If stress and guilt are already taking over this holiday season, I’d like to invite you over to www.carenscorner.com and under the fitness tab I share my non traditional thanksgiving tips so you can THRIVE nor survive ! I’ll meet you there!
If stress and guilt are already taking over this holiday season, I’d like to invite you over to www.carenscorner.com and under the fitness tab I share my non traditional thanksgiving tips so you can THRIVE nor survive ! I’ll meet you there!
Some days, it’s HARD to push play. The journey to better health can be so frustrating sometimes but I firmly believe that God uses anything and everything, including our workouts, to make us more like Him! Through difficulty we learn perseverance and we push through that temptation to give up. • • Remember sister, this is a marathon NOT a sprint. It’s about the journey + growth NOT the destination. And from experience, I can promise you this: you will NEVER be satisfied with any kind of “results” you get until Jesus is your true focus and becoming more like Him is your ULTIMATE goal. My prayer is that my health journey, my workouts, and even how I fuel my body becomes a witness to how He is working through me. I pray that becomes your prayer as well!
Confession: I had no idea how much I would enjoy working craft shows and farmers markets as my side hustle. #smallbusinesssaturday has a special place in my heart after meeting so many incredible people who pour love and time into their products. I thought we would go to these shows to make money but I never expected to make new friends. @middlespringsoap, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your business. And @andeemc thank you for capturing these photos for us 💕😘 #holyhustle #workhardrestwell
Can’t go wrong.
Holy hustle holidays aren’t about smashing down and ignoring our emotions and feelings – they’re real, and they’re important. But instead of heading into the holidays with a heavy heart, let’s spend the next few days acknowledging every expectation, fear, past failure, and emotion and asking God to help us navigate our time with friends and family. Give yourself grace, trust God to be big enough to handle everything you bring Him, and look for small, ordinary moments to be thankful for as you gather together this week. #holyhustle
You are a difference maker. Yes you. Right now you get to make a difference wherever you’re planted until God uproots you. Every minute is an opportunity to add value to someone’s life. Don’t get distracted by numbers—whether it’s how many likes, followers, or friends—that’s never our focus. I️ sure am glad it wasn’t Jesus’! He invested in 12 disciples. He changed their lives. He made a difference in their lives and then commissioned them to do the same—to go out, preach the good news to all nations, and be difference makers. • • Let’s focus on the purpose of why we are here, friends. Look up today and be intentional about the people you see day in and day out. What is one way you can make a difference today?
KEEP MY HUSTLE HOLY ✨ Working out every day is hard. Meal planning and meal prep is hard. Balancing parenting, work, and housekeeping is hard. Working hard isn’t bad. It’s our intentions that matter. . . . The final week of my three week online challenge started today and I’m ready to really HUSTLE this last week and see big changes not only physically💪🏼 but spiritually as well! I’ve got big ideas coming your way🤗 Are you gonna sit back and watch or join me?
With daddy home this week we are being even more intentional about seated meal times together, working out together, and making time for FUN. It’s easy to get lost in the to do lists every day so let’s commit to being present over perfect and being flexible enough to make room for fun! • • What is one fun thing you can do today OR that you already did today? Do you find it hard to add fun in?
With a setback is an opportunity for a comeback. And with a comeback is an opportunity for us to radically trust Jesus. Maybe this weekend was a struggle. Maybe you have some regrets. Well let’s choose to fail forward. That was the heart of our church before church time yesterday, right? All about moving forward not backward. • • Here is my favorite comeback of all:👇🏽 “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” • • Seek the Lord. Cry out. Wait patiently. And get ready for the comeback.
In our marriage thrive guide that we provide the doctors we are working with in our Medical Providers Matter Project, we recommend they pick 2 activities each week to do together. Cooking a new recipe together is on the list! It’s not something Graham and I EVER do because of his schedule but with this vacation week he has, we are doing it! Minestrone soup was on the menu and I generally avoid making soup because it feels like I’m chopping vegetables for days 😂. It’s WAY more fun with a partner! And it’s delicious 🙌🏽 • • Do you and your spouse set aside quality time each week? What are your favorite things to do? • • PS a reminder I totally unplug on Sundays ! Hope you all continue to have a wonderful weekend !
