Tagged with exercise

Endo Sister Story – Tori

Endo Sister Story – Tori

Note from Mara: I’ve been asking my fellow Endo sisters to share their stories. The more we talk about the disease, the more we break myths and empower each other. Keep talking! Keep raising awareness! And keep fighting! This is Tori’s story… —- I’m Tori, 27 and married to an amazing and supportive husband. No … Continue reading

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Busting the Misconceptions of Yoga

Busting the Misconceptions of Yoga

When you hear the word “yoga”, what do you think? There are a TON of misconceptions when it comes to yoga. And though I am not a certified expert (like a yoga instructor), I’m here to clear up some preconceived ideas when it comes to practicing yoga. When I started practicing 4 years ago, I … Continue reading

My Health Journey – One Year Later

My Health Journey – One Year Later

I slipped on my running shoes with tremendous anxiety, while wondering how badly it was going to hurt today. Taking a deep breath, I stepped onto the sidewalk. The path ahead seemed grim and torturous. My body tensed as I bravely took the first steps. It only took 3 blocks for my low back to … Continue reading

There is No Magic Secret to Weight Loss

There is No Magic Secret to Weight Loss

The sheer idea of losing weight can seem daunting and defeating. You’ve tried and tried again, but nothing seems to work. Or maybe just the idea of exercise makes you tired. Am I right? As a mom, a person with chronic pain, and a full-time employee… it can be very difficult to exercise or cook healthy. I … Continue reading

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Chronic illness is exactly that… chronic. Consistent. A vicious cycle. Every day. All day. Living with a chronic illness is not an excuse – it’s a reality. Many of us struggle to move beyond the every day aches, pains and flares out of fear that our body will trigger another vicious cycle of illness. A … Continue reading

Product Review – Faithful Workouts

  Get Fit Gods Way – Workout 1, by Mara A month ago, I was contacted by Michelle Spadafora of Faithful Workouts. God’s timing was incredible, as always. Read her guest post here. Michelle sent some DVDs for me to try and several to give away (see more below)! So here is where I stand with fitness. … Continue reading

Guest Post – Chronic Pain and Exercise

Guest Post by Michelle Spadafora – I believe God has purpose in everything. Always. So it’s no coincidence that Michelle contacted me with her Christian exercise plans. After having a baby and dealing with an increase in my pain levels, I am truly thankful to connect with her. She found me on a fellow Christian’s … Continue reading

Confessions of a Former Skinny Girl

I have gained weight. Phew! There… I said it. I’m sharing this with you because I feel you can relate. Do you know what I mean when I say… “in my head it didn’t seem that bad until I saw myself in a full length mirror.” Yeah. I finally realized it was time to break up … Continue reading

My Body – The Temple God Has Created

Guest Post by Danielle Laux – We met 10 years ago in college and have established a strong friendship through faith and church.  She is one of my best friends.  I told her that I needed guest posts this month due to a busy schedule… Danielle volunteered with no questions asked. I look forward to … Continue reading