Do you feel overwhelmed? Does life get in the way of what you really want to be doing? Have you become lost in your identity as a mom? More »

Have you got a lot going on right now?

Do you find you have lost some motivation with your goals?

How about joining me and decorating a tree in December?! This chart will take you right up to the New Year, and help you move closer to your goals!  More »

What is it about stickers and a goal tracker that helps so much staying on track with our fitness goals? I don’t know, but it works!! I hope my goal trackers help you stay on track, too. Before I share the tracker, let me first tell you about a slow cooker recipe swap I’m hosting this week on Facebook. I’ve invited friends who are part of my Strong in ’16 group. I would love for you to join me in that group, where we can encourage one another in our health and fitness goals. Just click here and request to join! And if you want to get in on the recipe swap going on this week, comment on this post or send me a message.

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“Mama, why aren’t they wearing clothes?” 

That question caught me by surprise. It was asked by one of my kids as I was working out. The women in that DVD workout were wearing sports bras and little booty shorts; the men were wearing shorts, with some (actually most) shirtless.

“Well,” I answered, “that’s just how they work out.”

It got me thinking, though.

When I go to the gym, when I teach a class, when I workout at home or in public, how do I dress? Not like the people in that particular program. I might be wearing spandex but I dress much more modestly.

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Fall has arrived and October is just a few days away! It’s time for a new goal tracker. One of my favorite things about fall is watching the leaves change color, from green to vibrant reds and yellows and oranges. So we are turning over a new LEAF with this upcoming month’s tracker! Let’s make this month “unbeLEAFable” and give it your 100% towards whatever your goal may be.

Download and print your tracker today. (I also laminate mine.) I use my tracker to keep me motivated with my workouts. One day a week is a rest day, and I do allow myself a sticker on my chart for that day. You set your intention for the month and use the chart to track your progress!

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What did you want to be when you grew up? 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by stories of missionaries. I would read missionary biographies as a little girl and was intrigued by these men and women, serving God and sharing the Gospel in exotic, far-away lands. Missionaries are rockstars in my mind. I have always been curious about their lives and their calling, and I especially admire their love for God and the people they serve.

Now, as an adult, I have several friends who serve as missionaries and you know what? I still think they are rockstars…and I’m just as fascinated now as I was when I was 8-years-old! There have been times when my husband and I have wondered if God may be calling us into missions type work. God’s answer to that appears to be ‘no’ or at least, ‘not yet.’

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