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gofit_dining_llc. Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck in the same place, stuck in the sam

Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck in the same place, stuck in the same habits, and stuck in despair. We look at our circumstances and don’t see a way out. In our own strength we’re not able to overcome. It’s in the surrender, the humbling of self that we’re victorious. It’s when we feel like we’re giving up, when we’re doing nothing, that peace, hope, and joy come. It’s when we stop striving, stop seeking to take matters into our own hands and “fix” ourselves that we’re renewed. Renewal brings elevation and a new beginning. But, before we’re renewed we must understand where the battle we’ve been trying to fight began. The battle is not on the outside, with things we can see. The battle begins in our minds. In our human nature we try to fix ourselves with things we can see and things we can do. That habit we’ve formed, that drive to appear like we’ve got it all together, that addiction that was suppose to solve our problems, these are all ways we try to superficially “fix” ourselves. All of these things are tangible, they make us think, and feel like, we’ve got control and an easy fix is in store, when in reality, the coping mechanism we’ve been using is actually controlling us. It’s not in the striving to fix, but in the surrendering that we experience renewal. When we sit with our thoughts, when we get to the root of why we do what we do, that is when our lives will be restored. Because, it’s in this brokenness and rawness of life, when we feel most vulnerable, that we find strength. This strength renews us and enables us to help others rise. To get to where we’ve never been, what always appeared to be out of reach, we must not just think, believe and expect more than we ever have, we must surrender to our desire to “fix” ourselves and allow others to help us not only rise but rise above. The reveal of our new non-profit is literally just around the corner! We’re excited to continue to foster a community of wellness and support and provide resources to share love and hope with the addiction/recovery community. We hope these posts have inspired and encouraged you to face whatever you may be dealing with in this season of life. #riseabove #youareloved

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gofit_dining_llc. Step out with courage, step out and be bold, step out and share your v

Step out with courage, step out and be bold, step out and share your voice. Your voice matters. Raise your voice. Tell your story. Share your dreams. But, may we not just hear these voices, may we listen to these voices. The voices of those that have seen struggles, experienced loss, overcome addiction, these voices are the voices of hope, these are the voices of healing and encouragement. It’s through these voices that we understand. It may be more comfortable for us to not listen, to ignore the voices, but where does that get us? Within each of us there is a desire to make a difference in this world, but how can we make a difference if we’re not open to listening, to understanding, to giving without expectation to receive? So, open your ears, open your eyes, and open your hearts and seek to understand. As we seek to understand we find that our similarities are greater than our differences, it’s all in what we choose to focus on. Let’s focus on that which unites us, because we are stronger together. Together We Rise. #riseabove #stepsofcourage

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gofit_dining_llc. What are you hiding behind? Whether we realize it or not we all, at on

What are you hiding behind? Whether we realize it or not we all, at one point or another, hide behind something. We hide behind an addiction, expensive clothing, extravagant vacations, a pretty face, but what are we hiding from? Or, maybe the better question is who are we hiding from? We’ll tell ourselves we’re hiding from hurt, from loss, or fear, but could it be that we’re hiding from ourselves, from our own insecurities and preconceived notions. We move from one place to another, from one job to the next, from one relationship to the next, we trade one addiction for another, we go from one high to chase the next believing that the next thing is the answer, that it’s what we’ve been searching for. But, in reality, the next thing just leads us one step closer to the next thing after that, because, when it comes down to it, wherever we go there we are. Until we’re confronted with the reality of ourselves and begin to understand and love who we are we’ll continue to chase after the next thing, continuing to hide from ourselves. Those negative thoughts in our minds that tell us that we’re not good enough, that we don’t measure up - those are lies, lies that we’ve come to accept and believe. Don’t allow the negative tape recording in your mind to push you into hiding. Declare your worth, your potential, your success and lay claim to the bright future that is yours. The call on your life is too great to be hiding. #riseabove #stophiding

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gofit_dining_llc. We only understand from our own level of comfort. It’s hard to walk a

