DO YOU FEEL AS UNATTRACTIVE AS I DID?
Today, I decided to be vulnerable and share with you how I felt when I was overweight, because I know many of you can relate to my experience. I also want to the “Aha!” moment that changed everything.
For many years, I believed that vulnerability is a weakness, and perhaps I still feel that way. I also think that working with our weaknesses can turn them strengths, so I am overcoming my fear of vulnerability being a weakness in order to give you strength in your journey.
As you know, I have been overweight. I have been overwhelmed. And I have certainly been stressed out. The biggest obstacle I recall for me was feeling painfully insecure and unattractive in my own body.
I didn’t want to participate in family pictures or even take pictures with my kids – that is one of the reasons why I don’t have many pictures of me with my own children.
I also avoided meeting with my friends, because I didn’t want them to see me fat. I was always worried about what people were thinking about me, and that was driving me crazy!
My relationship with my husband suffered, becoming almost non-existent. All because I didn’t feel sexy or beautiful.
I would go on any fad diet I came across and exercise for two, three hours per day. After, I would feel hungry and exhausted, so I would binge… then beat myself up for having no will power to stick to the “weight loss” plan.
I couldn’t sleep well and constantly had low energy. I was struggling not only physically, but also emotionally. I know this vicious cycle of self-destructive behavior is something many of you can relate to.
It was a HARD and PAINFUL road to my body transformation.
I over-trained, got injured, and wound up depressed. My body was out of balance, and I was miserable, driving myself crazy.
I went to the doctor, and was told I was fine, just stressed out and overwhelmed. I decided to go to an acupuncturist for help with my stress. At that first visit, I had my “Aha!” moment.
He asked me to lay still and focus on my breathing without thinking for 30 minutes. He said, “It will be hard, but try to focus on your breathing and when a thought comes to you, let it go.” I thought to myself, “Are you kidding me? How hard that can really be, to just lay there doing and thinking nothing?” Piece of cake… That it was NOT!
I couldn’t stop my mind from chatting and worrying and thinking about stupid stuff that didn’t matter for even a minute. I was trying so hard to let those thoughts go, but I just couldn’t.
I was shocked…and enlightened at the same time. Aha! I can’t get my BODY under control, because my MIND is overwhelmed and it was distracting me from making the changes by focusing on things that aren’t important!
WEIGHT LOSS STRUGGLES ARE ALL IN THE MIND
I started studying everything I could find about the MIND and BODY connection and Spirituality. This lead me to meditation, prayer, yoga, and other techniques and skills that helped me to develop mindfulness in my actions and in my life.
By tweaking and combining different techniques and styles, I developed a set of practical rules that helped me to focus on important things and let go of distractions.
Along with meditating and yoga, I learned to mindfully support and nourish my body from a state of love and care, instead of punishing it from a place of resentment and hate.
By following my mindful practice, I removed my struggles with weight loss. I reached my IDEAL WEIGHT, and with a grateful heart, I maintain it with ease and grace to this day.
Today I help women eliminate their own struggles with weight and become mindful of their choices, so they can lose weight and lead happy lives.
If you are currently where I was fourteen years ago, you are not alone. Other amazing women, just like you, struggle on a daily basis to become healthy and fit. Assisting those of you currently struggling is why I created my 8 week comprehensive online course – to help you retrain your subconscious mind so you can lose weight once and for all.
If you’re ready to make a change and see if this course is for you, schedule your free breakthrough session with me now. Let’s chat and begin your weight loss journey together.
One last thought…
One year from today, will your body and your life be significantly different? Only if you do something significantly different to get there!
To your Health & Happiness,