Struggling to find a healthy routine? Learn how to create a healthier routine + manage your cravings

Struggling to find a healthy routine right now? The transition to working at home can be a tough one to maneuver for busy female entrepreneurs if you aren’t used to self-motivating, keeping yourself on a schedule, or prioritizing self care. It can be all too easy to work from sun up to sun down, leaving you feeling like your traded your dreams of running your own business for another j-o-b.

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Meet Te, she’s a hard working, ambitious woman who is looking to make an impact through her work and feel good in her body doing it. She’s been cooped up during the COVID-19 quarantine and has noticed that working from home has definitely presented some challenges when it comes to keeping a routine for her busy schedule as a female entrepreneur, and as a result, here self-care has gone out the window.

Te wants to be healthy, she wants more energy, and she wants to feel confident in her body. She knows what she needs to do, but actually doing it is the hard part.

She is ready to make some changes, and wants to incorporate more exercise, healthy foods, and sleep, but just doesn’t know where to start.

We hopped on a non-diet strategy session and outlined a couple strategies she can start implementing this week! If you’re struggling to find a self-care routine as a busy female entrepreneur, this week’s episode is for you 😉

*BONUS* we even tackled some strategies around resisting the urge to satisfy your sweet tooth. And it’s probably not they typical advice you’d expect to hear from a nutritionist.

For a sneak peek at what the non-diet lifestyle looks like, hit play. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if this was helpful for you!


 

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1 Energy boosting tip for busy moms that you probably haven’t tried.

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Hey, mama! Can I tell you something 🤫You DON’T have to earn that brownie (or any food for that matter)

One thing I never expected when I ditched the diet fueled thinking  was how much more mental energy I would have.🤯

I honestly didn’t realize just how much energy I spent every single day doing mental math on calories in vs calories out. ⚖️

I know it probably sounds a little obsessive, but I used to meticulously count every calorie, macro, or point I put in my mouth or that I burned.
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I was so worried about doing it ‘perfectly’ and still maintaining a calorie deficit to keep the gains coming. I was always thinking about ways I could somehow ‘cheat’ the system and still get results, hello #cheatdays.💪🏻

Without even thinking about it, I would often find myself rewarding my hard work in the gym and my strict commitment to my meal plan with weekend binge sessions or a little extra here and there because I thought had ‘earned it’. 😑

Ultimately though, this was just sabotaging my efforts throughout the week.

Sadly, this is such a common problem the ambitious mamas I work with face as well.

They workout 🏋🏼‍♀️
They watch what they eat 🤔🥦
They are essentially doing it all ‘right’…but without fail, they still end up using food as a reward.

It’s not my client’s fault, it wasn’t my fault, and it’s not yours either.💁‍♀️

We have been conditioned to think we have to earn our food (You DON’T by the way). There are messages all over Instagram and the internet sending us the message we have to earn the splurges or we have to earn the right to indulge.

Of course, I’m not advocating for a free for all either all the time because I don’t believe that serves us either in the long run.

But as long as we are operating in the mindset of earning our food, we will make our choices based off of what we think we deserve rather than making choices with self-control and our best in mind. And end up draining our energy in the process. Which is kind of the opposite of what why we’re working out and making health conscious choices in the first place.

When we are doing things by the book and operating under the mindset of using food as a reward, it subconsciously triggers the feelings you’ve ‘earned’ the brownie.

But because of such restriction throughout the week, we often times over-reward. Instead of eating ONE brownie and being totally satisfied, we scarf the tray and end up feeling pretty crappy about ourselves afterwards.

When you remove the idea you have to earn your food and you stop tracking what you burn vs what you eat, you can eat the foods you would normally reward yourself with mindfulness and a weird sense of peace.

⚡️There is no guilt for messing up again.

⚡️There is no out of control binge sessions happening.

⚡️You can eat the food in the right amount for your body, and move on with your life.

If you want to experience that kind of freedom around food, I can help. Click the link below to get started.

What you need to know when getting in shape for the summer…read this before you start your next diet

Let’s be real for a minute… now is the time of year we’re all kinda starting to think about what we are gonna look like in our summer clothes.. even if we’ve started to leave diet culture behind👗👙

And the knee jerk response may be to cut calories, slash carbs (because, hello—they make you fat), and kick the workouts into high gear for max calorie burn. 🔥

👉🏼But if you’ve ever done this in the past, you probably remember how well it didn’t work.. at least not long term.