We only understand from our own level of comfort. It’s hard to walk a mile in another person’s shoes when we’re not willing to experience discomfort in the process. Viewing a situation from someone else’s perspective requires an open mind. An open mind doesn’t mean that we wholeheartedly agree with the other person, rather, an open mind acknowledges the other person’s right to an opinion, that their life experiences have led them to make the choices that they’ve made and that we all make choices based on what we’ve experienced and how it left us feeling. Looking at things from a different perspective isn’t comfortable, it doesn’t always feel good as it can cause us to question our own choices, but that’s how we learn. We learn why we’ve made the choices we’ve made and why others have made certain choices. This discomfort is an opportunity for growth, growth in our understanding of our “why” in life, growth in understanding of others and most importantly growth in our ability to give and receive love. Love transcends barriers, love goes through discomfort to seek understanding and give hope, love is the answer, love never fails. #riseabove #givelove

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gofit_dining_llc. How will you be heard? We all have a voice, but not all of us choose t

How will you be heard? We all have a voice, but not all of us choose to use it. Our voice is meant to make a difference, to give hope, to uplift, to encourage, to spread joy. How are you using your voice? Sometimes we can feel hardened by life, by the tragedies, disappointments and setbacks. We can begin to think that our voice is too small, that our voice can’t have impact, that our voice could never be heard. It’s the things in our lives that we care about most that we most often feel we’ve lost our voice to. The truth is no one can take your voice, no one can keep you silent. Don’t allow the hurt of the past or lies of self-doubt squander your voice, your impact, and ultimately your gift to this world. You were meant to be heard, to stand tall, to be strong and to help others. Use your voice, share your story, your vision and passion. Your voice may be what someone has been waiting to hear. Your voice may be the voice that gives someone the courage to be bold, to use their voice. As we join our voices we find healing, strength and community. Come together, come as you are and come share your voice. #riseabove #voicesofrecovery

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gofit_dining_llc. In this life we’re all rising to new levels as we seek to do better an

In this life we’re all rising to new levels as we seek to do better and be better. We all face struggles in life, struggles that sometimes we’d prefer to forget ever happened. It’s in the struggle that we not only find our strength, but the strength to help others. When we come together, putting differences aside, we’re able to offer hope for the journey ahead. It’s in the coming together as a community that healing is possible. As a community we encourage, as a community we equip, as a community we rise. #riseabove #newheights

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gofit_dining_llc. What gives you joy? Think about it...there’s a difference between happ

What gives you joy? Think about it...there’s a difference between happiness and joy. Happiness depends on our circumstances and what happens to us. Whereas joy is that inner peace and sense of calm, contentedness. Unlike happiness, which comes and goes depending on the day or moment, joy is constant. Joy is the ability to look to the future and know that despite our current situation, which at times may appear to have everything falling apart, we can be confident that everything is actually falling together. Joy doesn’t require approval from others to feel validated or worthy, joy is knowing that our value and worth don’t come from people or things. Many of us are familiar with “happiness” and how that feels. We like when it comes and sigh when it leaves, but how many of us have found joy? But, how many of us have found joy? Sometimes we need to stop searching and striving and just rest. We must come to a place of rest and find stillness in order to be made whole, to be healed and restored. Resting can feel like work, as we’re use to striving to make things happen, but as we rest and realize that no amount of striving can fulfill us we gain understanding that while in our own strength we may be able to experience happiness, joy is only found when we surrender our strength.

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gofit_dining_llc. With the New Year comes new goals, new opportunity, and the chance for

With the New Year comes new goals, new opportunity, and the chance for a fresh start. It’s exciting and invigorating to realize that we can start where we are, our perfect starting place, and write a new ending. But, it’s not just the dawn of the New Year that brings this opportunity, it’s the dawn of each new day, each moment, each second is a chance for a fresh start. We can choose to lay down the past and walk into a new future, a future of promise, of beauty, of success. When we set out to do better and to be better we must acknowledge that we can’t go it alone. A support system is key to our success. We need to surround ourselves with those who lift us up and encourage us along the journey. Moving into 2019, our soon-to-be revealed non-profit will continue to focus on helping you rise while having a lasting impact in the lives of those battling addiction. #riseabove #newyearnewyou

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gofit_dining_llc. What are you choosing to remember? We can choose to remember the succe

