So you still haven’t kicked her habits to the curb, your lower self, the one that retells her story everyday. Same dang thing.
Yeah, she’d like to stay. She’s cozy.
She comes around to amuse you with her justification of anger, impatience, anxiety, over-consumption, ignorance, and control or worse.
She is satiated on the unfulfilling parts of life no doubt and this summer hasn’t changed a thing YET.
For goodness sake. Why not?
“Here’s what I think integrity is: it’s choosing courage over comfort, choosing what’s right over what’s fun, fast or easy, and practicing your values.” B. Brown puts it well.
So, is it too late?
Are you beyond help and outside hope just because June and July weren’t very transformational for you?
It may have taken this long to get motivated, but it didn’t take TOO long.
Timing is everything, especially His timing for you. Is His still small voice activated in the ear of your heart? Be honest!
Is the Lord nudging (or shoving) you forward to do something about yourself for your sanctification using sport, nutrition and prayer to heal for real?
Then let’s get you rolling in fun, sustainable and Catholic ways…or just stay in your pain.
The free will to choose is what you have.
Take time to discover your better self realized through help and hope. You could use some!
I see you,
Book a FREE personal chat with me.
Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! Psalm 34:3
Thank you Rebecca for your incredible witness to living a life well! Your inner wisdom, positive spirit, words of encouragement, motivating movements and holy example have all inspired me to live life more fully in Christ! Thank you for teaching me how to nourish myself so that I can pour myself more fully out to others. You have given me a renewed sense of hope and a strong desire to persevere and run the race no matter what obstacles come my way! I am forever grateful for you and your Intensity Course program.
Molly R. in NJ
There’s so much to celebrate in July. I am looking forward to it because our weather has finally warmed and there’s adventure to be had.
We plan to kayak camp, hike with our pack goat, host families, harvest from our garden, take a trip out of state and make a walking pilgrimage to Mass.
Each month offers us the opportunity to schedule in the best version of ourselves, our marriages, family lives, and community.
No one is asking you to overdo it, but I am asking if you are under-doing it? Are you sitting back on your hands, heavy of heart, and feeling unsupported and non-energetic?
I want to help you change this so you can harvest the joys and experiences of a life that is LIVED!
Join me in July to prepare yourself through a very appropriate program designed to:
Let's get on a call together to better help you understand and approach the process. This is tailored made for you!
Reach out, and get off the struggle bus today: www.fitcatholicmom.com/talk
"My life has typically been compartmentalized and structured. With blocks of time allotted for specific tasks, for example working out, spending time with my kids, household tasks, etc. I felt exhausted and didn’t know how to find enough time slots for all of my tasks. Through this course I have learned that layering tasks is freeing to my time, energy and spirit. I’ve learned how to create an intention for my workouts. Layer my movement with household tasks, time with my kids, or time in prayer. This course has helped me slow down and discover how to be strong, present, and joyful in my vocations." - Halley
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July 22: St. Mary Magdalene
The liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene was raised from a memorial to a feast (2015), putting her on par with the Apostles. She has the honor of being the first to see the empty tomb and the first to hear the truth of His resurrection. Christ has a special consideration and mercy for this woman, who shows her love for Him, looking for Him in the garden with anguish. Because she was an eyewitness to the Risen Christ, she was also the first to testify before the apostles. She fulfills the mandate the Risen Christ gives her: ‘go to my brothers and say to them … Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”. In this way she becomes an evangelist who announces the good news of the resurrection of the Lord; as she announces to the apostles what they in turn will announce to all the world. She is the witness to the Risen Christ and announces the message of the resurrection of the Lord, like the other apostles. Therefore it is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman should have the same level given to the apostles in the General Roman Calendar.
All my best in Christ - the Way, the Truth and the Life,
Coach Rebecca Dussault
There has to be an answer to the dilemma you find yourself in.
You can’t be the only one who is struggling to live in a healthy and happy body housing a holy soul.
You’re not alone. Not at all. It is a real struggle that far too many Catholic mommas are facing…alone.
