Having setbacks on your journey to healthier living is inevitable. It's hard to eat, breathe and be perfect in an imperfect world. After vacation ended on Friday I was sad to see I was 4lbs up on the scale. It is in moments like this that I want to eat my feeling and be upset that my genetics have failed me yet again!!!! Friday morning was also the official end of my 21 day detox and despite my … [Read more...] about Celebrate YOU!
As I sit here struggling this morning... struggling to hold onto peace, struggling to rest and struggling to trust God I begin to wonder if this is a normal process in our journey with Faith, Family and Fitness. I say this because no journey is without ups and down. No journey is perfect or easy. So, what about those days when you just want to throw the covers over your head and hide out from the … [Read more...] about There Will Be Days Like This…
Where did the idea that we had to prepare to start a journey come from? Let us think about this concept for a minute. We wait for Monday to start a new diet. We wait until after a holiday weekend to give up junk food. We wait for a baby to be born to start getting healthy... because heck why not just over indulge when we can get away with it, right? No, wrong!! Why are we … [Read more...] about Got to Start Somewhere
Do you struggle to believe in a supportive God? Do you feel like God has let you down? Do you feel like God has ignored your pleas and prayers? Are you holding all those thoughts and feelings captive inside locked away so, no one knows how you really feel? Guess what friend? God can handle your doubt. He can handle your frustration, struggle and even your anger! We all have those … [Read more...] about Are you struggling to believe?
A couple of months ago I began to really take a look at my fitness and health journey. At the age of 19 I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) but, I NEVER noticed the symptoms until after my son was born. I knew healthy diet and exercise were a key factor in reversing the symptoms but, honestly I was not willing to jump right into a lifestyle of abstaining from junk food. … [Read more...] about Leap of Faith
One of the scariest things about taking a break from traditional ministry and church is worrying that your family will NOT grow or maintain a relationship with God. My son went to preschool at our church, asked Jesus into his heart at a young age and LOVED Sunday kids service. In the last seven months there have been several conversation about whether or not to force myself to go for the sake of … [Read more...] about Use Words When Necessary