Here is a sampling of what I use to think was impossible for me…..
-Losing 40 pounds and keeping it off for 15 years
-Losing weight again after having children
-Being a calm mom when my kids were melting down
-Exercise more than once a year
-Running a mile
-Running a 5k
-Running a 10k
-Running a half-marathon
-Running a successful therapy practice
-Not eating sugar
-Not eating flour
-Going out on my own with a new Life & Weight Coaching venture
-Publishing a blog
So, what turned the Impossible to Possible?
The simple, yet important answer and first step is the most logically simple one: I thought it so…… Impossible is only possible once you identify it. Then and only then you take massive action until the transformation is complete.
What I realized when I created this list is that I have to now think long and hard to remember what my prior limiting beliefs were as these beliefs are no longer easily accessible. Negative thoughts and unconstructive belief systems that used to be pervasive have now been dealt with and pushed aside, and are now very difficult to retract.
What I know now is that when you want to achieve something that initially seems impossible, don’t allow yourself go back into the past to see if you can do it. The past is not relevant here. If you want to lose 50 pounds, looking to see if you did it in the past has no relevance in your ability to do it in the future. Instead, try to stay future focused. Spend deliberate time creating and considering what thoughts that your future self might think.
For example, you can ask, does the future self that is 50 pounds thinner, obsess about food? What thoughts does she think when she is at a party that enables her to not obsess about her choices? How would my million- dollar business self, make this decision? Spend a lot of time really thinking about your future self, the person who has already attained what your current self wants.
I like to think about all the inventions that did not exist until they appeared first as vision in someone’s brain. When Edison had the idea for a light bulb, he was met with skepticism, or when Steve Jobs had the idea for the iPhone, I’m sure many on his team doubted that a computer could be created to fit in the palm of our hands. These inventors had to start believing first that it was possible and took action with this belief in mind to create it.
In future blog posts we can discuss how to take the massive action, but the first step is believing you can.
It might be helpful to create your own list of things that you once thought were impossible until it wasn’t. Also, ask yourself what changed for you mentally that helped make the difference.
If you would like help turning the impossible into possible, I am starting to book my 3 complimentary sessions for November. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
Schedule here—–> http://bit.ly/2rD8YZk
“Out Dream Yourself”
If you want to create something important in your life, especially if it feels out of your control because it involves another person, (i.e. finding a partner, making that big sale, or losing a lot of weight), here is the most important question to ask yourself——-> What would make it inevitable???
In the case of dating, I told my client, to go get her man, to go on 100 dates in a short period of time to find him. Guess what? She is exclusively dating an amazing person.
In the case of landing a big sale, a client and I have discussed that he make 1,000 offers before the end of the year, to land that sale he worries and dreams about. He has 4 hot leads right now.
What can YOU produce or do that would make it inevitable you would create that result, even if it involves another person? What would you have to do to ensure that you would lose all your weight?
Really consider that question…..
Lastly, make sure your mindset is in place with confident and unstoppable thoughts. My favorite is “I am committed to doing this no matter what” and watch your brain work to make that happen! Even and especially on the weeks that you may happen to gain a pound, or go on a terrible date, or get 10 rejections. That ‘No matter what’ mindset will see you through those times where most people throw in the towel.
Stay tuned…… I am super excited to be opening up spots for an Elite level “Stop overeating masterclass” based on high-level weight loss tools that I have been studying for many years. The program is designed to help the participants lose weight over the holidays instead of gaining. It will help the members lose and keep their weight off permanently while learning fun and transformative coaching tools that will change their lives. Space will be limited so make sure to jump on it when it becomes available.
I have 1 spot open this month for a complimentary mini-session for individual coaching to solve any problem @ http://bit.ly/2rD8YZk.
Train your mind as hard as you train your body to feel better and in this case obtain a big stretch goal. Do it my friends! You won’t regret it.
Have a great day!
“Self-reliance conquers any difficulty”~Yogi Bhajan
I use to be really resistant to planning, especially when it came to food and working out.
I thought it was boring and took all the fun and spontaneity out of it.
The result was inconsistent weight loss and often weight gain. It was clothes sometimes fitting, but sometimes not. It was me hiding from the scale.
It was drama.
I asked a friend who is a personal trainer how she thinks about food prep and planning workouts.
She told me “It is what elite athletes do. They plan ahead and in turn, when I prep I feel like I am practicing like a high level athlete.”
This change in thinking helped me pivot to looking at planning in a new fun way.
