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Spring Detox: Week 2 “Honorable Mention”

Fitness: This weeks focus is Cardio & Core – 5 days. Yes 5. You have 2 rest days. Choose wisely. I couldn’t help but throw in some nostalgia with this core workout. Denise Austin, saved my body after 3 very large babies and 3 C-sections, not to mention she has always been high on my reputable industry go-to list for solid advice and fitness demos. So here’s your core challenge.

Nutrition: Choosing the right foods

Our nutrition focus this week is well, detoxing. The healthy way. I get so many emails and messages asking how to detox and which ‘program’ is the best to follow. It’s simple, the most natural way to detox your body is to stop putting toxic things in it. period. So this week, our nutrition focus is on choosing the right foods for 3 days eating strictly clean for every meal. It doesn’t have to be 3 consecutive days, but it does need to be 3 full days (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks).  Allow yourself to zig zag on your calories, meaning stay within your calorie range, but allow yourself the flexibility & metabolism boosting range of sliding along the calorie scale.

Detox Momentum: Momentum can easily be sucked dry when the right trigger pushes a button and causes us to deflate. 

Philippians 4:8…Fix your thoughts on whatever is noble (honorable/modest/reputable) My thoughts this week are turned toward something I have come to see as noble and honorable. dirt. Yup. Plain old dirt. Well not just any dirt. My dirt. The dirt that set the foundation for planting a few seeds. The dirt that on Easter morning made it possible for me to sing a hallelujah praise for the risen savior Jesus Christ.

“Take me as you find me, all my fears and failures. Fill my life again, I give my life to follow everything I believe in, now I surrender. Savior, He can move the mountains, My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save, FOREVER author of salvation, He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave.”

Had it not been for that dirt, those mistakes, those wrong turns, I would not have found myself on my own road to Damascus.  My Pastor said today, there are modern-day prodigals. Their main qualification, they realized they were where they didn’t belong, realized how much more they could have in their ‘father’s house’, turned toward the father and reclaimed the inheritance. Praise Jesus for His grace and the fact that He has enough of that grace for as many of us who want it! I thank God for the dirt I had. More importantly for realizing I was somewhere I didn’t belong. This week’s challenge, in all 3 areas is very concentrated. It’s going to take serious commitment to stay focused and on task. I promise to hold you to it, if you’ll just let me be that accountability to you.

3 weeks and counting til the Dirty Girl Mud run. This week, cardio & core will get me over those obstacles so cleverly named “H2OMG,” “Utopian Tubes,” and “PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff),”! Dirty Girl is a female-centric event combining the fun of an obstacle course with unique touches for all participants in this one-of-a-kind, women-only event. Dirty Girl Race Director Jimmy Gohsman, stated, “We’re excited to bring this unique event to the women of the Atlanta area. The day will offer women of all athletic and fitness abilities a chance to get out of their comfort zones and into their giggle zones. Each obstacle is specially designed to be challenging but manageable.”

Dirty Girl is truly a unique way for women to share a day of fun-filled laughter and bonding. I’m so glad it’s designed for every level. Admittedly that takes some of the nausea away. A simple honorable mention will make it all worth while.

Well. I did say thank God for the honorable dirt.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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31 Days: Day 12…Are you inneractive?

Fad diets and the promises of blasting or eliminating something unwanted… That’s what’s on my mind today!

Fad diets are hilarious, they deprive me to the point that I can’t think straight and as soon as I get my hands on the first ‘forbidden fruit’ I go all rehab candidate. Crazy grouchy lady.

They have a cunning carcinogenic effect that slowly deteriorates our body to state of co-dependency. So many lists and charts and weigh ins and ARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! Somebody give me a Krispie Cream NOW!

I mean really. see its like this. Everyday i come across people that are saying ” if someone would just tell me what to eat, what exercises to do and help me to stay motivated i’d be good”. That’s it…that’s all we need. What i find amazing is that someone already did!

From beginning to end, 365 days of the year there is a REVOLUTIONARY WEIGHT LOSS SYSTEM TO FINALLY BLAST AWAY STUBBORN FLABBINESS ON THOSE THIGHS, FLATTEN THAT TUMMY AND SAY BYE-BYE TO THAT UNDERARM JIGGLE…

It’s in there, the Word-God’s Word-has a plan. It tells you what to eat, what to exercises to do, how to stay motivated when you want to throw in the towel and say I quit, it even tells you how to find the perfect fitness buddy…Seriously, you think I’m making this stuff up? One of my favorite scriptures is Phil 4:13 i can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

It’s an interesting scripture because it simply says I can not i want to, i should do, i think i can, i might, no-it says I can. See if God puts an opportunity in front of me to improve who I am, what I do or how I live, then I have all ability to do it because He gave it to me. He created me in His image, with the mind of Christ and most certainly Christ can do this…I’m not Christ but I am living everyday to be Christ-like viseversa like-Christ.

inneractive FITCLUB is balanced fitness it’s balanced mind…free of anything that could create confusion, depression, self defeating thoughts.

balanced body…the willingness to push beyond your normal comfort zone, doing whatever it takes to be strong, well and living.

balanced spirit…recognizing that without Christ, we can’t do anything. Every area of our lives should be a reflection of God’s word. spirit. soul. body. finances. relationships.

be physically well and strong as your soul is also!

Are you inneractive?

Sally’s Walk

Some people don’t like the way…Sally walk!

Ha! It’s a throwback for anyone who’s a true 80s child (classes of 89-93) this was THE song at every house party, after the ball game hangouts, you name it and that song was boomin on the DJ’s speakers. To this day I hear the song and my head starts bobbin’ and I’m right back at the “Y”; which if you weren’t at the “Y” you probably weren’t in the scene of the who’s who and what’s what in good old Canton. Or as we liked to call it, Canton’s Finest!

Brings back memories, but it also got me to thinking. What was it about Sally that got folks to the point that someone made up a rap about her, and why don’t they like the way she walks.

…she don’t live in manha-in’ bronx queens or da island of sta-in

I mean, wow to even lay down lyrics discussing where she did and didn’t live. Hmmm, did people talk about me like that? At the “Y”, the popular place to be, with the popular kids, was I so popular or did I just think I was? Was my walk talked about?

Do people still talk about the way I walk. Do they notice that my stride is a little different from the woman next to me? Do they pay close attention to the fact that even though there may be others watching me, despising the way “Amia walk”; I still keep walkin’

-keep your heart pumpin’ and your spirit movin’

Amia

Daniel Fast-Praying for Haiti

Last week (Wednesday) we had a prayer service after the Believing God class. It was a powerful prayer service. It’s such an awesome feeling to know that you know that you know that God is in control no matter what it looks like.

I had the awesome honor of praying for the nation of Haiti. What God gave me without repeating the prayer, which I can’t say I remember all of it anyway, was the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. At any rate, my study bible explained that going into the valley and breathing life was like a resurrection of the land and a reclaiming of God’s covenant. Had we not already had an intense lesson on what the Covenant is, it wouldn’t have made a lot of sense to me. But it does now and praise God for His Covenant promise
-keep your heart pumpin’ and your spirit movin’

Amia