Carey Bailey

Motherhood/Parenting

Body Talk Part V: Control

Thank you for being willing to share your stories with me a few weeks ago. There were two words that showed up consistently in your own Body Talk stories. Stress and Control. Stress. Control. Control and Stress. I am almost at a lack for words because I relate so well. Everyone who works with me on a daily basis knows I am a stress eater. The tension rises just slightly or the to-do list elongates and my #1 go to resource is FOOD! My instinct is not prayer, talking it out, or taking a walk  ...

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Motherhood/Parenting

Body Talk Part IV: Exercise

8th Grade Basketball “I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts” Ephesians 4:2 (MSG) “Fits and starts” looks like: Water aerobics, kick boxing, personal trainer, Wii Fit, running, walking, workout books, workout tapes, stepper, mini trampoline, and the list could keep going. Nothing sticks for me. I haven’t worked  ...

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Devotionals

Second Wind

Right about mile 3 I could feel it; I had a made a huge mistake. I was fatigued, sore, hot, and wanting to quit.  What was I thinking starting out on a morning run on five hours of sleep without eating breakfast or drinking any water? Without nourishment and rest, I didn’t have what it took to keep my muscles going. I had come to the end of my own energy stores, but still had 2 miles left to finish. As I plodded one foot in front of the other, seriously low on personal gas, I couldn’t help  ...

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Motherhood/Parenting

Body Talk: part III

2002 Stress. What an interesting creature, right? It can cause lack of sleep, it can cause zits, it can cause ulcers, it can cause a crazy desire to clean. For me, it can cause a roller coaster relationship with food. I shared my first battle with an eating disorder in Body Talk part II. I never imagined I would walk down that road again. I thought I was all fixed up. Then came stress unlike any stress I had gone through. I went through a dramatic relationship & work crisis in my mid  ...

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