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Faith, Fitness, & Food—3 Elements to Integrate When Times Get Tough | Ep. 321

I’m speaking to someone today. Not sure if you are facing any challenge, setback, adversity, hard-times, or some tough-luck, but chances are there might be something going on that you need to battle through. Maybe you are facing some stress, frustration, or anxiety, and need to battle right now. Sometimes when you are facing these things, we forget what we should do, or we just don’t do what’s necessary, to endure through the deepest of challenges. If I’m speaking to you, TODAY’S podcast is going to speak LIFE into your mind, body, and spirit.

Here is what we cover:

  • Why Faith is crucial to lean into when something “bad” happens; and why it’s crucial to lean into when something “good” happens as well.
  • My “Top 10” favorite verses to help you battle when you are facing tough times.
  • How should you use fitness as a tool during tough times.
  • Why food is a “comfort” thing and how to fight the temptation to go off the “deep-end” when you are facing stress or struggle.
  • What are some things you SHOULD eat and NOT eat, during times of high stress. 
  • How NOT to be guided and dictated by feelings and emotions.

Drop an “Amen” if you needed to hear this message today. Furthermore, please share it on your IG stories and tag me @ToddDurkin. 

Go create a great day. Eat well. Move your body. And double down on your faith-walk. After all, Faith, Fitness, and Food can help you get through anything. #WeGotThis

A special thank you Susan Hannifin-MacNab, author of “A2Z Healing Toolbox” for asking today’s question on my TEXT COMMUNITY. She wins a vintage grey hoodie and lots of love for the great question. Also, be sure to pick up her book here, or even listen to the episode that she was on which she shares her extraordinary life story. 

Episode 213.



Memory Verses:


Psalms 56:3-4.  When I am afraid, I put my TRUST in you. In God, whose Word I praise, in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me.


Proverbs 3:5 TRUST in the Lord with all your heart. And do NOT lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your steps.


Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous hand.”


Philippians 4:12-13 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”


Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be STRONG and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you.


2nd Thessalonians 3:16 “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. May he be with you.”


Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”


Isaiah 40:29 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”


Luke 12:25-26 “Who of you by worrying can add a single our to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?


Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do NOT be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


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