Happy Wednesday, guys!!!
It’s true what they say, a picture says 1,000 words…
I got my pictures from the Turkey Trot.. You know it’s a bad race when all your race pictures look like this. At least the guy finishing behind me is happy with his time! HA! I only wish I had the same pep in my step… instead of that super attractive snarl.
What I Ate Wednesday~
It’s time for another edition of look at what I stuffed my face with! I am super excited because I am actually going to share with you the actual things I am eating today! [As opposed to showing you Tuesday’s meals] I am trying to be better about planning my meals ahead of time, so I figured this would be the perfect way to do so.
Eggs w/ Spinach and Toast w/ Butter
[I will add a picture of this one later. This is the only meal that I don’t have prepped right now]
A Protein Shake [Whey and Creatine] w/ An Apple
I have been feeling really hungry lately around 2pm. So, to fight the urge to eat the rest of the Apple Cheesecake I have in my fridge, I am trying to get more of my protein in before lunch. Although, the whole eating-apple-cheesecake thing never sounds like a bad idea.
A Salad w/ Canned Tuna and Homemade Dressing
- In the salad- Spinach, 1 Zucchini, 1 Orange Bell Pepper, Shredded Carrots
- In the dressing- Olive Oil, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Parmesan Cheese, Pepper, and Garlic Salt
- Protein- 1 Can of Trader Joes Tuna
Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds and Banana
I bought Emerald nuts over the weekend. Oh my gosh, guys, have you tried the cinnamon almonds?!?!?!?! They are AMAZINGGG!!! I love them because they taste like dessert but only have 1g of sugar- score!
Leftover Pizza and Kevin’s Chicken Pot Pie Stew
Kevin made this stew over the weekend that was amazing!!! It tastes like the inside of a chicken pot pie, but he added corn bread bits into the mix. It has been my dinner for the last 2 nights and I still am not tired of it!
That’s all I got! Well, plus a ton of water-drinking. I trying to make it a habit to drink 100oz. of water per day and eat the rainbow. [Both of which are #elf4health challenges] I just feel so much better when I eat more produce and drink more water. [Uh- duh, Kaylie, that’s kind of obvious]
I may add in a bite or four two of the apple cheesecake I made for Thanksgiving as a dessert. Remind me to share the recipe with you guys one of these days!
Alrighty, I should get to bed. I’ve been up since 6AM and am pooped.
- What is your favorite vegetable?
- Are you falling prey to any leftover Thanksgiving dessert?
I ALWAYS fall prey to dessert. Oh ice cream- you slay me!
[Reminder~ Dont forget to enter the Bearded Bros. Energy Bar Giveaway!]
I'm not really feelin' the whole writing thing today, so I am going to keep things short and sweet. Here are some encouraging words from one of my favorite devotionals, My Utmost for His Highest:
The way we continually talk about our own inabilities is an insult to our Creator. To complain over our incompetence is to accuse God falsely of having overlooked us. Get into the habit of examining from God’s perspective those things that sound so humble to men. You will be amazed at how unbelievably inappropriate and disrespectful they are to Him. We say things such as, “Oh, I shouldn’t claim to be sanctified; I’m not a saint.” But to say that before God means, “No, Lord, it is impossible for You to save and sanctify me; there are opportunities I have not had and so many imperfections in my brain and body; no, Lord, it isn’t possible.” That may sound wonderfully humble to others, but before God it is an attitude of defiance.
Conversely, the things that sound humble before God may sound exactly the opposite to people. To say, “Thank God, I know I am saved and sanctified,” is in God’s eyes the purest expression of humility. It means you have so completely surrendered yourself to God that you know He is true. Never worry about whether what you say sounds humble before others or not. But always be humble before God, and allow Him to be your all in all.
There is only one relationship that really matters, and that is your personal relationship to your personal Redeemer and Lord. If you maintain that at all costs, letting everything else go, God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.
Just remember that God created you, and He never makes mistakes. Don't doubt yourself. Instead, hold tight to God and remain close to His word. He created you to be worth it!
- Do you ever doubt yourself?
- How do you lift yourself up in times of adversity?