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358: Tackling Excuses, Procrastination & Not Trusting Yourself

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Excuses, procrastination & not trusting yourself stem from one problem: communication. We all understand the importance of honest & productive communication with others, but we don't spend much time improving the way we communicate with ourselves. This is a problem. To overcome excuses, to begin to trust yourself and to get to a point where what you say you'll do actually means something, improve the way you communicate with yourself. ...Read More

Year of Push 4.9 Minimization of Regret

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For most of my life, I regretted the majority of my choices. I'd regret over eating. I'd regret giving up on my "diet". I'd regret spending so much money or not working out consistently. There were daily regrets & big picture regrets. I wasn't proud of how I was living my life or spending my days. It felt awful. These days, I'm all about the minimization of regret.  When I'm ...Read More

Year of Push 4.6 How Free Are You?

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How free are you if you're confined by your comfort zone? How free are you if you struggle to choose what you want most and succumb to the allure of what you want now? How free are you if every choice feels like a struggle and you're burdened by "should haves"? How free are you if the life you desire is a far cry from the life you're creating with ...Read More

355: Intensity of Temptation & Fighting Against Yourself

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This might be one of my favorite episodes ever. Here's what happened: I got an email from a client who was really struggling. In the heat of a moment of frustration, she wanted to eat. She was simultaneously making choices that weren't aligned with her goals AND mad at herself that she was still fighting these battles with food. While bemoaning the ongoing struggle, she chose to turn to food. ...Read More

Year of Push 4.4 Were You Meant For More?

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I want & deserve a life that is so much bigger than food obsession. I want & deserve a body I feel great in. I want more than obesity. I want more than unhappiness. I want more than insecurity. But, wanting & deserving doesn't create change.  Only I can do that.  I decided not to settle for the life I had been living. A life of overeating, constantly indulging, severely ...Read More

Year of Push 4.3 Best Advice

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The other day on Instagram, I shared advice from Marcus Aurelius. Meditations, a publication of his personal journals, begins with him recounting some of the best advice he received from friends, family & teachers. Some of my favorites include: hear unwelcome truths be a man of both strength & flexibility self control & resistance to distractions if I've failed it's no one's fault but mine do my own work, mind ...Read More

354: Tackling Food Addiction & Feeling Powerless

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Are there foods that you feel have more power than you do? Like once you stop with that certain thing, you just can't stop? Do you ever feel like you're addicted to sugar? I've certainly been there and so has one of my clients, with whom I'm chatting on today's episode. After losing 100 pounds, she convinced herself that she had been addicted to certain foods and she didn't have ...Read More

Year of Push 4.2 DO WORK

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You know, I'm a little heated today. We'll call it passionate. It happens often. After my workout today, I stayed at the gym to do some skill work towards a particular fitness goal I have. The workout was really challenging & I was tired. I was hungry & absolutely would have preferred to head right home to eat. But, I didn't. I stayed and I kept working because this goal ...Read More

Year of Push 4.1 Keep Coming Back

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It doesn't feel good to wake up with frustration or regret. I don't know if it's ever happened to you, but I have a lot of experience with it. I'd overeat and wake up the next day wishing I hadn't. Or, I'd put off an important project and wake up facing more pressure than I would have if I just got it done. In fact, waking up with that regret ...Read More

Doubt, Frustration & Inaction

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Last week I hosted a few live webinars to chat about why so many of us struggle to take consistent action towards our goals. It can be so frustrating to want a better life and a healthier body but repeatedly fail to do the work. Even though we want so much more, we doubt that we can create it. We doubt our motivation, our focus and our will. One of ...Read More