legs of a young man walking
July 14, 2016

Step Your Way to Fitness

Starting from square one to build fitness through walking


A lot of our discussion about losing weight at Shape Up Church centers on making changes to your diet – after you’ve Engaged Your Brain and Tongue, of course! Even Bob Harper, the host and fitness expert on the popular show the Biggest Loser admits that when it comes to weight loss, “It is all about your nutrition. It is 80 percent nutrition. It is 20 percent fitness.”[1]

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Woman chooses between salad and cake
April 14, 2016

5 Shortcuts to Success

Every day, I hear the following question from someone just beginning the Rapid Weight Loss Program: “This is too hard. How do I keep going?” Let me first say this – making a drastic lifestyle change to improve your health and lose weight can be hard at first, but the good news is that it will get easier. Soon these new, healthy habits will replace the old, unhealthy ones, and you will be practically on autopilot, racing toward your goal!

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February 1, 2016

How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Take Control of Your Life

Positive self-talk is one of the first things I recommend clients change when they come to me for help living a healthier lifestyle. The words you use in your own mind are where positive changes begin, and learning to control those words gives you the power to make the vision you have for your life possible. Positive self-talk can be used to help motivate, strengthen willpower, and relieve everyday stress. Here’s how.

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man looking in the mirror
March 25, 2014

What Have You Been Telling Yourself Lately?

“You shall eat the fruit of your lips,” – Proverbs 13:2

I’ve written about the importance of positive self-talk before, because I believe it’s one of the most important (and often overlooked) steps to making life changes. In my own practice, I’ve seen 9/10 patients transform their lives by using positive self-talk as part of their healing process. While you may think your tendency towards positivity or negativity is dictated by genetics or circumstances, I’m here to tell you that positive thinking skills can be learned and used under any conditions.

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