Friday, September 17, 2010


"Heigh ho, heigh ho, it´s off to work we go"

You remember how it goes. Right?

But, why WORK???

Oh, NO!!!

Isn´t WORK a four letter word! We can´t say that word!

Or can we???


Yes, I am talking about  fitness, and health!  It takes work. Just like our spiritual Christian walk is work, discipline and healthy living takes work.

I received an article from a friend taken from the newspaper The Messenger, written by the president of YMCA El Paso, Kevin Pearson. He writes that even Peter in the Bible tells us to WORK.

2 Peter 1:5 states that we are to be diligent in adding to our faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance (self control! ouch), patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. You will notice that godliness doesn´t come until we have that SELF under control, and that takes WORK!

Kevin Pearson continues to encourage us to just get started.
"Getting started is most certainly the hardest thing to do. Once we commit ourselves to something, it is easy to continue, but getting started... that is tough."
He states that there are many excuses out there. "Not enough time", "long day at work", "not in shape", "pain", but most of all, he states,
"The biggest barrier that we all face is the fear of failure. We can´t stick to the program. If we are not consistent, we´ll fall off the wagon. We won´t reach our goals. Fear of failure is an extremely powerful negative influence, but as they say, "it´s all in your head".
Start with a simple goal - "I am going to do something"... The goal should be to get started. ... Stay on focus with the task."
I totally agree! Many of you have started. Now we have to keep on. If you are struggling with starting and keeping on, that´s ok. It is normal. Keep starting new everyday.
"It is of the Lord´s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion (not food) saith my soul; therefore will I hope in HIM." Lamentations 3:22-24
Last year, I hosted a fitness challenge and started a Christian fitness blog. We will be gearing up for another challenge this October. The Christmas Crunch Challenge was a huge success with many getting started on their own fitness journey and many keeping on through the whole year. This Christmas Crunch Challenge will start October 6 and go till December 22. A 12 week journey that will change you!

If you are interested write me at .

Praying for our spiritual and physical health,

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  1. My hubby has been working out diligently...and I am so proud of him. Since his open heart surgery in 2007, he had to wait a while to get back into regular exercising...and then it was up and down with his weight for a while, but since January of this year, he has been on course. I find that I need to get back least walking again!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Just wanted to stop by and say hello! I finally made it to me 100th post, so I wanted to let you know that I have several giveaways related to the art that I do.

  2. Hi there!

    I stopped in because it's been a while since my visit. I SO appreciate your encouragement. I needed it today.

    I have been smack dab in the middle of menopause since mid 2008 and this year has been the most difficult with an extreme amt of fatigue, water weight gain, insomnia etc. so the battle of weight has been rough. Thanks for your encouragement!

    I pray all is well with your family!

    Blessings and peace!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. I rejoice how He led you there and hope you enjoy many hours of singing to Him! ;o) May He bless and refresh as you and your family are on furlough!

    ~ Christina

  4. EVer since I started working at the school, it has definitely been a benefit! I'm constantly walking around, and this is for at least 6 hrs a day!!

  5. Hi sweetie! I like your new blog look! Clean and fresh!

    I love you and am so glad the Lord lead our paths to cross.

    I've learned a lot from you, but the friendship we've made is the most valuable of all.

    I'm so thankful for you my friend!
    Hugs across the Atlantic,

  6. I wanted to also let you know...

    After returning from our visit with family, it was straight to work for me (although, I do need to get some exercising "work" in there somewhere!) , but I had yesterday and today off from work, so I hope to get caught up on some blog reading. I did draw names and I just wanted to let you know-in appreciation to those that left comments but were not drawn, I am also offering 10% off of one order…I would have liked to do more free or 20% off, but especially with it this close to Christmas, I could not manage to get them done in time..but want to be sure that no one was left out. Please leave a comment to let me know if you are interested.

    Blessings & aloha!


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