Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fit Bit (Recreation)

Fit Bit (Recreation)

What do you love to do for fun?

I love to do many outdoor moving activities.  Yesterday, I took a couple of my friends hiking in the woods so we all could enjoy the fall colors.   It was an amazing experience and in the midst of all that beauty we remembered,  God is amazing!!  When I am doing something I enjoy it is so easy for me to remember to thank God and bask in His glory.  I believe He gives us desires in our heart and He fulfills our longings so that we can remember to praise Him.  Our God is awesome!  He intimately knows and loves each of us!  He created each of us uniquely.  We each have different desires and passions.  We together are one Christian body.  How do we are uniqueness for His glory?  Today’s wellness topic is recreation.  Today, be inspired to share your unique passions for God’s glory, as I did yesterday by taking my friends for a walk in the woods.  Be inspired to show someone what you love to do. Share your fun.   I think when we help each other have fun, giving thanks to God,  we help each other SHINE IN CHRIST.  
  
Psalms 139:13-14 (Read all of Psalm 139 it’s very helpful to remember God loves you intimately)
13
 you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.


Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly



Monday, September 16, 2019

Fit Bit ( My Yoke is Easy, My Burden is Light)

Fit Bit (My Yoke is Easy, My burden is Light)

Mathews 11:29-30
“ Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;  for I am meek and lowly in heart;  and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

REST=TRUST

Rest, is one of the most important pieces of health and wellness.  Sleep is unconscious rest.  Rest is consciously exhaling while completely trusting God.  Life gives us many stresses.  It is easy to get caught up in worry and fear.  Worry and fear are the opposite of faith.  For me to live a well life,  I have to walk in complete TRUST.  So many things are not the way I would choose.  Yet, I TRUST God and that gives me rest.  One of my friends had me read Job chapters 38-40 when I was thinking I knew more then God.  She told me that I am like a grass hopper,(Isaiah 40:22) I can not ever understand God’s ways, but I can TRUST Him.  Romans 8:28 promises us all things work out for our good, but It is 8:29 that explains, our good is becoming more Christ like.  What I have found with disappointment and pain is that it helps me in my humility.  Humility is a Christ like attribute.  Each of us are going through something.  That is life.  Today, be encouraged to walk in Christ centered rest.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly

Here is a fun nutrition rhyme;

Every calorie you put in your mouth counts so below is my WORTH IT  philosophy;


Make sure it’s nutritious or at least delicious.  ;)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Fit Bit ( Good sleep equals better thinking)

Fit Bit (Good sleep equals better thinking)


Psalm 3:5. 
“I laid me down and slept;  I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.”

Proverbs 3:24.
 “When you lie down, you will not be afraid;  When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”

I spent 27 years as a fire fighter for the City of Madison, Wi.  During that time I had many nights of low quality and interrupted sleep.  I had many short nights of sleep.  Sleep experts recommend 7-10 hours of quiet, uninterrupted sleep daily on a regular time schedule.  Many of us 24 hour shifters don’t get that.  I spoke with a friend of mine yesterday who has recently retired from his 24 hour shift work and he mentioned how much better his thinking is, now that his sleep is better.  I too have noticed how my thinking skills have improved since the quality of my sleep has.  Sleep experts compare sleep deprived too intoxicated.

We can improve sleep environments, to help us with good quality sleep.  We can establish regular bedtimes, and bed time routines.  We can put black out shades in our rooms to keep the rooms dark.  We can make sure we do not have screens on while we are trying to sleep or look at screens a half hour before bedtime.  These are physical things we can do to get higher quality sleep.

Many times our inability to sleep is due to worry and fear.  The only way I know to conquer worry and fear is by TRUSTING GOD COMPLETELY.  I used to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to get  back to sleep because I would toss and turn about things in life.  I have learned to call upon the name of JESUS during these times.  When I call upon His name and truly TRUST He hears my prayer and answers it, even if His answer is not as I would wanted.  When I lay my TRUST, completely in Jesus, knowing that His ways are greater then my ways.   My sleep is sweet and I can start my morning refreshed with better thinking.

I hope this Fit Bit helps you to remember to get good quality sleep through physical and more importantly faithful ways.

Be fit and be blessed,
Kimberly

“God’s got this!!” ( No matter what this is!)
 Many things I can not understand, but even if I can not understand I can TRUST.


Jeremiah 17:7-8. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.  Whose confidence (hope) indeed is the Lord.  He will be like a tree planted by water; It sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear the heat comes, and its foliage remains green.  It will not worry, in a year of draught, or cease producing fruit.”

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fit Bit ( The ultimate stress management!)

