Category Archive: Stress & Depression

Finding Strength (and Peace) – Part 2


As you may know, I’m doing a blog series on “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. This is Part 2 of this series. If you would like to fully live by this passage, and really feel confident you can do ALL THINGS, then I believe you should want to …

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Marriage with More Muscle

Many of you have seen changes in our marriage. Since I started sharing bits and pieces of our testimony on my social media, in hopes of encouraging others, I’ve had countless emails requesting help, asking us how “we did it” and wanting direction or prayers. Before I give you the whole story, I want to share WHY we …

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Body Dysmorphia: Facing the Facts

Do you have a unhealthy body image? The world puts unnecessary pressure on looks – especially for fitness enthusiasts across the globe. Whether you are an athlete, dancer, fitness competitor, fitness professional, aerobics instructor, crossfit gamer, gym member or life-long dieter, you may not see yourself as others see you. You may look in the …

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Fat & Frustrated: The Secret to Finding Peace

When I was in high school, my homeroom teacher came up to me and said “you’re walking the fence Bonnie.” I knew exactly what he meant and I’ll never forget it (or him, Coach Youngblood). While he was talking about how I acted at school verses how I acted at church, I believe this same …

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Don’t Worry, Be Healthy: Why Worrying is Bad For Your Health

If you are a worry wart, you may be doing more damage than you think. Worrying not only puts a damper on your day, it is down right bad for you. Here are 17 reasons why you shouldn’t worry. Worrying Can Cause: Lack of sleep or insomnia Depression Anxiety Stress Panic attacks Headaches Fast heart …

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Why Do We Eat MORE When We Workout LESS?

Most of us have done this before. We skip a few workouts, and before you know it, we are eating crappy, eating too much, feeling fat, and just eating more and more. Here are 3 chemical reasons why we EAT MORE when we skip our workouts – and if you think about it, these same …

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30 Days of Motivation: Ready, Set, NO-GO!

So, if you’re like me, you’re ready to get the weight off from the holidays, or maybe you need to lose a few pounds you’ve collected over the years. Either way, you’ve probably set some goals and are ready to get started – at least your brain is. My brain says, “I am sick of …

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STRESSED? 10 Reasons Why You Want the Runner’s High

We all experience stress from time to time. Although we may experience the same type of stress (financial stress, stressful relationship issues, work stress, etc) we all respond to stress very differently (see my facebook poll below). While we can’t always control the actual stress itself, we sure as heck can control how we respond …

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