White as Snow: Daily Manna 8/22

Today was a great but tiring day! As usual, I started the day with some quiet time, and was OF COURSE blessed by it! Today's verse on my Bible app was from Isaiah 1:18 and says: "Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool."

I love this verse. I reflected on how much God loves us; so much that he would wipe our sins away and make us as white as snow. We are redeemed by Christ's blood, and this verse was a very needed reminder that I am forgiven, and that I should LIVE as a forgiven child of God. I pray that I see myself the way God sees me and that I can glorify Him in all that I do.

After my quiet time, I got ready for the gym, had my egg, and headed out.

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I was quite pleased with my workout today! I ran 5 miles and worked on my chest and triceps! I'm already feeling sore this evening, which is always the mark of an awesome workout.

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Once I got to work, I had some scrambled eggs (1 egg and a couple egg whites). I also brought my microwavable steel cut oats from home and added 1/2 a banana to them. So so tasty!

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I wasn't able to take a picture of my lunch, but I ended up having a salad with some chicken and garlic orzo. I've been feeling very low energy in the afternoons and decided to try adding a bit of carbohydrate at lunch to see how that helps. I usually just have plain chicken/fish and salad and have been feeling so fatigued come 2pm!  The carbohydrate options at the hospital are not always that healthy, but I decided to try the garlic orzo instead of the french fries or mashed potatoes because I. Love. Garlic!!! Really, it's a problem. I just love it. And I loved this orzo! Wish I could have snapped a picture :(

My afternoon snack was a peach again, with my 100 calorie pack of almonds! This peach was so juicy and messy to eat, which made it taste even better!

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I finally got off work and hit the road. I was so indecisive on the drive home about what I wanted for dinner. I contemplated chipotle (which I've already had this week), grabbing a lettuce wrap burger from Five Guys (I love this place but wasn't feeling like a burger tonight), or staying in and doing some sort of chicken wrap thing. I'm very low on ingredients at home since I am only living in my apartment at school for another week or so, but I really didn't want to go out to eat again, so I decided to stop at the market on campus and grab some low carb tortillas, salsa, and carrots. I had some hummus and frozen chicken at home, so I figured I could create some sort of concoction out of these ingredients!

I had an afternoon meeting with my professor, then headed back to my apartment to start dinner. Even though it was only 5pm, I have learned that I need to listen to my hunger cues and eat when I am hungry. Also, I usually sleep by 8:30pm since I have to be at work super early in the mornings (and always want to fit in a run beforehand!) so a 5/5:30pm dinner is not too unusual for me. I boiled my chicken for about 20 minutes, then heated up my tortillas and made chicken salsa wraps with some carrots and hummus on the side!



I know this meal seems boring and plain, but it seriously tasted SO good. On night's like these, when I am not really wanting anything in particular and am too exhausted to make a decision, I try to go as simple as possible and cover all my basic food groups!

Protein: chicken

Carb: tortillas

Veggies: carrots

Fats: hummus

This meal was fast, simple, and fueled me up so I could get on with my evening! Mission accomplished :) And now I get to continue packing up my apartment! Have a great night everyone!