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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

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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 to Continue Your Total Health Journey When Your Family Isn't on Board with You

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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Opposites attract, that’s for sure. Two totally different people with a handful of common interests walk down the aisle to say, “I do!” From that day forward they are now one. Or at least, as far as God is concerned. Later down the road, when your scale whines, “Lose weight!” you find out just how different t...

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Why I Teach Christian Alternatives for Zen-based Exercise Forms

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)



“Martial Arts is a RELIGION!” retorted a staunch fundamental brother in Christ when he found out that my first hubby and I had a Christian martial arts ministry. It was as if we were caught smuggling contraband into the Church. Interestingly, many people we knew from our Southern Baptist church had enrolled their children in local Taekwondo classes to help them learn self-defense an...

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5 Ways to Measure Weight Loss Success (Other Than the Scale)

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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I recently posted a meme that said, “If you’ve become obsessed about weighing yourself often to see if you’ve lost weight, then put the scale away.” That meme seemed to put some of my friends and followers off. Please, let me clarify that statement. I was anorexic in my last year of high school and beginning of college. In my pre-...

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Why You Jump from Diet to Diet with No Lasting Results: What to Do About It

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



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We’ve all done it. Our jeans are don’t fasten anymore, so it’s time to lose weight. Again. We ask our friends and scour the internet for the “best” diet. Once we have our scopes on one, we buy our “diet food” for this one and jump in full force! One week is a bit tough, but we do it. The nex...

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Exercise: What's Holding You Back?

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)


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I remember standing with a group of kids while team captains picked their teams. I waited and waited for my name to be called until I was the only one left standing there… waiting. “Oh, do we HAVE to take HER?!?!” the team captain whined. The teacher insisted they did. I always held the end of the jump rope bec...

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10 Ways Christian Health, Fitness, and Wellness Will Help Your Work Life

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)


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I hear it over and over, “We are too busy to do what we need to do for ourselves! Isn’t that selfish anyway?” What a common mantra people of different walks of life, faiths, and family status! You know what is so sad? Christians rarely see it differently! I recently addressed Christian health, fitness and wellness in my blog po...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #7: Our Relationship with Jesus Christ Permeates All Aspects of Life

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Alright, Char, You say, “What’s the deal? Where is the best exercise or next weight loss secret? Hmmm?” To be honest with you, you can find the next best move for this and that, the best low calorie recipe, and the next weight loss gimmick anywhere on the ‘net. Don’t worry. You are welcome to jump around on the Diet Merry-go-R...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #6: God Created Us to Live as an Interdependent Community

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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I’ve moved so much in my life, I ought to write a book about it. Each time we pulled up stakes with our belongings loaded in a moving truck to make our home in another city, I tried to consider it a new adventure. “We will just have more friends to meet!” I told my kids.But after several moves, that forward thinking mel...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #5: Our Beauty Comes from God Who Created Us.

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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Almost every woman wants other people to think she is beautiful, especially her boyfriend or husband. The truth is not every one of us is beautiful in appearance to everyone around us. I never really felt beautiful. I’m not to the majority of the world, to be honest. Both of my husbands believed otherwise. Each one felt that ...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #4: Knowing Your Value in Christ helps You Value Yourself and Others

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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I forgot something valuable in my last post: the purpose of taking care of your health. This week’s post ties into that issue.


Over the years of working with clients with weight loss and health improvement goals, I’ve noticed a lot of people with poor self-images. The internal messages running in...

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