Sometimes I just get this urge to bake, ESPECIALLY this time of year! So I research different recipes and give them a shot. Well this healthier version of pumpkin bread gets my stamp of approval AND Luca + Graham’s too! Happy to shoot the recipe link your way! Just drop a 🙋🏽♀️ below!
New episode is live (link in bio)! In today’s episode, Mike and I talk through putting together an independent film. ‘Holy Hustle’ was one of multiple Indie films he’s been involved in, and he was an actor, writer and did some assistant directing (link to iTunes in comments). Enjoy! #podcast #podcasting #story #storytime #storytimewithryan #converse #conversation #holyhustle #independentfilm #film #filming #behindthescenes
Going deep on a Friday. One thing I have noticed the MOST in my faith journey is how often Satan turns God’s periods into question marks. Think about it. How many times have you let seeds of doubt take root when God has made a promise but it’s taking time for it to come to fruition? I am learning to trust God more than ever with my family, my business, my dreams. When God makes a promise, it does NOT return void. Tag a sister than needs this reminder too.
Facebook memories always remind me where I started. Left is me before pregnancy and my motherhood journey. I was still in the world of working in mental health centers. I was overworked, overwhelmed, and left with an underwhelmed soul. I was tracking calories, trying to eat 100% perfectly, STILL battling binge eating disorder, labeled food as “good vs. bad,” worked out for over an hour a day, and was stuck in this cycle of weight loss then weight gain. I was so bloated. I was so tired. I was so over it. . . 1 year after baby and my wellness journey has taken a 180 degree turn. I work out 30 min a day from my own home. I focus on colors not calories. I include foods like cereal, pizza, steak fries and other fun items in my diet without guilt. I left the mental health center world and now wake up every day able to do a job I absolutely love right from the comfort of my home so I can also be with my son. God redeemed my story and pulled me out from the pits. He taught me how to UNTANGLE my wellness and then called me to go out and help my sisters do the same. Fitness became my witness. I chose a health company that valued people and partnered with them so I could bring others the tools that worked for me and have a platform to share Jesus unapologetically and teaching women how to approach health with kindness and grace. That was the secret. It was doing it with delight not duty. It was loving and accepting my body and my journey where it was so I could focus on progress. . . I haven’t forgotten where I come from or what I have been through. That is the story that wakes me up determined every day to relentlessly and persistently share about what I do as a coach because there IS a woman out there behind the screen feeling stuck. OR maybe you’re the woman with a similar story, loves Jesus, and loves fitness and have been waiting for an opportunity to diversify your income while serving others as I am. Either way, I won’t stop sharing. . . Ready to untangle your wellness? Post “Untangle” below. Interested in hearing about how fitness can be your witness and how you can make your passion your paycheck? Post “Race2Serve” below. I am waiting for you, friend.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s podcast with Mike Artis. We talk about his involvement with making ‘Holy Hustle,’ an independent film that is available now on iTunes! #podcast #podcasting #story #storytime #storytimewithryan #converse #conversation #holyhustle #independentfilm #film #filming
It’s one of those smile till you make it kind of days. I find it ironic that the days God is teaching me to show my love through actions, it feels like my love tank is so low. I am just tired. Thursdays can often be that day in the week where everything catches up to me. Graham is really sick. Luca has been clingier than normal. I didn’t sleep great last night. It all compounds. . . I was sitting trying to work and there was no motivation. Those days happen! When passion isn’t showing up, discipline has to kick in. I learned that early on in my business thanks to my incredible mentor. She explained that discipline and passion work together and when one is struggling, the other compensates. So you know what I did? I decided I had to create an environment for passion and discipline to BOTH show up. . . I got up, actually did my face and hair, got out of pajamas, stopped trying to work from the couch, and prayed. God IS the reason for my business. I don’t build one relationship without praying over it first. Every woman. Every invitation. Every message. Every single part of what I do has to be marinated in prayer each day to ensure my heart is in the right place and that I remember to trust GOD with the outcome not myself. This WILL be a great day.
