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Made to Crave – FOOD FREEDOM Group

CRAVE, BINGE, GAIN, STRESS, CRAVE,… What’s really going on here?
Do you ever step on the scale and beat yourself up?
Do you ever feel guilty about food choices?
Do you ever stress about the food that will be at an outing and if you can trust yourself to stay away?
Do you ever think you must be missing something or something must be wrong with you because you can’t lose weight?
Do you maybe even have health problems but still can’t say no to food?
Do you see food more as comfort or stress reliever?
Do you exercise to lose weight, or to be healthy?

Comment below YES if any of these sound familiar to you!

So… what gives? We are putting all the pieces together! craving+emotions+solutions!

As an online virtual health and fitness coach, emotional eater overcomer, fitness instructor, ministry-hearted mom who’s just living faith first and always inspired more by the other women I have the honor to serve and mentor, I am opening the doors to my next online accountability early for those who want to reserve one of the 5 exclusive spots for one on one coaching and group support.

I am looking for women who:

  • Are willing to take 30 minutes a day to push play at home with a fitness program we select together.
  • Will purchase Lysa Teurkeurst’s Made to Crave and participate in a weekly online book club. *early enrollment participants will receive their copy for FREE if enrolled by April 4th.
  • Will follow a simple meal plan filled with family friendly and healthy summer treats.
  • Will replace one meal or snack with nutrient dense Shakeology.
  • Want to kick some of the bad habits such as- negative self talk to the curb.
  • Want to FEEL CONFIDENT in their skin.
  • Are interested in a POSITIVE TALK Environment to deal with cravings for real.
  • Can dedicate 4 weeks to checking in with the virtual accountability group, and 10 minutes a day reading the life changing book, Made to Crave by Lysa Teurkerst

The group opens for early enrollment this week. Please complete the application to learn more.

Registration deadline for March group has ended, but my April Group is now open.
Space will be limited.

Register with purchase by April 14 to enter for $20 Target Gift Card and free copy of the book!

*If you miss the deadline and would like to be considered for our next group, please complete the application so that I may provide you with upcoming details.

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Make me “Fit”

When God gave me the name “Life Fit” it was during a time I had a great desire to create a space that people could begin to see and apply God’s Word to their health and fitness goals.

I was kinda tired of only seeing images and messages that left women feeling less than or less valued unless they were hard muscled and 2% body fat and with the perfect silouette.  In the same vein, I wanted to be able to promote God’s will for women to be strong, confident, healthy and whole – from the inside out!  To be empowered to invest in their nutrition and health and well-being … Body-Soul-Spirit.

I said a prayer – Lord, I want to be fit in my body, sure – I want to have muscle and endurance, strength and power.  But God, help me to also be fit in my mind, my emotions, my decision making, my motherhood, my relationships, and in my worship.  Despite my past, make me fit = whole, complete, and well-suited to the assignment you’ve given me to serve during my time in this world.

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“Living Life Fit” is all about living life full and to the overflow…reaching for all God has for us in THIS life! As you worship today (it is Sunday as I write this), remember the “FIT” part starts on the inside FIRST. Jesus demonstrated God’s desire for our level of living in health and wellness when he went everywhere teaching and healing. Then He went a step further through His Son’s resurrection… made it so that His Spirit could lead and guide our spirit + soul + body together… accomplishing wholeness AND health from the inside out. Not only for our good, but for the good of others who witness our transformations.

His ways are higher!! His Word and His promises apply to all of life. His love is all-encompassing. Health and Fitness INCLUDED. ♡

Mamas, do you feel guilty investing in your health? The extra time to exercise and plan meals? The extra money to purchase quality food and supplements?

All too often I think we put aside our health and strength to be not of as much priority and necessity. If we would open our mind to the possibility… I believe we would see our bodily health is important to our Creator, just as our soul and spiritual well being is… and with good reason.

I believe God would have us love Him out of ALL our being… body included.

He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.” – Luke 10:27 MSG

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In giving time to being healthy and strong, we do not serve ourselves out of selfishishness…. but we serve Him out of good stewardship for that which has been entrusted to us, we serve as a positive influence to those around us, and we serve our families out of the best version of ourselves possible.

