thursday.... was pretty epic.
wednesday? HA. easily one of the most frustrating days of my life. i felt the same level of anger when i attempted to release my e-cookbook for the first time in the summer of 2013. error after error and issue after issue went on for weeks. i was pretty distraught and defeated about the whole thing. luckily, wednesday's drama only lasted about 24 hours. thank. God. i'm in the process of building my YouTube channel and i struuuuuggled for hours on end from sun up to sun down that day trying to create and upload my very first vid. just one dang 2 min video!!! i even took my frustration out on Chiso and we all know that's a big no-no. #mommyguilt = terrible. well, i can gratefully say the struggle wasn't in vain. i can't teach a class on it or anything lol but i now know enough about editing software to get things poppin'. practice makes PROGRESS, not perfect. i appreciate that struggle today....but wednesday? i did NOT want to hear that. which brings me to this reminder: life is filled with problems. expect them! they are all trials which test our faith. anyone can have faith in God during fair weather, sure. the true test of our faith is how we respond when it's raining cats and dogs. i get quiet, angry, frustrated, and i struggle and suffer alone or just nag the heck out of Sonny 'til the issue is fixed. i'm a work in progress in that department. i'm thankful for friends who keep me grounded when i just want to scream my face off though. it's like God puts me on their hearts/minds and they call or text at the perfect time. never fails. so when you're in the valley, remember this verse and keep your head UP:
Psalms 30:5 '...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.'
now, He didn't say which morning, but He said that joy would come and it's impossible for Him to fail or break a promise.
i woke up early thursday morning to go teach Barbell Strength class and still hadn't figured out how to fix my vid at that point but i was determined to SMILE and have a better day and claimed the victory! i subbed a class that night for another instructor and when i tell you it was one of the best TCX (Total Conditioning Extreme) classes i have ever taught... man. such an indescribable feeling. they gave me a standing ovation! ok they were already standing LMBO but that abrupt applause at the end of class made my heart so full. when i got home that night i got my video up successfully. man! from one of the roughest days to one of the best days. that's just the roller coaster called Life. buckle up.
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i made some Italian chicken in my crock pot earlier this week and feasted on it for a couple of days. easy recipe below.
easy Italian crock pot chicken
- 4 chicken breasts (boneless or bone-in, your call. just make sure they fit)
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp Liquid Aminos
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- everybody in the pool! chicken first, seasonings second.
- turn pot on low and cook for 6 hours. *white meat cooks fast and can get super dry; test the breast with your fork during the 5-6 hr mark.)
i've always been on the fence about vlogging cause 1.) i often look a mess and 2.) vlogging is waaaay more personal than blogging IMO, but creating this video was so much fun, even the editing part!! you'll definitely be seeing more vids (recipes, workouts, mom stuff) from us! suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
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