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Januar y 2020

NEW YEAR NEW YOU Living your best life with Lisa Ellis


Meet our team

Dear Readers, I don’t know about you, but 2019 was not one of my favorite years. I did manage to read over 50 books and bought myself a Kitchen-aide mixer but I was still ready to wish 2019 away. I am super excited for this brand new decade to begin. Technology will advance in the coming years, the sequel to Top Gun will debut (yay!), a new dance craze will start, the summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan, and cars will probably drive themselves by the end of the year. As we look to the beautiful future ahead, no matter what it may hold, many of us make resolutions for what we want to see happen in the coming months. The top three resolutions are adding a fitness routine or losing weight, getting more organized or learning a new skill. No matter what your list holds, you should create a healthy balance in your life. Inside this first issue of the year, you will meet cover model and fitness instructor, Lisa Ellis, and see how she is able to maintain a healthy balance between work and family. You will jump start your fitness routine and learn about alternative exercise methods including yoga, Pilates and massage. Now that sounds like a perfect way to maintain balance in 2020 no matter how many resolutions you make or keep. So whether you want to want to start exercising, organize your life, or learn how to play the piano or paint, then let this year be the year of opportunities. May2020 bring you peace, love, balance and everything in-between. Happy New Year,

Christina Ruotolo Editor

Jennifer Youngs Contributor

Michael Vann Contributor

Christina is an advertising account executive and Hot Dish writer at The Daily Reflector, Barnes and Noble bookseller, and creative writing instructor at Pitt Community College. She enjoys reading, baking and eating.

Brandi Callahan Designer

Jennifer and her husband Kevin own Youngs Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. Jennifer has a masters in education from ECU and worked with Pitt County Schools for eight years until she had her first son, Davis followed by three more sons: Blaise, Jacks and Cy! Jennifer started a business called Stroller Shape, a workout group for moms with strolleraged children. Jennifer serves as the office manager at the clinic. Jennifer describes herself as, "crazy-busy working mom who tries to balance faith, family and fitness." Michael, along with his wife, Christy, are owners of Total Fitness of Greenville. He graduated from ECU with a bachelors in exercise sports science, has been married for almost a year and has two children. He has owned his own business for 13 years and been a personal trainer for over 25 years.

Brandi is a graphic designer at The Daily Reflector. Her interests include loud music, surreal art and good food. Contact her at bcallahan@ reflector.com.

Deborah is a staff writer and a photographer for The Daily Reflector and lives on a farm in Williamston with her husband and two boys. She regularly Deborah Griffin contributes to Eastern Photographer Living Magazine. Christy, also known as “Coach Chris,” is a Greenville life and business coach. Contact her at coachchris4success@ gmail.com. Christy Jones Contributor Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE is the Diabetes Program dietitian with the Pitt County Health Department. Contact her at angie.watson@ pittcountync.gov. Angie Watson Contributor

Contents Cover Story

4-7 Fitness trainer Lisa Ellis helps us live our best life in 2020

Inside

9 Her Panel Question 10-12 New Year New Journey - Rock Your New Body 13, 24 Scene Around 14 HER Health: Dissolving Resolving 15 Her Recipe: Avacado Lime Chicken Soup 16-19 Beyond Cardio 20-21 HER Advice: Are you FIT for 2020?

22 Business Spotlight 23 Crossword 27-29 HER Looks Back

Meet Her 30 Lisa Ellis

Contact Her Christina Ruotolo — editor

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Christina Ruotolo | Editor | 329-9532 Craig Springer | Advertising | 329-9632 Brandi Callahan | Designer | 329-9598 Email: cruotolo@reflector.com

