Category Archive: Self-Help

Fantasize About Food Much? It May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

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Fantasy: The faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable. Imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.. The forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies, an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality.  In a dieter’s world, food fantasies may be a common reoccurrence. People almost …

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Are You a Debbie Downer Dieter? 6 Tips to Happy Health

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What do you call people who always talk about everything going wrong in their life? Do you have someone at work who can’t wait to tell you the bad news? Some people just love bringing up the worse case scenario. They’re the first one to tell you how your idea will fail. They are the …

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Good Choice, Bad Choice, It’s Your Choice

Steve and Bonnie Pfiester

When Steve text me yesterday “About to do cardio unless you want to run some sprints at home”. My first thought was “I need to run”, but my body said “I don’t want to run. It’s late. It’s going to be hot. It’s going to suck”. BUT, I typed “I’ll run with you!” before I could …

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Iron Sharpens Iron, In and Out of the Gym

Fitness has really changed over the years. It is no longer a one, or two, person thing. Going to the gym used to be a solo sport (like bodybuilding). It used to mean going to the gym alone, getting on a treadmill alone and hitting the weights alone – or if you are lucky, you’d …

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Cleaner Diet, Cleaner House

I am amazed how my diet and fitness routine affects every aspect of my life. As some of you know, we are working on a top secret TV project (the kind where we could tell ya, but we’d have to kill ya lol …or, more like, pay the network a million dollars). Well, part of …

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Finding Strength (and Peace) – Part 2

I can do all things

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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Start 2015 Right: 5 Steps to a Better You

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30 Days of Motivation to Day 1 of my annual 30 Days of Motivation! (Subscribe right now!) Most of my posts will likely be pretty short – just a motivational image to ponder, brief comments on that quote and a matching scripture to reflect on. Today is longer because I believe today’s topic is the foundation …

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10 Tips to Kick the Never-Ending Diet

“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.” Dolly Parton When I think of Dolly’s quote I think of how my mother also tried every diet in the book before she finally lost her weight. …

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2013 Ends with a BANG (literally!)

You know the saying “that was a shot in the arm”? We use that saying when talking about needing boost, or an injection of encouragement. Well, how about a shot in the leg? That works too! How do we know? Because Steve was accidentally shot 2 weeks ago (through both thighs) and, just like a …

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