Friday, August 7, 2020

Fit Bit ( Into the light/ Good fight)

Fit Bit (Into the light!!)


COLOSSIANS 3:13 “WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, AND HATH DELIVERED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON;


Into the light and out of the darkness!!!!   When I think of being healthy and fit I think of it as walking in the light of our Dear Lord.  My poor wellness behavior is often done in secret, or at least something I don’t advertise about myself.  If I take and extra bowl of ice cream, or think judgmental thoughts toward others or decide to just not clean or do the yard work. Those are all examples of how I am not using my life to do my best for our Lord.   Many people today, encourage each other to just….NOT.  I think that is so wrong.  We can encourage ourselves easily, to be lazy and NOT.  


    My nephew is a Police Officer and has great disciple for working out.  In the gym he surrounds himself with people to help him push.  In His career, he needs his fellow officers to encourage him to keep up the try.  In my career as a Fire Fighter, I needed my fellow comrades to help me stay on the top of my game.  In our Christian walk and in our quest to stay fit and strong, we need that too.  Today be inspired to encourage someone to walk in the light!!


I hope this little Fit Bit today helps you be encouraged to keep fighting the good fight!!


Be fit and be blessed,


Kimberly


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0M3X3_pFD4


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Fit But ( See What's right)

Fit Bit (See what’s right)

John 16:33 ‘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.”

Years ago, I could be seen by many as a successful athlete.  I say that because, at one point I was in the winners circle.  The truth is now, at 58 and two new knees and a variety of reasons why I’m not in the winners circle I know that I am still winning.  I am winning because I get to keep on keeping on.  I am winning because , I can do many many things that I like to do.  I mostly have energy and attitude to overcome my troubles and get it done.  At one point , when I fell out of the winners circle and people stopped encouraging me to push hard, It was easy for me to “ just not”. But what I have found is when I “just do”, it helps me get it done.  Recently my family was here at the lake,   My nephew, said, “ I’d go knee boarding, but I’m just not “feeling it”.  My response was, I’m really not “ feeling like water skiing either, but I know that when I do, I will be happy I did.  Isn’t that everything?  Often we don’t “feel it”.  Joyce Meyer said, “Feeling are fickle”, you go to bed feeling one way, eat chocolate and feel an other.  We can’t determine our day to day life by our feelings.  We have to go with the truth.  The truth is in this life we will have trouble, we won’t feel like getting things done. Yet, when we set our eyes and hearts on Jesus, WE can muster the energy to do what is set before us and do it well.  

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

What does this have to do with fitness?  Everything.  Many times we may not feel like eating right,  moving more or being nice to people who we disagree with.  But I promise you, when we do all things, while seeing what’s right through CHIST, we overcome this world.  

Be fit, be blessed and be encouraged to see what’s right!!

Kimberly


(The really really good news, is that through Jesus work for us on the cross this world is just our temporary battle, we have Heaven to look forward to.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXI0B4iMLuU

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fit Bit ( Happy Fourth of July)

Fit Bit (Happy Fourth of July!!!)


This is a quick Fit Bit, to remind you to be dependent on our Lord so you can truly be INDEPENDENT!!


Is it so easy to get caught up in the snares of this world,  drinking, promiscuity, lying, selfishness, indulgences….. You know your own bag of bones. 

Hebrews12 describes it as” the sin that so easily ensnares us.”

Sin is something that keep us from being our healthy self.  Problem is we all sin.  But we no longer have to be a slave to sin.  We can be independent of its hold on us.  Even as Christians we do still sin.  But we are over-comers through Jesus Christ.  Today, claim your victory, as you celebrate Americas independence, and your dependance on God so you can truly have freedom regardless of the state of our nation.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

Be fit, be blessed and Happy Independence DAY!!!

Kimberly





Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Fit Bit ( Defeated or Determined?)

Fit Bit (Defeated or Determined?) 

As I was reading Proverbs 16 today, I was reminded how important my thoughts and words are to my path.  

Proverbs 16:3. “ Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
What I realize is even if my plans don’t succeed  in Kimberly’s way, they still succeed for our Lord, when I put on my try for Him.   So many things I intend a certain way, turn out differently.  Yet, if I put Him in the center of my TRY I know that whatever the outcome, He’s got it.

