Done with Dieting Episode #76: Body Neutrality

 If loving your body seems completely out of reach, you might want to try a more neutral approach. Body love – it’s something that we all aspire to. Women are consistently told that we should love our bodies. But instead of actually doing that, we use it as evidence of one more way in which we’re not doing ‘being a woman’ good enough. We use the fact that we dislike our bodies (and we shouldn’t) as further evidence of why we suck. Although loving our bodies is for sure something that we can aspire to, for many of us, it feels unattainable. Like – how do you even DO that? If this is you, you’re going to want to tune in because in this episode, we’re addressing body neutrality, which may feel more realistic for you. What you’ll Learn from this Episode How Body Neutrality differs from Body Love or Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #75: Pivoting

How to go with it when life sends you a curveball. It’s natural for us to jump to “the How” when we’re talking about our goals – we’ve been conditioned to think that way: Me: I’m going to make a million dollars. Dad: Great! How are you going to do that? Me: I want to take a gap year & travel Europe. Mom: That’s fantastic. How are you going to pay for it? And those questions are good intentioned, but they limit us in our ability – because we believe that we can’t DO the thing until we have the perfect plan laid out from beginning to end. AND THEN, when things don’t go as planned, it blocks us from getting scrappy & figuring it out. But the truth is, that if you’ve ever set out towards a goal, that when you reach it, there were lots of turns, plot Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #74: Mothers and Daughters with Karen CL Anderson

How shame is passed down generationally. When we think about mothers and daughters, we think of a Norman Rockwell painting, don’t we? We think of mothers and daughters who have a close relationship, where the mother teaches the daughter how to become a woman, teaches her valuable life skills from the perspective of “I remember my mom teaching me this too & it’s all normal.” But because mothers and grandmothers are humans, they perpetuate the same stories generation after generation because of their human-ness and make mistakes. If you want to heal your relationship with your mother, this episode is a must listen. Listeners can sign up to receive karen’s weekly Love Notes and when they do they get her Definitive Guide to Setting Healthy, Mature Boundaries With Your Mother About Karen CL Anderson: Karen C.L. Anderson is a master-certified life coach and author. Difficult mother-daughter relationships are her jam. Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #73: Mental Fitness

Like Physical Fitness, but for your brain Can we talk about mental fitness? We talk a lot about physics fitness, but what does it mean to be mentally or emotionally fit? When we become physically fit, we perform repetitions of physical exercises, where we build up the strength of our physical muscles.  When we talk about mental fitness, we talk about the mental work where we build up the strength of our mental muscles. In other words, doing what we want MOST over what we want in the MOMENT. How would it feel to make a commitment to yourself & then follow through with it? The thing is that many of us start out with weights that are too heavy for us. Just like a personal trainer would never start their client out squatting 225 lbs, we don’t want to commit to setting and following through with goals that are Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #72: Learning to Love Running with Jill Angie

An episode for beginner runners. I hear it all the time! “I just don’t like running!” I get it. I used to feel that way too. But if running is available to you and you want to do it, there are huge benefits to developing a running habit: it’s relatively inexpensive to get into; it’s something you can do either by yourself or with a friend or two; you can pretty much do it anywhere; and at any time of the day. My guest on today’s podcast shares such incredible information, like how to keep yourself motivated even if the climate you live in gets in your way of being a year-round runner, what to look for & pay attention to with gear, and how to start your running practice if you’re a complete beginner. About Jill Angie: Jill Angie is the founder and Head Rebel of Not Your Average Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #71: Why We Moved to Mexico

A personal episode about our decision to expatriate from the US. One of the most common questions I get has nothing to do with health and fitness, but rather all the details about how my husband and I got to Mexico? And why? When I tell people that I live in Mexico, they’ll often ask me, “The state? Or the country?!?” And then all the curious questions that folks have – like, how is life different since you moved? How do you eat differently? What do you do for fun? Do you speak Spanish? How is that going? So in today’s podcast episode, I’m dishing all the details. Moving to Mexico was probably the hardest thing that I have ever done. But I would do it all over in a heartbeat.. What’s different since I moved to Mexico & how I’ve changed as a result. Want to get personal? Tune Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #70: River of Misery

How to get through the hard part of changing your behaviors. There’s a point when we set out to make a change in our lives where things get really difficult. It happens to all of us. Sometimes it happens when we realize that this new way of doing things is our new normal, and we experience a grieving process for the way things used to be. This new way of doing things feels difficult, like we’re failing, and like it’s never going to get easier. But it will. Things will get easier. In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, you’ll learn to expect the river of misery, and have a plan for how to deal with it when it arrives. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What the River of Misery is & why it’s a very common part of changing your behavior. How expecting that you’ll go Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #69: Measuring Backwards

How to be happier with your accomplishments. Every one of us has a judge in our brains that tells us that we can be happy when… We get the job We get married We buy the house We organize the kitchen We lose 30 lbs. That judge is not only a liar, but will often change the goal.  When we reach the goal, if it’s a specific, measurable achievement, our judge will allow us to be happy for a total of 5 minutes until it starts in on the “yeah, butt”s: Yeah, but now we need to earn the respect of our boss Yeah, but now we need to have a baby Yeah, but now we need to remodel the house to ‘make it our own’ Yeah, but now you need to ‘tone up’ In today’s podcast, I’m introducing a tool that will help you to celebrate your accomplishments more Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #66: Why You Might Not Want to Lose Weight

Is it the weight? Or the habits that we do to lose weight? We’re told all the time – to lose weight and our risk of health-related disease will go down. I’m guilty of this as well. My health journey started as a way of trying to avoid following in my mother’s footsteps and getting breast cancer. But the data is misleading. Because we know that losing weight on a fad diet or losing weight in an unhealthy way will NOT produce the increased health benefit that we desire. So then is it the good habits that we adopt that produce the increased health benefit? Or the result, i.e.: the weight loss? What you’ll Learn from this Episode How to uncover the reasons behind wanting to lose weight and what other steps you may want to take to in preparation for the weight loss. Why simply losing weight will not Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #65: Forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive someone? Forgiveness – we know its good for us, but sometimes we just can’t take that step. It feels like a betrayal.  And what makes it difficult is that other people who are tangentially involved will urge us to forgive so that we can all ‘just go back to normal’. But when we really feel wronged, how CAN things ever go back to normal? What does that even mean? In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, we’re going to reframe how you think about forgiveness. What’s the process, and how you can do it from a space that makes it NOT feel like you’re betraying yourself, and validating the other person’s actions. We will also be diving into how to forgive yourself and your body following the same protocol. Tune in to episode 65 on forgiveness to learn how to reframe forgiveness Read More . . .