#LIFEFITMAMA

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5 Steps to Multiply (Increase) Your Fitness Results BY FAITH // plus join my free faith for fitness fb group

I recorded this video LIVE inside my FREE Faith for Fitness online community facebook group … The first few minutes are me talking about upcoming events and such with th egroup — so FAST FORWARD to minute 14:17 to start hearing my 5 Steps to Increase Fitness Results by FAITH – using the principle of Multiplication.

Would you like to join us? CLICK HERE to request to be added to my FAITH FOR FITNESS GROUP ON FACEBOOK and be sure to MESSAGE ME on facebook.com/angelballance so I know you are a real person wanting to get into the group 😉 !

JOIN OUR FREE FAITH FOR FITNESS GROUP HERE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/livinglifefit/

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Learn more here and use the contact form at the bottom to tell me about yourself and get more info about this group https://angelballance.com/online-challenge-groups

WAnna get more from my LIFE FIT FRIDAY FAVES emails every 2 weeks on Fridays?
Subscribe here to get them!!  http://mailchi.mp/02ea9efde5ae/new-life-fit-friday-faves-sign-up-to-get-em?e=[UNIQID]

 

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Announcing my June Summer Strong Squad – Plus! Taste these Berry Protein Pops, download my June Family Fun Calendar & Summer Bucket List

Can you believe another month has come and gone, *|FNAME|*?

June always feels like the real start of summer and we’re ready for fun tropical beverages, campfires with smores, and days in the sunshine with summer fruit and our families.

What is your favorite part of summer?

It’s often easier for us to fall off track with our nutrition and workouts in the summer, too – but that’s why we love our support and accountability groups so much! This group will help keep you accountable to reaching your goals, we’re giving you tasty meal plans, plus the workouts are fun AND we can do them from anywhere!

We thank our May fit club sisters for staying committed to all month long, and we invite you to continue on as part of our SUMMER STRONG SQUAD! If you or your friends haven’t yet joined us, and you also believe you would love to be encouraged in your health and wellness journey with us, you’re invited to join in!  

Do you need a squad to support you in staying strong this summer?

Email me coachangelb@gmail.com with Subject:  SUMMER STRONG SQUAD and I’ll send you all the details!

Berry Protein Pops

We’re sharing some really tasty summer popsicle recipes in our June support + accountability group – so I wanted to share one with you, too! These Berry Protein Pops are a delicious treat that won’t throw you off your meal plan!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cherries
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder (I use Shakeology!)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture evenly into 4 ice pop molds and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until set.

If you try these out, be sure to share them on your IG stories and tag me! My IG is: @angelballance


Are you making plans for summer? While 2020 will definitely be one for the books, I’m ready to make this the best summer ever.

There’s just something about June that makes me want to have adventures and try new things; so, I figured a summer bucket list was the way to go! What’s on your summer bucket list? I’d love it if you’d reply and let me know! Feel free to steal mine too!

And if finishing a workout program is on your list, you know where to find me!


In Sweat & Faith,
Angel

Strawberry Mint Popsicles

Most popsicles are made primarily of sugar, sugar, and then a little bit more sugar for good measure… but not these! These are the perfect poolside treat … they actually taste GOOD and they’re good for you. What could be better?! 

For the smoothest strawberry popsicles, you’ll want to blend all the ingredients on high speed until liquified. But if you do want a bit of texture, reserve some of the strawberries, adding them only at the end. Pulse the blender a few times to roughly chop them, before pouring the mixture into molds. 

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
  • 2 scoops Strawberry Shakeology (whey or vegan)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Divide evenly into four popsicle molds; freeze for at least 4 hours or until set.

Don’t have Shakeology? Grab yours here!  

