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Everyone has at least one weakness.

Weakness to strength

 

Everyone has at least one weakness.  Did you know that admitting your weakness is not a sign of being weak, but an opportunity for the Lord to show His strength?

The past six weeks I have had the opportunity to teach summer school.  My students were weak in math and I was able to share my passion with them.  What an opportunity this was for me to teach them how to use their weakness and make it stronger day by day.   I have been training for a triathlon and my weakest discipline is swimming.  I shared this with my students and told them that I swim on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before class.  They ask me why I keep going because it’s a weakness.  I shared with them that is why I go.  I have to work on my weakness in order to get better.  This opened a door for me to explain that they, too, need to spend a little extra time on their weakness in order to get better.   Several of them said that math wasn’t as hard as they thought it was after all.  Woo Hoo!

When a person decides to “change their lifestyle of eating” several weaknesses rise up.  Giving up certain foods is not an easy task, however, one does not have to give it up entirely.  I am also training for a Master Women’s Natural Bodybuilding competition and I have had to make some major changes in my lifestyle of eating.   One of the hardest things for me to give up, at the beginning, was sweets.  I like ice cream–a big bowl of Eddy’s Cookie Dough.  Since the training and after the competition, I know I will measure out one serving–1/2 cup and that will be all I eat.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought, however, it didn’t happen overnight.  It took almost two months to “cut back” and learn that one serving is plenty.  Overcoming this weakness is going to show as a strength when I set foot on stage.

Every weakness you have is an opportunity for God to show HIS strength in your life.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  ~2 Corinthians 12:9~

Faithfully fit,

Coach Becky

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Positive F Words


WOO HOO!

Now that I have your attention, here are the positive F words that should never leave you:

Positve F Words

Every summer for over 25 years, my children and I have traveled to South Dakota for an amazing weekend of camping, family, fitness and FUN.  Pickerel Lake, near Grenville, South Dakota, has been the host for the annual Family Fun Days event.  It kicks off on Thursday evening with the annual horseshoe tournament and reunion of families.  Friday is the hot dog roast and more family FUN.  Saturday is “the” day for a majority of the weekend events.  At 9:00 am the day begins with a casting contest for ALL ages, men and women.  From that event on, so many families get together to form Obstacle course teams, Pongo teams, Birdie Golf, Bean Bag Toss, Great Balloon Toss, Kick the Shoe contest, Three Legged race with three people, and so much more.  The evening ends with a Pot Luck Dinner followed by a fun skit for first time campers at Family Fun Days.  Sunday morning starts off with coffee, donuts and juice followed by the morning Worship with Ne-So-Dak Camp counselors leading.  It truly is an amazing, fun-filled weekend of memory making opportunities.

Family Fitness Outreach Center has been working hard to get Suwannee County moving and would like to announce the 1st Annual Father’s Day 5K to be held on Saturday, June 20 at 8:00 am.  This will be a FREE event and I encourage EVERYONE to join us as a family for some fun and fitness! Once again, this is a FREE event and you do not have to be a runner to participate.  As a matter of fact, I challenge YOU and YOUR family to walk, wog, jog, stroll–whatever your heart desires.  For more information, email Coach Becky Skipper at coachbecky61@gmail.com or go to www.coachbeckyskipper.com.  It’s going to be a FUN, FAMILY, FITNESS event.  Hope to see new faces as well as old faces in the crowd.  🙂

Faithfully Fit,

Coach Becky

 

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Three is the Magic Number

Three is the magic number when it comes to several things.  If you are a Christian, of course there is the trinity:  The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  If you grew up on School House Rock videos:  Three is the magic number was an awesome way to learn multiples of three.

Three is the magic number for me this year as I have three-20 year anniversaries.

  1. Twenty years ago on April 16, Resurrection Sunday, I rededicated my life to the LORD and have not looked back.  That was the best decision I could have ever made and I truly enjoy sharing HIS love with everyone I meet.  He is my business partner, my strength, my provider, my refuge, my friend, my father and the list goes on and on.  He is the best REALationship anyone could have.  I encourage everyone to get to know Him, your life will truly change.
  2. Twenty years ago a man by the name of “Steamboat Willie” walked into Bee’s Health & Fitness  and introduced me to The Zone by Dr. Barry Sears.  The Zone was the best decision I made concerning my nutrition.  It is based on the 30-40-30 principle:  30% of your calories are protein; 40% of your calories are carbohydrates and 30% of your calories are fat.  By balancing meals, your body is only as good as your last meal.  What does that mean?  If your meal was balanced you will have enough energy and fuel to get you to your next meal.  If you ate like crap, you will feel like crap until your next meal.  Since that day, I have been following The Zone lifestyle of eating and feel great.
  3. Twenty years ago in August, I competed in the Tampa Bay Classic Natural Bodybuilding competition.  It was during this competition that I realized how important a healthy style of eating is.  I  did not have to change my nutrition by much, I just had to adjust some of the calories that I was consuming.  I followed the 30-40-30 lifestyle of eating and can honestly say that my skin, hair and health was far better than the first competition I did in 1990.

The past twenty years have been amazing.  I have to say that consistency is the key.  Being consistent in my walk with the Lord and my eating habits have inspired me to compete, once again this year.  I want to inspire others to follow their dreams, accomplish their goals and live life to the fullest.  It takes dedication, desire, commitment, perseverance, hard work, patience and a healthy lifestyle to succeed.

You are never to old to set another goal

 

Faithfully fit,

Coach Becky

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Taking responsibility of your actions

accountability -- CBSHave you noticed that there are several periods throughout the year where it seems difficult to stick to your fitness regiment?  For me, it usually occurs during vacation days, summertime and holidays.  Something I have found that works for me, is having an accountability group–my fitness family.

There have been a few times when only two or three people showed up for class and I was expecting 15 to 20.  It would have been easy to say, “Class is cancelled,” and we all went our separate ways.  However, it was on the calendar, we had our minds set on working out, so we did.    I started out by telling them how thankful I was for them showing up for class.    “There is no other place I’d rather be right now, than here,” said one of the members.   WOW!  That made my day, knowing that she and her husband were relying on their fitness family to hold them accountable in getting their workout in for the day.  After the workout, all of us agreed that if it wasn’t for each other, none of us would have worked out.  Accountability–taking responsibility of your actions and the actions of your fitness family.  Woo Hoo!

It is important to find an accountability partner, or better yet, family.   A fitness family that works out together, gets fit together.   The first step is walking through the door, the second step is easy.  If you haven’t found a fitness family, I encourage you to stop by and introduce yourself to ours at Coach Becky Skipper/Family Fitness Outreach Center located at 302B Pine Ave. SW, Live Oak, Florida.  Classes are held Monday through Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturday morning at 9:00 am.  All men, women and children are encouraged to join us–there is something for everyone.

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”  ~Proverbs 27:17~

Faithfully fit,

Coach Becky

 

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