You’re waiting until Lent.
You’re waiting until summer.
You’re waiting until they’re grown.
They’re missing out. They are at the point where each could fill in the black with a number of negatives relating, “My mom is always ___________.” You know what they’d say. You would be disappointed, but not surprised. They are your witnesses.
You know yourself. You know yourself at least well enough to discern what you’re not doing well, and if any of it falls into the categories of your body, your soul or your life well-lived, then you can go curl up in that shell of yourself that you’re becoming or…
Mount up! Learn to walk again, and then to run! Take up your mat! Your sins are forgiven!
He (or she: YOU) went walking, and leaping and praising God! (Acts 3:8)
If you gave any power to the scripture above it would move you straight out of your own excuses, dare I say, your paralysis.
Your life would become a pipeline of possibilities. I get to see this small miracle every day, women once paralyzed by their thoughts, their crippling actions to the chains of habits now becoming free.
There are methods to get you onto the physical freedom you desperately need, and living the spiritual capacity you’re made for.
Why would you ever prolong the paralysis when it’s optional? Let’s move you to the next levels.
Meet me in your own free hour chat on where you’re at! It’s no loss to you to gain the best, healthy and actually Catholic perspective on moving ahead in grace and grit.
In firmness and in truth,
Coach Rebecca Dussault
2006 Winter Olympian
2010 World Champion
15 x National Champion
Coach, Mentor, Mother of 6
@fitcatholicmom (IG or FB)
🍂Nourishing November invite!
I need healing. We all do.
We all have those things which could be better about our bodies or emotions. I might be the picture of health to some, but I have my own struggles which I want to heal to live more optimized.
After 7 pregnancies and 14 full years of nursing, my body has been significantly gifted on behalf of others for 20 years. I love that God has used me to bring life into the world, but I am still doing that daily in different forms.
After decades as an elite athlete I have worn myself thin reaching peak performance, through constant travel and all the sacrifices that career entails. I still need to be world class, but now it’s for the function of helping other people function highly.
Despite a beautiful life growing and raising a significant portion of our own food, I still need a boost to get my body to where it needs to go through necessary times of reset. I am craving a detox for significant improvement in digestion, absorption, utilization and elimination of my foods.
I choose to heal using a protocol of non-GMO, beyond organic, regeneratively grown superfoods. Purity and potency I can trust! I will be conducting this 30 day health reset called Nourishing November which spans from Monday, Nov. 8th - Dec. 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception!
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Let’s deeply connect on this journey to ratify our health and holiness in community with accountability and a really full and healthy Catholic approach.
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Coach Rebecca Dussault
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You’ll know the power you have as a person when you DECIDE the timing is right to begin the fight.
You’ll not have to second guess if you’ve tasted enough samples, tried enough classes, bought enough equipment, and read enough ingredient lists.
You’ll simply be ready to begin because you DECIDED that it was time.
Converting your fear of self, others, and the process begins when we look upon the cross of Christ and know that he makes all things new, even YOU.
You must take a long stare in belief that you can change, and DECIDE you must.
Yep, it may take forms you never thought it would!
It might be you at home with someone leading you through full length workouts on your own rug, surrounded by your loved ones.
It might be incredible capsules of organic herbs and densely nutritious and detoxifying green drinks.
It might be you returning to the Rosary and walking and running to the pacing of prayer.
It might be early nights to be without a phone and earlier mornings in your icon corner.
You don’t know what He will use until you DECIDE that it is right to DECIDE.
Do you know why you want to be faithful and fit? Are you sick of dwelling on and in your personal hell? Then DECIDE your way out of this darkness.
I dare you!
Let’s hold hands and run this race. I’d love to coach you through a very tried and tested process to get you crushing your vocation using Faith, Fitness and Food daily to stimulate and perpetuate the best YOU…the you that finally DECIDED.
Book with me for your free consultation call.
This hour of power changes those who take me up on it. We’ll get you clear on where you personally are, and what DECISIONS need made.
Blessigns and grace,
I hate to break it to you, but the majority of women will never get fit at a gym! Why? Well, most don’t even want to go there in the first place. They have full-time work, homes, families and hobbies which drag their time and attention away.
Plus, who wants to workout at the same location all the time, use the same public equipment, and feel like you’re at a meat market? Not me.
You will do just fine outside this model!
After helping hundreds of women transform their bodies, I can tell you that the secret to winning the game of fitness is to imbue it with hope, going from dread to anticipation.
Here’s the thick of it…ready?
The difference then remains in the space between your choices.
Are you the mom who will drink a high calorie breve latte and stare at Fake-book while your children play at the park OR will you grab your water, say a prayer with your children before exciting the car and then run around and play hard with them as you climb, balance and chase?
