Posts Tagged "weight loss"

As your waist size decreases, is your heart increasing?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Faith, Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Question? Are you obsessed with the numbers on your scale? Are you so obsessed that you have lost your heart along the way? I ask this because we as women tend to define ourselves by the numbers on the scale, the size of our clothes, but we lose our hearts and souls that is for eternity. Eternity cannot be defined by numbers, we cannot comprehend eternity, but idolizing those numbers as a Woman of God is a sin. Now let me ask this, As your waist size decreases, is your heart increasing? Yes, I too idolized those numbers on the scale and yet caught myself as I weighed myself for the first time in a week hoping to be under a number. Then I shook my head, “Jasmine, but the Lord does not care about those numbers, he cares about your heart and wants your heart to increase in its size.” As I learned in my Mom’s group in our recent study is: The first step in change is….heart. When we are riddled with hatred, guilt, negative emotions, beating ourselves up with negative self talk, our hearts shrink. Those around us feel that shrinkage in our attitudes and behavior. And our souls begin to die 3 John 1:2 states: “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” So if our health prospers doesn’t mean we can neglect what is in our hearts, whether it is how we treat others, our families, as they take the brunt of our actions and behaviors, and how we treat ourselves. When we become content in just being healthy vs. being skinny, that is honoring the Lord, being healthy is honoring Him, not being in those skinny jeans. You can’t take those skinny jeans with you to Heaven, when He asks you at the Pearly Gates: “I ask you, did you learn to love?” That is all He cares about, our hearts and HOW we loved. Remember the story of the Grinch? Just like the Grinch’s heart was so small and filled with hatred, it changed, because he learned to love… Romans 14:17: “…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy...

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I am doing The Gunnar Challenge for 8-weeks

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Fitness, Gunnar Challenge, Weight Loss | 0 comments

I filled out a survey to do The Gunnar Challenge and was selected to give it a try for 8-weeks. Now typically I hate following “programs” because I do not believe one size is a fit all. I did the Jillian Michael’s program though a Klout Perk I had earned and I thought the workouts were fantastic, but the nutrition part is not for me. And I did not finish following through each and every workout. (lack of sleep from my son, dealing with life sometimes gets in the way of my fitness, I am just like you!) Since I follow a complicated diet (gluten, soy, dairy, corn free including no oats, buckwheat or red meats), The Gunnar Challenge will be the same way. I will have to modify the diet to my needs. So this time, I am having you hold me accountable as a way to review this program in great detail. I will analyze it from a both fitness and nutrition perspective. It is nice to have a program to use when you do not have access to a gym, cannot afford a trainer and be a part of an interactive community through Facebook and Twitter. Registration was easy. Asked for my goals, current weight/height, measurements which were optional. I opted in to enter my weight weekly and checked off that I will work out at least 4 days per week. My real goal is 5 days per week (and looking ahead, it has me scheduled for 6?…we’ll see), but one of those days will be used to run to prepare for the Dirty Girl Mud Run I am doing on June 30. So that is it. Each Monday I will post for you my experience with using the Feel Great in 8 Gunnar Challenge and I will do some before and after pics…yikes I have never done that before. However, you can join me today! Anyone who signs up today will get $30 off their registration, that is pretty cool! Click here to register. No worries, you did not miss anything for a workout, today is a rest...

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