Is anyone else completely dumbfounded by the fact that God can totally and completely change our hearts if we surrender it all to Him? Just another amazing way that He proves his love to us. Sure, it feels like we’re losing control…because we are. Giving everything over to Him means that we fully understand that we AREN’T in control. Why would we want to be when HE knows what’s best for us, after all?
I had a new bar for breakfast on Sunday!
They’re called Solo Bars and they are delicious. As you long-time readers are well aware, I don’t care for much that is lemon flavored, but this sweet, yogurt-covered bar was an exception.
The company sent me a few flavors to try out, and I’ll be elaborating more when I do the official review, but for now, let’s just say they’re fabulous. They’ve got a very low glycemic index, which is awesome for an energy bar, because it means you won’t have to deal with blood sugar spikes!
For my workout today, I did the typical 15 minute Insane Abs video, some biking and then ellipticalling. “Secret Millionaire” kept me entertained for a little while, but I got bored kind quickly, since I do the same routine just about everyday. I really wanted to focus on my core, so I seeked out an old fave…Windsor Pilates!
I only burned about 400 calories, but I forgot to capture the HR monitor screen on my camera. Afterward, I just wanted something cold and refreshing with a little bit of protein for my muscles!
Greeeen monster to the rescuee. Hugee handful of baby spinach, 3 ice cubes, 3/4 C. unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, Splenda, 1/4 C. canned pumpkin, and 1/8 C. peanut flour. JUST like a peanut butter milkshake, I’m telling you.
I got a shower, did some school work, and hung out. Before I knew it, lunchtime rolled around.
No, that’s not spaghetti…it’s Shiritaki Noodles And I piled on the steamed broccoli, canned mushrooms, and light ragu mixed with garlic lovers’ hummus to make a lunch bowl fit for a queen.
We had a birthday party to get to in Lancaster, and on the car ride there, I snacked on a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar…my FAVE! Around 5, Momma FF, the sister, and I met some of our favorite ladies at Ruby Tuesday’s for dinner! We were all headed to an Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith concert at 7!
Table #1 left to right: Randa, Momma, Lin, & Kimmie!
Table #2 was Susan (who adopted me for the night, since her daughter couldn’t come along) & I
Along with mother/daughter couple #2, Jan & Bek.
Incase you’re a newbie, Ruby Tuesday’s is one of the only chain restaurants that I actually enjoy, because they’ve got such a ridiculous salad bar. Sometimes I even imitate their salads at home!
Baby spinach & mixed greens for a base, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, peas, tomatoes, mushrooms, cottage cheese, chickpeas, grapes, and balsamic vinegar
When we left, I had a happy belly. The only thing that could have made it better was the next stop on our itinerary! Can you guess?!
If you said Starbucks, you would be correct I got a tall coffee with sugar-free vanilla & sugar-free caramel flavor shots. Just like at home!
Randa got a caramel frapp & bek got a mocha latte. It’s funny how different all of our tastes are.
The weather was nothing but rain, so we got to the venue looking like drowned rats, but didn’t care. It was a blast to be there all together!
For any of you readers who have had the privilege of seeing a show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, you know that it is beautiful inside!
This picture doesn’t even come close to doing that chandelier justice! It was exquisite!
Our seats were pretty high up, but there isn’t a bad seat in the house! Unfortunately, my stupid battery eating droid died before the music started, or I planned on doing my first VLOG :-/
The two together were awe-inspiring. I didn’t even know many of the songs they played, being that a lot of it was from their older albums, but it was enjoyable, none-the-less.
When it was over, after ten, we left and hit a HUGE blizzard in Harrisburg. Cars in ditches, accidents all over the place, and a car full of scared-to-death girls trying to soothe themselves by singing to the CDs we bought at the concert. God brought us home safe and sound. He is always faithful!