What are you choosing to remember? We can choose to remember the successes, the transformations and breakthroughs or we can choose to remember and dwell on the heartaches, the setbacks, and struggles. We can choose to encourage and uplift ourselves or we can self destruct, it all comes down to what we choose to remember. Our lives and each of our experiences are but a memory away. When we choose to remember our successes we remind ourselves of the courage that lies within us. These positive thoughts have power in them. We can rewire our mind and reset the course of our future with what we choose to remember. It’s important that we acknowledge the struggles we’ve been through, but when we reflect on them let’s choose to remember how we overcame the struggle, how we activated our strengths, exercised courage and showed bravery in the midst of uncertainty. In doing so remind ourselves of what we’ve already overcome, what we’re capable of and we prepare ourselves to rise above to a new level, a level marked by opportunity, influence and greatness. We all have the ability to rise to this level. Choose to remember the good in each day, the good that came out of the struggle, and the good that is in store for us. #riseabove #goodday

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gofit_dining_llc. Is this true of you? Do you wake up each day knowing that YOU, yes YOU

Is this true of you? Do you wake up each day knowing that YOU, yes YOU, can make a difference? Many times we discount our efforts, believing that we are just one person. While we may just be one person all it takes is one to start. The fire must start from one, one who believes that a difference can be made and change is possible, one who is no longer content with the status quo, one who desires to see others rise to new heights, one who doesn’t want to just live but one who wants to leave a legacy and help others do the same. Our lives and this world are temporary, but the impact we have on others can change their lives forever. Don’t withhold love, kindness or encouragement from others. Your loving touch or kind word may be what someone has been waiting to hear. It may be the one thing that gives them the courage to try one more time. YOU have the awesome power to change lives, to impact for good and to help others rise above. Embrace each day knowing that this is the day that lives will be changed! #riseabove #changelives

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gofit_dining_llc. Each moment is a chance for a fresh start, a chance for change, to cha

Each moment is a chance for a fresh start, a chance for change, to change our thoughts, and our destiny. Many times we wait for just the right moment to change, when all of the circumstances say that it’s time, but rarely do all of the circumstances align at the same time. So, where does that leave us? Waiting...waiting for the right moment, the moment when we can free ourselves from what we’ve allowed to take hold of our lives, to consume us, to hold us back from our calling and destiny in life. Why are we waiting? Why are we waiting to feel better, to be better, to do better? We get comfortable in the routine, with what’s familiar. We may not even enjoy what we’re doing, the habits, the relationships, the day to day things, but they’ve become a “comfortable habit”. A habit that may be self-destructive, but we stay in it, because our current fear in failing is greater than our faith in soaring to a new level. Our faith in what we don’t yet see must be greater than our momentary discomfort in the steps of change, because we all deserve to experience success and live our best lives...now! This is moment is your moment. What have you been waiting to change, to step away from or to step towards? Going into 2019, let us not wait to take claim of our destiny. Let us go forth boldly, unapologetically into this New Year with a fire inside to be bold and take hold of each moment, knowing that we’ve been created to seize the moment, because it may just be the moment that changes our lives in the most amazing way possible. #riseabove #seizethemoment

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gofit_dining_llc. Living a busy life is not success. Success comes from helping others.

Living a busy life is not success. Success comes from helping others. So often we fall prey to the illusion that our schedules determine our worth, the busier we are the more important we must be and greater impact we’ll have. Impact, value and worth come from the heart we put behind what we do. What are you doing with all of your heart? The heart we put behind our actions is what gives others hope, the hope that they too can live a life of purpose. This hope may start as seed, but as it’s nurtured it will surely RISE. #riseabove #livepurposefully As we approach the New Year we’re excited about what lies ahead as we’re closely approaching the reveal of a new brand and programming to further support the recovery community. We strive not to be busy in 2019, but to live lives that help others rise as we seek to impact for good.

