ITA #37 – Balancing Fitness and Motherhood – An Interview with Chrystal Evans Hurst

By March 19, 2014Podcast

The best wisdom comes from those who have both struggled and succeeded. I’m honored to introduce you to my friend Chrystal Evans Hurst with you today. She is a wife, mom, author, blogger, homeschooler and runner. Having just finished her second half marathon last month, she takes us on her journey to fitness and shares some amazing advice that will definitely…inspire you to action. (I know. Cheesy. But funny. I’m sorry. Not sorry.)

Grab your headphones, join us for a chat and keep reading to learn more!

Chrystal Evans Hurst on the Inspired To Action Podcast with Kat Lee

Quick Tip from Today’s Episode:

Accountability is Key

  • Hire a trainer
  • Sign up for an event
  • Meet a friend

The most important part of accountability is to always have one of these in queue. Most of us can’t consistently afford a personal trainer, so hire one for a month, then meet a friend for a couple months, then sign up for a race, then take a class and so on. The idea is that season will come and go, make sure you always have some sort of accountability lined up next.

Quick Links

  1. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans
  2. Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman
  3. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

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How will you take action on what Chrystal shared? Click here to tell us in the comments.

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How to Listen to This Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click through to the site and click the little play button at the beginning of this post.
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  • Suzanna says:

    I just wanted to thank you so much for the podcasts that you share. I love listening to them and you are such an encouragement to me!

    • Kat says:

      I’m so glad to hear that Suzanna! That is very kind of you to take the time to share that. I really appreciate it and I’ll do my best to keep the encouragement coming!

  • sheena says:

    Crystal. You are beautiful, thank you for sharing. As I listened I thought I’m just not really providing a good example to my children of how to honour Christ with my body. But I am so hard on myself, I do need to affirm the good things I am seeking to do. Sometimes I think that if I need accountability its like I’m sort of being soft because I should be able to get up the motivation to do it myself and having others helping is somehow a sign of weakness. I think this may be the sin of pride in my heart and I need to repent of that. I wonder why I have these standards for myself? Thanks for the post Kat. Seems I have a lot to pray about after this one 🙂 maybe I need to write a book!

  • Katie says:

    Kat and Crystal,
    This was so timely for me. In the last three weeks I’ve committed (again!) to start my healthy journey. Thank you for the practical tips you’ve provided.
    God bless you both!

  • Chrystal has such a humble spirit. She is a true inspiration and I’m glad to hear this interview and discover another wonderful resource for encouragement!

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  • Judy D says:

    I can’t tell you enough just how much both podcasts #37 and #38 moved me and just allowed me to know I am not the only mom that struggles with her children.

    #37 fitness & motherhood! wow I was inspired to start walking again! at least 2 days a week.
    #38 yes, my 3 rowdy boys will need some kind of therapy no matter what I do! 🙂
    I couldn’t help but cry tears from laughing so hard at myself, tears of hope and know that you two live with in hours of me. What an inspiration Thank you ladies!

  • This is so great! I am a single girl who next year will go from being a single and independent fitness nut to becoming the mom of three. Part of me is scared but blogs and posts like this are helping me to not panic so much 🙂