Spread Joy, Stop Hate

My heart is breaking for the state of our country and the lives that are continuously lost on our soil in addition to all the lives out on the line and lost to fight for our freedom. We are blessed and surrounded with strong and brave men and women who fight for us to be able to go to movies, schools and dance clubs and live our lives safely and independently…yet there are terrible acts of hate taking place right here in our towns, Trying to push us into fear and doubt and submission. We can lock up our guns, we can ban them from the market, we can bar our windows and add metal detectors and give away the freedoms that those brave men and women are so selflessly fighting FOR. That might work for a while, it might make a dent, or it might not, it WILL push the hateful people to new means of harming others and to the black market (which is where most of their weapons are purchased illegally anyway) , it WILL take away decent people’s rights to protect themselves and others, It WILL instill a sense of distrust in our government and their ability to fairly protect us without taking away our rights, and it WILL NOT stop HATE. I am not saying I know what the “right” answer is, I am not saying I 100% agree we shouldn’t adjust some laws and regulations. What we should do: we should choose to spread joy, lead with love, and teach respect, responsibility and safety to our youth. We should speak with kindness to ALL people types at ALL times, we should show compassion and acceptance and humanity to all those who cross our path. WE are raising the generation who will run this country into the ground or out of it…We have the power to fight hate but the strongest weapon we have is not a gun or a bomb, it’s our words and our actions. Do not tolerate bullying, teasing, violence, foul speech or exclusion or others. Teach joy, love, kindness and acceptance, fight against making more monsters and towards making more heroes. People turn to hate and destruction out of fear and exclusion, don’t be a part of creating that environment. Be a part of eliminating it. I am not so naive to say that joy & love can fix all our problems, but they can lead us in the direction we need to go.

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Faith and Fitness

I am passionate about faith.

I am passionate about fitness.

Well actually I am passionate about a lot of things….

Pizza. Wine. Stretchy Pants. Uggs. Sweaters that fit like blankets. Family. Friends. Coffee. Holistic Health. The Oregon Coast…the list goes on and on…BUT… None of it matters without my Faith and my Fitness.

Faith is one of my gifts.  Over the past 10 years I have developed a pretty rock solid relationship with God. I believe in Him and His plan above all else. I have been through hard times, ups and downs, and He is always a constant and never-failing source of my positive thinking.  I know beyond a doubt that my relationship with Him is the most important relationship in my life. I love my husband more every day than I did the day before.  I love children more than any human could ever fully understand…BUT God gets it.  Because that is how HE. LOVES. US.

-MIND BLOWN-

I mean, once I got that, my Faith was solidified, like, poured in a vat of cement and connected to my heart FOR-EV-ER!

Don’t get me wrong, the enemy still tries to attack that cement with a sledgehammer but thanks to my relationship with Christ, he can’t touch my heart or my Faith. And I am pretty sure he hates that 😉

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Thanks to my faith in The Lord, I can pursue my purpose in this world with complete and total certainty that I am right where I am meant to be.

HE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR WHEN I AM NOT. 😉

After much prayer, lots of trials and many failures – all of which led to enormous lessons that I use to this day – I am finally in my purpose.

I am talking HEART ON FIRE – CRAZY HAPPY – WILLING TO WORK FOR FREE – DO IT EVERY MINUTE YOU CAN – purpose.  Do you know what that feels like?

For me my purpose is helping others accomplish their dreams, or rather figure out what the heck their dream and purpose is, and then help them achieve it! Help them get time back for themselves!  Take time to focus on themselves! Accomplish things they never even knew they could! Sounds pretty cool right?  YEAH. IT. IS.

And you know what is at the center of all of it?

Health and FITNESS! A fit body, mind and soul…Start with the body and the others will follow – seriously!

Doing something you never thought your body could do = AMAZING FEELING.

Losing weight you never thought you could lose = AMAZING FEELING.

Wearing a size you never thought you would wear = AMAZING FEELING.

Overcoming an addiction you never thought you would = AMAZING FEELING.

ARE YOU SEEING THE COMMON DENOMINATOR HERE? dO YOU SEE WHY i LOVE MY JOB?

 

Once you accomplish something, 1 SMALL thing, that you never thought you could…You start to believe you can accomplish another one, and another one, and another one…and pretty soon you are blowing your own damn mind! Fitness is so crucial to a healthy life and an active body and mind.  Fitness.

Faith and Fitness.

 

So my advice to you:  BLOW. YOUR. DAMN. MIND.

 

If you aren’t sure how, well hell, that’s what I am here for 😉