Sweat with the Ladies!

It’s Tuesday! Hope everyone is having a good day so far.

So a recap of Monday= a recap of family small group Bible study!

But first… if it was super duper hot where you were last night, then you can understand why we had to get a little bit (or a lotta bit) of this action:

I had plain tart, dulce de leche, sweet red bean, strawberries, almonds, and waffle crisps. It tasted so much better because it was so hot, even at 9:00 p.m.

We went over 1 Peter 5, and one thing that stood out to me was from verse 8: “Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.”

Whenever I imagine the adversary, I always imagine a serpent. A serpent is quiet, slithers around, it tricks us and lures us to sin.

A lion? A roaring lion? It’s not subtle, it’s loud, it’s powerful. It’s basically going to eat you whole…

So why this stood out is that we may sometimes think of being “tricked” into certain sins or fall into a “trap”. There are certainly those kinds of sins… much more subtle and it doesn’t appear harmful. However, I’m pretty sure there is a sin that we struggle with almost everyday, something that seems too difficult to conquer or even attempt to take down.

There are habitual sins that we may struggle with all the time, yet it is never spoken of because it’s taboo. We may be used to a certain pattern of thinking and just accept that that’s the way we are. We may feel justified to let anger or rage build up whenever someone as wronged us.

The roaring LION that tries to envelope you is pretty strong… but Our God is stronger. He can give you the strength to resist this adversary. You might come out with some scratches (or deep wounds, or missing limbs), but you’ll come out with an amazing story of perseverance and courage.

Did anything here make sense? No?? DANGIT MY BAD.

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This morning, I went to Addie’s to lead another workout with the ladies!

We had three moms (Addie, Jane, and JungAh) get their butts whipped by ME. Who knows why they signed up to shred their muscles into oblivion?

So after about an hour of plyometrics, core work, pilates, and stretching; Addie, Jane and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch!

Salad plate #1 (these were eaten with one big brown bread and one corn bread square):

Salad plate #2:

Jane was like, “… Somebody here really likes raisins!” It’s true. I put about a 1/2 cup of raisins on each plate. WHO DOES THAT?

I DOES THAT, OK?

Know what else I does? I do’s me some dessert (soft serve vanilla and chocolate swirl, peanuts, granola, and oreo cookies):

I was a noobface and didn’t think about making this warm brownie a la mode:

I also ate a cup of tapioca pudding, but since it looks like what a drunk Pillsbury Doughboy might throw up, I left the picture out.

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I took two days of rest-and-digest… meaning I’m walking around kind of doughy. I’m still working on some paintings, so I probably won’t be working out today.

I know I was supposed to be all Operation Hawai’i Booty, but I think I’ve gone in the other direction. YIKES. Whatevers. I have an 18-miler coming up, so it’s not like I’m going to diet too much before that. I should really think about not gaining weight though. Sigh.

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OH, MY GOODNESS, BIG NEWS!!!

Addie, Jane, Sandy, and I are now officially TEAM OHANA A AKUA (which means “Family of God”)!!!

We are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pineapple Classic 5K!

As members of this team, we are trying to raise funds that go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. They are on a mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma!

If you would like to support team Ohana a Akua and donate to LLS, CLICK HERE. 

Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated!

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Hahaha, I’m so sorry if this post was hard to follow. I’m off on so many different tangents! I congratulate those who were able to follow 🙂

Hope you had a happy Tuesday!

What would be your five ultimate salad toppings?

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