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 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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How Do You Do It?

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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Hey, I'm out right now, so I've asked a couple of my writing friends to share some great posts with you. This is a guest post by my writing coach and author of

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Slaying the Jealousy Serpent

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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As I worked my way through the fitness center cleaning equipment,  a younger woman huffing and puffing on an elliptical said to me, "I HATE YOU! I wish I looked like you," she exclaimed. Her statement surprised me. I was old enough to be her mother! She was around 5' 7", larger bone frame, and a bit thick, but certainly not fa...

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Encore Post: Suspended Animation

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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This post was previously enjoyed on Totally Fit 4 Life's website in 2015. It has been updated and revised.

My husband is a private pilot who flies single engine planes. This has been a love of his since he was a teenager. He is so skillful and smooth as he moves through the air in such a marvelous machine. I am ...

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The Value of Downtime for Your Journey to Total Health

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Not long ago, my hubby and I looked at each other and we admitted we needed US time. Sure, we see each other every day, but we don't get to spend quality time together as often as what we need. Each of us has been working hard, feeling spent. So, we packed our suitcases and traveled a few hours for our getaway. It wasn't anything spectacular. We explored the downtown of a large city he remembe...

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Clinging to the Vine

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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We talked about sharing our fruit last week. This week I thought we could continue with the fruit topic.

My organic gardening adventure this year has produced great results. I harvested so many tomatoes and beans I was able to share them with my Mom and neighbors. Even with such a fantastic yield, I've had a few resilie...

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Plot Your Course for Effective Healthy Weight Loss

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I remember when we got our first GPS. Our techie son-in-law had one singing it's praises, so we decided to get one on sale for my first husband to go on a job interview in another state. He put the address into the GPS to plot the trip. Before GPS, we used to use Google Maps online for the directions and printed it out to take it with us. This was wonderful! He did run into a snag in the mount...

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The Role of Mental Health on Faith and Physical Health

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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One woman I knew flew into a frenzy cutting up papers in the department office at work. She thought she could make something cute from these papers our boss needed to keep.She was easily misunderstood which caused her to feel as if no one wanted to be her friend. She was intelligent and the peo...

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Encore post: Ancient of Days

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Today's post is an encore post edited and updated from the former Totally Fit 4 Life website from November 2015. I am the author of this post.

My first husband's family gathered for Christmas at the church where he grew up. It was usually on a Saturday before the holiday so everyone could come. As the children became teenagers, they would share something with u...

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Sharing Fruit

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I was driving home on a main road in the country when I found myself stuck behind a car going well below the speed limit. This frustration in the middle of my crazy busy day was not what I had in mind. I had place to be and things to do. After a few miles, I had a clear way to pass the elderly man behind the wheel of an old "boat" of a car. As I came along side of him, he sped up....

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Exercise Trends 2017

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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I remember newbies coming into gyms where I worked previously. Eager to get started with their weight loss and fitness goals, they came in with their best workout clothes ready to get going. Unfortunately, most of them felt overwhelmed with the vast offerings of exercise classes, equipment, and special programs. When I met with some of...

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