My 5th Half Marathon

Hello SuperStarrs!!!  Today is all about My 5th Half Marathon!!!  I’m still Amazed how far God has brought me on my journey of “In The Weighting”!!! I remember when I thought running one was impossible, but with God’s help, here I am having just finished my 5th!!! And I know He’s got so much more for me!!! So Dream BIG Dreams SuperStarrs and realize nothing is impossible with God!!! If he has put that Dream inside you, it’s for a purpose, a purpose that only you can do your way. In the Video below I share my story of what God taught me in this race.

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It’s so important who you surround yourself with!!!  Look around for other SuperStarrs who are shining brightly.  Learn what they are doing and how they got there.  It’s not about comparison, it’s about seeing what’s possible!!!  If it was possible with them, then it’s possible for YOU too!!!  You are the only one stopping you. We all will do things differently even within the same thing.  Think about music and musicians, even if two people sing & play the same song they each add their own flavor to it.  So remember that no one can do it the way you will do it. We all run our races differently and that’s why if God is stirring a dream inside you, Do It!!!  There is a reason and a purpose that He will reveal in time!!!

 

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Here’s my SuperStarrs Angie & Jodi who ran with me!!!

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I gotta give a HUGE Shout out to Shannon at Woulfer Photography for taken all the pics at the race and for the photo shoot we did while I was there!!!

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Here’s  my Fav but you’ll have to wait for the rest!!!

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Here is my BIG Finish!!! 2:59:57

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It was another Amazing Race!!!

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I want to say Thanks to all of YOU SuperStarrs!!!

Thank You for reading my blog & watching my videos!!!

Thanks for the encouragement along the way!!!

I Love Ya’ll!!!!

Have Patience & Make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”!!!

Sparkle

This Last weekend I was so Blessed to be able to share with all my SuperStarrs at Sparkle, The Ladies Conference at RockChurch in East Peoria, IL.  RockChurch is our Home Church, where Bob and I met, and where we are raising our SuperStarrs in church!!! Our kids have been dedicated and Ethan baptized here. In fact years ago when I graduated High School and had no clue what I was gonna do with my life, it was the same day RockChurch was started. May 31st 1998. Only God knew that a few years later I’d be looking for Church, the same time they’d be looking for Hair and Make-up Artist for a T.V. Show they were taping called KDOT.  My first visit was in 2001 and it’s been my home ever since.  Friends have now become Family and our kids are doing life together.  So you can understand how Super Cool it was to be able to share at RockChurch!!! Added Bonus was to be able to do the Conference with SuperStarrs, Maureen Gray and Annette Tate.  Chuck and Annette Tate are the Pastors of RockChurch and Chuck Tate is the author of 41 Will Come.  We had such fun weekend together that went by so fast!!!

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Annette Tate, Maureen Gray, & Me!!!

For those of you who were not able to make it, You are in luck because we recorded it!!!  The full Sparkle Conference will be available on RockChurch’s website http://www.rcpeoria.org and the RockChurch app, that’s free and available thru your app stores on your mobile devices.  Here is my session SuperStarrs.  Enjoy, comment, like and share away!!!  More people need to know how AMAZING JESUS IS!!!

 

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Ya’ll know my Bestie Michelle!!!

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SuperStarrs Jessica, Me & Michelle!!! 

SuperStarrs What are you rooted in???

Do you need to change the soil and uproot where you are planted???

What changes are you going to make in order to be able to maintain your garden so that you can be as fruitful as possible???

Do you have a Church that you are rooted in and call your Home Church???

If you live in Central Illinois area, I want to invite you to come be a part of My Church Family!!!

SuperStarrs, make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”!!!

My 4th Half Marathon!!!

SuperStarrs, on May 21, 2017 I ran my 4th Half Marathon!!! What was so Super Cool about it was, I was running in Green Bay, WI at Lambeau Field.  The same place I had ran my very 1st Half Marathon a year ago!!!  What a difference it was in so many ways but, what really stuck out to me the most was that, I was so much more confident this year.  Last year I was struggling with a bit of doubt and anxiousness before the race. It’s so AMAZING what can happen in just ONE YEAR!!!  Last year was Super Hot and this year it started off with cold rain.

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This was the reason God had me running so much in the rain.  He knew this was the training I needed, so that I could be prepared for my running my race and that I would be able to have the endurance and finish STRONG!!!

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Running this year was still tough, it wasn’t easier, but I was stronger!!! This year I started in a wave faster than last year.  Last year I was in the very last wave, but not this year!!! I was able to keep going thru the cold wet feet, side cramps and my hip flaring up.  I was Determined Debbie this year!!! I was Determined to run the best I could and be able to say at the end I finished Strong and did better then before. I did and it was Awesome to see how much progress I made in a year. With running all the time it can feel like the few seconds faster doesn’t matter much but it totally does!!!  Those seconds add up to minutes. 15 Minutes for me!!!

