You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the love that made a way //
No fear can hinder now the promises you made //
You make me brave //
this song by Bethel Music inspired my 2017 word of the year. b r a v e.
i'm so motivated to get back on a more strict meal plan. i have definitely been making an effort to eat clean about 80% of the time while i've been pregnant, however this last month or so, its more like 60% ;) with my energy levels still up, i've been busy prepping meals for once eliott arrives. doesn't hurt to be prepared...no idea what is in store time-wise with this little guy! my freezer is currently stocked with 20 meals which i did in two days. aim to make 10 more this week. why do i enjoy meal prepping so much? ha!
a couple of things i learned from my imago training was to keep my meals small & frequent. i would eat 5x a day with breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks in between (200-300 cal each). given my plan is to breastfeed, i will be adding another "meal" in there to keep my supply up since on average moms burn near 500 calories breastfeeding. here are a few of my personal recommendations when it comes to prepping...
the past couple of years have been so pivotal & life changing for me. sometimes i feel like i need to take a timeout & reflect on all the blessings God has placed upon my life. He is really good.
i really want to make this year mindfully purposeful so i spent some time last week thinking of what i wanted my "word of the year" (WOTY) to be. i haven't done this in the past, but for some reason i felt the need to do one this year. i simply wrote down the first word that came to mind: