Pitfalls on the trail to healthy living & Five Minute Friday

As some of you know, I've been working on changing some of my habits. I'm thankful for the success I've had - becoming more active and losing some weight. However, I still have a ways to go. I was doing very well until summer hit. I lost 25 pounds and was exercising regularly. Then I reverted back … [Read more...]

The road to change: Excuses or Honesty?

I stepped on the scale today for my weekly weigh-in and discovered the numbers are getting bigger instead of smaller. The increase is only a few pounds; I'm not discouraged, just motivated to get back on track and make better choices. In the last week, I've used a lot of excuses to make choices I … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [Read more...]

3 Essentials on the journey to fitness

The road to fitness and eating well has many potholes that can easily trip us, make us detour from our original plans, or even make us totally give up. Some weeks the numbers on the scale will mock us. Some days our schedule will squeeze out our time for exercise. What will keep us moving towards … [Read more...]

Pursuing Holiness, One choice at a time

This morning I read Ephesians 4:14-24. Here are a few thoughts that "jumped out" at me as I read: I am not to be like a child who is easily tricked and led astray (vs. 14) I am to allow God's truth to ground me (like an anchor) and help me mature in my faith (vs. 15) I need to choose to reject … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I’ve added High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to my routine

I'm into week 5 of my quest for fitness. I've been faithfully using the treadmill six days a week with a couple exceptions. When I started the iFit walking program, I was able to alternate between increasing the incline (on iFit days) and increasing the speed/length of the workout. Now that I've … [Read more...]

Delighting in Obedience: Redefining Success

How do you define success? This is a question we need to answer for ourselves and revisit on a regular basis. Our definition of success will affect how we act and react to life and what it brings. Let's see what the Bible has to say about "success": Psalm 62:7 (Living Bible) "My protection and … [Read more...]

#Empowered by trusting God

I've started another Proverbs 31 online Bible study. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst is the book we're using. One of the questions Lysa asks early on in the book is: "Is it possible we LOVE and RELY on food more than we love and rely on God?" One of … [Read more...]

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