A Rescue Mission

Life is full of ups and downs, trials and triumphs.  It’s certainly not predictable.  Often times life can be going along just fine, and then without any warning, it happens: a struggle we didn’t see coming. One that flips our world upside down and makes us reevaluate what’s important.  I like to think that I’m a pretty optimistic person and one that tries to find value in every situation, so when I had a life-interrupting struggle last year, I looked for meaning. This story is about how my struggle became a rescue mission. A time when God rescued me from myself and returned me to the life He intended for me. Continue reading

My Life Interrupted

I’m having a bit of a struggle right now. Not a mind-blowing, life-altering struggle, but it is a life-interrupting struggle.

You see, I am temporarily handicapped.

Two ligaments in my ankle were surgically repaired after I was told my ankle would never be the same, that I’d be susceptible to ankle sprains and my ankle popping out of socket the rest of my life if I didn’t fix them.

Excuse me? I can’t have ankle sprains all the time. Ow, painful life, and besides, I’m way too active for that. I thrive on running races, exercising, and just being active.

So now I’m on crutches for four weeks, in a boot for two weeks after that, and who knows what comes next? Maybe back in my brace for a few months?  Anyhow, I’m not allowed to put any weight on my injured leg. GAH! This is not a good thing for a mom who’s used to being on the go, getting things done, and being self-reliant. You don’t realize how much that skill (and by skill, I simply mean walking) impacts the rest of your life. Continue reading

Hi, I’m Amy!

cropped-screen-shot-2018-05-18-at-12-17-08-pmHi, there!  Thanks for checking out my page.  My name is Amy Jordan, and I’m so glad you’re here.  Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I’m a mother of two fabulous kids, Andrew and Allison, and married to a great guy named Michael (and if you didn’t catch that, yes, his name is Michael Jordan – we get the “you look a bit different” jokes all the time). I was a 4th grade teacher for 8 years, and then became a stay at home mom when my son was born in 2006.

Since I’ve taken on the role of stay-at-home mom, I’ve been an online instructor for a graduate class for teachers, and now I’ve become Beachbody coach.  Don’t know what that is?  I help you find a workout program that will fit your needs, invite you try Shakeology, which is my secret weapon when it comes to nutrition, and then support you on your fitness journey in one of our private accountability groups.  You’ll have everything you need to get results.  It’s not as much fun to do this on your own, so let’s do it together! Continue reading