Some moments my heart is so full of thankfulness that I get to be home and take care of my twins while they are small. I had always wanted to be a stay at home mom, I thought, until I worked my behind off to get a BSN and then worked on my nursing skills for almost 8 years. Not every moment do I remember to be grateful. Like all things in life, this also has it’s ups and downs. Kind of like this morning when Levi whined for a full 45 minutes until I had breakfast ready. 🙂
But today when he woke up from his nap and played quietly (Isaiah was still sleeping) my heart was so full.
I did NOT want to workout today but I reminded myself of the “Never miss a Monday” mentality. I have been here before. I don’t get enough sleep the night before and I am tired. The best decision seems to be to just lay around. WRONGO! I’ve tried both routes and only one is the correct option! Workout and get your butt in bed earlier! Though life does happen and if you have complicated unforeseeable circumstances that repeatedly take time from your sleep, get some sleep. Once things settle in your life you can get back to your exercise routine. It’s not going anywhere. Be at your best for your family. Try and find some balance.
Speaking of balance, I am really trying super hard to get in some devotional time. We are smothered by the worlds definition of success and it is not God’s. What is God’s definition of success? I couldn’t begin to touch on that one. I have not been in the Word nearly as much as I should lately. I’ve read plenty of devotionals but I think I miss out just a little on what God has to tell me straight from His Word sometimes. Today I read in 1 Thessalonians chapters 4 & 5. These two verses stood out to me most.
4:11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
5: 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
There is so much I could say about these chapters but the dishes need done and the kids need attention. I think these speak for themselves. The point is that I went into my devotional time with a restlessness and after some time on my knees and in the scriptures I felt a peace. A peace I so desperately needed. It is attainable if you just lay your heart, fears, hopes, and concerns at His feet. Say Jesus I believe you died for my sin, ask forgiveness, and strive to do better each day. So finally after I had found some peace I squeezed in a workout and shower. Max Cardio Challenge from Insanity Max:30
I was pretty excited to finally hit the end of my 30 minutes workout. Don’t get me wrong, I love to workout! But after some Jesus time, a great workout followed by a real “I actually got to shave today” shower, I was on Cloud 9 for awhile. 🙂 Hence the my heart is so full and thankful intro.
Have a beautiful week! I’ll leave you with a recipe to check out. All the rage in my somewhat small circle but overnight oats are pretty great. I love an easy fast breakfast!
I came across and tried a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough version today. Oh My….