Sometimes we can see the hand of God in both the big and little things in life but other times it seems absent. It doesn’t necessarily mean He isn’t there because scripture tells us He is Immanuel- God with us- (Isaiah 7:14
So why do we sometimes feel like He is so far away?
Can you think of a time in your life where you stopped and asked God where He went or why He seemed so distant?
Was it a difficult season that you were walking through? or maybe there was a lot of business happening in your life.
Our relationship with God is just like any other relationship. You have to work to get to know the person and either you are growing in that relationship or you are stagnant. It doesn’t magically turn into a deep and meaningful relationship all on its own.
Now think about a current or past relationship that meant a lot to you. What made it so special? Was it something you went through together or was it just a superficial ‘all is good but we don’t really talk about hard stuff’ relationship? No!
In this article, we will be discussing what Functional Training is, the benefits, and if it is right for you. We will also be including a sample functional training workout that you can complete at the gym or at home with minimal equipment.
What is functional training?
You may have heard the word functional training or functional fitness. It has been a buzz word that has emerged over the last few years but in actuality the concept has been around for a long time. Years ago before gyms were common, people didn’t have a need for stationary gym equipment because they were busy using their bodies to complete daily tasks. Most, if not all, individuals were using their bodies to tend land and farms, care for livestock, hunt…If their bodies were not capable of performing the tasks necessary, they and potentially the people around them, would suffer. Naturally, their bodies would maintain a certain level of fitness to complete their daily tasks. If we fast-forward to our current time, we know t...
The word together almost provides a sense of security, of belonging.
It’s a nice word. It rolls off the tongue. I could even say that it provides me with warm feelings.
In theory, together is easy. I’ll help you, you’ll help me. On your bad days I’ll lift you up and on my bad days you’ll be beside me as well. We’ll stand up for one another when the time comes and defend one another if enemies show up. Together, we can do more, build more, achieve more.
It’s like we should be neighbors to one another. Kind. Loving. Enthusiastically focused on caring for and supporting one another.
I think Mr. Rogers was onto something.
In today’s society, I think we’ve forgotten what together really means. We will stand beside one another due to a lack of options rather than out of support for each other. We can’t help but be on the same list. Whether it’s a twitter list or a hashtag category. All of us, in rows. Shoulder to shoulder. Screen name after screen name.
I love my crock pot! I could sing it from the rooftops! If it wasn't for this beloved kitchen appliance, my family probably wouldn't eat nearly as healthy on the regular. It helps me accomplish feeding my family healthy delicious hot meals without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. On top of that, if I can get my act together and prep the meals ahead of time, I can save myself any prep-time during the week. How amazing is that?!?! It is super helpful on nights that I am teaching classes or working with clients or simply want to spend more time with my family and less time in the kitchen.
First and foremost, you need to have the right tool for the job. I hated my first ever crock pot and though I would hate them forever. The thing was ancient and didn't cook evenly at all. I have loved all of the other ones that I have owned but found it necessary to purchase a new crock pot this past fall when mine ended up with a crack all the way down the middle. So, I upgraded to this beauty!
This delicious cinnamon swirl protein bread smells amazing and tastes delicious too! Whether you are enjoying it in the morning with a cup of coffee before a workout or maybe as an after noon pick-me-up after you hit the gym. It is sure to satisfy those sweet cravings without all of the sugar of a typical cinnamon bread.
1/4 cup raw sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1½ cup wheat flour
2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 large egg whites
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray or use a round pan.
In small bowl combine: (set aside) 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon
In a large bowl combine: (whisk together) 1 1/2 cups flour + 2 scoops vanilla protein, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
In a medium bowl combine: (whisk together & add to large bowl), 2 egg whites, 1...