Last week we looked at reasons why the ‘more is better’ approach may not be the best approach to take when it comes to reaching your fitness goals…especially as an entrepreneur with a family to raise as well as you probably don’t have a ton of extra time to spare meticulously tracking your food or logging long workouts.
This week we dive into how you can find your own sweet spot when it comes to exercise and nutrition.
You do not have to go to extremes to reach your fitness goals. In fact, it could be that mindset that is keeping you stuck.
Finding your sweet spot will help you….
Get a better handle on your hunger and appetite, which will help you more easily make nutrition choices that align with your goals.
Recover appropriately between training sessions.
Achieve your goals without compromising your physical and mental health.
Expose your body to less exercise-induced stress.
Reduce your risk of injury.
Improve consistency, therefore also improving sustainability.
Free up more of your precious time and mental energy.
If you’re an entrepreneurial minded mom, and don’t have a ton of extra time to dedicate to longer, more intense workout programs or complicated nutrition plans that require you to cut out foods or keep track, then tune into this week’s episode. I’ll share with you a sneak peek of exactly how I help the women I coach find their perfect dose of exercise.
And if you really want to take things up a notch without having to do more, I want to invite you to hop on a connect call with me! I have a few spots open for 1:1 coaching with me and want to help you reach your fitness goals without sacrificing your time.
And if you want to snag your FREE copy of The Mindful Eating Project Kickstart Guide, you can do so here!
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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.
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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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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4 out of 5 women are unhappy with the way they look in some way. 75% have or currently engage in disordered eating behaviors.
In the sororities I’ve spoken at that stat is more like 💯. When I ask by show of hands who had at least one thing they wanted to change about their body every.single.hand goes up.
As we begin to unpack the idea of body dissatisfaction and how it impacts our self esteem and confidence one theme keeps coming up: Comparison.
The trouble with comparison is we are usually comparing oranges to apples.
Often we are comparing our natural, unfiltered bodies to airbrushed and filtered images. There’s no way our imperfect and flawed bodies could ever compete and win against images that have been retouched and doctored up to give the false illusion that perfection exists.
Looking at what you don’t have or who you’re not is a recipe for disaster. And comparing yourself to others will only ever leave you feeling empty and not good enough.
Especially when you’re comparing yourself to airbrushed and filtered images.
The irony is we think if we were:
We’d be able to be content with ourselves.
But even at 9% body fat I was still comparing and still not feeling good enough.
I’m so much more confident in this body now than I ever was at 111 pounds and shredded.
You can be confident right now without ever shedding a pound. But that work has to start inside.
It truly is a state of mind. Be kind to yourself and treat your body with love. It’s the only one you’ve got 🖤
What makes you feel confident today?
Embrace your imperfections and hold onto what gives you confidence. Ditch the pressure to conform to an unachievable idea of what your body should look like. ✌🏼