Life Turned Upside Down

  
Life is going 110mph

I’m in the middle of:

  1. packing to move to Germany for a few years
  2. Planning our first Childs wedding
  3. Being a mom of 6 kids
  4. Bills
  5. Maintaining my children’s needs
  6. Being my husbands help mate
  7. Working on my Personal training business
  8. Finishing my PiYo classes at the gym
  9. And more…

My head is spinning and all day I keep myself in small prayers to keep me from falling apart. 

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NASB‬‬

It’s better to move- than freeze and allow your circumstances to control you. I remind myself. 

Being pro active is so much better than being-

reactive. All these are my moto’s right now! 

So I’m taking a deep breath and am going to enjoy the ride as much as possible. 

I will be posting about my adventures here! 

While working on my new website- 😆 I’m so excited. So stay tuned 

Change – October Challenge

Okay so October is almost here! 

I can hardly believe it. It feels like summer just started. 

So there are a few things I keep telling myself I will do 1 day!

  1. Learn to do a front flip
  2. Run an 1/2 and full Marathon
  3. Get my bed room deep clean
  4. Not have clean laundry on my couch- (never going to happen)
  5. Get up every morning at 5:30 to get my studies, paper work, & things I need quite for done. 

So for October I have decided I am going to take at least one of these off my list! 

I have started a challenge group so we can share our 1 goal and hold eachother accountable! Support and motivate eachother! 

If your interested in Joining this Private Challenge Group 🔜

  1. Go to my Facebook page and like it! 
  2. Message me and I’ll add you to the private group!

That is it!!!!

Join us and get at least one of your “one day”, Done! 😉 

 

3 Week Sugar Cleanse Foods List

Eeeekkk Sugar Cleanse

Thats right you heard me.  

       As I right this I am sighing.  I’m not necessarily looking forward to this.  However, I am very much looking forward to the results!

I believe this will be good for me and is what I need. Soooooo with much trepidation I am committing,….. yes committing to do this cleanse!

As I go through this Cleanse I will post Blogs of my experiences.

I am not a professional nutritionist and you should check with you doctor first.

Why do I feel I need to do this cleanse?

I believe in and strive to eat clean natural real foods.

Recently I went on a 3 fun week family trip and made the decision to loosen up on my personal food choices.  I made sure I ate healthy about 60%-70% of the time.

When eating less healthy and more processed foods than I have in years, I knew I would eat more sugar than normal and get addicted.  I like sugar, who doesn’t? The reality is that sugar is very addictive. I do feel and believe that natural sugars such as honey, maple syrup, dates, fruits and molasses for example are okay in small servings.  However, if I want to brake this addiction and clean out the processed sugar- I need to be strict enough to avoid all sugar for a short time.  Then slowly incorporate natural unprocessed sugar as a minimal part of my food. So thats why I am doing this.

It is not a long term thing.  This is to bring my body back to what I know as healthy any time I have gotten off.

So here is my Food List:

3 Week CleansePDF

Sugar Cleanse Food List

 

 

More of my information has and is given to my private groups.

If your interested in having support and joining us just send me your email! Jennifergresham@yahoo.com

Traveling and Eating Clean with a big family

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Traveling and eating clean with a large family on a budget seems like an oxymoron.   I’m enjoying my trip and yes I’m going to endulge- here and there. To be successful and mostly guilt free-  There a few key decisions to decide before and during traveling  Decided the percentage your willing to endulge. Will […]

Shut the hell up!

We are on a long family trip. 

So things have not been going as smoothly as I had hoped with the RV. I was on such a high from Mt Rushmore but a series of events where chipping that quickly away. 

 

Mt Rushmore Run

 
Yesterday I prayed for things to be fixed and they where not.  

I came to God with full faith. As His child. What Father would not want to help there child with this true and very real need? 

Yet He said “No” 

I was confused, hurt and thin on hope. 

I had faith?

I believed?

He wants to help?

He is my Father? 

Ect… 

What had I don’t wrong? What could I have done better? What is wrong with me? 

I was struggling! The Holy Spirit was answering me but I was upset and to be honest didn’t want to hear it. I felt like a rejected child. 

After some time I remember or was reminded that I was allowing Satan a foothold. I was allowing him to ruin my attitude and therefore this trip. I was allowing him to steal the high I had earlier. 

I was giving him power he should not have. 

So I finally told him, “shut the hell up.”  

 Do I understand why God did not answer my prayers? NO! 

But I do know I am loved, not alone and He Will work all things for my good! I am His child. And He will do what is best for me. 

Mind Wars- learning to love yourself and your journey

Mind wars

I took this picture of myself to see the progress

 Right off I was disappointed and upset.

I thought after two years I should be much further than this!  All I could see was the lack of definition.  I felt I was still sticking out.  I was just utterly disappointed and hurt.  I showed my husband from whom, I got a positive response. Yet I still couldn’t see it. It made me really sad for a whole day I kept looking at my goal where I wanted to be. I knew when I shifted my goal from losing weight- to getting stronger – stronger with abs, I knew I’d might not ever achieve 100% 6 pack awesomeness.  I have had 7 babies and reality has to be a part of goals.

