are you tired of dieting? me too.

are you tired of dieting? me too.

Are you tired of dieting? Of the promises of “6-pack abs in just 6 weeks”? Or the “beach-body ready in 30 days” campaigns? The claims of “being in the best shape of your life” in 90 days? Are you also tired of the emotional eating, bingeing, sugar addiction, fitness addiction? Me too. I’m over. Totally over it.

You probably clicked on this link because you are where I am. I’ve actually been tired of dieting for a loooong time. I’m done with false claims and promises. I bet you are too. It’s why you are here reading this. Revelation Wellness has marvelously ruined me. The scale no longer holds power in my life. My goal is to be healthy and strong instead of skinny.

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when the picture doesn’t match the way you feel

“The picture doesn’t match the way I feel.”

I had a strange thing happen to me recently. I can’t say it has ever happened before. While I don’t claim to be the most photogenic person in the world, I saw a picture of me and was shocked. It did not match the way I feel! When I look in the mirror, it’s not what I see. I feel good, strong, healthy, free! This summer I have decided to stay off the scale because of the freedom God has given me in food and exercise. Yet, with this freedom, one thing has been seemingly lacking- weight loss. It hasn’t been a problem with me, until I saw this picture of me.

I started nit-picking myself. How my face looks swollen, and my arms look huge, and I’ve got a muffin top going on I looked at the picture and completely tore myself apart instead of seeing a beautiful creation by God. 

My husband reminded me a few weeks ago that often times, confidence is what’s really sexy. Not just skimpy, sexy clothing, but an attitude of confidence. I guess since he told me that, I just bolstered my confidence! It deflated quickly though, when I realized the picture didn’t match the way I felt.

Instead of typing out a whole post today, I made a video to share what all went through my head. It’s raw and real and unedited.

If you relate to this, know I’m with you! We are in it together! You are not alone. I so desperately want to do this ‘weight loss’ thing in a way that honors God with my body. I refuse to go back to my old ways of dieting, restricting calories, and being so inward focused. Yet, I want to be healthy, strong, capable, and FREE! And I want to help you do the same! Thanks for being here today, friends!

Strong over Skinny

Strong over Skinny

Once upon a time there was a girl. Dealing with disappointment, comparison to other women, unmet expectations, feeling the need to keep the eyes of her husband (because let’s face it, he’s pretty cute and other women think so too!), this girl turned to Dr.Google for losing weight. She learned if she worked out and cut calories, she could lose some pounds.

And so she did. She worked out with one of the most popular fitness professionals via DVD. She used My Fitness Pal to track every bite of food that went into her mouth. She could eat less during the day to splurge on dessert that night and still stay within her calorie range. Guess what? She lost weight. She thought she had found her value and worth by being skinny again. While not pre-pregnancy weight, it was the least she had weighed since having kids and well, that felt good to her.

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Kiss It Goodbye!

Summer is upon us. Well, at least here in Georgia it is! My children are daily asking if we can go swimming because it’s “SOOOOOO hot!!!!!” If you are anything like me, you’re not the mom who likes to play in the pool – let alone get in a bathing suit. No, this is not about telling you to get in the pool with your children. Mine are just as happy knowing I’m there to watch them jump, slide, do cannonballs, and splash me while I’m on the sidelines! But this summer, I’ve decided to wage war against guilt and body-shaming. I’m starting first by kissing my scale goodbye. Read More

are you losing your freedom?

are you losing your freedom?

Are you losing your freedom? Do you feel like you have taken two steps forward and three steps backwards? Do you find yourself free from calorie counting and stepping on the scale, only to find yourself falling back into old habits? Maybe you are on the neglect side of your physical body and spiritual life. Do you just want freedom? Read More

Fit ~ Fierce ~ Free

Fit ~ Fierce ~ Free

***Group Closed***

Do you need accountability?

Would you like to be part of a group that is faith based?

Do you want freedom from the yo-yo dieting?

Are you ready to make real, lifestyle changes and stop the crash dieting?

Does getting through the Holidays and keeping your fitness goals intimidate you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have an invitation for you! Read More

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 3

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 3

Catch up on my weight loss journey by reading Part 1 and Part 2.

I hate to tell you….

but I’m still working on losing the physical weight.

I have learned, however, that the spiritual weight I had been carrying around over those years was so much heavier than the physical weight. The bitterness, anger, unforgiveness….. Revelation Wellness® taught me (and trained me to help others!) realize that I can walk in freedom. Freedom from sugar addiction. Freedom from guilt and shame. Freedom from past sin. Freedom from negative body image. That the Lord cares more about the condition of my heart than the number on the scale. When I surrender to His will, when I ask Him to reveal the greater truths of my physical condition based on what’s inside my heart… It might hurt. But it’s where real weight loss begins.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Part 2

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 2

You can read part 1 of my weight loss journey, here. I actually consider it more of my weight gain journey! Here is part 2 of my weight-loss journey.

The Middle {continued}

After Greg had his vasectomy, and the realization hit that we would not have any more children, I decided it was time to “get my body back.” I did it the way every one else does it: calories in, calories out. I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and started to log every single bite that went into my mouth. I was using the 30-Day Shred for my workouts. They were 20 minutes and completely do-able. I lost 20-25 pounds in a few short months. Honestly, it was my coping mechanism. While I wasn’t angry or bitter, I didn’t really know how to deal with the facts. So I turned to working out.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Part 1

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 1

As a child and teenager, weight loss was never a concern for me. I was an athletic young lady and “could eat whatever I wanted” and really wouldn’t gain any weight. I remember girls in my 7th grade class having “weight loss challenges” and they would see who could lose the most weight in a week. They would sit at lunch and eat saltine crackers and drink water. I remember thinking how ridiculous they were. I never said that, but it was how I felt. I can even remember telling my mom about what they were doing. The idea of being worried about weight loss at 13 didn’t make sense to me. Read More