Girl Defined, Super Target, Short and Sweet Sweat Session

Girl Defined, Super Target, Short and Sweet Sweat Session

Happy Friday!

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I am reading Girl Defined. So good. It’s all about bringing light to what the Bible says about our role as women. And it is such and amazing role! I am not finished with the book yet but my favorite part of the book so far is the “Three Pillars of Biblical Womanhood”: helper, life producer, and relationship nurturer. And it’s neat how they point out that a women doesn’t have to have a husband or children to do these things! Here’s a little from the book on the girl, defined.

Helper

“And the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18

Kristen and Bethany say that because the Bible says that as Eve was made for Adam, we women were made for someone. We are a helper. While some think that people a helper means that you are of lesser value, that’s not at all true! The Hebrew word that the Bible uses for helper in Genesis 2:18 is ezer. This is the same word that is used of God is Psalm 15:9-11! What an honor for this word to also be used for God’s creation, woman!

Life Producer

“He gives the childless woman a household, making her the joyful mother of children. Hallelujah!” Psalm 113:9

While growing a baby inside of you and giving birth is hands down a miraculous experience, not all women become mothers. God has given us the role of life producers no matter if you bear children or not. We can produce both physical and spiritual children. The book says “It is not a given that all women will marry or that all married women will be able to bear children. What IS a given is that all women are called to be spiritually fruitful.”

Relationship Nurturer

Back to women being made for someone. God created us to be highly relational creatures. The book says that women speak an average of 20,000 words per day when men speak on average 7000. We women like to connect with other human beings. The book says that God designed us that way so that we can be nurturers of relationships. I think this is so special! We can nurture relationships with our husbands, our children, neighbors, siblings, anyone! Whoever God has placed in your life right now. Someone’s life could be drastically changed just by you letting God shine through you into their lives!

I will update you guys on the rest but so far Girl Defined is a great read.

Doctor’s Appointment, Super Target, New Fav Larabar

I had to go to a doctor’s appointment in John’s Creek yesterday. John’s Creek is about an hour from me so knowing that I would be on the road for a while, I went ahead and ate an early lunch and then just packed some snacks for the road…

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Cherry pie Larabar, Trilogy kombucha

On the way home I passed a Super Target so of course I had to stop….

and get a Starbucks…

and roam the aisles…

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The usual….. grande black iced coffee

 

I came out with some new socks for Ryan and Anna, a colander, some ground Dunkin Donuts coffee for Jason (his fav), and some coconut Larabars for me! I had them for my snack to day and they are hands down my new favorite. How have I not tried these??? So good!

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Workout of the Day

Another short and sweet (yet sweaty) session of 22 Minute Hard Core cardio!

Have a great weekend everybody!

Questions:

Reading any good books lately?

Is there a store you always have to stop at?

What is your favorite snack bar?

 

Unplugged, Tears for the Year, New Workout Schedule, Vegan-ish

Unplugged, Tears for the Year, New Workout Schedule, Vegan-ish

Hey Guys!

I’m so excited to blog! Our internet is acting up here at the house so I haven’t been able to blog. I miss blogging but I am LOVING not being online so much. I do not miss social media in the least bit. I haven’t been on it at all except one time last week to switch my privacy setting but I didn’t look at the news feed at all. I didn’t realize how much it was bogging down my brain! Has anyone else quit social media? How did you feel once you broke ties? Better? Worse? For me, I had this feeling like I would miss out on something. But then after quitting I realized that there is this thing called the real world in which things are happening all the time! Haha! Kidding. It’s funny that I felt that way because I do not feel that way now, I actually have more peace of mind.

Ok, Onto today’s post!

Ryan’s Started School

So Ryan started school. He loves it, I’m a mess of course. I had been tearing up over the past year every time I thought about Ryan starting school so by the time I was actually walking him in on his first day, I was emotionless. Not a tear. I thought I was in the tear clear until he got home from school and I realized just how well he was taking to school. The boy who we wondered how in the world we were going to get him to sleep in his own bed with the lights off at a decent time, now wanted to sleep alone in his room with the lights off and and was frustrated that he couldn’t fall asleep. Then came day two. His teacher, who is so sweet by the way, explained to us at the open house that we could walk him to his classroom the first three days of school. I walked him in the first day, he seemed a little nervous but he gave me a hug and sat in his seat. I was so impressed that he remembered wear it was! The second day, I walked him in. I didn’t even ask him because he wants me to right? As we approached the building a teacher stopped Ryan and without a glance in my direction, asked Ryan how he would be going home and he answered her right back without hesitation. I know why she did not acknowledge my presence, he has to do it. And he did it! I was in shock at how my son whom I have to ask at least five times to do anything, all of a sudden transformed into this capable student the second he set foot on school grounds! That night when Ryan got home, I asked him if he wanted me to walk him in the next day. He said no. I expected him to say that and obviously this is the best case scenario for the first week of school but it just goes to show that just when you think you escape the tears, there is always something waiting to jerk them out.

New School Workout Schedule

Now that the school year has begun, gone are the days of me taking my sweet time getting around to my workout in the morning. I want to get it done before I take Ryan to school so that I don’t talk myself out of it on the way home or don’t do it due to having to an appointment or whatnot. I am keeping the workouts around 20-30 minutes while I am getting used to this morning routine. Here’s how it’s gone down this week…

Monday- 22 Minute Hard Core Cardio
Tuesday- 22 Minute Hard Core Resistance
Wednesday- Insanity Max 30
Thursday- 22 Minute Hard Core Resistance

High five!

#vikingtovegan

Still stuck in my vegan-ish ways. I am really trying to work on consistency though. I really love the way I feel when keeping a vegan diet but there is something about the month of July that makes me want to eat yummy things all the time. Seriously, when I think back to my summer blog posts, July is always filled with posts about me falling off the wagon. Some people find the holidays the hardest time to stick to healthy eating but for me it’s the dog days of summer here in Georgia. This week had been pretty consistent though. I am just sticking to my usual favs: tofu, oatmeal, fruit, nuts, Larabars, seaweed. Speaking of seaweed, guess who absolutely loves seaweed snacks… Anna! She ate three sheets yesterday!

 

I hope you all are having a great week so far. Tell me all about it!

 

Questions:

Anyone quit social media? Tell you your experience.

Were you emotional when your child started school?

What time of year do you have the hardest time sticking to healthy eating?

 

 

The Pouring Out

The Pouring Out

Well blogosphere, it’s just you and me.

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I have been so distracted. So distracted. It’s no one’s fault but my own. I love to know, and I love to be in the know. I love to seek and keep seeking until I find what I am looking for. The internet is a black hole for people like me. You can seek and seek and seek and find and find and find all day long. And just like tearing your house apart looking for a lost sock, people like myself will tear apart the internet looking for their lost anything under the sun. There is always something else, always more to find…..

I have known for a while that I needed to withdrawal from the virtual world. My mind is never at ease. It’s always half in and half out. My attention is always half here and half there. I quit smoking cold turkey because I cannot “cut back”. I am either a chain smoker or a non-smoker. I know my weaknesses. Where one can “cut back”, I must cut off!

So why am I still here in this space? It’s different. Writing is my release. The time when my whirling thoughts all come together and finally make sense as they leave my fingertips and become clear and concise in front of me. I am no longer consuming, I am pouring out.  And what is black and white when spoken, is illuminated beautifully in the written word.

Question:
What is your release?