Are you a DOER? James 1:22 says “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” • • Recently I have been reading a book called Love Does by Bob Goff every night before bed (part of my no phone rule at 8:30pm). Each chapter is just 3 pages or so of a story that leads back to how love DOES. It’s always in action. It got me thinking at how often we are content with just saying things rather than following through with an action. • • Jesus summed up our purpose in 2 primary commandments—“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.”-Luke 10:27. Love. Yet how many of us are obedient in that? How many of us DO what the Word says? Obedience is not writing scripture on plaques and framing them in our home. Obedience is not being able to memorize scripture. Obedience being a DOER of the Word. • • Love isn’t easy. It’s so hard sometimes. People are messy. It requires a constant refocusing and surrender of self. It requires Jesus and His Holy Spirit. Can you think of one person on this Thursday to extend love to? Beyond just words—I am talking about an action. Without names, tell me how you will bring love to life with an action toward this person below.
Curious, what is dinner time like at your house? 🌟A) We make one dinner that everyone eats with minor adjustments (like if husband wants extra of something) 🌟B) My husband and I eat one thing and our kids eat something totally different 🌟C) I eat one thing, my husband another, and our kids another 🌟D) I’ve basically given up on family dinners where we all eat the same thing! I feel like I have to create a buffet every night!
Off to the post office with two of our #nothouseworkkingdomwork mugs to ship! One for her and one for her bff. Looking for a Christmas gift that holds a dear message? WHATEVER we do with a heart of faith is for God’s kingdom. ✨ #holyhenhouseshop #package #kingdomwork #housework #chores #attitude #faith #wahm #smallbusiness #ministry #holyhustle
God gives strength to the weary. My husband woke up sick. I woke up tired. The middle of the week can be a tricky place! You see the endurance required to finish well but sometimes, it’s too much to handle. It’s a good thing it’s never too much for God to handle. . . This morning I was reminded of Isaiah 40 as well as Psalm 46. We don’t need to “tackle the day” alone. We can thrive in the middle of the week. We don’t have to wish for Friday because it’s a gift to live today. Invite God in and let Him be your strength. I promise His is stronger than coffee.
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Anyone else need a MENTAL reset after Thanksgiving? I know I usually do! I am a big believe in enjoying the meals and the conversations. I really believe in emrbacing the holidays with a FREEDOM and GRACE mindset not guilt or punishment! • • One thing I do personally notice is my need for a mental and nutritional reset after. My body needs a good detox and so does my mind. So this is where I enjoy plugging in what is known as the 3 day Refresh! 3 days of simple balanced meals with 3 samples of Shakeology and Vanilla Refresh protein shakes along with a simple meal plan with balanced veggies, fruits, and good fats. My grocery list is ALWAYS cheaper when I do the refresh!! No meat and no extra carbs since your body will have what it needs from the shakes and simple meals. • • Let me be clear. This is NOT a diet. This is NOT meant to be maintainable long term. It's a reset for those who are in need of a kickstart with their nutrition or know they are stuck in a downward spiral within their own mind and food. • • Myself and 7 of my friends are going for it together on the Monday Tuesday and Wednedsay after Thanksgiving and so we decided to extend the invite and create a support group around it! It's hard alone lol. We HAVE to order by Friday the 17th (preferably Thursday honestly) so it gets here on time! Let me know ASAP if you’re interested by dropping your email below or sending me a DM!
Bitter. Better. One letter changes everything. We often talk about trials and struggles here. We talk about how it can scar us or shape us. Today I want to ask you, will it make you bitter or better? When friendships go sour. When marriage is challenging. When a door closes. When you can’t see the next step. . . Let’s allow the challenging times to make us better. Let’s surround ourselves with friendships that make us better. Let’s choose to be better over bitter.
