“Our decisions aren’t just isolated choices. Our decisions point our lives in the direction we’re about to head.”—Lysa TerKeurst
Our decisions are all tied together to eventually lead us to where we now find ourselves. And in September of 2015, a chain of bad decisions brought me to my knees. My marriage was suffering, my health was suffering...I was suffering.
“Show me a decision and I’ll show you a direction.” I learned the hard way that all my decisions were connected, and I didn’t like the direction they were taking me.
It took the right education, the right tools, and the right people to help me change directions. I now love where my positive decisions have taken me. And my most recent decision was to knock out Day 17/100!!!
I want to be a “prudent” person who sees the danger in wrongful decisions and takes refuge in the Lord. I don’t want to be “simple” and keep going down the same path only to pay the penalty. (Proverbs 27:12 emphasis mine). So how about you? Are you liking the direction your decisions are taking you? Or do you need to make some adjustments like I needed to? I’m here to help😊
Huge victory tonight that I just have to share with all my friends😃! Watch these 2 super short clips and celebrate with me👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻
It’s been a super long road to this point (and I’m not 💯% yet), but I’m a heck of a lot closer than I was in April of 2018 when I put the boot on for the first time.
Whatever you are facing, friends...
😌DON’T GIVE UP.
😌KEEP BELIEVING IN YOU.
😌SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOU, MOTIVATE YOU, and UNCONDITIONALLY LOVE YOU...through the good times and the bad.
Yes, I was nearly in tears😅 Why?! Cause I almost skipped this workout. I was exhausted from dispensing pain meds to Kaden every 3 hours since yesterday morning (still have 2 more nights to go through). I was tired from driving to Torrington today to get him moved back in for college to begin next week. I just wanted to go to bed. BUT...had I given into my excuses, I wouldn’t have experienced this awesome victory on Day 16/100. Sooooo...here’s to squashing the excuses and getting the job done.
Do you need to keep pushing forward?Do you need someone to believe in you until you’re strong enough to yourself?
Do you need surrounded by a community that will always be there for you?
Do you need to squash some excuses?
Let’s chat. My next wave of MM💯 is kicking off soon!
#liftheavy#howtobeabadass Being a badass might mean different things to different people. To me...it means being true to yourself by honoring even the parts of yourself you once didn’t like. If I’d had my way as a teenager, I’d have had a nose job, thigh tuck, and been made into a robot that didn’t *feel* but only *did* as she was programmed. // Fortunately, I didn’t get my way! Part of body confidence is accepting (and hopefully someday embracing) the things that are a bit messier...the imperfections. // I stopped playing soccer in high school because I thought it created my #thunderthighs ...ummm no.... Now my weightlifting builds legs that are so strong that people want me to train them...to have the same for themselves. // I used to hate my nose...and now shudder at the thought of how odd I’d look if I had a different one. // and those messy emotions... they once were the frightening unknown in my daily life ... and now they are the primary connector between me and others. // Invite in some of the messiness of life...so that it has a place to heal, transform, and be infused with grace. Because beauty is a birthright. But it is only allowed if we honor what is. #honorwhatis#bygracealone#beautyasyouare#inabodyyoulove#strengthforlife#the_fittest_me#beyourself#birthright#bythegraceofgod#weightliftingforresults#insideout#leadwithkindness#personaltrainingstudio#suwaneega#starttoday#actnow
Come rain, come shine, we must deliver... no excuses. Work continues after the infusion 😁. Spot the cannula.
You won't understand, I don swallow this money far tey so it will be disastrous to fail this couple on their special day so I managed to be strong through the aches & weakness, at the end we triumphed & came out stronger.
My clients are happy & that was really therapeutic 😁. Thank God I am better now😁. I repeat, to be an entrepreneur no be beans
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Hard to believe that in 20 days my baby girl will be married. Where did the time go?? Don’t blink, sweet Mommas...don’t blink😌 Cranked out Day 14/100 after an amazing wedding shower spent with our church family. Better late than never on this awesome day.