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Fitness instructor

Lisa Ellis helps us live our best life in 2020 By Christina Ruotolo


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t’s 5 a.m. on a Thursday morning and as many of you are still catching rainbows in your dreams, Lisa Ellis is gearing up for a full day of faith and fitness. As the sun extends its bright light toward the sky, Lisa spends a little time in reflection and prayer then leaves for her job as a fitness instructor at Fitness Connection in Greenville. After teaching, she returns home to enjoy a protein shake then home schools her four children, ranging in age from 4 to 12. These are just a few ways the Lisa maintains a healthy balance in her life. For the last 11 years, Lisa has been a fitness instructor. She teaches a variety of classes including Les Mills Body Combat, Body Pump and RPM. She also teaches part-time at Fitness Connection SHIFT. She has a bachelor's in psychology with a minor in biology from Clemson University as well as an master's in sport psychology from Argosy University. Lisa grew up in Hammonton, New Jersey, and was close to her Italian family with dad, Bob; mom, Freda; brother, Robert Jr.; and many relatives. She moved to North Carolina with her husband, Paul, 13 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona, to be a part of a new church that was starting in Greenville called Crossroads Bible Fellowship. Faith is at the core of who Lisa is and how she structures her life. She loves the life she and her family have built in the community. “Greenville is special to us now since we are raising our family here in a community of great people. We love it here,” Ellis says. One of the definitions for fitness is “the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task.” Many people seek these roles and balance in their lives whether it comes from a fitness routine, faith routine or structured family routine. Lisa Ellis is a shining example of all of these aspects of balance instilling in many of her clients that ability to go beyond themselves to conquer more than health, but inner calm and peace. Fitness is much more than a physical move, it’s powering yourself one rep at a time. Each rep or pedal moves you closer to your goal and closer to your truest self. I had the pleasure of watching Lisa teach a Les Mills RPM spin class recently one morning at 8 a.m. Forty minutes later, I was inspired by the participants who sung in exultation as they pedaled and sweated their way through miles, all on www.reflector.com/her

the same journey toward something better. That “something better” for each of them was different but the experience was the same. As they climbed peaks and dipped in valleys, they were given gentle encouragement and motivation from Lisa as she pedaled and rode the same journey with each of them. At one point the song changed to “Home” by Excison & Dion Timmer with its power educing beats as Lisa told them “allow the change to happen. Give it your best, push through and commit to your best self.” Later as they pedaled down, she reminded them that “in order to love people, we need to let our guard down and love ourselves first.” For Lisa, balance starts with God and then spans out like light through a prism touching all her friends, family and clients in many ways. Her favorite part about her vocation as a fitness instructor is the not the instruction part, but the connection between the physical act of fitness with the mental aspect of healing our minds and bodies through this balance. “Without a doubt, the participants are my motivation. I love being able to use fitness as a way to show people how amazing they are. God has given me the opportunity to pour his love out by showing my participants their own strength and abilities. Each person I meet has been uniquely and beautifully created by him with unique gifts and talents and I have the honor of helping people not only achieve their fitness goals, but also seeing the beauty that lies within them. Watching them push hard, be brave definitely inspires me more than I can inspire them,” Ellis says. Maintaining balance in one’s life doesn’t have to start in a gym or surrounded by fitness equipment. It can start with prayer, reflection, quiet meditation or in the beauty of the chaos that surround our lives on a daily basis. Balance for many is the ability to recognize the beauty in everyday life no matter how you live it. For Lisa, balance is not always an easy thing to accomplish and there are no set rules for how we reach out and catch the right ingredients for that balance. For Lisa, faith is her constant and helps her maintain equilibrium “As a wife, mother, home school teacher, fitness instructor, daughter, sister and friend, it's honestly difficult at times to find balance in my