A new life lived

For if we have become one with Him by sharing a death like His, we shall also Be [one with Him in sharing] His resurrection [by a new life lived for God].
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This phrase “we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life” grabbed hold of my spirit this morning, and is leading me to ask more questions, to dig for answers, and ultimately get excited about Resurrection Sunday as an ongoing lifestyle and state of mind to share with JOY.
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When I started life as a fitness & wellness coach, it was because there was a newness to life I wanted to share with women like me searching for it. That same joy and empowerment and peace and assurance. With their relationship with their bodies, with their relationship with their food, with their relationship with the deepest parts of self. And wouldn’t you know … all 3 hinge on our relationship with Jesus.
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“Jesus is the truest answer to every question.” – Kari Jobe
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In working with women over the years, I’m often asked HOW to apply God’s Word to emotional eating, to physical fitness, to marriage when you’re the only partner pursuing health, to life when you’re seeking purpose and fulfillment balanced with motherhood.
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The best answer I’ve found for myself is in my willingness and intentional practice of listening for His Voice, leaning into His Presence, seeking His Face, and willing myself to want His Desires for me in each moment I’m faced with a decision to choose health and fitness, or anything less than His best for me body, soul, spirit.
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This choosing of life keeps me from binge eating when stress hits and eating til I’m numb to escape the fears of the day.
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I know that sounds deep and super spiritual but the beauty of it is that it’s quite simple and super practical and freeing.
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I gain knowledge but I don’t live by rigid diet rules… Instead I ask for wisdom based on the knowledge He’s allowed me to learn and the self awareness, self discipline, and self love to see it through and apply it to my choosing .
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So that I might “habitually live and behave in newness of life” (Rom 6)

Happy Resurrection Sunday, Friends!

Prayer over Panic

I used to struggle with public prayer. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted to say to God, but if I’m honest it was because I would have a moment of panic and my brain would go haywire thinking of the “right thing” to say.

I could (and did) pray all day long privately… every morning as I shuffled my feet from the bed to the coffee pot, I’d turn my random morning thoughts and feelings go worry for the day over to God. As I walked into or away from appointments and meetings, I’d pray under my breath for Jesus to strengthen me, let me know He was there with me, thank Him for how He’d protected or guided me just then. When I’d tuck my kids in at night, I’d speak boldly over their lives and pray through tears when scary things in the world were happening and I felt most inadequate as a parent to shield them or just plain guilty for losing my patience with them that day.
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I prayed to Him all the time privately without fear of sounding stupid or small or silly. But things changed when asked to pray publicly.
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I would suddenly feel the pressure that my words would be heard and judged by everyone as I was saying them. What If my words weren’t what everyone was expecting /needing me to pray? What if I “missed something important “ from scripture that would speak perfectly to the situation we were praying about?


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I was so scared of getting it wrong and people thinking I was a fake in my faith, or thinking I was not spiritual enough or good enough etc, that my prayers would be ineffective. These fears swirled around in my brain… it distracted me in my mind and it scrambled my thoughts so much that I couldn’t decide which words to say …so I’d freeze. I would stumble over my words. Eventually I decided to just shy away from speaking up in prayer circles or praying aloud in our women’s gatherings.
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My panic about this was so bad I even questioned how to pray in front of the elementary kids at children’s ministry. No joke. I mean… y’all… what 5 yr old was judging the words I chose to pray?! 🤦🏻‍♀️
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I felt anxious to speak up so I instead stayed quiet.
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And that carried over into many other areas of my life… not just public prayer. I thought staying quiet would keep me “safe” from judgement, from heart break, from ridicule, from the feeling of being exposed with opportunity to be rejected.
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But what I found over time was that this left me more frustrated and more scared and less fulfilled and less at peace with myself, my relationships, my circumstances… it robbed me of deeper joy, deeper peace, deeper faith.
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I realized It was selfish of me to stay silent in the face of people’s real needs. I was refusing to help others through prayer. I was holding back from sharing a part of myself because I was scared for mySELF. I believed the lie that it would be prideful of me to believe God could possibly use little me to help others with big problems through prayer.
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But what I discovered was… if I would trust the Holy Spirit to guide my words in my moment of feeling vulnerable in front of friends and sometimes strangers… then maybe they could for the first time hear and bring clarity or even validity to their OWN thoughts of fear, anxiety, and worry … and by being transparent with my personal inner dialogue with God, He could use our prayers together to transform those fear based thoughts into thoughts of hope and security and peace.
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“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5b-7 (NIV)
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I realized I didn’t have to be anxious about being criticized or judged because guess what?! I wasn’t performing like an actor on a stage. I was being more real than ever, helping real people walk through a real heart exchange with Christ. So He could do His work in our behalf and truly be our Prince of Peace.


