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Bae, You Make Me Better!

Dear Bae,

I am writing this letter to express my true love for you.  I don’t think you understand how much you give me life!  The thought of going one day without you makes me weak, flushed with fever. Every cell in my body yearns to have you. Please believe me when I say, “I would just die without you.”

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SMH…Some of you actually thought I was talking to my husband, didn’t ya?  I must admit that I do love him too, but the Bae I’m referring to is WATER, H2O, Agua!!  Lol!

Seriously, I am astonished at how many people I come across who would rather reach for something other than a good tall glass of water.  I mean, how can you not like something that does your body good?  Water aids in good digestion; protects your tissues, spinal cord, and joints;  and prevents you from becoming dehydrated.

Water can also help you lose weight, but you have to do a whole lot more than rely on it to do so by itself.  When it comes to hair growth and strengthening, water flushes out toxins faster, which can make your hair grow a lot faster.

I love drinking water daily.  Not only is it essential for my health, it helps moisten my vocal cords, clears up my skin, and it fills me up.  I, unlike others, truly enjoy its quenching taste.  (I can hear some of my friends saying, “WATER AIN’T GOT NO TASTE!” Lol!  Well, my friends, do yourself a huge favor and try to chug some down anyway!!

“When life give you water,  don’t go and make lemonade.” –Sheryta Spears Samuel

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Mo Betta Year

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Left- Jan 2016 — Right-Nov 2016

As I reflect back on what I looked like a year ago, I say to myself, “Wow, I had no idea.”  “Girl, look what you’ve done to yourself.”  “Girl, bye!!”  Lol!

You know how it is when the garbage in your house smells, but you can’t smell it?  Well, that’s exactly what happened here.  I was completely unaware of the stinch.

So one day, it finally clicked.  I decided it was time to treat myself better.   It’s been months in the making, but I can now proudly say that living a healthier lifestyle is the best thing that I’ve ever done for myself.

You can take control too by educating yourself on nutrition and believing that hard work ALWAYS pays off.  Make up your mind to treat yourself better in 2017 and I promise you’ll feel and look better for as long as you stay committed.

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Left-Jan 2016— Right-Dec 2016

Happy New You…and Me! 😉

Compromise Saved The Day!

Oftentimes, I forget the best way to settle a dispute is through compromise.  Just this morning, I asked my husband if he wanted me to make some homemade soup and his answer was, “You can make YOU some soup.” SMH

Here’s the problem… While I am focused on practicing a healthier lifestyle, my husband is going off the deep end with his eating habits.  My biggest concern is the chance of my eating habits taking a turn for the worse if I make his taste buds top priority.  I didn’t say this out loud, but my initial thought was, “You’re gonna eat this soup today or starve.”  I then thought to myself, “How much time will it take for me to just create two separate dishes?”  I also thought, “Do I really want to expend my energy being mad today or at peace?”

The fact is, after a little creativity, it didn’t take me very long at all to create my healthy choice meal and his hardy man meal.  I used the same basic ingredients to include ground turkey, onions, peppers, and chopped spinach.  Of course, I opted for zucchini noodles for my soup and I incorporated white rice into his dish.

At the end of the day, It was a win win situation!!    It was just that simple…because I chose to compromise and create two similar styled meals, I didnt have to compromise my peace of mind on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 😉

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Shorty Hits Forty!!

You’re probably saying to yourself, “Dang, that’s all!”  I thought she was way older than that!”  Truth is, sometimes I feel older than that.  Let me give you the rundown… I’ve been blind every since 1st grade. Lol!  Uh, I’ve had bad knees every since college.  That comes from being late for class everyday and bumping my knees on those small desks.  What you looking at me like that for…?   Ok, you got me… That comes from dropping it like it’s hot!!!  Perhaps, I may have a little arthritis in my back and shoulders from standing out in the cold in that long line wrapped around Xanadu’s with hardly anything on trying to be cute. (That was the spot back in the day BTW …Myrtle Beach).  I also noticed that I can’t run as fast as I used to.  I reckon that comes from my days of hanging out at Solid Gold in Atlantic Beach.  It never failed, I always had to run for my life, no shoes or nothing Jesus!! (Sweet Brown) Lol!  Well, to sum it all up, I have a patch of grey hair right smack in the middle of my head and laugh lines from here to Cali.  I guess that’s all the clues you need right there.  I’m officially a grown woman!  Happy 40th to me!!  #NewYearsBaby  #BetterThanBlessed

Welcome

Hello Beautiful,

I am excited to announce the launch of my newly revamped blog, Mo Betta U!  As I embark on this journey with you, I want you to know that I am willing to share anything that has helped ME whether, physically, spiritually, or emotionally.  I’ve been called down-to-earth, Jill of all trades, strong-willed, creative, silly, and talented.  Not one of these descriptions add up to what I really want to be.  I simply WANT TO BE BETTER!

The purpose of this blog is to open the windows of the mind to let fresh new ideas enter and to inspire the souls of the readers.  Being a female in this society has it’s challenges because we’re always trying to find ways to look better, feel better, and do better.  Here at Mo Betta U, I’ll share with you articles of my experiences and tips on beauty, fashion, career, and healthy living.  The older I get, the more I realize it’s all about inspiration.  If my input can help you discover a breakthrough to a better version of you, then I’m truly blessed.

Thank you for visiting and come back to see me!

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