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life. I've come to realize it's not about being perfect, but about pointing to the perfect one, Jesus. I honestly feel that I'm the closest I've ever felt to being balanced even though I'm pulled in more directions than ever before,” Ellis says. Lisa goes back to the Holy Bible and scripture, prayer and fellowship, where she is able to focus on what's important and matters most in this life. “I want to wrap everything I do in love and at the end of the day be thankful if I've touched even just one person in love and that my family has felt that they've been loved. Balance varies from person to person and each person should really measure balance in their own lives with their own situation and not look to another person to base their balance on. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, so finding your balance should be measured through the lens of your own gifts. Beyond this, everyone should remember to set time aside for what renews and refreshes them personally,” Ellis says. For Lisa, her children and family are also great 6

inspirations for her. “I am blessed to have four sweet, hardworking and caring children. They make being a mother very rewarding. We have a set schedule for home-schooling that requires their independent work to be completed while I am teaching fitness classes in the morning. The afternoons are more of the lecture and instruction sessions. In order to maintain balance, we must implement a schedule. My children have grown accustomed to this and it works very well for our family. My husband has always been very supportive of my roles as their mother and teacher and provides great encouragement and love so I can balance my time. My husband and children also fully support my time as a fitness instructor and know it helps keep me sane, but also see the benefit of the inspiration I get from my participants. Also, without the constant love and support from my mom, Freda, I don’t know where I would be. She helps me maintain balance by watching the children while I am at work,” she says. Lisa has been motivating so many women and men in

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Greenville through fitness classes and finds her own motivation through prayer as well. “Prayer time in the mornings before I teach each class and pray that the lord will give me the words to say to motivate people to believe in themselves, have strength and recognize their worth. I pray for him to use me for his glory and that people would see the beauty that lies within them. I fully believe that fitness is a means to improve not only physical health, but mentally prepare us for all that we encounter throughout our days. I love the participants and pray for many of them individually,” Ellis says. Lisa’s favorite exercise are lunges because they strengthen and tone while improving athletic performance. Lunges strengthen your legs, back, core, glutes and hips while increasing mobility. If you add a plate, you will also work your upper body. Find your favorite movement and let it help you pull in balance and help you find your center. Two years ago, Lisa lost her father, Bob, to pancreatic cancer, and that rocked her world, shifting the balance. Without her faith as a core part of her life, she would not have traveled that road and made it through that storm. In early December, Lisa and her mother, Freda hosted the first Raffa Run, and over 100 runners came to raise money for cancer research. It was a beautiful tribute to her dad.“I recognize that I am here for a beautiful purpose to be the light of the gospel. I have purpose and direction because if we are all honest with ourselves, life is very difficult. The only way I feel like we can truly navigate this life is through faith in Him. It is hard to make sense of life sometimes, but I trust that it will all be made clear one day — faith draws me into a deeper love for people. Faith is the basis for everything I do in my life,” Ellis says. No matter how you find your balance in 2020, choose the path that feeds your heart and mind with that prismatic light. Life will deliver chaos in varying amounts of light and dark and the road won’t always be paved in balance, but we can find a way through. You can find that balance in a fitness class boxing or lifting weights, running, walking, practicing yoga, sitting in quiet meditation, engaged in your faith, or drawing balance and energy from family or friends. No matter how you choose to live your best life, live it with conviction. Lisa uses this biblical quote from Hebrews 11:1 to help her maintain balance in all she does: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Go forth in 2020 and be prosperous and full or beauty and light. www.reflector.com/her

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HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE?

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CRYSTAL HILDENBRAND, 46, GREENVILLE

“To maintain balance, I do a couple of things 1. Keep a very organized electronic calendar. 2. Learn to say “no.” You can’t do or be everything to everyone, so learning to say “no” sometimes helps free up time for items that are more important to you, even if it is just time for yourself.”

VICKIE JOYNER, 57, GREENVILLE

“I maintain balance in my life by, first and foremost, staying rooted and grounded in the word of God! Secondly, I maintain balance in my life when I pre-prepare and/or pre-pre plan. Anything that I can do in advance, to just have it ready for the deadline, really keeps me balanced.

LADENA TILLEY, 51, GREENVILLE

“The only way I am able to keep myself balanced is reading the bible and staying in prayer with God!”

SUSAN LEGGETT, 61, GREENVILLE “I have several ways to stay balanced. First, prayer is a must for me. I enjoy music, singing, staying connected with

LAVETTE LANG FORD, 50, GREENVILLE

“Praying, reading and walking.”

friends and coloring as a great way to stay balanced and relieve stress.”

