2: Improving your Life

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  • Rebecca says:

    Drank my water first thing, which also reminded me to take my vitamins and flax oil…bonus 🙂
    Thanks for the stretching link! My lil’ tiger cub had fun, and I was able to do ALL of them. I really appreciate that you chose a routine that’s done up on the feet and doesn’t require a great deal of flexibility/strength to start.

  • joyce says:

    OK do not depise small beinnings! I am so out of shape that small beginnings are exactly where I am at this time in my life…so thank you, because I know I can do this, and it feels good…Getting the momentum going is the toughest part and on day 2 I can already feel it starting to build.

  • jill says:

    2 days in and im loving this!!! Thanks so much, Jill

  • Malaki says:

    While taking the water, I kept saying thank you God for cleansing my body. Will be doing the 2 tips everyday. Thanks Kim.

  • Tina Reich says:

    I feel so good today! Drank my water and did my stretches. I can do this! Thank you!!!

    • kimf says:

      Thanks Tina and Malaki – I LOVE your positive attitudes. Keep taking the steps and you will reach your goal. God bless you!

  • Maranda says:

    This is an excellent practice. I feel focused and all tension has left my body. Thank you for sharing.

    • kimf says:

      You are welcome, Maranda – I really enjoy it myself. It really helps to work the kinks out first thing in the morning!

  • Christine says:

    I did the water thing first thing this morning. It made me nauseous :-/ Maybe I drank it too fast. Will do it again tomorrow.

  • Christine says:

    Oopsies! Looks like I posted on the wrong day :-/

  • Christine says:

    I totally forgot to stretch this morning :-/ Will set a reminder for myself for tomorrow 🙂

  • Julie says:

    I did it but not for ten minutes. Felt good. I used the basic stretches from the link you posted but not sure how to make it last 10 minutes….

    • kimf says:

      Hi Julie,

      You can just repeat the stretches in the link for another round to do 10 minutes or create your own routine. Do whatever works best for you – Just move that body 🙂

  • Sherrie says:

    I thank You Lord for speaking through Kimberly and Your Word that she honors! Thank you, Kimberly, for being obedient and upholding God’s Word. I am learning to be okay with small steps-which is teaching me more patience. My oldest daughter and I started with Small Steps yesterday. We are both so encouraged!

  • Wendy says:

    Wow I did not have to get on the floor to stretch (and then get up). Loved that they had the beach as the back drop. It is beautiful and relaxing made by our God for us to enjoy. Thank you Lord and Kimberly.

    • kimf says:

      Ha, ha! That was one of the reasons I picked that particular stretching workout – because you don’t have to get on the floor. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Denise says:

    I haven’t stretched in the morning for too long I don’t remember. I forgot how amazing it feels. Thanks for the helpful articles too. 🙂

  • Beth Hobson says:

    didnt quite make the 10 minutes on my first stretch day, but the time I did put in felt good. Mornings seem to be rush rush with the kids and I can tend to get aggravated, but this morning I felt relaxed and alert. Thank you

  • Darlene says:

    Yes, I did. I also noticed that I felt pretty good. This seems easy so far. I’m keeping in mind that each step is something I will do every day. I am slowly changing my life. Thank God.

  • Maria says:

    What an unusaul stretching routine – enjoyed doing it.I have also found an easy Qigong exercise on Youtube called 7 Minutes of Magic . Doing 10 minutes a day is a good start .

  • Amy says:

    Love these simple small steps. It is great to feel as if I accomplished this first thing in the morning. I have a very simple yoga stretching video and I did a third of it. Left it in the DVD player and will start where I left off in the morning. The ten minutes is perfect. I won’t feel preassured to be in such a rush in th mornings. I am a single parent with three girls and teach first grade (hense the weight gain and lack of time for myself). We leave the house by 7 a.m. With ten minutes, I will still be able to have my quiet time with God, start laundry and straighten up the house. I am liberated. Oh yeah and the water is easy. Love water.

  • Kathy says:

    I will commit to my AM Yoga with Rodney Yee each morning. I always feel better after I have stretched. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Andrea says:

    This is a great way to start the day. I will use it as meditation with scripture as well when I am in a stretch.

    I had to post some success that I recently experienced….
    The first day, hug yourself and say I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
    I have been trying on spring clothes to update my wardrobe and every time I shop for clothes by the end of it I hate my body. Well, yesterday, when I felt that feeling first come up I stopped in the dressing room and did step one in front of the mirror. WOW what a difference. I instantly felt better and good about myself. It was like the devil was whispering in my ear all the things that were wrong with my body and when I stopped and spoke the word of God, he had to flee and I got back to shopping. It was life changing. Thanks for the tips!

  • Cindy says:

    Due 2 limitations, I choose not 2 do this 2day. I look 4ward 2 doing this in the near future! Meanwhile, I had my 16oz of lemon water while communing with the Lord. So my day is off 2 a great start!

