Today God was in the team work that William and I had. We aren’t always on the same page, and we often don’t think about what the other person needs. However, I today was different. There seemed to be more grace for one another and we got a lot accomplished. He let me sleep in, and he got Kobi ready, I handled nap time and part of lunch and he made sure to be back in time for me to go to my meeting.
After the meeting I was on Kobi watch while he worked and then we all went to dinner with some new friends. Once we got back from dinner we both worked together to get Kobi in bed and then went to work together to finish some things on our to do list.
It may not seem like much, but working together to achieve an overall unity for our family is a major goal for us, and God definitely showed us that it can be done.
Today I had a work meeting via Slack and it was brought up that because of our customers we are able to work from home. Then I thought about how my new job as a track coach will allow me to be at home with Kobi during the day. A few other opportunities have presented themselves that will allow for flexibility as well.
This is how God showed up today because I want a job that allows for ample flexibility so that I can still be an active part of Kobi’s life and not miss too many of the moments I want to hold onto. I have several jobs that allow that… they don’t look like I thought they would but He has provided for us and that’s all that matters!
This comes a whole ten days sooner than normal but I really started thinking about it a lot earlier and wrote things down a lot sooner…
My word for this year is WELLNESS. At first it was going to be healthy, but I feel like that only applies to exercise and diet, whereas wellness encompasses every aspect of my life, to include my marriage, my spiritual life, my family and my health.
I want to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, I want to grow in my marriage, and be able to use all the energy I used in school to learn about my husband, his needs, wants, and desires. I want to have regular date nights and really become his best friend! When it comes to my spiritual life, I want to be able to meditate on the word day and night, and I want to pray for myself the way I’ve prayed for others over the years, and for my family I want shared experiences and memories made, open communication, a good work-family balance and overall health.
I’m excited to embark on this overall journey of wellness for the coming year and beyond and I hope and pray that whatever your word, or resolution is that you find the motivation to see them to completion.
Originally this was suppose to be separate posts but life just wouldn’t allow for such things. Therefore I am writing it all together!
During the whole 30 I ended up losing 9 pounds and a lot of inches. I’m bad at math but there will be pictures for you to see. I started at 158 and now weigh 149! I haven’t seen a 140 something since l got out of the Army, so to say that I am stoked is an understatement!!
When I reintroduced dairy, honestly it was kind of lackluster. The flavor I had craved wasn’t there. On the plus side, my stomach didn’t hurt, although I did get a little gassy after finishing almost a pint of Halo Top ice cream, but I think that had more to do with what time I ate it, because it was like 9 at night!
This past Friday I reintroduced gluten because I was ready for some deep dish pizza! William took me to IHOP for pancakes and they were fantastic, but they put me to sleep for a couple of hours! Later that night we went to go get pizza and all was well, I didn’t get tired like I did with the pancakes but later on the drive home and that night my back began to hurt in that all too familiar way that I hadn’t felt for 30 plus days!
Apparently the gluten at least the kind in pizza crust and probably other breads, and maybe pastas are what have been causing a good majority of my back pain! I couldn’t believe it! It might also be the kind that are in cakes and cookies too. I don’t know, and I’m a little hesitant to try and figure it out because I don’t want to be in pain if I don’t have to be. But at least I know how my body reacts to certain food groups and now I can see if they are worth keeping in my regular every day diet!
Technically I still have 2 more reintroductions to do, non grain gluten like rice, and quinoa and then legumes but I’m pretty much done. I may have a thing of rice or quinoa with dinner to see what happens and maybe wait a day and have some peanut butter or beans but I don’t really eat those two groups that often, so I’m not really worried about how they affect my body and I’m tired of stressing out about what I can and can’t eat!
Would I do the Whole 30 again, probably not, but will I take what I learned with me, and live a Whole 30 ish lifestyle with occasional resets when needed? Absolutely!
Tonight I got to teach someone about Twitter for a school assignment, and I left so pumped! Twitter is not even my favorite social media platform, but I honestly loved every moment! We met for an hour and I was able to ask a lot of questions that made her think, show her examples of others in her industry, and give her a crash course of the ends and outs of Twitter! I also showed her Periscope because I think it could be a useful tool for what she does (and Twitter owns them) she left excited and had fun!
After the meeting was over, I could feel the joy rushing through my body and I couldn’t stop smiling, I told William that I need to figure out a way to do what I just did full time because I absolutely loved it! I forgot how good it felt to do something I loved doing! Tonight was definitely a rekindling of a fire that was put out and I’m excited!
I want to go into organizations and teach them how to use social media for their benefit.
If I write it out it has to come to pass, right?!
So consider this my faith goal, and the beginning of something to come!