I’ve come across a few posts on my personal Facebook regarding the recent defection of 2 influential Christians. Some arguing that we (Christians) should not be judging and simply showing LOVE because God is love. Another argument is stating that Christian’s should stop making scripture an idol (what?) because the word of God has a name and his name is Jesus- therefore we are idolizing scripture and pompously thumping our bibles around. This is so disheartening.
If one leaves the Christian faith found in Jesus Christ, they never knew the true Christ. The foundation was built on a system or who YOU wanted God to be. So many of these popular “Christian” “leaders” leaving the faith- their foundation was never actually built on the solid rock. The mark of a true Christian is one who holds fast to their faith and trust in God- in the midst of trials, persecution, guilt etc. Those whose faith is easily swayed by their “circumstances”, trials, or the things of this world are not truly in Christ nor abiding in the vine (John 15).
The church has lacked GREATLY in the value of teaching scripture. So many are falsely professing under a “raising of the hand”, repeating the sinners pray, asking Jesus into your heart, or simply responding to a “call” where the gospel was literally NEVER presented to them (all while these numbers are tallied up for the church to say X amount of people were saved this Sunday). These “defectors” are typically attracted to what they (falsely) believe the church is- because of the crowds, the excitement of the supernatural, interested in earthly benefits they will attain through “faith”, what a life of positive confession will provide them (if they speak it, believe it, hope it, it will come to you- this is WRONG and when this doesn’t happen they are left disappointed, in turn cursing God and denouncing faith). The church itself is not presenting a true depiction of the gospel message.
Christians are to love. Yes. John defines love as obedience to Gods commands (2 John 1:6). Gods love is a challenging doctrine to grasp- and sadly it has been so abused and distorted by others. God’s LOVE is not to be used broadly as a (cont in comments)
What do you want to become?🤔We are asked that question all the time when we are little kids.
I followed the traditional path of finishing high school and going onto college. I got my degree in Business Education with a middle school endorsement and coaching certifications in volleyball, basketball, and track.
I knew I always wanted to teach, encourage, inspire, and coach people. I also knew I wanted to be the best wife and momma I could be. For the last nearly 26 years, I've been striving to be all those things.
But as my season of life keeps changing so does who I want to become. I decided nearly 4 years ago to not follow the “traditional” route any longer. I decided to step out of my comfort zone, to face the opposition and doubt of others, and to conquer my own fears to pursue what was setting my soul on fire. I decided to help give hope and healing to others through healthy living.
I believed that my past misery could become my present ministry. I believed that I could share my life's story and help to create a powerful change in the lives of others...that same powerful change I had undergone. I believed that if people would allow me into their lives and trust me with their hearts I could empower, inspire, and love them to greatness. I believed I could do all these things...so I did!!! #pastmiserypresentministry#ibelievedicouldsoidid
Ever feel like your life is just one giant modification? Welcome to my world...let’s be friends😂❤️😂
How did this happen? I was just 17 and playing college ball. I was just 26 and chasing my first kiddo around. I was just...you get the picture.
But now I’m 50 recovering from 4 surgeries in 2.5 years. But now I’m struggle with SDDD and RSD everyday. But now I’m...you get this picture too😉
I’m so thankful for progress, yet dealing with the realization that some modifications will be for life. I’m ok with that, because modifications mean I’m still moving and this girl has so many reasons to “move”.
I’m serious, if you’re struggling I’m here for you...let’s be friends👭👫👭
I know it sounds so cliche, but sometimes we DO need to STOP "and smell the roses". Take a step back, breathe, look at our lives and ask ourselves what am I busy with and does it make ME happy?
There is so much peer pressure out there- we often loose ourselves trying to be who others want us to be, or simply trying to be like someone else we know or follow on social media.
God created you to his image. You are unique, special, precious. You matter to Him. Know that. Embrace that. Then start YOUR journey (again). May it be an adventure!
I’ve had many new faces come to my page, and I want to take a minute to introduce myself to you and share a few things my old friends might not know about me yet either. I’m just a simple gal deeply loving 1 man, raising 3 kind humans, and serving the Lord...all by grace alone.
•a size 0
•a 20 something •a personal trainer
•all about eating clean 💯% of the time •super cut with bulging muscles (working on it)
•going to gag you by shoving my lifestyle down your throat •a momma of little ones
•sitting at home watching soap operas by the hour
•a size 8-10
•50 years old
•on a health journey with a passion to help others
•a surgery warrior (having 4 in 2.5 years)
•a sharer with a servant’s heart. I love to share my struggles, victories, set backs and more
•using my past misery as my present ministry
•eating less than healthy food too
•a stretch marks, scars (many scars) and cellulite kinda gal, but I also have muscles and am strong
•a chronic RSD and SDDD sufferer
•teaching how exercise is beneficial for EVERYONE, in some form (even while recovering from multiple surgeries)
•sharing stories and exercises and answering your questions
•a momma to 3 adult children and my nest is almost empty (one daughter getting married in September)
•a giver of hope through healthy living
•a lover of push mowing my yard, driving a tractor, growing flowers, etching glass, scrapbooking, walking down my ole’ dirt road, and loving on my fur babies.
You see you don’t have to have reached all your goals to feel good, look good, or do good things!
You just need some dedication and determination to make better choices for your life and to surround yourself with support, motivation, encouragement, and unconditional love.
So nice to meet ya’ll. Thanks for stopping by, can’t wait to get to know you all better too.
Kicking off week 2 (day 8/100) on the right foot...literally. It’s too hard to kick anything off with my left foot yet😂
Today’s workout was martial arts inspired. Took me back to my Tae Kwon Do days.
Are you someone who gets bored easily while working out? Well, this is for you. There’s something new everyday...yep, 💯 unique routines...⭕️ boredom.
11 ladies joined me in nailing 7/7 to start our 100 Workout challenge off strong. So what’s holding you back? Are you ready to join us?
Some might think we are crazy to workout even on the day of her Bachelorette party...we call it committed🙌🏻💯🙌🏻
Find something that sets your soul on fire and do that thing!! What are you committed to?
Death, you sure have a way of coming in like the destructive force you can be, don't you? Seems to be a huge chain reaction lately... the last call I got not an hour ago... that's the one that shook me to the core. That's the one I had to sit up, and realign my perspective, right now. You take and take and take, death. But you can't take away the memories, or the life they had until you came to collect every demons pound of flesh. Nor could you take away what's left right in front of us... it's said, "That you get busy living, or you get busy dying." I will never be anybody's tragedy again. No ones narcissism, psycho, or anything will take one more minute of what I have left. #iamnotyourtragedy#getbusyliving#oneshot#onechance#overcomer#bygracealone#byHisstripes#thepastcanthurtmeanymore#itaintdyingimtalkingaboutitsliving
”You look happier”, is one of the greatest compliments a person can receive.
Isn’t this the truth? Yeah, the weight and inches are gone....but oh, this smile👇🏻
This smile wasn’t always here. It had left me for a long time only to return when circumstances forced it. I felt like such a poser with a yellow, paper plate smile covering my face when deep inside I fet like I was dying😃😭
This beautiful gem found its way back to my face because of the never ending support, encouragement, accountability, motivation, and unconditional love of my social sisters and my fit family.
Community is where it’s at for me...and speaking of community, we are having a Ladies Night at the Tiger Plunge this evening. If you’d like to grab some ice tea, cup of coffee, or whatever your go to is you can join us at 6 pm to hangout and visit.
The world need more smiles...let’s start by seeing yours!
Kylee and I (and a whole passel of clients) wrapped up Day 3 of our 100 Workout Challenge this morning.
Is the thought of committing to 100 workouts scary? Yep, and so is the thought that I won’t be healthy enough to stay active in the lives of my kids and future grandkids.
Is the thought of making healthier food choices over the next 100 days overwhelming? Yep, but so is the thought of dying young from some lifestyle related illness like many of my family members have.
This midlife momma of the bride is doing everything she can to be as healthy as she can for as long as she can.
I’ve got some pretty important reasons “WHY” I do what I do. How about you? Have you thought about your reasons why? I’d love to chat and help you develop a plan, equip you with the tools, and support you along the way.
That’s what I do as your coach...that’s what I do as your friend😊
Many of my family and friends have watched my health yo-yo up and down for years...going from one quick fix to another...dropping to 129 pounds and then reaching the unhealthy 200 mark. My life lacked knowledge, discipline, and most importantly, support.
I'm thankful everyday that I was brought to tears on 9/9/2015, just 2 days before my 47 birthday...knowing that if I didn't make a change my life was going to end tragically (just like many of my family members) from a life style related illness...and CHANGE I DID!!!
🌟You see me post about my workouts.
🌟You see me share pics of food.
🌟You've gotten an invitation from me before.
🌟You completed a challenge group with me.
🌟You wonder what in the world "Beachbody" is.
🌟You've seen me gain my confidence and love of live back.
🌟You've seen me lose 20+ inches and 40 pounds.
Why do I share the above posts faithfully on social media??? Because if I can empower, inspire, and unconditionally love just 1️⃣ person and help them change their life for the better...it has ALL been worth it.
BUT HERE'S WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT SEE....
🤔 You haven't seen my weekly paychecks.
🤔You haven't seen free bags of Shakeology delivered to my door.
🤔You thought I enjoyed exercising all the time.
🤔You might think I just want your money.
🤔You don't see me work extra hours.
🤔You don't realize that all I want is to help change your life.
FRIENDS....being a challenger in my Fit For Life Community just might change your life...just like it did mine!!
And heck, this "coaching" thing could be for you too and you don't even know it yet. My team is doing a one day informational group on Monday the 12th, and I’d love for you to join me. Just drop a comment, your favorite emoji or GIF, or shoot me a PM.
What do you have to lose by listening in? Nothing!! What do you have to gain? EVERYTHING😊
It’d be easy to become frustrated with my foot issue. It’d be easy to become overwhelmed with my growing to do list. It’d be easy to grumble at interruptions coming at me all day. But instead, I’m going to twist things around and be thankful.
I’m thankful I’m still not in a cast or on a scooter. I’m thankful that in this beautiful season of life there is an opportunity to bless others. I’m thankful that people trust my judgment and look to me for inspiration.
It’s all in your outlook. How about you? How’s your outlook today??
I refuse to have my joy stolen.
Not today Satan...not today (and tomorrow isn’t looking good for you either😂) #nottodaysatan#cantstealmyjoy
Four days of travel and Oliver + I are finally to our destination. Feeling so blessed to be able to have my sweet boy on this trip so I can show him the beauty of the southwest.
Guess what?????? TODAY is the day I’ve been waiting for.
My challenge group kicked off the newest program in our Beachbody library of fitness called Morning Meltdown 💯!!!
The creator is Jericho McMatthews (my favorite redhead), and she is one inspiring momma!! She put together a program that will transform your life if you are UP FOR THE CHALLENGE...I know I am🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️
Some things I love most about this program...
❤️The workouts are all 20-30 minutes long. (Great for us busy people)🤩
❤️Each workout is uniquely different. No boredom here.
❤️There is a modifier in every workout (actually 2)...praise Jesus🤗 So no matter what your fitness level is (or if you are recovering from surgeries like me) you can begin on day 1 and progress your way through with me.
❤️There is a live DJ to get you pumped up to workout!🎤🎧🎹
I'm thrilled to be hosting a MM💯 GROUP where we’ll walk you through the program, help you instill some good habits, learn about nutrition, keep you accountable to your commitment, support you, encourage you, and help you reach your goals!!!
👉🏻👉🏻check out my stories for some Day 1 action!
Drop me a comment or shoot me a message if you’d like to get started too!! I’d love to have you be a part of my fitness community!!
