Archive for June, 2009
I hear it all the time! “I don’t have time to work out!”
Maybe you don’t have an hour to spend on the treadmill, but you do have five minutes!
Take five minutes and do one of the following:
Pushups for five minutes (as many as you can)
Sit ups or crunches for five minutes (maximum reps!)
Squats for five minutes
You’ll be amazing what five minutes does for you. Don’t believe me? Try it!
Pour 1/2 a cup of Egg Substitute into a mug
Cut up one wedge of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese, into eggs and stir.
Put in the microwave for 35 seconds. Take out and stir.
Cook in microwave for another 35 seconds and enjoy! I know I did. I almost forgot to take a picture of the finished product I was so excited to eat it!
I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. My life has been a little busy over the last couple months. But I want to share some tips this week that have helped me stay on track even when life seems out of control!
Bag It Up
I love fruit. Not only is it sweet and tasty it is an amazingly healthy snack that keeps me on track. Since I’m always on the go it’s hard to keep a variety of fruit close at hand, and easy to grab as I’m heading out the door. To fix that problem, I take the opportunity of a free night to do a little chopping.
Buy a carton of strawberries and after washing them slice them into pieces. (Eat with yogurt for a yummy, healthy snack!)
Divide pieces into little baggies and store in refrigerator.
Do the same with a bundle of grapes.
After setting the date for our wedding for July 31st, all the plans were set in motion. Though it didn’t seem that time was going by at all, things were getting done and we were marking things off our wedding to-do list, including: order the invitations.
That was all until I got word that a particular series we do at LifeChurch.tv got pushed forward to August 1st and 2nd. This particular series is a pretty big deal for us at LC and we go all out with decorations, creating an atmosphere people would want to bring their friends to…
The particular atmosphere our campus is creating has something to do with big dinosaur heads, cars in trees, waterfalls and incubators… none of which you would find at a wedding!
So, when all the dust settled the only thing that had to be changed was the date on the invitations. We have a new wedding date of August 7th!
No dinosaurs allowed!
1. It’s not personal, So stop taking it that way!
2. Learn to have fun.
3. Remember, there is always another game…
It’s amazing how often I feel like I remind myself to follow these same rules when it comes to other aspects of life, not just a softball games… anyone else know what I’m talking about?
“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Ever feel like Peter? I did. All last week. It’s funny how little distractions can really take your eyes off the One leading.
Little distractions, like:
Wedding problems, eating habits, job frustrations, believing lies… just to name a few.
I felt like Peter last week, sinking, as the waves of my life buffeted against me. (Ever feel that way?) I forgot to just keep my eyes focused, remembering that I’ve never been let down before.
Faith. That’s all it is. Believing that I won’t sink even though it feels that way–or even if I feel like I want to!
Jesus likes faith. It pleases Him.