The Mother's Body - Working out after Children

In episode 52 of the She Proves Faithful podcast I talk about body image. It's something I struggled with until I got married. It seem to vanish for a moment until pregnancy and child-bearing came around. My body changed dramatically and it was hard to adjust to the new "normal" for me.

 

Body image is certainly a spiritual issue and the Word has many truths for us to consider as we face this struggle. I give four practical Truths that have helped me in episode 52.

Body image aside, there is a part of me that does want to be strong and physically able. I want to be able to play with my kids, and be strong for my task as a wife and mother and woman.

My friend recommended an online workout program called MuTu System specifically for moms who have been pregnant (6 weeks ago or 6 years ago!) and who are struggling with their pelvic floor and core strength - which affects SO much of what we do. From bathroom slip ups, to intimacy with our husbands, to back pain, to feeling crummy, all these can be from losing strength in our pelvic floor and core.

The MuTu system is a one time purchase for life time access to 12 weeks of workouts and instructional videos on things like correct posture or how to squat correctly. There are also simple yet effective strengthening exercises that target the pelvic floor and core. I have noticed a difference and I love having access to this system on my time with my crazy schedule. (I don't feel like I'm draining our bank account with a gym membership I never use!)

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Even if the sale has ended, I highly recommend checking out this program!

I mean, it made my Lauren's Top Ten list in episode 50! ;)

 

 

Faithfulness in the Grit of Motherhood

There I was laying on the living room floor, apron on and feet propped up on the couch. The kidswere finally in bed and I was exhausted. I thought to myself, it takes a committed faithfulness to the Truth of God’s Word to tackle the grit of motherhood; it takes a firm belief in the Scriptures to keep nurturing and teaching and correcting children day in and day out.

Motherhood is more than just logistics, and making sandwiches, and searching for bandaids and missing stuffies. God has given mothers children for His glory and given clear instructions for motherhood: to teach the commands of God that they might know and worship the Creator.

There is no other opportunity, quite like a mother’s, to teach and instruct about God throughout the day. Our children are born with rebellious hearts that are against God and we are tasked with showing them the glory of God, the goodness of God, the Truth of God by teaching His Word.

But it’s wearisome. And sometimes it seems there is little fruit from all our work.

My precious four year old daughter is in the midst of a battle; a passionate battle of her vs others. She is learning the classic virtue that even adults still struggle with: selflessness. When I saw her struggle to share her things or to let others go first, I pulled out all my lessons. I was going to dazzle her with all the goodness of laying down our lives. I talked to her about how sharing glorifies God, I shared stories of Jesus coming to serve, not be served, I prayed with her and for her daily. There was nothing short of a puppet show in my instruction about selflessness.

About two weeks in I threw in the towel. I couldn’t believe she still struggled with selfishness after all my prayers and instructions. I was frustrated and tired.

This blog post was written by Lauren Hlushak and published on RenewedinTruth.com.

You can read the rest of the article on RenewedinTruth and while you're there, check out more resources on biblical living.

 

She Proves Faithful now offering HospitaliTEA

It's Tea Time!

Tea is beverage served around the world and is beloved by many not only for the health benefits of black and herbal teas, but also for the meaningful conversations often exchanged over a single cup.

She Proves Faithful is always looking to help women prove faithful in their spheres of influence. One way is to offer delicious teas to guests in our homes. Sometimes its difficult to keep beverages on hand for guests (because our kids drink them - or we do - guilty!), and because they can be expensive!

That's why having some loose leaf tea is a great alternative to expensive sodas or drinks. It's on hand, easily stores in your spice cabinet, and is ready to brew when a guest arrives.

Our teas are also a great treat for winding down while we read the Bible or some of our favorite books and Bible Studies (like Radiant or the Gospel-Centered Life).

She Proves Faithful currently has two delicious tea blends in stock: Organic Loose Leaf Chai and Organic Loose Leaf Stay Well Herbal Blend. These small batches are great for the home, make a great gift, and are perfect for gift baskets.

If you're not sure about tea and all the goodness of it, check out this article:

Black Tea Health Benefits

Echinacea Benefits (found in Stay Well Tea)

Ready for some tea?

 
HospitaliTEA - Organic Stay Well Herbal Tea Blend
11.00

SHOP VACATION - ORDERS WILL SHIP AUGUST 15th
 

She Proves Faithful HospitaliTEA is a great way to serve guests that come into our home with a delicious beverage over warm and meaningful conversations.

This organic Stay Well Herbal provides a way to wind down and relax after a busy day of proving faithful. Grab a good book, your Bible, or listen to the podcast sipping on some Organic Stay Well Tea.

The Organic Stay Well tea is a blend of health promoting herbs such as echinacea, elderberries, ginger and lemon but has a smooth mild taste. This is a great tea to help with immunity and to 'stay well' in the midst of germs.

This 2.5 oz bag holds 25 single servings of tea.

Loose leaf tea requires a steeping bag, strainer, or a french press to keep tea from your drinking beverage. Mesh tea strainers are usually available in the SPF shop.

DOLLAR SHIPPING! on orders of 1 - 2 bags!

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HospitaliTEA - Organic Chai Loose Leaf Tea
12.00

SHOP VACATION - ORDERS WILL SHIP AUGUST 15th
 

She Proves Faithful HospitaliTEA is a great way to serve guests that come into our home with a delicious beverage over warm and meaningful conversations.

This organic chai blend offers fragrant cinnamon and cardamon aromas and is delicious with a bit of honey and splash of milk. This organic chai is smooth to the taste, not bitter or over-powering.

Teas are great for in home use and make great gifts and gift basket ideas.

This 3 oz bag holds 30 single servings of tea.

Loose leaf tea requires a steeping bag, strainer, or a french press to keep tea from your drinking beverage. Mesh tea strainers are usually available in the SPF shop.

Shipping: I ship USPS 2-5 day shipping. I usually ship orders by Friday each week.

DOLLAR SHIPPING! on orders of 1 - 2 bags!

 

Quantity:
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