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With all the crazy happening in the world right now … we are seeing so much fear come out on social media.
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Would you join me in giving it over to Him?
Whether publicly or privately… can we choose prayer over panic together?

3 steps I took to overcome Binge Eating

Every time I open up and get raw and real about my #bingeeating past, I receive so many Private messages from women who have lived or are living that same reality… and most every time the same fears pop up – the fear that you’re not strong enough to overcome it , and the fear that you’ll pass it on to your daughters. And then there are also the fears that people will judge us for it, think us weak, broken, feel sorry for us, or worse – downplay it OR downright ignore it because they’re uncomfortable to talk about it.
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For a long time I carried around these fears. More than anything, I hid. I hid my food , I hid the emotions behind my binge eating, and I hid my need for help. I was ashamed. And I think on some level I didn’t want to believe I had a problem with food because food was where I went to cope when life felt out of control or like I wasn’t measuring up. But eventually I had to face my fears and all the emotions I was using food for. I had to do the work – find the real solutions on how to deal and how to heal so I could enjoy food with peace of mind (and health).
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If you’re relating to my story there are 3 things I can share that helped me climb out of that pit of a daily existence:
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1️⃣ PRAY RIGHT AWAY. Search your heart for God’s voice in every moment you’re triggered or tempted to binge. Use His Word to speak LIFE to your soul trust Him to FILL the void you’re trying to fill with food . Act on what you hear right away. Don’t put it off til “next time”. Face the emotions you’re feeling in the moment of wanting to binge. What are you feeling, thinking? Write it down, say it aloud to God, speak His Truth to override it.
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2️⃣ MAKE NEW. Replace the habit of binge eating in response to negative emotion with something else. Create new positive habits to replace the triggered negative habit to binge. Draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper . On one side, list the emotions you named in #1 above. Then make a list of positive things to do instead of binge eating on the right side of the line. “When I feel _ I will _” Face the emotions you’re feeling in the moment of wanting to binge. What are you feeling, thinking? Write it down, say it aloud, speak Truth to override it.
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3️⃣ STAY ACCOUNTABLE. Put a system in place for learning healthful nutrition & eating habits (not a diet), and keep the promise to yourself to follow it. Start a food journal not just for what you eat but how you feel in your soul and body. Have a Coach (maybe me if you prefer or someone else) or faithful friend, nutritionist or counselor who you give permission to keep you honest with yourself, celebrate your progress, help talk you through the process of overcoming binge eating.
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Sister, you are not alone. If I can agree with you in prayer, message me or drop a comment and I will!
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Live Life Fit in Faith,
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Angel
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Forever Trumps Temporary EVERY TIME.

Working for long term fitness results will always come with resistance, plateaus, and setbacks. You know that God put your health and fitness on your heart because it’s an assignment that is connected to your life purpose. Once we know our purpose, we have to choose to make it our mission, putting it into action. Insert the part where it starts to feel “hard”. When we actually start doing it and resistance comes, right?!

Even as you face the setbacks and hard in doing the things, that best version of you (your spirit) is still there. Our spirit is eternal, so it serves as a constant reminder inside that will keep bugging you til you complete your mission and accomplish your God given assignment attached to your purpose. Your purpose is living inside of you and your only job in life is to let it out!!!

So I love thinking of it this way:
Our emotions: how we temporarily FEEL.
Our purpose: who we forever ARE.

In overcoming and overthrowing every limitation (emotional eating, binge eating, unhealthy dieting/restriction, physical weakness/injury) we are given the opportunity to choose health even in the face of adversity and crushing emotions . Negative thoughts and heavy feelings that would have us feel defeated or ineffective or defective, tempting us to give up and choose a lesser path under pressure.

We must never allow the temporary feelings, doubts or fears to convince us that reaching for our purpose is useless because we are unworthy or incapable to achieve them. What a deception the enemy would like you to believe! It’s not true at all.

If we can tap into our purpose in the face of negative thoughts and emotions, then it doesn’t matter what we are temporarily feeling … forever trumps temporary every time.

