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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My Must Haves of 2017

Just a few Must Haves for the New Year

So, you’ve got your planner packed in your meal planning bag as you just strapped on your fitness tracker and ready to tackle your day with your new protein shaker (with protein in it) and 64 ounce water bottle to wash down your salad and chicken breast that you’re going to devour because it’s the New Year and you’re ready for this New You to emerge in the next two weeks, right? Am I exaggerating? Just a little. It has come the time of year that I love the enthusiasm and energy of people making a really effort to stick to their resolutions but I think people miss the mark and don’t adequately prepare...

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Make Your Resolution Stick

It’s that time of year! We are resolving of all the things that we want to improve on.  It’s a new year, a new opportunity to be the best you. Unfortunately, according to StatisticBrain in 2015 about 8% of people who made a New Year’s Resolution succeeded.  I used to be against New Year’s Resolution until I thought about it another way. Ordinarily, people wish, want and hope to be the best versions of themselves.  There is one time a year that we are united in our thinking that we need to make a change for the better in our lives and a New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on what that one, two or maybe three things...

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11th day of FaithFueled Fitmas

Day 11

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, Ephesians 2:14

Yesterday, we talked about the anticipation of Immanuel, Our Savior to be born. What does it mean for Christ to be born? Since we already have seen the effects of his birth, this is not a trick question but mostly a question to insight, “Why are we celebrating Christmas?” I think modern day society we take the conveniences of life for granted. Often taking and never considering how it was given to us and why. Salvation is often taken for granted which I feel disappointing. We were given salvation through the birth and death of Christ and too often once we accept Christ we feel like that is a confirmation of our place in eternity...

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12th Day of Fitmas

The Christmas Season is in full swing and despite my efforts to have a stress free, merry holiday I find myself getting caught up in the wrong reasons for this Holiday Cheer.  In the last few weeks, I have seen “12 Days of Fitmas Challenges” popping up all over my social media.  Never did I see anyone address the reason for the season. Now, I know with the various beliefs not everyone is celebrating the Holiday Season for the birth of Christ but this girl is and I couldn’t think of anything better than taking care of our temples at the same time. Carving out 30 minutes a day to reflect on God’s word to anticipate the birth of Christ and relieve some stress through a 15 minute physical activity.  That’s something that I couldn’t find, so, I made my own!

For the next 12 days we will b...

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