How is taking care of our bodies a spiritual practice?

Have you considered WHY it’s important to take care of our bodies?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says:

It’s super important to understand that our bodies are God’s new temple

In the Old Testament, God’s temple was a physical place where God’s spirit dwelled, and only a lucky few got to be in God’s presence.  But once Jesus died for us and he sent the Holy Spirit to live IN us, God’s temple is now our bodies, and we all have full access to Him and His power! That’s pretty awesome if you stop and think about it.

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15 Simple Activities to Help you Connect with God

Have you been longing for a closer relationship with God but you’re not really sure what that means or how to go about it?  Or maybe you’re  looking for a way to reconnect again to feel more of His peace and power?

If these sound like you, then I have something that might help! I created a list of 15 simple activities aimed at helping you connect with God. Most of them aren’t very hard or take much time, but the return on your investment will be worth the effort!

The goal was to provide different avenues that all lead to one place: helping you see that God is all about RELATIONSHIP and not religion. He wants to connect with you, help you feel peace in this crazy world, and find strength in relying on His power. I know I’m always up for ways to get closer to God, so I thought maybe you would be too.

If that sounds like something you’d be interested in receiving for FREE, please click HERE to receive the PDF instantly and also in your email inbox.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Looking back, I see God’s Faithfulness

When I stop to think about it, it’s kind of crazy how things work out. But as I look back, I know God had a hand in it all.⠀

🔹I started college in physical therapy and felt the nudge to switch to education ONE WEEK before a deadline to apply for a yearlong internship at an elementary school for about 15 participants (spoiler alert; I got in and it was exactly what I needed). ⠀

🔹After teaching for a few years, I was led to pursue my Master’s degree. I found a great program designed specifically for teachers. The focus was teaching reading and writing to my students and helped me improve my own craft. (Spoiler alert: I received my degree, and the training was just what I needed.)⠀

🔹When I became a mom and decided to stay home with our kids (and they weren’t in school yet), I took an online class to renew my teaching license. When I completed the course, the school ended up offering me a job! I could be an online instructor collaborating back and forth with teachers (through writing) about brain-based research and how to incorporate it into their teaching. I could make my own hours and still do ALL the mom things (spoiler alert: I took it and it was exactly what I needed to keep my brain functioning like an adult, but it wasn’t very lucrative 😜). ⠀

🔹When my kids both entered full time school, I prayed for a job where I could earn an income and use my gifts to help others while still having a flexible schedule. BOOM. Fitness coaching came into my life. And looky here…I get to TEACH, WRITE, and share about God’s goodness ONLINE every day!

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Have you thought to incorporate prayer into your fitness journey?

Have you thought to incorporate prayer into your fitness journey?

Today’s day 1 of our new online fitness challenges, and here’s 3 reasons why I won’t forget to start with prayer every day…

How Feeling “Off” Can be a Direct Correlation to our Connection with God

I’ve been feeling off lately. Falling victim to…

My inner critic. 🙇🏼‍♀️
Lack of motivation. ☹️
Trying to gain approval from the world. 🌎

It all comes down to this one thing…not being deeply connected to my Creator.

Here’s how I’m getting back on the path to a deep love relationship with Him. 💕

Please share your own routines that help you build your relationship with God so you feel your true worth.

Super Bowl Sweet Potato Skins

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The SUPER BOWL is around the corner!

Usually that means snack time, and often times those snacks are unhealthy, zero nutrient snacks!! What if this year you brought something tasty AND healthy that gives your body nourishment?

Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, as well as containing an array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potato is that they’re high in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed.

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6 Reasons You Might Fail with Your 2019 Fitness Resolutions

Did you make fitness resolutions for 2019?  If so, I really hope and pray you achieve your goals!!  Unfortunately, many people make those goals only give up by February.

Here are 6 pitfalls I want you to consider so you don’t fail this year…

 

 

New Workout Program for 2019!

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I hope you’re having a nice holiday season and are looking forward to a little downtime with family. I’m excited to have a slower pace with school and sports being on hold for a couple of weeks and just enjoying each other’s company.

With a new year on the horizon, I know a lot of people take this time to set new goals, and quite often at least one of those goals is to become healthier, more fit, and/or more confident. As you consider all of your options, would you take a moment to consider our next online fitness challenge? We’ll all be following an exercise program called Transform :20 together – the workouts are only 20 minutes and each of the workouts are different!! There’s no repeat of any workout throughout this program, so we can’t use the excuses that we’re bored or don’t have time!

I tried the sample workout, and I was burning, breathing heavily, and sweating, but I was excited for more!

If you’d like to try the sample workout, you can for HERE for FREE!

Ok, so let’s say you try that workout (or at least watch it for a bit and like what you see), and want to know more about the challenge. What will the challenge entail?

• VIP Early Access to Transform :20 (and hundreds of other workouts – it’s like Netflix for workouts)
• Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
Shakeology (dense nutrition shake for 30 days)
Shakeology Shaker Cup
• 3 Step Stickers
• Wall Calendar/Tracker
• 6-Week Transformation Tracker
• Get Started Guide
• Beachbody Nutrition Guide
• Beachbody Step (optional)
* Multiple meal plans
* Accountability, motivation, and fitness and nutrition tips in a private app
* Ongoing support in future graduate groups

All you have to do is commit, show up, put in the work, and you’ll get results!

Check out these transformations in just 6 weeks!

 

Want to consider doing this program with us? Simply fill out this very quick questionnaire, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Cheers to a healthier 2019!

Amy

P.S. Here’s the promo video if you’d like to see a little more about the program.