Expect the Unexpected! Daily Manna 8/21

Yay for finally having the time to write a Daily Manna post! I am so ready for bed right now, but I figured writing would help me unwind a bit before I sleep! Today had a wonderful unexpected turn of events, but before the day got too busy, I made sure to get my morning workout in! I woke up early, did my quiet time, and had half a Larabar before heading to the gym.

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I had a good amount of energy this morning and was able to do a 4 mile run. I didn't have time to get my strength training in...but if you check out my post from earlier today about my workout schedule (http://thejoyfulharvest.com/2013/08/21/workouts-821-824/) , I had planned to go to Kickboxing this afternoon for a little toning workout...

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I was wearing this shirt to the gym and for the first time, I wondered what people might think when they saw it. I was glad I wore it, but I also was convicted to think about whether or not I take God seriously. Gave me a lot to think and pray about, that's for sure! I want to be someone that takes God seriously at all times because, as our Lord and Savior, and the Creator of ALL things, He definitely deserves that much and more!

I got to work and had my usual veggie omelet, which was EXPLODING with vegetable goodness today!

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The morning went by super fast, with a 2.5 hour meeting that lasted up until lunch. I opted for my usual Chicken Salad with Pico de Gallo dressing!

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By the time the afternoon rolled around, I was ready for my snack! The cafeteria at the hospital I am interning at always has such a variety of fresh fruit! I grabbed a peach and ate it with my 100 calorie pack of almonds!

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Right before I got off work, I spoke with my mom, and she surprised me by saying that my grandma and her were on their way to have dinner with me! I was so excited! I didn't care that I couldn't go to my kickboxing class because I was so grateful to be able to spend the evening with my family. This is one of the main reasons why I always try to get my workouts done in the morning. Expect the unexpected! You never know what the day will bring, and ensuring that you get your workout done early will increase the chances that you will actually work out!

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We decided to go to Outback for dinner, and I got the Chicken on the Barbie (heart shaped!) with some Sweet potato fries. Unfortunately, these fries tasted horrible! So I had a few of my grandma's regular fries to make up for it :) We spent the evening packing up some of the stuff in my apartment as I prepare to finally move back home at the end of this month! I can't believe grad school and my time at my internship are almost over! It's all so exciting and I can't wait to finally move back home.

Before bed, I wanted to make sure I did some sort of toning workout, so I did 2 sets of 20 push ups and a 1 minute plank before bed. It felt so good to do a little quickie workout before bed! And I was glad I at least got some core work in.



As you can see, I still got to check SOMETHING off my list :) I just replaced kickboxing with push-ups (PU)/plank(P)!


Okay time for bed! Have a blessed evening, and make sure to always collect the manna that God provides every day :)