FELECIA VINES, 44, GREENVILLE “I maintain balance by meditating

LIEN HOU, 47, GRIMESLAND

“I find my balance by venturing to Plant & See Nursery to admire the luscious green and floral growth, then I take my time to stop and smell the fragrant perfumed roses at Lowe's Hardware. I would then purchase some and plant them in my back yard sans cloves. I can then relax at my chaise lounge with my virgin pina colada while my Chihuahua, Mochi, chomps on her "Greenies" treat! After a few hours of this daydreaming bliss, I find that I can climb Mount Kilimanjaro! Just kidding, I meant I can now tackle a few challenges of the day!”

and making sure I get reading time in for myself to allow my brain to slow down. The gym working out also bring balance while eating food that fuels my body.”

THERESA MCCOY, 61, GREENVILLE “I maintain balance in my life by making sure I make time for myself whether it be reading, meditating or exercising daily, this way I balance the crazy in my life.”

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New Year New Journey 2020

Rock your New body this New Year By Michael Vann

Every Year we all have good intentions to try something new but often remain stuck in the same exercise routine. This year, try to change your routine with five new exercises that are guaranteed to pay off. Most people are reluctant to change, however, sometimes change is a good thing! So let’s go over some exercises that are total body driven, called compound lifts and single-jointed exercises, commonly referred to as traditional lifts/single-joint exercises. The benefit of compound lifts is not only to get better definition or tone but to burn more calories. So we are actually elevating our heart rate and toning our bodies at the same time. These types of lifts or exercises are guaranteed to do just that. The best part is you don’t have to have a ton of experience in weight training to do these lifts, just good technique. The benefits of these exercises come from not just the lifts themselves but the technique involved to perform them. We will explain in detail how to perform these exercises using proper technique, which will produce better results.

Single-jointed or traditional exercises primarily work on one muscle group at a time. This allows you to concentrate on one particular area of your body. For example, bicep curls are considered single joint lifts because we are moving one body part at a time. Traditional lifting may not help burn quite as many calories as compound lifts but the benefits can be very similar. So this year let’s take an exercise journey that will be somewhat challenging but rewarding at the end. Our body does get accustomed to a set routine of exercises. So it is important that we continually vary our exercise routines. Not only will this produce greater results but your body will appreciate it too. Besides, exercise should be fun and your routines may need a little excitement!

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#1 Dumbbell Thruster This compound lift targets the lower body, glutes, hamstrings and quads, as well as upper body, shoulders and triceps. Dumbbell held up and in toward shoulders, elbows in, feet shoulder width apart, descend hips back and down while you maintain a good lumbar curve. Drop your hips below parallel and back up to full hip extension, then press the dumbbells overhead. Repeat.

#2 Kettlebell Deadlift, High Pull Compound lift that targets lower body and upper back or traps. Feet wider than shoulder width, toes pointed slightly outward. Arms fully extended. Perform squat with knees in line with toes, drop hips to parallel, back up until full hip extension, then drive your elbows high as you bring Kettle bell under the chin.

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#3 Stiff Leg Deadlifts Compound lifts that are good for hip extension and flexion. Feet hip-width apart. Arms fully extended with dumbbells in hand, with flat back drop the dumbbells below the knees, hip flexion. Keep your knees soft and do not lock them. Come back up to full hip extension, shoulders upright.

#4 Single arm curls These are isolation exercises that primarily work one muscle group. Place your elbow just below and against your leg so your arm is supported. Curl the weight up until full flexion then extend your arm back down. Repeat.

#5 Leg Lifts on Exercise ball Primarily works glutes (Isolation exercise) While lying on the exercise ball, one leg is supported on the ground while the other leg is slightly flexed. Drive the heel of the foot up toward the ceiling until leg extension; squeeze glutes at the top. Repeat.

