Do you use the power of visualization when it comes to achieving your goals? If you’re not, you’re missing out. I’ve talked about visualization on the podcast before, in a few techniques that I use within my coaching practice, but on episode 22 of the Done with DIeting Podcast, we’re talking about the power that visualization has to create your results: Visualizing what’s going to happen BEFORE it even happens. See, we often use our past experiences to determine if we’re capable of doing something in the future. (Example: I’ve made rice before, so I’m relatively confident that I can make risotto.) Because weight loss will often take several attempts before we are successful. We often use those past attempts as evidence that weight loss isn’t meant for us. When your confidence and belief that you can be successful in your goal are low, having a vision can help you Read More . . .
Why goals might not get you to your goal
There are no shortage of memes about goals. “A goal without a plan is just a wish” “Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there” “Goals that are not written down are just wishes” Aaaah! They’re endless! Not only were goals a huge part of my early success with my weight, but they were a cornerstone of my health coaching business for a long time. I would teach folks about SMART Goals. How to create them, and help them through the process. But I’ve changed my attitude about goals. I don’t think they’re necessary anymore. I have a client who’s daughter is one of the most disciplined kids that I know. Every year, she’d create New Years Resolutions, and actually complete them! I Know! Who does that?!? I think they were tests of her willpower. When she was in high-school, she created a New Years Resolution to perform Read More . . .
What do you say to yourself?
Have I mentioned lately how much I love my bodybugg? I also have the display device which, when I originally got it, didn't think it was that useful. After all, I uploaded my information on a pretty consistent basis – twice or three times a day. Since it doesn't take that long to upload the data from the armband, it was really easy for me to keep track of the number of calories I was burning. Well, once I got the digital display, I realized that I didn't need to update as often as I had been doing, because the digital display allows me to see almost real time how many calories I'm burning. Yes, Exactly! It allows me to be even more anal retentive than I had been before! So anyway, I recently set a goal to burn 100 calories per hour, or 2400 calories per day. I burn Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #114: Becoming the Good Stepmom with Kristin Lindell
We, women, are socialized to suppress our anger. We’re taught that it’s not attractive. It might be scary. But increasingly, women in midlife are experiencing anger and rage, and we don’t know what to do with it. In this episode of the podcast, we’re exploring why we get angry, the purpose of anger, how it’s communicating with us, and then what to do about it. Quite often, anger is communicating to us that a need isn’t being met, or that perhaps someone has crossed a boundary. But then an overwhelming sense of anger, and our subsequent need to suppress it because it’s scary, prevents us from exploring what the root cause of the emotion is. Listen in to learn about how you can use your anger to get what you want. Kristin Lindell Bio: Kristin Lindell is a certified life coach for stepmoms, a stepmom of 4, and a bio-mom Read More . . .
Elizabeth Sherman: Women’s Menopause Health and Life Coach
Peri/Menopause Health & Life Coaching:A Holistic Approach to Menopause and Hormonal Health Get Started Does this sound familiar?You’re tired of hearing from your doctor that “you’re just hormonal” and in the same breath “your tests say you’re fine”.You who feel like no matter what you do you can’t lose weight or curb your cravings.No matter how much sleep you get, you never wake up feeling fully rested, and this shows up in your mental focus and attention span through the day (those “why did I come into this room again?” moments).You’re questioning why you have all the menopausal symptoms, because aren’t you still too young?You promise that this week you’ll get up early to get on your Peleton, but after a night of insomnia, you just can’t muster the energy to get out of bed when the alarm goes off.You want to shed those stubborn pounds and inches.Your PMS is Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #107: Identity
Have you ever self-sabotaged? It could be how you view yourself. Our identity has a major influence on our health and well-being. If we identify as athletes, for example, we are more likely to prioritize physical activity and healthy eating. On the other hand, if we identify as workaholics, we may prioritize our careers over our health and engage in behaviors that are detrimental to our well-being. By understanding how our identity shapes our health habits and behaviors, we can make more intentional and positive choices for our overall well-being. To cultivate a healthy identity, it can be helpful to reflect on our values, seek out role models who embody the healthy identity we aspire to, and practice self-compassion and self-affirmation. By making a concerted effort to align our identity with our health goals, we can improve our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and live our best lives. What you’ll Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #105: Healing Trauma with Denita Bremer
Since the pandemic, we’ve been hearing a lot about trauma. It can feel confusing because for many of us, we were raised by parents who didn’t believe that they had the luxury of being able to deal with it. As a result, many of us were told that we ‘should get over it’ or that we needed to grow a thicker skin. That we were being too sensitive. In this podcast, I’ve invited Denita Bremer to talk about how to identify and heal trauma, so that you can live the life that you desire, and have a better relationship with yourself and others. About Denita Bremer Denita Bremer is an intuitive trauma coach, helping women process emotions on a deep level. She draws upon several tools in her coaching, including mindset, knowledge of the nervous system, intuition and spiritual tools, and most importantly, the relationship between her and her client. Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #103: How I Apply the Work I Do
On the podcast, and in coaching with my clients, I talk a lot about concepts, tools, and how to use them – sometimes in theoretical situations, or in practical ones that we’ve all encountered. Some of the concepts and tools overlap, and I think it can be difficult to put it all together. In this episode, I’m sharing my real life with you & how I use and apply the tools I teach. Listen in! What you’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: On today’s episode of the Done With Dieting Podcast, I am sharing how I apply some of the concepts that I teach in this podcast. Stay tuned. You are listening to the done with dieting podcast. The podcast for women in midlife, who are done with dieting, but still want to lose weight and feel good in Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #100: Letters To My Future Selves
A phrase that has been popping up for me recently has been, “who you are becoming is far more important than what you are doing. And yet, it’s what you are doing that is shaping who you are becoming.” You can’t change your past. However, you can actively shape who you desire to be. Your past experiences do not determine what you can accomplish in life moving forward. We can change who we are becoming – and chart out a future that we want instead of letting the choices of the day determine our future. In this super vulnerable episode, I’ve started a project where I’m publicly stating my goals for the next 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years – and then as those milestones come to pass, I’ll reflect on how things have changed, what I learned, and who I had to Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #99: Letters to My Past-Selves
In order to move forward, we need to make peace with our past. It happened. However, we view our past through the lens of our present self. As a result, our past changes. Maybe the actual events of the past don’t change, but how we view and think about our past experiences can change as we look at the events through our current circumstances. In this super vulnerable podcast episode, I’m writing letters to the past versions of myself, explaining to her what’s happening and why, and then what to look forward to. I’m telling her how I really feel about what she’s been doing, forgiving her for the mistakes that she’s made, and showing her how incredible her life is going to be. What you’ll Learn from this Episode How to write a letter to the past version of yourself. How this can be super helpful when you desire Read More . . .