A little motivation goes a long way!
I have never regretted getting a workout in that I can remember. I have, on the other hand, regretted not getting one in...purposely.
Seems we sometimes forget how powerful a school of virtue sport is. It's not easy to curb our will, but the more often we do it, the better we become at it. Our human default setting doesn't naturally gravitate to things which are laborious, painful or foreign. Sport can throw all that at us at once.
So continue joyfully to work on your workout, to see more than just temporal benefit. When correctly applied, the lessons gained through our training will help transform us from the outside in.
Likewise, what we do for the training of our soul will transform us from the inside out.
Be mindful and intentional of applying your training investment correctly!
Do not be conformed to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:2
Transformed for freedom in Him!
Dear Fit Catholic Moms,
If you’re like me, you’ve got a pile of unread books on your nightstand - about raising faithful children, finding time for prayer, or being a better wife.
And maybe you’ve got an inbox and Facebook feed full of wonderful insightful blogs that you just can’t keep up with.
You’re often overwhelmed, tired, stressed, and you feel like you’re alone on this journey of motherhood.
In my quest for support, connection, and guidance, I’ve signed up for webinars, e-courses, and other programs but it’s so hard to find the time to sift through what’s good - not to mention what is in line with my Christian values!
That’s why I’ve decided to act and help other mothers discover practical, to-the-point, concrete solutions to our biggest challenges and concerns.
The Inspired Mom Summit launches live, January 2nd through January 14th and will be your lifeline in these crazy times.
And the best part about all this is that…
…It’s FREE for you to attend!
Click Here to Claim Your Free Pass
This event is going to be game changing! I know you’ve probably heard that before…right?
The difference this time is…we’ve done all the heavy lifting by assembling a world-class group of experts for you that truly understands us and our needs, all in one place…
…all you need do is show up!
You’re going to learn exactly how to…
-Slash Your Grocery Budget
-Be Free from Perfectionism
-Handle Technology with Children
-Find Peace and Joy in the Trenches of Motherhood
-Deal with Toxic Overload
-Raise Faithful and Virtuous Children
-Overcome the Unthinkable
-Handle Your Wardrobe
-Achieve Your Fitness Goals (This is where I speak!)
-Deal with Postpartum Depression
-Dream new dreams for Special Needs Children
-Make Working from Home Possible
And a whole lot more…
Now, all that’s left to do is to claim your Free Ticket.
You only need to reserve your digital seat once to attend each day of the online summit. Registration is free from now until the end of the event.
This is going to be an awesome eye opening experience!
Simply Click Here to Reserve Your Seat before life gets in the way and you forget…
Also, put the dates in your calendar so you're reminded of it!
Your free pass will give you access to listen to these 24 amazing guest speaker presentations over a full two weeks of the event, and you will get to listen each day for free!
Just for you momma,
P.S. We’re trying to get the word out about the event and you’re one of the first to know! If you wouldn’t mind sharing the free registration link with a few others you may know who would want to also claim a free pass… I’d really appreciate it! (Plus you’ll look like a super hero for being the first to share!)
Here’s the link again that you can share:
Click Here to Claim Your Free Pass
When the going gets tough...will you fall back toward that old self or standup and charge forward in a new and more perfect way?
I am facing the music on this rignt now while I write. The words, much less the reality of 5:30 a.m. and I, have not historically been written into the same sentences. We just don't do things together!
Seriously! How completely enticing to remain under the wraps and warm weight of covers snuggled against the soft body of my breastfed son sleeping peacefully in the early morning darkness. How intoxicating to smell his precious head and sink a little deeper into the pillow top mattress and claim again to God that, "I'll lay here and pray effectively and go to the depths with you Lord. I will." I enter into stillness and prayerfulness...for but a second...zzzzzz...zzzzzz...
Rise oh frail flesh! Rise and face the discomfort of the wintry morning floor. Feel the chill of the unheated room. Confront the teapot and bland herbs as you fast from delicacies. No coffee with homemade raw peppermint whipped cream for you...not yet.
I have set my alarm early to set my sights high. I will fast, watch and pray. The Lord is nigh. Will one more hour of sleep really benefit me more than one hour of prayer? I think I'll opt for prayer and rest with my littles later if I must.
The night is now long spent. The Savior who is Christ the Lord is calling and coming. I await with wonder his virginal birth and Incarnation. I enter in with him in this moment looking with anticipation and readiness as to where he will be born.
My early rising as an act of penitence allows me a chance to tidy the manger of my heart, rearrange the hay of over activity, quiet the animals of negativity and disbelief, dim the light of the flashy fake world and prepare a place appropriate for a lowly birth into what ought to become a lowly heart.
That God should incarnate as a man (a beautiful newborn boy no less!) is profound mystery!
That God should depart back to his relms and leave himself for consumption by humankind in the Eucharist is profound mystery.
That God should reside in the human heart and point us to our true north and that we should be magnatized by him is profound mystery.
What we are really watching and waiting for will be revealed in his Second and Most Glorious Coming! That is what we watch and wait for. That is what we long for. That is why I am verticle at this hour of the morning!
WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE.
We cannot let the world cloud over our hope. We cannot let it lift up his blanket of peace. We cannot get carried off by all the emptiness it offers at every turn.
The same applies to all of us in the face of faith, fitness, food and family.
Do you want it? Recommit!
Do you want it? Reconnect!
Do you want it? Re-consecrate!
It's not easy, but right now we have a choice to gather up today's wasted moments (see them as such) and pull them together for a slot of prayer firstly, then exercise and nutrition. Let us also concentrate on how we can spend ourseves for others in our family.
Free up time for formation, your formation! I will too!