I woke up this morning filled with dread. Today was a running day. I’d promised myself that I’d go for a run today no matter what. And while my brain said, “great idea”, my body was like “OH HELL NO”! And so the question came up. How can I fake motivation before I feel it for reals? I’m not a natural athlete. But this year I’ve been so consistent with my workouts. In fact, I dare say I’ve been … [Read more...] about How You Can “Fake” Your Way To Achieving Your Goals!
As a diet and emotional eating coach, my clients often come to me mourning their previous failures. And defeat can be overwhelming and painful. You very well may be terrified to try again because of a past failure. But I'm gonna say something that might make you a little nervous. You should be proud of your failures. You should wear them like a badge of honor. Because failure is a very … [Read more...] about Failure & How To Do It Successfully
This week I'm talking about something that is super personal for me. Because it is something that I struggle with constantly. No matter how healthy you are, no matter how hard you try to eat a balanced diet, no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, you will probably still fail at this one thing. You will never be perfect. When I was a kid, I was always the last one picked for sports … [Read more...] about You’re Not Perfect. Now Embrace it!
Here is the thing that's confusing me lately. So often I hear people tell me that they're ready to make a change. Yet the change they want to make isn't new at all. Its something they've done before that hasn't worked for them, and now they want to “change” by returning to a tired old routine. … [Read more...] about Are You A Change-Resister?
Ok, I do belong to a gym. Yet workouts are hard and I’m not a huge fan of sweat. But I do it because it is important for so many reasons. It helps osteoporosis and bone preservation. It is also can help delay the muscle loss that starts at age 30. Exercise burns calories, but more importantly it strengthens the hormonal communication that keeps a person feeling full and stops them from storing … [Read more...] about My Guide to Breaking a Sweat for the Uninspired
You've eaten really, really well lately. So well that you posted a picture of your 10 pound weight loss on Instagram and got 84 likes! You wake in the morning and feel ready to leap into your day. Then it happens. (Signal Jaws music) You see a group of people walking in unison. They are smiling and singing. Then you see the object in their hands with candles flickering as a … [Read more...] about The Fear of Birthday Cakes and Your Inner Two Year Old
I meant to start this blog entry 2 weeks ago, then last week, then a couple of days ago and it was still on my to do list today. I was waiting to find a time where things would be perfect. I would have the best idea, be well rested so my writing would be sharp and have my words flow onto the page as if Maya Angelou herself were dictating them to me. The end … [Read more...] about Losing at the Game of Perfection