Good morning everyone! I hope you slept well! I’ve been sleeping in the past couple of weeks. My schedule is shifting as my body is enjoying/craving more sleep.
- 10:00-6:45 sleep
- 6:45-8:00 wake, Marco gets home from work, make him breakfast, sip coffee, and have QT
- 8:00-9:00 blog/check email
- 9:00-9:45/10:00 exercise
- 10:00-6:30 work
- 6:30 dinner & family time
I love having a flexible schedule. I’d say that’s one of my favorite parts of being a Health Coach. I love shifts in routines with the change of seasons. This schedule allows me to run outside when the air is totally still and the sun is beaming.
This is how blue the sky was yesterday during my morning run. Ah, so beautiful! Back & bi’s will be accompanied with running today since it’s so darn pretty out.
I took an OOTD picture yesterday since some of you have requested them 🙂
Yesterday for breakfast I had a little piece of toast & 2 eggs around 10:30 so I’d be held over just enough until my 1:30 lunch with my friend Maria. She is a fellow Health Coach and meets me every other month or so to buy me lunch & chat. It’s always the sweetest time.
Yesterday we both ordered the chicken wrap with side salad from Royal Bakery. She offered me the half of the pastry you see in the photo. I gratefully enjoyed one bite & felt I was done. This wrap was deeeelicious.
Lunch held me over well until 6:00 for dinner. I was only mildy hungry when dinner rolled around so I had a small bowl of spicy black eyed peas that my Dad made with a side of beet salad. Wow. That was good! My dad shredded up beets and mixed them with cilantro, lemon/orange juice, and sunflower seeds.
I finished off dinner with a petite-petite treat (this bowl is the smallest size). I wanted ice cream because it sounded cooling, but I also new I’d be going to Group (a Group of friends that meets Wednesday nights from Church to hangout and discuss the message) and I wanted to have room in case I wanted something.
And I sure did. I had my decaf coffee with half & half and honey plus half a slice of banana bread that Alissa had just made at home. So good!
After Group Marco & I were a little bit hungry. He more than I. I made him a quesadilla & had a couple pieces. Can I say how much I love quesadillas? Melted cheese. Toasty butter. Tortillas. Geeze.
This morning Marco woke me up around 6:45 when he came home from work and asked for pancakes 🙂 Something about waking up, drinking coffee, and making pancakes sits well with my soul. So, I got right up and made him pancakes. I’m not quite hungry yet so I’m still waiting to have my breakfast — can you guess what it’ll be? 😉 *hand raised* eggs & toast addict.
Yes, that is a photo of me sitting in my rocking chair as a little girl. I keep it at my desk to remind myself that life is good when you’re worry-free like a child. 🙂
If anyone wants to send his parents a card this is the address you can send it to. Thrive Moms is collecting donations for the family and forwarding mail to them (nothing big — only cards).
I mailed off a card this morning with a promise to continue praying for them today, tomorrow, and in the years to come. They’re beautifully overwhelmed with love & the presence of our prayers right now, but I’m sure they hold fear that it’ll all die off a few weeks from now. Let’s calm their fears and continue to be there for them.
This morning I wanted to share a bit of my journal with you. I never post journal photos where you can see what I’ve written because my journal is my private personal space, but this morning I felt this was encouraging and good to share. It’s how I’m checking myself.
I want to be a person that is full of love & peace. These are the two verses that I’m asking God to help me meditate on day in and day out. By the way, if you’re new here, my faith is a part of who I am. On this blog, I share all parts of who I am. Please respect that, as I respect you & all parts of who you are 🙂
I use 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 to check what my love looks like.
I use Philippians 4:8-9 (my whole Group is living by this one) to check my thoughts.
I didn’t grow up in the Church, so I’ve never been someone that memorizes scripture. I never really understood why people would memorize scripture. To be honest… I always thought it was strange. Like something people would do to feel they were “straight A Christians.” PS. I totally just made that up… it doesn’t exist, but it’s what I used to think. It wasn’t until I memorized parts of Psalm 139 that I realized the power of memorizing truth. That scripture helped me to love my body & be confident with what God’s given me.
Do you use anything to help you check your thoughts/actions to be in line with who you want to be?
On another note, I’m ending this post with the Gap sale in mind. This is a 40% off coupon.. and I haven’t been shopping in months. Guess where I’ll be tomorrow after my hair appointment?
Who else loves Gap?