It really is the tale of two moms at the park with kids for 45 min. One wins at this and the other slips deeper into her personal hell.
Choose the simple things that make this sustainable and kick the gym mentality to the curb.
The difference then remains in the space between your choices.
Are you the mom who drinks wine while folding 5 loads of laundry while gossiping on a phone call with a girlfriend at night OR do you grab that laundry and do a lunge in between each piece as you fold, also recognizing that each garment comes with the suggestion that you pray in intercession for the person who wears it?
It really is the tale of two moms tackling laundry for 25 min. One wins at this and the other slips deeper into her personal hell.
Don’t get carried away…there’s a time for a latte, a glass of wine and chatting with our girlfriends, but your health is made up of MOMents which create MOMentum for you.
So, your next call needs to be with me! I want to ignite and inspire the mom that IS in you who sees a very faithful and fit life as super achievable. Let’s lock arms and get you going properly and with ease and grace.
Book your personalized call with me a free hour of power!
Be THAT woman in Christ,
Training for World Championships with US Olympic Gold Medalist, Kikkan Randall, years ago in Germany.
"The course has really changed my whole outlook. Faith should permeate all I do but often I didn't make a real connection between my physical health, my exercise and food choices, with prayer and offering to God. What an amazing gift to realize how important both body and soul are to honoring the Lord! I came into the course feeling really discouraged about my fitness levels and weight. As I progressed through the weeks of mindset work, creative exercise routines and food information I realized I was really seeing important changes in my body and energy levels. It's helped me realize that with prayer, creativity and determination I can make change happen."
- Anne P.
You keep hearing the whispers, the talking heads, and a some raised voices saying that “Christians don’t practice self-care.”
Truly, we are to be selfless, self-donating, self-emptying and that the self, in fact,
must die…to self.
While all of this IS true, caring for ourselves does NOT diminish our ability to do those very things.
Let’s correlate some things, take off the blinders, and see…
The woman upset at life, emotionally eating, gaining weight, refusing intimacy - unhealthy!
The woman stressed by kids, escaping into her phone, comparing and despairing - unhealthy!
The woman working long hours, unsatisfied and over-tapped with her home descending into chaos - unhealthy!
The woman with her mind continually on her flesh, the weight of additions looming, checking out from opportunities and deeper calling - unhealthy!
Need I go further?
These are women who do not Catholic self care! These are they.
Are you contained within those lines and yet expecting your greatest work for Christ is coming from those places?
I’ll wait right here and watch. I’ll observe the lack of self-care and see how that goes for you.
I have tried some of this before myself…and IT DOES NOT WORK! You will hate the places it takes you.
Self-care is actually all about doing the things that will help you be in better health—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – 3 John 1:2
The kingdom is now. The kingdom is here. Treat yourself as a queen who takes time to do things RIGHT and WELL.
Chose your approach to life - (FAT) Apathetic - showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm or concern or (FIT) Ignited - aroused, inflamed, activated.
The Gospel of Luke 9:62 imparts plainly what Jesus thinks, “No one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Do not conduct your SOUL care and forget your SELF care or you’ll imbibe one unhappy, unhealthy and unholy woman.
Prayer, works, silence, retreat, adventure, formation, fitness, rest, challenge, study, and more constitute Catholic self care.
I’d love to active your potential WITH you. I want to give you method in ample supply so you can take your Catholic self-care to the next level.
Do you want to be free? Start hating your personal hell immediately and reach out! I’m here to sculpt this with you and get your greatness going!! Book a totally FREE one hour chat with me.
In the passion of the PASSION of Christ, lover of mankind,
IT'S YOUR FAITH!
IT'S YOUR FAMILY!
IT'S YOUR FITNESS!
IT'S YOUR FOOD!
IT'S YOUR FALL!
Better be poor if healthy and fit than rich if tormented in body.
Health and strength are better than any gold, a robust body than untold wealth.
No riches can outweigh bodily health, no enjoyment surpass a cheerful heart.
Better death than a wretched life, and everlasting rest than chronic illness.
Everything was pointing in the direction of a big, fat ‘NO.’ It was 2006, and I was trying to qualify for my first U.S. Winter Olympic Team. I was unwell with aspects of my health due to overtraining. I was a mother, a breastfeeding mother at that, and a wife. No one else on the U.S. Ski Team was even married, so the light I was painted in was not a bright one at times. My choices during these many years which saw us traveling, racing, and living family life on the road as a prelude to the Games were full of choices quite contrary to those of most elite female athletes. To boot, I was also not on contraception of any kind and had that and other of my actions held in question. The slog to qualify and represent this nation was seemingly all uphill, but wait, cross country skiers are made for that, skiing uphill!
