Friday, February 26, 2016

Fit Bit (Up 75 pounds)

Fit Bit (Up 75lbs!)
I spoke with a woman yesterday who told me she was “Up 75 pounds!”
That is a major change of life!   You see gaining weight requires one to eat more calories then they expend.  It’s truly a simple math equation calories in verses calories out.  Personally my weight bounces between 137 and 150.  At 137 I am feeling very fit and actively training for endurance events such as the Birkie.  At 150 my ice cream intake is up and my workouts are casual.  Those behavior changes are what make the13-pound difference for me. 

If a person wants to maintain their ideal body weight, first they have to decide what does that fitness level look like?  Does he or she want to be able to walk everyday, ride bike competitively or play with their grandchildren without getting winded? 

What do you?  Are you at the fitness level and weight you want to be? If not, why not?

Weight Watchers teaches, “ A moment on the lips forever on the hips.” Temporary satisfaction can lead to much pain.  The Bible teaches us to be Spiritually minded not of the flesh.

My friend that is Up 75 pounds has decided to eat more and move less at the huge cost of her health.  My job is to inspire her to find things she is willing to do and do them!
 I want her to: 
1.  Know what to do.   
2.  Want to do it!

This is my smiley face Logo, the head is represents knowledge and the heart represents desire.

Most of us “know what to do” it’s the “want to” we struggle with.

My “want to” comes when I do it unto the Lord.  I let Him be my accountability partner.  (Whatsoever you do, do it heartedly unto the Lord.  After all, He is with us always 24/7!)

Mathew 28:20 “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fit Bit ( He lifts you up)

Fit Bit (He lifts you up)
Yesterday, I skied my 7th Birkie.  Which is a 55K classic ski race from Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin.   I had a wonderful time.  God had is protective hand on me all the way.  I could feel Him lifting me up.  I did not break any records and no one would have noticed me from the other 13 thousand participants, I did nothing spectacular.  Yet, I felt His presence 110%.  One time I was headed for a fantastic crash and amazingly came through it.  All I could do was say, ”Thank You Lord!”  I could honestly feel His Angels lift me up and put me into safety.  Later in the race with 1K to go, my legs started to majorly cramp and He put someone there to talk to me about Him.  I continued to ski energetically to the finish line.  Then that evening I felt the temptation to drink a “beer”.  He was there again lifting me up above temptation and setting me on the path He prefers for me. 
Yesterday God’s presence lifted me up so loudly I can’t help but talk about it today.  I am so thankful that He LOVES EACH AND EVERYONE OF US INTIMATELY.  He lifts us up!

Psalms 91:11 “For He shall give His Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

Today, I hope you can pay attention to the many times He will lift you.

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fit Bit ( Ash Wednesday)

Fit Bit (Ash Wednesday)
Good Ash Wednesday Morning,

     I am very excited for this Lent season.  I truly enjoy thinking of the sacrifice Jesus made for me.  I can’t imagine the burden He took on.  I can only appreciate the reality that He paid the price for my sins.  I used to be so condemned by my guilt and shame and now I am free of that living my life, pushing forward regardless of its crazy circumstances.  I can do this because of what Jesus did for me!  Praise God for forgiveness and fresh starts!

For Lent I usually pick a behavior that is difficult for me to change, and if I do change it, I would be living a more Righteous lifestyle.  (Not because I need to for salvation, but because I want to in order to honor our God)  This year I am going to try to be a better steward of the blessings God has given me.  I will try to do this daily to remind myself of the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us so we can be free.   Will you be remembering Jesus this Lent season?

Be fit and be blessed,



Monday, February 8, 2016

Fit Bit (Financial Fitness)

Fit Bit (Financial Fitness)
Recently, I was in Big Sky, Montana.  It was truly God’s country.  The Mountains were breathtaking and the people were kind and relaxed.  I had an amazing desire to relocate and be a part of it permanently.  One thing I was doing out there was living in vacation mode.  Vacation mode for me is spending money at a higher rate then I normally do and leaving all my responsibility behind.  Of course I felt great!  The reality is, even if I move to Big Sky, I will still need to be living in this world.

When living in this world, I need to make a conscious effort not to be of this world, especially in a place where I am around, ”Big Money”.  When in Big Sky, there was a lot of wealth and I really did want to be a part of that.  I found myself fantasizing about living in the 5+ Million dollar homes and having the $1500 ski jacket.  WOW!  That is so not my reality.  But it was certainly a strong desire of mine while I was there.  There is nothing wrong with those things and how wonderful if one can afford it, but my fire fighter salary will not provide that.  The truth is I do live in abundance.  I think financial fitness starts with being grateful and generous with what you have.  If I live in envy, I am likely to run up my credit cards and be plagued by debt quickly.  When I over spend I feel strapped and can’t be generous with what I have. 

So today, I will appreciate my financial fitness with gratitude and generosity.

Proverbs 11:28  “ He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:  but the righteous shall flourish like a branch.”
Proverbs 22:7  “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a servant to the lender.”
“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”

I hope this Fit Bit helped you today.

Be fit and be blessed,


PS; We are starting a Woman’s Christian Health movement called “Bible Babes”.  We will be encouraging all women to help each other live holy, healthy and happy lives through the powerful gift of Jesus. 

“Grab life by the handle bars!”