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Health

Dissolving Resolving How to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes that Stick By Angie Watson As I scroll through my emails on Dec. 30, I read headings such as “Are Weight Loss Supplements Effective?;” “One Organic Ingredient Burns up to 1 Pound of Fat per Day” and “99 Foods that Won’t Wreck Your Blood Sugar.” There is no doubt that as a New Year comes to the horizon, many of us renew our resolve to eat better, exercise more and lose weight. We don’t hear the term “New Year’s Resolution” as frequently as we once did. However, lofty goals enter many a mind at this time of year. You might vow to lose 20 pounds, join a gym, start eating healthy, cut out sugar or go vegan. Whatever the goal may be, most of us want to improve our health. The problem is, the resolutions we’re making are often not “SMART” and may be setting us up for failure. Instead, consider setting a goal that will lead you to success. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Instead of an unreachable resolution, aim to set one SMART goal for your health this year.

The following are some examples of SMART goals. If your goal is to…

Remember: Go for the goal, not the resolution, and think SMART!

• Eat less fast food: Instead of driving through for a breakfast combo every morning on my way to work, I will prepare some “grab and go” items that I can bring from home. Some examples of “grab and go” breakfasts are egg soufflés (cook in muffin tins and freeze), a high fiber cereal bar, or fruit and low-fat string cheese. I will choose these items at least 3 of 5 days of the work week.

For more information on healthy eating and to learn more about Pitt County Public Health Department’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program, contact Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE at 252-902-2361.

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#1 Lose weight: Starting Monday I will decrease my calorie intake by 100 calories per day by tracking all food and drink in a food tracking app such as My Fitness Pal or Lose It.

#2 Eat healthier This should be broken down into more specific goals. For example: • Eat more fruits and vegetables: I will increase my intake of fruits and vegetables from my current 1 serving per day to 3 servings per day, at least 5 of 7 days of the week. • Decrease Sugar Intake: I will decrease my intake of sweet tea from twice a day to once a day.

#3 Exercise more:

I will get back to going to the gym after work. I will commit to going at least once a week and working out for 45 minutes, doing a combination of walking and strengthening exercises.

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RECIPES

Avocado Lime Chicken Soup Give your chicken soup a makover with this citrusy and hearty avocado version that you can set and forget until dinner time!

Ingredients

Directions:

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

• Season chicken with chili powder and cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

• Place on bottom of slow cooker

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

• Add broth, salsa verde, ginger and garlic

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth

• Cook in slow cooker for 3 hrs. on high or 6 hrs. on low

1 cup jarred salsa verde

• Remove chicken from slow cooker

2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced

• Using two forks, shred chicken

2 garlic cloves

• Return chicken to slow cooker

1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced

• Stir in avocado, scallions, cilantro and lime juice

2 scallions, sliced on a diagonal 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 serving = 3/4 cup 110 Calories

Notes & Tips: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8ozs. If using smaller or larger sized avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly. Source: Today’s Dietitian, Oct 2018 www.reflector.com/her

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If you walk into any gym in the country, you are likely to see treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. The prevailing thought is that if you want to loose weight and become healthier, you must do cardio. While participating in workouts or activities that increase your heart rate is important, a wellbalanced workout goes beyond cardio! Creating a wellness plan that offers variety and focuses on not just your muscles but mental health as well will ultimately help you lead a more balanced life. Changing up your routine might include going to a yoga or Pilates class or scheduling a massage. It may even mean switching up your current strength training routine. If you keep your body guessing and your mind excited, then you will be more likely to succeed and achieve your goals. www.reflector.com/her

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With the start of a new year, it is the perfect time to evaluate your workout routine and consider adding in new activities. A wellrounded wellness plan that offers exercises with physical and mental benefits will offer you the best results. So change things up and consider ways to go beyond cardio!

