Tag Archive | Fitness

SCW’s All-Time Viewer Favorites

Welcome new followers!  SCW’s popularity has grown tremendously.  Praise God for each person we’ve touched, for every article you’ve found interesting, for every scripture that has given you peace!  We’ve compiled a list of viewers statistical favorite posts.  We invite you to read and enjoy and always if you have a comment, we’d love to hear it.  This post marks our 800th POST!  Amazing even to us.  Time has just flown by.  SCW is your source for contemporary Christian reading that speaks in a modern way to our everyday lives, which uplifts and strengthens our spirit  through the word of God!

 

  • Faith

All of the blog post titles below are clickable links to the original posts.  Enjoy!

Spiritual Awakening

Called to be a light in a dark world

What does it mean to be a Christian Woman?

The Armour of God

Strengthening your family bond through Christ

How do I become a Christian?

Feeding your Spirit

The struggles of Christianity, Mind, Body and Spirit

Praise and Worship

5 Benefits of Praying Together as a Couple 

Holy Land Experience

Encouraging verses to comfort you in tough times

Beyond a Sunday morning Christian

Making your Exit, (Leaving behind what is not of God)

Spending Quiet Time with God

Being Grounded in Faith

Learning Spiritual discernment

Divine Healing

Living a Transformed Life

 

  • Married Women

 

 

Understanding Submission

Becoming a Godly Wife who honors her Husband

The Sexually Confident Wife

Balancing your role as a Wife and Mom

Submissive Wife Committed Husband

Being the Best helpmate to your Husband

Forgiveness and Trust in Marriage

Secret Sex lives of Conservative Christian Woman

The Color of Love, (Christian Interracial Marriages)

30 Days to Better Sex, (A journey through Intimacy)

Life after Divorce

Romance and Leisure for the Married Couple

Marriage Retreats

An Exceptional Wife

The Irresistible Wife

Showing Respect to your Husband

How to “Think Together” in Marriage

Keeping Love Alive after Baby Arrives

Keeping Passion Alive after Years of Marriage

Happy Wedding Anniversary 2018 to my Amazing Husband. Your Love is a Blessing.

  • Single Women

 

How to get past looks when Finding Love

Trusting God’s Timing for Christian Singles

Top Cities to meet Single Christian Men

Are you Dating a Gentlemen?

Destigmatizing Online Dating

Single Christian Women Love Yourselves

Christian Dating Principles – Waiting on the Man God has for You

10 Tips for Finding Mr. right

Handling Break ups for the Single Woman

Dating Guidelines For Singles

A Guide to First Dates

Can a Christian Woman be a Cougar? (#1 post)

Single Ladies: How to Attract the Guy You Want

10 Mistakes Women make in Online Dating Profiles

Where to Find Single Christian Men

8 Ways you’re Killing a Man’s Interest in You

It’s a Great Time to be a Single Woman over 40

Single Women: Show Him how to Treat You

  • Teen Girls

Christian Girls who become Christian Women

Teen Scene – How to Be the most Popular Girl in School

Teen girls, What young Christian Men Think About You

Youth on Fire

  • Professional Christian Women & Eutrapeurialship

21 Ways to God Given Wealth and Success

Women in Business & Entrepreneurship

Spotlight on Christian Business Women

Habits of Successful Women

Supplementing your Income with Side Jobs Online

Home based Business Ideas

Christian Women Entrepreneurs

Dressing for Professional Success

Couples (Dating, Engaged, long-term)

Ladies I want to emphasize what being a couple means, and what it should mean for a Christian Woman.  A Smart Christian woman Does not just aimlessly date without purpose with just any man who asks her out (as if).  No, a smart Christian woman wants a Godly man, the Christian man who god has for her.  Which means she only accepts date with men that are on the same page as her as far as her beliefs and values (A Christian man).  A man who has created a future for himself, is stable, and able to support a wife and family and wants to settle down.

That doesn’t mean on  the first date she tells him she wants to get married and have kids by next week!   Through conversation and getting to know someone it won’t take long at all to find out where this man’s head is at!  So you do want a man who is looking for that long-term relationship that leads to a life partnership!  So he’s either that type of man or he is  not, but in any case life is short and a smart woman doesn’t waste time with men who aren’t suitable for her ie unequally yoked!