Obviously, to get from strapping on skis for the first time in the completely flat town park where they used to drag the snow around to flatten it with an old mattress, all the way to the point of skiing gracefully in the Olympics, takes perseverance. Many untold times along the way I took the ‘no’ of others, and turned it into a ‘yes’ of mine. This is never an easy process as it involves discernment, and that’s not on my resume under a list of SKILLS.
The ‘no’s’ flew in my face about opportunities lost if I didn’t move states, train as much as non-mothers, choose to travel with family, and remain stubbornly faithful to my Catholicism. I didn’t care, and felt invited by God to preserve in being salt and light in the racing world and beyond, so in 2006, I finally had the distinct pleasure of representing my faith, family and our great nation in Torino, Italy at the Winter Olympics.
That would be tidy if the story ended there having achieved my dream, and our family’s goal. It didn’t. I conceived and carried our long awaited second child shortly after the Games ended, and our family went back to “normal” life for a time before my husband suffered terribly with Ulcerative Colitis. This auto-immune nightmare took him all of the way out of the workforce and eventually had us seeking ski racing as a way for me to provide again for the household. I willingly took another stab at qualifying because the dirt (snow) we’d contest the 2010 Games on was in Vancouver, just hundreds of miles from my home.
The U.S. Ski Team tallies points for a year for the sake of qualification for these larger competitions, and in my case, I had just half a year let to try and gain ground on the gals gunning for the Games. I raced with heart, poise and passion as a mother of two having come through a hellish two years of my husband’s illness. I won a National Championship, and added to my tally making it 15 National Titles! There I sat in 6th on the points list knowing that seven was the minimum women’s xc team size fielded to Winter Games historically. Then came the ax of “coach’s discretion,” the clause which fully empowered the body of US Skiing Coaches (all male) to cut me from a second Olympic birth and nix me from a team I had just made against all odds. An injustice, yes! A persecution of my fidelity to faith, fertile femininity, family, and more? Absolutely!
My perseverance couldn’t be taken from me, however. In the face of the incredible let down by the National Team I had skied thousands of kilometers for in tens of countries, I decided to flow my fitness and focus in another direction entirely. I made a hard pivot and quickly booked a ticket to Norway that late February to represent the U.S.A at the World Championships of Winter Triathlon 2010.
My well played plan was perfectly executed in dramatic fashion (that’s a whole other story), and it’s because I persevered that I could proudly stand on the top step of the podium belting out the US National Anthem as the newest World Champion...the glory of God. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, author and perfecter or our faith. Dare great things for Christ, and when the world tells you ‘no,’ tell them, “watch me!”
- This post was inspired by Paul Kapsalis' talk in the OSV Talks series, a series of topics from prominent Catholic leaders to spark discussion, explore new or re-explore old approaches, and inspire creative thinking, all from the heart of the Church. https://www.osvtalks.com
I’m sick of people I love being sick.
I’m tired of people I love being tired.
And guess what…I love all people, so that would include you!
We all deserve to have our lives optimized so we can show up and be EFFECTIVE and IMPACTFUL, but it hardly happens when we’re living life on our own back burners.
I’ve been there. I’ve been in the exhausted, overweight, face full of acne, woe is me, wish my life was different, how is this happening club. It’s not a place anyone of us should remain while having the power over that situation if we willed it.
We don’t need to stay in that space no matter how long we’ve been there, and for sure it means making changes. I had to eat differently, move differently and pray differently to get beyond where I was really stuck.
For us to get to someplace we’ve never been, we have to do things we’ve never done. What are you not doing that would move the dial for YOU?
Getting up earlier?
Hydrating on water?
Cutting the junk media viewing out?
Eating potent, body healing foods?
Sitting in silence and contemplation?
Dating your spouse?
Deep cleaning your house?
Your departments of concern are yours, but what we hold in common is the need to feel good, zesty and very much alive!
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirt of fear, but of power, and of love and of prudence.”
It is very prudent, powerful and loving to take care of oneself. It smashes the spirit of fear that grips and grinds in your mind when you get into action and take care of things including you through faith, fitness and food.
Will you boldly decide that your gains of strength and stamina can convert into a more total and selfless serving of others? Will you stand in the conviction that you are tired of being sick and tired to the point of reaching for solutions?
This isn’t stuff that is hard to do, but you have to do it.
Live the wisdom.
Reap the benefits.
Let me pour into you on a totally personalized phone call for one hour of my time to consult with you deeply and for FREE. You will take much from this valuable call. I see many women get their spark light and then go light fire!
