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How to Be a Good Steward of Your Body

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Everything belongs to God, including our bodies. We are called to be good stewards of everything God has given us, and our bodies are one of those gifts. Additionally, our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit which is more reason to take care of them and steward them well. Fitness and faith can...

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How the fitness industry blinds us from our true purpose

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The fitness industry is very self centered. It puts the focus solely on ourselves. We do this workout to look like that. We take this supplement to look like that. We do this and that to gain this much strength or build this amount of muscle. We end up thinking and living in terms of when we need...

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What’s the True Intention Behind Your Fitness Goals?

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When I decided to do my first competition, my motive and intention were pure. I had been training consistently for a few years. A show was something I wanted to do to challenge myself, it was a personal goal. I wanted to work hard, and finish. It was a goal I genuinely wanted to commit to and go...

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How Fitness Can Help You In Your Faith

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As Christians we are called to honor God with our bodies 1 Corinthians 6:20 and that in whatever we do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 We honor God when we take care of our bodies, living a lifestyle of health. Our healthy lifestyle can also give glory to God when we thank H...

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What Is the Pinnacle of Health?

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Many people may look at someone who LOOKS to be fit and aspires to that as the pinnacle of health. Having been through the gamut of bodybuilding, transitioning to CrossFit and functional fitness, I can personally attest to a new perspective on what we could aspire to as the pinnacle of health. I ...

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What Are the Benefits of Staying off Social Media?

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I recently started a 7-day gratitude challenge on Instagram as a friend tagged me in one. I like the concept of it, thinking of something to be grateful for each day and posting about it. I like the concept of gratitude and actively looking for things in our lives to appreciate and change our pe...

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The Yo Yo Cycle of Competing in Bodybuilding and How I Overcame It Pt. 2

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Step 1 for overcoming the show-rebound cycle: Honesty!Be honest with yourself about the cycle you are in and that this is not healthy. For starters denial doesn't help you, it doesn't benefit you. Being honest, raw, and real with yourself can be hard, but it is the first step. Admitting that you...

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The Yo Yo Cycle of Competing in Bodybuilding and How I Overcame It Pt. 1

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You may or may not have heard of the terms 'yo-yo dieting', or 'rebounding' after competing. A brief explanation: yo-yo dieting is a term used when someone diets, loses weight and gains the weight back, often plus more weight, mostly because the strategies used were restrictive and rigid, so the...

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A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor

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If things in our lives were always how we wanted them to be, if we always got what we wanted to get, and everything went our way, it would never lead to our growth. By having a perception that events in our lives are an opportunity for us to grow, we can go about our lives and our days with an o...

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Stop Exercising, Start Training.

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        What are you training for? Why are you training?It doesn’t have to be an event or a competition, but identifying WHY will keep things in perspective, guide your habits, your decisions, and your life! Each one of us has a different reason why we train, but your WHY is the root of what driv...

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Living a Balanced Lifestyle

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When you think of a balanced lifestyle, what comes to mind? A balanced lifestyle is multifaceted, there are different areas of our lives we may be trying to balance effectively, and it will be different for each person. If we are thinking in terms of balance scale: too much on one side and the ba...

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Rest and Recovery

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The top principles to master and build consistent habits and routines around for a healthy lifestyle are exercise, nutrition, rest and recovery. Exercise is good for the body, as well as mentally and emotionally. Nutrition influences your exercise, as well as your mental and emotional management,...

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