw ourselves! In fact! This event was an exciting Live TV show!
- Time with Friends! Everyone sat together around the tables enjoying food and all of the segments along with a fashion show.
- Time for ourselves! It was indeed a getaway from the kids and husband because this was JUST FOR WOMEN 16 to 106 years old! 😃
- Time with God! This was the best part! It’s truly a miracle to get stress to finally leave a woman’s mind because stress is stubborn carrying many reasons behind it. With a few individuals interceding and praying for us in God’s presence, He removed every bit of that stress! We left the meeting delivered and changed! More than just an enjoyable evening. Only God can do that. An aim for every woman’s meeting is to help make us more stronger each time so we can feel it and be it!
Teathere was none.
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?
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!
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!
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!