Welcome to Take Back Your Temple (TBYT)! We empower Christians to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ. We desire each Christian to become the person God created them to be.
We believe that our health habits are meant to serve US, not us serve them.
This mission is close to my heart because I know how to overcome destructive emotional eating and sugar addiction from my own successful weight loss journey.
I don’t advise Christians from an ivory-tower, like someone who has never struggled with weight a day in their lives; I mentor in the trenches with you, sharing battle-tested experience.
For over 25 years, I struggled with my weight. After multiple diet failures, I started to believe that I was meant to be a ”big girl.”
I settled for less than God’s best, using emotional eating to numb myself to life, eating my way up to 240 pounds and a size 22.
As a Registered Nurse, I thought the right diet would fix my issues. But diets just left me feeling like a failure as I regained any weight I lost.
But one day, everything changed.
On December 11, 2003, I had an extreme chest pain that I thought would kill me. As I stood in my apartment with my hand over my heart, afraid to move because I thought I was going to die, God spoke to me.
He said, “It is not supposed to be this way.”
Rather than condemnation, God’s voice was full of love, kindness, and compassion.
At that moment, I had a choice…would I believe Him?
My answer was YES!
Take Back What the Enemy Stole
I realized that, instead of living God’s truth, I was believing and living the enemy’s lies. That’s what kept me in bondage.
The enemy wanted to steal from, kill and destroy me. He wasn’t playing around.
I decided then that I wouldn’t play around either! With God’s help, I would overcome what was weighing me down.
I would take back what the enemy stole.
Through my weight loss journey, I gained a new identity and learned how to treat my body as God’s temple.
If you are in bondage with your weight and destructive eating habits, you have the same choice too.
Overcome your Weight Loss Barriers
On my weight loss journey, I discovered that weight loss is a Spiritual and emotional battle.
Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian weight loss program, you too will learn how to become a fit and healthy person day by day as you:
- Put off your old self and put on your new, empowering identity in Christ
- Overcome mental strongholds and emotional eating that weighs you down
- Develop an ”Overcomers” mindset in a community of support so that we all finish well together.
It’s Time to Take Back Your Temple
The scripture 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 inspired the name Take Back Your Temple:
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
TBYT is a prayer – asking God to take control of your body and your life so He can use them for His purpose.
It is an exciting journey. You use your weight loss experience to draw you closer to Him.
In that way, God can be glorified through it.
God’s love for you will not change whether you are a size 28 or an 8. Your body is important not because of how it looks but whom it contains.
Let’s glorify our God in body and Spirit so that others can taste and see that He is good through us!