THIS HAPPENED!😂🙌🏽 Graham and I decided to FINALLY try the newest partner workout program that is meant to do with your kids, spouse, friends, dad, mom...WHOEVER! I thought it was going to be super cheesy 😬. It was NOT. We were drenched after (this one was only 18 min) and laughed 80% of the time. I loved that we could cheer each other on. . . Any other couples struggle with looking way too much at your phone and not at each other? 🤷🏽♀️I am so excited to do this with Graham when we can! It was such a breath of fresh air to do something together that was empowering and fun. Obviously with his unpredictable doctor schedule we can't commit to every day doing it together but we said at least 3x a week! SO fun!👊🏽
Need to start off the week right? Listen to these short practical devotions to help you balance your spiritual walk with your hustle. LINK IN BIO
#Repost @garyvee Happy Monday ..this “life thing” is all mindset/strategy. Once you get a few core things into your “being” so much more can happen. I highly recommend you understand the concept in this post. The truth about life is a lot of what you stress about just doesn’t matter, it just doesn’t. - The ability to focus on what really matters and impacts your life/business has been the skill that I have noticed has separated the happy and winning from the rest of the pack. - Who’s committed to recalibrating what gets their “energy” #believe #passion #positivity #moremoremore
Ended up with a kiddo in bed with me all night, did some quick holiday shopping, had a meeting and now working before my next two meetings and still have a blog post to write, thank you notes to organize for Madi, and house cleaning. The #holyhustle is real today and I’m loving it! What an honor to GET TO do all this to serve God 💕#workhardrestwell
As you may have noticed, on Sundays after church before church on Facebook live, have been disengaging from all things social media and focusing on time with my family. It felt AMAZING and it gives me 1000x more focus for when my business hours kick back up on Monday. • Sunday is the BEGINNING of the week not the last day and what better way to start a new week than in His presence and without noise? If you caught our church before church teaching on Esther yesterday, you heard my message about being created for such a time as this. Well naturally today I landed in the next book, Job. The whole time I was reminded of this. CHALLENGE. You can NOT spell challenge without CHANGE. Job was already faithful to God. He knew Him but did not fully experience Him. And as many know, through these trials and tests and challenges, it changed him completely. • I pray today we can embrace the challenge and the changes happening in our lives rather than fighting and resisting them. God knows best, so let Him prune, sister. Can I get an amen on this Monday?
CBIFF 2017 opening night feature film Holy Hustle, directed by Mark Cummings SR., is now available on iTunes. Use this link to access the film: http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/holy-hustle/id1278398337 #holyhustle #MarkCummingsSr #OhioFilm #Columbus #filmfestival #blackfilmfestival #movies #cinema #film #director #producer #writer #Ohio
It’s International Day of the Bible. The Bible encourages, disciplines, rebukes, enlightens me and keeps me going even in business. It keeps my hustle holy 🙏 I pray it does the same for you. #bible #bibleverse #biblecelebration #internationaldayofthebible #youversion #hustle #holyhustle
It’s been a fun day of grocery shopping, decorating the house (just a tad little teaser) and cleaning! Meal planning is truly the secret to a successful week in terms of nutrition. Leaving things to Chance and winging is rarely a platform for the best choice. There are no perfect choices but there’s always a better one! And you can see I totally make room for my fun meals too! • • We are off to get coffee and just hang out as a family and the plan is to make zaatar pizzas for dinner (middle eastern flatbread topped with hummus, feta, and chicken sausage). If meal planning is overwhelming, I’d love to simplify it! Just shoot me a message any time 💓Hope you’re all having a great weekend !
.... because I know I need help myself, I choose to help someone else!!! #togetherwestand #holyhustle #supportart #supportyourlocalartist #athomaslifeandstyle #faithandfashion #toGodbetheglory #artislife #talent #cletalent #cleveand #clevelandartists #clevelandsgottalent #help
Caught this glimpse of drying pieces. I️ was overwhelmed at the thought that these messages are being sent one by one from women encouraging other women. Women loving and lifting up their sisters. May we be a dangerous weapon against the darkness. I️ pray for the uprising of women who are so deeply rooted and committed to the cause of Christ, that we feed our faith to starve our doubts. Ignore the naysayers, turn from the critics and press on friends. Let us battle from our knees with arms locked in promise to one another. Promise to sharpen and shield one another. It’s a marathon. #mynestcreations #allforHisglory #workingfortheLORD #useyourgift #handmade #handstamped #onebody #prayingovereachpiece #shoplocal #localisthenewblack #holyhustle #truthtalks #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #communityovercompetition @hellolovehandmade
Creativity does take courage. Today I got to chat and dream with a friend about our Medical Providers Matter Project. She is a doctor wife too and as we talked the dream just kept getting bigger. I just want to spill the details so badly but I know we are in the stage of a whole lot of prayer and taking small steps so the fog can clear one step at a time. That’s how fog works isn’t it? We can’t clear it in one sweep but God does clarify the calling as we put one foot in front of the other. So tonight we are just asking for prayer. Prayer for wisdom. A team. The right platform. Lots of prayer. We appreciate it!!
