Category: Faith



Hey! Have you heard about the new app called Periscope? You should check it out! It’s live streaming video where you get to interact with the person that you’re watching. They can answer your questions or chat with you while they’re talking. It’s really cool!

If you’d like to check out what I chit-chat about, you can follow me at @encouragefitnss. I cook, whip up quick recipes, talk about challenges and plenty of random things and answer questions at the same time. =D

Iron sharpens iron

Iron sharpens iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. ~Proverbs 27:17

Wondering why I’m posting this verse of scripture? Well, it’s because it got me thinking about how far I’ve come in my life and attitude over the past two years and what kind of people have had a hand in me getting here. There are 3 things that I suggest doing in order to move in a more positive direction in your life and I’ve listed each of them below:

1) Surround yourself with positive people. They should be:
– like-minded
– goal oriented
– “pushers” (not just your personal cheerleaders)
– people you can brainstorm with; who get you and your dreams

Also, find mentors – both business and personal.

2) Invest in yourself!
– read personal development books; attend seminars & conferences
– exercise
– stop filling your head with trash tv & video games
– pray!

3) Be a “figure outer”
– you never fail at things; you learn what doesn’t work and you try again
– things CAN and DO get discouraging at times – keep going! Don’t give up!
– Google is your friend

I encourage you to take little baby steps in these areas and you’ll begin to see a difference that you just can’t imagine. =)

We are Temples of the Holy Spirit

Your body is a temple

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.” ~1 Corinthians 6:19-20

So tell me….. doooooo you treat your body as a temple, a Holy place or do you treat it as junk shed? I hope that you’re answer is closer to the Holy temple than the junk shed!

In case it wasn’t though, here are a few things you can do to stop treating your body like a junk shed and more like the temple that it is:

*Regular exercise – do you exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, minimum of 3 days per week?
If not, here’s a tip that may help…. break that 30 minutes up into 10 or 15 minutes at a time instead of the entire 30 minutes all at once.

*Good nutrition – eat fruits, vegetables and lean meats
TIP – You want to cut down and/or stay away from these things:
1) items in boxes or packages when possible (these are not REAL food!)
2) fried foods (eat grilled or baked instead)
3) sodas & sweet tea (these are loaded with sugar and/or artificial ingredients)

Water is the ABSOLUTE BEST OPTION when you’re thirsty!

*Eat food made in nature! Eating processed food (boxes and packages – things that come from factories and aren’t grown in gardens) can lead to high sugar, high blood pressure and other diseases. None of us wants to constantly have to go to the doctor for these illnesses so eat foods that will keep that from happening.

Hope these tips help you get off to a good start on your new journey to healthy!!!

Be thankful

photo credit: Proverbs 31 Ministries

photo credit: Proverbs 31 Ministry

You can visit Proverbs 31 Ministry here

Do you ever find yourself asking “why” when something happens? I know I do. Then I remind myself, it isn’t for me to know why, but to be thankful for the situation no matter how difficult it is. God has a greater plan for each of us. Sometimes we get to see “why” things happen the way they do and sometimes we don’t. I can say from personal experience I wouldn’t be where I am in my faith and in my relationship with Christ if it hadn’t been for some of those “why” situations. His plan brought me closer to Him…He let things happen the way they did in order to get my attention and you know what….I’m VERY thankful for that. I’m still a work in progress for sure and that’s as it should be.

What are you thankful for that maybe you weren’t at first?

Mother’s Day Giveaway

It’s a Mother’s Day Giveaway!!!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Check out the basket full of pampering goodies valued at over $400 that I’m giving away this Friday, May 8th! Want to know what you have to do to enter to win? Keep reading!!!

Here’s what’s included:

30 minute massage from Body Kneads Therapeutic Massage & a back massager (valued at over $30)
$25 gift certificate from Salt & Pepper Accessory Boutique
Bath goodies and chocolate from Fiesta Nutrition Center (valued at $25)
A plush pink & black leopard print rob, a large coffee mug, KIND bars, an iEncourage Fitness coozie. the basket, a deluxe Scentsy burner with one bar of scents and 2 free classes from iEncourage Fitness (valued at $105)
One full-body airbrush tan from Southern Sun Spray Tans (valued at $40)
Two sandwiches or wraps from Daily Harvest (valued at $10)
Two lunches with drinks and sides from Daily Press and two hot drinks for later (valued at $20)
Redkin hair products from Alysa Neil at A Wild Hair (valued at $70)
Gift certificate for a mani/pedi at Pampered & Polished (valued at $50)
Gift certificate from Missy Emory Photography for a snapshot special for up to 3 children (valued at $60)


You MUST DO BOTH – LIKE AND COMMENT over here: iEncourage Fitness facebook entry for basket giveaway
You’ll get one entry by doing BOTH of these.


1) COMMENT BELOW! You will receive one additional entry for this.

2) Visit me at iEncourage Fitness and fill out an entry form to put in the jar.

Soooooo you have 3 opportunities to have your name entered to win this baby on Friday! Drawing to be held at lunchtime!

iEncourage Fitness Mother's Day basket giveaway

iEncourage Fitness Mother’s Day basket giveaway

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