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7 Quick Takes- A quick update edition!

I have been totally absent in the blogging world lately.  I did not realize, until yesterday, that it everyone is doing a "7 posts in 7 days challenge", and it took me a while to figure out what all the "I am going to Edel" photos in my Instagram feed were all about.  And, truthfully, I have not missed it all too much.  It has given me more time for prayer and more time to really do what I feel God is calling me to, you know, besides being a wife and mom and homeschooler. But, with that being said, I am going to take these quick takes to catch you all up on what is going on in our corner of the world.

1. Adoption

I could flood you all with lots of acronyms and numbers that will not make much sense, so all I will say is that things are moving smoothly at this point.  We are waiting on approval from the USCIS and then our file can go to China!  We are, hopefully, about 4 months away from getting matched and 10 months away from bringing our newest family member home. …

21Day Fix Update

I wanted to share a quick update on my 21 Day Fix journey.  I am on my last week.  I have not lost tons of weight, just 3 pounds, but I love, love, love the workouts and the eating plan!  The workouts are just 30 min long and there is a workout schedule to follow, so you know what to do on what day. The workouts are varied enough, that I never feel bored.  There is enough weight lifting in the workouts, to keep me happy (and toned) and I love being able to mix it up with Pilates Fix and Yoga Fix.  And, an added bonus, is that I still have enough time (and energy) to run if I want. But, what I am most impressed about is the eating plan.  This is NOT a diet, it is a lifestyle change and a way of life.  The eating plan teaches portion control.  How it works is that you calculate the amount of calories you should be eating each day (taking into account that you are burning calories AND you want a calorie deficit to lose weight).  Once that is calculated, there is a handy chart to look at…