Fit Bit; The ultimate stress management!

    Today I am reading Mathew 11.  When I landed on Verses 28-30, I had to just rest in them.

Mathew11; 28-30
28. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29. Take my yoke upon you, and lean of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls

30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


My yoke is easy and my burden is light!!  When I am stressing out about whatever is going on, I try to remember this verse and to rest in His yoke.  There is nothing that Jesus does not see.  He love us through all of it.  The times in my life when I am the most unhealthy are the times when I try to take control of things that are out of my control.  The older I get the more I realize I can not control.  God’s ways are higher than I can think.  Many things that happen. I can simply not understand.  Yet through it all when I rest in trusting in Him, I can find rest for my soul.  I like the phrase," I’ll do my best and let God do the rest”.   As I am getting more experience in life, I am learning that the foundation for a good day, begins with trusting and knowing  God will open and shut doors, provide and take away my job is to be in my present moment, trusting He has me where He wants me and I am to do the best I can living for Him in whatever my situation.  When I do this, put Him first, Trust in all things it is my foundation for a healthy stress managed day.

I hope this little Fit Bit helps you to remember to walk in His peace today and each moment it provides.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbh43MGoigw


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fit Bit ( Wait upon the Lord)

Fit Bit (WAIT UPON THE LORD)
Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.”

I have seen the word wait and trust interchanged before.  Today, I inserted the word trust, as I read this verse.

Waiting and trusting is walking in faith.  Faith is trusting God.  Jesus said,” In this world you will have trouble, fear not, I have over come the world.”  For me to have a good healthy foundation, I need to start and stay in faith all day long.  Through faith, I cannot freak out, when people disappoint me or I have put too many things on my plate and can’t seem to sift through.  Through faith I can have courage to keep on keeping on in the direction I know He is leading me.  In this world, I have encountered many troubles. Sometimes I am tempted to walk in fear.   This is called worry, the opposite of faith.  .  There are things that have happened that I wish wouldn’t have.  When, I TRUST, God with them He brings peace to my heart in my present and gives me courage to move forward in His love.  When I wait and trust upon the Lord my health has a firm foundation.

I hope this little Fit Bit can help you to remember to wait and trust today, no matter what you are going through.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly





Monday, May 20, 2019

Fit Bit (Gossip)

Fit Bit (Gossip) 
I consider my self a Christian woman.  I wish I would always act like it.  Recently, I was upset with someone close to me.  People close to us can upset us.  I didn’t have the guts to just address it with her.  I felt I needed to vent it, so I did.  I didn’t vent it to Jesus and to her; I vented it to another person.  That is gossip.  WOW!  In the middle of my behavior I didn’t realize that I was being a gossip.  But when the person I talked about found out about what I had said, yes it was gossip.  I wish as a Christian woman I wouldn’t behave as poorly as I do sometimes.  I am better then I used to be but I have such a long way to go.  Ruth Graham (Billy Grahams’ wife) on her tombstone had written, “ End of construction, thanks for your patience”.  I want to be a good example to those around me.  Yet, here I am a fallen humane with many areas of construction left.  I pray that I can keep improving and that the people I offend in this world can find forgiveness for me during my construction. 

In the Bible it tells us that if we are angry or have an issue with someone we should take it directly to him or her.  If they do not listen then we bring another person with us.  If they still don’t listen then we take it to the church elders.  Most of my issues with people won’t involve taking it to the church elders but I hope I can find the guts to at least take my issues to the person I am irritated with before I go and tell others. 

I hope this little Fit Bit helps you remember healthy relationships require healthy discussions about difficult topics.  We can do all things through Jesus Christ whom strengthens us. May you be inspired to find the courage to talk about difficult issues so you’re not tempted to gossip.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fit Bit ( Infinitely Big, Infinitely Intimate)

Fit Bit
(Infinitely Big, Infinitely intimate!)
Good Morning,

   This morning I was reading Psalm 46.  46:10 “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

It used to be so much easier for me to think of God as Infinitely big, putting the stars in the sky and controlling the wind.  Yet where my comfort truly lies in that HE is infinitely intimate.  He knows every thought in my head and loves me anyway.  He knows every worry and every desire and He will and does provide according to His infinite knowledge.  He is so much greater then I can even imagine.  There is nothing He does not know.  There is no prayer He does not hear.  He is infinity intimate.  Infinity goes both ways, big and small.  TRUST, there is nothing that gets past God.  I hope this reminder helps you to remember God is with you right this moment in all you are going through and He truly cares and loves you.  His arm is not too short He is God.

Peace in God is the cornerstone of all health and wellness.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly