Devotion and Detox Day 8- Say “No”

Day 8- Say “No”

“It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” Titus 2:12

Intentionally praying my way through this detox got me through this weekend.  Typically, the weekend is when I give up on self-control and give in to temptation. I hope you’re finding ease with temptation at this point in the detox.  I am praying that the daily devotion has given you the ability to say “no” to ungodliness.  Not just for the harmful things that don’t build and support your body but also for other aspects of your life where you are being tempted to do things that are not righteous or of God.  I find that when we are strengthening ourselves in one area, it can be hard to have strength in all areas...

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Devotion and Detox Day 6- Call on Him

and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me Psalm 50:15

Day 6

Too often I hear or women not completing their goals because they just couldn’t do it anymore. When I ask if they prayed their way through often, it’s an afterthought. I too have to try to go it alone especially in times of trouble.

My very first class in college was Intro to Communication. I was the last class of an amazing professor who retired that year. I learned so much valuable information from Professor Spicer. After all of these years, one thing has stuck with me. Professor Spicer told us in class that when people are stressed or frightened, they tend to revert to their original language...

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5 Habits Mom’s do to derail progress

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I made a delicious, nutritious, and fat loss friendly meal for breakfast. Nothing extravagant Apple Chai (Sugar Free) Oatmeal and Hard boiled Eggs.  Something very simple after an intense workout. Ate my serving, that was measured out and a perfect portion, then I did the unthinkable. A habit that I have had since my lil diva’s started eating table food. I am usually mindful but you know how things go, sometimes you slip back into old habits. So, what did I do that is so heinous? As I am clearing the table, I…..yes, I did it. I scarfed down the leftover food from my littlest diva’s plate. (The horror-insert scared emoji here) I went from being completely satisfied with my meal, portion, and calories being in a healthy range...

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Devotion and Detox Day 5- Restore

Day 5

Prayer: Lord, Help me to remember that you will restore. 

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.  1 Peter 5:10

We have a God that cleans up our messes. Often He is right there cleaning up our messes as we are making them waiting for us to stop. Other times He allows us to make the mess, attempt to clean up the mess, make a bigger mess and then come to Him to fix it. I used to have that, “Fix it Jesus” mentality. I would come to prayer after I had hit my head on the wall for the umpteenth time and I was ready to concede and let God take over. “The God of grace” and being the good Father that He is would restore order and create a tidy resolution...

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Devotion and Detox Day 4- Self Control

Day 4

Prayer: Help me to withstand temptation and to have self-control, Lord. 

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12

Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should, right? I can think of a lot of things that we can do physically, mentally but if it dishonor’s God and His creation (which include you and everything else in existence) then we shouldn’t do it. Sometimes our willpower is obscured by other things like dependency and addiction and we can’t do it on our own. When brought to temptation rather than going to our knees we’re giving in. Underestimating the power of Prayer.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we as...

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Devotion and Detox Day 3- Submit

Day 3

Prayer: Help me to submit completely to you


James 4:7 
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

There are a few ways that I like to submit. Scenario A, “God, I’ll give you this issue but can you fix it so that it results like this?” or Scenario B, “Okay, God I am giving this one to you. I can’t take it anymore. Here you go!” A few moments later, “I’d like to take that back and try to handle it myself again I think I figured it out this time.” or Scenario C, “God, I can no longer do this on my own. I have to release my burden to you. I need your strength where I am weak, and I need your love and support when I am strong. Please take my yoke for I can no longer control this on my own.” and you leave it right there at the Cross.

Which, Scenario ap...

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Devotion and Detox Day 2- Bad Company

DAY 2

Prayer: Lord, Help me to avoid people who tempt me.

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10

Enablers are those people in your life that persuade you to use poor judgment. Although, you may love this person there is must be barriers placed because you are now trying a new way of life. Unless they’re interested in joining you hindering you from succeeding is not an option. This verse in the 1 Corinthians stands out to me for a lot of reasons. First, it’s one of Paul’s first points...

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ProYo Banana Pudding Yogurt Cakes

I am one who firmly believes that other than your birthday it should only be an adults right to have cake for breakfast. Unless, they are frozen yogurt cakes. Frozen yogurt cakes are yummy single serve frozen yogurts that you can load with toppings, cookies, or whatever on the bottom and and add yogurt for the “cake” flip it over and it’s a Upside Down Frozen Yogurt Treat!  It’s hard to find a good frozen yogurt like everything something that was supposed to be a healthier alternative can now be considered as sugary over indulgence. I’ve stumbled upon a Yummy Protein Frozen Yogurt that will meat your ice cream craving.

ProYo is a new yummy treat that my family cannot get enough! Before ProYo came to my house they would go through quart after quart of ice cream...

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Devotion and Detox Day 1- Overcome

I NEED THIS NOW!

I need to detox! Not because the nation is getting fit and detoxing. Not because their a special or a tea I really am looking to try but because I am addicted to Sugar.  I know this because as soon as I get a little bit I lose all sense of self control and over indulge every time. I know because when I am looking to mindlessly eat it’s the first thing that is on my mind.  It is also the reason that I am doing a Sugar Detox on January 9th with my FaithFueled Life Women.

NOT MY FIRST RODEO

This will be my third Sugar Detox and this will be the second time I intentionally used prayer to get me through.  I had greater success.  I am also leading this time versus being a participant so that adds a greater motivation to stick it out...

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Weight Loss Reality

A Quick Solution to Lose Weight

It’s a simple enough question, but with all the fads, trends, and theories it begins to get complicated. If you’re not like me and decided to go and pursue a degree in Fitness and Exercise Science the science aspect of it doesn’t matter to you. You’re looking for an answer to your question, “How do I lose weight?” and you’re are looking for fast, noticeable results, right? Then you should stop reading here because unfortunately unless you’re trying to lose 5 lbs, then you may need to have a little more patience.  I find when you break down the science it comes to three things:

  1. Mentally be ready to change.
  2. Eat Right
  3. Exercise Often and Consistently

The Real Solution to Lose Weight

I also know that it takes longer than 21 days to create a lifestyle change, ...

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