Total Health by Elizabeth

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Total Health by Elizabeth
Total Health by Elizabeth19 hours ago
Every morning I read an excerpt out of a book, and then I think about how I can apply the passage to myself and what I’m currently learning.

Sometimes I’ll think about a specific client & I’ll send her the days passage.

Today I thought about you:

“Do not ask for love unless you’re ready to be healed enough to give and receive love.

“Do not ask for joy unless you’re ready to feel and release your pain, so you can feel joy.

“Do not ask for success unless you’re ready to conquer the behaviors that would sabotage success.”

😳

What are the behaviors that sabotage your success?

You might know them already.

But more importantly, what are the thoughts and beliefs you have that lead to those behaviors?

- Healthy food isn’t ‘fun’?
- A glass of wine helps to take the edge off?
- Weekends are for relaxing & not thinking about food?
- You deserve a break? (And what that means)

Knowing what to eat, that you ‘should’ exercise or go to bed on time are only part of the equation when it comes to accomplishing your goal.

It’s also being willing to give up the thoughts and beliefs that we have that lead is back to our old patterns.

I can help you identify what those are & create new beliefs that are not only helpful, but will also lead to lifetime success.

If you want to get rid of those self-sabotaging behaviors, I can help you. Schedule a consult or send me a message & we can get started identifying what’s holding you back from your success.
Total Health by Elizabeth
Total Health by Elizabeth2 days ago
I recently said to one of my coaches that I was so incredibly grateful to her & her program - that it had made that much of an impact on my life. It quite literally has changed my life in ways that I can not even begin to imagine.

Her response was that I should additionally give myself credit because I was the one doing the work.

For sure.

I’m the one that signed up for coaching, and showed up for myself.

However, without her help, I NEVER would have thought to look under a few rocks to see what was lurking there - to see how that was impacting my experience.

Without coaching, I wouldn’t have been able to see and evaluate which beliefs, habits, and behaviors were keeping me stuck.

I would have just shrugged & come to the conclusion that ‘it just wasn’t meant to be….’

That’s BS.

Coaching shows us our blind spots - in the most loving way.

If you want to shift from ‘hoping something will change’ to making change happen, I have 2 private coaching spots open, and my group coaching program is an option too.

Send me a message or go to https://elizabethsherman.com/consult to make change happen for you.
Total Health by Elizabeth
Total Health by Elizabeth3 days ago
Ever feel like you’re not gaining traction in your to dos?

That other things keep getting in the way of your forward momentum?

If this is you, this weeks podcast - Ep #89: working in your life vs working on your life - is a MUST listen.

🎧 catch it wherever you listen to podcasts.
Total Health by Elizabeth
Total Health by Elizabeth4 days ago
I was thinking about my clients who have had amazing transformation while working with me - what’s been their common thread?

There are a few things:
1) being willing to put in the work to find her own answers
2) realizing that it’s not about the food - it’s everything else

Let me explain.
We think that the reason that we overeat certain foods (brownies) is because of the food - and if we have rules that we can follow, we won’t overeat or crave brownies ever again.

And so we go looking for a guru to tell us what to eat so that we can manage eating the brownies.

But the reason that we eat the brownies has nothing to do with the brownies, but has everything to do with WHY we’re eating he brownies.

And that could be because:
- I’m working on a difficult proposal at work & I’m tired.
- I just took my kid to college & she’s not around anymore. I miss her.
- I have all of these random things that are on my mind that I just want to go away.
- My partner is irritating me

The reason that we eat the brownie is because we want an escape, or we’re tired. And what makes us tired, or want to escape is all the other parts of our life.

When a client comes to me & doesn’t want to talk about her relationships, or work, or family, because it’s not specifically related to her goal (weight loss), it’s a huge red flag.

The reason we eat or don’t eat, exercise or don’t exercise, sleep or don’t sleep has EVERYTHING to do with how we think about our problems.

Our willingness to deal with and think about our problems differently is what makes the difference in our health habits. Our willingness to do the work being uncomfortable, trying something new, and using new tools as a way of managing our problems is what will make the difference.

No diet, fitness program, or guru who wrote a book can do that for you.

Are you ready to change your relationship with food & your body? I can help.
Total Health by Elizabeth
Total Health by Elizabeth5 days ago
Most folks agree that if you want to change your health, you need to do something different than. What you’re currently doing.

Instead of jumping right into what we SHOULD be doing (like most diets and exercise programs prescribe), I suggest that we spend some time understanding where we are in relation to where we want to be.

What are the habits that I’m currently doing? What am I eating/drinking? And in what quantities? How am I moving? Or not? And how do I feel physically as a result of these things?

Doing just this step can create HUGE shifts in improved health.

But the there’s another thing that we need to do before we make changes: we need to accept that this is where we are.

Most of us - especially when it comes to our size, shape, and health habits - resist accepting that ‘this is where I am’ because we believe that “I should be further along.”

We believe that where we are is bad, and that I’d we accept where we are that it means that we will become complacent & never change.

Then what happens is that we change a bunch of stuff (which is too far outside of what we were doing before) and can’t keep it up.

And then we give up.

Failure.

All because we didn’t want to accept that we should take it more slowly.

We have judgment about where we are. We think that we should be further along.

But when we can be where we are, and not only have awareness, but acceptance, everything becomes easier.
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Total Health by Elizabeth6 days ago
My senior year prom song in high school was was once in a lifetime by the Talking Heads:

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day activities that we forget to have a life.

We feel like we aren’t making progress towards our goals.

We feel stuck with no idea of how to get through it.

In episode 88 of the Done with Dieting Podcast, I’m sharing the difference between Working IN your Life vs Working ON your Life & how to get back on track so that you can get out of feeling stuck.

Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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