Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping Trip

If you missed my Facebook live, here is a recap on my menu plan and shopping trip for this week! Even if you saw it, this will be here for you to easily come back to and reference.

Meal Planning

Meal planning is my number one tip for saving money on groceries. That, and shopping at Aldi! We love Aldi and I am so glad that there is one close to us. I don’t have to clip coupons or compare prices. It is rare for me to find something cheaper at Walmart or Kroger. Also, we eat almost every meal at home. So, 7 people, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week on a budget of $200. I think I do okay! 🙂 I eat to be healthy not skinny, so you won’t find a perfect meal plan here, just real life of a homeschool mom of 5 who wants to stay sane. Read More

are you making time or excuses?

If you want to do something, you make time for it. If you don’t, you say, “I wish I could!” then make excuses.

I say I can’t give more, but I’m happy to treat myself to a cup of coffee or lunch from Panera. I make the excuse that what I spend on those things isn’t enough to give. But if we saved our $5 from getting coffee every day from just Monday to Friday, we’d have $25 a week to give. If math isn’t your strong point, that’s $100 a month! You can’t tell me $100 a month wouldn’t have an impact on someone in need!

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do you want to be well?

The Wellness Revelation was formerly known as “Weigh Less to Feed More®” and was available only through the Revelation Wellness® website. Now, it is available in bookstores nation wide and Amazon! I myself, went through Weigh Less to Feed More®, which was really my introduction to the faith then fitness ministry of Revelation Wellness. I am now a certified instructor!

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lessons from a trash can

lessons from a trash can

Today, I learned a lesson from a trash can.

It’s trash day today, and as I was walking my awful smelling trash cans out to the road, I had some thoughts.
When I first got my trash can, it didn’t stink. It was brand new. But over time, as we kept throwing trash in it, bags may have ripped, or empty food boxes or drinks get thrown into the trash can, and now there is trash stuck to the bottom and it’s all gross and nasty.  Read More

7- day detox challenge

Announcing the FREE 7 Day Detox!

Join Revelation Wellness® Founder & Author of The Wellness Revelation, Alisa Keeton for the 7 Day Detox, a Faith THEN Food & Fitness Challenge

7 day detox

What is the 7 Day Detox?

Are you ready for a fresh start for a healthy and whole life? A fresh start that won’t bankrupt your bank account or demand countless hours in the gym, sweating out toxins by the bucket load? If so, let’s detox and train!

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shift your focus from weight loss to health

shift your focus from weight loss to health

What do you gain when you shift your focus from weight loss to health? A lot! Today, I want to talk to you about the things I have gained in my personal life when I stopped eating to lose weight and instead shifted my focus to my health. I hope it encourages you if you to get off the struggle bus of weight loss! This has not been an easy road for me–this health journey that doesn’t equate weight loss–but I can say without a doubt, it has been worth it! God has been so good to me, and I wouldn’t trade the spiritual growth for physical weight loss! Read More

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.

Wellness Revelation

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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!