So let’s talk about something for a minute...I am a woman. I have been overweight (at my heaviest I was 250lbs.) I have been underweight (130lbs). At my smallest, you could see my ribs. My arms were about 11inches around my biceps, and I was restricting calories to an extreme. I have abused food all of my life. I have (and still sometimes do) binged into massive caloric intakes, I’ve starved myself into nothingness. I HAVE BEEN THERE. And because I have been there, I have stretch marks. I have loose skin. And at this point in my life, I have a measurable body fat percentage. I am a WOMAN. Luckily, I have had amazing support from my family, and God blessed me by bringing Cody and I together. Cody introduced me to crossfit, which brought me to a barbell. I finally was able to let go of the weight on the scale and start working on the weight of the barbell, start a healthy relationship with food, and heal my emotional and physical wounds. A year and a half ago, I couldn’t squat a 20 kilo bar. Today, I can squat my body weight (165) for multiple reps, and I continue to grow. I am a woman. I am strong. Life made me strong emotionally, and the barbell has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally. I am a woman. But I am not strong for a girl, I am #juststrong#womenempowerment#strong#strongwomen#transformationtuesday#growth#gwpl#liftheavy#liftheavyshit#womenpower#mondaymotivation#wednesdaywisdom#throwbackthursday#instagram#outreach#fitness#fit#fitnessmotivation#fitgirl#fitnessjourney#instagramfitness#fitnesslifestyle#fitchicks#barbells#barbell#barbellbabes It’s time for us to start loving our bodies in every phase of life, and quit thinking that we must fit into a mold of who someone else told us to be. Quit bashing ourselves and start respecting ourselves. Whatever your movement, #womenarebeautiful
DAILY PRAYER NUGGET-DECEMBER:18:2017
NUGGET: THE REWARD OF YOUR DOINGS
ISAIAH 3:10; Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
The Bible also recognizes the law of sowing and reaping. As a child of God you are bound to encounter so any opposition that will challenge your faith but stay on course. Here is a word for you, continue to walk with God, continue to do what is right in his sight and don't be weary. Everything you are doing, from the words you say, to the things you do and the thoughts of your heart they are seeds being sown daily. Be sure to sow the right seeds, not those things you feel are right in your own eyes but according to the will of God. Do it as into the Lord, for he is the rewarded. Be blind to the world's distraction and be deaf to their noise. Focus on God he will reward your diligence.
Father Lord give me the grace not to sell my price for earthly reward. I receive grace to be focus and consistent. By the power of God every wrong seed manifesting in my life is up rotted. By the grace of God I walk in the will and ordinance of God, I shall not loose my reward. I focus on the cross and not the world. I decree wellness and God's fullness upon me and my family in Jesus name, amen!
TODAY'S TIP: LEARN TO SOW IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR IN RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU ARE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED.(ISAIAH 54:14)
Our amazing year of 2017 is coming to an end 😮 We cannot believe how fast it has flown by! .
We are so grateful for all of the wonderful girls and families that have shown us love and support this year 🙌
We cannot wait to share our amazing new adventures with all of you at Standing Strong HQ (and all over the world 🙊) in 2018 😍
START ACTUALIZING IT-
When God gives you an idea,vision, concept it is because he has a purpose he wants you to fulfill by actualizing it. Most times at a specific time and also to bless lives because what God gives is beyond selfish reason and desire. Which always/most time involves a period/time quality for it. It is very important that you make that move when God is telling you to.When you feel that drive in your spirit pay attention to it. It is certain someone somewhere needs what you have at that time,it is possible that's a solution for a nation, with God it is evident that the life of future generation will be transformed by it. Don't be so focused on material things that you're unable to see the greater worth of ideas in you. What is needed becomes the new whether it's been heard or used when God is the one giving you direction. So go ahead and be that solution before it becomes outdated. God gave you that idea/vision/concept for a particular reason at a particular season. When you say yes Lord, back it up with action. Strictly and promptly obeying the voice of God, keeps you up to date beyond the dates, but you must be ready to go as he leads.
Someone need's your voice, that word, that idea, concept and God is saying spread it out so I can fill you with more. Empty yourself so that there can be a fresh infilling. Being too mechanical or organised in the natural sense can deprive you of spiritual sensitivity. Follow the rhythm of the spirit. The ultimate permission lies in the hands of the Almighty God. Start taking those steps and make up your mind to do better.
New week, new moves, new post up on The BL - the new job checklist. If you’re planning to go after a different gig in 2018, which is about 50% of people according to the data, this is your jam. Link in bio. 📷: @truthandlovephotography