What Did Julie Gain?
Julie has gained so much from her new found health. She felt God asking her to volunteer to be a camp chaperone for a 21 year old girl with special needs. Had Julie not been exercising consistency she would not have been physically strong enough to say yes to this opportunity.
Julie was a Christian most of her life but she realized she hadn't asked God to help her with her health. With His help she was able to stay committed to eating healthy and exercising with Michelle and the Faithful Workouts Team. Julie has a strong desire to help others and is so excited about the new ways God is using her!
There was a time when I thought I was too busy to exercise. I knew I was carrying extra pounds I did not need but I figured my gene pool was to blame for this. If asked, I may have told you I was content with myself but, truthfully, I was settling for a lesser version of my health and fitness than God ever intended for me. That all changed, the very first time I heard Michelle speak. It was such a different message—exercise so you can live life to the fullest and have the strength and energy to do it. Although I knew she was so authentic and was correct in all that she encouraged me to do, I implemented the changes ever so slowly. First, I had to make exercise a priority again. Then, I gave up sugar and added a ton of vegetables (I was trying new foods for the first time in my life at age 45). Every workout took me progressively toward increasing my strength and endurance.With every workout, she provided tips on eating or drinking water or recipe ideas. But the greatest part was the message she presented. It was not just her message, it seemed to come straight from God. The messages challenged me and encouraged me, made me laugh and, occasionally, made me cry. Faithful Workouts does not compartmentalize life—we need all three: fitness plus food plus faith!
Since becoming a “regular” with Faithful Workouts, I have achieved (with God’s help) things I never dreamed possible: 2 full marathons, 4 half marathons and tough bicycle race that was 120 miles long and climbing 10,000 feet. But the best thing that Faithful Workouts enabled me to do was to take a high-need, 21 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy to a weeklong Christian camp. I could never have performed all the assisted activities and transfers without the strength, endurance and encouragement that Faithful Workouts has provided me for the last six years! The message of Faithful Workouts is a one-of-a-kind! The goal is not about making you look ready for the beach but it’s about getting you ready for a level of health and fitness that allows you to do things you never even dreamed you could.