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gofit_dining_llc. Love came down to set us free. Love came down to give us hope. Love ca

Love came down to set us free. Love came down to give us hope. Love came down so we can face tomorrow. The greatest gift we receive at Christmas, what truly makes the season merry is love. Not only the love we give, but the love we receive. The love that passes all understanding, the love that wipes our past clean, the love that makes all things new. This is a love that is tracking us down, it’s seeking us, to know us, to embrace us, to heal us, to restore us, to raise us. On Christmas, and each day, may we not just give love, but may we open ourselves up to receive, to be loved. #riseabove #merrychristmas

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gofit_dining_llc. Believe. Believe in the beauty of your dreams. Believe that your life

Believe. Believe in the beauty of your dreams. Believe that your life is meant for so much more. Believe in the power to overcome. Believe enough to try just one more time. When we believe we activate our potential, our potential for impact, to impact and change our lives and the lives of those around the world. Two words, just two words thought and spoken have the power to create change. I BELIEVE. I believe that my future is brighter than my past. I believe that hope exists. I believe that a new day brings with it new promises and second chances, a fresh start. I believe that I will rise again, that where I was, and what I’ve experienced, led me to where I am, but where I am is not where I will be, where I will be is much higher, higher so that others can be lifted up and given new hope, peace and victory as we all rise again and rise above. #riseabove #believe

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gofit_dining_llc. YOU have power, power to overcome, power to encourage, power to make a

YOU have power, power to overcome, power to encourage, power to make a difference. Acknowledge the power, the true greatness that rests within. Confidence in that power ignites a fire, a fire that has the power to touch lives. We all have the power to make a difference, believe in that, hold strong to your convictions, and purpose to make each day better than the last, knowing that this day and this moment are our only guarantees. How we choose to use this time can not only transform our lives, but the lives of those around the world. Choose to live out your passion, dare to dream big, and expect the victory. The gifts, power and strength you possess may be just what someone else has been hoping, praying, and believing to have enter their lives. #riseabove #lifeofpurpose

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gofit_dining_llc. Where there’s life there’s hope. What are you hoping for? Though we ma

Where there’s life there’s hope. What are you hoping for? Though we may not yet see what we’ve been hoping for, our very breathe and each beat of our hearts assures us that the hope is still alive. As we go through the day and not only believe, but speak and declare, that what we’re hoping for is coming to pass we begin to see our world around us shift. Our words have power and when we believe in them our outlook changes and our expectancy of things hoped for increases. When we expect something we prepare for it, knowing that it’s coming. Let’s put action behind our hope and declare the change we want to see in our lives and begin to the expect the healing, expect freedom from addiction, expect a life of more, expect success. #riseabove #hope

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gofit_dining_llc. What makes you happy? Many of us spend our lives searching for happine

What makes you happy? Many of us spend our lives searching for happiness, searching for a place to belong, searching for ourselves. We think that we’ll find happiness in people or in things, but true happiness comes from within. We must be happy with and love ourselves before we’re able to give and receive love and happiness. We can lose our happiness and love for ourselves and life when we seek validation from people or rely on things to make us happy. People and things may provide a momentary high and instant gratification, but when that subsides we’re left with a void, a void that desires a deeper sense of peace and fulfillment that cannot be found in people or things. Being our own worst critics it can be hard to be happy with ourselves, so we find ourselves chasing after the same people and things again, and again, not realizing that wherever we go there we are. We are the constant in every situation we’ve ever been in. We lose our happiness when we allow the validation of others to be our life and breath, when a quick high or guilty pleasure determines our mood. Our happiness must come from within, from a love and respect for ourselves. When we look within, appreciating our unique talents, abilities, and greatness we take back the happiness that is ours. Those who truly love and care for us see and accept us for who we are, not who they think we should be. Choose to surround yourself with those who see and bring out the best in you, choose to love and be happy with who you are, just as you are. When we choose to do that we not only rise higher we find the strength to help others rise as well. #riseabove #findyourhappy

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gofit_dining_llc. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been your life has purpose

No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been your life has purpose and potential, potential to have an impact. When we look beyond the pain of what we’ve gone through we see the opportunity to help others. So often we fail to see our calling and full potential because we are listening to the wrong voices, the voices that tell us that we’re not enough, that we’ll never break through, that we’re hopeless and helpless. Turn off the negative voices and speak positive words to yourself. As we speak we affirm and declare. So, go on and declare your worth, that your past does not define or confine you and start seeing yourself as the success that you truly are. #riseabove #purposedrivenlife

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