Thursday, January 31, 2013

Psalm 63:3 and 4

Today's post will be short and to the point.  I do this blog to just share my thoughts and tips on health, recipes  and even some accomplishments and just fun stuff.  

Today I want to share a verse with you that came up as my Bible Verse of the Day.  If you don't have a Bible app, get one.  It's great.  

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in your name.  Psalms 63: 3,4

Jesus deserves our praise and adoration.  His lovingkindness is better than life.  

It also reminds me of another verse. 

 Psalm 34:1

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will continually be in my mouth.

So today, let's  just take time throughout the day to praise Him.  That's all... just praise him.  The verse says His praise will  CONTINUALLY be in my mouth.  That is all the time... constantly.  

Lord, I praise you and love you!!  Thank you for who you are and for your lovingkindness!  Amen.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yes I am!!

I am reluctant to ever say it because it can't be true...right?  I am the girl in high school who could not run... not even one lap.  Not 1/4 mile...nothing.  I could barely finish the 50 yard dash for field day.  I just wasn't a born runner like a lot of people.  If we had to run in gym, I was sick.  In college our final grade depended upon us completing a mile in a certain amount of time.  I didn't complete it in time and got a B in that class.  When asked if I wanted to redo the mile to get a better grade I kindly replied NO THANK YOU. 

 I took the B.  

So that is why I am hesitant to call myself this, but I think I finally can.  I AM A RUNNER!!  Yes I have completed some 5ks in the past, but that was a few years ago.

Recently I have started running again.  I don't know why.  I don't like to run.  I just wanted to set some new goals for myself and running is one of those.  One goal is to run 5 miles.  Well, today I didn't run 5 miles, but I did run 4.10 miles straight!!  I cannot believe it!!  If you would ever ask me if I could run thtat far I would laugh and say no way!  But I did do it. 

I am saying this because we all sell ourselves short.  We don't give ourselves credit for things we accomplish.  We don't think we can do it.  

I am here to tell you that you CAN DO IT.  You may not be able to run 4 miles right away or even walk 4 miles or even 1 mile, but you can do it.  It all starts by making that decision to just start.  It may mean walking 1 block.  I may mean doing 1 push up or sit up.  It may mean popping in a DVD and doing 5 minutes of it!!  Then the next time maybe you will be able to do 10 minutes.  It takes some time, but you can do it!!  I will get to that 5 miles, maybe it will take me all year, but I will do it!

Trust me, if I can call myself a runner, you can do it too!!

This is me stretching and cooling down after my 4.10 mile run.  It felt great!  YES I DID IT! 



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! A brand new year to be a brand new you! Kinda cool. I know this year I want to be more, do more. I want to truly get closer to The Lord because this world is a harsh place and we cannot put our hope in our government system or our leaders. Our only hope is in The Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 33:20
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

So this year let us all put Jesus first in our lives. Of course the other thing many of us want to do is be more health conscious, lose a few pounds, eat better, exercise more....I am one of them.

So please join me as I try to eat more whole clean foods and exercise regularly! I know we can do it!!

So remember when I said you were going to think I was nuts......? Check my previous blog post....

So here is what I am hooked on for a snack. It is crazy maybe but trust me, it is so good.

What is it you ask??
Chocolate chip cookie dough dip!!!!

Yes I said it...and it uses one of those healthy of those crazy ones...white beans or chickpeas!!!

Yes I eat it with a spoon.

But you could use graham crackers or fruit to dip I to this crazy snack!
This was my last I switched it up and even baked it....added some chocolate...


So I got the recipe and tweaked it from Thanks Katie!

1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
tiny bit over 1/8 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup nut butter (You can get away with using only 3 tbsp. If you use peanut butter, it’ll have a slight “pb cookie dough” taste, which I love.
up to 1/4 cup milk of choice, only if needed ..I don't use this but if its too thick go ahead.
About a 1/2 cup brown sugar...can use dates if you want natural sweetness
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Add 1 Tbsp cocoa powder for the chocolate lover..and a pinch of baking powder if you want to bake this! Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

So tell I crazy?

He likes it!!

So does i can't be that nuts, right?