What is God Calling you to Do?

Hearing and Answering God’s Call: The Series

Clues of your Calling

Part 1: What is God Calling you to Do?

I have always longed to know what God wanted me to do. Does God have a specific plan or call for me…for us? This is not an easy question to answer, and sometimes knowing the answer takes time. Perhaps callings even change over time. Recently  I began to notice interesting clues, coinsedences, and circumstances that made me feel like perhaps God was giving  me a few clues to help me determine my call. Of course I am human, and I sometimes get it wrong. But here are 5 clues that I felt lead me to my calling. Perhaps they can help you determine your calling too.

(Note these 5 clues are based on my personal experiences so please take what I say with a grain of salt. I think God reaches all of us in different ways)

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  1. You have a Passion for Something.

In the Bible God seemed to give others a passion for whatever God was calling them to do. Therefore, I think God gives us a passion for where we are being called to serve. If we don’t have a passion, we are probably not going to give the job our best efforts. When we are passionate, we feel driven to do the best we can do. So are you passionate for certain needs or causes? Did something happen in your life that seemed to develop that passion?

  1. You have Certain Spiritual Gifts and Even Talents.

1 Corinthians 12: 4-11 Says

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Romans 12: 6-8 Says

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

1 Corinthians and Romans tells us that God gives us spiritual gifts that we are suppose to use to serve God and others. So knowing your gifts may help you determine what you are being called to do. If you are curious about your spiritual gifts, you can find several spiritual gifts surveys online.  I won’t provide a link since there are so many different types, and many are available through churches. I will let you pick which survey will appeal more to you.

You may not fully know your gifts after taking a survey as the answers to the survey do not dictate these are your spiritual gifts, but maybe the spiritual gifts quiz can lead you in the right direction. These surveys ask questions to help you self-reflect. Pray for God to guide you as you learn about yourself. Sometimes God not only gives you the spiritual gifts listed in the Bible, but God also gives us talents we can use to serve God and others. Do you have certain talents you can use? Perhaps brainstorming and writing your talents down in a journal will help you move closer to understanding your call.

 

  1. Signs and Coincidences Keep Pointing You in a Certain Direction

This one makes me nervous. As humans we can often see the signs we WANT to see. I know that I sometimes do! Or when I am feeling pessimistic, I see signs I DON’T WANT to see. HOWEVER sometimes the coincidences are just too unbelievable or signs are occuring one after another. When the signs are just too amazing, maybe we should take notice.

If you want to read an awe-inspiring book about God leading someone, read The Narrow Road: Stories of Those Who Walk This Road Together (International Adventures).


This book motivated me to ask God to lead me even if it was scary. And my life changed after that…

Coming soon: Read more about how my life changed in Part 3 of this series.

  1. Your “God Calling” Matches with what Jesus Teaches.

This one is soooo important.

Matthew 22: 36-40 says

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

So does your call line up with these two commandments and the other teaching of Jesus? God calls us to help and serve others. Does your call help and serve others?

Clues to God’s call

Your Calling Doesn’t Have to Be Your Job

Sometimes our jobs are different than our calling and that is okay. Some people feel called to volunteer in certain areas. I love how Bob Goff, a lawyer and writer, looked at his job. In his book, “Love Does,” Goff said he viewed his job as a lawyer as fundraising for his mission. We can also view our jobs as a fundraiser for our call to serve other.  Our calling can even be how we feel we should live our lives. For example, maybe you feel called to be an encourager, so you try to encourage others wherever you are. You encourage your co-workers, your family, or random people at a store. Sometimes we feel called to do something, but don’t love every aspect of the calling. Yet our passion drives us to push through. Maybe you feel passionate about helping the homeless, but you don’t love all the paperwork that goes into working at a certain organization. Your passion and calling can drive you to do the less appealing stuff. Does this make since?

Bob Goff’s book, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World is a really good read. His wife, Maria Goff, wrote a book as well called Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want. I have read and enjoyed both books.

