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New Year's Resolutions 2015

New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Are you one of THOSE people? Have you made New Year’s Resolutions and then failed yourself? To be honest, I haven’t made a real list of resolutions since I was in high school and was forced to because it was an assignment. But, with 2015 around the corner (and my 27th birthday!), I thought I’d give it a shot.

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A Glass Workout a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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There are several Google Glass applications, called Glassware available for download at this time. Of the fitness apps available, I downloaded one, which is called LynxFit. LynxFit appealed to me because it allows you to subscribe to a specific work out type, and each day you schedule a work out you are coached through a work out. Each workout is usually different and focuses on the goals you set for yourself.

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Now to be completely honest, I had a couple snafus. During the routine, I accidentally exited the Card for the Application and had to start it up again. Once I reloaded I can skip to the part I left off. It would be nice if it would ask me to “Continue”, or even warn me before exiting the routine and losing my data. Now I then thought I was good and done, but after logging in to my Dashboard on the site, I noticed there was no data on my workout πŸ™. It seems it never saved what I did. This is unfortunate and I’m hoping to figure out what went wrong. I will update if I get any feedback or solution.

Here’s a video from LynxFit and how it should work:

As you can see, the introduction to the app is very exciting and motivating. Unfortunately, I will have to wait and try again to know for sure if this is a winner. On the other hand, running with Glass was easy and comfortable. I thought they might bounce around, but they fit to form and I had no issue with keeping them on my face. It was nice to look up occasionally and check the time on my exercise.

Regardless, I’m excited to try new Glassware and workout with my Google Glass.

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Daniel’s Fast 2014

Daniel's Fast 2014A Daniel’s Fast is something I’ve shared about before. It is basically a spiritual promise to refrain from consuming animal proteins, yeast products (bread), and desserts (like cake and candy) for 21 days (Daniel 10:3). It is a tradition for my church to participate in this type of fast as a congregation annually during the month of January. Some don’t participate, while others choose their sacrifices, like not watching television.

Last year, I blogged about my liquid only diet for part of the fast – I sacrificed solid foods. This year I just followed a traditional fast as I described above.

The hardest part about fasting for me is preparing non-fast meals for my husband and daughter throughout the 21 days. There is more opportunity for me to “cheat” or even accidentally eat something I shouldn’t. On the other hand, with all this brings more focus on my prayers and end goal for my fast.

So why fast? Many bring forth a request to God when fasting. You are praying about something specifically you would like Him to give you in exchange for your sacrifice. I DID NOT DO THAT THIS YEAR. I chose to fast just as a sacrifice for God. I found things in my life to thank God for each day – genuinely taking time in prayer to simply appreciate all I’ve already been blessed with.

Below is a gallery of some of my food throughout my fast for the past three weeks (some of which I actually shared here). I’ll be postingΒ Here‘s how I made the Grilled Avocado soon.