How I wish...

What my morning looked like today:


5:15am-Roll out of bed
5:35am-At the gym doing a Body Attack Class
6:45am-Make myself a nice protein smoothie
6:55am-Soak in a steaming hot bath while reading my women's health magazine
7:15am-Out of bath, put on some good worship music
7:20am-Sit with my dog as I spend some time with the Lord
7:35am-Get dressed for work
8:00am-At work doing my job

What a productive morning...before I even get to work I have done so much!! How I wish this could be my routine every morning! I wish I was disciplined enough to get up every morning and do this!! I mean it feels so good once your doing it, it's just the initial strength that it takes to not press snooze, but to get OUT OF BED!

Proverbs 31: 15 says "She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants."

Often times I wonder what I will be like when I become a mother! I want to be like the mother/wife of Proverbs 31! I want to be able to discipline myself to get up early and spend time with the Lord, and work out, and be able to make breakfast for my family! So I should start practicing now...right!! That is exactly right, I KNOW!...but it is so hard! Most mornings I get up at about 7:30am and have to be at work by 8am. And believe me I don't set my alarm for that time, I just hit snooze over and over then finally have to get out of bed!

So what to do....I believe I will start praying a lot for God to give me the strength and desire even when I'm half asleep to get up. I will also pray for lot's of supernatural energy in the mornings! And then I will be a good steward of those prayers and this desire, and I will begin to go to bed earlier and get plenty of sleep so it will be easy to get up!

On another note, in case you are interested this is the best smoothie recipe ever! I make one almost every day of the week!

Britt's Favorite Smoothie!
1 Cup-Skim Milk
1 scoop-Chocolate Protein Powder (or slimfast)
1 Table Spoon-Peanut Butter (Optional)
1 Table Spoon-Ground Flaxseed (Optional)
1 Banana
6-7 cubes of ice

Enjoy! And let me know if you like it!