i have been teaching my 11am 24 Hour Fitness Total Conditioning class since the beginning of 2013. i've had a crazy good time meeting so many new members and sweating our faces off together sunday after sunday for these past 9 months! nevertheless, after having a sit-down with Sonny and fighting weeks (ok months) of conviction, i have finally decided to give it up. even if a class inconvenienced me, leaving is always difficult. i despise disappointing and letting people down, especially when they get a routine going and expect me to hold up my end of the bargain and be there. i guess i despise it cause i know how it feels. this isn't the first class i've had to leave in my 6 years of teaching, but yesterday gave me that overwhelmingly bittersweet feeling. again.
i could barely let my supervisor know my decision let alone share my 'important announcement' with my class today. yeah.... this is always my answer to that dreaded 'what's one thing you would change about yourself' question.
if we made it to church for early service, i felt good. starting my sunday with Word and worship with my fam is well, the best way to start the day IMO. however, if we were out too late at a saturday night event (which happened all too often e.g. birthday parties, dinners, gatherings, weddings, etc.) early service was out of the question, which meant church didn't happen at all. i have missed church more times this year than i have in my entire life...and that is so unfair to my family. individual worship is important to grow your relationship with God, definitely.... but church is a vital part of that growth for me and my spiritual life has suffered because of its absence. when this happens, i have to evaluate whatever is going in my life at the time, pinpoint those distraction(s), and either move or remove them. it took me 9 months to accept this, but i finally let it go. why? because it's the best move for our family and the head of my household and heart agree. masking those feelings of disappointment completely will come with time, but putting it that way makes me feel a whole lot better.
and i really miss going out to eat after church. lol. not just as an immediate fam, but meeting up with my parents, friends, and extended family, etc. we have either turned down those invites or showed up super-duper late. rushing off to the gym after service was the only thing on my mind... if i hadn't gotten my routine together the night before, i found myself writing down moves during service instead of giving God my undivided attention. ok i could go ON.
---------->let nothing hinder or get in the way of your worship & relationship with God or block the spiritual & emotional growth of your family. nothing.<----------
now does this mean i won't workout on sundays anymore? not at all! i appreciate having the option to go at a more convenient time though vs. mandatory for sure. no pressure. those family gym dates will keep right on rolling.
i'm so grateful for these two knuckleheads cause they are totally worth the sacrifice. so each sunday when we do our family thing, i'll capture the moment, upload it to Instagram, and hashtag it #sundayfamilyfunday. seeing other families spending quality time together really makes you appreciate and cherish what you have. so if you're following me on IG, well, join in and share! just don't forget to hashtag it #sundayfamilyfunday. eating, chilling, hanging out, exercising....WHATEVER it is you and your family do together, share it. i have a feeling most pics will revolve around food - i know most of ours will :shock:
if there's a HEB by you, fresh salmon is on sale for 6.97 a lb this week until tuesday!
i got us a couple pounds this past weekend and i have been roasting it with hidden valley ranch dry ranch dressing mix.
Walden Farms dressings have been BOGO (buy one get one free) at Sprouts Farmers Market this week so i got the Asian and Balsamic flavors on my last trip there.
you can use them as actual salad dressings, or as marinades for your proteins (fish, chicken, beef, shellfish).
that chicken up there turned out great (roasted it for 50 minutes on 350 degrees) and i threw it on a salad for lunch last week.
see! it's a berry almond Asian chicken salad. romain lettuce mix, raw sugar snap peas, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, sliced almonds, roasted chicken breast (marinated and sprinkled with Mc Cormick Perfect Pinch Asian seasoning), all drizzled with a little more Asian dressing. crunchy, crispy, fresh and healthy.
back to the salmon - i've been making these 'teriyaki' bowls by throwing everything into a container (carbs, veggies, protein, fat) and drizzling it all with one of the WF dressings. flavorful, fresh, and addicting. switch out any and everything for your favorites! countless combos i tell you, COUNTLESS!!!!!!
these fantastic sales are over this week (tuesday and wednesday), so take advantage.
we always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have and not worrying about what we don't have.
you'll always be waiting for or on SOMETHING. take a look over your life and praise Him for all you have right, right now. you are so BLESSED!
Q: what day of the week do you consider your family day?