Lent Day 1 and WIAW

February 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm 5 comments

It’s day 1 of the Lent season and so far so good. I haven’t opened my Google reader on my iPad, phone, OR computer! I’m trying not to even look at how many unread posts I have because I don’t want to get overwhelmed. I’ve been favoriting different posts via twitter so that on Sunday, I know which ones I want to read. And, like I said yesterday, I’m hoping this will help me clear out the blogs that I don’t really read (the ones where I just scroll through the posts) so my reader is more manageable. 

This morning when I sat down with my coffee, instead of looking through the countless blogs on my reader, I opened up my bible study app and began the process of reading through the entire bible. It’s one of my 30 Before 30 goals to read the bible from cover to cover. I’ve started this before and gotten pretty far into the old testament,  but I always end up quitting, forgetting, giving up, etc. The app I’m using gives me a daily schedule of how far to read so that I will eventually finish the entire bible in one year. What better time to make this a morning habit than during the Lent season! 🙂


Even though I’m technically not reading blogs, I can still participate in link-ups right?? 🙂 So, I’m joining in the WIAW party today!

So backing up to last night… After publishing yesterday’s post, I got to work on dinner. On the menu was pork chops, roasted broccoli, and carrots.


I roasted the broccoli and carrots in the same pan, but seasoned the broccoli with garlic salt, onion powder, and paprika.. I seasoned the carrots with cinnamon, brown sugar, and a drizzle of honey. They were seriously delicious! As for the pork chops, I went with a simple seasoning using Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime salt free seasoning and cooked them on medium in the skillet for about 5 minutes on each side. 

After dinner we had to get dressed to go take our picture for the church directory. As soon as we got home, I made a quick dessert/snack before bed.

Rice Cake with Peanutbutter

I’ve been loving caramel rice cakes with peanut butter lately!


This morning’s workout was focused around chest and biceps. Here’s a look at what we did:


Basically with each exercise, you start with heavy weights and do as many reps as possible. For me it was anywhere from 7-10. For the second set, you lower the weight about 1/3 or 1/2 and do as many reps as possible. You should be able to do quite a few more during this set. For me it was 12-18 reps. Then on the third set, you drop to the lowest weight possible and go until failure. Sometimes I made it to 20 reps, other times I made it to 50. It just depends on the exercise.

My arms were like JELLO.

Breakfast this morning was a mixture of sweet and savory.


I made an omelet with mozzarella and franks hot sauce, and I also cut up a pear with some cinnamon and pumpkin butter. Delicious and filling!


For lunch, I packed a leftover pork chop from last night with some cheddar cheese to melt on top, baby carrots, and a fuji apple.



I ordered some Quest Bars the other day, and they were in my mail box when I got home!


I really wanted to try the new chocolate chip cookie dough flavor, but I ended up going with chocolate peanut butter today.


And that’s all I have for you today! I’ve still got to pack up my dinner to bring to church, and then we have our Ash Wednesday service. I’ll more than likely be digging into another peanut butter/rice cake combo after church tonight. 😉

Have a great evening!


Question: Are you giving anything up for Lent? If so, what is it? 


Entry filed under: 30 Before 30, Diet and Exercise, Food.

There is so much randomness that I cannot give this post a title… I Got Socks for Valentine’s Day

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex @ therunwithin  |  February 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    drool. quest bars are amazing but too darn expensive for me to buy. I wish I had more!!!

    • 2. Eat Sweat Sing  |  February 14, 2013 at 5:43 am

      Ugh they are expensive. I searched for coupon codes before I ordered and ended up getting free shipping, so that helped a little!

  • 3. jessielovestorun  |  February 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Good for you sticking with your decision and already reading the bible. 🙂

    All of your meals, especially your breakfast sound great. I do love hot sauce, but I think I’d much rather top my eggs with ketchup

    • 4. Eat Sweat Sing  |  February 14, 2013 at 5:42 am

      I actually like ketchup more on my eggs too, but sadly we’re out. 😦

      • 5. jessielovestorun  |  February 14, 2013 at 5:55 am

        Oh no!! That’s a HUGE problem!

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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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