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Yoga The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the body and mind. Yoga is a wonderful practice for someone looking to gain physical and mental balance. One of the most significant benefits of yoga is how it helps manage stress. The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can also lesson chronic pain, such as low back pain, arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, reduce insomnia and even help to lower blood pressure. With a focus on both mental and physical balance, yoga is great to improve total wellness.

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that works to improve postural alignment and flexibility while also increasing muscular strength. Pilates exercises tend to target the core. Pilates can be done with or without equipment; whatever the format, the participant can expect moves to involve slow, precise movements and breath control.

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Massage

There are many reasons to seek out massage therapy, with the most common reason being relaxation. It is true that massage therapy has been proven highly effective to relax the mind/body and decrease stress levels, but there are other ways massage therapy can improve one’s overall health and well-being. Massage should not just be considered a luxury. Rather, it is a preventative way to maintain a healthier, pain-or injury-free life. Overall health benefits of massage therapy include: increased blood flow and circulation, strengthened immune system, increased range of motion, relief of tight or sore muscles and decreased chances of injury while exercising.

Strength training is not just for youth or athletes in top shape. Strength training actually becomes more important as we age. Strength training can improve balance, cardiovascular health, bone density, weight loss and increase muscle tone. Also known as weight or resistance training, this form of exercise is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a specific muscle or muscle group against external resistance, including free-weights, weight machines, or even your own body weight. It is vital to incorporate this training into your routine because it has the ability to combat weakness, fragility, and improve overall quality of life.

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Are you

FIT for 2020? By Christy Jones You know, around this time of the year, a major buzz that we will hear is centered around getting healthy, getting in shape, losing weight and getting fit! This is a great time because the gyms are filled with motivated people who have made a true commitment to get their bodies whipped into the proper condition by watching calories and tracking steps. We will see advertisements interrupting our Facebook timelines as companies show us the latest and greatest exercise gadgets. This is a time to really get ourselves together — because so many of us are making major changes. It is truly a great time. In December of 2019, I began to do some serious soul-searching, as my father used to say. I began to look back over the previous years of life as I set myself to enter this new decade and I asked myself this question: “Christy” or “Coach Chris” (as you all call me), are you really FIT for 2020 and the upcoming new decade? Now, let me just be clear — although, I could stand to lose a couple of inches and I could certainly be drinking more ounces of water — the kind of FIT I am talking about is not just physical. I, personally, had to ask myself “Are you FIT in all areas of your life?” Before this year began, I sat down with myself to really see if I am FIT. (Let me tell you what I mean when I say FIT) 20

F: focused I: intentional time to think T: tracking progress toward success In order to have a prosperous new year and measure true success — you and I must have a sense of focus. In other words, what will you set your sights upon physically, mentally, spiritually, financially and relationally? What do you really want to see happen? Without a clear vision and picture of what you want — you will not have a good focus point. There’s a quote that I live by: “If you aim at nothing—you will hit it every time!” - Zig Ziglar. You must be FOCUSED. Another thing you will need if you are going to be FIT for 2020 is you have to have INTENTIONAL time to think. You and I were not made to run and be busy for 24 hours per day. If we do not take intentional time to stop and think, we will miss a key ingredient for success in this new year and the new decade! We must schedule time to think!

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"I do not want to waste a bunch of time and energy on things that do not matter, and I want to make life count!" - Christy Jones Lastly, if we are going to be FIT, we must TRACK our progress toward success. It will benefit us to spend some time writing down what happened, how did it impact us and what did we learn from any significant situation or scenario. Bishop Rosie O’neal from Koinonia Christian Center makes a profound statement that has helped me to win in life: “Reflection is the key to wisdom.” In other words, when you take time to look back and reflect, it empowers you to be positioned to be make even better decisions. Listen, if you are like me — and I know that you are — I really want my life to make a difference and I want to be FIT! I do not want to waste a bunch of time and energy on things that do not matter, and I want to make life count! I want to be healthy physically, yes, but I also want to be FIT in every area of life! Here’s to 2020! Let’s make this new decade the best decade ever! Let’s really get FIT! www.reflector.com/her

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