Jesus Fitness!

              My Story

           2015

Last Week Dec          2020

 

  Well, now it's time to tell you my story when I look at this picture that I have up here it always brings tears to my eyes. it can't be seen, or maybe you can see it in my eyes but I was feeling so bad. I had so much weight up in my chest and my shoulders that it was very hard to breathe. At times it was very hard to walk upstairs, my heart jumped a lot, and I had no idea what to do about it. Then one day I was watching an exercise program and I tried to do the program on TV it was a good program but I could only last 5 minutes. I got so tired and out of breath that I had to quit, and that's when I decided I had to do something but what? I started watching that program again and I just kept doing it even if I could only do 5 minutes. But It still was just too hard so I decided that I liked music, why couldn't I just get up and dance instead? It wasn’t like they were doing, leg lifts, knee bends, or squats but I enjoyed just dancing to the music. So I set myself a pace, I said I would dance for 5 minutes. I found out that I could do more than 5 minutes listening to my favorite songs, which at that time was a lot of country music. I did that, and I found out I could go longer than 5 minutes I danced 15 minutes to the music. It was so nice. Being a Christian I wondered what God thought about our weight, and I began to read and found one that talked about having a just and just and perfect weight. I didn't know exactly what that meant, but I thought then I should have a perfect and just weight too. 