Keeping Track of Your God Calling Clues

As you contemplate your calling, you may want to keep a journal. Sometimes writing helps us organize our thoughts. Writing your thoughts, ideas, spiritual gifts results, talents, and listing your passions in a journal can help you in your search for your calling. I find that I am more open to hearing God’s call when I pray before I write.  You can also use a journal to write your prayers and write down your awe-inspiring God experiences. I am able to remember those amazing “God moments” in my life when I write them down as soon as they happen.

Just in case you are looking for a good journal, here are a few beautiful inspiring journals.

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This is part one of a five part series. Part 2 talks about clue number one, which is finding your Passion. Sometimes the fact that a passion keeps surfacing throughout your life is a sign in and of itself….

Find out more about the first clue that God is calling you in Part 2: Did God Give you a Passion for a Reason?

This series is meant for anyone searching for God’s call. However, if you are contemplating blogging or think blogging might be your calling, you might find later post particularly helpful. I will go into not only my blogging journey, but also the steps I took to start a blog.

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My Top 6 Money Saving Sites and Apps

I like to cook a months-worth of meals all in one day. I grocery shop one day, and then cook and freeze the meals the next day. This month I was able to buy my family of four all the groceries needed for 20 suppers for ONLY $72!!!! In other words, our family of four got 20 meals for $72. Although we don’t get our grocery bill this low every month,  we ARE able to save a nice amount EVERY month. So How did we do it?

Three Ways Our Family of Four Ate 20 meals for $72

1. Bulk shopping

I like to buy some of my dry groceries in bulk online. The price per ounce is often as expensive when you buy in bulk

2. Buy whichever brand is cheaper per ounce. When products are packaged in different quantities, figuring out which is the least expensive can get confusing. I like to look at the price per ounce either listed on the box or online.

3. This last one is the major way I save money while shopping….I use several free money saving sites and apps. I use these on everything, not just groceries.

In fact, I don’t buy anything until I check these 6 sites. Many of these apps and sites give you cash back rebates.  If you use these sites/apps to buy items you would buy anyway; then, you will feel like you are actually making money when the rebates come in. The best part is these sites and apps are totally FREE!

So here they are…my top six money saving apps.

Top 6 Money Saving Apps and Sites

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Honey

This is sooo cool. You seriously just shop from your computer like you usually do, and Honey finds working coupon codes while you are shopping at your favorite online stores. The best codes are automatically applied to your cart at checkout! How amazing is that!

Click here to join Honey!

Ibotta

I use Ibotta all the time especially when I grocery shop. After you download this FREE app, you can earn cash back rebates three different ways.

1. Earn Rebates when you Shop in a Local Store

Before you shop in a local store, simply select the items on Ibotta that you will be purchasing in the store. For example, Let’s say I decide to run to Wal-mart to buy cheese, pasta, and tomato sauce. Before I enter the store, I click on the Wal-mart icon in the Ibotta app. I scroll through the rebates to see what is available; then, I click on any rebates I want to use. After I finish shopping, I take a picture of my receipt through the Ibotta app, and that is it! I earn cash back on any of the products on the receipt that match with my selected rebates. You can get paid via venom or paypal when you reach $20, and you can reach $20 very quickly.

2. Link a Loyalty Card to your Ibotta App

This might be my favorite Ibotta feature. You can actually link your loyalty cards to Ibotta. For example, I have my Food Lion card linked to Ibotta. Now I don’t even have to take a picture of my receipt after I purchase items. Again, before I shop, I simply click on any of the product rebates available in Ibotta that I will be buying at Food Lion. Then when I swipe my Food Lion card at the cash register, I automatically get those rebates.

3. Shop Online through Ibotta, to get Rebates

This one is so simple. Just go shopping online through the Ibotta app. Let’s say for example, I decide I want to do a little grocery shopping on Amazon. I select Amazon grocery on the Ibotta app, and then I shop Amazon through the app! So easy and convienient.

