I am moved in and ready to start junior year of nursing!
Marathon for Pat is getting closer- only 10 weeks away! The move-in week back to school did not leave much time to work out. After a few days off, I got back to it…
Aug 15: 4 mile run to and through the park (found out there are three entrances to the same park), abs
Aug 16: 5-6 mile run to and through the park (found where each entrance leads), lunges, calf raises, push ups, squats
Aug 17: 8 mile bike to and through the park (bike seat was WAY too low, so this was a challenge and probably not so good on the knees)
I am usually not one to go to the same place more than once in a long while, I like to change it up and explore. Something peculiar has happened, and I attribute it to Stephen. He leans more toward traditions and having “his diner” or “his place.” When you love someone you learn a lot from them, and I have been learning to appreciate familiar places. I am excited about the park being so close to home. I want to know all the trails, see it change through the seasons, have it be one of my places. I am in the observation stage for now.
The move was absolutely blessed. My family is so so supportive, giving, helpful, and patient. They have been showing me what it means to have a giving kind of love. Ephesians 5:1 says, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” When you see a “therefore”, always look before, to what it’s referring to! Chapter 4 talks about living as children of the light, 4:22 “put off your old self, which is corrupted by its deceitful desires…and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” and later 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as in Christ god forgave you.” So we live a life of love because we are forgiven by God in Christ.
Giving has a lot to do with expectations. In my case, I tend to expect others to give. Can you relate? When we stop expecting others to act the way we want them to, and start expecting God to make his presence known to us every minute of everyday, we begin to understand God’s giving love- and we are able to enjoy it! It takes the burden off of others, and frees us to see God work in mighty ways.
It is definitely easier to eat healthy buying and making my own food. So far, I’ve had yogurt, blueberries, grapes, and oatmeal for breakfast. Pot roast is an easy way to make a lot of good food. Staples in my diet are going to be: chicken, tuna, tortillas!, yogurt, eggs, frozen/steamed spinach, baby carrots, almonds, oatmeal. Cook a big meal once a week and fill in the gaps- that’s the plan!