Your Past Could be Affecting Your Fitness and Worth with Christa Hannon


Today, I am thrilled to introduce a special guest to you, Christa Hannon, on the Strong. Confident. His. Podcast, as we dive into an important topic: how our past can affect our ability to get fit and know our worth. From childhood traumas to past attempts at getting fit, we must spot the issues that are keeping us from God's best for us. This episode will show you how.

Christa Hannon shares her story in this Strong. Confident. HIs. Podcast Episode about how forgiveness was crucial to her freedom. She battled with her weight and her worth, but God used her struggle to teach her His love and acceptance of her, and now she teaches other women the same through a fitness class called Fitness and Flowers.

Many of us find ourselves stuck in a rut, weighed down by past experiences or failures. It’s crucial to remember that God is using these moments to shape us. So, don’t give up!

Only God Defines You

One of the most liberating truths in Christianity is that only God defines our worth. Society often tries to label us based on our past mistakes or perceived shortcomings, but in God’s eyes, we are His beloved children, redeemed and valued beyond measure. When we anchor our identity in Him, we free ourselves from the chains of our past.

Understanding that God is the one who defines us can transform our outlook on life. We are not defined by our past failures or struggles. Instead, we are defined by His love and purpose for us.

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Are You Trapped in Your Past?

It's easy to feel trapped by past decisions, health issues, or fitness struggles. Maybe you've tried to get fit but failed, and now you carry that sense of defeat. Or perhaps past emotional pain has led you to believe you're not worthy of a healthy, fulfilling life. These thoughts can be paralyzing, but they don't have to define your future.

Our past is not a prison sentence. It's a classroom where God teaches us valuable lessons. We can choose to learn and grow from it rather than remain stuck.

You Can Overcome Where You Are Stuck

No matter where you find yourself today, remember that you can overcome it. Your past does not have the final say—God does. Through His strength, you can break free from the chains holding you back and step into a future filled with hope and possibility.

God’s word is filled with promises of new beginnings, Philippians 3:13-14 reminds us to forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead. With God’s help, we can press on toward the goals He has set for us.

If you prefer videos, you can watch the live taping of our epsidoe below.


Practical Godly Steps to Move Forward

  1. Pray and Seek God’s Guidance: Start each day by asking God to help you see yourself through His eyes and to guide your steps.
  2. Set F.A.I.T.H. Goals: Prayerfully break down your fitness and wellness goals into manageable steps. Celebrate each small victory as progress.
  3. Surround Yourself with Support: Find a community like the Fit Sisters in Christ Community who encourages you and holds you accountable. Their support can make a significant difference.

Hey Sweet Sister, I have news for you. I’ve relaunched my women’s only Christian fitness community off of social media on a private space. Here I lead monthly workshops, prayer and Q&A calls, share my proven  Bible-based fitness plan, Scriptures, Workouts, God-made Recipes and Everything You Need to Live Fit God's Way!

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  1. Stay in the Word: Regularly reading and meditating on Scripture can renew your mind and strengthen your spirit.
  2. Practice Forgiveness and Ask God to Search Your Heart for Anything that Is Not Of Him: Forgive yourself and others for past mistakes. Holding onto unforgiveness only keeps you stuck.

 Remember, your past is a part of your story, but it doesn’t have to dictate your future. With God, you can overcome any obstacle and step into the fullness of His plan for your life. So, don't give up! Trust that He is using every part of your journey to shape you into the person He created you to be.

Our worth and fitness journey are not determined by where we've been but by who we are in Christ and where He is leading us. Trust in His process and keep moving forward in faith. 

Embrace this truth today and watch how God transforms your life, body, and spirit for His glory.

Faith Fuel:

"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

"For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith." 1 John 5:4

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Romans 8:37 ESV

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:38 ESV

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