Motivated or Dedicated?

By Colleen Mimnaugh
Director of Nutrition, Coaching Manager and Fitness Coach

Do you ever wonder when you decide to make a change in your life why it has to happen there and now? Why is it when we get that sudden rush of motivation through our bodies that we need to do that diet change or that work out plan, RIGHT NOW. Have you ever asked yourself why the change needs to come now?

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How Do We Go About Getting Out What We Want to Hold In?

During my son’s junior year of high school, my husband and I along with Michael’s amazing high school guidance counselors set out on the difficult journey of choosing a college. As all parents of college bound kids know, it is both a wonderful and sad time. I was excited for my son to begin the next incredible chapter of his life and sad because he would not be here every day. I would not get to see him every day and talk to him and just give him a hug! My mom heart was definitely being tugged. During this tour of colleges and all that it entails, my husband and I made the decision that we would not take out any loans nor would we have our son take on any debt.

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“What was the first rule of our dear Savior’s life? You know it was to do His Father’s will. Well, then, the first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly to do it in the manner He wills; and thirdly, to do it because it is His will.”

— St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

MEDITATION OF THE DAY “Furthermore, let

MEDITATION OF THE DAY
“Furthermore, let us produce worthy fruits of penance. Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve. We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God’s sake. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on all who live in this way and persevere in it to the end. He will permanently dwell in them. They will be the Father’s children who do his work. They are the spouses, brothers and mothers of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
— St. Francis of Assisi, p. 333
AN EXCERPT FROM
Witness of the Saints