Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Story

dontbeashamed Dont Be Ashamed of Your Story

Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! I got in lots of time with friends, some rest, & had an amazing time volunteering at church.

Today I really felt like I should talk about your story & most importantly: don’t be ashamed of your story. A conversation over coffee with a dear friend yesterday made me think how important it was to share this with ya’ll.

First of all, I want to tell you to not be ashamed of what others think or say about you! The Lord sees who you are inside & sees your intentions. No one else but Him knows that. People like to judge based on outward appearance or what they think they know. And a lot of the time it is because of JEALOUSY. It has nothing at all to do with you beautiful one!

I say this from firsthand experience on many occasions. I cannot tell you how many times I have been judged by others for the business I have, the type of clothes I wear, & I could keep on going. But I know now that it has nothing to do with me & everything to do with them. The best I can do is just pray for them. Don’t be ashamed of your story! God is going to use it in a way to minister to & help so many people.

Secondly, don’t be ashamed of the struggles you are going through. I try to be very open with ya’ll about my struggles. We all have them! My biggest struggle is food & my body image & I feel crazy to say that because I mentor others with their fitness & nutrition. But, food has been a stronghold in my life. That’s why I used to weigh 60 more lbs than I do now! And I still struggle with it.

It’s not that I make unhealthy choices very often. I have the tendency to obsess & overanalyze about every piece of food that goes in to my mouth. I have turned in to an obsessive calorie counter. I also look in the mirror & don’t like what I see a lot of days. I feel like I look fat & notice all of the things wrong with me. I KNOW that is not the right mindset to have & I am working on overcoming it. I am in a much better place than I was before. But it is a daily struggle for me!

I also struggle with not valuing myself or my worth. Putting my identity in how successful I am or how thin I feel. Those are worldly things that don’t even matter & I know that, but it’s something I am working on overcoming. I am trying to remind myself daily to see myself how God sees me & not how I feel or am thinking that day.

Lastly a big struggle of mine is negative thinking. I know God can make amazing things happen & He can do anything! But, the enemy still tries to attack my mind that I am doing things wrong or I am not good enough to reach certain goals. I am working on replacing those negative thoughts with God’s Word, but again it’s a daily process.

So I say all this to say, don’t be ashamed of your story! Your story is going to help encourage so many people. I share all of my struggles with you today because I want you to know you are not alone. And you CAN get through it!

If you ever need help or advice in any of these areas, don’t ever hesitate to contact me via email. I am always glad to help <3

Have Fun Getting Fit

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I was overweight half my life & used to think that eating healthy was boring & miserable.

I was wrong.

After losing 60 lbs, I became obsessed with doing too much cardio & eating too little calories, while also calorie counting. Then I realized that eating healthy is AMAZE, super yummy, & it’ll change your life.

I started playing with food . . .and having a blast. I created new recipes – made them and the most fun part . . . taste testing!! Now, I have teamed up with my friend Sarah to bring you the most FUN cookbook!

We’ve been working on yummy & healthy recipes for the past couple of months. And it is ready!!

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My most recent pics! Before Insanity & after Insanity

INTRODUCING: FUN – FIT – FOOD!

Just some of the tasty recipes that are included:

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
  • Chocolate Coconut Crepes
  • Asian Sesame Salmon
  • Healthified Pizza
  • And so much more.

Seriously eating healthy does NOT have to be boring & it can be delicious!

Start having fun with food. . . get your copy of Fun-Fit-Food now!

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ONLY $20 $10

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Note: Because the purpose of this cookbook is to have fun, calories & macros are NOT included. Just know that if all the ingredients are healthy, the end result is too!

Your Body and Your Image: Seeing Yourself Healthy

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The way you see yourself & your thoughts are literally what creates your life & happiness. I have personally struggled with an unhealthy body image for most of my life. I was overweight for half my life & a few years ago finally lost 60 lbs. Since then I’ve kept it off (gained a few in muscle though), but I continue to view myself as the girl I used to be when I looked in the mirror. Then God & the Pastor at my church started working on me about this topic. There is a way to love yourself & I like to call it your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

It’s all about the thoughts that you let stay in your head – you have to control that ACESSS – those negative thoughts CAN be kicked to the curb! There are going to be so many negative thoughts that pass through your mind each day, but you MUST overcome them with positive thinking & the Word of God. Remember how God views you & just how beautiful & fearless He made you. You DESERVE to be happy! Surround yourself with positivity so that those negative thoughts don’t stand a chance. It’s your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

Here are some more tips that I found, I love this list!!! It’s your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

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I want to encourage you to enjoy the process & be thankful for what you do have! My body has changed A LOT since starting Insanity almost 2 months ago! I’m not exactly where I want to be because I want to continue getting more toned & stronger, but I’m so thankful for how far I’ve come! I’m now able to get through almost all the workouts without stopping, I’ve lost several inches & a few pounds, I have a little mini two pack that comes & goes, my cellulite is basically go on, & my arms are more toned. So I’m sharing that with you to say pick out the GOOD – go write down your list & be thankful for that today! Stop complaining about the rest & thank God for what you do have right now! It’s your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3