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Motivational Monday – February 23, 2015 How God Speaks to Us

I read a wonderful article on Crosswalk.com about the 8 Ways God Speaks to Us Today”” and thought the main points would make a wonderful Motivational Monday.  I highly recommend heading over and reading it for yourself.  (BTW: I am in no way affiliated with Crosswalk.com)

He (God) speaks to us in so many different ways but most of the time we are just too busy to realize it.  He can be found in the obvious places like The Bible to some of the most obscure if we just take a moment to look, to listen, to observe.  Lets make it our goal to try to listen for Him this week.

Have a great week.  God Bless!

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Crazy Compression Giveaway! Are you ready to join the #CrazyClan ?

You may have tried compression socks but have you gotten CRAZY?

For those of you who follow me, especially on Instagram, you know I love me some crazy socks!  Can anyone say Fun Sock Friday?  I am proud to be part of the #CrazyClan as a brand ambassador for Crazy Compression.   A small company that makes their socks right here in the USA.  Fun, functional socks that let me express my inner crazy!

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But they aren’t just fun socks they are tech savvy too!

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Here are just a few examples of the OTC styles they carry:

 

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And check out their new line of Low Cut Runners:

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Crazy Compression has generously provided a pair of

**XS Pink OTC (over the calf) USA style socks for me to giveaway!

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***Please note this pair was pre-sent to me and are only available in size XS.  This is the size I wear and I am a 7.5.  In my opinion I would say I am at the upper end of the size and would not recommend going over that.  Here is the chart from the Crazy Compression Website:

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So who wants to join the #CrazyClan?  

Just click on the rafflecopter link located

at the top right of my blog to enter.  

Good Luck!

Ends 2/27/2015 at 12PM EST

 

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Lent Faith and Fitness Challenge

I have to admit the basis of this idea was not entirely mine.  A group I belong to on Facebook was discussing how we would be celebrating the season of Lent.  The idea of a passage a day was passed around and I told her I thought it was a wonderful idea and then “ran” with it 😉  Thus was born the idea of:

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I picked Psalms and Proverbs (but if your more comfortable reading another part of the bible PLEASE do! Our goal is to get into His Word.)  I just felt like for those who might be pressed for time but want to participate, Psalms and Proverbs are both insightful, thought-provoking and a great resource to ponder over during your workout.

Read one verse per day, common I know you can 🙂 , and throughout your workout reflect upon what you have read.  I am sure your mind with wander to other things during your workout but try to refocus and bring your heart back to what you have read.  Believe me I know mine mind wanders all the time….oh look a kitten!

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 5.02.20 PMDo your best.  Even if that means focusing on the words at the beginning and end of your workout.  Miss a day….no worries, we are not here to judge only to support.  Our time with Him brings Him great happiness.  To His Glory!

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Are you ready for the challenge?

Looking for more support and inspiration?  You can also join us on my Facebook Page for the “2015 Time with God Challenge”  

Just click the link on the right hand side of my page.

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Motivational Monday – February 16, 2015 – Make Someone Happy

This week I am challenging myself and you to make someone else happy this week.  Maybe you have been feeling a little down and out lately?  But do you also have someone in your life who could use a little cheering up?

I think Mark Twain might be on to something here…

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Motivational Monday – Time and Patience

Good things come to those who wait and all great achievements really do require time and effort.  In our modern high-tech world we are always in a mad dash for the here and now.  We stumble over each other, and sometimes even ourselves, trying to get or to achieve what we want, when we want it. (which is usually right now!) We want to be the best, the fastest, the one who gets there first.

Although the modern world has brought us so many magnificent things that help make life easier (and faster) we many times lose sight of the fact that great things, truly great things, are worth our time, effort and patience.

 

Ecclesiastes 7:8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

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#FitGiveaway2015 is Here!! Enter to Win

I am so excited about #FitGiveaway2015!!!  

So what exactly is it other than totally awesome?  Well I  have teamed up with some AMAZING bloggers, Facebook pages, and sponsors to thank our followers for their never-ending support! We have banned together to offer not one but THREE incredible prize packs that include gift cards from Lululemon, Nike, and UnderArmor other prizes include a Polar, Crazy Compression, training and workout gear!

