I used to be so AFRAID to talk about what I did for work.
It started when I graduated college and didn’t have your average ‘9-5’ job.
When someone asked me what I did I would cringe…
“Do I list out the 10 part time jobs and certifications I have?!”
So when I went back to school for nutrition I was so EXCITED to have a normal job.
Then I tried searching for a job.
So I kept waitressing. Tried my best to start my own business. Took all the courses. Spent all the money. Had a blog. Tried to navigate running a business with zero business background… FAIL.
Right when I was about to give up, I learned about coaching… just another thing I would fail at I assumed.
And when I started I was so EMBARRASSED to talk about what I was doing.
I didn’t want people to think I was a salesperson.
I didn’t want to ‘bug’ people.
But I kept showing up. I kept growing my confidence. Building my self-esteem.
Slowly, and with a LOT of hustle, I built my coaching business into my full time job.
At that point I realized something HUGE… you can’t pay your bills with other people’s opinions.
No I don’t have a ‘normal job’.
I don’t have a fancy title.
But I LOVE what I do. I get to work from home in yoga pants. On my own clock. Wherever I choose (there must be wi-fi 😉) And now I’ve learned how PROUD I can be of the fact that I’ve built my coaching business from the ground up.
That I get to help people for a living.
And am happy to say I actually look forward to getting to work every day.
So yes I am an online health and fitness coach. Wanna do it too?!
Say something nice about yourself ⬇️
I am ______________.
There’s power in your I am…
whatever you say will follow.
This saying hit me hard this week. After a not so great week, I was starting to doubt myself, my decisions, and even my ability to tackle my to-do list.
Then I started paying attention to what was playing over and over in my head.
“I am stressed”
“I am anxious”
And sure enough, what I put out there came to me. So I decided to try something different. I started focusing on the positives and even though I was an anxious stress case kept repeating…
“I am calm”
“I am happy”
“I am energized”
And guess what happened?! Anxiety evened out, my workouts felt better, and goals were crushed.
Now I am the LAST person to push the mindset/manifest stuff. I’m the girl who gets stressed in yoga and reviews my to-do list at any attempt to mediate 😂, but I promise it works!! .
Will you give it a try?! What’s your I AM statement going into the new week?
Have you ever felt like a DIET FAILURE? 🙋
For YEARS I was constantly on the search for the next great diet.
I would cut out foods.
I would count calories, macros, containers, ALL the things.
I would OBSESS over my next meal.
I would skip nights out, dinners, or miss out on vacation because of the “diet”.
Then, most often, my stomach would grumble. I’d get stressed. The scale wouldn’t budge. I’d be frustrated and I’d end up knee deep in a jar of peanut butter that was “off limits” an hour earlier.
I always felt like there was something WRONG with me because I couldn’t stick to the diet. Where was my willpower?!
Does any of this sound familiar? 😩
If so I get you and I promise you are not the problem. While most diets in theory will work if you follow them; yes if you follow the grapefruit diet you will lose weight, there’s usually two main problems.
1️⃣ They are unrealistic for the long term (i.e. you’re going to get hungry, eat a carb, enjoy dinner out at some point). What you’re following needs to be sustainable for life AKA you don’t gain all the weight back.
2️⃣ They don’t address one of the MAJOR components holding people back from weight loss – MINDSET. Like it or not the majority of people fail on their diet because of their MINDSET and not the diet itself.
So instead of getting derailed by shiny objects, wraps, and skinny teas, focus on making a lifestyle change. Figure out what works for YOU as an individual, and stick with it, change your mindset – change your life. ✌️💕
P.S. If this is you definitely check out my newest nutrition offering here! I am so excited about it!