What a great message to start 2014!
This is the first day of the Jesus Calling for kids devotional that I read (almost) every morning with my kids. When we start the day with God’s truth it’s amazing how that can affect our attitude. My challenge this year is to start every day in God’s presence, quietly seeking Him and His will for my day and my life and letting the noise of the world grow dim. I know that this is the key to every other struggle in my world – food, money, relationships, wants, desires, frustrations. Only God can fill and heal all the areas I struggle with and even the area’s I don’t even realize I struggle with.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33
Hope you have an amazing 2014!
That’s right ladies summer is just 10 weeks away. It will be HOT, we will hopefully get to lay by the pool or the beach, and we will surely be outside often either working in the yard, going on hikes, or playing with the kids. Please don’t let this be a summer that you need to hide under a cover up or feel uncomfortable in your own skin. We are God’s girls made perfect and beautiful and this could be your summer to be healthy, strong, and fit just as God intended!
We have 10 little challenges for the next 10 weeks, because we know you can do it!!!
- Start a Journal Start keeping track of each day- your lessons from God, your food, and your workout. Make sure to write your victories and failures and learn from them!
- Sign up and Train for a race – This is not just great for you but usually a charity is involved with this goal. So find something that gets you motivated. You can race with Becca and I in the Rugged Maniac in NJ or the Patriot Games at Peace Valley Park in PA (info isn’t out yet for this race but we will keep you posted)
- Lose up to 20 pounds (crazy right, just 2 pounds per week) by tracking your food and keeping exercise a priority you can do it. Check out our food diaries and workout routine if you need any help or ideas.
- Find your fitness love Make it your goal to find something you love to do that requires you to break a sweat. Try Zumba, weight lifting, tennis, running, biking, Spinning, or TRX. The list goes on and on but try a bunch until you find something that makes you feel great, has you looking forward to your next time, and something you will “love”! I promise everyone has something they just haven’t found it yet
- Achieve a fitness goal- complete 100 pushups or 5? Run 5 miles or 3? do 10 pull ups or 2? Whatever your goal is see it through, but be sure to set a new one!
- Find 10 Healthy new meals you love keep trying and experimenting until you find super healthy foods that you don’t just eat to be healthy but because they are delicious and you love them! Make sure to write the recipes and the meals down because I promise you will forget! Then be sure to share them with us
- One Day at a time Focus on each day, not 10 weeks.
- Find a workout buddy start asking friends and family if they would like to workout with you and hopefully in the next 10 weeks you can find someone that will buddy up and hold you accountable.
- Find Balance – over the next 10 weeks aim for balance. Do not beat yourself up when you eat something you shouldn’t but pat yourself on the back when you overcome a temptation. Depriving yourself will never work it is about moderation and balance.
- Draw closer to God This should be your most important goal because nothing else matters!
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
Every time I lose focus about why I do what I do I’m a mess. I will be taking on these challenges with all of you over the next 10 weeks and I’m going to run this race to win a crown that will last forever, not in my own strength but God’s, what about you?