Motivated by More + MINDBODY

Motivated by More + MindBody

Whoop! Whoop! Check out this news!! Motivated by More & MINDBODY!! So exciting! Well, for me it is ?I’ve been praying a lot the past year “God is this where you want me?” Every time I think of throwing the towel in He affirms I’m right where I’m supposed to be in this season of life. So then I ask Him “Why is my business not bigger?” Or “Am I making a difference?” Again He affirms that YES I’m making a difference in the lives of those I train, coach & teach, AND more importantly an audience of 1 is

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The “Perfect” Plan

Today I woke early so I could get a few things done before heading to the gym. I was looking forward to coming home from the gym so I could get the boys off to school and get myself ready for our 1st MOPS meeting of the year (I love the MOPS community in my town. If you are not a part of a MOPS group go check into it here:  http://www.mops.org Its amazing!!). I had my whole day planned. After the MOPS meeting I was going to go to the grocery store because we are out of everything. Seriously,

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Drive Thru: Quick, Convenient, Void of Commitment

Max Lucado describes himself as a prayer wimp. I have a similar condition; I suffer from DTB. It is a self-inflicted disease, but curable. Let me give you some background on this affliction and how you too, might be a bona fide Drive Through Believer: Each morning, I pull into the drive through lane at my local fast food emporium for my large Diet Coke and some sort of breakfast item. I get breakfast on the go; it’s convenient to pull up to the window, order, pay, stick a straw in it and dispose of my breakfast dishes once I

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Let it Go

Today has been one of those Mondays.  The kind of Monday where you gotta laugh because if you don’t you are gonna crack.  It started at midnight when a game of “bed hopping” began with my 6 & 8 year olds boys.  Six & eight.  Friends…when does this stop?!  They did not do this as babies or toddlers, but in the last year they get up in the night and can’t sleep, they want to lay with us, they had a bad dream, they need a drink…I want to say “Go read a book, count sheep, pretend you are starring

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Summertime!

Summer is my favorite time of year. We live in the Midwest & while I do enjoy every season, summer is my favorite. To me summer is sunshine, warm air, boating, homemade ice cream (that could be a post all by itself!), kids sleeping in, kids staying up late, fireworks, boat rides, baseball games, beautiful sun sets, coffee on the patio, swimming, cookouts, bags (or corn holes, depending on where you are from), bike rides, paddle board yoga, and fresh produce. The list could go on & on! Summer is pure joy! In addition to all that is listed above,

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Make Decisions that Make a Difference

This past weekend I attended Hearts at Home in Peoria, IL for the 1st time and it was a great experience!  In previous years I have attended a similar event called “MomCon”.  I remember the work to prepare to leave, the guilt of leaving, yet the hunger for time away to fill my soul.  I was desperately needing ME time and was looking forward a few days of kid-free time.  I wanted to eat a hot meal, slowly…so I could taste it.  I usually made it an overnight event, and I looked forward to sleeping all night long, in my own bed.

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How Flexible Are You?

Stretching is an important component of a good fitness program.  Studies have shown that stretching can help individuals recover from workouts faster, and it can also reduce soreness, prevent injuries and increase flexibility.  If stretching is done as a type of meditation it can be a great way to reduce stress too! Our ability to be flexible, or lack there of, can carry over into all areas of our lives.  I tend to be a Type A person so I struggle with being “flexible” at times.  I don’t like when my plans change.  I can get very frustrated when I have

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Welcome!

Welcome to Motivated by More! I am glad you have joined me on this journey to get healthy & whole for our Heavenly Father. Please take a look at the Melanie Brown tab to learn more about what is my main motivation. In the days to come I will be posting more information on here about personal training, consulting information as well as tips to help you achieve a healthy, balanced and spirit filled life. Blessings to you!

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