Knowing our forever TRUE self and realizing the negative emotion is JUST a temporary feeling attached to a LYING thought about who we are makes us feel empowered to choose what we know is true over what might feel real but that we KNOW is a lie … doesn’t it? It does for me!!

You are created in God’s image, in His likeness. He determines your worth so don’t believe anything unless He said so.

Including that temporary thought that you “need” that sugar binge sesh!!

Don’t settle for anything less than what you were born to do. Including your fitness and healthiest self!! Don’t settle for someone less than who you are meant to be!! When your insecurities question or challenge you for showing up in life or even on social media as the best version of you, REMIND YOUR FEAR AND FEELINGS OF YOUR PURPOSE!!!

Stand bold in God’s love ❤️ and His strength today . Stand tall in confidence as the person you were born to be! Don’t let yourself or others hold you back from the pursuit of that journey!!

If you’re sitting there right now thinking “…hey Yeah! I wanna start my purposeful journey to life fit and my best self!”

Then I invite you to reach out to me and continue this conversation;-)

In the meantime… I love this scripture!! It reminds me that He is always leading me and securing the way!!

“We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promises hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbrealable spiritual lifeline; reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post… “ Hebrews 6:18-20

#madeformore #emotionaleating #lifefitmama

2 tips to get your Daily veggies But Still enjoy the foods you love

2 simple tips ANYBODY can do to get all their daily nutrition in and still enjoy the foods they love !

Every weekend, my family and I eat at a restaurant at least once. This is usually when I’m all about grabbing a big burger and sweet potato fries with jalapeño ketchup, or chowing down on some Fuzzy’s Nachos. What’s something you may notice about those meals? Not much in the veggie department , right?

I mean, the lettuce and tomatoes on the burger mayyyybe adds up to 1 serving of vegetable and the nachos only come with pico de Gallo (which is why I ask for them to ADD lettuce, extra lettuce, and extra pico). But even then, I’ve got to make up for the lost opportunity to give my body the adequate amount of veggies it needs for health and healing !

So, over time, I’ve adopted these 2 habits to help me do that.

The first habit is really straightforward: I have a big leafy salad with at least half to one whole cucumber or tomatoes added to it, among other goodies like olives or seeds, feta or avocado. I drizzle it with my favorite creamy ceasar and cut it with some vinegar of my choice ( either balsamic or rice or apple cider vinegar) for some zing!
This provides my body with lots of good vegetables I won’t get from m restaurant meal.. plus some healthy fats to help maintain some stable energy among other benefits.

The second habit is all about convenience. I blend up my daily superfoods shake with some ice and water , and I usually add in some fruit and veggies , too! So incredibly easy to drink it down and plus it’s packed with all the vitamins and minerals and pre/probiotics I’m wanting in a day, too. Not to mention a decent serving of protein for fullness and lean muscle. Sometimes I’ll drop some nuts or avocado or coconut oil, just for those healthy fats again. And sometimes some collagen for additional joint, gut, and skin health. But for the veggies…. besides the veggies already in the ingredients list for the shake itself, I’m usually dropping some Of my greens Supplement , some zucchini or spinach, some Cauliflower rice or carrots (yes…. carrots)!!

Sometimes I do one or the other, but usually I do both these habits to form a meal either earlier or later in the day around my family restaurant plans. Together, the shake usually leaves just enough room for that salad I’m making and is a full meal to balance out the lack of veggies I’ll get from the fast food or restaurant food I’ll have in the other part of my day.

The restaurant meal usually by default will give me some big servings of carbs and even more fats for the day, and usually a serving or two of protein. Beyond these 2 meals, I’ve still got plenty of wiggle room if I’m in the mood for another something to eat earlier in the day for breakfast like eggs and berries with bacon; or a little something in between meals for snacks like beef jerky and apple.

At the end of the day, I’ve usually got all my veggies, protein, fruit, and healthy fats accounted for, which helps me not just maintain my weight, but also keep a steady energy to fuel my job as a fitness instructor in addition to my personal workouts and daily job as mom!

Do you have some tips for making veggies happen each day? I’d love to hear them!

