Friday, June 26, 2015

Lately I've been...

Besides NOT blogging, this is what I've been up to lately...

Making: time for things I love. Running is hard in the heat, but I’ve been trying to get up super early at least once every week to get a run in and stay on track for this half marathon training program. Plus I have three small groups a week on my schedule. I really wanted to attend one last semester but couldn’t find one that worked for my schedule – this summer semester I decided to MAKE the time for it.

Cooking: NOTHING. Josh has been doing all of the cooking and I supplement my lunches with Healthy Me.

Drinking: Vita Coco coconut water. I didn’t really like it at first, but it’s become my go-to after a run. I love the pure and the peach/mango… but it has to be REALLY cold.

Reading: Women in the Word. This is the current study from She Reads Truth. So. Good. I love the book they created for this study.

Wanting: sweets! Every day… especially in the afternoon I CRAVE sweets. Lord, help.

Looking: for ways to improve. Time management, finances, marriage, etc. I have a lot of goals for this year and it’s taking some extreme focus to stay on track.

Playing: Hillsong United’s Empires. LOOOOOVE.

Wasting: healthy food. Some days I take a lunch box full of healthy things to work and then my co-workers will ask if I want to order out with them. I can’t turn down Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian!

Wishing: it was fall! We have so many fun things coming up – like pre-school and Disney! Plus, cooler weather – can I get an amen?!

Enjoying: serving on the Student Team. I never thought I would like to hang out with teenagers, love on them, and share my story of choices and how it’s shaped my heart for Jesus. I love it more every single day.

Waiting: for MOTION CONFERENCE. I seriously can’t wait for this experience.

Liking: Dollar Shave Club. Totally worth the money. Josh and I get the “Executive” blades and now we aren’t shaving with dull razors to save money.

Wondering: if it’s going to rain all day tomorrow. We’ve got a competition in Birmingham that is supposed to be outdoors… I hope it holds off!

Loving: Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. This mascara is a game changer. I get more compliments when I’ve got it on! It makes me feel like a movie star even if that’s the only makeup I’m wearing. Most days I just have lashes and Coola on!

Praying: for two of my friends who are having babies! One of my friends’ babies has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18. I’m praying for a HEALTHY baby. She’s scheduled to be induced on July 2. My friend Nichole is scheduled to induce on June 30 and I can hardly wait to hold her little girl. Safe and fast deliveries, quick mommy recoveries, and strong healthy babies is my prayer!

Needing: to exercise more. I did better this week, but I went TWO WEEKS without picking up a barbell, and only ran a few times during that time period. So far this week I’ve gotten in two runs and two WODs, which is a good week for me!

Wearing: $6 shoes from Walmart. Cutest, comfy-cheap shoes I’ve ever owned. I bought like 3 pair…

Following: Y’all. That site is so addictive.

Noticing: that when I’m not focused on our budget we get crazy. YNAB is a lifesaver. Seriously. Everyone should have it.

Knowing: that I’m loved. Carter tells me ALL the time, Josh shows me, and I read that truth in the Word every day. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16 LOVE PEOPLE!

Thinking: about doing a missions trip. I’ve never been on one and it’s on my bucket list.

Feeling: great. I’m busy and exhausted by the end of every day, but I am so fulfilled!

Bookmarking: blogs about time management and money-saving. #goalz

Opening: my Bible more. I’ve had “read through the Bible” on my bucket list, and decided this was the year for that. I’m following She Reads Truth’s  #365daysoftruth plan and tripling up on most days when I have time. I can’t get enough of it! I’ve been toting a notebook around, and jotting down things that really speak to me.