While Running in Lambeau Field, I felt like such an athlete. It Amazing to think about all the Great athletes that have played on that field and I was running on it too!!!  I could always say I ran 2 Half Marathons there!!!  It’s so AWESOME to look up and see Starr. It’s for Bart Starr but still Super Cool to see your name on the stadium and hear your family and friends cheering from the bleachers!!! The other added Bonus was realizing later, when watching the video, that Wonder Woman beats Batgirl!!! 🙂

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After seeing Bob and the kids, I kept running out of the stadium and back out and up to the Finish line.  My feet were hurting, my lungs were burning but I was not slowing down I wanted to hit my goal. According to my Garmin watch I was gonna Hit it but I didn’t want slow down.  I knew I could rest when I was done so with the energy I had left I sprinted cross the finish line.

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I FINISHED!!!  Now time for my BLING…Once I knew I wasn’t gonna pass out and my breathing returned to normal.  The medic guy looked at me and said “Are you gonna be alright???”  I was like yeah now am I…now that I stopped running LOL!!! Getting the BLING feels so AWESOME because you know you earned it so I took a second to catch my breath so I could enjoy every second of it.

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I knew I had PR’d this race from last year, I just didn’t know it I had hit my goal yet so I got to ring my 1st PR Bell!!!

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After getting water and my delicious orange slices, THAT I LOVE!!!  I headed Straight to the results table to get my official time. Results were…

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I DID IT!!! I hit my goal of running under 3 hours!!! 2:58:29 You can tell by my Super Cheese that’s when the High kicked in!!! So I recorded this message to y’all!!!

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It was such an AMAZING Race!!!  Green Bay was a Blast and it was so Great to get to see friends who live in different States all over there!!! Runners are Super Cool!!!

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SuperStarrs that was Green Bay Half Marathon 2017!!!  My 4th Half Marathon in a year!!!

I hope I’ve inspired you to lace up and get out there!!!  Go for a walk outside in God’s Beautiful Creation!!!  When you are ready pick up the pace and run.  It’s not about being the fastest, it’s all about getting healthy and becoming stronger.  The best version of yourself.  You have to live in your body, if you are not happy where your health is.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT!!!

Just Start!!!

Remember You Are a SuperStarr!!!

Make Healthy Choices while You are “In The Weighting”.

May The 4th Be With You!!!

Hello SuperStarrs, Happy May The 4th, Star Wars Day!!!  In today’s video I share my Super Cool Star Wars Story.  What I learned from Yoda & Luke, in The Empire Strikes Back. Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, there’s an Awesome lesson to learn from my story.
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So in this scene, Luke gets distracted from his ship sinking in the swamp. Immediately he looses focus and has a bad attitude. He drops Yoda and says “Now we’ll never get it out now.” Notice the NEVER? How many times have you said or thought NEVER??? Yoda points out Luke’s negative thinking by asking “So, certain are you? Always with you it can not be done”. We all know people that are always negative or doubting. Some of us are that person. I know I’ve struggled with negative thinking in the past.  Luke defends his actions by saying “Master, moving stones around is one thing, this is Totally different!” Luke is only focused on how much Bigger the problem is, rather than the power he has, that he can use. Yoda again tells Luke, “NO, NO Different. Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned.” We all learned our negative thinking  and doubting from someone or somewhere.  No matter where we picked it up from, we need to unlearn it!!!  Our God is BIGGER than any problem or task we ever will face!!!  With the Holy Spirit in us, we have the Power in us, we just need to use it!!!  So when Luke responds with his half hearted “Alright I’ll give it a try.” He is still doubting that this is ever gonna work.  It’s totally half hearted, just like when ever someone says “I’ll try to make it to your party.” Ya know they probably are not coming. It’s a half hearted attempt. Whenever someone attempts anything half hearted, they truly don’t care or believe it’s possible.  Whenever we care or really want it to happen, we put forth effort to make it happen. We plan ahead, prepare, declutter our schedule, or cancel whatever is in the way of us getting what we want.  There is effort involved. Luke is already believing in his failure, before he even starts.  Then this is where Master Yoda says his famous line “Do or do not. There is no try.”
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You either put forth the effort and make it happen or you don’t.  So Luke “Tries” as soon as it gets tough, he quits and then says “I can’t, it’s too Big.” Justifying his quitting. How many times have we quit after only giving a half hearted attempt and then we justify our actions to make ourselves feel better about quitting???  Of course Luke says this to little Yoda, but Yoda replies “ Size matters not, look at me.”. Yoda goes on to tell Luke about the Power of the Force and that it is available for Luke to use. However, Luke still being full of doubt so much that he is not even really listening to Yoda.  He is just not getting it. You can feel it in his response “You want the impossible.” Luke then walks away.  R2 gets Luke’s attention. Luke comes back checks out the ship, no longer in the swamp. The impossible has become possible!!! SUPER COOL!!! He says to Yoda “I don’t believe it.” Yoda responds “That is why you fail.”
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So SuperStarrs, we gotta to believe that we can do whatever it is God has called us to do. Whatever we Dream or Desire to do, we can do it.
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit for help.  That’s our Force Jedi!!!
Believe that You can do it!!!
Then DO THE WORK!!! Ditch the word Try.
One day what was once impossible, you will prove to be POSSIBLE!!!
SuperStarrs, Do you celebrate May 4th, Star Wars day???
Are you a Star Wars fan???
Do you have a favorite character or movie???
Make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”!!!

