1. 30 Crockpot meals in 30 Days
So today I tried a recipe Krystal suggested
We got flank steak (or was it cubed steak?)
We threw it in the crockpot with peppers, worcestershire sauce (spelling?) and some water
That was it!! Turned out pretty good and the kids liked it
2. 3o Minutes of walking/jogging for 30 days
So I have settled into a routine on the treadmill where I walk the first 5 minutes and then I simply jog 2 minutes, walk 5 minutes, jog 2 minutes etc
This is starting to feel normal to me now.
I will continue to do this and then at some point I will up the jogging to 3 minute intervals.
In addition to that we are doing the following:
Recumbent Bike for 10 minutes at Level 5 (this is a warm up for the treadmill)
Treadmill 30 Minutes (alternating jogging and walking )
Machine I don’t know the name of that simulates high knees (1 minute first day….5 minutes today)
Elliptical (5 minutes first 2 days….6 minutes today)
Here we are on the recumbent bike
Recumbent Bike down
Here we are on the treadmill!
This was either the elliptical or the Arc Trainer (which I have decided is the name of that other machine that feels like high knees)
So I believe this is the Arc Trainer. Let me tell you it is NOT easy for me at all!!!
Krystal on the other hand did a full 7 minutes on this thing!!! She is kicking butt!
And we are DONE!!!
Still wearing my turtle “slow and steady wins the race” necklace!!
Next week we are going to start the upper body/lower body alternate strength training workouts that my sister in law Beth gave me.
I will detail that in a post by itself
Things are going really well with the workouts and I’m feeling motivated again!
3. 30 Minutes of Bible Study for 30 days
I don’t know why but I am still studying peace. I guess this is something I really feel drawn to study and seek more of in my life.
I want to be someone who can feel at peace in all circumstances. It doesn’t always happen that way but it’s my goal.
I don’t want to be blown here and there by the “wind” when circumstances that are unsavory come my way.
My mother used to tell me that it was important to embrace this verse
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt
Because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
I surely don’t want to be whipped around like the wind!!
That is unfocused, undisciplined and lacking perseverance to keep going in one direction
This kind of reminds me of the Texas weather right about now!
One day it’s sunny and warm….the next day it feels like winter is making a comeback
So anyway….I don’t want to be like Texas weather in my everyday life
I want to be steady, consistent and at peace!!
I have discovered that the biblical concept of peace though really has nothing to do with steady circumstances
So in other words, Texas weather is good training ground for this!
Maybe one day you wake up and it’s summer
But tomorrow it’s cold!
How do you find peace when your life is like the Texas weather?
By embracing John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; but not as the world gives
So do not let your heart be troubled, nor let them be fearful.
I’m continuing to study verses on peace in an effort to really dig deeper into this concept
I may be on this one awhile 🙂
It’s important especially when we feel whipped back and forth by our circumstances
Especially when we feel we make too many mistakes
Peace is what we need I believe to get through those times.
The peace that passes all understanding
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
4. 30 Minutes of House Cleaning in 30 Days
And…how are YOU?