Chelsea Crockett

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Early Morning Workout: Why Yoga?

I’ve always heard both amazing and not-so-amazing things about yoga.  Some people swear by it while others don’t give it the time of day.  I’ve always wondered why some people…

I’ve always heard both amazing and not-so-amazing things about yoga.  Some people swear by it while others don’t give it the time of day.  I’ve always wondered why some people use it as their main form of exercise so I decided to do a little research!  Here’s why you should check out yoga for yourself! 🙂

  • It increases your muscle strength.Chelsea Crockett - Yoga Believe it or not, yoga isn’t all about relaxing.  It actually takes a lot of strength and can challenge you more than you expect.  There are lots of different moves that require strength endurance and strong muscles!
  • It straightens your posture. I know for me I could use a little help on my posture!  Yoga helps align and strengthen your spine which, in turn, strengthens your posture.  I never even thought about that but it really does help!
  • It increases your ability to focus. Yoga takes a lot of focus on your breathing and movements.  One of yoga’s biggest purposes is to learn how to focus on the present and relax!  Studies have actually shown an increase in coordination, focus, memory, and other things, as well!
  • It helps the upkeep of your joints. Along with an increase in flexibility, yoga moves your body in ways it isn’t used to moving in.  It helps move your joints in several different motions which helps loosen and stretch them out and makes them even healthier!

Get out of bed and get your stretch on!  You won’t regret it!

XO – Chels

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What God Says About Overcoming Fear

Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined.  Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy…

Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined.  Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy uses fear to overpower and destroy us, but we have a God that is much greater than that!

The fear of rejection… The fear of failure… The fear of commitment… The fear of change… The fear of not being accepted…  All of the above are real to all of us and we have to know that the Bible says we can conquer and overcome fear through Christ!

There are two verses that I love to read when I’m feeling scared of what’s to come.  Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  “2 Timothy 1:7: “for god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “

And then there is my favorite Bible verse about fear:

Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious for anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. “

I challenge you to meditate on the above Scriptures. Speak them out loud and memorize his Word! And then we can trust and walk in faith. One way to do that is to continuously give thanks for our blessings and thank God for working out answers to our requests. This keeps our mind off of fear and focuses it on thanksgiving!

Love, Chelsea

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How to Get Rid of Toxic People

Toxic people are often hard to get away from.  Whether its due to relationships, being in the same friend group, or simply dating the wrong person, having toxic people in…

Toxic people are often hard to get away from.  Whether its due to relationships, being in the same friend group, or simply dating the wrong person, having toxic people in your life can be both draining and exhausting.  Most of us leave these people in our lives because we simply don’t know how to get away from them.  Here’s how you can separate yourself from these people in a kind and mature way!

  • Distance yourself.  Although this doesn’t always work for every situation, it does work for some.  Slowly backing away from the situation really can work.  It’s a good way to get some air and realize what you really want, whether it be in a relationship or with a close friend.
  • Pray for strength.  Prayer is powerful and I’m a strong believer that God provides when you ask him for something.  Sometimes we just need the strength to cut ties with someone and know that it really is for the best.
  • Surround yourself with people who build you up.  Surrounding yourself with good people while trying to distance yourself from the opposite is one of the best distractions.  It shows you the people you deserve to have in your life!  Know your worth!
  • Be bold and determined.  I know it’s easier said than done, but having the courage to know what you deserve in your life is something we should all believe about ourselves.  Changing your mindset to having the boldness to get rid of toxic people in your life is one of the most freeing feelings ever!

I hope you have enough courage to break away from the people bringing you down in your life! 🙂

Love, Chels

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5 Ways to Pray for Peace

I think peace is something we all could use a little more of.  Whether you’re in a stressful season in your life, going through a tough break-up, or even just…

I think peace is something we all could use a little more of.  Whether you’re in a stressful season in your life, going through a tough break-up, or even just feeling anxious, praying for peace can make a world of a difference.  When I sit down to pray, it’s sometimes hard to find the right words to say.  If you have this problem at times too, here are 5 ways to pray for peace!

  1. Pray for trust.Chelsea Crockett - Peace  Trust is something I think we all struggle with at times.  Praying for trust will take away any anxiety or stress you may be having because you’ll start to truly believe that God has a plan for each of us.
  2. Pray for strength.  Having the strength to get through any situation will help you through all seasons of your life.  If you have the strength to get through one low of your life, you can get through them all! 
  3. Pray to hear God’s voice.  God’s voice is real and present, and you will hear it if you listen.  Pray to hear what God is trying to tell you and you may find the direction that you’ve been searching for.
  4. Pray one day at a time.  Taking things one day at a time really does make a huge difference.  Start the day with a prayer to give you strength and trust for the day ahead!
  5. Pray for patience.  Patience is a virtue, and if you can learn to be still and patient, you will gain more peace than you could’ve imagined.

I hope this helps bring back some peace into your life.  God is good and He’ll listen to your prayers!

Love, Chels

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Life Lessons from Exodus 14:14

Do you ever feel like nobody gets you? Or that nobody is on your side and everyone is against you? It is easy to feel that way. But you know…

Do you ever feel like nobody gets you? Or that nobody is on your side and everyone is against you? It is easy to feel that way. But you know what is awesome? Exodus 14:14 tells us that “The Lord with fight for you, you need only to be still.”