BEWARE Of The Snakes!!!

Hello SuperStarrs!!!  I am excited that you are working toward your Health Goals!!!  On you Journey you may encounter some Snakes.  Don’t worry or freak out if you do.  Watch this video, where I tell my Snake story and give you some advice of what to look out for.
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Here he is!!!
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You can see how BIG he is!!!
Unfortunately, we will always need to be on guard.  I still encounter snakes. (Check out some of the comments from last week’s video!!!)  Even if you don’t like snakes you don’t have to be afraid. Jesus has given us Authority over the enemy.
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Knowing God’s Truth helps us whenever we do encounter snakes, we know we don’t have to be afraid, because they are beneath us.  We can choose to use our Power in Christ to trample them!!!
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We can call out to Jesus and He will fight for us!!!  We don’t have to get upset and angry.  We don’t have to tell them off, defend ourselves or even respond.  We know the Truth, so we can shake it off, forgive them, and use our energy doing what God has called us to do, to get to where we are going on our health journey.  I share this with you SuperStarrs,  so that you don’t let the enemy rob you of one minute of your Peace and Joy!!!  Know that God loves you and will fight for you!!!  Arm yourself with God’s Word of Truth, and you won’t believe the lies of the snakes.
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LOL!!!
Do you have a snake story???
Do you have snakes in your life???
How are you going to handle your next snake encounter???
Have a Great week SuperStarrs!!!
Make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”!!!

What I Learned Watching, Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath

Hello SuperStarrs, you are probably wondering why I am talking about Scientology today.  In the video below I explain my thoughts and the message of how our thoughts and beliefs effect our actions.

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What lies have you been believing???

What Truth replaces those lies???

Are you gonna use the Truth to fight against those lies???

Do you have a Broken Spirit???

Are you going to get help and allow the healing to begin???

Do you have a Cheerful mind???

Are you gonna fight to have a Cheerful mind???

Make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”.

Remember You are a SuperStarr!!!

 

4 Tips to Help You Get Your Workout Done!!!

Hello SuperStarrs, We are all gonna have days when we just want to stay in bed or on the couch.  I know because I have totally been there before.  This is where you have to press through until exercise becomes a habit. When you feel and see the benefits, then you will have exercise as your lifestyle, meaning you do it no matter what.  However you will still have days that you will want to talk yourself out of it before you even start.  Today’s video I am sharing what has helped me to keep going even when I’m having a off day.

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  1. Prepare the night before.  It saves time and frustration having everything ready to go. Keeping all your workout gear in one place helps you to always know where everything is.  Just remember to put it back where it belongs, when you return from you run or the gym.
  2. Use Caffeine as your friend.  When you need extra energy to get moving, drink some caffeine.  Don’t drink too much if you work out after work or evening, because it could back fire on you not being able to sleep later. So just have a cup of coffee, you don’t need a triple shot at 6 o’clock at night.
  3. Citrus. Whether you drink, eat it or just smell citrus, it wakes you up. I LOVE oranges!!!  Just peeling the orange smells SO GOOD!!!
  4. Create a Workout Jam. Create your soundtrack for getting healthy and feeling good!!!  Music motivates and moves our moods so much!!!  I’m sure you have experienced before, having a bad day and then your song comes on the Radio, Pandora, or Spotify and in just a few seconds of hearing your Jam, all is good in the world!!!  Music moves us, so use it to get yourself moving into the Healthy Strong Body that you want!!!

What is your favorite music to listen to when you work out???

What songs do you suggest that I add to my Workout Jam???

Who else still uses an iPod???

Share with me when you have made your Workout Jam, comment below DONE!!!

Make Healthy Choices while you are “In the Weighting”.

 

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