5 Benefits of Praying Together as a Couple

How to tell if you’re in a Codependent Relationship

Couples Recharge

Couples Date Night at Home

The 80/20 Relationship Rule

Letting go of Bad Relationships

Fight the good fight turn Spats into Solutions

Couples Summer Date Night Ideas

Top Romantic Summer Getaways for Couples 2017

Healthy Relationships

  • Fitness

Best Workout Apps on your Phone

7 Habits of Healthy Women

Fit and Healthy

Smart and Fit

Healthy Habits of People who Stay Fit

7 Tips to Toned, tight, fit, and Amazing Inspiration

Eat Right get Slim

Fit Moms equals Hot Mommas

How to get your Body ready for Summer in 6 Weeks

  • All Women Category

How to take the stress out of Homemaking for the modern Woman

7 Habits to reclaim your Peace of Mind

Looking great at any age, 20s, 30s,40s, 50; and Beyond

Conquering feelings of being Overwhelmed

Purpose Driven Woman

Smart Women Smart Money

Maintaining Respect in Relationships

How Christian Women can Mentor and be Mentored

Smart Travel

Fun Frugal Date Nights

Love vs. Lust

Changing your Thinking

Successful Women Maintaining Relationships

Home buying tips for your First Home

Using Wisdom to make Decisions

Leadership and Masculine Energy

A Woman’s Confidence is Key

Law of Attraction

  • Overcoming Obstacles and Fear

Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

Overcoming Addictions and Bad Habits

Suicide and Depression

Overcoming Grief

Breaking the cycle of Physical and Sexual Domestic Violence

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

Overcoming Depression

Coping with Life’s transitions

Domestic Violence

How to Heal a Broken Heart

Building Strong Families in Christ

Encouragement for Difficult Times

Coping with Loneliness During the Holidays

Remembering Loved ones in Heaven

 I’m a Smart Christian Woman

I’m a Smart Christian Woman

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Fit and Lean in 2018

The New year brings with it a fresh start.  A new opportunity to get in the shape you want to be.  Good health is not about starving yourself and being stick thin.  It’s about being a healthy body weight for your particular body type, and your heart being healthy enough to function properly without strain.  In order to know if you’re a healthy weight or overweight you need to determine your BMI.  What is BMI? It’s Body Mass Index.  A Good indicator of how much fat your body carries is the Body Mass index.  So how can I tell if I’m overweight?  Use the tool below to calculate your BMI.

Height and Weight Chart

Height Weight
Normal Overweight Obese
4′ 10″ 91 to 118 lbs. 119 to 142 lbs. 143 to 186 lbs.
4′ 11″ 94 to 123 lbs. 124 to 147 lbs. 148 to 193 lbs.
5′ 97 to 127 lbs. 128 to 152 lbs. 153 to 199 lbs.
5′ 1″ 100 to 131 lbs. 132 to 157 lbs. 158 to 206 lbs.
5′ 2″ 104 to 135 lbs. 136 to 163 lbs. 164 to 213 lbs.
5′ 3″ 107 to 140 lbs. 141 to 168 lbs. 169 to 220 lbs.
5′ 4″ 110 to 144 lbs. 145 to 173 lbs. 174 to 227 lbs.
5′ 5″ 114 to 149 lbs. 150 to 179 lbs. 180 to 234 lbs.
5′ 6″ 118 to 154 lbs. 155 to 185 lbs. 186 to 241 lbs.
5′ 7″ 121 to 158 lbs. 159 to 190 lbs. 191 to 249 lbs.
5′ 8″ 125 to 163 lbs. 164 to 196 lbs. 197 to 256 lbs.
5′ 9″ 128 to 168 lbs. 169 to 202 lbs. 203 to 263 lbs.
5′ 10″ 132 to 173 lbs. 174 to 208 lbs. 209 to 271 lbs.
5′ 11″ 136 to 178 lbs. 179 to 214 lbs. 215 to 279 lbs.
6′ 140 to 183 lbs. 184 to 220 lbs. 221 to 287 lbs.
6′ 1″ 144 to 188 lbs. 189 to 226 lbs. 227 to 295 lbs.
6′ 2″ 148 to 193 lbs. 194 to 232 lbs. 233 to 303 lbs.
6′ 3″ 152 to 199 lbs. 200 to 239 lbs. 240 to 311 lbs.
6′ 4″ 156 to 204 lbs. 205 to 245 lbs. 246 to 320 lbs.
BMI 19 to 24 25 to 29 30 to 39

Those of you with toddlers and newborns, I understand it may be harder for you to get out and go to the gym.  No worries!  You can tone at home!  We feel better when we feel like we’re doing something to improve ourselves, or simply doing something for ourselves.  Especially women because we are caregivers for the whole family.  For me exercising is my “me time” I prefer to do it alone, it’s what works for me.  What are you doing to care for yourself?  Get started today!