Sometime, because so many things, do not go according to my plan it is easy to give up, and feel defeated. I see this in the fitness industry.  Many people start a fitness/. Wellness program with great enthusiasm and then fizzle out.  In fitness and in life, its not about doing something good for a bit, It’s a consistent effort in the right direction.  For me,  to “keep on keeping on”,  in the midst of difficult, I need to keep it up for our Lord.  I need to keep doing what’s right because I want to be a good steward of all that God has given me.  I want to be a good steward of every day, one moment at a time.  One way I do this is by being very careful with what I think and say.  My attitude and words towards food, moving , relationships, everything really does make or break my day.  Today.  I hope this little fit bit inspires you to take charge of what you think and say about your day, so you can be determined and not defeated.  In order to be good stewards all God has given us, we at least have to put on our TRY!!!  Speak and think life for Jesus!!
Proverbs 16:23. “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.   24. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
Be fit and are blessed,
Kimberly


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fit Bit ( SMILE)

Fit Bit (A happy heart is good medicine)

Proverbs 17:22 “ A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Proverbs 15:13 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the Spirit.”
John 10:10 “ The thief comes only to kill and steal and destroy, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Philippians 4:8 “ Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Nehemiah 8:10 “ The Joy of the Lord is your strength”

Today the Sidewalk Profits song “Smile” is running through my head.  Its funny, I have a number of things troubling my heart, but still this song is so very loud in me today.  I am thankful for that.   For me, in order to be healthy and have the energy to do the things I need to do, and be the woman I want to be, I have to start my day in the Joy of the Lord.  Its’ a choice.  It’s a choice like choosing to eat fruits, veggies and get movement.  I can be defeated, or keep on keeping on in Joy.   I chose to live life without drugs or alcohol, mainly because I fell down with them and almost completely destroyed my family.  Recently a new friend of mine asked me, “ Don’t you just sometimes, want to catch a buzz?”   My response is simple, “:I live in a buzz”.  I have the joy of the Lord, as my daily buzz.  It’s pretty amazing , to feel HIs joy even in sorrow.  I hope this little Fit Bit inspires you to let His Holy Spirit fill your heart so you can trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior and feel HIs joy!!!   This is truly the only way I know to be healthy in all circumstances.


Be fit and be blessed,
Kimberly

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Fit Bit (Work)

Fit Bit (Work)

When we look at what helps a person be truly well, it’s not just one behavior but many  that go into a well rounded person.  In Faith Centered Fitness, I teach well rounded is first grounded in Jesus.   
Mathew 6:33 “ Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things things will be added unto you.”
In our current “SHUT DOWN” many people are not able to work.  This is messing with peoples value.  We take pride in the things we accomplish and that helps us keep accomplishing.   We are not called to just hang out, and watch the screen.  We are called to Love and love is a verb!  We show love to each other by how we treat each other,  what we DO for each other.  We are either actively kind and giving or we are actively not available and distant.  It take WORK to show love.  In this shut down, you may or may not be working at your regular job, but you are still called to be the man or woman God created you to be.  So today, be inspired to actively go and do for others as you would have them do unto you.  Our value is who we are in Jesus not our works, but our work helps us.
We work because it is the “right” thing to do.  We are not saved by our works, we are saved by GRACE, the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross for us.  When we work, we are being good stewards of what God has given us, and that just feels good!!!  It’s our way to say , “Thank you God, for all you have given me.” SO today, to help you be the healthiest person, you can be, first be grounded in Jesus and then take that strength in Him, and do good works.  I promise you, It will help you feel healthy and well!!
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

FIT BIT (Understood and strengthened)

Fit Bit 
(Understood and strengthened)

Isaiah 40:28-29. “Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom.  29. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Do you ever wish someone could truly understand you?  Jesus does!!
Do you ever feel weak and weary and need strength? Jesus gives!!

When I read these verses today, I was so comforted to think of how Jesus truly understands me.  He sees my every move, good and bad and understands my why.  I find such comfort in that.  Many times when I do something against, my character or against what I know is God’s way, I can really feel like “ How am I going to explain this one to God?”  This verse reminds me, He understands.  Knowing I am understood, helps me, it gives me strength.  Verse 29  states, “He give strength to the weary.”.  Sometimes, that weary is me.  I don’t feel like finishing what I start or…don’t want to get started in the first place.  When we start a wellness or fitness routine, it is important to keep on keeping on.  Just like bathing it only works if you keep it up.  Today, be inspired to get to it!  Know that if you mess up God understands and He will give you the strength to get up and keep going.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly


“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Phil. 4:13
“Do not weary in well doing” Gal. 6:9