Good Morning! Clean slate, new engery, 7 days ahead pregnant with possibility and potential. Ahhh...is it weird I kinda love Mondays? Feeling very inspired this morning by yesterday's sermon (you can get the podcast HERE.) Our pastor challenged us to live life as an "Unexpected Grace Giver" - as Jesus, thru his Salvation, gracefully pardoned us FOR something...not just FROM something. Love that! How can we be Unexpected Grace Givers this week? I've been thinking on it.
Here's what will be on our table this week:
Monday - Pizza in a pot with caesar salad
Tuesday - Teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli
Wednesday - Pulled pork sandwiches with corn and coleslaw
Thursday - TK Burgers at the football game
Friday - Crock pot mac & cheese with ham steaks and green beans
The plan is to make this cheesecake for Thursday's game.
And I thought I'd use Mondays to report on my Hardest Step challenge until I finish!
According to my goal/commitment, I should be at 14.4 miles completed as of Sunday. I took Friday off, but ran a little extra other days, which resulted in 13.3 miles completed as of last night. So I'll need to make up a mile this week! It has been great to get back to running. I finally, last night, felt like my body remembered what to do. Matt and the kids have been super supportive - even joining me on my run one afternoon. Awesome side effects? I've almost eliminated Diet Coke from my daily beverages (it honestly doesn't taste good lately) and have been making way better food choices, both in terms of what I eat and how much I eat. And...I've been sleeping better! I haven't lost any weight, but rather than get discouraged about the scale, I've decided to focus on how I feel and the fact that I've stuck to my goal - getting out there and pounding the pavement 5 out of 6 days last week. And rather than get discouraged about how out of shape and SLOW I've allowed myself to get, I've decided to focus on the fact that, even slow, I'm still trying. Giving myself some Unexpected Grace.