Day 27 of 40: Ever Feel Limited?

Today is Day 27 of 40.

What if we did this for today?  But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body.  Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me…  but what if it got kind of specific…  and…  what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too?  Because I did!  So I looked it up for us!)

create:  (verb)  cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating.  I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking….  I am just one talented woman.  You too?  {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

  1. Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible. 
  2. Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.
  3. Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.

For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry….  {Anyone else do that too?!}

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Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 27 of 40.

Ever feel limited in all that you can accomplish?! I sure do! Today I made the very tough, but needed decision, that I need to get strong physically but be VERY intentional about that. Therefore, it comes at a trade and a cost.

I had to surrender the fact that I…

  • wont have the cleanest house
  • may not be involved in every group text conversation
  • I won’t be able to conversation with anyone at anytime
  • I will need to keep my phone usage to a very limited time

and the list goes on and on.

Basically, I just need to be much more intentional about how I spend my time. You ever feel like the day goes and you have nothing to show? I do too!

So I am becoming much more intentional about how I spend the day and how I eat to fuel my body and how I attempt to condition my body. Whew…. I feel like it’s a full time job just saying NO to all the processed foods, let alone time at the gym!!

But with 14 days left to getting strong, this is what seems to work best for me and my personality. So here we go again! 🤗

1. {Spirit}

This evening was spent in some time with God…. ya know… some deep deep time in devotions with my 1st graders’ Jesus Calling devotional!! 😉

Enjoy a peek!

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}

Im not going to lie. My emotions were ALL OVER THE PLACE! I cut out almost all processed foods and went to one ingredient items (except for the protein bar) and my sugars are down to about 25 g …… ummmm…… let’s put this in perspective…. ONE APPLE is about 15 g!

So lots of veggies, protein, starches….

So im telling you this not because I’m a rockstar but quite the opposite! I have A LOT of belly fat (and many other places too) to lose and it’s just plain healthier for me to eat cleaner and fight this skin cancer with these foods. The problem is my body is such obnoxiously attracted to sugars!! Any form, any shape, any size. There is no discriminating going on here. LOVE IT ALL!

I’m guessing that’s the reason why I was a bit grumpy today??! Well…. no need to explain. I had a ton of carbs but not sugary carbs. 😭 Less than 24 hours in and I’m feeling void! Void of sugar that is!!

Dont worry everyone, I’ll live. 😉

But my relationships may not be thriving…  Eek!  How do you create a beautiful moment with people when you’re grumpy?!  You can’t.  Therefore, in all honestly, I need to dig a bit deeper and find that richness that can come from God alone and get that love that only comes from Him.

He’s available for it.  I just need to rely on it.

Maybe as you are getting strong on this journey you’ll remember my day today and give yourself grace too for being in a bit of a funk and having to dig deep to rely on the Lord and His goodness in these bad moods and sugars free days!

Awww, I feel good knowing that you’re here with me. Wink wink.

Other than that, it was a beautiful day…. the babysitter came for 2 1/2 hours to help…. yes, she’s 15 and I would keep her here forever if I could afford it!! But I’ll take what I came get!! She is amazing!!!  Today I came home from errands to observe her racing our four year old with the double stroller down the street.  Shyloh was winning of course. Hee, hee…she’s the best babysitter!  She teaches Shyloh and always brings her a craft to do.  Love this little break I get twice a week.

So today I ran errands, went over finances, went to a wellness checkup with Benjamin and the girls (waited for almost an hour…. I’m still cooling down from that)… and well…. the day is almost over.

I just came back from a 20 minute visit with our elderly neighbor.

And wow, that’s a reminder about the beauty of life.

Her husband is in a home now and she’s all alone.  A couple of weeks ago our 91 year old neighbor across the street fell and couldn’t get up.  They didn’t find her until the next day but no one could get in.  So our neighbor next to us didn’t want to go through the same thing.  She gave us the remote to get into her house.

Robert and I are on it!

To be honest, it kind of turned my grump of moods into a blessed mood.  She chatted with me over just about anything and everything.  Those twenty minutes were a blessing.

See?  I guess this is what these 40 days are all about.  Creating and capturing the beautiful.

I’m glad I answered my phone for that call. 😉

And the best part??  I left the house with this dish scene below, Robert had just arrived home from work, and I came back in twenty minutes to a sparkly clean sink!!!!!  He did ALL the dishes.  Be. Still. My. Heart.

I’m obnoxiously smittened right now.

3. {Body}

I worked out this morning at 7 am while robert took all three kiddos with him to drop Emma off. This is how we tag teamed our life as parents with multiple kiddos…

5:20 crossfit for robert

6:30 robert was home to get ready

7:00 gym for me (without the kiddos)

8:30 home for me & get ready

9:00 robert was off to work and I was “on” as mommy! 😅

We talked yesterday about how this was going to work with my new workout goals and his crossfit goals. Robert is sooo willing to step in where needed but let’s be honest, the conversation wasn’t an “easy” one. As independent selves it would be easy to have our goals… but throw the three kiddos, mom life, his working hours, his limited crossfit times/classes & the limited kids club hours, it can get complicated! We figured it out THEN we came up with a plan B for the mornings that any of the kids wakes up with sick and I can’t go to the gym because I can’t put them in kids club.

No fear friends! Our marriage is still thriving after that conversation!

We figured we’d talk through the obstacles BEFORE they came up. Because to be honest, I’ll use ANY excuse to not go to the gym right now. Once I’m in shape, it’s not a problem but right now, I’m not so strong. Any of you get me??!

Monday’s glutes/hamstrings with 20 min HIIT are in the books! 💪👊  See how out of shape I am?!  This is some loveliness going on right now…. My. Oh. My…

 

Meal 1 @ 6:30 am

Meal 2 @ 10:00 am

Meal 3 @ 1:30

Meal 4 @ 5:00

Meal 5 @ 6:15 pm

Meal 6 @ 8:45 pm

Not pictured.  FiberDX (1 scoop) and 4 egg whites scrambled with veggies.

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