This past weekend I had the most magical trip to LA to meet up with my mastermind, a group of female entrepreneurs who share ideas and knowledge with each other.
We all started out as struggling business owners with dreams but no blueprint, a desire to succeed but no support. And by coming together and sharing what we know and by learning from one another, we’ve connected in a kind of sisterhood I never dreamt I’d be a part of.
I’ve always been an introvert, but I was feeling totally stuck and DESPERATE for my business to grow, and I didn’t know one other person trying to do what I was doing. So when this opportunity came up, I considered it pretty seriously.
I looked at the photos of the mastermind meetups, feeling totally intimidated…did I belong? Would I be accepted? Would I connect with anyone? Would they share their success secrets with me?
I almost didn’t join, and I actually had a good hard cry right beforehand. But last May I found myself on a plane to LA, and flew across the country alone for the first time ever.
And ever since, the result has been nothing short of magical.
Each time I connect with someone new in this group and we hit it off, I think to myself HOW CAN I POSSIBLY BE THIS CONNECTED WITH SO MANY AMAZING WOMEN?
We share, we laugh, we celebrate wins, we dissect losses. I always feel like I’m sitting on the shoulders of strong, kick-ass women who want my success as much as they want their own.
Which has really got me thinking…
How can I re-create this phenomenon for the thousands and thousands of new moms in my community who are desperate to connect and chat about the UNIQUE challenges they face as moms?
And how can I connect them to each other, while also helping them approach food and their bodies WITHOUT obsession and dieting?
Years ago when I was so desperate to lose the baby weight of my first three kids, I had no guidance except popular diets. I would white knuckle my way through a diet (low carb, etc), lose 20-30 lbs, then relax and gain it all back. Then when I did finally keep it off with a strict diet, I was so anxious and scared of food, scared of becoming a “frumpy” mom again, that it was ALL I thought about.
By the time I learned how to have a fit and healthy post-baby body without all the anxiety and imprisonment, it had been MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS.
That’s because no one, NO ONE, was talking about how to be balanced and in the right mindset. No one told me how I was sabotaging myself constantly, no one told me it wasn’t normal to be obsessed with food, and no one told me there was any other way than to diet and white-knuckle it.
I just thought I was broken.
And while I’ve managed to figure it out on my own, it has become my mission in life to help other new moms so they can get right to the freedom part and skip the obsession and anxiety BS.
I hear every single day from women who WANT to do just this but they are surrounded by others who have the same unhealthy relationships with food, are dieting and obsessed, or just don’t get what it’s like to be a new mom with a body that feels foreign in a world obsessed with thinness.
And now that I understand how important your environment is to your success, I want to start creating healthy environments for women to approach their postpartum bodies in, one in which they can connect with others who want what they want.
So to kick this idea off, I thought I’d offer a free, LIVE WORKSHOP where I’ll not only teach you the same principles I teach my clients about food and body freedom, but allow you the chance to connect with other moms about the unique challenges you face with balancing it all.
We’ll go over:
- Why pregnancy and postpartum is our most vulnerable time to develop an unhealthy relationship with food/our bodies
- What causes food and body obsession
- The traps we fall into that keep us from reaching our goals and/or make us miserable
- The steps to take to turn it all around, hop out of the cycle and start feeling better
In the spirit of connecting and sharing, I’ll also be sharing how I went from overweight mom and food obsessed, to fit mom and food obsessed, to fit mom and balanced. I’ll also be answering your questions you might have about your own struggles.
You can register at the link here:
FREE LIVE WORKSHOP – Food and Body Freedom for Moms
April 17, 8PM EST/5PM PST
See you at the workshop!
PS – Because of technical limitations of the software, only the first 100 to show up will be able to see the workshop, so make sure you set a reminder!