Do you compare your calling with others’? I know I sometimes fall in that trap. As I was reading this morning I was reminded of the passage from 1 Corinthians 12:17-18👉🏽If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact, God has placed the papers in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be.” • So here is how I understand God’s word: we all have the SAME command. We are to go and preach the good news to all nations (Mark 15:16). Right? Right. HOW we carry out that command becomes the **CALLING** and THAT looks different from person to person. God created us all SO uniquely for a reason! We have different strengths, struggles, pain points, testimonies + spheres of influences. If we all looked the same and did the same thing, we wouldn’t be able to reach as many as we could. • Point is, there is no “right” or “wrong” calling as long as it is GOD who is calling you!So wherever you’ve been planted, sister…bloom.
A reminder as we head into the weekend to unplug and do activities that fill your soul! I promise it’s worth it!
Okay. Big news. I have a testimony about God showing OFF. Only HE could have done this. I like to say that God can do more with our less than we can do with our more! Check out the most recent blog post for more detail —www.carenscorner.com—
As part of our morning routine, Madi and I read a kids devo together. Today we were reading about Paul not being ashamed to share the good news of the Gospel and Madi asked if he was a “positive paw*” 😂 *a positive paw is an award they receive at school for being ready, safe, or respectful - our mascot is a greyhound 😉 So, yes...Paul is a positive paw 💕 #holyhustle
He is already there. That is my thankful Thursday. I am thankful that God is already in my future. Every decision you have to make today, know that God is already there. How comforting is that? . . On Tuesday morning I got to meet with a few sweet mom friends on a conference call just to chat Jesus + mom life and my friend Andrea reminded us of this song by Casting Crowns called “Already There.” It was just what we needed to hear and if you need that reminder, I encourage you to listen to it this morning too! What is one decision you are facing right now ? Whether it’s small or big, God is there. Invite Him in !
Just a mom trying to maximize nap times by choosing to do things that will fill her soul and moving my body is one of those things. Work outs aren’t just for your body but your mind. Not only are you building a strong and resilient body but you’re also building inspiration, passion, commitment, determination, passion, and confidence. It’s not about punishment for that extra piece of bread or cake you are. No! It’s about adding one more minute to building yourself one choice at time. • • PS-it has totally been that kind of day where toys are everywhere, lots of dishes in the sink, and the laundry basket is now our entire guest bed because it’s clearly overdue but my sweat session didn’t take a back seat and now ready to tackle the needs of the house before a long walk with my sweet momma friend and her baby girl!
“We won’t build our faith on fading lights but on the light that never fades.” • • These lyrics are from a song by Unspoken and they have been on repeat in my soul during my business hours today. I️ was losing sight before. In any endeavor, if we aren’t careful, ambition can turn into selfish ambition and we can lose sight of the mission itself. When God called me to work my business only 2 hours a day it was to refocus my heart. • • The truth is, I️ want to be a difference maker. This company just gives me the platform and an opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary movement; one that brings health back in the home. Here is the thing, I️ can’t be a difference maker unless I’m am whole heartedly following THE chain breaker. Jesus. Nothing I️ do will matter if He isn’t behind it. • • The fading earthly glory is nothing compared to the eternal glory that is to come. I️ will continue to commit to this movement because I️ BELIEVE in it and BELIEVE in the One who has called me to it. As my sister and business mentor says, “our business is not transactional, it’s relational.” Now that’s a mission + company I️ can absolutely stand behind! ((I️ apologize for all weird signs my phone is making-that’s the update!))
Every morning tell him [God], “thank you for your kindness,” and every evening rejoice in all His faithfulness-Psalm 92:2 • • Let’s begin this morning with gratitude and end in praise, sisters !
