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Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday to You All!!! emoticon

Many people just don't like MONDAY. I decided that GOD made Monday too and I'm going to ENJOY the DAY The Lord Made and REJOICE In MONDAY Too!!! emoticon


I'm a writer so I can work the hours I desire and set my own goals for each day. I'm aware of normal working hours for I've had them as well. Yes...I was one who could not wait for FRIDAY to get here. Then it always seem to pass so fast!!! I like what Pastor Joel Osteen suggest: Make EVERYDAY A Friday! He wrote a book about it!

Mondays I normally do lower body and core strength training workouts and 60 minutes of cardio or more. I used to do Meatless Mondays and I would enjoy eating Morning Star Farms Grillers, nuts and butters or beans for protein. They are really good!!! I do Meatless Monday sometime but not all the time. I still have to work at getting my protein in. My calorie range has been changed by Spark to a higher level. TOO high for me. It's based on my Fitness plan for the week. I also imagine it's according to my weight as well.

Today I've walked 80 minutes so I may not do lower body strength training until Tuesday. I only have 3 days of strength training at about 15 mins per session at this time. I use Coach Nicole's videos and I get a GREAT workout! emoticon I HIGHLY recommend them if you are able to view them online.

How many minutes of strength training are you doing?

This morning I had old fashioned oatmeal for breakfast with: 1 small banana, 2tbls walnuts, 1tbs flax seed, Kroger carbmaster yogurt, 3oz Almond milk and tea. Very filling.

Lunch was a Peanut butter cookie flavored Larabar. I tell you these bars only have like 2 or 3 ingredients. Dates, peanuts and sea salt in this one. I believe SparkRecipes may have some recipes that I can try! I also had 10 baby carrots and my second cup of green tea.

Dinner? Nothing pre-planned because I didn't cook on Sunday and I had natural country peanut butter on an Artisan tortilla. emoticon I could have prepared some chicken breast and pinto beans but I just didn't want to cook. I like cooking through the week mainly. I'm sure I will eat cole slaw in some fashion because my son purchased a bag of cole slaw mix that expiration date is 4/30. I didn't think he would avoid looking at the date since he works in the food industry. But he is 22 and will be 23 on Thursday our NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER!!!

He was graduating Head Start on this picture. Can you tell he was HYPER! lol Whew!

I'm trying to let him grow up but it's hard since he lives with me. Then...he doesn't look like he's as old as he is. I'm praying to let him grow up and just keep praying. He's a great son and I thank The Lord for him. I SEE him as God does Walking in The Light!

Ok SparkFriends I just wanted to check in and share a little. I actually wrote out on word a different type of blog on each day of the week but I changed my mind lol. I guess I did it for myself.
I still want to know what's YOUR favorite day of the week and why. I really don't have a particular favorite but I like Saturdays for extended workouts and watching The Closer.
Something about "Brenda". Sunday is my Day of Rest and Praise for and In The Lord. Love ALL my quiet times!
Thanks for Sparking by!!! I APPRECIATE every one of you!!! You make me SMILE!!!
Love & Blessings

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    Rejoicing all over the place Deb!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog!

    God bless & keep you in perfect peace Sister....

    In His love,

    1784 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    Nice blog! Pictures are great! I guess Saturday is my day. thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon
    1784 days ago
    I love Friday and Saturday. They are when we get to spend time as a family. My husband's favorite Larabar is the Peanut Butter Cookie one. We got hooked on them last year. I have seen a few recipes for them, and plan on making them in the next couple weeks.
    1784 days ago
    I love Mondays. I'm always ready to get going again. Loved that pic of your son. So sweet and proud. Have a wonderful week.
    1785 days ago
    emoticon My favorite day of the week changes every day, because any day I wake up is my favorite day for the remainder of that day. God gives me a new one every 24 hours. I have learned that since they are not promised, I am now grateful for each and every one that I get. emoticon
    1785 days ago
    Thank you for this great blog. I love Mondays too. It gives you the opportunity to begin a brand new week!!!!
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    1785 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    I LOVE Psalma 118-24. I have it hanging in my bedroom so I wake up to it every day. Thanks for sharing. My favorite weekday is Tuesday because I like to watch NCIS! I also enjoy coach Nicole's videos. She's great. Enjoy the rest of your day! emoticon
    1785 days ago
    emoticon blog, which I truly enjoyed! You inspired me and love the photos!
    Sunday is my favorite and rest day of the week! emoticon emoticon
    1785 days ago
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