Small choices helped me lose 11 pounds before my 40th birthday, and in this week’s episode of She Just Glows: The Podcast, I share exactly how I did it. All the details of what I lay out in this episode is available to you, right now, in the 6-week Your Best Body Challenge.
Over and over, I vowed it was my last day one. Here’s how I finally changed for good.
This was me on December 31, a few years back.
I vowed as I curled my hair for a big night out that this was the last night. My last night of eating and drinking things that made me feel gross.
I put on a bunch of makeup and tried to curl my hair to psyche myself out. I wanted to feel beautiful. But I knew I’d soon be stuffing myself into a dress that would do anything but stop this puffy, bloated and defeated feeling.
The truth was I felt stuck in my body and I knew why.
I was making choices that were out of alignment with the person I knew I was inside.
Our kids were so little that every second was interrupted by their needs. They were hungry, they needed a diaper change, someone was crying again.
It was all I could do to grab a handful of Goldfish or drain a glass of wine and keep going.
I get it.
I’ve been there.
But you don’t need to stay there.
What if loving your body was your path to losing the weight?
Here’s what that looks like. If you oversleep and miss a workout, you might be used to saying, “I’m lazy and unmotivated. I’ll never lose the weight.” Instead, try this: “My body gave me rest and I allowed that for myself. I can’t wait to get back to my workout tomorrow.”
See how cutting out the shame lavishes on the love and, in turn, that fuels the motivation for tomorrow?
Mindset coaching is a cornerstone of the Your Best Body Challenge and I serve it up to you in bite-sized increments everyday in an email. I coach you directly on sleep, water intake, workouts, stress, food and more.
It’s the exact plan I’ve lived by for 10 years to get into the best shape of my life while raising little ones.
Slowly, I started showing up for myself in small ways.
I realized that if I wanted to feel more energy, and live life from more a positive frame, I needed to change the ground work of my life.
That meant starting my day with a workout before sunrise. Before the little ones needed me.
That meant taking the time to buy the healthy ingredients I needed to make a green smoothie when I was done. Rather than nibble on the kids’ leftover waffles.
That meant righting my relationships and shedding the emotional stress that had caked itself onto my midsection.
And eventually, that meant pausing my relationship with alcohol for what’s turned into an over-a-year stretch that’s still going.
Changing your life and your body doesn’t have to feel overwhelming.
It’s really just a series of small, daily choices.
It’s that simple.
The Your Best Body Challenge has helped me:
- Lose weight
- Lighten the emotional load
- Build a life marked by gratitude
- Sleep better
- Improve relationships
- Feel more whole
Here’s the thing.
We want to manifest what we already believe about ourselves. So why not believe the best about you?
Are you the girl with the curling iron?
You can change.
What You’ll Learn In This Podcast Episode:
- The 7-pronged plan I followed for 10 weeks to get into the best shape of my life before my 40th birthday
- How to sign up for the Your Best Body Challenge with a special bonus gift (for podcast listeners only)
- My exact diet plan, workout schedule and the $3,000 procedure I paid for
- A guided 2-minute exercise to make peace with your body today
- The inherent lie in comparing to your “thinner” past self
- The mantras, mottos and mindset that live behind a motivated life
You can listen to the full episode on Apple, Spotify, or where ever you listen to podcasts. I’d be honored if you’d follow and leave a review!
View this post on Instagram
Watch this Facebook Live for more details about the first round of the Your Best Body Challenge:
Still have questions? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to sign up here for the email list so you don’t miss a post or podcast episode!