Lies That Hold You Hostage

by | Aug 15, 2017 | Blog

Yesterday I posted a quote on Instagram that probably makes people nod & agree, but that’s not enough. That’s really, really not enough.

This quote should change you. It should move you to action. It should prompt you to sit down and ask yourself, “what are the lies that are holding me hostage?

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You know why I struggled with my weight for so long? Because of those lies that held me hostage.

You know why I couldn’t take hold of the power of change?

Because I was too busy clinging to, believing in and arguing for the lies that held me hostage.

For me, the included things like:

I’m just the big girl.

My metabolism is messed up.

I’m a food addict.

I’m great at losing weight & terrible at keeping it off.

I’m an emotional eater.

I created every single one of those stories. I created them with my beliefs and I reinforced them with my choices. I believed in those lies and so they held me hostage.

Do you know what is just as true?

Change is possible if I decide to create it.

My present can be different from my past.

I can make new choices today.

I am 100% in control of what I put in my mouth, how much & when.

If you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them. Stop clinging to stories you’ve created that keep you living in your problems.

Create & cling to stories that set you free!


Today’s workout was fantastic! I tore my hand…during the warm up…but brought level 10 effort to each AMRAP!

“Bike Buffet”
Wallballs (20/14)
Max Calorie Bike in Time Remaining

Rest 4 minutes

Wallballs (20/14)
Knees to Chest
Max Calorie Bike in Time Remaining

rest 4 minutes

Wallballs (20/14)
Max Calorie Bike in Time Remaining

Afterwards, I did shoulder mobility work, foam rolling & then saw my chiropractor. A good morning for the body, for sure!

On the food front:

Betcha can’t guess what I had for breakfast!? Oh wait…you totally can because it’s been the bulk of my diet for the past week: a cabbage salad bowl!!

This morning’s included cabbage (raw), eggs, bacon and guacamole. I ate it around 9:45am and it kept me full until about 5pm. Love that!!

At 5pm I had a mahi burger from Trader Joes, cauliflower rice and steamed broccoli. Oh, and leftover bacon.

No, I don’t eat bacon every day, but I have eaten bacon almost every day for the past week or so. You do you!

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