You can sign up at Ibotta.com as Mubarak’s referral. Ibotta is offering currently offering a $10 sign up bonus when you sign up with my Ibotta referral link. 

Ebates

Ebates works great when you are shopping online. You can buy all kinds of products and save. This app gives you discounts to a huge number of popular stores like Kohl’s, “Bed, Bath, and Beyond”, and of course, Amazon. The list goes on and on. Whenever I am about to buy ANYTHING online, I check this app along with the other apps to see if a coupon or rebate is available. Get a $10 bonus when you sign up for free here as my referral.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Swagbucks

The final app I love to recommend is rather different than the rest because you earn points for awesome gift cards while you shop. You can also earn points for gift cards by taking surveys, answering questions, watching videos, and so much more through the app. Like Ebates, the list of participating stores is huge! I recently earned points when I bought a birthday present for my daughter at the American Girl Online Store, and I also recently earned points when I bought items I needed on Amazon. I have also earned points by simply answering daily survey questions on the Swagbucks app.  And these are legit great gift cards!!! You can get $25 gift cards to Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Wal-Mart and so much more! It is pretty amazing. Start getting Swagbucks as my referral by clicking on Swagbucks.com

Best Sites and Apps to Use to Save Money on Groceries

Coupons.com

This is a great app to use when you are grocery shopping at your local grocery store. Like Ibotta, you can link your loyalty card to coupons.com, and like Ibotta, you simply select the coupons you would like to use before you shop in a local store. This coupon is then activated either on your loyalty card at checkout or when you take a picutre of your receipt.

Amazon Warehouse Deals

This last money saving site I love to mention is Amazon Warehouse. This is a site many don’t know about. Here you can find huge discounts on items that were either returned or have some box damage. You can get fantastic deals when you purchase products through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

 

And that is it… my favorite money saving sites and apps!

Let me know your favorite money saving sites and apps. How have these sites helped your family save money?

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My Favorite Family Time with God Products

Here are a few of my favorite “family time with God” products.

Spend Time Spreading Kindness with your Family

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Family time with God

One of my favorite ways to spend time with family is by doing random acts of kindness for others. My childen get so into it, and get to experience how great giving feels. These Kindness Matters Cards – Box of 100 – Kindness Is Contagious Challenge Card are so sweet and full of great random acts of kindness ideas. My children and I love doing these random acts of kindness together throughout the year!

 

Coloring Inspirational Cards

I don’t think children know how much the gift of their art means to others. When I get a colored picture from a child, my heart melts. One of the most meaningful acts of kindness a child or even an adult can give is a colored encouragement card. This is why I love the Bundle of Christian Art Gifts Inspirational Biblical Color-In Note Cards.  Families can color cards together and deliver them to family members, friends, nursing home residents, or anyone who needs a little lift.  The opportunities to spread love with these cards are endless.

Family Time Conversation Cards

I love spending quality family time. So I enjoy anything that brings my family together. This is why I love family time with GOD products like  The Art Of Christian Conversation cards. My children received similar conversation starter cards during Vacation Bible School this year. I must confess that I looked at the cards and thought, “those are cute,” and then sat them aside for a while. One night we picked them up and randomly decided to read a few before bed. I was hooked!!!! The great conversations my 7 year old son and I were having were unbelievable. I have come to cherish these conversations. When we finished the cards, even my son was disappointed that the cards were finished. The cards not only got us talking about random everyday things, but these cards also found a way to teach us too!

Did I mention I really love doing these Conversation cards during my family time with God. So I am going to recommend a few more like The Art of Children’s Conversation cards are geared more towards children.

Although these cards are not geared towards Christian conversation like the above cards, you may find Christian topics come up when you get your children talking.

Okay last conversation start cards. These family-focused faith cards are called The Meal Box: Fun Questions and Family Tips to Get Mealtime Conversations Cookin’. Love it!

