4 “Must Knows” for Getting Ripped Abs

4 “Must Knows” for Getting Ripped Abs

Have you ever noticed as soon as you're told you can't have something, you want it more? Look at this picture...all of the sudden you feel like cheese...right? :) 

I want to encourage you that as you read this blog your temptation will probably increase to break one of these "must knows" this week. But that's GOOD! Pastor Crag Groeschel said, "Every temptation is an invitation to depend on Christ." So rejoice in the opportunity to depend more on Christ after you read this blog. :) Let's dive in...

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You or Social Media? Who is in control?

You or Social Media? Who is in control?

On a daily basis we are faced with the same question, what mood will we choose? Will we complain about what we don’t have or will we be thankful for what we do have? Will we focus on the negative or will we fix our mind on the positive? Will be a victim to the negatives in this culture, or will we be the positive change this world needs?

Everywhere we turn our minds are flooded with information from different sources. From emails, to text messages, phone calls, social media, television, movies and the list goes on. 

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Does God really care about my struggle to eat healthy?

Does God really care about my struggle to eat healthy?

Most people think of God as being distant and too busy to be radically passionate about every detail of our lives. It's easy to read the Bible and believe that God did great miracles for "those" people and struggle with believing that God can do miraculous things in our lives today. This struggle can cause us to stop turning to God for help in the different challenges we face, including the challenge to fuel our bodies properly. We can slowly feel like God isn't concerned with us and our daily activities. This is the furthest thing from the truth...

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Wake up feeling rested with this SIMPLE tip...

Wake up feeling rested with this SIMPLE tip...

Did you know that according to the National Sleep Foundation:

  • Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep.
  • One of the primary causes of excessive sleepiness among Americans is self-imposed sleep deprivation.
  • People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have bigger appetites due to the fact that their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) fall, promoting appetite increase.
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3 Ways To Make Impossible a Distant Memory In Your Life

3 Ways To Make Impossible a Distant Memory In Your Life

People looking for a quick fix have yet to discover their true potential. So if there is an area where you're looking for a quick fix, step back and process it. On the other side of the desire for this quick fix is an area in your mind where you believe it's impossible for you to take this challenge head on and be successful.

So it's up to us, if we don't discover our true potential and live in it, nobody can do it for us. We have to take control of our minds and not allow the commercials, advertisements, and the Sonic Happy Hours determine our decision making.

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4 Tips To Prevent Binge Eating

4 Tips To Prevent Binge Eating

1) Get the junk out:

  • Of your head - Most binge eating is caused by anxiety or depression. These are two of the biggest enemies to a healthy diet and we have to play defense against them before they hit at night. The best way to do this is by taking control of your idle time during the day. Don't spend every second of your day working or surfing your social media feeds. Take time for yourself. Do some deep thinking, praying, reading a good book, or exercising. This helps naturally lower the stress and anxiety levels in your body. 
  • Of your kitchen - Remember this, it is better for food to go to the waste than to your waist
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12 Fitness Tips Every Pastor Needs To Hear, From A Pastor

12 Fitness Tips Every Pastor Needs To Hear, From A Pastor

1.  Repent

For years I tried to lose weight. My motives were all over the place. Fear of dying prematurely, guilt, shame, vanity, even glimpses of spiritual conviction. None of those motives sustained real life-change. It wasn't until 148 days ago that I truly began to walk in repentance regarding addiction to food, laziness, lack of self-control, and my lack of discipline. I didn't struggle with dark hidden sins, my sin was visible for all to see.

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4 Ways Social Media Might Be Destroying Your Fitness Goals & How You Can Prevent It

4 Ways Social Media Might Be Destroying Your Fitness Goals & How You Can Prevent It

1) SM might be causing you to have a negative comparison mindset

We all have to be honest here, SM can be depressing. Have you ever finished a workout and then looked on SM and there's someone with perfect abs and they just posted about finishing their 3rd workout for the day? I know I've been there. Suddenly you feel a wave of emotions flood your body and you just want to find comfort in a carton of ice cream and give up.

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