If you do have the time I strongly encourage joining the gym or an exercise class and getting out amongst other like minded people.  It will help you to feel like you’re not alone.  It might produce a healthy dose of competition.  If you see someone whom you admire, it may push you to work harder. However go at your own pace, consistency is the key!

 

  • Squats- To firm and shape your backside

  • Fit at any age

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Mind, Body and Spirit

We are a three-part being.  1 Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  We are spirit, we live in a body, and we have a soul, which is  made up of our mind, our will, and our emotions.  We are a spirit just as God is a spirit.  God is the Master Spirit.  The Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.  The “natural man” (unsaved),  is governed only by his soul and bodily appetites because he is spiritually dead. (1 Cor 2:14)  If you are saved today, you are a new creature in Christ Jesus.

However we still have some work to do.  We as born again Christians, have been made spiritually alive and we are supposed to be governed and controlled by the Holy Spirit and our own born again Spirit, the Bible calls it “the new regenerated self”.  So we have “put off our old ways”.  Old ways of thinking, old ways of doing and being.  While our spirits are saved, our minds are still being renewed.  This means we must deal with our thought life and emotions.  Part of the battle is the battlefield of the mind!

The enemy comes against our minds.  We must be careful what we put before our eyes and what we allow into our minds and emotions.  That’s why we are told to “take every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  Our soul includes our emotions which are unreliable!  We can’t trust it nor can we let our emotions be the final authority over us.  Our minds have to constantly be renewed.  Make up in your mind that you will ask God to renew your mind daily.  To be renewed means to have a fresh mental attitude.  Cast down every high thing that exalts itself  against God.

God’s Word must be the final authority!!  Is it easy?  No!  It’s the toughest fight of your life, but God didn’t promise it would be.   He said He’ll be with us!!!!  The scariest thing for me was being out of the will of God.  I don’t want to ever be out of the will of God!  I’ve been there and trust me, “being covered” by God is much better.  I love this scripture, Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which can kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell!”

Do you know what He’s saying?  He’s saying instead of being worried about “people” living to please them, what you better be worried about is ME! (The Lord God Almighty).  Guard yourselves with all diligence, take care of your body, mind, and spirit.  Feed your spirit the Word of God.  Read to build up your mind!  Exercise to build your body and eat nutritious meals to stay healthy.

 

Healthy Habits for mind Body and Spirit

 

  • Eat real Food – Processed foods are a major contributor to obesity and illnesses.  Real foods and a healthy balanced diet are keys s to good health!

  • Move your Body – You don’t have to have a gym membership. Start right where you are, get moving by walking, biking, going up and down stairs, swimming, exercising at home, the point is to use or lose it!

  • Prioritize your sleep – When we are low on sleep it affects our metabolism, makes us irritable, low on energy, unable to think clearly.  A good night sleep regenerates us!

  • Learning something new – Expands our mind and thought processes and keeps us moving forward in life.  When the mind has been expanded it cannot go back.

  •  Avoid the negative – Negative people, places, TV shows, thoughts, concerns.

  • Focus on the Good and Positive – The Bible says whatsoever is true and of good report think on these things.

  •  Let yourself have fun – Laughter keeps us young!

  • Retreat to calm the mind and the body.

  • Show love to God, yourself and others –  You show love Love to God by reading his Word, obeying, his Word, aligning your life up with his Word.  Show love to yourself by taking care of yourself, show love to others by showing them you care.

  • Reach out and help someone else. We help heal ourselves by reaching out to others.

  • Pray without ceasing

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Summer Meals in 30 minutes or Less

It’s Summer in the kitchen!  Time to  use the oven less and prepare lighter, healthier, tasty summer dishes.  It’s the time of year to prepare meals in the crock pot, wok, and stove top.  Temperatures outside are warm and who wants to slave over a hot oven for hours.  So whether you are vegan or a meat lover, you’re sure to find something on SCW’s list of delicious summer meals that you and your family will love and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!

