Interview with Christian author Cathy Morenzie

Christian
author and personal fitness trainer Cathy Morenzie
is here today talking about Healthy by
Design: Weight Loss, God’s Way.
This book is a 21-day weight loss and
devotional guide that will teach you how to trust in God to help you reach your
weight loss goals. It provides you with 21 stories from the Bible related to
health and fitness, 21 action steps, and 21 principles that will help you lose
weight. 



There’s a special announcement at the end of this post if you’re interested in purchasing the book.
Bio:
Cathy
Morenzie was born in Trinidad and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She
attended McMaster University where she developed a passion for understanding
the physical, physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of weight
loss. She graduated to become one of the first black personal fitness trainers
in the country. Nearly thirty years later, Cathy is now a sought after personal
trainer, author, blogger and presenter and has been a leader in the
faith/fitness industry since 2008. Her impact has influenced thousands of
people over the years to help them lose weight and develop positive attitudes
about their bodies and about fitness.
She
is happily married with one son and two step-children.
Welcome, Cathy. What
inspired you to write this book?
As
a personal fitness trainer, I had a passion for health and fitness and as a Christian,
I have a passion for God yet I found that for me and most other people of a
fitness journey, there seemed to be a disconnect between their faith and their
health.

Excerpt:
Americans
spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products. You probably
have spent hundreds if not thousands yourself on products or programs promising
you fast results.
You need a
solution for how to release the weight without falling for sales gimmicks and
unhealthy diets. What if I told you that you never had to spend another penny
on a weight loss gimmick again? This book was written to help you achieve the
best health of your life, as well as to draw closer to God. God does not want
you going around the same mountain, time and time again. He wants you free. 2
Cor. 3:17 says, “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” and
beloved, I want you to experience that liberty.
For more than
half of my life, I tried to change just about everything about myself.
I felt I was
too fat, too hippy, too loud, too soft-spoken, too ugly, too conservative, too
black, too easy, too afraid, too lazy, too worldly, too Godly, and most of all,
too undisciplined to make any of these changes stick. Talk about bondage!
Not until I
cried out like Paul in Romans 7:24 to be delivered from this body of death did
I begin to receive God’s healing, peace and rest from all the stories I was
telling myself. It’s an incredible feeling of rest to be able to do less and
receive more. My prayer is that you will receive the same.
The process
of God gently changing me continues day by day, bit by bit. I want to share
with you what God has taught me to so far. I pray that you receive it and allow
it to SHAPE you into the precious miracle that God has created you to be.
What exciting book are
you working on next?
I’ve
recently finished a collection of stories loosely based on my real life clients
with each story showing what challenges they had to overcome to reach (and stay
at) their target weight and how they achieved it. 12 Secret Fitness Tips You Need to Know will be available on Amazon
soon.
My next project will be My Life as a Lab Rat a fun guide/look at what it’s like to do those
medical studies you see advertised (at least in urban areas) and the
interesting people who make them a regular part of their daily lives.
When did you first
consider yourself a writer?
I
only considered myself a writer after getting all the positive feedback from
people who read my book and told me how much it has impacted their life.
Do you write full-time?
If so, what’s your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how
do you find time to write?
No,
I am a personal fitness trainer. I’m an avid exerciser so I enjoy running,
going to the gym and spending time with my family. I write ideas when they come
to me and then go hard for a few month to put it all together.
What would you say is
your interesting writing quirk?
I
snack as I write which does not help my waistline especially since I usually
write about health and fitness.
As a child, what did you
want to be when you grew up?
I
always wanted to be a telephone operator. You used to have to call the operator
every time we had to make a long distance call and I loved how they had to
patch you through.
Anything additional you
want to share with the readers?
One
thing I really want people to understand is that Weight Loss, God’s Way is not just a book about weight loss. It is
a fundamental life style change based on the idea that we are created ‘Healthy
by Design.’
For
example, we don’t address the symptoms of being overweight (the weight itself),
but rather tackle the underlying causes (your habits, your fears and what’s
driving the behaviors that lead to being overweight in the first place).
Secondly,
we give a ton of great bonus content FREE with each book, including a meal
plan, a workout video (for beginners), 30 days of devotions and more.

Lastly,
Healthy by Design is a way of life.
We have a great
Facebook group
that shares and supports each other throughout this process (under my
guidance/support) and have other additional programs and tools that we
continually add to help you to learn how to truly partner with God, allowing
Him to restore your perfect health from the inside out. 

Thanks, Cathy!

Readers: The book is on sale for $.99 until the end of the month. Use this link: Healthy by Design: Weight Loss, God’s Way

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