The Lord with fight for you! He has your back and will give you strength. I have been in situations where I feel hopeless and like exodus 14-14everyone is rooting against me. Instead of giving in or giving up, all I need to do is pray and ask God to be with me. The devil will try and steal your joy and bring you down every chance he gets. But you know what? You don’t have to fear because the Lord will go to battle for you. Every day is a battle with sin. The devil tests you and will try and make you falter, but if you pray for God to help you resist sin, the Lord will fight for you. In hard times I have a peaceful heart because I know that if I pray and ask God to protect me from sin and keep me strong, He will provide.

I pray that you come to know Jesus and his love for you. He is ready to fight for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Walking Workout!

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to…

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to you, going on a long walk can be just as beneficial! While a normal walk doesn’t reap the same benefits as a run, there are a few ways to pump up your walk to burn even more calories! Follow these simple steps to a great walking workout.

  1. Pumping your arms at a fast pace will increase your speed and give your arms some cardio!
  2. Do one minute intervals of small, quick steps!
  3. Set a goal for each day’s work out and don’t stop until you reach it!
  4. If you’re hiking or on a grassy terrain, use poles to help build upper muscles.
  5. Make sure to keep your back straight! When your bones and muscles are aligned you can walk faster and torch more calories!
  6. Keep the same pace!
  7. To add strength training to your work out, stop every 5 minutes and do one minute of push-ups, squats, sit-ups, etc.

Now you don’t have any excuses not to work out! It’s time to get up and get moving!

XOXO,

      Chelsea

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Cardio vs. Strength Exercise

We all know how important it is to get outside and exercise.  Most of us sit in school all week long and are guilty of being on our phones for…

We all know how important it is to get outside and exercise.  Most of us sit in school all week long and are guilty of being on our phones for much too longer than we should. Exercise is so important for our health, and most teens aren’t getting enough of it! Staying active will help Chelsea Crockett - Benefits of Cardioyou maintain the performance of your heart and lungs and to burn off extra calories to help you stay fit. The great debate is over which exercise is best for doing just that!

The big question is which exercise is better, cardio or strength?  The answer is both!  Building strong muscles through strength training is so important because muscles burn calories.  Therefore, activating your muscle building boosts your metabolism for longer amounts of time.  Cardio, on top of strength training, burns fat and keeps your heart healthy.

Exercising can be fun and enjoyable especially if you find a friend to do it with.  Bike riding, running, aerobics, and rollerblading are all examples of cardio exercises.  While yoga, free weights, and Pilates are all good strength training activities.  Be sure to include both cardio and strength training in your weekly workouts.  You’ll be pleased with the results and not only your endurance but your mood will be boosted too!

XOXO, Chels

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Proverbs 31:25

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25.             I wanted to share one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 31:25.  To…

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25.

            I wanted to share one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 31:25.  To live our best life now, we must learn to trust God’s timing.  Sometimes we don’t understand things that are going on in our life.  We are puzzled by God’s timing and methods.  However, we have to trust that God sees the big picture and “laugh without fear of the future.”  Sometimes God’s will for our lives takes time!

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            We need to take one day at a time and try to find good in every situation….even when it’s hard.  We need to walk in faith and trust God every step of the way.  To live our best life, we have to trust God’s timing!  Being clothed with strength means to not worry about the pieces in our life never fitting just right.  These pieces will come together eventually, just chill out and give it time!  We can’t grow impatient and force things to happen!  We’re just teenagers and having the pressure to figure out our future now causes more and more worry to come into our lives.  Sit back and relax, put your trust in God’s hands!
-Chelsea

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The “AMRAP” Workout

Do you know what “AMRAP” means? It means “as many rounds as possible”. This is a popular style of workout in crossfit, and I do this kind of workout a…

Do you know what “AMRAP” means? It means “as many rounds as possible”. This is a popular style of workout in crossfit, and I do this kind of workout a lot as well! It is quick, easy, and effective! You don’t need any equipment for this workout, so you can do it any time anywhere. Here is a 20 minute workout where you repeat the rounds as many times as you can in that time. Here are the exercises!

10 burpees

20 push ups

30 sit ups

40 squats

50 second plank

It is so cool seeing how many rounds I can burn through in the short amount of time that I am given! It is so rewarding. If you have 20 minutes to spare, knock this workout out of the park!

XOXO, Chels

 

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The Lazy Girl Workout

Are you in a pinch for time, or do you just consider yourself “lazy”? I have to admit, sometimes I have a tough time peeling myself off of the couch….

Are you in a pinch for time, or do you just consider yourself “lazy”? I have to admit, sometimes I have a tough time peeling myself off of the couch. Finally, there is a workout for the girls who love fitness, but also love the lazy lifestyle as well! I introduce to you, the Lazy Girl Workout.

-30 jumping jacks

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-10 squats

-5 pushups

-15 but kicks

-5 jump squats

-20 jumping jacks

-5 squats

 

Easy peasy lemon squeezie! This quick workout can be done in the comfort of your own home, no equipment required! You can even do it while you are watching your favorite tv show or movie! So, ladies, no excuses! You HAVE to crank this baby out.

XOXO, Chels

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