What’s Your Motivation?

Rest day for me=more time for morning reading

“And it is the love of Christ as seen in the gospel-it is our response of gratitude for His grace-that gives desire to duty and changes “ought to” to “want to”
-Jerry Bridges, “Transforming Power of the Gospel”


How many times have we done our service at church out of guilt?

How many times have we done it because of how we would look to others?

How about doing it because that’s what is needed?

How about the times we have done it because it is what we were brought up to do?


I can say honestly that I have probably done the majority of those.

But this book reminds me that we should be doing it because we are sinners that need Jesus.

I recommend it!

The gospel should be our motivation.

Do you struggle with legalism?

You are not alone!



Today I want to remind you of something.

Nobody is perfect.

No relationship is perfect.

No job is perfect.

No family is perfect.

We all have our flaws, our problems, and our insecurities.

And guess what? The media is not making it easier on us.

We strive to work hard, to look our best, to appear like we have it all together.

And while it’s healthy to better ourselves, we shouldn’t become so caught up in it that we forget that we’re human.

You are going to snap at those closest to you.

You are going to be late for work.

You are going to make mistakes.

But if you have grace on yourself, and allow yourself to be human when they come-while striving to improve upon those shortcomings-you will find it very freeing. It will probably be more effective for you than constant negative self-talk.

You are human.

And life isn’t perfect.

Life is messy beautiful.

And you need to stop being your biggest critic.




Today I am so thankful for Christ. For his death and resurrection.

Without Him, I would have led a hopeless life. I would have caved in dark times. Not only would I be full of anxiety about the future, I would be stuck living a life without purpose.

I want to celebrate His gifts:

The Holy Spirit

The joy He gives



For these things I want to remember His death, His sacrifice.

But I am not going to stop there.

I’m going to remember the fact that MY Savior rose from the grave.

Because what does that say about Him?

It says that He alone has the power.

He has power over death.

There is hope not only for this life, but for the life to come.

Thank You, Jesus.


I have been taking short walk every day for the last two days instead of working out because I have been fighting something. Still not sure what was going on. It was a combination headache, plus exhaustion, plus icky feeling. You know what I mean.

And it’s funny, I didn’t want to take it easy.

I missed doing higher-impact workouts.

And that’s the funny thing.

Working out to me isn’t something I hate. Though some days I dread it because I’m tired or don’t want to get up early.

But I see it this way: it’s a way to improve my life.

And when I don’t have it, I know I will not have as much energy.

I know I will miss that mood lift.

I don’t *want* to go back to my old ways of skipping workouts and eating junk.

I feel happy that I have gotten to the point where I miss that workout, because I know my body and mind are seeing the benefits.



So I know this is strange for me to post for a new Beachbody coach, but I LOVE going and getting cold sweets.

Is it wrong for me to do so?


Heck, even on the 21 Day Fix you get to eat CHOCOLATE!

Do I do it every day?

No, I don’t.

I have sweets maybe 3 or 4 times a week. Otherwise, I do my best to eat clean.

What I want to say is this.

Discipline is great. But if you aren’t treating yourself once in awhile, you will go crazy.



Hi there.

So this is my first post on my new Beachbody blog. ME. The girl who thought she should have been born AMISH. The girl who didn’t think she would EVER be able to figure out technology. The girl who may or may not have once logged into a fake Apple website.

And now I’m building an online business. What?! I’m pretty proud of myself.

And, I’m excited to introduce my Beachbody name: Leadfit.

I chose “Leadfit” because I wanted to celebrate my desire to lead others to health and fitness. I wanted to use my ambitions to do some good (and earn some money for summer). But most of all, I wanted to make it a point that true leaders lead by example.

So if you think I am going to nag you about buying products, don’t worry.

I am doing a lot of good giving tools and opportunities that want it. And while I do get paid to sell, that is not my main goal. My goal is to lead by example.

But those who don’t want to buy?

I have been there.

No money.

No time.

No ability to use technology whatsoever.

But here I am.

And I’m ready to answer your questions, help you grow, and reach your goals.

What are yours?