Fun Workout - Loose Weight, Break A Sweat and Enjoy Yourself

Month 1 of The Body Project -  Getting Fit, Toned & Loving Our Bodies
Hey guys I decided to do a fitness challenge to see if I can achieve my body goals. I know it's a little late if you are trying to get that summer body but hey a great body is for life so might as well start now.


The goal here is to loose some weight, tone up, get fit and mostly to love the bodies we are in. So if you are interested please follow along for the first month which is June and let's see if we can improve together. I don't want to make this into one of those grueling challenges. I want to enjoy working out and seeing results. As a disclosure I am not a fitness expert by any means, I'm just a girl trying to get fit.

Make sure you eat well, get 7-8 hours of sleep and drink plenty of water remember the 80% 20% rule. Follow me on instagram @shiruyoga and each week take a photo and/or weigh in to have a tracker for your progress. You can post photos and tag #eatworkwin, #fitnesschallenge.

The goal is to get a great workout and to also enjoy yourself. Push yourself and keep it fun. I am not a fitness expert so listen to your body.

Listening is loving...

God Cannot Guide A Parked Car

I recently saw this quote somewhere can't remember where but it got me thinking. "God cannot guide a parked car".

Lately I have been feeling like I have not been living up to my full potential. I feel like I could do more with my time, my brain, my life in general. I think about money and if I am making enough to set myself up for a nice future. I think about my relationships and whether they are healthy. I think about my faith and question my growth and impact on other people. I think about my job and whether this is where I want to be. Basically the question at the back of my mind is am I doing enough?

autumn blue ridge parkway by evoo73

God's Promises Final

Today is the conclusion of the promise series that hopefully has been a blessing to you as much as it has been to me. In many ways the numerous promises of God can be a prayer where you speak all these promises into your life. This series is a reminder for us to claim the promises of God for ourselves.

Sunflower Field by skyseeker

I would like to post some verses from the book of Deuteronomy 28 that we can all apply in our lives as a way speaking and essentially claiming these promises. When you think of a promise as an unpaid debt then it easy for us to go before God to ask that He fulfills his promise to you.

God's Promises III

Today I wanted to remind us of a simple promise that carries so much weight. It reminds me of a safe place/space where we can go and just be. No judgement just acceptance. 
Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me, 
all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest. 

I usually like to pause and just think about what I am reading especially when it comes to scripture. Over time if you have been reading the bible for a long time the words of popular verses like this will roll right off you before you can wrap them around your heart and appreciate them. So please read this verse and mellow a little in this promise.


Horizon on Fire by Peter Zoon

God's Promises II

So yesterday we touched on one of God's promises and I wanted to continue with this theme today. As the sun starts to shine longer and the days are getting warmer my heart can't help but feel light. Even my step feels lighter which is kind of a sedge-way into today's post.

In Hosea 6 we see a promise in the midst of so much turmoil in Israel. The people of Israel had drawn far from God and yet even in all this we see God's compassion for us as he makes today's promise in verse 3. It says;
Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.

Sunrise by Rod Waddington

There is an invitation here to acknowledge God in the literal sense, to turn to him. It's an invitation to draw near to God and to find out who He is. To have our eyes be opened in revelation of who he is. I often find that when things are either good or bad (it's always extremes with me : ) ) I draw far from God. It's like I forget where my sustenance comes from when I am overwhelmed by life.

God's Promises I

Hi friends, I hope you are doing well and that everything is well with you. I have been thinking about the promises of God and how we can apply them to our lives daily. Our God is so personal and when we seek Him it becomes so evident how interested He is in us. There is no such thing as coincidence when it comes to God. If you seek you will find Him in the oddest and most wonderful ways.

Winter Sunrise by Ryan McGuire

So anyways the promises. In the book of Isaiah we see this beautiful passage that has so many promises in it, it takes my breath away.
Isaiah 40:29-31 says He gives power to the weak 
and strength to the powerless.
 Even youths will become weak and tired, 
and young men will fall in exhaustion. 
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. 
They will soar high on wings like eagles. 
They will run and not grow weary. 
They will walk and not faint.