 

Scripture Coloring Books

 

My children love to color. What a great way to combine inspirational scripure and coloring with this &34;The Word in Color": Hardcover Biblical Inspiration Adult Coloring Book. You can even color with your children WHILE praying or talking about God.

 

How to Get Coupons and Discounts When You Shop

Lastly, I don’t want to write a products post without mentioning how to save money on many Amazon products plus products from a huge list of other stores. I always check three free apps before I buy anything.

These apps are Ibotta, Coupons.com, Ebates, and Swagbucks

Ibotta and Coupons.com

Ibotta and Coupons.com are very similar. I simply go to the app,  select the coupons I want to use before I shop, and then I shop. I can either shop through the app if I am shopping online, or I can shop in a store and scan my receipt after I shop to get the rebates I selected. You can also add rewards cards to your app and the rebates are used automatically when you scan your store rewards card. For example, my Food Lion Card is on the app. I pick out the coupons I want to use on the app before I shop; then when the cashier scans my card at checkout, the discounts are included.

These apps are totally free. To sign up for Ibotta, click on the link below:

Ibotta.com

Sign up from coupons.com below:

Coupons.com 

Swagbucks

I also like to use Swagbucks. For this app you get points for shopping at certain stores. The store selection is huge. I can buy items on amazon or a birthday present for my daughter at The American Girl store and earn points. You can also earn points by answering daily questions and taking surveys through the swagbucks app. You can use the points to get gift cards!!! And these are legit great gift cards. You can get $25 gift cards to Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Walmart and so much more! It is pretty amazing. Start getting swagbucks as my referral by clicking on the link below:

Swagbucks.com.

Ebates

The final app I use is ebates. You can buy all kinds of products and save. Again, this app gives you discounts to a huge number of popular stores like Kohl’s, “Bed, Bath, and Beyond”, and of course, Amazon. The list goes on and on. Whenever I am about to buy somehting online, I check this app along with the other three apps to see if a coupon or rebate is available. You can download this app as my referral by clicking on the Ebates button below.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 

If you would like more product ideas, check out:

“The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Health and Fitness Fanatic.”

The Quiet Time with God Basket

I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite ways to spend time with your family? Do you have favorite family time with God products as well?

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The Quiet Time with God Basket

Making Quiet Time with God a Priority

You know, I tend to make better choices throughout my day when I take the time to spend a little quiet time with God. During this time, I love to snuggle up in a cozy spot, read the Bible and often devotionals or books, and write in my journal.  I also enjoy lighting a sented candle and sipping on some relaxing hot tea. I try to focus on the moment and be truly mindful of God’s presence in this moment. Oh wow, how amazing does this sound?

Make a Quiet Time with God Basket

I love my quiet times and yet I often let the business of life get in my way. I need to make this a priority. If I notice my actions and choices are better when I take the time to do this why do I keep pushing this time aside? I have recently decided to try to do this almost every day. This is a goal I have set for myself. To help me achieve this goal, I want to make my quiet time as convinient as possible, this is why I have a quiet time basket ready to go.

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What to include in the “Quiet Time with God” Basket

I like my basket could include little gems like a my Bible, prayer journal, relaxing tea and a inspirational mug as well as a calming sented candle and a scripture coloring book. Somtimes I have the latest book or devotional I am reading in the basket too. Below I have listed some of my favorite quiet time basket products.

Making Quiet Time with God a Daily Goal

The Prayer Journal

If you have read some of my other posts, you know that I love journaling. See a post here. I use my journal to not only write out my prayers to God, but also to write down lessons I have learned or thoughts and questions I had while reading the Bible, books, or devotionals. One of my favorite things to include in my journal are any “God Moment” stories. I make sure to write down anything amazing that happens so that I don’t forget.  The My Prayer Journal: A 3 Month Guide To Prayer, Praise and Thanks: Modern Calligraphy and Lettering and the The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God are beautiful journals.

