Don’t you love a sneak peek into someone’s real life? Me too! Well on this episode my husband, Bill Leto, and I are peeling back the curtain and inviting you into our personal lives. It’s about to get real and kind of embarrassing, but it’s all for God’s glory.
In this new episode of The Strong. Confident. His. Podcast, we share the not-so-perfect truths about us and how God brought us together.
This episode is one you need to listen to. Press that play button above.
Here is a small sample of the things we chatted about:
If you’re single, hear how we met. Hint he was on a date with someone else!
If you went through a divorce, and think you’ll never find someone again, you will be inspired by my husband’s story.
If you want your husband to go to church, hear how Bill’s heart changed for God.
GIVEAWAY Time! This is exciting! I’m not only sharing my 5 favorite things right now and a lot of tips, but I’m also doing a giveaway with them! This giveaway begins today, October 25th and the winner will be announced on October 31st.
Before I say another word, I want to share the scriptures behind this message and pray.
God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38
Thank you for the gift of the Strong. Confident. His. podcast. Father, I ask you to meet every woman listening right where she needs you. Help her desire the foods you made for her body, help her take the very best care of herself for your glory, help remove whatever is blocking her health and wholeness, and help her shine so brightly in her calling that she leads people to You! Father, many...
If you're battling addiction, if you're battling wanting to lose weight, if you feel like you can't do it, this episode is for you because this is real talk about hard things. I recently interviewed Alice Shoemaker- Scarborough on the Strong Confident His Podcast. She is a FIT Sister in Christ Member and an amazing example of what it means to be Strong. Confident. His.
God healed Alice from addiction, got her healthy and fit, and took her from food stamps to college. This is her story for God's glory.
She's had a Jesus transformation, and her story is going to touch you whether you've ever battled addiction or not or whether you're trying to lose weight, this is going to bless you.
Sisters, this conversation is real, raw, and deep. Please join us in watching the conversation. No blog post can capture the realness and emotion we expressed during this interview.
Please watch the interview below.
"For we do not have a high priest, who is unable to empathize...
Ever wonder why being consistent with your food, workouts, and motivation is SO hard?
This blog will give you the reasons why and 5 things you can do to that work!
I want to introduce you to Christine because her problem is many of our problems, but she beat it in the Lord.
She came to me because she couldn’t stick to her goals. She would do really well for a couple of weeks, but then she would quit. She asked me to help her understand why she kept quitting. I asked Christine if she had ever made God the God of her fitness goals. She laughed and said, “What do you mean? He doesn’t care about the forty pounds I need to lose.” As we spoke, Christine started to cry and said, “I did this to myself. I did this to my body. Why would God want to help me, and how could He help me?”
Maybe today you feel like Christine. You’ve started and stopped your fitness goals more times than you can count—but you really want to see them through.
Sisters, I had a moment this week. It was like Jesus connected all the pieces of my fitness goals and my hormonal weight struggle. Everything clicked together, and I could see the clouds lift.
Today I’m going to share the things I learned and the conversation I had with a top integrative Doctor that made this happen.
If this is your struggle, I want this clarity for you too!
Before you read another word, let’s pray.
Father God, Help reveal to my Sister what is keeping her from her best health and fitness. Give her clarity. Show her you are with her. God throughout the day, help her remember to stay connected to you. The answers to her problems and the consistency she needs are found in you, Don’t let her lose hope. Father do a new thing in her today, show her it isn’t over, and the best is yet to come.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Okay, let’s dive in!
A few things are going...
Picture it, it’s after dinner, but you keep wandering into the kitchen and wanting to eat. Why is that? I saw a funny meme going around social media that had locks on the refrigerator and pantry at 7 o’clock at night, and the caption said, I hardly eat all day, so I have to lock up my kitchen at night, or I’ll eat everything in it!
This is funny because it’s true, but what it’s doing to our health is no laughing matter.
Let’s gain Godly wisdom to stop our bad habits in their tracks! Maybe you’ve tried brushing your teeth, drinking hot tea, or you've even taken up a new project at night to keep you busy, but the desire is still there. What do you do?
Let’s turn to wisdom! Here are 5 things to evaluate when it comes to this sneaky health sabotager…
Skimping on calories throughout the day backfires at night. And excess calories at night lead to weight gain. Calorie restriction all...
Have you ever just felt like not working out? You would rather fold laundry than a single lunge. Sister I have been there! But I have a few secret weapons of motivation up my sleeve to get me out of that rut and into the gym. Today I am going to share them with you!
Let’s dive right in!
Our first stop is the WORD!
“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.” (Proverbs 31:17 ESV)
“For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;” (Proverbs 2:6 NKJV)
I want you to challenge yourself to transform your workout motivation! Don’t start the conversation with yourself, well I don’t have time today, I don’t really feel like it. Stop it by saying ay aloud, “Jesus, help me take care of my body!”
The devil will talk you out of working out with thoughts like you’re never going to look like you used to, it’s not working look at you you’ve been working...
Today I am inviting you to come behind the scenes with me and take a look at the inner workings of my new book Fit God's Way. I'm going to share the good, the bad, and the ugly and some sister secrets here today. I want you to walk away with value and something that can help you right now that is always my goal.
When I look back at how this new book came to be, I see how God made the impossible, possible.
I felt really called to open up about this process, the rejection, the hard work, the success, and as I prayed, I heard the Holy Spirit say it's in God's timing, your faithfulness, and relying on Him to finish strong. I want to share the truth, the reality of all the hard work, the stuff you don't see when you look at a book cover.
I think sometimes we see the end result and we don't see the middle so today we're talking about the middle spaces where we give up and quit.
Okay, so I want to share the truth and the reality and how it doesn't look like what we think it looks like. So...
You know those issues we don't often hear about in church topics like suicide, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, domestic violence, generational curses, and toxic relationships? I recently interviewed the amazing Courtney Dawn Shaw, and she has dealt with all of these issues, sisters. She is married to her best friend Jeffrey, and she is the mom of Kingston and Carrington. (Don't you love those names?!) She is an author, speaker, health advocate, spokesperson, and TV and radio host of the Authentic Living Show and the 2014 and 2015, Mrs. Florida America. She is a longtime health advocate and member of the President's Council on sports, fitness, and nutrition.
Prepare to be blessed, sister!! Let’s dive in!
“I get asked that a lot. I began my Christian walk as a young teen and really surrendered, and those were some of the darkest years...
Chances are, if you love Jesus and fitness, you’ve experienced the pain of being judged! First, let me say if this has happened to you, I’m sorry. I know how this feels, and it hurts.
This topic lights a fire in me, and apparently, a lot of our sisters…I’ll share how I came to discover this in a moment.
Here’s the goal of my heart today. I want to share some stories of my own experiences and a sweet sister so that you know you’re not alone and, most importantly, what God says about this to clear up the emotional pain, confusion, and judgment. Today will be fun and freeing. Let’s dive in!
The other day I was answering my comments and messages on social. Under a video I posted on teaching women how to invite Jesus to eat with them and how doing, so it helps us control our appetites, there was a comment with words I have heard before. Her comment said, “You are saying the right things, but your image is...