As an online health/fitness coach, I have the sheer JOY of helping my challengers through monthly groups. These groups can range in theme from Summer Fitness Solution to Holiday Survival to program-specific groups, like Core De Force VIP Test Group. I LOVE helping my challengers get results by providing proven resources, meal plans, and daily guidance in the group setting.
Every once in awhile, a special theme comes up that really hits a nerve, in a good way. "Made to Crave" was one where we utilized the book by the same title (by Lysa Terkeurst), and "Present Over Perfect" was another (by Shauna Niequist). These groups dug DEEP into WHY we are living a healthier lifestyle, and what does this mean in our Christian life?
I run my groups along with my team of coaches. These ladies are COMMITTED to the mission of our team: to provide HOPE through health and fitness, and to spread the love of God through what we do. I am HONORED to have them co-lead these groups with me! As we were brainstorming our upcoming group, that foundation of "Made to Crave" was discussed once again. This book is transformational. We feel that once you REALLY learn to ACTIVELY give over those cravings for food to GOD, you finally start to make REAL progress in your own health. Let's face it, 80% of weight loss and health has to do with nutrition. I know we want to exercise it to death, but what you EAT MATTERS. So, let's learn how to tackle that giant through what God says in His Word. If you have never read this book, you can order it here. Or, you can receive a copy for FREE... just bear with me and keep reading!
In addition to the idea of bringing back a "Made to Crave" theme, God was knocking on the door of my heart during church one Sunday. This is a clip from the message at Life Point Church from January, 22, 2017:
(To listen to the entire sermon, click here.)
Wow! Isn't that powerful? You know, ever since I listened to this, I CANNOT stop thinking about it. Here's the thing, strongholds, while they trap us in fear, it's not REALITY. We are NOT powerless when we have Christ in us. HE gives us AUTHORITY to demolish those strongholds.
What is it for YOU? What are you holding onto? What are you AFRAID to break?
For me, it was sugar addiction. Maybe for others it's porn, or drugs, or alcohol, or anorexia, or gambling, or lust, or anger. Maybe my addiction doesn't sound as strong as those others, but I tell you the truth: it IS. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine. It can and WILL kill you. I have family history of diabetes on both sides, pancreatic cancer, gallstones, kidney stones, you name it. Unhealthy living WILL kill you. It's just a slow death.
I felt it. I felt that GRIP on me, but I couldn't define it. I WANTED to break free, but didn't know how. I have been a believer since I was 7 years old, but I still STRUGGLED. On the outside, everything was fine. But, that sugar....I needed it. I CRAVED it. I would give in till I was sick. It had a STRONGHOLD on me.
As we talked as a team of coaches, we agreed that this needs to be addressed. We want to offer HOPE. Not because any of us is perfect, but because we ALL understand STRUGGLE. We get it. We are just moving through it with the POWER of CHRIST. We are working TOGETHER to build healthy habits for ourselves and our families.
We've decided we are going to DO something about this. We want to HELP. If you are feeling HOPELESS...you don't have to. February 6th, we are bringing a NEW SUPPORT GROUP, focused on health and nutrition and exercise as HEALING.
What is a challenge group?
The Unbound Challenge Group will be a place of daily support, encouragement, and motivation. If you started the year with great intentions and saw them wane, you are NOT alone. In fact, most have given up on their resolutions by February, but not YOU. You are reading this because you KNOW it's time to make REAL change. It starts NOW. The accountability takes place on a FREE My Challenge Tracker app for your phone. It is super easy to navigate and log workouts and Shakeology daily. Tips and recipes will be posted by the coaches and other challengers to help you in your journey. We are in this TOGETHER. You also receive 1:1 coaching and support from me as your personal coach.
What is required to join?
You can join this private group for FREE with the All Access Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack. This is a bundled option that gives you access to EVERY Beachbody fitness program ever made for 12 months! If you have Netflix, you can stream this! Imagine working through multiple programs over the year and NEVER getting bored! AND--this is about long-term solutions, so you never have to buy another program ever again! For 12 months, you can stream everything from Insanity and P90X to 21-Day Fix and the brand new Core De Force, PLUS all new programs released in the next 12 months! It is truly the best deal in fitness!
In addition to the proven workouts, you will have access to each program's specific nutrition guide, workout calendar, and bonus workouts. You will also receive the portion fix container system, shaker cup, and FIXATE cooking show to give you all the latest recipes.
And last but not least, with the All Access Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack, you ALSO receive your first month of Shakeology! This is our secret weapon to nutrition. Remember, I said nutrition is 80% of the equation, right? So, why not give you the EASIEST form of 70 superfoods to cut your cravings, help your muscles recover, and keep you on track every single day? Yup! We include that, too!
What is the cost?
This challenge pack will cost $199 for a limited time (guaranteed through February 28, 2017). This includes your 12-month access to every program, portion containers and shaker cup, nutrition guide, first month of Shakeology, personal coaching, and daily accountability group! You don't want to miss out!
As a challenger, you will ALWAYS have access to ongoing coach support, and the group support as you commit to drinking Shakeology and continuing the programs. You will have early enrollment options as a returning challenger each month so you always have a spot in the next group. You will also have the opportunity to join as a coach and help others during your own journey.
You are NEVER alone. If you want the support, you've got it. If you are ready for a REAL solution to staying on track, this is it!
Fill out the form below to get started today! Those who join by Sunday, February 5, 2017, will receive a FREE copy of "Made to Crave" to help from the inside out.
Think about joining us.
Pray about it.
You don't have to do this alone.
Thank you for your application. I will contact you within 24 hours to get started!
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Wife. Mother. Runner. Coach. Adoption Advocate. I strive to share HOPE through my journey and help others reach their goals.