They say that a goal without a plan is a wish. When we decide that we want to lose weight, run a 5k, or even something as simple as eating healthier, we know what we want, but often, we don’t spend the time to figure out how it’s going to get done. Sometimes, we think about accomplishing something, and although the idea of having that thing is appealing, we don’t want to do the work to make it happen. But when something IS important, something that we really really want, a little bit of forethought can really help to aid in success. In this episode, you’ll learn how to set goals, and then follow through using the obstacles and barriers that perceive to make us successful. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why we don’t like setting goals, yet why we must. How to use obstacles and barriers as a 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 . . .
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 #102: Two Cornerstone Habits for Weight Loss
Do you have weight loss on your mind for 2023 but can’t stand the thought of doing another cleanse or diet? No worries. I gotchu. On this episode, I’m introducing you to 2 cornerstone habits that I use within my work with my clients that, if you do these habits, you will be successful – no weird or restrictive diets, or intense exercise programming required. These techniques are simple. But don’t be fooled; they’re super impactful. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: Is weight loss one of your goals for the new year? I have two cornerstone habits that I teach my clients. That if you do these two things, and don’t worry, it doesn’t include a bunch of hard exercises or depriving yourself of the foods that you love. Tune into today’s podcast because I am going Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #101: Meal Prep with Allison Schaaf
Do you dread the age old question: What do you want to have for dinner? It’s enough to drive anyone crazy because no one in your family (who you’re polling) is any help, yet they’re long on feedback when dinner’s about to be served. I coach on this a lot with my clients – you’re not alone. On today’s podcast, I’m interviewing Allison Schaaf, the creator of PrepDish, which is similar to the meal delivery kits, but not. It’s super affordable, value packed, and easy. On our episode today, we’re talking all about meal prep – how to get organized, how to plan your meals, what to do ahead of time, and everything that you need in order to feel like you have a handle on yours and your family’s nutrition. Listen to today’s podcast to learn more about how to get a handle on that dreaded question & she 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 #97: ADHD in Women with Paula Engebretson
What if you found out that alllll of the stories that you tell yourself about what you’re not good at, and all of the negative internal dialog that you have about why you’re not good enough was explained away by a diagnosis? That it wasn’t your fault? I am so thrilled to have Paula Engebretson on the podcast today to talk about ADHD & how it presents in women, why women in midlife are getting diagnosed at alarming rates, and what some of the common signs and symptoms are. Having her on the show was so enlightening & explained so much of the way that my own brain works. That I can’t wait to share her expertise with you. Tune in to learn more about ADHD, how it affects women differently than men, how it differs than what you might think, and then what to do if you want to Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #90: Liberation vs Fixation
How to go from food obsessed to food freedom. Most of us want food freedom: the ability to be free from thinking about food & all the shoulds and shouldn’ts that go along with it. But how do we go from what feels like food obsession – unable to concentrate on the conversation with friends because you’re so preoccupied with wanting the last potato skin, but don’t want to be perceived as gluttonous – to not even being tempted when they put the bread basket down? It doesn’t happen overnight. But there is a process that you can follow to get there. If you’re someone who wants to break free from food obsession, you need to listen to this episode. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The steps that you want to take when you want to go from food obsessed to not even thinking about it. How to know Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #86: Taking Action
The formula on how to get the results you want You know that what we do – the actions that we take – will create your results. And right now, with the end of summer, it’s easy to start thinking about becoming healthier, and getting some structure back into your schedule after a summer when we generally like to have less scheduled time. And of course, when we do that, we need to do some planning. However, moving from planning into the action phase can sometimes really feel like a struggle. On episode 86 of the podcast, I’m giving you my best tips and strategies around how to move into action so that you can be successful in developing whatever behaviors you desire – so that you can then accomplish the goals that you desire too. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The steps to take to move from the Read More . . .