          I began to wonder, how did God see me? I searched the scriptures and found the answers. God said I was beautiful,  he said I was more than a conqueror, so that meant I could do it, I Could get my weight under control.   So I started looking up scripture that's where I first started, then I started meditating on scripture before exercising. Then I started wondering what does God think about my eating habits? (In my heart I knew he wouldn’t agree with my habits on food. I started looking up in a Bible, they didn't eat a lot of the things we eat today. They were more like vegetarians in the sense that their diets consisted of fruits and vegetables. I loved a lot of starches and all sweets. I also loved fried foods like hamburgers, french fries, and onion rings. I indulge in desserts when w went out like lemon meringue pie, sweet potato pie, honey buns, and candy bars like snickers. God doesn't care for me to eat things like that, they were all bad for my body. So I stopped. It was very hard. I had to wean myself off, a little at a time. Some people can just stop, cold turkey, I was not one of them. I was the person who if you give me a box of Graham Crackers and told me to have one,I would eat the whole box. I’m being honest so I had to wean myself off very slowly. I cut down on the candy bars and the honey buns and I started just leaving that most sweets alone, except on holidays, and then only one slice of pie instead of two big slices. I still loved my snack crackers. Cheetos, Wheat Thins, Cheddar cheese crackers. I could eat a box in one day. I just love to eat and so I just had to wean off of that too. If the box said I could have 32 crackers and that would be so many carbs, then that meant I had to discipline myself to only that amount of crackers. Then I wondered about my dance music, it was nice but was there Christian music I could dance to and praise God at the same time also? I started listening to different types of Christian music and especially praise songs from some of my favorite ministries. The songs beautiful, uplifting and some were fast-paced just right for me to dance to. Perfect to warm up, and then work out to.  I searched the scriptures for all the promises of God and applied them to my life. Bible says every promise in the book is mine every verse, every chapter, every line. And that's what I start believing.
it every verse God says and I'm more than a conqueror. The words, that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So that's what I did I started reading the word before I started to work out for inspiration, and watching what I ate. I didn't realize that I was losing weight at first I was dancing, praising God, and having fun doing it. Soon my 5 minutes went to 10, and then I found that I could dance for 15 minutes,th no breathing problems, this took about three weeks. I would warm-up for 5 minutes, then dance to Christian music for 15 minutes of exercise and then I did 10 minutes to cool down. The total workout was 30 minutes. And still today I only do 30 minutes.
      I didn't worry about losing weight, I just felt better, able to breathe, and had more energy. But it did start to come off. My clothes seemed too big, hung differently on my body. My size 20 became a size 18, and slowly a 16, then a 14, and I am now a size 12. It was a long journey, but a safe one. Pills are dangerous, surgeries for fat removal, are dangerous.
     I  lost 5 pounds a month for a total of 60 pounds in five years. This is my hat's basically my story, and it's probably the story of many. I was just enjoying my life eating and doing whatever I wanted until my body finally got to the point where I had to do something. you're Maybe you’re starting to feel and see things in your body that scare you, like having trouble breathing, trouble walking, can't climb stairs, or run. And you know you’ve got to do something about it before you have a real health scare. I am a diabetic, a breast cancer survivor, so I didn’t want to risk my health any further by using pills, or surgery, so I designed my own fitness program and called it Jesus Fitness because with God’s help and guidance I have reached my goal. When I see this picture I see what the power of God can do, and I want others to realize that with God all things are possible, even weight loss. I’m sure you too probably have pictures that you look at and you say to yourself I was so thin then. what happened? Or you look at yourself and say, I don't know what to do, I can't get this weight off. But you can. It all starts in the min, every battle starts in the mine that's where the devil attacks you, in your mind. He tells you you can't do this, you'll never accomplish it. There’s no way not for you. Maybe for somebody else, but not for you. Don't listen to that voice that's the wrong voice, do not listen to that voice I'm telling you, get the word out and look up and see what God says about you that's the first thing you got to get your mindset with God’s mindset. God says you're beautiful you're more than a conqueror God says you can do anything through him who strengthens you. Look up scriptures like that and quote those before you exercise, when you’re heavy and have trouble breathing and walking. The devil will tell you, see you can't do this it’s too hard for you. Don't listen to that voice, if you only do two or three minutes walking in place, then praise God that you're doing that, and say thank you, Lord, tomorrow I'm going to try to do four minutes and maybe next day 5 minutes and just dance and do what you want and enjoy it and just praise God for every step that you take, every breath that you takes. Thank him for filling your lungs are more oxygen so that I can do this. When I look at myself now I know that God has brought me a long way and I know that I can go the rest of the way with him. That's what I want for you. So don't be discussed, don't be discouraged, it's all starts in the mind see yourself the way you want to be. And with hard work & God beside you, there’s no way that you can’t win. It’s a journey of faith & God has dealt to every man a measure of faith to get the job done. I did it, so can you!
     This is my story. Well, now it's time to tell you my story when I look at this picture that I have up here it always brings tears to my eyes. it can't be seen, or maybe you can see it in my eyes but I was feeling so bad. I had so much weight up in my chest and my shoulders that it was very hard to breathe. At times it was very hard to walk upstairs, my heart jumped a lot, and I had no idea what to do about it. Then one day I was watching an exercise program and I tried to do the program on TV it was a good program but I could only last 5 minutes. I got so tired and out of breath that I had to quit, and that's when I decided I had to do something but what? I started watching that program again and I just kept doing it even if I could only do 5 minutes. But It still was just too hard so I decided that I liked music, why couldn't I just get up and dance instead? It wasn’t like they were doing, leg lifts, knee bends, or squats but I enjoyed just dancing to the music. So I set myself a pace, I said I would dance for 5 minutes. I found out that I could do more than 5 minutes listening to my favorite songs, which at that time was a lot of country music. I did that, and I found out I could go longer than 5 minutes I danced 15 minutes to the music. It was so nice. Being a Christian I wondered what God thought about our weight, and I began to read and found one that talked about having a just and just and perfect weight. I didn't know exactly what that meant, but I thought then I should have a perfect and just weight too.