  • Peggy says:

    Wow! I feel more alert and it hasn’t taken me as long to wake up. Love the Tiger Moves and all the small steps and it is only day two:)

  • Avery says:

    Okay this is my second day, I woke up and drank 2 c. of water and did the tiger move stretches for 5 minutes then I went into child’s pose(yoga term) to finish my 10 minutes. While in child’s pose I repeated Ps. 139:14 in my head. “I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Got up and felt a little energized, a little less tense, and the blood rushing through my body. I feel awake and ready for my day. God is good!

  • Sandra says:

    Well I usually walk every morning after my prayer time some times I do a brisk walk, some times I just walk and I also try to meditate while I am walking. I now listen to worship songs and I added some stretches so I am on a roll I did it.

  • Becky Jane says:

    Bookmarked the Tiger Moves video so it comes on the minute I turn on my computer. I’m wheelchair bound, so I’ve had to modify some of his moves. I’m impressed with what he demonstrates.

  • Caridad Ramos says:

    Well unfortunately, I don’t get to see my steps until I get to work in the morning but did put my bottle water next to the bed, drank it. Though I went to bed at 2:30 a.m and woke up at 6:20 a.m., I hugged myself in the morning and when I arrived at work I did the stretching I was able to do. But look foward to checking out the stretching tips, thank you so much I am truly looking foward to being consistent and staying focus. Also reading everyone else’s comments gives me hope and I know that I am not the only one going through this alone, thank you everyone for positive feedback. My prayer time is in the car with my daughter always thanking God for my healing and beginning to thank Him for my lean healthy body, lol.

  • Danielle says:

    I didn’t get a full 10 minutes of stretching in, but was amazed that after just a little bit of simple stretching I felt more alert. The more stretching I did, the more awake I felt. WOW….didn’t expect it to be that obvious!

  • monica says:

    Started stretching and it lead into burpees which are a miltary exercise I was doing a month ago and stopped because I pulled a muscle . So I started back slowly today . I love them they ate an all over exercise . Thanks .

  • SHARON says:

    Day 2, I did my water, 10 minute stretches I just made them up as I went. Like Danielle just that little bit woke me up and i felt better. Like Monica i started slowly. i have a great deal of weight to lose i am just going to be faithful each day at a time. Phil 4 says, we can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us. WE CAN!!!

  • sharon says:

    Day 2. Did all the steps. Ate more than I should have, but I am here I am doing it.

  • Rebecca says:

    Starting Day 2 today. Read it after I woke up and didn’t drink the water. I will try that routine. I so appreciate this site and hope more people would communicate on it. Most people want to follow a diet. My mind won’t let me do anything but this. I have done Weigh Down in the past and I have followed the Eden Diet which uses the exact same principals found here. I have lost weight in the past doing it this way I just need to be obedient.
    Be blessed today.

  • Shawna says:

    Again, I started day 1 and 2 together, not to rush, but because taking time to stretch is hard for me right now. I know I do too much, and am working on that as well! I know.. renewing my mind… To look myself in the mirror and say the scripture was hard, but to go ahead and do the stretching was a step of faith, telling my body that I meant what I said. Don’t worry… I’m not rushing… I may have to repeat this step for a few days before going to step 3…

  • sharon says:

    I am faithful with Day 1 and 2. I drink the water, take the vitamins but it’s my night time eating that is horrific please pray for me. I am praying for you ladies

  • Susan says:

    Tomorrow will be day 2 and I will stretch. Sharon….I share your struggle with nightime eating habits. remember they are habits and the Lord has guided so many to stop the addictions of drugs and even smoking, He is almighty and can help you change this habit too! I bought a word puzzle book to keep me from being bored in the evening. 🙂

  • Diana says:

    I’ll be doing my Day 2 in the morning. I’m with you both, Sharon & Susan…night time eating is a struggle…I’m working on being aware of how I feel when I eat late at night–because if I have more than one thing after dinner, I realized that may be why I get an upset stomach and then have trouble sleeping…so prayers for remembering that BEFORE I eat anything 🙂

  • Jude says:

    Day 1 today was terrific. Looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow. Will keep you all in my prayers tonite.

  • Gisele says:

    Kept up with Day 1 and now dd day 2. Wonder if there is any way of copying this video into the computer. The stretching felt good and not too rushing for first thing in the morning. Thanks Kim.

  • Reggie W. says:

    What a great way to start the day! Thank you God for waking me with the courage and the strength to move on to step 2. I did the stretching this morning and for the first time I didn’t feel like it was an obligation and I really enjoyed it. Good luck and God bless to all.

  • Chrissy You are an OVERCOMER! Digman says:

    oh my I have a stretch routine that I have been trying to incorporate for the last 3 weeks and I have my mat and foam roller by the door – I have to go to the farmers market before I go to the gym but this is confirmation that it is TIME
    Praise the Lord GOD. I am feeling a bit of peace 🙂

  • Virginia says:

    I’ve been thinking about nutrisystem, wondering how I could financially fit that into my life. Then I ran across your e-mail with small steps to weight loss. now I am gonna give this 70 lbs of excess weight, a run for it’s money. I gonna go small and lose big…. With God all things are possible.. pray for my will power, that’s were the Devil gets me, low self esteem lets him do his job well on me..

    I can’t wait to start! I can do this!!

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