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1011769_10153022996384840_3441338051404437462_nThese are FANTASTIC prize packs and I am totally excited to be part of this great team of bloggers and fitness enthusiasts!  Without all of us teaming together we would not be able to put on such a fantastic giveaway.

These prizes are much bigger than I could offer alone therefore it is important that you complete the entire entry form.  Yes it will take a little time but if you win it will be Totally Worth it!!! !  I am soooooooo excited, good luck and I hope you win!!!

Note:  Click the rafflecopter link to enter for a chance to win! (page likes aren’t required but you will find some amazing new pages to follow!)

To enter See the #FitGiveaway2015 Rafflecopter Link at the top right of the page!

Which prize pack would you love to win?

 

 

 

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Year of the Peeps – Do you believe in New Years Resolutions?

This year I am trying something a little different on the Facebook page and Blog.  Each month I will post a “Question of the Month” for all you “peeps”.  You know “PEEPS”, you guys, amigos, buddies, etc.  Throughout the month I will throw out some reminders on the FB page.

I will do my best to blog responses in a timely manner.  My plan is the first week of the following month but hey I have commitment issues 😉  (actually no I have life, family and crazy schedule issues, hehe)

Any who……..I have dubbed this year:

Year of the Peeps

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January 2015’s question was “Do you believe in New Years resolutions?  Why or why not?”  I got a lot of mixed answers to this question.  Some peeps use them as motivation to learn something new, some don’t believe in them at all.  Here’s what you guys had to say:

Helen M:  ” I believe in them and have kept many of them. Learn to swim, stop smoking, start running are just a few from the past. This year it is run a marathon. Signed up for First one in May.”     (wahoo Go Helen!!!)

Kristi K:  “I believe we shouldn’t wait for New years to better ourselves. But for some people they need the mental support of other starting their journeys at the same time. I have never kept a resolution, maybe that’s why I think they don’t work!”  (I also believe if you have support of others that definitely helps!)

Tiffany B: Yes and I know, it’s good to set goals and stick to them. Yet you shouldn’t wait do to it once a year. Be your best all year-long!!!”  ( I also agree Tiffany!  Have different goals throughout the year is an awesome idea!)

Aimee P:  “I do! I think they are a fun way to motivate many aspects of your life!”  (motivation is the key to improvement!)

Kristy R: “I don’t do resolutions BC I feel like they are setting up for failure, I choose to do one word that I focus on in all areas of my life throughout the year. One year was healing, one was consistency, I’m still working on this years.”(This year I have chosen to go the same route as Kristy.  My word for 2015 is “Balance”)

 

So what do you think of New Year’s Resolutions?

Thanks everyone!  Keep an eye out of the February 2015 question.  

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Motivational Monday Feb 2, 2015 – Hope in a Whisper

I have been struggling lately with a slight case of “the blues”.  I wouldn’t call it depression, a slight sadness maybe, but I have just not felt fully “well” lately.  It’s not so much a physical thing as an emotional one.  Although sometimes one lies like a companion to the other, if only in our minds.

Maybe you have been there?  One of those times when you can’t quite put my finger on the underlying reason behind your melancholy.   Nothing terrible has happened in my life, no death, no major illness, etc. just a weighty feeling of sadness.  In the past I may have given into the feelings or my “funk” and pulled away from family, groups and even God.  But today I am pursuing a much more constructive way to deal with my feelings.  I am diving into the word and the arms of Jesus.  Spending extra time in His quietness and peace.  It may be possible that this is exactly what He is asking of me, to spend quality time with Him.  Maybe I just haven’t been listening.

Today in my daily devotional I read about the approach God sometimes uses to speak to us in the “shadows of life”.   For there are times that is the only place certain lessons can be learned.  And recently my small group has started the study “The Power of a Whisper”.   Coincidence?  I think not.   Its God’s perfect timing!  Spending more time with Him to hear his whisper might just be exactly what I need.  So today I hold on to these scriptures:

Psalm 42:5  Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

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