Sweet Potato Hash

One of my FAVORITE ways to get more breakfast food in my life is this mimic of a good skillet hash with my favorite carb… the sweet potato. 🙌☕️ There’s something about a sweet & savory breakfast food dish!
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When I was a new wife and mom and full time ministry, I learned lots of crockpot meals and one dish wonders for ladies brunch get togethers and after church fellowships.  Friends who became like family gave me a sense of community and belonging!!  sometimes everyone brought their favorite breakfast dish to share and sometimes I fed a crew of young men in our home!!
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I wish I would have known this one back in the day. 
NOTHING is as satisfying as a pile of chunky sweet potato hashbrowns and CREAMY egg yolks.  🤤🤤🤤
Don’t worry, I didn’t get you drooling without planning to share the love. (FYI, you DON’T have to breakup with sweet potatoes in order to be healthy and fit…) 
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Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 50 mins Servings4 servings Calories 353 kcal Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided use
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, bell pepper, beans, corn, oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a large bowl; toss gently to blend.
  4. Place sweet potato mixture on pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. 
  5. Create eight wells in sweet potato mixture. Gently crack an egg into each well. Season eggs with remaining ¼ tsp. salt and remaining ¼ tsp. pepper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until eggs are set.
  6. Garnish with cilantro; serve immediately. 

Free Barre Blend Sample Workout

Barre Blend is a new low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program. It comes from our very own barre expert, professional dancer, and 3 Week Yoga Retreat co-creator Elise Joan. Click the video above and try out the Free Barre Blend Sample workout! If you love it like I do, keep reading!

I’ve often had a fleeting thought to take a Barre class, mostly out of curiosity in how much it would be like a ballet class from my youth. Parts of me miss it! However, I teach so much at the gym around bunches of people that I also take real joy from working out at home when I can just focus on me and then crash on the couch after.🤣 Also – if I’m honest – I was secretly scared that old insecurities about my body would come back. As much as I enjoyed my ballet years, that time of my life was a long season of negative talk taking root in my core identity… The joy for it was overshadowed in my heart!

So, when our company announced it was adding a Barre program to our fitness catalog I was like, OK Lord… Grow me!

As a Coach, I’ve had access to the first 10 workouts to test the program, & I’ve been sharing short clips of me doing them on my page – have you seen them?

These workouts are so humbling, y’all. Sore in muscles that I haven’t felt for a while or ever!! 🔥 LOL! You will feel the burn from your booty, to your core, and through your legs in almost every move; while keeping it low to no impact – and still, heart rate up! This is such an amazing program; with a few PiYo & Pilates & ballet feels…. I am reminded of my joy in these types of movements😘 but I can say definitively that you don’t need any Barre experience at all, (I promise)!

So I’m not gonna go without mentioning this…. We’ve opened it early & you can now do barre with me! 👏🤩 I have a fun VIP “Raise the Barre” group of women forming now if you want in.

The first 3 weeks of this 60 day program are already in your library as soon as you sign up & you’ll get ongoing support from me for the entire year, too. 😉


This 6 week program has  40 full-body workouts that include high-rep, small-range movements and isometric holds, as well as compound, full-range exercises, targeted core work, and dynamic stretches. And every 30- to 40-minute workout includes light weight training and cardio intervals to keep your heart rate up so you can burn maximum calories and fat. 

Barre Blend requires no dance or ballet experiences and is perfect for all fitness levels. Start by following the modifier or kick it up a notch with weights and bands. You won’t believe the amazing workout you get from a “low impact” workout. 

And this program also focuses on strengthening your mind! This program comes with “I AM” daily motivation cards to help you cultivate a positive mindset every day.  

Here is what is included: 

-2 prep workouts to introduce you to the program 

-40 unique workouts – there are 4 phases with 5 workouts in each. Elise ups the intensity every 2 weeks! 

-5 Bonus workouts- these 10 minute workouts up the intensity and target specific body parts 

-3 Recovery Workouts 

– I AM Daily Motivation Cards- Elise pulls one of these cards before each workout and bases the workout on the card. You can use them yourself to stay motivated through the program- and even use them in your morning routine! 

Who is Elise Joan? 

