JoyFull Food

A love for Jesus and healthy living

Month: January, 2013

New Weekly Schedule


Hi folks! I’m baaaaack! 🙂 Gabe is going back to work tomorrow after a 2 week break and although I am going to miss him, it’ll be nice getting back into a routine and getting back to eating healthier. I’m also starting school this semester. I start next week. I am stressing HARD about it. I’m taking 3 online classes! Yikes. I don’t think I know what I’m getting myself in to and how I’m going to be able to keep it all up, but I know it can be done. I just won’t be able to catch up on all my tv shows like I do now which I believe is a good thing. I think TV was becoming an idol in my life. So God is stripping it away. 🙂 He knows what we need. 

I have been reading a lot more lately. Gabe and I both have actually. We went to Bookmans last week and stocked up on a few books to read. I was never much of a reader but I have been enjoying it. 

This week I’m making some tasty dinners! I can’t wait! I’m excited to get back in to cooking. I seriously was lazy about cooking the whole month of December. But I’m excited to try new recipes!! I like that I only cook 3 nights a week so it’s not so overwhelming. My new goal is to be able to make enough food for Gabe and I to both have leftovers the next day for lunch. I know I’ve already talked about this but I struggle so much with what to eat for lunch. There is only so much lunch meat a girl can handle. I cannot and will not eat it every day. Now eggs, that is something I could eat everyday and maybe even twice a day. So when I’m really sick of lunch meat, I have eggs even if I’ve already had them for breakfast. HAHA. So, if I could make enough food for dinner to have leftovers for both of us, I would be a happy camper. So I gotta plan accordingly. 

So here is my workout and cooking schedule for this week.

Monday: CrossFit, Pot Roast

Tuesday: CrossFit, Cobb Salad with Basil Basil Vinigrette

Wednesday: Running or CrossFit, Leftovers

Thursday: CrossFit, Basil Pork Burgers with Mushrooms

Friday: Running or CrossFit, play it by ear

Our gym added a new 9am CrossFit class and I’m soooo excited about it! I’ve been wanting that class forever. I will probably still go to the night class for the most part because it is something Gabe and I like to do together, but a few days a week I am going to take the morning class. Woohoo. I still find it soooo weird that I actually enjoy working out. 

Well, hope you guys have a good week. Make healthy choices, serve other people, study His word. 🙂

Galatians 5:14, “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”


It is well with my soul


Right now, I am sitting in my bed all alone on New Years Eve, listening to The Hobbit Soundtrack, and quite content. I haven’t written in a while and for that I am sorry. The month of December has been a really hard month and I felt really silly writing about my daily on-goings. I tried writing many things but everything just came out sounding really dumb compared to what was going on around me. So many heart breaking and devastating things. I wasn’t even aware their affect on me until a few days ago when I just broke down crying. Looking back at this last month, I now understand why I felt so tired all the time, why I let myself zone out in front of the TV during the times my kids weren’t around to distract me from my thoughts. If I didn’t think about what was going on then I wouldn’t have time to feel sad. Not sure why I have a hard time showing my emotions, but I really do. But through this time, I really drew closer to the Lord. I kept repeating my favorite verse over and over again in my head: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I am excited to see how the Lord is going to use these trying times in this new year. I’m excited to see how the Lord is going to use me. I pray that I am willing to follow whatever the Lord has for me and my family. I pray that I get out of my own comfort zone and serve Him and serve others in any capacity. I pray my kids see Jesus in my life.

This will be a short post, but I will hopefully be back to share some new recipes, some bits and pieces of our life, and some of Jesus. But for now I will leave you with this song that has been on repeat in my house.

I am but a child in the hands of my Lord
Oh, He carries me though rushing rivers, takes me home
When I cannot see, will my faith sustain?
I will find my strength in Your love, oh in Your love

It is well with my soul

You are my God who gives breath to my lungs
Maker of all, to You I belong
I hold the hand of my father up above
I have no fear, carried now by perfect blood