Life Coaching

Letting Go

We cannot move onto greater things when we continue to hold on to what no longer serves us.

People, possessions, behaviors, beliefs, attachments, ideas… All the things that once served an important purpose in our lives become the very things that hold us back when we refuse to let them go.

There cannot be a new beginning without an end. When we let go completely, we open ourselves up to infinite possibilities.

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Fitness Coaching

Let’s be honest here… being ripped is kind of badass, it feels amazing, and it is a massive boost to one’s confidence. I know, I’ve been slightly ripped before.

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However, it is a lifestyle that not everyone participates in so unless you surround yourself with like-minded humans leading parallel lifestyles, your newfound badassness will likely fall by the wayside. Not everyone can stick to their guns for the sake of their guns and unless you are genetically blessed, you need to completely change your life in order to sustain a ripped physique.

 

First and foremost it is imperative to clarify the following; “Fit” is not an adjective—”Fit” is a verb

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How you look is not an indication of how fit you are and how “fit” you are is pretty subjective.

It’s highly unlikely that a 300lb Strongman would be able to run a 5-minute mile, nor will a 160lb Ironman be able to pull a 900lb deadlift. Both of said athletes eat in very different ways—neither of which are conducive to weight-loss or translate as “healthy” for most normal(ish) folk. They eat to fuel their bodies in order to perform better at very specific sports. blur bicycle speed bicyclist

If your life looks more like desk surfing, baby (or fur-baby) chasing, and domestic duties, you likely don’t have a need to train or eat the way most athletes do.

What most people need is much more simple (not to be confused with easy) and way less sexy than what we are accustomed to seeing on YouTube, TV, blog posts, Facebook, Instagram, and a million other force-fed advertisements. When you shift your focus from flashy, badass and “sexy” to health, wellness, self-preservation, and balance, you arrive at something way more sustainable and realistic. Self-preservation is a different kind of badass—it’s less about aesthetics and ego and more about being humble, happy and healthy.

CLICK HERE If you are ready to learn more about effective, efficient, realistic, and sustainable ways to get healthy and fit!

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Weight Loss Coaching

You have tried it all— South Beach, Atkins, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, High-Fat, Low-Fat, Intermittent Fasting…and the list goes on.

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You’ve done challenges, joined groups, went to meetings, met with a registered dietician and nutritionist, read every blog-post, listen to podcasts… You have made many concerted efforts and some of them were even successful for a while. But slowly old habits crept back in and you found yourself falling back into the same patterns and same routines (or lack thereof) and you ended up gaining every ounce back…and usually, a few bonus pounds.

If weight loss were about knowledge—if it was about knowing the difference between what is “the right food” or “the right way to eat” we would all have figured it out by now via Google. Quite frankly if I were to write a book about nutrition and weight loss it wouldn’t even fill one page. to be one page. It’s a simple as this;

Don’t eat anything that doesn’t rot.

Only eat when you’re physically hungry.

Stop eating when you’re no longer physically hungry.

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BOOM!  [drops mike]
Now that you have read my pearls of wisdom, you should be well on your way to sustained weight loss… Unfortunately, knowledge is only a small part of this process.

Simple is NOT to be confused with “Easy”!

Think about it for a minute—why do we relentlessly seek the answer when the answer is so simple? We do this because we don’t like the real answer! We want it to be repackaged with a glimmer of hope that we can eat what we want, when we want and magically attain the results we are seeking whilst doing so.

When said results don’t appear the way we hope or expect them to or on our timeline, we get discouraged, annoyed and things start to unravel.

Another phenomenon to contend with is what I call the “skinny high”. The skinny high is intoxicating and addictive, but just like any other drug, once the high wears off you crash…HARD.

If you have ever been drunk on compliments, and positive attention for dramatic body transformation, you know this phenomenon all too well.

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Everything is peachy while you are basking in the limelight, doused in confidence and clothed in a svelte new wardrobe. Sadly, this streak of awesome is short lived. When the comments diminish, and you realize that this transformation didn’t change your failing marriage or warrant the promotion you had hoped for, cupcakes and pizza start to call your name.

Welcome to the rollercoaster ride of fluctuating bodyweight. Oprah is one of many VIP passengers on this tumultuous ride.

The root cause of most of our struggles with food is more tedious and monotonous. The key components to sustained weight loss are support, accountability, patience and the willingness to be a little uncomfortable.

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If you are ready to exit that roller coaster CLICK HERE for weight loss coaching!