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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Oct 28, 2021

Episode Summary:

Amy Connell and I talk about health “rules” we’ve heard but need to be broken for our good! Not all health rules are healthy. Amy is a personal trainer on a mission to help women realize that their eating and the way they move their body doesn’t have to be perfect. Your body is worthy of being taken care of! The reason we take care of our body is so we can do what we are called by God to do.


Quotables from the episode:

  • Am I taking care of my body the way God wants me to?
  • Perfection will enslave us when it comes to taking care of our bodies.
  • There are certain health “rules” we’ve all heard that need to be broken, for our good.
  • Our mindset is our fall back when things don’t go right, so we have to have an appropriate mindset about our health and wellness.
  • I’m taking care of my body so I can do what God calls me to do.
  • When it comes to health and wellness, something is better than nothing.
  • We tend to self-sabotage ourselves with respect to our health and wellness through perfectionism, all or nothing thinking, and trying to do too much at once.
  • The moment we become slave to our to-do list, it becomes detrimental to our well-being.
  • Working towards better health is NOT a waste of time even when we don’t lose weight.
  • Your body is worthy of being taken care of.
  • There is no perfect body!

Scripture References:

  • Isaiah 43:19 NIV “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
  • Galatians 1:10 NIV “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”


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To connect with Amy Connell:

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For more hope, stay connected with Dr. Bengtson at:

Order Book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson)  /  LinkedIn  /  Instagram Pinterest / YouTube



Amy Connell is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has been in the fitness industry almost 15 years. She’s a recovering step counter and an imperfect eater living in God’s perfect grace. Amy encourages women to strive for balanced, sustainable health and appreciate their God-created bodies, no matter what that looks like. She lives in the Houston, TX area with her husband, two always-hungry teen boys, and her stray-turned-princess put bull named Grace.


Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson