What Is Your Struggle?

Obviously food and body image has been a life long struggle for me!  I started this blog with my cousin (who had a similar struggle) because for the first time in my life I felt FREE and I want everyone to have the same victory!!!

Six years ago God woke me up to who He is, why I’m here, and He has taught me to trust Him with every aspect of life.  I never realized what a problem my relationship with food was until God showed me.  I love food and eating, but it can ruin me.  Eat healthy for a day, binge the next,  start Monday, maybe next week all while I’d beat myself up every time I’d get dressed and the cycle went on since I was at least 13.  I’ve said before I’ve tried every diet only to gain the weight back!

So what changed?  It started with my boo tcamp , I invited friends to workout together and it got huge (it was so God’s doing).  At the time I  was still over weight and insecure with myself.  Then God gave me an idea to do a bible study with my boot campers and we did Made To Crave by Lysa TerKeurst here is a great interview with her and what it’s all about!

CBN TV – Lysa TerKeurst: Made to Crave.

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That bible study gave me a whole new perspective and really opened my eyes to how Satan uses food as the number one drug to destroy God’s people.

(The problem is bigger then drugs and sex combined)

With God I was able to not get skinny but get in the best shape of my life, both mentally and physically.  Now he has put me in the position to help others with the same battle and no words can say how amazing that it!!!

Step 1 – get with God!!!

Step 2 – I can give you the tools and knowledge, just reach out to me at shannonclelli@gmail.com

Step 3 – be encouraged,  find a friend or friends to go through this journey with you and if you want me to help you I will be your greatest cheerleader 🙂

The holiday’s are coming, arm yourself with the tools to not allow food to control or destroy you but fuel you in to who God designed you to be!

My mom shared this with me and I know it’s true

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

Life Update!!

The theme in my house lately has been “so much to do, so little time” but I want to give a highlights real of what has been happening in the Lelli FAMILY!

My big boys had birthdays, Evan turned 9 and Trey turned 10 a few days later!  The boys chose a quick over night stay at the great wolf lodge to celebrate instead of birthday parties (they are brilliant Winking smile)!!

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Next, we had our 12 year wedding anniversary (for some reason I kept saying 13 but just realized it was 12)!

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Marriage is such a journey with great highs and lows!  We have grown up together (we started dating when I was 17)! We have renovated lots of homes, we’ve had lots of babies, we’ve opened business, sold businesses, and changed so much in the 19 years we’ve been together.  The lesson I’m learning right now is to never stop dating and keep each other a priority! The minute life gets busy it’s easy to put each other on the back burner and drift apart.  We are doing what I like to call a little marriage boot camp.  We are going to counseling and started a new routine of having a date once a week, whether it’s breakfast or dinner just a time to connect in our crazy worlds.  I don’t want our marriage to just survive I want it to be amazing and words can’t express how awesome it has been, (not easy, but awesome)!! Our counselor had us find our love languages at 5 Love Languages  that alone was a great learning experience!

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Workouts have been really fun and all over the place!  This is the last week of my park boot camp, which no words can share how much I love the women that have been a part of it and I’m sad to see it go until the spring. Becca and I still workout at 5:30am together at the gym!  We have lots of new friends that have started joining us too.  You might even see as many as 9 women invading the weight room on a random day…

the boys probably hate us…lol!

Here is one of my favorite workouts recently, don’t let it scare you just try it!!

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To learn the moves you can go here!

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Clean & Jerk

FOOD…… OH FOOD!!!  How I love food and wow….. I have had an over abundance of it for sure!!!….birthday’s, anniversary, parties, and more!!!

Here is the good news, I haven’t gained a pound!!! This time of year has always been hard for me but this year I have the tools and God to stay on track!! 

101912I am still LOVING my shake, I have it every day and feel amazing because of it – hair, skin, nails, are great and cravings stay away!  Everyone around me is loving the shakes too, I’m so excited about that!!

The 21 day fix has been awesome!  At anytime I can pull out my containers and eat perfectly so I don’t feel awful!!

This little 3 day quick fix that came with the 21 day fix is the best secret weapon, it resets your body to get off the sugar and cut the carb cravings!!10198

On a Spiritual note – This sums up what GOD has been showing me!

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Nothing else matters!  God has put so many people in my life that I am getting to help and encourage but I am useless in my own strength.  Trusting Him with everything in my life is the scariest but most exciting place to be.

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Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With Love, Shannon