So, a great book had been suggested to me, and I always love great book suggestions. It's called "Feeding the Whole Family"...you can check it out here. It's illustrating the importance of eating foods that are in their original state, hence whole foods, not processed foods. Since Annabella's arrival, I've really had a stronger desire to eat the foods that are best for my daughter and me. She's a great motivator! We've definitely integrated more organic foods from dairy products to fruits to chicken. I'd love to eat more organic beef but it is harder to find. I truly hope that the agricultural industry gets on the organic bandwagon.
Since Bella's arrival, exercise has gotten a lot more difficult. I was warned, but I just was like, "You just have to prioritize...it'll be fine." Yeah, not so easy! Exercise is the last thing you want to do when you're exhausted. I smell like spit-up most days and I'm not always feeling at my best. However, I've found that I crave exercise, I need it to feel like my old self and to be a happier wife and mom. In an effort to get motivated, the hubby and I decided to jump right in and register for the Nashville 1/2 Marathon in April. It has been tough to stay on a good running schedule, but I'm working on it. And I feel so good. And thankfully, my jeans are starting to fit more comfortably. Hallelujah! It only took 5 months!
The most aspect is creating a whole soul. For the first time in a LONG while, we feel like we are at the perfect church home for us right now. And that feels so good. This year they're focusing on true transformation and are having a sermon series this whole year on spiritual disciplines. Last month was prayer and fasting. This month is bible reading and memorization. This last Sunday, (thanks to my hubby holding Bella) I was able to listen to the entire sermon. One of the suggestions on bible reading was focusing on one book the entire year. Truly diving into the book and learning the history, meaning, motivation for this book. I love this idea! So the book for the year and my favorite book of the bible: Esther. And what makes me even more excited is that Beth Moore just finished a bible study on Esther. Score! Speaking of Beth Moore, I recently joined a large group of women "siestas" who are memorizing 2 scriptures a month for this year. Check out her blog...love it!
I'm not a big resolution person, but I like the idea of making 2009 more about creating a more whole self.