do, read, learn, and be goals: Jan. 27

Here are my do, read, learn, and be goals for this week:

learn and launch BODYCOMBAT 58
wash bouncer seat
work on February budget
take pictures for a closet pop-up sale :)
take vitamins each day
write encouraging notes to Rob and Elijah
go to bed by 11-11:15 p.m.
organize desk clutter
find a trash bag full of clutter to give away

Proverbs 13 + 14
James 1-3
Psalm 119
The Pursuit of God* by A.W. Tozer {love this so far!!!}

We are still learning this together as a family at lunch and dinner while we clean up {we fell behind!}:
download the free printable!
I've been feeling pretty tired these days. I am not sleeping well or feeling like myself lately, and for some reason it didn't occur to me until recently to ask God to help me figure out what to do about it.

I think it's partially physical- a combo of not sleeping enough or deeply because of the baby, my muscles re-building/weight changing around, not eating the right or enough carbs, and not taking vitamins regularly. Mentally/spiritually, I really want my heart to be set on God and not distracted by the wrong things. I am asking Him to show me what I need to change physically, and give me the strength to do it so that I don't grow weary in this season. It's been feeling like a marathon lately. :)

meals on the menu:
pinto beans + rice x3
butter noodles, salad, homemade bread
black bean + corn tacos + rice
almond butter sandwiches + blue corn tortilla chips and salsa
baked potatoes + sour cream/ cheese, salad
tilapia + rice + broccoli
dinner out

I just realized only one of our meals has meat in it- totally unintentionally, but I was curious to hear how often you use meat in your meals?
I guess we are back on the Dave Ramsey plan- rice and beans, and beans and rice...hehe. :)

What are your goals for the week? 

Anyone decluttering with me this month? :)

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  1. Thank you for being so real and genuine about feeling tired! So often I fall into the trap of comparing myself to others, and I tend to put the Christian women I follow on this high pedestal where I could never possibly do as everything as great as they do--including getting to sleep at a decent hour so that I'm not exhausted after my morning quiet times! It encourages my heart so much to know that I am not alone in feeling tired, weary and out of sorts some days. :)

    My goals for this week are to continue rising before my family and spending time alone with God, and I am also trying to figure out a way to squeeze early morning workouts into the mix. We own an elliptical, and I at one point had fallen in love with Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown video, but somewhere along the way it got too easy to ignore exercise completely (probably because I keep busy chasing our three-year-old and almost-one-year-old around the house)! So, finding a way to combine both spiritual and physical wellness is a goal this week, as well as continuing with my new cleaning schedule and striving to be intentional about time spend with my girls. :)

    PS--We don't go without meat to often because my hubby is a definite meat and potatoes guy, but I try to sneak in a vegetarian meal whenever I can... maybe once or twice a week. ;)

  2. We are on the Dave Ramsey plan too! My problem is that I don't particularly like beans, but it's amazing how much it helps our grocery bill as we work to pay off debt, so it's a sacrifice I'm more than happy to make. :) I hope you start feeling better! I've been feeling the same, and I'm not entirely sure why, but I love that you are seeking God on the matter. :)

  3. I can eat simple fairly often - rice and beans, a baked potato - just like you! But how does your husband like it? Mine would be hungry for more if we only had baked potatoes and salad for dinner. But then, some guys are the type to just find something else later, no problem. Also, when I have rice and beans, I like to put a fried egg on top. Delicious!!

  4. I just had a baby in October and I totally sympathize with not feeling like yourself. Everything is different...your body, your routine, even my relationship with my husband. It's tough! Will be praying for you.

  5. I love your simple menu plan! Up until 3 weeks ago I almost never cooked with meat but we really needed a change so I have brought chicken back to our menu. Ive almost gone off the deep end with it :) I actually felt guilty today b/c my daughter had chicken nuggets for lunch and then we had bbq chicken for dinner. My goals for the rest of this week and going forward are to read the Bible daily and remember to pray when I am struggling with something. Also to work out at least 5 nights a week. Me and my husband were waking in the very wee hours of the morning to work out a few months ago and it was VERY difficult. Tonight was our first workout in a long time and it felt great! Thank you for all the encouragement you give and the example that you are!

  6. I absolutely love this I love goal setting too !!! :) Though I must say that's a lot to read... Where do you find the time ? As for de-cluttering... of course I am definitely planning a major purge of my bedroom closet and some items in the basement ! :) Good Luck and Many Blessings your way
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  7. I'm not sure where this will place my comment, but I wanted to ask two questions. First, where did you find that cute little owl on your desk for your pencils? It's adorable!! But more importantly, I made your easy peasy black bean soup recipe this weekend and it turned out almost the consistency of a dip... even after adding about 1/3 c. of beef broth (because it is what I had). I was wondering, do you use the liquid from the can to help generate more moisture... or do you drain and rinse as I did? Just wondering. Thanks for the help. BTW... I loved the recipe a bunch!!! Thanks for sharing!!


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