Dormowa Sherman's Fitness Story: A Weight Loss Wake-up Call

December 4, 2009 01:27 by Angela

There are times in everyone's life that you realize that change is only possible when you act on it. Many people have numerous excuses for putting things off to tomorrow. Well, tomorrow is not promise to us and today is a present from God to get started. Dormowa Sherman from Maryland gives a true inspiring fitness testimony of how at the age of 19, she had a wake-up call recognizing that her weight problems were not going to disappear if she continued to do nothing. At 5’4, she went from 253 lbs to 140 lbs. I personally loved her story. Her story is a fitness transitional journey that Dormowa continues to travel. She explains that being healthy and fit are daily lifestyle choices. Read Dormowa fitness story of courage, determination and conviction not to let temptation prevent her from accomplishing her weight loss goals.(http://www.faithfulfitnessforlife.com/dormowa_it.shtml)

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James Fowler's Fitness Story: Workout in a Recession

November 2, 2009 06:13 by Angela

James Fowler from Virginia gives his inspiration testimony of how he was able to lose 100 pounds working out at home.  During a recession, people do not have money to pay membership fees at a gym or even buy fitness equipment.  But it should not stop you from reaching your fitness goals and overcoming challenges. Read James' fitness story of how he faced his fitness struggles with persistency and made a life style change. http://faithfulfitnessforlife.com/james_it.shtml

Please share your comments on our blog.  If you have a fitness story, please email it with picture(s) (before and/or after weight loss). In your story, we would like to know how much weight you lost, what changes did you make in your diet and exercise programs; and what inspired you to stay focus and avoid those road blocks. You can submit that information at our contact us.


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Can having or losing a job affect your health and fitness program?

October 28, 2009 06:26 by Angela
 

In today’s economy, having or losing a job can affect your mental and physical health.  Most job stress comes from having too much or not enough work; tight deadlines; demanding supervisors; inability for promotion; inability to take leave; poor work environment; low morale among employees; and lack of benefits such as health care.  People who have lost a job have the stress of finding employment; trying to pay bills; providing groceries for the family; preventing the lost of your home and working to keep the family from seperating due to frustration, arguments and hopelessness. The job market is slowly improving and many people are taking whatever employment available regardless of the decrease in income or skill level.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates were higher in September 2009 than the previous year in 371 of the 372 metropolitan areas.  These issues can lead to depression, heart disease and hypertension.  When people are depress, they lack the motivation to exercise and they concentrate less on a nutritional diet.

 

Here are a few suggestions that can help overcome these obstacles:

1.  Start to look for opportunities in your current situation (Remember: "For every cloud, there is a silverlining" ). 

2.   Take the time to re-evaluate your current state of employment.  Try to find the positive things that can come from it, such as, going back to school; starting your own business; or working at something totally new and different.

3.  Always know that every situation is temporary.  As TD Jakes says, " God anoints you for your trouble".  Keep the faith and stay in prayer. According King James version of the bible Acts 2:21, And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 For more information, check out:

Managing job stress from Healthwise
http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100076315

Also, How to Thrive and Not Just Survive in an Declining Economy by TBristlin
http://www.ehow.com/how_4730693_not-just-survive-declining-economy.html

If you have some suggestions or comments that you would like to share, let us know on our blog. 

 


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Can relationships assist or prevent weight loss?

September 9, 2009 02:53 by Angela

Can relationships help or hinder you from obtaining your weight loss goals?

There are many motivators for weight loss including relationships.  I have met quite a few people in fitness classes and the gym who have told me that their partner or even best friend (bff) have made comments to discourage them and basically cause them to fail at their weight loss goals. In an article by Laurie Palwlik-Kienien, your social circle can cause weight gain (or weight loss).  She states that  Friends affect more than "just" your attitude, mindset, and goals. Friends make you fat, happy, sad, or even sick

Read more: http://behavioural-psychology.suite101.com/article.cfm/factors_influencing_healthy_weight#ixzz0QbEFjYNp


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Can sex help you lose weight?

September 9, 2009 02:47 by Angela

When in a committed and monogamous relationship with a partner, can sex help you lose weight and reduce the cravings for food and burn calories?

Many people eat for emotional reasons especially when there is a need for some thing that lacks in their life.  Eating healthy, exercising and losing weight increases your sex drive. When problems occur in relationships and intimacy in the bedroom is used as a pawn that abruptly stops, it may cause you to substitute food for the satisfaction that one was getting from  sex.  In an article by Tracey Rose regarding sex and weight loss, she states that It is the satisfaction you get from the intimacy and the feel-good chemicals you receive in the brain from having sex that count. When your brain feels this satisfaction it stops sending you signals to eat.

Read more: http://weightloss.suite101.com/article.cfm/sex_and_weight_loss#ixzz0QbMGLNSY

 



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