10  Delicious Summer Meals

  • Meals Prepared in a Wok

Beef and broccoli stir fry – Delicious and tasty you can use either rice or noodles

Chicken stir fry

Vegetable stir fry

Spaghetti

Italian Pasta Salad

Chicken  Caesar salad w/Parmesan cheese

Wedge Salad

Baked Talapia or a light pan fried coating

Pan fried lamb chops- olive oil, coat and brown on each side

Grilled barbecue chicken

  •  Keep plenty of fresh fruit around wherever possible

Delicious Summer drink

Coconut Penna desert drink

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Getting Fit Summer 2017

The unofficial start of summer is Memorial Day which signals warmer weather, longer days, shorts, swimwear, and lightweight clothing.  However, the official start of summer is June 21. You still have time! Are you in the shape you want to be in?  How fit and healthy do you feel?  If your answer is no, it’s time to achieve a leaner, healthier you.

My diet and exercise routine has literally changed my life for the better!  There are so many positives.  I was always one that could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight!  But of course all good things must come to an end.  Trust me I feel your pain.  I was the biggest foodie.  I loved all the good stuff Cheeseburgers, fries, steak, potatoes, soul food, triple cheese mac & cheese, subs, on and on.  As we age our metabolism slows down and it’s much harder to lose weight.

I noticed a couple of years ago I had gained weight and I was ten pounds over what I wanted to be.  I had always stayed within a certain weight and wanted to maintain that.  Also I’m petite, Five feet one inch, so you don’t want to pack too much into a small frame.  I had to take action, and I did!  I started in 2015 working out regularly and changing my diet.  Now it’s two years later and I’m so proud of myself, I can’t tell you how good I feel.  The hardest thing for me was changing my diet!  But you’ll find that if you stay consistent your body will get used to the change.  Today it’s 6:30 am here on the west coast and I’ve just finished my workout.

My normal workout routine is 5 days a week just 20 minutes a day!  But I’m consistent and that makes all the difference.  Typically in the morning for breakfast, I’ll do cereal, Special K w/strawberry, or oats cereal, maybe a cup of yogurt, or sometimes a cup of applesauce.  Next I drink my water throughout the morning and during my workout.  Water suppresses your appetite.  At 10:00 am I have a protein smoothie Naked Juice.  For lunch around 1:00 pm I have a salad and baked chicken, or chicken nuggets. I have my salads everyday!  That’s it for the day!  If I want a snack later in the day I’ll do tuna and crackers or maybe a bowl of cereal.

I’m 125 pounds, sometimes it fluctuates to 128 or so.  I feel awesome, have lots of energy,  I’m not as hungry, it boosts my mental agility, wards off colds and flu.  Not to mention adding years to my life.  If you’re on the other side of 40 adjust to your change in metabolism by taking control.  If you’re in your 20’s and 30’s start yourself on a healthy course that will take you through the rest of your life!  Losing weight is going to take commitment!  You can do this!

5 Tips to a Healthier You

  • Write down your goals and reasons for achieving them

  • Keep a food diary. Track what you’re eating

  • Portion control is your friend, (have you noticed plates in restaurants have gotten larger)

  • Fill up on salads, fruits and vegetables

  • Changing your diet is a strategy you must master, (start small and go from there)

  • Aerobics

  • Calisthenics

  • Machines

Exercise Bike

Treadmill

Elliptical

  

  • Indoor Exercise

Outdoor workouts are a great alternative, here’s why

  • You satisfy your mind by getting out and being active

  • You challenge your muscles by doing workouts that are not possible indoors.

  •  You can soak up Vitamin D

  • The flood of fresh air into your lungs is invigorating!

 

  • Outdoor exercise

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Spring Break Fitness

Make your new spring 2017 body your best yet!  Healthy and fit in mind, body and spirit!  Below are some simple effective workouts that can be done at home or in the gym.  The warm up is on the way so do get out into the fresh air and be active!

Core and Pelvis exercise

Thigh, hips and legs exercise

Wall squat

Medicine ball squat

Light weights for arms

Heart and lower body Elliptical

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