Declaration & Exercise of the Week

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Greetings Everyone!!

This week’s declaration is based on John 3:16 (NIV) and is: God love’s me. Say it, and meditate on it, and say it some more, until you believe it! The exercise is a health bounce on the mini-trampoline. It’s gentle on the joints. It increases the functionality of the lymphatic system; which fights bacterial and viral infections. It can improve the pelvic floor muscles, among many other benefits. Check out the vid below; and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and I’ll see you around the blogosphere!

 

Affirmation & Exercise of the week

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Welcome to 2020 Everyone!!!

I hope you’re as excited about this new year as I am; and in great expectation of all things excellent! The first affirmation of the year is: “Everything I do is blessed;” and is based on the following two verses:

Deuteronomy 28:8 (AMP) – The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your storehouses and in all that you undertake, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

Deuteronomy 30:9 (MEV) –The Lord your God will make you prosper in every work of your hand, in the offspring of your body, and in the offspring of your livestock, and in the produce of your land, for good. For the Lord will once again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers,

The exercise of the week is the foot roll; which can alleviate tension and soreness in the feet. Have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and I’ll see you around the blogosphere!

 

 

Affirmation & Exercise of the Week

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Good Morning Everyone!!

This week’s affirmation is based on Deuteronomy 7:9; as well as at least 15 other scriptures. It is: God is faithful. As you meditate God’s faithfulness, I hope it produces such a steadfast trust in you, to know beyond all shadows of doubt, that God’s word will always prevail. He told Joshua that no one would be able to stop him all the days of his life. That word still stands for us. His word is unchanging and always prevailing….if we believe Him.  David said to Goliath (in my own words): How dare you defy the army of the living God?! Today I’m gonna cut your head off and feed your body to the birds! He was able to say that and mean it; because He knew that God was faithful; regardless of who or what came against him. He knew what Joshua came to understand by meditating on  the word of God. Know that no matter what giant you’re dealing with today…..debt/struggling finances, poor health, wayward children, losing weight, depression….whatever…..God gave us victory over it. Meditating on the truth of His word, will ensure your victory over it. God does not produce losers. He only produces winners. He ALWAYS causes us to win (2 Corinthians 2:14).

The exercise of the week is a chest stretch. Many people deal with upper back pain due to poor posture throughout the day. If you’re dealing with upper back pain, make it a point to stretch your chest daily; as well as strengthen your upper back. It’s highly probably that your chest muscles are very tight and overworked; while your upper back muscles are overstretched and very weak. Below is the video with the affirmation and demonstration of the stretch. As always, have an EXCELLENT week; and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

 

Affirmation & Exercise of the Week

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Greetings Everyone!!

I have been MIA for the past two weeks. Dental and Doctor appointments threw off my entire schedule. I’m glad that’s done with! Here I am, back at it again! In this week’s vid, you’ll find an affirmation based on Psalm 89:34. God is faithful to His covenant and He NEVER breaks His promises. How comforting and reassuring! This week’s exercise is Static Back. It helps to realign the spine and relieve back pain. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Have an EXCELLENT rest of your week! Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and I’ll see you on the blog next week!

Affirmation and Exercise of the Week

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Hello All!

I hope your November is off to a GREAT start and will continue on in greatness for the remainder of the month! This week’s affirmation is based on Nehemiah 8:10: The joy of the Lord is my strength. I remember when I was in college and been told that I would have to red-shirt the year, due to an injury. I cried like a baby. My sister (who went to a college within 20 minutes of mine) came to visit me the same day. After being in her presence for only a few minutes and laughing so hard that I couldn’t feel my cheeks; the sadness and depression that I felt previously had dissipated. Another time when I worked as a Fitness Director, I was big MAD when I had arrived early at work for this company to come and repair some of the equipment after the set time. They had pushed the time back three times during the same day; and then at the end of the day after I had stayed late and waited for them, they called and said that they weren’t coming until the next day. I called my sister. Again, within minutes, she had me laughing so hard that the anger broke, and I was able to forgive the people.  I think my sister, all comedians and anyone who bring laughter are an absolute gift from our Heavenly Father.

There have been moments of frustrations in some of my days that have come to a complete halt just by something one of my children said or did that resulted in deep belly laughter. Recently, I’ve gotten into the practice of doing 10 belly laughs daily to remind myself that joy is a choice and readily available….as is all blessings of the Most High. This week’s exercise is 10 belly laughs each day. Are you in? I love God, because He only tells us things that are beneficial to us.  There are so many benefits to laughing such as mood improvement, stress relief, feeling good, better breathing, pain relief and so much more. Laughter also strengthens the immune system; which fights off germs, disease and viruses. So God knew precisely that the words spoken by Nehemiah thousands of years ago; would still be true today. His joy dismantles grief (as in the case of the people being addressed by Nehemiah) and all other heavy and negative emotions; as well as strengthens us on every level, spirit, soul and body. Praise God/YHWH!

As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and I’ll see you in the blogosphere!

 

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

Hello All!