All yours for health and holiness,
The Fit Catholic Mom WISE Gals course has been so helpful for me in developing a new mindset around fitness. Rebecca's guidance has taught me to find creative ways to build fitness into my life as a mom, no crazy life altering gym attendance required, just learning to move alongside my children as we go about our day. The way that the WISE Gals course offered me a holistic approach to changing my approach to fitness, faith, and food has helped me make sustainable changes to my life that will continue long after the course concludes. - J. Koehler
You know it all too well. You've walked untold miles in the shoes of overwhelm, having so much on your plate that nothing great is getting done, much less the mountain of the mundane that stands in your way: dishes, laundry, dishes, laundry, wipe and wash, to and from work, up and down go babies, in and out of town, left and right run the teens, down and out...FEELS THE MOM.
I get you. In fact, I totally get you!
As I type this I am distracted by the background noise of a 4 year old and the two year old on my lap straddling to happily nurse and hang on for a time. They are happy. They are with me and not being pushed away. I can think of situations more productive for my work, but my kids need this mom-preneur, and it feels right at the moment that they are included in my productivity. After all, I'm here to write to you about the feeling of overwhelm, over-extension and anxious racing through the tunnel of life.
St. Josemaria says, "There are some who pass through life as through a tunnel: they fail to realize the splendor and the security and the warmth of the sun of faith."
You can't see the view when you're going through the tunnels of central Europe, and it's only because you're going from the grandeur of one view of the Alps to the other. You are literally under the mountain atop you.
When you are feeling like you are overwhelmed and under-productive in your vocation, you are figuratively stuck in the tunnel beneath all the greatness that surrounds. You have to get into action to get out of that tunnel where the air is stale, polluted and harmful to you.
Go oxygenate yourself with spiritual, physical and mental practices. Shelve what are the niceties, and get to the necessities. Do them regularly. Do them well.
What can you go without today that is racket, clutter and chaos for your world? What will you trim out so you can show up in the more important things in life?
Will you trade social media time for a workout or other self-care? Will you trade t.v. viewing for the mysteries of the holy Rosary? Will you trade driving to fast food for pulling out the veggies and meat to make a savory feast with your love to garnish it? Will you trade staying up late on your phone so tomorrow you can RISE into your intention and out of your overwhelm?
You can be built and blessed in Christ, but it may take a deeper formation than you know. This may take more expertise that you actually have. It may take someone training you and speaking life into you that you've previously not had.
I want to mentor you into living your ideal, manifesting what you dreamt was possible, and creating a life and legacy you're really proud of for the glory of God.
If you wait to trigger this opportunity, just pull overwhelm in a little closer cause you're going to be cozy with it...
Let me talk with you soon on my time and my dime so you can strike CLARITY... finally. Book our chat HERE.
Do you feel the urgency? Can you hear the call? Did you get the memo?
This weekend you are called and guided by your life of Christ to connect with those around you! Reach for the high road with body, mind, and soul to grow! Carve out a time of prayerful rest and reset!
You're able to do these things, but are you available?
The forerunner of our needs for this weekend is, us, steeped in Christ. We are each able to go deeper, stretch further and climb higher, but NOT if we're too busy to make that happen. I'd suggest this as a small bit of framework to open up the spaces you crave this 4th weekend of Lent.
Here's how you might answer the call:
1. Take a silent and prayerful 30 min alone...
Commit to more prep before going to Mass or in thanksgiving after receiving the Eucharist. Perhaps you stay up later tonight and hit that darkened silence and stillness with a lit candle and an icon or crucifix. Whatever you do, make space and sacrifice your busyness on the altar of your life.
2. Get out the door and exercise with others...
There is connection and community waiting for you on a fitness effort over the weekend. Needing to hear and be heard by your spouse? Accomplish that on a fit outing to communicate with body and mind. Want to see that girlfriend for fellowship? Meet up for some fitness at the same time. Kids getting a little stir crazy in the home? Head to a park and play really hard for 30-45 min. while they do, expressing your youthfulness. Pop on a Catholic podcast and just keep cranking.
3. Hydrate and detoxify the bodily systems...
This is as simple as eating really fresh fruits and veggies this weekend. Make sure to take in a good quantity of raw or steamed produce and more raw fruit (eaten all by itself) than you have lately. Saturate the body, filter the kidneys, release the toxins and regenerate the cells. Sip on teas, make organic protein powder into a thin and hydrating smoothie. Relax and rest the system with proper nutrition in good amounts.
4. Plan the next week with a quick sketch of what you want to do...
If you fail to plan you have effectively planned to fail. Our time of returning to the Lord this Lent is quickly closing and you'd better want to savor each fleeting moment. Planning will secure better practices so things are already prescribed for you, taking the guess work out, so you step fully into your daily YES.
If you want a life crafted with intention and action for the flesh and the spirit, it's time you were only just ABLE, but avail-ABLE. I'll help you create this and thrive. Give me a call this week to discuss for free what this could look like for you personally. Book me down below today!
Now, go enjoy an active and deeply faithful weekend with God, yourself and others.
Glory to Jesus Christ,