Inspirational Mug

Nothing Like Hot Tea in an Inspirational to Get my mind in the right place. This God Is Love Coffee Mug With Scripture – Psalm 143:8 – Graduation, Birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day Gift – Black Ceramic 11 oz Custom Printed in USA or this MerchGeek The Struggle Is Real But So Is God Coffee Mug (11 oz, White) would look great in the “Quiet Time with God” gift basket.


 

Calming Tea

Add some calming tea like TranquilyTea Anti-stress Passion Flower Linden Pear Herbal Tea 3oz 40 cups NEW PACKAGING to the “Quiet Time with God” basket. This tea would go great witht the mug!

 

Scented Uplifting Scripture Candles

This uplifting scripture scented Candle – Rose Of Sharon Scripture Tin – 8oz fits in perfectly in the “Quiet Time with God” Basket or is a nice gift to give all on its own. Various scriptures and scents are available.

 

Biblical Inspiration Coloring Book

My final recommendation for the “Quiet Time with God” basket is the &34;The Word in Color": Hardcover Biblical Inspiration Adult Coloring Book. Coloring WHILE praying is a great way to quiet the mind and focus on the presence of God.

I hope you liked these ideas. Do you have a favorite?

Save money on These and Other Products with These Four Apps

Lastly, I don’t want to write a shopping post without mentioning how to save money on many Amazon products plus products from a huge list of other stores. I always check three free apps before I buy anything.

These apps are Ibotta, Coupons.com, Ebates, and Swagbucks

Ibotta and Coupons.com

Ibotta and Coupons.com are very similar. I simply go to the app, select the coupons I want to use before I shop, and then I shop. I can either shop through the app if I am shopping online, or I can shop in a store and scan my receipt after I shop to get the rebates I selected. You can also add rewards cards to your app and the rebates are used automatically when you scan your store rewards card. For example, my Food Lion Card is on the app. I pick out the coupons I want to use on the app before I shop; then when the cashier scans my card at checkout, the discounts are included.

These apps are totally free. To sign up for Ibotta, click on the link below:

Ibotta.com

Sign up from coupons.com below:

Coupons.com 

Swagbucks

I also like to use Swagbucks. For this app you get points for shopping at certain stores. These store selection is huge. I can buy items on amazon or a birthday present for my daughter at The American Girl store and earn points. You can also earn points by answering daily questions and taking surveys through the swagbucks app. You can use the points to get gift cards!!! And these are legit great gift cards. You can get $25 gift cards to Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Walmart and so much more! It is pretty amazing. Start getting swagbucks as my referral by clicking on the link below:

Swagbucks.com.

Ebates

The final app I use is ebates. You can buy all kinds of products and save. Again, this app gives you discounts to a huge number of popular stores like Kohl’s, “Bed, Bath, and Beyond”, and of course, Amazon. The list goes on and on. Whenever I am about to buy somehting online, I check this app along with the other three apps to see if a coupon or rebate is available. You can download this app as my referral by clicking on the Ebates button below.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 

If you would like more product ideas, check out:

“The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Health and Fitness Fanatic.”

My Favorite Family Time with God Products

 

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The Ultimate Health and Fitness Products Guide

Every now and then I like to reorganize my home and life so that my environment is more condusive to a healthy lifestyle. These are some of my favorite health and fitness products. You may want to check out some of these products before you start your health and fitness journey. Or check out this list for gifts for your friends and family who love all things health and fitness.

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The Health and Fitness Products Guide

1. I love this water bottle!

30oz Inspirational Fitness Workout Sports Water Bottle with Time Marker | Measurements | Goal Marked Times Bottle For Measuring Your H2O Intake, BPA Free Non-toxic Tritan (Think Pink Fuchsia)

This pretty water bottle includes inspirational words to keep you motivated and uplifted. The water bottle is BPA free as well. My favorite water bottles provide a time marker/measurenent indicator on the bottle so that you can be sure you are taking in enough water throughout your day.