Hello again my friends, it has been some time and I’m back!!! I cannot begin to express how fun decompressing has been, and how much I’ve tremendously enjoyed my extended stay! However, it is now time to return to the fun nitty gritty and dive back into what I am most passionate! 😍😍😍 During the month of November, let us take time to reflect on what we are most thankful, remembering the ones we love and the ones who love us, and continue to adventure on with a kind ❤. On that note, I am beyond delighted and enthusiastic to announce that for the Month of November I will be collaborating with my dear friend and colleague ☆Star Catering Co. Chef Lisa Duran☆. Lisa is not only an extremely skilled and talented 🔪Chef🔪, she also consistently provides delectable noshery, while continuously maintaining standards and quality, expecting and providing the utmost service and professionalism. It is with great honor 👐 to be able to offer complimenting desserts alongside her lusciously scrumptious Pre-ordered Thanksgiving Dinner Menus. Don’t spend time in the kitchen melting away while new moments are just waiting to be created with loved ones…let #bellessucre and Star Catering Co., provide an exquisite and unforgettable Thanksgiving cuisine and desserts for you. Please visit and contact Belle’s Sucre, Sybelle Venegas, Star Catering Co., and/or @lisaeatss /Lisa Duran to view our menus and if you have any inquiries. We very much look forward to hearing from you! Thanksgiving, gratefulness, and much appreciation my friends…. . -✌ and 🤙, Sybelle . . . #blessedbeyondmeasure #happysybelle #bellessucre #starcateringco #lisaeatss #preorder #thanksgivingcuisine #thanksgivingdessert #gettinit #holyhustle #collaboration #cheffriends #cheflife #pastrycheflife #freelancingit #itscalledafreelancehello 😊😊😊
Okay. Legitimate question. It was a gloomy and rainy (actually snowy 😱) day here and so we did lots of snuggles and chilled. Thankful we can do that in the middle of the week! But here is the thing, we have officially hit this bizarre biting stage! MOMMAS...help! • • Whenever he goes in for a kiss, it is then followed by biting my cheek! IT HURTS. Seems like he is so passionate or excited and loses control? We don’t know but this momma doesn’t like it! Any moms have experience with their babies suddenly biting? He could also be teething but man...Can’t a mom just get a gentle kiss 😂
Dear postpartum momma, For some reason, you were tugging on my heart this morning. I want to remind you to embrace the changes your body will go through. Just like seasons change in weather and we learn to embrace each one, so it is with our bodies too. Learn to be gentle with your body, making small and big decisions each day that are rooted in compassion and care. • • You can’t hate yourself healthy. It just doesn’t work. If you feel lost, overwhelmed, or unsure how to start…ask yourself “what is one thing I can do right now that would be kind to my body and bring me joy?” Those small choices each day will compound and add up over time. Maybe it’s taking a nap. Maybe it’s going for a walk. Maybe it’s choosing water over more coffee. Maybe it’s trying a 10 minute workout. Maybe it’s taking 5 minutes to prepare a snack that will leave you feeling good over grabbing the chips again (speaking from experience). • • I remember my journey and how it felt like I was completely starting over but I embraced the challenge and met my body where it was! Don’t look to the right or to the left. No one else has a body like you which means the same workouts or nutrition plan that work for someone else may not work for you. So just focus on YOUR journey and embrace every part of it. The peaks and the pits all matter…they will shape you. Just remember, your worth is not defined my your body fat percentage, BMI, or number on a scale. Be a present mom. That on its own is true success. If you ever need a friend to navigate the journey with you, I’m always just a message away💓
The instruction from God for Moses to climb the mountain is interesting because God knew that Moses needed to get away from all the voices and distraction so that he could focus on what He had to say. And like most of us, Moses is his own worst enemy, and God knew this. That’s why He threw in the extra “and be here” statement. When we’re climbing mountains, accomplishing goals, traveling to a new location, whatever our journey is, we all dream of getting there. We imagine ourselves by-passing the process and being at the top of the mountain. Then when we finally get to that moment, we’re thinking about that next step. How are we going to get down? What bills need to be paid now? How do I get customers? What do I do once I get clients? Sometimes, God is calling us just to be.
Dating is fun to experience and witness. You see the pursuit. You see the desire. You see the commitment. You see the intention. You see the passion. You see the relentless chase. How far does the guy go for the girl? How much will he fight for her? I was thinking back to when Graham and I first started getting to know each other and eventually dating after 6 months building a friendship and spiritual foundation. He was intentional, focused, creative, and full of surprises (he still is!!). That got me thinking about how RELENTLESS God is in pursuit of us, friend. His love for us is SO deep, long and wide that it truly is this great love story. He puts Himself out there, knowing many of us will reject Him, hoping that we will CHOOSE Him as He chose us. • • This morning, I want to remind you that even when others fail you and hurt you, God’s love will NEVER fail. He will relentlessly pursue your heart and will enter the moment you open the door for Him. Sister, you are SO loved this morning. Just as you are. You don’t have to fight for the love, earn it, or change your appearance to get it. Just receive it and watch this pure love change YOU.
