Here is the deal: after so many years of following food rules, giving into the all/nothing mindset, being trapped in a yoyo cycle with nutrition and fighting remnants of an eating disorder, I am SO thankful to be able to say I am FREE.
Yes, I still fuel my body with delicious and nutritious food because it makes me MORE effective as a wife, mom, friend, and coach and help me feel my best. BUT, I no longer have this perfectionist hat on my head (which usually just brings out the rebel in me) tracking my every move. I am enjoying TREATS and fun foods again without guilt or shame or regret. I have spent far too much time thinking about what to eat and when to eat it that to finally be free and just listen to my body has been a gift I MUST share.
Enter our FREE4FALL grace camp! Not only are we going to go on a food freedom journey together, but the heart of the group is to also beat the mental rut that kicks in come winter time; seasonal depression and even anxiety. I have found the best way to beat the rut is to develop healthy + holy habits NOW.
FREE4FALL has 4 elements:
1. 2B Mindset - Food freedom nutrition course that will teach you how to listen to YOUR body and learn what works for it through education + tracking. No calorie counting, measuring, deprivation, or food rules. Exercise is extra credit. The goal is to conquer emotional eating, mindless snacking, yoyo cycling, and get rid of the food police ;) See more info on the 2B Mindset HERE!
2. Beat anxiety / depression. We will be reading the book Anxious For Nothing by Max Lucado and camping out in Philippians chapter 4 (hence the 4 in Free4fall!. This book has taught me so much about my own struggles with anxiety and how to CLING TO CHRIST in the storm. While physical health is great, it is meaningless without an internal + SOUL transformation.
3. Community + Accountability. Simple: we are better together. You will be a part of a community of women all going through the same self paced nutrition course as you. We will learn together, pray together, and find freedom together.
4. Me as your personal coach. You will then have me as your coach for life and you can be sure that will be doing one on one check ins with you weekly! While groups are powerful, I also believe the one on ones go a long way.
Are you ready for the details? I am only taking 15 women on this journey with me. I am not here to push you...I am simply here to pull you alongside me if this journey is relevant to your season. I am already lifting you up!
Are you still running away from the One who created you, knows you, loves you, and desires a deep relationship with you? Are you tired of wandering and drifting? Need an anchor for your soul? The anchor is not in outward beauty, or a man, or a child, or a job, or money, or recognition…friend… the anchor is simply Jesus.
Perfection is an illusion. It only leads to relentless self-centeredness and cynicism. Excellence is giving the best you can with what you have. Excellence is faithfulness in the small. Excellence is choosing purpose over preference.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up-
Here is the deal: nothing worth having develops overnight. Seeds planted in the soil hide their growth underground long before their fruit is seen above ground. Our spiritual and physical growth is like that too! Things are always happening inside us that we can't see yet and we simply put our trust in the Father....in the Gardner. We hold on. We take one step at a time. One act of faithfulness and one wise choice at a time. Soon we will see the harvest that God is producing is us and through us.
Whether it’s your health journey or your own walk with Jesus...be patient. Embrace the hard days and the valley...they build character and keep us humble and teachable. Press on, friend. I am always rooting for you and if ever you decide a friend/mentor/coach would be helpful on this journey, I am always an email away.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!