Here is a picture close to my goal but to be honest I don’t expect that- I am a different person- but you get the idea

I want definition.

I want to be able to not see a pooch!

I don’t even know if this is possible!!!  People,  I have given birth seven babies,  but I sure want to try and so I was highly disappointed.

Then all of a sudden this negative thought series spiraled.  I looked in the mirror and started noticing the blemishes and ache. They where more than normal from my having just had my period and all these extra sweaty work outs did not help.  I started to notice all the many other little “flaws” I have. Then I started really questioning myself, what I was doing and why- was all this worth it?

Then another web began. I started to beat myself up. I started thinking all the little times I didn’t say no to that small rare treat.

Forget the fact that I’ve said, “no” to thousands of sugary sweets. I’ve watched my husband eat them on the couch. I’ve watched my kids enjoy them. Then a new web formed and another spiral started. I began thinking about how I was loosening up a little in my diet and thinking well if you really want to get there you better be more serious… all these thoughts are flooding in and the war was raging in my head.

I wasn’t loving myself.

I wasn’t loving my progress.

I definitely wasn’t doing myself any credit for the hard work I’ve done.

I was reaching uncontrolled spiraling, when I heard that voice.  Praise God for the Holy Spirit, because He came in and said, “why are you listening to these words? These Lies? Why are you taking the beauty and glory out of the hard work, I’ve encouraged you and motivated you through. Why are you stealing the joy of the stubbornness I gave you while I was knitting you in your mothers womb? Why?”

“These thoughts are not real.  This is not reality!  I love you! You should love you!  You have worked hard! I’ve given you this endurance. Instead of seeing the beauty and enjoying the fruit. You wallowing in the filth of lies!”

So am I where I want to be- No.  Maybe I’ll get there maybe I won’t!

I praise God that He helped me refocus.  Unweave the webs and spirals of lies.  Come out of the darkness and into the light so I could see.  So I could pick myself up and move forward.  So I did not end the day feeling defeated.

I am on this journey and I plan to see it through.  And with the strength of the Lord it can be done.  How far I am not sure yet but I sure as hell am not giving in or up!

There is a War and it is so very much in my mind!!!!!!


I will be persistent and consistent to the best of my abilities.  I will show my kids what it is to set a goal and work hard for it.. TO DREAM BIG and strive for that dream.

I am strong because of Christ.  Because when I am weak- He picks me up.  He encourages me to fly.

Plank Challange

Planks! 

Love them…

Hate them…

not sure…

Why planks? 

Planks are an awesome, low impact way of strengthening your core! 

Strong Core- literally makes everything easier and with less injuries. 

I use to hate them. When I began 10 Seconds felt like a Year.  After 7 pregnancies and becoming very over weight my core was shot. But I was persistent and now I understand their benefit and enjoy the challenge. 

Proper form is KEY! 

Do Not skip over this section.

I can not express enough how important form is! When you do an exercise wrong you risk injury. Which in turn can become a vicious cycle.

Your out of shape ➡️ workout (wrong form) ➡️ injury (stop)➡️ back to the beginning – your out of shape.  

This can be very discouraging. But proper form and strengthening you core will really reduce your risk of injury.  So enough ranting- but it’s true! 

video to proper plank form

So this challenge format is simple.  Below I have the Challenge in picture form.  I grabbed it from Hello Healthy
   

 

If you would like support and encouragement from myself and others, join my Private Facebook Group by clicking here and leaving me a message!

Let me know how your doing! Share pictures of your planks!

Why am I so hungry? 

Hungry?

I don’t know about you, but after a workout I’m ready to eat! 
However the day after a serious vigorous workout I am STARVING

Have you ever wondered why you get so hungry? 

I have! Because the hunger can be crazy.  Crazy enough for me to think “what the heck is wrong with me?”

It’s a daily challenge to control what you eat and portion sizes, but add serious hunger and the first thing you see can be the first thing you eat.  Innocent bystanders beware!

I like this post explaining why! Check it out here

Have you ever experienced this hunger? 

Remember your “Why”! 

You plan 📆 your work out. Your alarm ⏰ goes off! 

And all the excuses 💬 step in.

“You can work out tomorrow.”

“sleep is healthy!”

Etc. etc. etc.

While most excuses are found in some truth the reality is it’s just an excuse! 

This is when you remember 💭 your why. 

Why are you working out?

Why are you choosing to get healthy?

Why did you begin this journey?

Let your “why’s” drown out 🙉 the excuses‼️

Share with me your why! 
  

30 Day Tricep Dip Challenge

 

Tricep Dips – Babie

     A friend of mine wanted to work on her triceps.  This inspired me to start a group and do it together!  So now there is more motivation, support and accountability!  

I am starting on May 20th (so the math is easy)

I will later post the before and after pictures.

If you want to join us- just message me with your email address!  

I will email you the challenge info and add you to my Facebook Private group! 

Can’t wait to meet you!

http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-tricep-dips-challenge/