A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones (Prov 17:23)
Faith THEN fitness, that’s what my mentor Alisa Keeton from Revelation Wellness says!
The value we place on how we take care of our bodies is a result of the conviction (not condemnation or comparison) in our own hearts.
Faith, fitness, health, wholeness, diet, weight loss, body image; these topics continue to be at the top of most women’s list of either subtle concern or unhindered focus. Today the messages that link health to hope are as powerful and important as ever. Honestly, this is the passion behind why I keep movin’. This desire to truly allow God to access our hearts, to search the hidden places and remove anything that could be holding us back from living abundantly blessed lives.
This month that’s where we are putting our focus: on learning to love the best of who we are & losin’ the rest that weighs us down!
Why this FOCUS?
Because there’s this often used saying in the fitness world that goes something like; “summer bodies are made in the winter” and I can recall a time when I was a crazy cardio lady wrapped up in my warped understanding of what “she looks so fit” should be; at all cost; and in my beast-mode mindset I pushed that deception down people’s throats. Friends, fit doesn’t look like anything. Fit is how you feel from deep within the core of your soul. Fit is when your life isn’t steered by your decisions. Fit is when you have crazy faith that God is still who He says He is even in the midst of a wild storm. Fit is when you see your reflection in the mirror, you see who God designed, flawsome (there’s a whole conversation about that); and you don’t compare your reflection with any other person nor do you measure your value by the number on the scale, the letters behind your name, the list of mistakes and regrets that Satan keeps trying to remind your of. Fit is a work of imperfect progress.
FIT IS A HEALTHY SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY – COMPLETE & WHOLE IN CHRIST!
And we celebrate it EVERYDAY!
We’re going to unwrap this whole thing one day at a time, one conversation at a time and one move at a time.
Why this FOCUS will work:
BECAUSE WE WILL GET FIT TOGETHER AND BE FIT ALL YEAR!
“Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn’t pleased at being ignored.”
Romans 8:5-8 MSG
I’ve always hosted a February challenge and it’s always been centered around love or the heart, but as I was putting the finishing touches on this new FOCUS I thought of Lara Casey’s commitment to the most amazing revelation that there’s nothing magical about January 1st! RIGHT? I mean can I get an A M E N!!!
So here we are starting this in February, dispelling the myth that if you didn’t start in January you’re already behind. Not to mention I’ve got boxing gloves on ready to fight the idea that we are getting fit for the 30 days. Yes our February FOCUS is 30 days but then comes March and April, then June and July, August, September… Our FOCUS is to Be Fit All Year! To be TRANSFORMED!!!!
Freedom smack dab in the middle of the winter! We ain’t gotta wait til summer to celebrate our bodies. Heck no, we start TODAY!!! Go ahead give yourself a hug, a pat on the back, a whoop whoop or whatever it takes because YOU ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!!
I am so excited to do this with you and excited to bring more friends to join us, so PLEASE invite your people! Tell them they NEED this, tell them they WANT this! Did I mention, there’s a giveaway…Oh yeah, there’s that. 🙂
Anyway, I am kinda giddy because our challenge is sponsored by BeFit!!!!
BeFit has created a whole-life, healthy living program that combines a workout calendar, workout videos, and nutritional supplements to help you live your healthiest lifestyle possible.
Transformation begins TODAY!!! Our February FOCUS begins February 1st and registration details are posted over here… (PSSST – don’t forget to share this post with a friend, tweet it, facebook it , pin it… )
I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship. Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete. Romans 12:1-2 The Voice
Oh friends!!! Let’s do this. FOR REAL! It’s time to get inneractive!!!
DISCLOSURE: This year’s February challenge is sponsored by BeFit through an awesome opportunity I received as a Sweat Pink Ambassador!