{Daily Eats} & a Shift in My Schedule

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.

Shifted schedule:

  • 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.

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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.

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I took an OOTD picture yesterday since some of you have requested them 🙂

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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.

Spring blooms.

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.

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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?

Love, Paige
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