        I began to wonder, how did God see me? I searched the scriptures and found the answers. God said I was beautiful, he said I was more than a conqueror, so that meant I could do it, I could get my weight under control. So I started looking up scripture that's where I first started, then I started meditating on scripture before exercising. Then I started wondering what does God thinks about my eating habits? (In my heart I knew he wouldn’t agree with my habits on food. I started looking up in a Bible, they didn't eat a lot of the things we eat today. They were more like vegetarians in the sense that their diets consisted of fruits and vegetables. I loved a lot of starches and all sweets. I also loved fried foods like hamburgers, french fries, and onion rings. I indulge in desserts when w went out like lemon meringue pie, sweet potato pie, honey buns, and candy bars like snickers. God doesn't care for me to eat things like that, they were all bad for my body. So I stopped. It was very hard. I had to wean myself off, a little at a time. Some people can just stop, cold turkey, I was not one of them. I was the person who if you give me a box of Graham Crackers and told me to have one,I would eat the whole box. I’m being honest so I had to wean myself off very slowly. I cut down on the candy bars and the honey buns and I started just leaving that most sweets alone, except on holidays, and then only one slice of pie instead of two big slices. I still loved my snack crackers. Cheetos, Wheat Thins, Cheddar cheese crackers. I could eat a box in one day. I just love to eat and so I just had to wean off of that too. If the box said I could have 32 crackers and that would be so many carbs, then that meant I had to discipline myself to only that amount of crackers. Then I wondered about my dance music, it was nice but was there Christian music I could dance to and praise God at the same time also? I started listening to different types of Christian music and especially praise songs from some of my favorite ministries. The songs beautiful, uplifting and some were fast-paced just right for me to dance to. Perfect to warm up, and then work out to.
            I  searched the scriptures for all the promises of God and applied them to my life. Bible says every promise in the book is mine every verse, every chapter, every line. And that's what I start believing.
it every verse God says and I'm more than a conqueror. The words, that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So that's what I did I started reading the word before I started to work out for inspiration, and watching what I ate. I didn't realize that I was losing weight at first I was dancing, praising God, and having fun doing it. Soon my 5 minutes went to 10, and then I found that I could dance for 15 minutes,th no breathing problems, this took about three weeks. I would warm-up for 5 minutes, then dance to Christian music for 15 minutes of exercise and then I did 10 minutes to cool down. The total workout was 30 minutes. And still today I only do 30 minutes.
I didn't worry about losing weight, I just felt better, able to breathe, and had more energy. But it did start to come off.   My clothes seemed too big, hung differently on my body. My size 20 became a size 18, and slowly a 16, then a 14, and I am now a size 12. It was a long journey, but a safe one. Pills are dangerous, surgeries for fat removal, are dangerous.  I lost 5 pounds a month for a total of 60 pounds in five years. This is my hat's basically my story, and it's probably the story of many. I was just enjoying my life eating and doing whatever I wanted until my body finally got to the point where I had to do something. you're Maybe you’re starting to feel and see things in your body that scare you, like having trouble breathing, trouble walking, you can't climb stairs, or run. And you know you’ve got to do something about it before you have a real health scare. I am a diabetic, a breast cancer survivor, so I didn’t want to risk my health any further by using pills, or surgery, so I designed my own fitness program and called it Jesus Fitness because with God’s help and guidance I have reached my goal. When I see this picture I see what the power of God can do, and I want others to realize that with God all things are possible, even weight loss. I’m sure you too probably have pictures that you look at and you say to yourself I was so thin then. what happened? Or you look at yourself and say, I don't know what to do, I can't get this weight off. But you can. It all starts in the min, every battle starts in the mine that's where the devil attacks you, in your mind. He tells you you can't do this, you'll never accomplish it. There’s no way not for you. Maybe for somebody else, but not for you. Don't listen to that voice that's the wrong voice, do not listen to that voice I'm telling you, get the word out and look up and see what God says about you that's the first thing you got to get your mindset with God’s mindset. God says you're beautiful you're more than a conqueror God says you can do anything through him who strengthens you. Look up scriptures like that and quote those before you exercise, when you’re heavy and have trouble breathing and walking. The devil will tell you, see you can't do this it’s too hard for you. Don't listen to that voice, if you only do two or three minutes walking in place, then praise God that you're doing that, and say thank you Lord, tomorrow I'm going to try to do four minutes and maybe next day 5 minutes and just dance and do what you want and enjoy it and just praise God for every step that you take, every breath that you takes. Thank him for filling your lungs are more oxygen so that I can do this.          When I look at myself now, I know that God has brought me a long way and I know that I can go the rest of the way with him. That's what I want for you. So don't be discussed, don't be discouraged, it's all starts in the mind , you must see yourself the way you want to be. And with hard work & God beside you, there’s no way that you can’t win. It’s a journey of faith , & God has dealt to everyone a measure of faith to get the job done. I did it, so can you!
This is my story.   But one day It can be yours too.  Make it happen! 



My Motto: 

We see the beauty in so many things

let's not forget to see the beauty in ourselves!