Day 3: Feelin’ Good Feelin Great!

JG* is a happy camper! Yesterday went much much better. Of course I was hungry, but that’s the point. When I’m hungry, I know I’m hungry for God and that’s a great feeling. I had my usual goodies yesterday in the early half of the day. An Apple and some Puffins cereal. Then I had this AMAZING soup. It was an organic vegetable soup. Tasty! Yum! Loved it. I’m going to try the black bean soup I bought today. Thing is, I HATE beans. But I have to eat ’em. For dinner last night, I whipped up this:

dinner

Curried Vegetables over Brown Rice.

When I tell you I ate this plate with complete reckless abandon. You would have thought that I had just gotten out of prison.

Well after scarfing down my dinner, I went to have my soul fed. We have Bible Study on Tuesdays and it was great! It was also lovely to be with the rest of my fasters. The word was amazing, I may start posting online the topics and scriptures we covered. I gotta tell y’all. God is so good!

So I’m feeling great! I’m still struggling with that 6 a.m. prayer only because I absolutely CANNOT wake up. It’s weird. I wake up enough to pray, but I feel like a zombie. And once I’m done, I collapse back to unconciousness. This morning though I had a friend help me wake up by texting me nonstop. Sadly though I was awake, I was completely non-functional. It was a mess. I can stay up all night, and get up when I have to, but I am not an early riser. At all.

Tonight for dinner I’m making veggie chili. I’m really excited about this. I’m also going to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market. It’s been forever since I’ve been there and I love love love that place. I’m just mad I can’t get any of the really good stuff like bread, and pasta. That’s killing me too.

But I press on!

JG*

An amazing blessing!

As a member of Berean Christian Church I am also on the dance ministry Lions of Judah. Last weekend we had our Black History Month performance and i have to say that it was a BLESSING! We danced to Youthful Praise’s “The Blood” and when I tell you, the experience was AWESOME! When I think about what God has done for me, my family, my friends, this country, and this world, I can’t help but be extremely thankful for The Blood!I just hope our performance really ministered to the people, and it was such an honor to be able to use my talents to give honor to God.

Well, to bring this back to my fitness (lol) I have to say that this was pretty challenging on my body. We practiced pretty much every day last week and I have to tell you, we went full throttle each time. I told my trainer that I thought I was gettting enough of a workout from dance practice so he actually let me slide a little bit on the cardio workouts, however he did encourage me to continue to do some weights. Did you know that you burn calories throughout the day after lifting weights? When you only do cardio, the calorie burning ends when you have finished the exercise. Just some helpful knowledge.

So with 2-2 1/2 hour practices daily, I felt like I was really getting the fitness in last week! Now I’m feeling a little lazy and I’m slacking. And I hit up IHOP last night after church for my free short stack. 🙂 But I’m back on track and I’ll be in the gym TONIGHT! So perhaps there will be a video blog coming soon!

Have a great day, and ALWAYS be thankful for THE BLOOD!

JG*