Evening reminder that “physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come”-1 Timothy 4:8
It's Monday, which means the new episode of Holy Hustle is up and ready to be downloaded! Available in the iTunes store and Google Play.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. | Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Don’t dwell on your past. Don’t fret about your future. Be on the mountain. Just. Be.
Pumpkin Cheerios. Cereal is totally one of those foods for me I can overeat and not even notice. Who ACTUALLY measures 3/4 cup?! That’s like measuring peanut butter. That’s usually why I don’t bring it in the house. BUT, my husband REALLY wanted pumpkin Cheerios and I honestly love pumpkin anything so we got it. . . One of my goals in my body kindness journey is adding a food in each day that has a “fear” factor to it. No not with recklessness…the goal is to still balance your plate. SO, the last 4 days my vegan superfoods breakfast bowl has had a little bit of pumpkin Cheerios in it. It’s delicious. So far, no 3 cupfuls of Cheerios servings have happened and I really think it’s because I stopped labeling it as off limits and enjoy it within reason. . . Do you have a food that you would consider on your “fear” list? What are some of them?
What are you building? The biggest lesson I learned yesterday from unplugging was this…if I am not careful, my phone can become a tool for building a wall not a bridge. • I noticed how much more intention + attention went to conversations, details, and effort in anything I was doing. I noticed how I was truly LISTENING to people again and not distracted by notifications. I don’t want to build a wall to the outside world. Jesus came to BECOME a bridge, so why am I becoming a wall? • I have nothing against phones, it is where I do 90% of my business. BUT, without proper boundaries, it can consume me and distract me from my KINGDOM purpose which is to love God and love others (my neighbors). • In our LIFER fit community we are beginning a smart phone detox today and I am so excited to take them on this journey with me. Let’s build bridges not walls. Are you in?
An evening reminder💓
WHO IS THIS BABYYY?!😭😭😭 Any other moms just randomly decide to look at ALLLLL their kids baby photos? I’m getting all emotional. I don’t realize how fast Luca is growing up until I stop to remember where he used to be compared to where he is now. • Time does NOT slow down, sisters. We are the ones who have to slow down! We have more time than we think. I really think busyness is a myth. Creating the lives we were meant to live requires intention and ATTENTION! • I’m slowly getting better at being 100% present in the moment vs being physically present but mentally going through my to do list. It CAN wait. Soak up time with your friends and family today. Slow down.
A special message at 5:30AM. This journey the last 2.5 years has been so special and such a privilege. I am STILL humbled that fitness has become my witness + GOD’S business in my life. From the girl who was a former yo-yo dieter, hated her body, left God OUT of the health equation, and battled disordered eating to GRACE, REDEMPTION, FREEDOM, and now I can pay it forward. This business though isn’t just about helping people, but it’s also about finding that special woman who wants to leave an impact in the sphere of influence God gave her! . . This morning at 6:30AM something special is happening. Yes…it’s MAD early!!!! BUT my sweet teammate and I are hopping on live in a private FB group sharing all about how coaching became our calling. Before you scroll away, can I challenge you? Don’t say no to this opportunity because you look at me and think “I could never do what she does” or “I don’t have a social media following” or “I am not even at my best shape.” You DON’T have to be✖️extroverted ✖️in perfect shape ✖️a fitness professional ✖️ a nutritionist ✖️ good at social media. This business opportunity is about HEART + giving you extra accountability on your own journey and it’s about linking arms with others who are struggling because we are BETTER TOGETHER. So if you: 💓Have huge heart to serve others and often puts the needs of everyone else above your own 💓Have a desire to live a healthy lifestyle, but maybe needs some guidance and accountability or maybe.. 💓You already live a healthy lifestyle and want to turn your passion into a business 💓You are willing to work hard now to have more freedom later 💓You are a go-getter, motivated, coachable 💓You are tired of just going through the motions of life and want something you can be passionate about 💓You are willing to commit 1 consistent, dedicated, disciplined + passionate hour a day to this business. 💓You is ready to faithfully go ALL IN and become who you were created to be! . . Are you her? Don’t MISS our sneak peek this weekend. You can 100% catch the replay ANY time OR if you don’t have FB, we can chat via email! Post your email address below or send me a message and let’s see if this could for you!
