Tag Archives: Fitness

Talking with Alisa Keeton – founder of Revelation Wellness

 

I’m excited to share my conversation with Alisa Keeton here on the podcast!  She is an amazing leader, filled with energy and on fire for the Lord! She is the founder of Revelation Wellness which you can find at www.revelationwellness.org where they train up disciples to share the Word of God through fitness. She also has a podcast on iTunes called “Reving the Word”. She is writing a book! AND leading “Clean Hearting Challenge” which is a 30 day FAITH then food and fitness challenge!

I met Alisa through my Holy Yoga training.  Revelation Wellness and Holy Yoga have held joint retreats for the past few years in Arizona.  Alisa was actually the person who “evaluated” my first Holy Yoga teaching experience when I was on retreat. From day one, she has been dropping Bible bombs and teaching and preaching to me, around me and to others that I love.  She is a blessing!

In our conversation, we talked about when she first heard God’s calling.  We discussed what she does if she feels doubt or sadness creeping in. We talked about grace and Jesus and fear and “Gospel goggles”.  She inspires and encourages.  You don’t want to miss this!

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Chatting with Brooke Boon – Founder of Holy Yoga!

 

Today on the podcast, I’m talking to Brooke Boon.  Brooke is the founder of Holy Yoga.  Holy Yoga is an international ministry and is having it’s 10 year anniversary this fall! Holy Yoga exists to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga. I am a trained Holy Yoga teacher and I’ve gone through several of their training programs and they are amazing!

I’m excited to share our conversation with you!  Brooke is a lover of the Word and she is a gifted Bible teacher. She is filled with a love of the Lord and a true understanding of grace borne of her own experience.  Brooke is honest and authentic and her words inspire and encourage many! She is my friend and one of the people who has influenced my walk with the Lord greatly.  I’m so grateful Brooke said YES! to her calling because her YES! directly impacted my life and journey with God.

 

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BOOM! I finished the Whole30!

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Yep. It’s done.

I did it.

I didn’t cheat once. Not a lick, not a taste, not a sip of off-limits food.

I’ve never felt so accomplished.  Honestly, college, jobs, motherhood, races, triathlons, yoga certification, career, speaking to groups, starting a business, writing, teaching, studying, learning, blogging, growing, parenting…who cares about any of it…the fact that I could go 30 days with no sugar and no gluten and all the other stuff I said no to…Y’all…it’s darn near a miracle.

Here’s what I know now.

When you eat sugar, you want more sugar. Just say no.  #tamethesugardragon

You have a clearer mind when you eat healthy and drink never.

Habits are hard to break but not impossible.

You are in control of what you eat.

You may hear the Lord talk to you in this battle with food. You pray, “Lord, please make a huge gusty wind blow these chips out of my hand” and you hear Him say back to you…”Just put them down beloved.” It’s a convicting experience.

Sleep more and lose the snark.

Cream in coffee is overrated.

Sweet potatoes are my best friend.

It is not that hard to buy real food and cook it.

If you get the #tigerblood, you will need to buy new running bras.  The ones from 1999 aren’t cutting it. Also, it doesn’t look good if you are running with your hands over your boobs.

I survived movies with no popcorn, a meal out at a restaurant without an appetizer, a boat ride without a beer,  TV watching without Twizzlers/M&Ms, Starbucks without cream, and a McDonald’s drive thru without ordering a Diet Coke (Iced tea is okay! Unsweetened).

It can be done.

So, day 31 came and I planned to go out to eat Mexican food with the family.  I really wanted tortilla chips.  They were just fine. Not great. So I had a few, ordered a salad and decided maybe all the things I want aren’t all they are cracked up to be.

Maybe the thing we think we can’t live without will just be “eh” when we get it.

Maybe all of this is just an exercise in figuring out what is “worth it”.

Turns out, I am. Worth it.

So are you.

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