How to Become Confident in Your Body
Without Wasting Another Minute Obsessing About Food

Scale Frustrations?!? 3 TRUTHS About The Scale And Your Goals. THE SCALE SERIES #2

Scale Frustrations?!? 3 TRUTHS About The Scale And Your Goals. THE SCALE SERIES #2

THE SCALE SERIES Continues!!! 

Is the scale worth all the stress and emotion we give to it? 

 Friends, I am so excited to be continuing this 4-week series breaking down ALL THINGS about the scale. In today’s episode, I am sharing 3 TRUTHS about the scale and how you can interpret that number in a way that supports your goals, instead of frustrating yourself! 

 As a dietitian, I weigh lots of people, lots of times. This practice has given me a vantage point when it comes to the number on the scale because it has provided me with time and mass amounts of numerical data points to come to some solid, life-giving solutions around what a person weighs. Tune in today for insight on how to let go of frustration and see only data when you see that number at your feet. 

 For more support in making peace and progress with your weight, be sure to check out Food Foundations. Food Foundations is THE course that will walk you away from diet culture, into food freedom, and to a place where you can finally make healthier food and exercise choices out of desire, instead of obligation.  

Cheers, and happy eating!
Is the scale worth all the stress and emotion we give to it?
The Scale Isn’t Budging! What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Doing Everything Right, But The Numbers Are Stuck!

The Scale Isn’t Budging! What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Doing Everything Right, But The Numbers Are Stuck!

THE SCALE SERIES!!!!

It’s a great day… until you stepped on the scale. THAT NUMBER!?!? 😱 When it doesn’t meet our expectations we are hit with a tsunami of shame, disappointment, feelings of failure, and all the not-enoughness sets in.

Then our motivation to continue healthy eating and moving goes right out the window.

Will we ever like the number we see?

Friends, I am so excited to be kicking off a 4-week series breaking down ALL THINGS about the scale. I know you can get to a place of peace when you see that number. Better yet, I know knowledge is power and with a better understanding of all that goes into what you weigh, we can finally have an objective relationship with that number, whatever it is!

 

What influences that number?

What if it isn’t budging? 

Can you get healthy without losing weight?

Is it possible to attain your goal weight?

 

So many questions around this topic and I can’t wait to talk them through with you. Be sure to tune in the next four weeks for the complete series.

Cheers, and happy moving! 

Cellulite?? Why You Should Wear Shorts Anyway!

Cellulite?? Why You Should Wear Shorts Anyway!

Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by swimsuit season??? 

Summer is almost here and with all the fun it brings, it can also highlight any body image insecurities we may have been able to hide during the winter. Swimsuits? Shorts? Tank tops? The warmer weather calls for clothes that expose our skin, AND any body image hang-ups we have held onto.

Today I have 2 quick tips on how to ditch self-doubt and walk taller in those shorts this summer. Most importantly, friends, when you decide to be brave and live boldly in the body you are in… you send a POWERFUL message to the other women around you. We are in this together this summer!

Wear the shorts. 

Buy the swimsuit you love. 

You are allowed to be beautiful and confident in the body you are in now! You don’t need to change it, you just need to rock it.

Cheers, and happy moving! 

All Or Nothing Thinking Is A TRAP! How to break down and break through!! Interview with Sarah Dalton

All Or Nothing Thinking Is A TRAP! How to break down and break through!! Interview with Sarah Dalton

All-or-nothing thinking is the trap that keeps you stuck!

I have a super special treat for you all today! My new friend Sarah Dalton, host of The Peace and Productivity Podcast interviewed me for her show… and she graciously allowed me to share it with all of you! Our conversation was so good that we are continuing it TOMORROW on her show… so there is plenty more where this came from!

Sarah is the creator of the Peace and Productivity Planner as well as her online course Peace and Productivity Foundations, which helps moms to gain clarity around their priorities, design rhythms, and learn how to stay focused throughout the day so that they can get things done, have time for themselves, and enjoy the life they are creating. Connect with Sarah on Instagram, Facebook, or check out all her resources on her website yoursimplybiglife.com.

Cheers, and happy moving! 

5 Things You Will NEVER Hear Me Say

5 Things You Will NEVER Hear Me Say

1

Your weight matters: Believing this slams shackles on people. It is a joy thief. Believing this is what led me to bulimia during my freshman year of college. We live in a culture that tells us fixing our weight fixes everything. SPOILER ALERT: You will never be skinny enough. Your body image issues can only be fixed now, at your present weight. Sure eating healthy and exercising will help you feel better about yourself- but forget about that number. It can fluctuate when you lift weights, or travel, or have extra sodium, or even if it’s cloudy.  That number seems to hypnotize us into forgetting all the wonderful things our body does like keep us alive, grow, think, and so much more. I say let that number go. Throw out the f***ing scale.

2

Tomatoes are delish: I am pretty sure the first tomato was grown in hell by the devil himself. Ok, ok that may be extreme and I am likely in the minority.  There are so many reasons tomatoes are healthy. For example, did you know they are packed with the antioxidant lycopene which basically acts as an internal sunscreen protecting your skin from sun damage? I so wish I liked them… but I don’t… so I don’t eat them. We all have food preferences and those preferences are worthy of being honored. Don’t eat anything I post, no matter how healthy it may appear, if the ingredients makes you gag.

3

I rock at pushups: There is something about pushups that triggers my need for self-justification as inadequacy overtakes me. Every time I attempt a pushup, and fail, I want to stand up and announce to everyone in the room that while I cannot do this I did have two babies without an epidural. It’s like a cruel joke nature plays- we women have such a gnarly pain tolerance yet we can’t do this simple movement of pushing our body off the ground in a parallel fashion. WTF. Coming to accept my body and its capabilities is a journey that I continue to battle every day.  I imagine it will never change. For us women there is body image, then pregnancy changes, then post-pregnancy body, then aging. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. WOW. I know that more than 91% of the women I hang out with are knock out beautiful so to me this statistic tells me the problem isn’t actually our bodies, its our minds.

4

No, thank you I don’t eat cake: Or ice cream, or cookies, or candy, or fried food or gluten or dairy or beer for that matter! I actually eat it all and on a daily basis. I vehemently believe that deprivation leads to restriction and regret. And whatever happens on our plate seems to seep into the rest of our lives. Have you ever met a person on a low carb diet that isn’t cranky? (Sorry, not sorry.) Studies show that up to 95% of diets result in rebound weight gain.  This one is a no brainer. We are happier when we offer ourselves permission, balanced with intention.

5

I can’t do that: I don’t believe in those words. I believe in choice. Sometimes I choose not to do things and that’s ok. I own that. Taking extreme ownership of our lives means we have to make a daily choice to engage in life. To show up. To take care of ourselves so we can take care of others. Taking care of your health may mean choosing to have salad instead of chicken nuggets or choosing to hit the gym instead of sleeping that extra hour. It may mean choosing to put on sweat pants during those PMS days instead of judging your body. We always, always have a choice. Except when it comes to pushups- I can’t do those.

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