So, today being Ash Wednesday, does anyone care to share any of their Lent goals?
Ryan is giving up all sugary beverages and I am proud of him! He ADORES vitamin water and gatorade so this will be a toughie for him!
Personally, I am not sure what I am giving up yet….I am going to pray about it in my quiet time tonight. Something interesting worth thinking about though is not giving something up for a change but actually adding something in. My pastor was speaking about that last Sunday and if you are tired of just giving up sweets every year and feel the need and desire to grow more in your faith, perhaps taking on something prayerfully might be the answer. An example of this might be dedicating more time to God every day….reading a new book in the bible, praying, keeping a prayer journal, memorizing scripture……the list is really endless. Speaking about Lent, today’s lesson in my beth moore bible study was wonderful as always.
The thing that stuck with the most was that God will often use something HUGE to pivot us and turn us back to Him. There is no such thing as “bad timing” because God’s timing is always perfect. If you feel completely overwhelmed and wonder why all of this is on your shoulders and you can’t possibly go on, remember that God’s hand is always at work. There will often be a crisis that God uses to change our direction for what He has planned for us. And, I promise, what He has planned for us if always better than what WE have planned for us. I remind myself of this every single day!
Anyways, back to my afternoon—-after bible study I hit up the Y. I did some speedwork on the treadmill (alternating between slow jogging speed and sprints for 15 minutes) and then did a short upper body strength workout. Tomorrow is Yoga Thursday as called by Polly! I have nothing planned after work and plan to spend some time on my mat with who else but Dave. I can’t wait!
And then for dinner tonight I tried a new product:
Well, it might not be that new really but it was new to me! This tofu has already been pressed and baked so it is MUCH chewier and denser than regular tofu out of the package. All you do is heat and eat! I cut the big slab into thirds and heated up my portion in a skillet on the stove. The texture was the best thing because it was chewy….but there was NO flavor. I actually had to sprinkle salt on it and I never do that! I would buy this again though and marinate it because it would be much better. I don’t know what they package is saying when it claims to have a “bbq taste”….um, it does not! It would be great marinated or blackened but I wouldn’t eat it plain again!
I also had a baked yam, half of a huge carrot cooked in a little honey and butter (reminds me of being a kid!) and some leftover pineapple-cashew-quinoa stir fry & edamame and corn salad. Both recipes are courtesy of the amazing Veganomicon
Yummy corn and edamame!
I also snacked on a TON of sugar snap peas while preparing dinner. These are like chips to me! I could have easily eaten the entire bag they are just so crispy and sugar sweet!
I’m about to take a bath and read…..but first I just know I’ll be grabbing a super charge me cookie from downstairs! Just a warning! Those things are addictive 😉