This week’s declaration is based on Hebrews 10:23: God is faithful. Meditate and speak this word to yourself to get it from your head into your heart. God is the most trustworthy being. He’s always there and His word never fails. I remember back in college when I lost my confidence in shooting the basketball for a period of three or four games. I don’t remember what caused it; but I do remember how I got out of it. For those three of four games, I did not take one shot. My coaches were frustrated; but very patient and encouraging with me. In the shoot around practice prior to my coming out of this drought; one of the assistant coaches worked with me for the entire practice. He told me that I had the green light and I was to shoot the ball every time it touched my hands. He didn’t care if I missed every shot.  After that shoot around, I went back to my room and read Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I spent the entire day thinking on this verse. I wrote it on the inside of my hands as a reminder. Needless to say, the shooting drought ended at that evening’s game. It was God’s promise that helped me overcome a fear that I had developed. What is one thing that God’s promise has helped you overcome?

This week actually includes three combinations of exercise for both upper and lowerbody: Alternating Squat with upright row, Alternating Lunge with Overhead Press, and Alternating Curtsey Lunge with Bicep Curls. It’s less than four minutes and fun (well at least to me)! Have an EXCELLENT rest of your week and I’ll see you in the blogosphere!!

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

Hello All!!!

I hope you’re having an EXCELLENT week! A friend dropped by today with a birthday cake made of watermelon, blueberries, whipped cream and toasted coconut for me. It was absolutely DELICIOUS! Every year, she brings cupcakes or cake to my home on my birthday. She told me today that she will always show up on my birthday with cake for me. She also told me that even though I was her boss, I came at such a pivotal time in her life; and that she had never met someone so positive, encouraging and smiley.  I hired her as a fitness instructor years ago. I thought she had a fabulous personality and such great potential. She was one of the most loyal and appreciative people that I’ve ever worked with. Even when I left that organization, she always stayed in contact. I praise God for the opportunity for not only being able to see her grow in her career; but also in her walk with Him; and as a wife and mother. She is a wonderful testimony of God’s purpose in our lives….no matter what our careers or ministries might be.

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Ok, onward! This week’s declaration comes from James 1:22: I am a doer of the word. The exercise(s)  of the week is Hip Abduction and bicep curls to strengthen both the outer thighs and upper arm muscles. Give them a go and let me know how your body responds! As always, have an excellent rest of the week and I’ll see you around the blogiverse!

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

Hello All!!

This week’s declaration is based on Proverbs 28:1: I am as bold as a lion. This week’s exercise is actually two: the upper body exercise is a lat pull down using a fitness tube; which strengthens the upper back and lats (side muscles of the back). When you pull the fitness tube down into your chest, squeeze your shoulder blades together. The other exercises is the curtsey lunge; which strengthens your glutes, inner and outer thighs. Go as low as comfortable; and be sure to keep your core engaged by pulling your belly button into your spine. If you have any questions; please feel free to ask! Have an excellent rest of the week!

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

Greetings Everyone!!!

This week’s declaration comes from 2 Corinthians 5:21 – I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Be sure to think on this and say it often. If you have an image of yourself that is not from God, it must be replaced with what He says about you. I absolutely love this confession and verse; because it always reminds me of God’s absolute goodness! There is nothing that we can do that will change the way that He sees us or His love for us. I thank God that His covenant with us is not based on our  actions; but on His love for us. A great example of this is in Genesis chapter 20; when Abraham lied and said that Sarah was his sister, because he was scared and displayed cowardice behavior. In spite of Abraham’s behavior, God showed up to Abimelech in a dream; which resulted in Abraham not only getting his wife back; but also wealth. His prayer also wasn’t hindered; because he prayed for Abimelech & his nation so that the women wouldn’t be barren. God saw Abraham as righteous; and this was not determined by his behavior. Praise God!

Abraham might have had these character flaws in the beginning; but through God’s love and God seeing Him as righteous, Abraham’s behavior did eventually line up with how God saw him; because He began to see himself as God saw him. (This is a great place to shout Glory Hallelujah)!

Ok, I had not even planned to write that; but I’m sure someone will benefit from it. Now on to the exercise of the week. The plank exercise builds the core muscles (which includes the front & sides of your abs, back and butt muscles). It also strengthens your arm and chest muscles. It’s a great exercise! In the video, I show five variations of the plank, so select that one that works best for your body right now. I just thought about the wall plank. I should’ve added that. It’s great for anyone who has trouble getting down on the floor. If you fall into this category, just put your elbows on the wall, in front of your shoulders. Then walk your feet behind you and lean into your elbows. Be sure to pull your belly button into your spine and hold the exercise as long as you can.

Thank you for reading this post and watching the video! If you find it beneficial, please feel free to share. Have an excellent rest of your week and I’ll see you on the blog again soon!

Affirmation & Exercise of the Week

Greetings Everyone!!!

This week’s affirmation is based on Zechariah 2:8: I am the apple of God’s eye! Be sure to meditate and speak this affirmation often. We’re working on renewing our minds to what the Lord says about us.

The exercise of the week is a bridge with hamstring curl, using the foam roller. It’s one of my favorite exercises because it strengthens the lower back, bottom (glutes) and back of legs (calves). You can pick up a half roam roller from Five Below or Walmart for as little as $5 or $8. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!

Have an excellent Wednesday and I’ll see you on the blog again soon!!