Shout out to Mr. Kev from @cartooning4kids ! He designed my official logo! I’m feeling all official and stuff lol. Check out his YouTube. My brother loves watching him and you will too! . Which one do you like ? Comment Top,Middle or Bottom. Thanks 🙏
My #livingwellspendingless planner came in and I’m sooo excited to dive in to planning 2018!!! This coming year is going to be revolutionary!!!!! #holyhustle #plannergirls #goalsetting #christwarriors #atruebalance #holistichealing . . . #pcosweightloss #pcosweightlossjourney #pcosfood #adrenalfatigue #adrenalfatiguerecovery #emotioncodepractitioner #emotioncode #glutenfreeeats #wellnessjourney #individualizedweightrelease #nolabels #freetobeme #dowhatsbestforyou #naturalhealing #energyhealing #holistichealth #holistichealing #plantsheal #freedomeating #nolabels #nodiets #allfoodisclean #thebiblesaysso #myjourneycontinues #myjourneymyway
This day just got sweeter ! Daddy’s home before 6pm and now our date night will start early! Clocked out of work by 11am today and just living in each moment God blesses me with. Happy Friday from the Fehrs!💓
If my threenager throws a tantrum from me saying no to watching a show or getting on the iPad one more time I’m going to lose my mind! I’m so guilty of letting screen time get out of control because it can be convenient (car rides, while baby naps, for mama to get a shower!) but it’s time to reel it back in! . . This generation is becoming less and less active and becoming more and more SICK! 1/5 kids are obese, foods marketed to/for kids are sugar laden and overly processed leading to all kinds of horrible physical and behavioral challenges and childhood health diseases. . . We have to make a change! We have to take control! Why not do it together?! . . We are so excited to open our Virtual Gym doors for our very first FAMILY BOOTCAMP called “Focus on the Family!” For 30 Days we are disconnecting from devices (how much is up to you!) and reconnecting as a family - in the kitchen and through fun, buddy at home workouts for any level. . . I’m only taking 5 families because it’s our first one and I want to give my all to these families because I’m passionate about family health. There are 3 spots left, so comment “family matters” below or send me a message and I’ll send you a short video with all of the details! We start prep week Monday and officially kick off November 13th! Pregnant? Postpartum? Clingy baby you need to wear/hold? Don’t worry, I’ve got a workout for you too! I cannot wait to work with you and your sweet family as we commit to Healthy Holidays TOGETHER!! . . 🐦EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: next family to enroll gets 5 WEEKS of simple, budget + family friendly meal plans emailed to you every Friday from our REGISTERED DIETICIAN! FREE. Starting today 😘 . . . . #familyfriday #familyfitness #focusonthefamily #foe #healthyholidays #holidays #healthywifehappylife #familyfriday #flexfriday #fitkids #fitfam #fitfamsofig #fitmomsofig #faithandfitness #faith #communityovercompetition #threenager #boymom #toddlermom #momofboys #momlife #christianfitness #fitnessismywitness #holyhustle
“Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.” - A.W. Tozer
Free. From what? Fear. Pressure. Stress. Insecurity. Doubt. Perfection. The disease to please. Unrealistic expectations. The noise. Rules. The rush. • But how? • Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”-Matthew 11:28-30 • And just in case you need to read it one more time: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”-The Message version. • Friends, we can receive freedom this morning. It is NOT earned. It is a gift. When we relinquish control and let GO, God’s overwhelming peace settles in. It defies logic. It defies understanding. Others will be concerned that you AREN’T stressed. But that’s because, you’re free and you’re His. He cares for YOU. So why waste another second worrying? • What is stealing YOUR peace? Let us hang on to His words + hide them in our hearts on this beautiful Friday.
#keepitsimplesister This is one of the meals I provide to the doctors who are a part of our Medical Providers Matter test project! Turkey meatballs legit take 5 min to prep and 18 min to bake. So easy, delicious + will provide left overs for their lunches! I love coming up with easy nutrition meals that aren’t overwhelming and thankful that I have access to 100+ simple meal plans to inspire me every day! I have been trying to try one new recipe every week so if you have a FAVORITE, drop the link below and I’ll check it out and potentially try it!