With a bridal shower, dress shopping, and birthday party, this weekend has been filled with lots of laughs, lots of memories, lots of love, and lots of amazing food🥰😬😂
But tomorrow, I start walking down my personal road to 💯!
I’ll be working on my nutrition and prepping skills, getting in a minimum of 10,000 steps, staying hydrated, and knocking out 💯 uniquely awesome workouts.
But more than that, I’ll be working on my own personal development, improving my leadership skills, staying accountable to my commitment, increasing my own belief and trust, and of course, loving myself...every dang day!
I’m looking for more growth, for more transformation, for more change...I’m looking for MORE!!! Seriously, what can possibly change in 💯 different workouts, tracker pages, journal entries, quotes, logs, measurements, breathless grunts, some tears, sweat, and laughter......what???? I’m willing to find out for myself!!!
If YOU gave yourself the option to BE 100, would you???? 💯❤️💯❤️💯
I already believe you can commit with me!! Want to find out??🔥🔥🔥🔥 #mommaofthebride#gloriouspredicament#myroadtoMM100
Come out of the denominations and the religion - Christ did not save you to keep you in an organisation or any religious set up under rules and regulations. He saved you and I by paying a Costly price on that Cross to lead us into an intimate wholly giving relationship.
I pray this day that may the Lord break every religious mindset and denominational loyalty you have. May the Lord break every religious traditions and lead you into a divine relationship and cause you to experience the freedom.
Which of these books has the more impressive heroes?
The one with Marvel’s Avengers or the one with Christ Alone’s members?
Don’t miss tomorrow’s sermon where we’ll discover what happens when God brings ordinary people together to do extraordinary things.
By Grace Alone Part 2
But for the Grace of God, life is new every morning, and I can look forward to a long and satisfying life
But for the Grace of God, I am saved from myself, and a life of regrettable living
But for the Grace of God, I know love, I receive love and can love
But for the Grace of God, I have peace even when in the midst of the strom
But for the Grace of God, I have joy even when all that is around me seems to crumble down
But for the Grace of God, I have a confident expectation of good for my tomorrow
But for the Grace of God, I can do all things, I know all things, and I have all things
But for the Grace of God, I am bold and courageous, strong and free
But for the Grace of God, I can say a thing and it shall come to pass, I can lay my hands on the sick and they be made well
But for the Grace of God, I have a kingdom that is not of this world, and inheritance that doesn't not rot or spoil
But for the Grace of God, I go from victory to victory, from strength to strength and life is worth living
But for the Grace of God, I am never alone, neither am I without help or comfort, even in trying times
But for the Grace of God, God is LOVE. .
#ByGraceAlone#SavedByGrace#GraceLiving#GraceCame#Grace&Truth #Jesus#GraceRevolution#GraceDispensation#GracePoems#GracedUp#JesusisLord#GodisLove#John1:17 #Ephesians2:8
#CalgaryJerry&I Part 2 📷 @sidhuproduction
What a day this has been! Started with a killer workout with my girl and then a serious ugly cry for this momma😭
In less than a month this beautiful birthday girl will be married and starting her own traditions. Today was the last day I’d make birthday pancakes for this girl to eat off our special plate. I was crying so hard I grabbed the wrong measuring spoon and added a teaspoon of salt instead of half a teaspoon. If she noticed, she didn’t say so😂😉 22 years ago she made her debut into the world! I can't get enough of her kind servant's heart, her infectious laughter, her drive to accomplish all her dreams, her beautiful smile, and her love for her family.
I enjoyed having dinner with you, kiddo. I love you with all my heart, and am so very proud of the beautiful young women you have become. Happy Birthday, Kylee Bear!!! ---Love, Momma
PS: I can’t believe how quickly the time flies. To all my momma friends out there...don’t blink😌
It’s a rough life hanging at the beach with kids all day 😉 #ephesians#livingword#walkwithJesus#bygracealone
If you are living and breathing, then the heavenly Father has a purpose for you, a ministry to fulfill.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12