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Do we create barriers to our own success?

Do we create barriers to our own success?

As someone who has been battling their weight for nearly 30 years, I have never thought of weight loss as something that was easy. To me, it always seemed like a personal war. I know that is a familiar feeling for lots people and many of my clients have confirmed these types of thoughts and emotions when discussing weight challenges.

In thinking about this question over the last few months now, I think I have come to a few conclusions… Not only is weight NOT a mathematical equation (Biggest Loser has proved that to us on national television again and again), but there are many other non-food and non-exercise components that factor into our weight, one huge component being our minds. Yes, sleep, stress and a lot of other aspects are important, but in my opinion, our minds can determine our success or our failure.

Our brain is more powerful than we sometimes give it credit for.

Do you “Should” All Over Yourself Daily?

Do you “Should” All Over Yourself Daily?

Don’t “Should” All Over Yourself? How you talk to yourself has an impact on your thoughts and actions each and every day. Are you always saying you “should” have done this or that? What does that imply? How is that impacting your mindset? What affect is it having on your daily actions? Goals? Accomplishments?

Top 5 Reasons to Journal

Top 5 Reasons to Journal

What do you first think of when you hear “journaling?” A lot of times we think of a young teenage girl writing her simple thoughts in a flowery, pink notebook. For the die-hard dieters, we may think along the lines of a food log and documenting every single calorie and morsel that has passed our lips, thinking that if we can just be “disciplined” enough or have total “willpower” we can control our bodies in this way.

Journaling is a great tool for any transformation, including weight loss. Why? What can journaling do for us?

Search the net and you will see numerous articles and studies that have shown the power of expressing our thoughts onto paper. There are so many ways that journaling can help, from increasing happiness and joy to healing. I will share with you the five reasons I believe journaling has helped my past clients and myself on our journeys.

3 Tips to Get Out of Your Own Way

3 Tips to Get Out of Your Own Way

“Why do we NOT do the things we KNOW we need to do? The things that keep us healthy and well? Why do we fight it so much?”

With many of us who struggle with weight, we find there is a lot of avoidance. Avoiding eating right, avoiding healthy food but overindulging in decadent food, avoiding exercise and the list goes on. Why do we do it? How are we actually benefiting from it? I don’t have the answers to this because I think it is very much an individual response for each person and a person’s reasons are going to vary. However, the common aspect is that we do avoid it, despite the fact that it might be what’s best for us.

Now, I wouldn’t be much of a coach if I left things on a sad, hopeless note. So, realistically, what can we do about this if we find ourselves avoiding what we know we need to do for our health?

Here are 3 tips to get out of your own way —

The Power of NO

The Power of NO

How often do you say NO? What do you say NO to? Who do you say NO to? Is it always YOURSELF that you are saying NO to? How did you learn it was okay to say NO? Is NO a complete sentence for you […]



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