2. Fitbit

I am so excited about this Fitbit! The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch, Slate Blue/Burnt Orange, One Size (S & L Bands Included) is amazing and looks cool too! Just like the other fitbits, you can track your steps, workouts, calorie burn, sleep, recieve call and text notifications, and many more features. This Ionic includes workouts on your writs with step-by step coaching. You can store and play 300+ songs and access your favorite apps! I would LOVE to get this as a Christmas gift (wink, wink to my husband)

3. Fitbit Bands

Ok, so if your loved one gets this Fitbit or has another Fitbit, you may want to give Fitbit accessories as a gift like a pretty Fitbit band. I am in love with the teal color band for the Fitbit Ionic! Check it out and other pretty colors by clicking the link below:

Quartly New Soft Silicone Replacement Sport Band Strap for Fitbit Ionic Smart Fitness Watch (D)

 

4. Fitbit Smartscale

Okay, Okay so there are a ton of awesome Fitbit accessories, but I will only recommend one more before I move on to other great gift ideas. The Fitbit Aria 2 Wifi + Bluetooth Smart Scale, Black kind of blows my mind! This scale syncs stats automatically to your Fitbit!

5. Fitness Dice

This next fitness gift is a cute inexpensive item that your fun health and fitness conscience friend would get a kick out of.  This gift is called Fitness Dice by Strength Stack 52. Bodyweight Exercise Workout Game. Designed by a Military Fitness Expert. Video Instructions Included. No Equipment Needed. Burn Fat and Build Muscle at Home. You just roll the dice to see which workout you will do next. This keeps your exercises interesting, and the dice are easy to carry with you when you are traveling. I would be so happy if someone got me these dice.

6. Color In Yoga Mat

I cannot believe this is even a thing. I love all things personalized, and I love coloring. This is a Color In Yoga Mat – Adult Coloring Book Style Exercise Yoga & Pilates Mats, Bonus Carrying Case with Pocket – Birds – By Yogartistic. Did you get that! You get to color your own yoga/fitness mat!!!! They have several different prints to choose from.

7. Personalized Duffle Bag

Sticking with the personalized theme, this is a PERSONALIZED Duffle Bag or Monogrammed Gym Bag by BROAD BAY. My favorite part is the compartment at the bottom where you can carry your dirty shoes separately.

8. Include a Cooling Towel in a New Gym Bag

I actually mentioned the gym bag purposely above these next few gifts.  If you really want to wow someone special with an amazing gift, you could fill the above gym bag with a few of these smaller items like a water bottle such as the inspirational one mentioned above and the Chill Pal (Blue) PVA Cooling Towel Stay Cool Towel Cold Towel Sports Towel Chill Towels For Sports Men Dogs Kids Neck Bulk Athletes Instant Cooling Relief Yoga Camping Workout Running.

9. Fill a Gym Bag with Healthy Snacks

You could also add your friends favorite healthy snacks and nutrient replenishers to the gym bag like CLIF BAR – Energy Bar – Chocolate Chip – (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) and Nuun Hydration: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Juicebox Mix, Box of 4 Tubes

10. Digital Measuring Tape

If your family or friend works in the health and nutrition industry, they might like the Health o meter Digital Measuring Tape, Accurately Measures 8 Body Part Circumferences

11. Digital Food Nutrition Scale

The nurtition conscience person or health professional would love the EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale – Professional Food and Nutrient Calculator. This scale not only weighs your food but also calculates the calories, carbs, fiber, sodium, fats, vitamin K and six other nutrients in the amount of food your are weighing!

12. Faith and Fitness Journal

I am a huge believer in journaling. I especially like journaling about my fitness journeys and my spiritual growth. The 40 Days of Faith and Fitness: A Devotional Journal lets you journal about both!

