Be Totally Fit for Life!

 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV


The posts on this website are for informational purposes only. Please, check with your health care provider before trying any new exercise or weight loss program. You will find articles about health, nutrition, exercise, relationships, Christian wellness, self-image, the Bible, and hazards of the New Age movement prevalent in the general health, fitness, and wellness communities. My hope is to encourage you on your journey to total health as you live out your Christian faith.

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Updates at Be Totally Fit for Life!

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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Dear Friends,

I wanted to update you on what is happening here at Be Totally Fit for Life! There is a lot going on in the background of this ministry. If you aren't already signed up as an Insider, I would encourage you to do so. In...

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Lift to Lose: The Smart Way to Lose Weight

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A frustrated, middle-aged woman in the gym came to me wondering why her weight loss efforts screeched to a halt. She lost 20 pounds so far, but trying to get the last 30 off seemed impossible. So I asked her about her food and exercise. Her meals and snacks fit a healthy weight loss plan. That wasn't her problem, but as she relayed her exercise routine of cardio on the treadmill and elli...

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Make Peace with the Body God Gave You

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

"Who whipped you with an ugly stick?!?!" they teased. My step-dad came from the hills of Kentucky, so his family all had strange ways of showing they cared about family. When I asked why they teased me so much, they replied, "If we didn't tease you, how would you know we love you?" What was normal to them seemed strange to people outside of that setting. They meant well, but I grew up be...

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude in a Self-Entitlement Culture

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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I don't know about you, but it seems people are pretty demanding nowdays. People confuse wants and needs, believing they have a right to what they want. Some believe you don't need to work for a living because the government will take care of you while others believe because they've worked hard for a living, they deserve the best the world has ...

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Your Holiday Survival Guide is Here!

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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Oh, NO! The holiday season snuck up so fast. You’ve made great progress on your journey to total health, but you’re hard-earned results could be derailed. Thanksgiving is only a few days away, you  know. Really, it’s not just Thanksgiving that concerns you, but the whole goodies and treats that blur Tha...

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The Power of Words

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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I knew by the expression on his face I had spoken caustic words before I engaged my brain to choose my words carefully. With his jaw set firmly, he suddenly became a wall. I shut my hubby down with the wrong words, the wrong tone, the wrong attitude. Arguments can be either constructive or destructive. Without thinking, I...

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Why Good Form Matters

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A woman, holding the back of her neck in obvious pain, came out of the exercise studio from a group personal training session. I spotted her as I stood at the check-in counter giving the receptionist a break. "What happened?" I asked. I hurried around the corner of the desk to check out the area of her neck she was favoring.

"We were doing push-ups when I looked up to see what our i...

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Too Much to Hide

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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As we flew into Tel Aviv, I was struck by the light of the city-- up high! I saw the same setting with Jerusalem at night. When I lived in Pennsylvania, the city lights worked up the mountain until it was only a few on top. But in Israel, it was the other way around-- lights were brightest on top, and less down the side of the mountain. Cities we...

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Midlife

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I have to admit, midlife isn't what I expected. For some reason, my mind thinks one thing, but my body says, "Are you KIDDING?" I crouched down one day to get containers from a low cabinet, only to get caught short with my knees rebelling. "Where did THAT come from?" I thought. My knees don't have arthritis, so why the sudden change? Some of it is due to autoimmune issues, but the other is-- ...

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I'm Back! My Trip to Israel

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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I am back in the States and super-excited to share a bit about my trip to Israel with you. What an amazing experience! There is a richness to the lessons the Lord gave me through our group tour by Discovery Cruises and Tours.  First, we were blessed...

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