A plan feels good. It leads to certainty and predictability, which is something most humans crave.
Now, I use the higher level part of my brain that has my best interest at heart, not driven by impulse, to make my future decisions.
Food prep the night before, reserving spots at all my favorite fitness classes ahead of time, filling large water bottles the night before. This is what the athletes do.
As a coach I know how to manage my mind when urges emerge tempting me away from my plan.
The result is clothes that fit better and a scale that doesn’t bounce around a lot.
It is also an exercise in self-care and self-reliance, which contribute to physical and mental well-being.
Try planning out either your food or workouts for 2 weeks with this elite athlete mindset and see if planning feels good to your mind and body.
If you are someone that struggles with going up and down with your weight, or having exercise be a consistent part of your life, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a complimentary mini-session——>http://bit.ly/2rD8YZk
I have 2 spots left for October.
Have a great day!
Don’t get me wrong I love helping men and women lose weight. I love watching them literally change in front of my eyes week after week. I can see my clients physically transform, and I get so excited when they send me food logs that include lower numbers on the scale. This is awesome, but is not the best part.
The process that it takes to get the weight off and what they do after they get to their goal weight, is the best part. When someone coaches with me they learn tools and skills that help them not only lose weight, but transform their lives once they get to their goal. So many of my clients, and myself included, spent years obsessing about losing, gaining, losing again, and maintaining weight loss, that there was little time and mental energy left to excel in other areas of our lives.
When you coach with me, you learn skills like mindfulness, meditation, how to embrace and seek out discomfort, manage urges, manage your mind, self-love, self-acceptance, and how to prevent self-sabotage. We practice these on the journey towards permanent weight loss and once that is locked in, a new space opens up to apply these skills to other areas of your life. There is time, energy, and new found knowledge and action steps ready and waiting.
One of my clients who lost 30 pounds is now applying some of the skills she learned to tackle her long-standing tendency to overdrink on the weekends. She knows how to create a weekend drinking plan, manage urges, and train her mind to take control of alcohol. Another client who lost her last 10 pounds is managing her money better and, learning how to say no to unnecessary purchases. These women are loving themselves more, and in turn honoring past commitments they make to themselves. They know how to choose discomfort on purpose and are now watching their lives explode. Once they find control in these arears, I am sure they will move on to the next area of improvement and will continue to excel all over again.
Self-coaching is the best way I know how to put all the years of self-development and psychology into use. The self-coaching MODEL that I was taught that changed my life and my clients’ lives is waiting to change yours. I won’t lie, it isn’t a magic pill, or a quick fix, but it is the best way I know how to go from GOOD to GREAT. To not only lose some pounds, but to create space for peace, growth, and freedom. Great part is, it isn’t just for weight loss. Instead, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
If you are ready to take that leap and watch your life explode, contact me here @ http://bit.ly/2rD8YZk
“You should be the #1 thing you spend your money on” ~K. Cease
I wanted to let all of you know that I am on a mission. A passionate mission to encourage everyone who wants to evolve into the best version of themselves to act on it. To invest in themselves! To stop wanting it and start doing it. Is there anything more valuable? Is there anything better to spend your money on? Beer? Clothes? Cars?
How about investing in you? Your mental health. Your self-development. Your well-being and a commitment to living the most fulfilling life possible. Live life with purpose.
When you do invest in you, you feel rejuvenated, energized, passionate, and in control of your life.
This makes for better relationships with less resentment and an ability to manage stressful situations with ease. You lose weight, you learn to live with anxiety, stress, and have more love in your life. You drink less. You love more. The investment pays off.
I recognize that evolving is hard and uncomfortable. But that discomfort is necessary and WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. Also, when you invest in yourself, you make that money back ten-fold. When you buy something disposable, you just have to keep buying more of it.
A coach doesn’t buy into your limited thinking and will show you how to manage difficult emotions when you commit to doing the hard work.
I believe investing in your mental health is the most important thing. Even in front of your physical health, which I also spend a lot of money on. If you don’t have your mental health, you don’t want, or are able to do the rest.
I have a coach, I am a coach, and I will always invest in myself. I don’t sell coaching packages. I sell you on you.
Are you in?
I have two spots left for mini-sessions this month, grab yours here——->http://bit.ly/2rD8YZk
Also, I was a guest on WKYC’s program, The Weekly Pulse, here is the clip if you would like to see me live…….
Have a great day everyone! As always, don’t forget to train your mind as hard as you train your body to feel better.