Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fit Bit (Sleep1)

Fit Bit with Kimberly (Sleep 1)
Question:  I have been so tiered lately.  I cannot seem to get enough sleep.  I go to bed late and wake up early.  When I do try to sleep I toss and turn.  How can I get better sleep?

ANNswer:  Sleep s very important and cutting it short, will negatively affect your health.  If we do not get enough sleep our brains respond as if we are intoxicated.  Therefore it leads to defeated thinking.  Proverbs 23:7 “ As a man thinkith in his heart so shall he be” The first step to getting better sleep is to set and adhere to set sleep times.  Plan 8-10 hours everyday for sleep and keep those times consistent.  An example would be 10pm-6am.  There may seem to be, many things to do before you to go to bed. Go to bed even if you still have work to do.  Your sleep is an extremely important time.  If you are well rested you will be able to get more done in your waking hours the next day.

In order to have better sleep make sleeping a valued part of your day and during this time frame trust God to handle what life is dealing you. Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, May 20, 2011

Fit Bit (bedtime snack)

Fit Bit with Kimberly

    I’m having trouble with feeling hungry at night after supper and have cheated a few times.  Have to work on making sure I eat enough to sustain through the night till I go to bed.  Am used to having a bedtime snack, so what do you suggest?
  Cutting out a bedtime snack is a great way to manage weight, yet it is not always that easy to do.  I do not suggest eating more at dinner.  Instead of cutting it out completely start by having a bedtime snack that is healthful. Personally, I love ice cream, but it is very high in sugar and fat.  When, I want to loose weight it is not a good choice for me.  Yet, if I stay with a half cup (recommended serving size) I still loose or maintain my weight.  My problem is staying with a half cup.  Ideally I could substitute frozen yogurt or regular yogurt for the ice cream.  Yet, ice cream is what I choose. 

Try these tips:

1.  Have a bedtime snack but make sure it is a small portion.
2.  Savior the flavor; enjoy each bite so when you are done with the snack you feel satisfied. 
3.  Plan your snack and stay with your plan.  Ask God for the strength to do so.  Do so to honor Him.

Psalm 50:15  " And call upon me in the day of trouble:  I will deliver thee, and thou shall glorify me."

I hope this helps, let me know how it goes.  Thanks for the question.

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fit Bit (surgery/mouth/thoughts)

Fit Bit with Kimberly (mouth/ thoughts/surgery)
Question:  I want to lose weight but I just can’t.  I am so tired and my energy is to low.  I have tried many programs and they all fail.  I am going through my Doctors office now and I am considering surgery.  What do you think?

ANNswer:  First of all, I have had many clients that have had surgery and I am not convinced it is the answer.  Many of these clients have initially lost large amounts of weight and then gained it back and now have a bigger problem then when they started.

    Your words are powerful!  Yours thoughts precede your words and they are powerful!  I hear you say, I can’t, I don’t, I fail try-speaking success.  Say I can, I will, I am strong through Jesus.  The most important thing is you love God and love yourself regardless of your weight.  Start by getting into God’s word daily, speaking His truth and believing in your heart you are a beautiful child of God and you can do all things through Christ who strengthen you!  Don’t let negative thoughts or words come into or out of your head!

Colossians 3:8 “ But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fit Bit (peanut butter)

Fit Bit with Kimberly (peanut butter)
I have lost about 35 pounds.  I am starting to gain a little.   When I was bigger I used to not be able to stop when I started on the sweets.  Now I just stay away from them.  Instead I eat peanut butter.  I go through about a tub week. I figure this is probably better then sweets, am I right?

Great Job on staying away from the sweets!  I am confident that this is a big reason you have been able to maintain most of your weight loss.  Many peanut butters have added high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated fats.  These two ingredients are like poison to our bodies according to the American College of Sports Medicine.  Lean proteins are a good source of nutrition.  Protiens help us build muscle.  Peanut butter is a source of protein but there are better sources.  If you really want to stay with peanut butter chose a brand that is natural and does not have much for additives.

When you need to reach for something sweet, first check in with God, take time to be quiet and ask Him for the strength to treat your body as His temple.

John 14:14  “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fit Bit (relationships)

Fit Bit with Kimberly (relationships)
Many of us can be thrown off track when our relationships get frazzled.  If we are feuding with a co-worker, spouse or our child we can feel like giving up. On our priority list, treating our bodies as His temple goes down when we are stressed in our relationships.  Many things in our relationships are out of our control.  People struggle and do not behave in the manner we want them to.  People can offend us and intentionally hurt us.  How we respond affects our personal peace.  When we lose our personal peace, we are more likely to self-destruct and ignore taking care of the gifts God has given us.

I maintain my personal peace by trusting God in all things.  I practice faith not fear in each moment of everyday.  This takes practice and feeding on His word.  When someone offends me, or the situation looks bleak I pray, react in love and trust God to handle it.  He always comes through!  I try to love others as Christ loves me.

Love   Accept   Forgive   Forget    

Today, try my LAFF philosophy and see if it doesn’t help you stay on track.

Mathew 22:37-40  Jesus said unto him, “THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THEY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND.  This is the firs and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fit Bit with Kimberly Stay on track

Fit Bit with Kimberly (Stay on track)


   Many of us participated in the Lent Wellness Challenge.  We shared a common goal to be holy, healthy and happy throughout lent to honor our Risen Lord.  Honoring God is powerful motivation! 

   Summer is around the corner.  Many of us want to drop a few pounds or get back into better shape so we can do what we enjoy this summer.  Pick a MINI-GOAL.  Pick a behavioral change that will improve your life and be pleasing to God.  Chose something you can and will do.  Keep it simple.  (i.e.… drink 64 oz. of water a day or smile at people before you start talking to them.)  Commit to attempting this behavior change, daily for 21 days.  It takes 21-28 days to establish new habits.  You will be more ready for summer and all the fun that comes with it.

Most of us do not adhere to lifestyle changes perfectly.  Old habits are hard to break.  Be committed to your new behavior regardless of how many times you mess up.  Be determined and ask God for strength.  Eventually your new lifestyle change will be an old habit.

Phillippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthenith me.” KJV

Be fit and be blessed,


P.S.   God shows us he loves us intimately all the time, I wanted this Bible verse reference for you this morning.  I opened my Bible and looked down and I was looking at the exact verse “I can do all things through Christ who strengthenith me.”  God is amazing!  He intimately provides all our needs.