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Embrace the Journey

I used to spend hours on the elliptical and not lose a pound.
I used to eat the “perfect diet” and always fall off track.
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I had this great vision for where I wanted to be, and knew exactly what I needed to do… I could just never seem to get there.🤔
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What was I missing?!
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I hated the JOURNEY. I had the HUGE end goal in mind and just wanted to hurry up and get there, so I followed the drastic steps that I hated in hopes of getting there.
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That right there.
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That was the problem. If you don’t enjoy the journey… the in-between… the steps you take to get there. You will NEVER see it through.
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The scale would go up. I’d get frustrated. I’d give up.
I’d eat a cookie. I was a horrible person. I’d eat ten more. 🍪
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Then I learned the power of making the journey fun. I figured out which workouts I enjoyed the most. Which styles of eating would keep me full and happy. 🍓
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It wasn’t as fast. It wasn’t as drastic. It wasn’t perfect.
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But it was long term. It was sustainable. I actually saw RESULTS. So I kept going. Because guess what, that “PERFECT plan” for you is the one that you’ll actually follow. It’s not about perfect. It’s about consistency. And enjoying the way there.
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And quite honestly if you don’t LOVE the journey – you’ll never maintain the results. 👊

 

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What you see vs. me…

True Story: I almost didn’t post this picture last week.
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Then I had to laugh at myself as I read some of the comments… not once did someone mention the ONE thing that was glaringly obvious to me.
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Know what it is was?! 🤔
The little extra chunk and cellulite on my legs.
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I wanted to share this to prove a point. We are in fact our own worst critics. The things you notice on yourself, pull apart, that seem sooooo obvious to you… are often times invisible to others.
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Stop being your own worst critic and start trying to see yourself through the eyes of others.💕
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Sure you may never match the “perfect” photoshopped images you see on social media, but you are YOU and that is something you should be so PROUD of. Own it. Little extra on the thighs and all. 😘

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EXPAND

What you focus on expands…

 I have a hard time losing weight
 I need to stop eating at night
 I struggle with emotional eating 
 I do well all day and screw it up at night
 I can’t seem to stick to a diet
 I don’t like vegetables

I hear one of the above almost daily and to be honest I’ve said them all at some point too but here’s what I’m learning…

When we spend our time focusing on the negative, even if we’re working on changing it, it will continue to show up.

Focus on the positive. 🤗
Have gratitude on what’s already happening.💕
Have faith in the possibilities of what’s to come. 🙏

Struggle with the above?! Next time those thoughts come up shift em…

36189314_1407878115979323_8974209044004732928_n➡️ Weight loss is simple and easy.
➡️ I am full and satisfied after dinner.
➡️ I’m learning new ways to cope with my emotions.
➡️ I fuel myself for success throughout the day.
➡️ I eat fit optimal health and feel great in my skin.
➡️ I’m exploring new ways to enjoy my food the most.

They don’t have to be true just yet but say them enough and it will become your reality.

Change your MINDSET.
Change your LIFE. ✌️

 

Change your MINDset!

Wanna test your confidence?! Attend a fitness training event with thousands of women.
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Some will be fitter than you.
Blonder than you.
Skinnier than you. 
More successful than you.
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As you can imagine, the comparison trap always hits hard for events like this, and I’d being lying if I said thoughts of inadequacy didn’t float through my head.
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But here’s the difference.
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I used to let them consume me. Paralyze me. Repeat over and over again.
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Now – I let them come and let them go.
I am very successful.
My body is different than hers.
I am a proud brunette.
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I’ve learned to STOP comparing myself to everyone else, and start comparing myself to ME. I’ve learned that my INTERNAL genuine desire to work hard and help others far outweighs a sparkly ball gown, fancy title, or external appearance.
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The more we stress, worry, and fear that we aren’t good enough the more we attract it. Want to repel success, tell yourself you’re not good enough over and over again.
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Instead I came home and chose to focus on my own growth.
I re-committed to helping other women the best way I know how.
I choose to continue show up in the world as authentically me.
And decided that that alone is good enough for me. 

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The Magical Weight Loss Pill

How many times have you stopped and started a diet?!
How much money have you spent on the next magical weight loss plan?
How many times have you found yourself in the middle of your kitchen stress eating cereal, cookies, or the jar of peanut butter?… you name it I’ve done it too
And so many people have. 💕
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Which is why I am the proudest coach in the world hearing my clients say things like this:
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“I ate what I wanted at lunch and didn’t feel guilty”
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“this program and simple way of eating couldn’t have come at a better time. I needed to get back to me while also going through some of the busiest times of my life.”
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“Down 3 lbs already! And that’s with a piece of cake for the hubbys bday last night!!”
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Why am I so proud?! Because they are learning to lose weight in the healthiest way possible. There is no start and end date for them. They are learning slow, steady, SUSTAINABLE weight loss, all while learning what works best for their individual bodies (which no cookie cutter 🍪 plan can teach you).
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They get to finally experience what FOOD FREEDOM feels like!!! Want yours too? 😉

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