13. Food Journal

If you friend would rather have a straight health and fitness journal, try the Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Planner and Food Journal, Black Single (12-Week)

14. Pilates Pants

I like comfortable and cool workout clothes. These Fitglam Women’s Soft Modal Yoga Harem Pilates Pants Long Baggy Sports Workout Dancing Trousers are so comfy. I feel like they are flattering at the waist too! That is a huge plus in my book. You can get them in all sorts of colors.

15. Power Press Push Up

Fitness fanatics love getting new workout equipment. The Power Press Push Up – Complete Push Up Training System helps you target specific muscles!

16. Insulated Water Purse

Okay so the Luxury Insulated Wine Clutch – Black Crocodile is technically for wine, but what a great way to keep your water cool and your veggie snacks fresh.  You can have healthy snacks wherever you go! I mean, its a cooler…in a purse! How awesome is that!

17. Portion Control Plates and Containers

When starting a new weight loss journey, you might find portion control plates, containers, and tools helpful. These plates and tools take the guess work out of portion control. Below are links to a few of my favorites.

18. Fitness Cookie cutters!

These may not exactly be weight loss tools, but I think surrounding yourself with fitness inspired fun items can be very motivating. You don’t have to use them for cookies either. Use them to cut fun shapes into healthy sandwiches or whole wheat quesadillas. What is not to love about this  Yoga Silhouette Cutter Set.

19. Fitness Inspired Jewelry

Along the same idea as above, wearing these Gmai Chic Jewelry Fitness Gym Barbell Plate Dumbbell Weight Plate Men Women Pendant Expandable Wire Bangle Adjustable Packing organza can help you stay motivated and put a little fun into your health and fitness goals.  You can add these fitness charms to a bracelet or necklace!

20. Health and Fitness Inspired Purses

This is the last “just for fun” product I wanted to list, and I totally want this MILATA Fruit Pineapple Shaped Women Pu Leather Clutch Purse Cross Body Bag (yellow)! They have several other fruit shaped purses as well! What a cute accessory for the health professional or the health conscience.

That is it! My favorite health and fitness products! Which were your favorites?

How to Get Coupons and Discounts When You Shop For These Products and More

Lastly, I don’t want to write a shopping post without mentioning how to save money on many Amazon products plus products from a huge list of other stores. I always check these four free apps before I buy anything.

These apps are Ibotta, Coupons.com, Ebates, and Swagbucks

Ibotta and Coupons.com

Ibotta and Coupons.com are very similar. I simply go to the app,  select the coupons I want to use before I shop, and then I shop. I can either shop through the app if I am shopping online, or I can shop in a store and scan my receipt after I shop to get the rebates I selected. You can also add rewards cards to your app and the rebates are used automatically when you scan your store rewards card. For example, my Food Lion Card is on the app. I pick out the coupons I want to use on the app before I shop. Then when the cashier scans my card at checkout, the discounts are included.

These apps are totally free. To sign up for Ibotta, click on the link below:

Ibotta.com

Sign up from coupons.com below:

Coupons.com 

 

Swagbucks

I also like to use Swagbucks. For this app you get points for shopping at certain stores. These store selection is huge. I can buy grocery items on amazon or a birthday present for my daughter at The American Girl store and earn points. You can also earn points by answering daily questions and taking surveys through the swagbucks app. You can use the points to get gift cards!!! And these are legit great gift cards. You can get $25 gift cards to Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Walmart and so much more! It is pretty amazing. Start getting swagbucks as my referral by clicking on the link below:

Swagbucks.com.

Ebates

The final app I use is ebates. You can buy all kinds of products and save. Again, this app gives you discounts to a huge number of popular stores like Kohl’s, “Bed, Bath, and Beyond”, and of course, Amazon. The list goes on and on. Whenever I am about to buy somehting online, I check this app along with the other three apps to see if a coupon or rebate is available. You can download this app as my referral by clicking on the Ebates button below.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 

If you want to see more fun gift ideas, check out “The Ultimate Gift List for the Christian Soul.”

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