A lifted butt, leaner arms, a tighter belly ... and a forgotten God?

A lifted butt, leaner arms, a tighter belly ... and a forgotten God?

As I'm writing this I'm on a plane flying back to see my family after speaking to a group of people about their personal wellness...and my heart is heavy. 

It seems like the longer I work in the wellness industry, the more I see wellness turn into a philosophy of making ourselves a better person, making ourselves more attractive, making ourselves happier, making ourselves people that can be worthy to receive love from others. And I have found that as an American culture, a majority of people are in pursuit of these things and in the process, we are starting to forget our need for God. 

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7 Tips Every "Fat" Woman Needs To Hear From A Trainer

7 Tips Every "Fat" Woman Needs To Hear From A Trainer

1) "FAT" SHOULD NOT DEFINE ANYONE.

Even though you have fingernails, you are not fingernails. So just because you have fat, does NOT mean you ARE fat. Please hear me. You are more than your reflection, you are more than what the scale says, and you are more than how your clothes fit. If you have identified with being "fat" in your life I want to encourage you to commit to make today - right now the last day of having a "fat" self-image. As C.S. Lewis once said, "you are a soul that lives in a body." Again, YOU are not your BODY. You are a soul that lives in a body.

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6 QUICK Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

6 QUICK Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

1) GET 6-8 HOURS OF SLEEP EVERY NIGHT

Sleep is crucial to living a health life, all of us know that, but it’s hard to make it a priority. Commit with me to make it a priority this Fall/Winter. Researchers found that people who slept less than six hours a night were over four times more likely to catch a cold than those who got more than seven hours of sleep. The findings were published today in the September issue of the journal Sleep.

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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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4 Every Day Tips To Keep Lower Back Pain Away

4 Every Day Tips To Keep Lower Back Pain Away

For this blog I am excited to cover an area that impacts each of us or at some point will if we don’t take the necessary steps to prevent it. I have been a fitness trainer for a little over 10 years now, and this is the area that impacts more people than any other I have worked with, and in our country it currently impacts 80% of working adults. So this is something we have to take serious, and I promise these 4 simple daily tips will pay an incredible return on your investment. Here are the four every day tips to keep lower back pain away:

1)      Plank every day...

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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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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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