Hey everyone! After my WIAW post and talking about the chiropractor yesterday, I realized I haven't done much of my usual posting. Well, today it's back to faith, food, and fitness.
My daily devotional led me to a Bible verse this week that spoke to me:
"Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself."
-Philippians 2:3 (New Living Translation)
I think sometimes I worry too much about "receiving credit" for things or being recognized for what I do. This verse was a good reminder to me that I shouldn't do things to receive recognition. I should be doing things to serve God and to help others. I should be doing the things that God calls me to do and that follow His instructions. I need to focus on God recognizing me for following His commands instead of trying to receive recognition from those around me.
This was definitely something that I needed to hear this week. It's easy to get caught up on receiving awards, being considered "the best" at something, and worrying about what others think. Instead, I want to focus on humility, as well as giving God the recognition for what I do for others. I'm going to pray for God's help with this, since sometimes I place too much focus on what others think or how I compare to others.
This week, I've been focused on making qualitarian choices (not perfect choices, but better, healthier choices) when it comes to eating. I shared Monday and Tuesday's qualitarian choices, but here are Wednesday and Thursdays!
On Wednesday, Joe and I went to Golden Corral for dinner! I love a good buffet, but buffets can really get out of hand as far as healthy eating goes. Instead of opting for fried chicken, I chose baked fish and a baked chicken as my protein for the meal. I also went back for seconds but only got vegetables and fruits. If I'm going to eat a lot, it may as well be something nutritious!
Thursday evening, Joe didn't get home until late, so I was on my own for dinner. I usually make myself a bowl of plain pasta topped with salt and parmesan cheese when this happens. I decided to make something better for me last night.
Also, in the morning, I wanted to stop by Dunkin' Donuts for some coffee. I knew I wanted the Mint Chocolate Chip flavored coffee, but after seeing the nutritional facts, I knew I didn't want all the calories and sugar in the medium size. I opted for a small to skip out on some of that sugar. Good qualitarian choice!
I think I'm doing a pretty good job with my qualitarian choices this week. It's put a lot less stress on me worrying about eating perfectly.
For the last week of the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge, Amanda encouraged us to make a points wager of something we really wanted to accomplish this week. I wagered 50 points that I would get activity points for every day of the week! I must say, the threat of losing 50 points has been very motivating for me.
Here's what I've been doing activity-wise:
Tuesday: I completed the BBB Core Workout mixed in with some plyo moves to create a circuit workout. I did this during Dancing with the Stars, and it was a great way to be active while watching TV!
Wednesday: Active rest day by taking Wewii on a 20-minute walk after I got home from work. Fun!
Thursday: 20 minute treadmill workout + BBB Workout C. This workout worked the upper body using pulsing reps. Someone on the BBB Facebook group nicknamed this workout "Jello Arms," and I wholeheartedly agree!
Friday: Another active rest day with a 15 minute dog-walk.
I'll be back tomorrow with a weekend update (we did some fun things!) and a Best Body Bootcamp/Spring Bootie Buster Challenge recap. Enjoy your weekend!