Today, I had a phone call with someone who has been following my work for awhile, and she made an observation to me that I absolutely LOVED.
She said, “You really focus on working from the inside out, where other programs and coaches work just on the outside.”
There’s a very good reason for this. It’s not just because I want you to feel good (I do), it’s because I have seen, after working with hundreds of women directly, that if you only work on the outside, successful change is less likely to occur. And even if you reach your goals, you will be miserable and feel trapped, white-knuckling your way through life. So what’s the point?
We get physical results like postpartum body transformation, health, and fitness as a byproduct of our actions. And our actions are a direct result of the way we are thinking; our mindset.
Focusing on ONLY the results and trying to force those to happen is like trying to make a tree grow leaves without watering the roots or planting them where the tree will thrive.
If you’ve been focused only on your results and outcomes, you probably find yourself hitting the same wall over and over again. You keep giving up, your actions aren’t sustainable (you give up when you go on vacations or out on weekends), you think about food and exercise and your body all the time, you’re eating emotionally, etc.
But this isn’t because something’s wrong with you or that you’re weak. This is just a byproduct of your mindset, the way that you’re thinking. You’ve learned, somehow, to think about food, exercise, and your body in a way that keeps you stuck instead of moving forward.
So to reverse this process, you have to get down into the roots and learn how to build a mindset that results in effortless actions, and the side effect of these actions will be the results and outcomes you’ve been trying to force all along.
So when you set goals for yourself, you have to understand that you don’t actually DO the goals, they happen because of the way you think and the actions you take as a result of those thoughts.
This is something I’m passionate about helping you with, because not only does it lead to the physical transformation you might want, but it helps you to feel happier and more at peace than trying to force behaviors and white-knuckle your way through life. And who needs to be white-knuckling and bouncing around diets with small children?
This is exactly what I’m going to be helping you with on my brand new podcast – Fitness & Sushi, launching this coming Sunday.
Tony (my husband, co-host, and fitness professional) and I will be helping you navigate through all kinds of potential struggles you’re sure to encounter as you work through your own goals.
We’ll be talking about moderation, body image, finding effective exercise you enjoy, your relationship with the scale, intuitive eating, food abundance and scarcity, the food police, and so much more.
So make sure you watch this Sunday (May 26th) on iTunes, Spotify, Google, or your favorite podcast player so you can binge listen to the first 7 episodes.
I’m so excited to hear what you think!!