How Can A Step Back Take You Forward?
The story of Noah, the Ark, and the Great Flood taught me how.
I reread it alongside Wendy Blight's 'Obeying When It Seems Impossible' teaching on Genesis 7. At the end of it, she asks whether there are any seemingly impossible tasks in our lives, and what we can do to take a step closer to accomplishing them.
My life so far had nothing as daunting as Noah's instructions from God, but I recalled advice my father once gave me. He said that I need to surrender control once I've asked/prayed for help.
You see, my dad jokingly told everyone that my very first words were "Ek wil self" ('I want to do it myself'). Although this paints a clear picture of me as a toddler, I have since learnt that it is important to ask for help. The only part of this whole thing that I haven't mastered yet, is to allow enough time and opportunity for others to help me after I've asked them to.
Most of us who struggle with our weight know exactly what to do.
I have all the resources I need to get my body on track to reach those #hikegoals I set for myself last year. Instead, I've crawled back into the old habit of damaging this body the good Lord gave me.
I've fallen off the #healthspo wagon and can't get up.
How can someone who's such a hard worker be so pathetic at nurturing relationships and living life? My Boot Camp participation wasn't what it could've been during the second round. Social fun feels like a myth. Mornings, breakfasts, and meals in general, have gone to hell in a handbasket. Tomorrow is the 1st day of quitting sugar AGAIN. I'm shitting bricks! Are there others out there trying and failing like this over and over and over?
I'm still hanging onto the straps, but I don't know how to make my arms pull me up and over the rails.
Would you give me a boost?
I surprised everyone in the kitchen this week.
This revelation might seem trivial to you, but it's almost unheard of in my Kitchen Catastrophe world, and I'm super proud of how the meal turned out.
Every Tuesday Night is Girls Night, and this week was my turn to cook.
In keeping with my #healthspo journey goals, I scoured recipe books (and Pinterest, of course!) to find something suitably low in carbs.
At the same time, I knew we had some tomatoes and baby spinach in the fridge that was hanging on to the far edge of freshness (you know - that last day before mould sets in), so I had to come up with something to include those because I hate wasting food.
Here's what I made (and it was delicious):
Prawn, Spinach & Tomato BakeIngredients:
200g cherry / small vine tomatoes (you can use more, but might just have to increase seasoning)
olive oil, for drizzling
PnP pizza & pasta seasoning mix, to taste^
1 tbsp chermoula paste
1 squirt lemon juice
1 tbsp grated parmesan (…