I've got a question for you friend, what do you think about when it comes to losing weight? Do you assume that you will have to go without the foods you love and feel hungry most of the time?
While this is true for most fad diets that leave people feeling lethargic and with no energy, it doesn't have to be true for you.
My commitment to you is that I teach you to how to never have to diet again, that you feel total freedom around food, and learn how to alleviate the feelings of restriction and deprivation for good.
I don't ever want you to go back to the old habits that pile the pounds back on (again). Of course, your diet plays an important role in your weight. Most doctors will agree that to lose weight in a healthy and balanced way it's important to make proper lifestyle choices, but is that enough?
What if you have an idea of what to eat, but life gets in the way and you don't FEEL like eating that way.
You have a bit of confusion...
I get it you are busy, actually to say you are busy may even be an understatement. You have a busy career, kids to taxi around, church or community events to serve in, dinner to be made and laundry to be done. So how on earth do you fit weight loss into your already full schedule?
I used to feel this way too, when I weighed over 210 pounds I was exhausted, and barely getting by with the energy I had, to even think about adding another item to my to-do list was a bit much.
I want to help teach you what I learned along my journey of releasing 70 pounds, so weight loss doesn't feel like a chore, but instead you get really excited about starting because I teach you what actually works.
Here are my top seven hacks to help you start losing weight now. I promise you that if you use the simple yet powerful tools I give you, you can't help but have success.
Put your health first. This was so hard for me!! I was so used to giving to everyone else and really felt guilty...
Are you thinking about swimsuit season yet? If you haven't started thinking about it yet, you might be soon.
The department stores have the swimsuits isles up, the ads are in the papers, my email box is filled with deals, which by the way I am thankful for because I got the cutest swimsuits for my girls, plus matching beach bags and towels! Anyhow we are reminded that summer is coming, and it will be here before you know it!
This season I'm going in a bit more confident, and I want to help you do the same! I recently lost about 20 pounds and went down about two pant sizes, I am feeling better than I have in a long time. Like you I get stressed, and hyper-focused on work and life, and forget about my own needs.
I am thankful that I now have the tools to be more mindful and empowered and can turn my choices around, and drop the weight with ease....and that's what I want to teach you!
As my client I give you the tools you can use the rest of your life,...
Would you like to know how I lost 70 pounds, in a world of crazy busy blur, raising 4 children, running a business, going to school and serving in my church?
Would you like to know how my client lowered her blood pressure even though she was already eating almost perfectly?
Or how my client's son was having a hard time with focus at school and was looking at expulsion, but instead together her and I and his Physician worked together to rebalance his gut and now he brings home national awards.
Or how I went from chronic pain, taking anti-depressants and struggling with an autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto's flare-ups and napping 3 hours a day, to taking no medication, and not needing a daily nap, or pain medication.
Or another favorite client of mine had excruciating pain, her Physician referred her to me to work on balancing the gut and bringing it back into harmony and balance, within a few short months she was pain free and could enjoy life again.
My Holistic Health...
If you were on Monday's Facebook Live (catch the replay above) you may have heard me talk about the importance of focusing on the essentials to get to your weight loss goals.
By now you may have tapered off in losing weight, usually by March the once overpacked January gym is empty again, not to say that you haven't continued, if you have that's amazing and I'm super proud of you, AND let's keep going! But for the majority this is what happens. We have likely lost focus of the essentials.
We set big goals, go ALL-IN, change all of our habits, adopt this "New Year, New Me" motto, then boom we get burnt out and our intensity and focus fizzle out.
What if you didn't need a "new me," what if the "old" you is perfect just as she is, but maybe needs a few tweaks to get her to her goal?
I personally love to operate from a place of empowerment, the achiever, the goal setter and accomplisher....even if it takes me a little longer than expected.
Have you felt it, the overwhelm, the added stress and extra sensations to go run and cry in the closet? We can thank this Mercury Retrograde in Pisces for touchy feeling everything, and heightened sensitivities for at least the next three weeks.
I have been an emotional, tear filled sensitive on cue since Mercury went into Retrograde on March 5th, I'm usually ready for the technology fail and frustrations, but THIS, is an entirely new level of feels.
You can expect to feel highly overwhelmed over the slightest issues and deeply emotional.
I don't know about you but this sensitive empath goes running for the fridge, and late night binge eating ensues. So rather than gain an added ten pounds this retrograde, I thought I'd share how we can manage all these extra emotions and cope with the extra stress, and feelings of overwhelm with ease, rather than eating Ben and Jerry's.
As a feeler, I'm all for extra emotions and all the feels, and the great thing about this...
Feel like it’s taking forever to lose the weight? Concerned that all your hard work is for nothing?
Maybe you’re really starting to wonder if you have what it takes to stay in the long haul and lose this weight for good?
Today I did a Weight Loss Minute with Jen and I share what it truly takes to succeed at getting to your goals. Be sure to watch the short clip above.
As many of you know I released 70 pounds almost a decade ago, and I assure you my path was anything but straight. I had failures along the way, lost weight to gain it back, tried this diet and that one. But I didn't quit.
Maybe you feel like you aren't sure you want to keep going. Beginning to doubt your ability to stay in the game. Life is too busy, you don't have time and it feels overwhelming.
It's time to stop with your old stories that keep you stuck.
No more self doubt, it's not going to get you to where you want to be. It's time to draw a line in the sand and say THIS IS IT,...
You know the feeling. The donut screaming your name on the break room table. The Ben and Jerry's calling you from the freezer. The warm chocolate chip cookies your daughter just baked, beckoning from the kitchen counter. The nachos eating away at your willpower as you binge on Netflix. Here they are again-the cravings!
We all have them, but do you know why, and what to do about them? Cravings have both physical and emotional components. The most common foods we crave are sugar, carbs, salt, chocolate and my fave cheese!
There was a time where I could gulf down a plate of nachos at midnight, it was my only time to decompress with no kids, no cell phone, and no demands!
So let's chat about some helpful tips to overcoming them, and what truly causes them to strike.
4 Causes of Cravings:
Cravings come from the region of the brain that is responsible for your memory, pleasure and reward. Food is an intricate part of ancestral history. Food means...
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one” .-Mark Twain
Have you ever wished for a few more hours in the day? Why is it that some people seem to get everything done effortlessly and others feel that time constantly eludes them?
The secret to managing your time well isn’t working more hours.
It is about prioritizing the important things and learning to use the time you have more efficiently and effectively.
The secret is working smarter, not harder.
Some of us, by nature, organize and get tasks out of the way before we relax, while others of us play first and work later. It is important to first recognize which type you are and whether your style is allowing you to have the life you really want. Maybe you are super-organized at work, but burned out because you don’t know how to make time for yourself. Maybe you...
My definition of fast food! Throw it all in a blender and drink up!!
I felt like a spaz today running from one place to another, but that's every day so what's new. What I really want to talk to you about is making the choice to put your health first, even when you have no time.
There was a time that instead of choosing to fuel my body with life giving, energy sustaining foods that supported my health goals, I would pull through the closest fast food joint, and order a burger and fries, with a diet coke, or stop and pick up a pizza on the way home.
I felt like I had no other options, or truth be told I was just too tired to do anything else.
What I have found through my weight loss journey is that we all have to make a choice, and those decisions come with consequences; good or not so good.
We really are not victims in our lives; we are change makers. So if you want better health you have to choose better health, but you can't just stop there right?...