Holiday Body Commitment: Weight loss SOUL-ution

Human nature is to hide our weaknesses from others, to put on a happy face around people, to swallow our sorrow to make others comfortable. But Jesus has a tender heart for His people that melts for us, that moves for us, that yearns for us, that endures with us, that will comfort us, that pours out mercy on us… so that we need not fear God’s judgment, ridicule, disappointment, rejection, or frustration when we come to Him just as we are. (exerpt from the YouVersion Bible App Names of God Thanksgiving through Christmas study)

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What if we allowed Jesus to come take some stuff today?

 

 

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He must increase in my heart as King and ultimate authority. I must decrease and relent my stubborn ways of running my own life. He must increase in my mind as I praise him in every situation. I must decrease in my spoiled complaining and whining throughout my day. He must increase in my life as I look to please him alone in everything I do. I must decrease as I evaluate the ways I spend my time and look for happiness. In order to RISE UP, I must decrease.// Affirmation from Sarah Francis Martin‘s book RISE UP!

This is an amazing resource for you to keep in your arsenal and EXCITING NEWS FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!! Sarah has just agreed to be a speaker for one of our FOCUS webinars!

Make sure you are signed up on our email list for registration information! SPACE WILL BE LIMITED! EACH MASTER CLASS IS ONLY $20!!!

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Holiday Body Commitment: Weekend FOCUS

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Weekend FOCUS:

How to end the weekend binging.

How I finally broke the cycle of weekend overeating.

How did I finally break free? Maybe not how you think.

I didn’t use “one weird trick”, or biological manipulation, or reverse psychology.

Rather, I developed a healthier relationship with food… and myself.

Here’s how:

Strategy #1:
I aimed for “good enough” instead of “perfect”.

I’ve seen it in so many FITCLUB ONLINE Nutrition Coaching clients.

They want to follow the “perfect” diet.

So they adhere to strict meal plans (to the last measured teaspoon) Monday to Friday. And, the whole week, they worry incessantly about screwing things up.

By the weekend, though, the willpower gives out. They’re so sick of restrictive eating and can’t wait to eat food they actually enjoy. Bring on the weekend binge!

For most of them, there are only two options: perfect or crap.

So the logic follows:

“It’s Saturday, I’m out to lunch with my family, and I can’t have my perfect pre-portioned kale salad like I usually do, so instead I’ll just overeat a giant bacon cheeseburger and a huge heap of fries.”

If you take “perfect” off the table, things change. You feel empowered because there are now other options. Instead of kale salad vs. five servings of fries, there’s:

“I’m actually in the mood for a salad with my burger because I had fries at that work lunch on Thursday.”

Therefore, my solution: Always aim for “good enough”.

Throughout the work week and the weekend, I started to consider my health and fitness goals, what I was in the mood for, what was available, etc. I came up with a definition of “good enough”, and aimed for that.

Remember: The decent method you follow is better than the “perfect” one you quit. OR simply put, BETTER IS BETTER

 

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Journey to the Manger

In case you missed the announcement of this phase of the Holiday Body Commitment. We are on a 90 mile journey to the Manger. A more intentional focus on our WHY, a purposeful time set aside to spend with Christ, in His Word, allowing His word to be what it is designed to be in our lives. His word is TRUTH. His word is LIFE. His word is our HOPE. Let’s continue to look to the light of the world!

***But hope does not involve what we already have or see. For who goes around hoping for what he already has?***

Listen friends, this has little to do with the food. We are hungry for something else, we are feeding another craving, we are starving and in need of sound nourishment!

Glory, to the Light of the world (Lauren Daigle – Light of The World)

He is the song for the suffering
He is messiah
The Prince of Peace has come
He has come, Emmanuel

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed
For all who wander
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel #GodWithUs

Here’s a fun Christmas workout from Revelation Wellness (click the link)

Holiday Body Commitment: Journey to the manger – 90 mile challenge

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90 Miles. December 1st-25. For every 15 minutes spent in quiet time with the Lord or for every 15 minutes spent in intentional movement, check off 1 of the boxes below. (15 minutes = 1 mile and 1 box)
See the “Journey to the Manger” attachment, from December 1-25 our daily goal is to spend 15 minutes with the Lord.
If you need a bible verse to meditate on, take a look at the Advent study from She Reads Truth Advent Study or the YouVersion Bible App plan; “Names of God: Through Thanksgiving and Christmas”. You can use the 15 minutes of time to read, meditate, stretch, adjust your focus and don’t forget to keep track. In the name of Jesus, let’s allow this holiday season to be one filled with PEACE and let it begin with us. Join us every Wednesday from 9-9:30 EST for a FB LIVE workout fb.com/inneractivefitclub
Today’s intention: Matthew 6:25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

Holiday Body Commitment: favorite things

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Well Black Friday has already happened to us, the Small business Saturday #ShopSmall and Cyber Monday paid us a visit, but I think it’s worth praying over your Christmas shopping  to support all of our beautiful friends who have their own businesses!

 

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This post is dedicated to those shops, everything from online etsy stores, oils, Norwex, Lularoe, fitness attire, makeup, supplements and more! So if you have a shop please post your link in the comments so I can keep growing this thread and make my list!!!

Here’s my shop

Refresh Apparel https://refreshapparel.com

Revelation Wellness https://revelationwellness.org

 

Health & Beauty

 

Get Better with Oils http://bit.ly/oilswithamia

DoTerra Oils https://Mydoterra.com/traviskennedy

Juice Plus Www.ericalewis.juiceplus.com

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Hand Crafted Goods

Paperdoll Parker Creative https://m.facebook.com/Paperdoll-Parker-Creative…/

A Lady and a Lunberjack https://www.etsy.com/shop/aLadyandaLumberjack

House of Belonging https://thehouseofbelonging.etsy.com

Beautiful by Lain facebook.com/beautifulbylain

 

Happy Shopping and Supporting the movers and the makers!

What does faith require of us

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Faith requires our enduring patience and not our tendency to panic!

We need to resist the urge to take back control. It is difficult to fight against the desire to panic. During the process we will be tested by the reality we are experiencing. Our senses will tell us one thing and God’s Word will say another. Everything around us will be crying out for us to take back control. Don’t give in! Quote the word of God and remind yourself of His promises. (From the @youversion reading plan The Spiritual Fitness Manual)

Faith requires that we move when God says move

Oh friends a big GOD VISION has just come true!!! When The Holy Spirit whispered to me that He was equipping me to become like a shovel in His hands, that made absolutely no sense. But as He has carefully unpacked this revelation & brought me along side other women who answered the call; I’ve come to recognize that in His hands we could be used for things that looked odd, uncertain and flat out scary, but His strength would be the power behind the moving and the doing. With His hands He positions us to tear down walls, remove obstacles, and uncover the absolute brilliant light, fear busting Truth of who He is!!!

Friends this past Saturday we hosted a Mats and Mugs with Jesus event; this #matsandmugswithjesus is one of the treasures He has resurrected from under the lies of fear, rejection, and broken souls. THIS IS ONE OF HIS GEMS SHINING LIKE A LIGHTHOUSE! . . .

 

 

 

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Faith requires our worship

the time is coming—it has, in fact, come—when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. “It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.””
‭‭John‬ ‭4:23-24‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Listen friends, if ever there was a time I was hearing God shout this message  of free people free people it’s now.

I know with all that’s in me, we cannot share, what we do not have.

You’ve heard the saying; you can’t serve from an empty cup? Friends our faith that requires worship requires us to filled. But what are we filling ourselves with? God is calling us to be filled with the love, hope, grace and strength of Christ. Without Him, we will hustle hard and the pride of our accomplishments will fill us up as we search for the adoration and admonition of people and whoa, that fall is even harder.

For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 1 John 2:16

Whatever you are filling yourself with, (that’s worship by the way), this is what you begin to pour out. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.(Luke 6:45)

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Ok friends, time to unpack our next Guidepost to Wholehearted Living

Faith requires cultivating and letting go

Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting go of the need for certainty

 

Mats & Mugs with Jesus – a worship & fellowship opportunity was a leap of faith, a cultivating of trust completely uncertain of what it would be and how God might use it, who would receive it and what it looked like. That morning God revealed that He’s more interested in what happens in us that with what we are doing. Read what Kasey Shuler shared after the event…  

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Do you ever remain still during the day? While being fully awake? .
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This is a hard thing for me to do, especially in the middle of a coffee shop at Mats and Mugs via @momentemfocus 😝 Impatience arises in me, and I go back and forth between trying to pray and listening hard for the voice of the yoga instructor. Maybe she forgot about me? Maybe everyone else is already in a different pose and laughing at me for staying still? Then at the last moment when I think everyone is gone, @3hdeefitness the instructor comes by and massages my neck. I wasn’t expecting that! And what a sweet therapy it was for my aching head! .
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1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. – Psalm 23:1-3
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Afterwards, we talked about how the Lord “makes” us lie down in green pastures. Being still is not easy. Abiding at the feet of the Lord requires discipline, but when He shows up, it’s all worth it! .
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“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10

Faith requires us to commitment.

Faith is taking God at His word and believing your prayer will be answered. It’s the step beyond hope. Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future; faith is the courage to dance to it today!

Friends I’d like to invite you to join us for this holiday season (yeah I know who knew it would sneak up on us so quickly); join us for The Holiday Body Commitment (click here for details) and Weigh Less to Feed More (more info here). Beginning October 31 we will kick off a season of commitment, truth, patience and prayer. During this season we will also be hosting a few local opportunities for you to join us for a food drive/fundraiser…

Holiday Body Commitment:

  • Cost – FREE
  • Begins Oct 31 – December 24

Weigh Less to Feed More:

  • Cost – $60
  • Begins November 8 – December 27

YES YOU CAN DO BOTH! Faith requires us to do something!