G-d will bless you in His time.

With the holidays coming up and being on a budget, things can get a little stressful. It is also the time that my daughter turns one year older. So I buy presents two months in a row.

I have been praying for some financial help for some time now. Today we were blessed with a check for a medical reimbursement. It may not be much, but it will definitely help Christmas a little more this year. It also wasn’t what I had in mind, but G-d will help in the way He sees fit.

Also, let us not forget the true meaning of the holidays. Holy day. Jesus’ birthday. There may be confusion on when He was actually born, but we celebrate on Christmas. Jesus is savior and mighty!

If you are having a hard time or stressing out, I pray that you hand all that over to G-d. He wants to see you succeed. He wants you to be blessed!


Trim Healthy Mama Plan – A Review

Are you tired of trying diet after diet and never seeing lasting results? Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health & a Slim Waistline by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison is a lifestyle that you can really sink your teeth into.

I first heard about Trim Healthy Mama while looking up ways to control my adult acne. I wanted to know more so I checked out the old book, that they self-published, from the library. It was massive and full of information, but I felt kind of lost. I understood it for the most part, but I wanted the guidelines in an easier to read format. The sisters took feedback from other ladies that were saying the same thing. They also separated the plan and cookbook so people weren’t lugging around a 600 page book.

Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison have tried every diet out there from Standard American Diet to Raw Veganisim. That is when they said they were done trying to diet and wanted to find a way to eat for a lifetime. Then they came up with this Biblical based way of eating. No need to eliminate food groups, unless there is a true allergy. You can still eat your pizza and brownies while losing weight!

After reading this plan book and the old book I agree that this book is much easier to read and understand. While the old book is more in-depth, this one highlights all the important things. Such as how to regulate your blood sugar, tips for ladies who lose weight slowly, a section for nursing and pregnant mama’s, and even a small section for Trim Healthy Men! I highly suggest the Plan Book and the companion Cookbook.

So are you ready to find a way of eating that will last a lifetime? Then pick up this book and get reading!

Want to know where to buy the Trim Healthy Mama Plan book? Click here to find out now.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

Working on my Trim Healthy Mama Review

I have been absent due to the fact that I have been busy reading my Trim Healthy Mama plan book and working out. On top of making sure the daily chores are done. And if you are already a Trim Healthy Mama then you know that you are in the kitchen a lot. Either doing dishes or cooking. Haha!

I had made it to 127.5lbs and 26.8% bodyfat. I have now gotten to the point where I am gaining weight(muscle) and losing body fat. It is so exciting to see my body change! So stay tuned for my book review and I will try to be more active on here. You can always follow me on Instagram @southern_shaina.

I am a Trim Healthy Mama

Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama? If not then you should look into the plan book and cookbook by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison.

I was stuck at around 138lbs when I came home from my cruise in July. I maintained that weight till September. The end of September is when I found out about THM. After checking out the old plan book from the library I started incorporating the THM principles. Since starting October 1, I have gone from 138lbs to 129lbs. That is in a month!

I look forward to melting body fat, gaining muscle, and becoming a happier person. I will be posting a book review on the Trim Healthy Mama plan book soon.


Also, there is a Facebook group for other Trim Healthy Mama’s and look at how supportive they are! 1,287 likes and counting! I can’t wait to see the difference in a year.