Yesterday was the first day of Mel's 30-day challenge to get in shape - body and spirit.. There are about 12 people participating for various reasons - mine has something to do with the 9 pound, 4 ounce bundle of joy that came into our lives 6 weeks ago. Because I have not yet received the green light on exercise, I am starting out with just two of the three components - 20 minutes with Jesus each day and a commitment to healthier eating.
So...20 minutes with Jesus? check
I get my 20 minutes with Jesus at the end of the day on my way to bed... I am priveleged enough to be able to share this time with my husband, reading from the Word and praying together. Currently, we are reading through 1 Samuel and discovering God's justice - His blessing for the faithful and His wrath for those who turn against Him.
And...healthy eating? half a check?
Thursdays are Date-Night - whether it's going out to dinner, or staying in with a rented DVD - Andrew and I have made a commitment to making sure we pause our busy lives to spend time on and with each other each week. So last night we finally used our birthday gift of a nice dinner from East Side Mario's. There isn't a whole lot of really healthy stuff there, but it's not McDonald's, either. So after at least 1 loaf of bread and a bowl of soup, I only ate about 1/3 of my pasta dish. And danishes from the grocery store for dessert. I was doing well until we opened the crinkly plastic container full of pastry and icing.
Maybe a half-success. BUT His mercies are new every morning. So today we try again.
On the Menu: Beef Tacos