“What can I eat? I can’t eat that.”
“How much should I be eating?”
“This will make me fat.”
“That fitness guy on tv said these were bad.”
“How am I going to not eat cake at the party?”
“I look so gross.”
“Why can’t I just lose weight?”
“I’ll just stop eating snacks.”
“I’ll try that low-carb diet that my sister-in-law is doing.”
“Is breastfeeding making me fat?”
“Why can’t I just wake up early and run?”
Non-stop, all day long, these were my thoughts.
Obsessions over food, how I looked, what others thought of me, how to control my body after having my babies.
I didn’t know it yet, but I was thinking about everything the wrong way.
And now it’s my mission in life to teach women who are struggling through what might amount to the toughest years of motherhood how to change their perspective.
Take one of my former clients and Strength in Mothers graduates, Jaylena.
When she first contacted me, Jaylena was hoping to lose the weight of her second pregnancy. After reading through my content, she was starting to understand that her own thought patterns and unhealthy relationship with food were keeping her stuck.
She was bouncing between restriction and overeating, and beating herself up for it and for the state of her post-baby body almost all the time.
Jaylena was skeptical that my methods – which seemed really pleasant and somewhat easy compared to diets she had been on- would help her, and she was extremely nervous to invest so much money into herself as a stay-at-home mom.
But Jaylena had daughters, and she was sure of one thing – she could not have them growing up and repeating the unhealthy patterns and negative self-talk that she had been living with for years. The thought of them speaking to themselves and struggling with food the way she did was devastating to her.
Over the next six months, I taught Jaylena how to take the emotional intensity away from food and get in touch with her body’s signals so she knew exactly how to fuel it. She was shocked at how out of touch she had been with her body; what she had formerly believed was low-willpower was actually just an energy management issue.
This time with me, rather than yo-yo between being on and off the bandwagon, constantly dealing with food guilt and shame, and beating herself up for not exercising, she learned new skills and a new mindset. This effortlessly created the healthy habits she needed to reach her naturally healthiest body weight.
This took some patience, some de-programming of diet mindsets, and some time, but at the end of six months she was THRILLED with her progress.
She was no longer binge-eating or compulsively eating. Her core diet was healthy whole foods but she was also enjoying the “fun” foods she loved. She was exercising regularly and with joy. She was confident in herself and own ability to handle any situation with food.
Best of all, she was doing it all from a place of self-kindness rather than a place of self-loathing, for the first time in her adult life.
You can watch Jaylena tell her own story here:
Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering joining the Strength in Mothers Mentorship (enrollment is ending SOON)
- I care about you and your experience of motherhood. I’ve been exactly where you are at, I’ve felt the struggles and the obstacles, and I know exactly how to help you, as I have helped hundreds of clients before.
- You are not alone. Other new moms are out there struggling with these same issues, and we need each other’s support. We were meant to do this as a village, not in isolation.
- Investing in yourself is SCARY AS HELL but it is transformative. Imagine looking back 6 months from now and realizing it was the best investment of your life? What if you came through the other side happier, healthier, with new skills to last a lifetime, and with new friendships and a support network you could always turn to? Wouldn’t that be worth it?
Enrollment into the mentorship is closing soon, and I know that if you don’t jump on this, you’re going to miss out on something amazing. I don’t want you to stay stuck with patterns that hold you back from reaching your goals. I want you to be free like me and the women I have worked with.
So don’t miss out! Join our family today.
Let me know if you have any last minute questions!