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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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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 1: God Made Us to Move

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)



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Since I was a little girl, I loved to move. I climbed trees, swung on my swing set, walked down our tar and gravel road to go ice skating on a neighbor’s pond, and rode my bicycle to friends’ houses. A cold, snowy day was an invitation to come outside to make snow angels and build snowmen. Young children move....

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Getting Your Workout On: Finding Your Fit in Fitness

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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A couple of questions I am often asked is: When is the best time to exercise? Where should I exercise? It sounds like simple, cut and dried answers would be the key. It is not. God did not create us the same and He certainly didn’t give us all the same lifestyle or family situation. Praise God! Life would be so boring, wouldn't it? When consid...

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Encore Post: Are Mid-Life 'Tweeners Destined to be Fat and Unhealthy?

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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First posted in October 2016 on Totally Fit 4 Life. Reposted October 18, 2018 on Be Totally Fit for Life. All work is my own.


I think young adults are amusing when they think people in their 40s are old. When someone I know turns 40, they are often perplexed at the loss of hair, migration of hair, the gray hair -- m...

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Back on Track: Recovering from Setbacks

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I went cycling on a local trail with my hubby this past weekend. The ride started off tough for the first 3 to 4 miles. My legs burned badly. “Stop it!” they screamed. But I pushed through anyway and the burn went away. Walking 1 to 3 miles a day is good, but doesn’t help me stay in shape. Cycling f...

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Why Healthy Living Should Fit in Your Schedule (How to Do It)

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

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Your smartphone alarm goes off early in the morning for you to drag body out of bed and take off at a breakneck pace. You look at your calendar app just to see it packed again. What’s first? Your schedule bleeds into your evening. Somewhere you squeeze in picking up your kids and ordering groceries for pick up. It’s the same grind ever...

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Water Exercise Training for Painful Joints

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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I've been certified by the Arthritis Foundation, the YMCA of the USA, and studied with the American Council on Exercise for water exercise instruction. The following comes from 18 years experience teachin...

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