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Let’s be honest, getting fit can be hard...like exhausting hard.
Many women tell me they have a continuously negative conversation going on with themselves and they beat themselves up because they don’t get their workouts in.
This struggle to workout is compounded by the very unrealistic and single-focus of what it looks like to be fit.
Fitness should be a lifestyle, not a look.
This is why many women feel defeated and like, what’s the point because they can’t measure up to their social media feed.
Oh, my friends, the point is YOU ARE WORTH TAKING CARE OF!...
3 Sneaky Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight or Reaching Your Fitness Goals
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There are few things as hard as losing weight and reaching our fitness goals, so we want to make sure we’re not inadvertently sabotaging our best efforts.
Before I dive into these three sneaky reasons that could be hindering our weight loss and fitness goals, I want to encourage you with some Faith Fuel.
Psalm 119:105 says,
Your word is light unto my path and a lamp unto my feet.
As we walk out our fitness through faith, we see from this scripture that God is with us. When we seek His word for answers, He’s there showing us the way.
God wants us empowered with knowledge, so make sure one of the following is not keeping you from your goals.
3 Sneaky Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight or Reaching Your Fitness Goals
1. You have a daily habit that has a grip on you
Is there something you do daily that could be stopping...
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Hey there, friend!
Today’s show is packed with tips on how to get snacking under control, so it doesn't derail our health and fitness goals.
But can we snack without destroying our health goals?
The answer is, yes.
Did you know 94% of people in the US snack daily?
I teach food, fitness, and body confidence through the Word, so I prayed a lot about this episode, because, while I want to provide a ton of helpful tips...
I want to show how God relates to our struggles and put Him front and center.
Scripture teaches us that at the core of every human heart there is a deep spiritual hunger and thirst for God.
When Jesus was tempted with hunger, He said, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
The key is...
Discerning hunger from temptation and...
Quiet That Inner Critic!
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Why are we so hard on ourselves?
Romans 8:1 tells us...
“Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].”
But somehow it’s tough for these words to come off the page and into our thinking, right?
In your quiet moments, stop and reflect on this question: am I really failing, or am I not living up to a standard that someone else made for me?
Sweet friend, what extreme expectation or missed opportunity has a grip on you?
Balancing Fitness, Family, and Business Through Faith with Barre 3 Owner: Karie Johnson
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Do you struggle with:
Having a healthy body image and teaching it to your kids?
Giving God your stress and problems, but taking them back?
Needing to surrender parts of your life to Him to find peace?
If so, this is for you…
Here's a photo of me and Karie! She was pregnant, and I had just given her this Preggers shirt as a gift!
She immediately put it on...Love her!
Join us and tune in!
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When I started the Strong. Confident. His. Podcast, I saw the power of bringing real women on the show who are doing...
Get Motivated: Faith Fuel for Your Workout
This topic is oh so good today.
People always ask me how are you so motivated to workout, so I’m going to share my answer.
...The truth is I wasn’t always motivated.
Maybe today you feel like I did and working out seems like a chore, but it doesn’t have to.
Our world idealizes being fit with extremely lean bodies. I think this can make us feel defeated before we even start or make us quit when we don’t see the progress the package or promotion promised us.
...But then we’re missing the whole, real point of working out.
Too often working out is all about what we look like instead of taking care of our bodies (His Temple) I jokingly say, it isn’t about vanity it’s about sanity, because working out makes you feel amazing!
Who wants more energy, better sleep, less stress, increased cognitive function, and of...
A Christian Woman’s Solution to Weight Loss, Dieting and Eating Healthy:
> Promising you’re going to live on chicken, broccoli, salmon and green beans, oats, eggs and protein shakes, doesn’t work!
Let’s face it, anyone who’s been on a diet knows that willpower doesn’t last.
I rode this emotional roller coaster for years, and I learned the hard way, so I want to help you avoid the years of struggle.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you have the power of the Holy Spirit working in you.
Maybe you never made this connection, but it’s absolutely life-changing.
Did you know that you can trade willpower for the...
For the Days You Feel All Alone on Your Fitness Journey
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When you make the decision to change your health, pursue a fitness goal, or tackle totally changing your body, it can feel like no one understands and that you’re all alone.
Do your friends and family have a hard time understanding your health goals?
Have you ever felt or do you feel really alone on your fitness journey?
Do you feel unsupported?
–> Maybe you feel like you’re the only one who’s felt this way, but I want you to assure that you’re not.
Fitness can feel isolating. Like In the middle of a gym, a group fitness class, or bringing a healthy meal to a party, you can feel completely invisible, and like you’re working toward a goal that seems like no one really gets.
I want you to know that you’re not alone!
...Many moms tell me they feel so alone they excuse themselves to the...
Stronger Together: Build Your Faith and Fitness Community
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Do you feel called to lead a faith and fitness, small group?
Or has God put someone on your heart to walk out a journey of faith and fitness together?
Accountability and community make all the difference when you're working toward your fitness goals.
On today's show, Lisa Vasseur Jarvis and I share how to start your own faith and fitness community, the importance of faith in your food, fitness, confidence, and how accountability in Christ changes everything.
My guest, Lisa, is a Proud Mom, Christ Follower, Fitness Instructor, and Healthy Food Blogger.
We cover these topics and so much more…
Getting fit and staying fit is already hard, but when you couple that with aging, hormones, dissatisfaction with your appearance, depression, and feeling like you don’t have a purpose, it can feel impossible.
1. How she felt God calling her...
Strong. Confident. His. The Heart Behind the Mission
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Trusting God, even when it's hard, changes everything...
Last year was a very hard year for me, I haven’t shared this publicly, but I had to have multiple surgeries. Without going into a lot of detail, the result was a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Faced with a long ugly process, and little, if any reward, I felt God telling me to drop it, to trust Him, and to move on with my life.
The moment I did, the floodgates of clarity, creativity, and energy poured in.
God put a new song in my heart and lit a fire in my soul.
The morning after I let it go, while I was in prayer, I felt called to finish a big dream I’d had for years – write a faith and fitness devotional.
With 20 years in the fitness industry, as a cover model, competitor, and writer, I wanted to share how complete surrender of my appetite, fitness goals, and body image issues were the...