Category Archive: Encouragement

JAN 31: Prepare to Persevere

No one ever sets out to fail. You don’t plan to quit. Most people quit on a whim or because they get beat down over and over and over – and then they just quit trying to beat whatever it is they’ve been fighting out of frustration or fatigue. I’m telling you right now. The key …

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JAN 28: Run And Not Be Weary

As you set out to tackle weight loss, one thing I can guarantee is you will run and be weary. Running and weary go hand in hand. It’s like mud and dirty. You can’t play in the mud without getting dirty and you can run without getting weary – BUT. There’s a big BUT here. You …

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Fit To Fat To Fit: Interview with JJ From Episode 1

Fit To Fat To Fit – Episode 1 There’s no doubt about it. Fit To Fat To Fit has impacted SO many lives already – just after 1 episode. Tissue were flying and tears were flowing not just from JJ and Ray, the stars from episode 1, but from nearly everyone who watched it – and …

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DAY 25: Lose Weight, Gain More

One of the things I notice most about people who lose weight is how it changes their attitude. People become more confident, positive, happy, helpful and energetic. I didn’t really know just how much weight affected people until I experienced living with an overweight husband. When Steve gained the weight for the TV show (Fit …

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JAN 16: Picture The Future You

If you live in the now  – constantly thinking about how you feel now, what you want to eat now or what you want to do now, you will likely do what seems to be most beneficial at the time. Eating chips and guac sounds fun, sleeping in seems wonderful – until you realize how much it will …

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Fat vs Fit: Steve’s 220LB Mark

Can you imagine your trainer gaining as much weight as you need to lose just so he can better understand your struggle? That’s what Steve did this past year as part of the new docuseries, Fit To Fat To Fit coming to A&E next Tuesday January 19th at 10/9c. This is Steve with his friend, …

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JAN 15: Commitment Is The Greatest Strength

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge TD Jakes once said “there is probably …

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JAN 6: You Are NOT a Failure

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Many of us do not take failure well. We can have one argument with our spouse, or get one reprimand from our boss, and BAM! We feel like a big fat failure – as if we have officially failed at everything instead of just making one small mistake. Yesterday, I was sharing with my mom …

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(How To) RUN and Not Be Weary

I Will Wait Doesn’t everyone want to run and not be weary, walk and not faint? Doesn’t everyone desire to be strong? What does strength require? It requires trust. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.     They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. …

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Fail Yesterday, Succeed Today

Too many people let their past failures define them. They dieted before and failed, so they believe they are doomed to never lose weight. They joined a gym before and quit going, so they fear they’ll just waste their money again the next time. They have a tendency to be lazy, selfish, and lack self …

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