Four common strongholds that keep people from moving forward:
1. Fear: Fear is the opposite of faith, and it takes faith to overcome fear.
2. Generational curses: If illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and others are rampant in your family, go to a doctor on a regular basis and know what your health status is. Begin eating to live, not living to eat. Set an example for your children.
3. Complacency: Step out of your comfort zone and go after your dreams!
4. Hopelessness: Without hope you have no vision or drive to accomplish your goals. Think of hope as your trump card. Whenever you are facing an obstacle, remember God is bigger.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
Donna Richardson Joyner is a renowned fitness and lifestyle expert who has traveled to 50 states, 50 countries, and 7 continents motivating and empowering people to walk in the newness of good health. The only member to have served under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama on the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, she has appeared in and sold millions of fitness videos, including Buns of Steel and the number one inspirational fitness video program Body Gospel. She is a former fitness expert for the NBC Weekend Today Show and ESPN Fitness Pros, and the producer and host of Donna Richardson: Mind, Body, & Spirit. An active philanthropist, she serves as an advisory board member of the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the LPGA Foundation, and as a consultant for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She also serves as an ambassador to the Let’s Move initiative launched by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Donna is the founder of Grow Green Get Fit. She has been inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fame and has been named one of the “25 most inspiring women in America” by Essence magazine.