You might remember Elise Joan, the creator of Barre Blend, from 3 Week Yoga Retreat! She is a former professional dancer and has taught exercise classes for over a decade. She loves to incorporate mind/body training (hence the I AM cards and daily affirmations!). She is known for her positive, joy filled teaching style and has appeared on Lifetime Television, ABC News, CBS News, Amazon.com and more! Her passion for this workout shines through- you are going to love her! 

Mark your calendar for January 13- Barre Blend Day 1! 

*Between now January 13 we will be following a prep calendar to prepare for day 1!* 

What equipment is required? 

Light dumbbells are required- 1 – 5 pounds should be good for most people. These are very high rep exercises so low weight is perfect! 

Loops and barre socks are optional! 

What support will I have? 

I will be hosting a test  group to motivate and support all the women who join me! We’ll create a little community and cheer each other on. It’s just amazing and so effective!  

Since this is a test group, it will be the first time anyone has done these workouts! I cannot wait to experience this program together and see everyone’s results! 

Transformations 

Can you believe these changes- in just 6 weeks?! Are you ready to start yours? 

What packages are there? 

For New Customers: 

For Existing BOD Members: 

I always recommend the Deluxe packages- especially with a program like this where you will be SORE. Having Recover will help you function the next day- and allow you to give your next workout 100% And Energize- well I can’t live without it!  

I also highly recommend the MEGA pack this time! It is a great way to get everything you need- plus you can even try out our newest Plant Based Beachbars! The Mega pack also includes a 3 Day Refresh, so you can start off on the right foot after the holidays! I will be hosting a special group just for those of us going through the refresh so that we can support each other!  

My favorite add ons:

If you don’t get the mega pack, these are my favorite products that will be on sale! 

I am so excited to do this program with you! Make sure that you have filled out this form below. I will be reaching out to you to help you customize your Barre Blend pack for the one that will best fit your goals, nutrition plan, and lifestyle.

Subscribe to get more information about Beachbody’s newest workout program with Elise Joan.

A Heart Shift: Shining Light on the Lies Fear Speaks

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV
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This is one of those scriptures that hit me between the eyes and I felt like a fire in my belly when I started working out and STRUGGLING with the pain and frustration part of it all … I wanted it to be easier. I wanted to not shake violently like a weak person in plank. I wanted to be on the other side of it already … I didn’t want to be patient with the time and work I had to put in first to get there. I complained INSIDE a LOT even if I didnt say anything out loud about it to my husband. See… I in my grumbling and frustration about it I was really just scared that I would FAIL and never reach my goals and HE would see me fail at it and I don’t know… Lose respect for me? Stop believing in me? A plethora of baseless thoughts. All the enemy dredging up my past and weaving a fictional story for my present in my mind. Until I took hold of this scripture and decided the work I was doing on my health and body strength wasn’t just for Donald or for me even… I had to do it for the Creator of this body and the Giver of my health!
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What a heart shift!


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The same, I realize, has happened with my coaching business work this past year. Somehow… I let those fears of not being good enough and disappointing people to slip in. I started “working and doing” for what I thought everyone else wanted from me more than for HIM and what He put inside me. Not that anyone in particular put it there – nope. Just the enemy slipping an old lie in but in a different area of life I’m growing my strength in. Different area, same tactics and lies. Gah… #helpmeJesus
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So. I’m doing what I advise my clients & team members to do. I’m taking the truth of the Word and shining the light on the lie keeping me operating in the dark. Im taking this scripture and I am recalibrating my heart anew. I’m up this morning in front of my computer and daily checklist giving thanks, praising God for what He’s doing, believing I AM good enough to accomplish this mission He has placed within my spirit. All for HIM. ☺️

We all have fears… but what if we MADE them our motivations?
What if instead of a sign to retreat… we could MAKE them the symbol to press through?

Here’s why. Because just the fact that you HAVE those fears and those questions are coming to mind… means that you have the HEART and WILL and DESIRE to actually DO IT for all the right reasons.

Let that sink in.

YOU, my mama friend, have those desires and dreams for more or better for a God-designed reason.

Take those questions and turn them on their heads. Use your brain’s inquisitiveness for finding solutions and spotting opportunities and identifying your gifts and recognizing your strengths.
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Allow those ideas to fuel your faith for saying yes!

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