Sure, it *may* work for a week or even a month—depending on how high your tolerance for discomfort is.🤷‍♀️

But eventually we cave. And this diet cycle is what keeps us stuck.♻️

Subconsciously I think I still have some carb-phobia happening. And it’s been sabotaging me in the worst way 😑

Anyone ever have those days when the afternoon or evenings hit and you’re like 🔊“gimme all the carbs”?!

🤐When we restrict whether intentionally or not, it sends the signal to our bodies food is scarce and to protect from starvation our body seeks the quickest source of energy—

C A R B S 🍰🍩🍞

Don’t be afraid to switch it up. Your nutrition journey is like one big experiment.

Tune into the video below to see how I’m navigating this in my own Mindful Eating Project..

 

Tired of counting calories? Tracking your macros?

Tired of super strict detoxes and diets?

You’re over logging your food in any way…

If you’re ready to learn how to make conscious food choices, have more energy, and live a healthy lifestyle…easily, simply, and minimally

Sign up below to get my brand new nutrition guide for FREE!

 

Let go of toxic behaviors around food, exercise, and your mindset: why you need to break your bad habits now

Bad habits, we all have them in various forms. Some are more obvious than others, yet they all in some way trip us up and keep us from being the strong, fierce, and beautiful women we were created to be. This weeks’ show talks about why you need to break your bad habits around food, exercise, and your mindset now so you can be more fully the woman you were created to be.

 

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Whether they are bad behaviors you picked up around food, exercise, or your thoughts, you can break them and replace them with better habits more aligned with your goals.

In today’s show, I share with you how pruning my lavender taught me some pretty valuable lessons about pruning bad habits from my life and letting dead things go.

What do you need to prune in your life? What bad habits need to die? What are you willing to let go of so you can grab hold of what you were created for?

Pruning is a painful process and sometimes we even have to let go of the “good” things so we can grab hold of the best things.

Even if you’re not into gardening, you will get so much value from today’s show!


 

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Dealing with negative feelings about our bodies: how you can fix negative body image issues using your thoughts

Do you find yourself quietly comparing what you look like to other women?

Whether it’s us judging ourselves against people we know or not, comparison is a no-win game. And usually leaves us struggling with negative body image issues and anxiety.

This is especially true if we are comparing ourselves to photoshopped and filtered images on Instagram or other social media outlets.

If we aren’t careful, those negative feelings can take over our lives. It’s all we think about, and end up obsessing over how to ‘fix’ our bodies to fit more with what the current ideal body standard is of the moment.

Needless to say, spending so much time and energy comparing what we think we look like against how others look is a waste of our precious time.

What you might not know is that those negative feelings you have about yourself are all inside your head.

Our feelings are generated by the stories we tell ourselves over and over again.

This means though, you can change how you feel about your body without ever changing it by simply changing the story you are telling yourself about how you look.

The first step is to neutralize negative thoughts, and that is exactly what I share with you in this week’s episode! Grab your favorite drink, hit play, and get ready to change those toxic thoughts.

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Overcome perfectionism in an imperfect body, learn how

Hey sister, ever have that nagging, gnawing feeling inside that you’re not good enough?

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That no matter what you do, you’ll never be good enough. No matter how well you track your food, how hard you workout, or how perfect you try to be, it’s just not enough.

You’re disciplined, almost to a fault. You find your worth in what you look like and in your achievements. On the outside, it probably looks like you have it all together, but inside you feel anxious, insecure, and like there is more to your life than what you look like.

Overcoming perfectionism inside an imperfect body is hard work, and it takes a massive mindset shift in how we look at the bodies we have and what their ultimate purpose actually is. You and I were created to be more than a lean, fit, healthy, or strong body. We were created with a unique and special purpose for our lives. However, we can’t reach that potential fully, as long as we are obsessing over food, our weight, or what we look like.

I’ve been right where you are. I know the anxiety and the fear that comes with accomplishing and maintaining the perfect body. And I’m here to tell you, no matter what your body looks like, it will never be good enough if you’re trying to find your value and your worth in your outer appearance.

In today’s show, I share how I overcame the perfectionism that almost ruined my marriage and my family. We also talk about how you can heal from perfectionism to find the every day simple joy that comes with learning how to live in and love the body you’re in today.

If you are struggling with your body image, today’s show is a must listen. And if you’re ready to take the next step to breaking up with the never ending diet cycle, I’m here for you.

Simply fill out an application to see if you’re ready for coaching, I cannot wait to work with you!

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