The days when free time and fitness seemed to come more naturally have evaporated.
The years when your body just “bounced back” are a long forgotten part of the past.
The decades of deliberately curating a fun and adventurous family culture have grown over with fetid smell of the never-ending mundane to-do’s.
You swallow your ideals and grip the wheel of your vocation with ever whiter knuckles.
It’s not okay. You are not divinely engineered to be just “okay” at being YOU.
You must hate mediocrity, lukewarmness or lackluster approaches.
Often the above leads to evil seeping into the cracks you’re not patching with your lifestyle.
You’re opening up, bleeding out, and dying too soon.
It’s not good enough, not for a woman called to raise saints!
She needs the measure of her days to be self-emptying to be sure, but also “full-filling.”
She is perfectly design is to be poured out for others, but not if she ceases to be dripped into by things that give her life also.
God’s perfect economy has life being dripped into her and it’s then that her flood of service and meaning breaks forth.
I don’t know how God thought that up, but I have thoroughly tested and applied it. I have seen hundreds of women do it too.
Are you ready to get your life into a HOLY TENSION which finally regulates your swings of deprivation and excess?
Are you dying inside to live boldly and brightly, finding yourself in His glory and grace?
Why would you wait any longer to access the new you?
I have the blue print and am opening it up for you like never before. NEVER BEFORE!
Get ready to strengthen, build stamina, blossom in effectiveness, increase the economy of your home and work life and get with the PROGRAM!
You will get 8 weeks of access to:
- Catholic fitness appropriate for any home (modest, fun, easy-challenging) through full-length workouts with me and some written out cardio to do from home.
- Mindset trainings so you’re laying a firm foundation on which to build.
- Daily accountability in your Pro Account and two personal coaching phone conversations.
- Recipes, tips and tricks to make your healthier home NOW.
- Weekly 40 min. group coaching chat year round
- Faithful resources to help layer health, happiness and holiness so it all makes sense!
I will continue to drip on you long after the Intensity Course is over. I want you near the fire!
Really looking forward to you booking a call with me so you can say YES to yourself, your family, and your future!
In Christ for whom we live, and move, and have our being,
Coach Rebecca Dussault
2010 World Champion
Trainer/Coach since ’07
Mom of 6
“My life has typically been compartmentalized and structured. With blocks of time allotted for specific tasks, for example working out, spending time with my kids, household tasks, etc. I felt exhausted and didn’t know how to find enough time slots for all of my tasks. Through this Course I have learned that layering tasks is freeing to my time, energy and spirit. I’ve learned how to create an intention for my workouts, layer my movement with household tasks, time with my kids, or time in prayer. This Course has helped me slow down and discover how to be strong, present, and joyful in my vocation.” - Halley S.
My happy, healthy, present mother who is herself a rock, at age 61, still going strong to take care of her inner and outer woman.
-Ouray, CO via ferata route on rock in a long narrow canyon '21
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!
Join me on this powerful health journey!
Nourishing November will include:
60 superfood meals / supplements with 3 easy schedules to pick how you’ll nourish/detox
Praying a daily Rosary for whole body healing and inner peace.
Full length strength and cardio routines for you to do at home.
Weekly zoom’s to meeting discuss progress and celebrate YOU.
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.
You’ll not be alone one this journey. Myself, and many other women, will hold you as we go through this prayerfully and purposely united!
Nourishing November Health Reset can be yours for an all inclusive $329.25 + tax for the entire 4 weeks of formation. Order your products today and get them coming to you. We’ll run Nov. 8th - Dec. 8th!
Simply click this order link to order your complete pack of products today!
Once your trigger your order, text me your name and email so I can add you to the list for this reset’s communications. Also, note for me if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 970-209-4823 Thanks!
See you in the Nourishing November reset soon, and may The Immaculate Conception be your advocate as you become healthy holy!
Coach Rebecca Dussault
*This outstanding protocol is being provided as a convenience for this purpose; it does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Fit Catholic Mom for any further services or opinions of the corporation, organization or individuals affiliated.
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