Finding Joy in His Sufficiency

 

Joy is my word for this year, though you probably wouldn’t know it because I haven’t posted about it for months. It’s still been on my mind. Some days Joy has been harder to find than others, but I feel it in my heart again. I’m finding it in the…

Just Trying to Survive

 

This was my first week joining the Living and Active challenge and it was a tough one. The goals were relatively easy, but life was hard. Right now my husband is working full-time, taking a couple of seminary courses, and trying to be a good dad and husband. I am…

The Last #15×15 Check-in

 

It is finished! The last day of my challenge was yesterday, now I can let loose. Not really. I didn’t achieve my #15×15 goal, to lose 15 pounds by September 15. I could have tried harder. I could have quit coffee, eaten more salad, and skipped the french silk pie,…

#15×15 Check-in: A Lazy Week

 

This past week I have just been pretty lazy, on my challenge anyways. I didn’t even try to get my water intake each day, my exercise was down, and eating was under control, but not great. I only have one more week until my #15×15 challenge is over. I have…

#15×15 Check-in: 15 Years and it Fits!

 

There was one picture I wanted to take last year, because it was evidence of my goal achievements. Then, before I had time to make a blog post of it, I felt the need to take a blogging break and never posted it. Last week was my 15th wedding anniversary,…

Emeals

 

As moms we all now that this Back-to-School season is busy. Whether your homeschooling or sending your kids off to school, it doesn’t matter, life just gets a little crazier. That’s why this week I implemented the emeals┬ádinner plan into our meal plan. I needed something already planned out for…

#15×15 Check-in: Well, This is Embarrassing

 

I’m just going to say it right away and get it over with. I gained 4 pounds this week. (running to hide in a corner) I gained 4 pounds this week! I guess that’s what happens when you stop working toward a goal. I didn’t exercise much because I wasn’t…

#15×15 Check-in: Step Away From the Roller Coaster

 

This week was full of fun… and pain. I have been having some odd foot pain. It hasn’t affected my running but usually starts hurting later in the day. As if foot pain wasn’t enough, I decided to join my kids on one roller coaster ride this week and the…

#15×15 Check-in: Finished, but not Done

 

This weekend I finished my 9 week C25k training. I am now able to jog for a full 30 minutes! It actually took me a few extra weeks, with hot weather, sickness, etc., but I did it! I finished, but I’m not done. I can’t just stop now that I’ve…

#15×15 Check-in: Feasting and Fasting

 

In the book Bread and Wine there is a section about feasting and fasting. The author shares how we need both. She uses the term fasting loosely, which I follow in this post. (Though I also believe there is a time for fasting, or abstinence of food for prayer.) I…