Fit to Serve

Fit To Serve: The Power of Our Thoughts

By: Michelle Spadafora, Founder of FaithfulWorkouts The Halftime Institute surveys their clients about their satisfaction level in various dimensions of their life; ranging from their career, marriage, faith, and so on. “Health” consistently shows up as an area that people are not satisfied with. Why is it that even though we desire good health, we can’t seem to attain it? In my experience, one main factor that holds us back from improving our health are thought habits and patterns. Throughout my 30 years in the health and fitness industry,

Fit To Serve: The Power of Our Thoughts 2016-05-27T09:01:40+00:00

Fit To Serve: Living In Ruins

By Michelle Spadafora As I sat down to read my Bible the other day, I asked God to reveal something new to me - Wow, did He do that. I was drawn to the book of Haggai. I thought. “This seems like a somewhat random book, but let’s see what YOU have for me God”.  I have a study Bible and it lists a “key verse” for the book you are about to read. My eyes were immediately drawn to this, “Why are you living in luxurious houses while

Fit To Serve: Living In Ruins 2016-01-16T10:14:53+00:00

Fit to Serve: Is Food Your God?

By Michelle Spadafora The second half of life can be such an exciting time. Many of us have more freedom, time and finances to focus on the things that really matter. Some have discovered our Ephesians 2:10 Calling (the good works God prepared in advance for us to do) and we are doing work that brings meaning and excitement to our everyday lives. For others, we are able to focus on the relationships that matter most to us—kids, spouse, grandkids, friends.  We want to finish well and we know

Fit to Serve: Is Food Your God? 2015-10-12T15:13:17+00:00

Healthy Living for the Busy Household

By Michelle Spadafora Life is busy. Work, family, church, volunteering….we know our health is important but finding time to exercise and eating healthy is nearly impossible. Lack of time is the #1 reason given for not exercising. We make time for the activities we value. Most of us have a choice to make: make time to exercise or make time for doctor appointments.  I love how Edward Stanley addresses this, “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for

Healthy Living for the Busy Household 2015-05-29T16:40:49+00:00

Fit To Serve: An Encouraging Word

By Michelle Spadafora You may recall, just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the Top 10 Healthy Changes for 2015.  Based on the comments I received, I know many of you started making those changes and are doing your best to embrace a healthier lifestyle.   Kudos to you!  I get excited every single time I hear about these new commitments.  However, I also know, just a few weeks into your commitment to better health, that you may be facing the reality that this is hard work.  And you

Fit To Serve: An Encouraging Word 2015-02-20T12:58:50+00:00

Fit To Serve: Top 10 Healthy Changes for 2015

By Michelle Spadafora With the start of a New Year, if you are like me, you’re inspired to take a fresh look at your life. What do I want to do more of, less of or differently? When you ask yourself these questions, I bet one thing you want to do in 2015 is “live healthier”.  You know you need to exercise more,  eat differently, drink less…. whatever it takes to get healthier. I want to help you on this journey. From my 30 years in the fitness industry,

Fit To Serve: Top 10 Healthy Changes for 2015 2015-01-16T10:25:58+00:00

Fit To Serve: Exercising in Your Second Half

By Michelle Spadafora We all know that our health plays a significant role in our ability to finish well. Why is it then that so many people, especially those over 50, do not exercise regularly? The most common reason people list when answering this question is lack of time. No one has ever been able to make more time or find more time. In reality, we all have 168 hours a week. When we say we don’t have enough time to exercise, what we really mean is we don’t

Fit To Serve: Exercising in Your Second Half 2014-10-16T14:00:41+00:00

FIT TO SERVE: YOUR SECOND HALF ABC’S TO GOOD HEALTH

By Michelle Spadafora When you envision your ideal second half of life, what do you see? What are your hopes and dreams for 10 years? 20 Years? Even though I don’t know you, I am certain of one thing - you don’t have poor health included in your ideal life. You are not hoping for a heart attack in 10 years and diabetes in 20. Am I right? If good health is something we all want, why is it that so many of us struggle with making healthy, lasting changes?

FIT TO SERVE: YOUR SECOND HALF ABC’S TO GOOD HEALTH 2014-07-26T07:07:12+00:00

IS THERE A WAY OUT FROM MISERABLE?

By Cheri Hudspith, Halftime Institute Alumni and Director of Leadership Development for the Evangelical Center For Spiritual Wisdom When I graduated from college I desired, along with my husband, to be an engaged member of a faith community. I wanted to become a CPA and to balance all that with the addition of raising a family at some point. By age 35, I was living in the reality of all of it and found myself in a miserable place. No one was more surprised than me by that realization. It

IS THERE A WAY OUT FROM MISERABLE? 2014-07-24T20:05:07+00:00