How to Make Weight Loss Fun

Which thoughts feel better?

“I am so fat. I hate my body.”

Or

“This is just where I am in starting my wellness journey.”

 

“I totally screwed up when I ate that cookie. I’ve totally blown my diet.”

Or

“That cookie wasn’t on my eating plan, but I enjoyed it and know that I can get right back on track with my next meal.”

 

“I only lost a pound. I worked so hard for nothing.”

OR

“Slow and steady wins the race. A pound lost is a definite sign of progress and just imagine all the changes my body is making on the inside that I can’t see, yet.”

How you speak to yourself matters.

Women who are stuck in the rebound weight cycle often are intensely self-critical about their bodies and weight. They say things to themselves that they would never say to anyone else.

What if it is that very pattern of self-criticism that is keeping you stuck in the cycle of losing and regaining the same 30 pounds over and over again?

One reason this is true is because each harsh self-criticism results in a feeling of stress that zaps your energy and makes taking future action even harder. Often you get caught in a negative catabolic-energy spiral that is truly at the root of so many failed diet and exercise attempts.

For example, if you miss your goal of working out and start beating yourself up, that makes getting in your next workout even harder. If you miss a second workout the resulting self-judgement compounds that by 1,000.

Pretty soon you’re skipping your workouts for the rest of the week, telling yourself that you’ll start again on Monday. But when Monday comes, you either repeat the cycle or stop working out altogether.

It’s time to stop this crazy train!

Choosing better feeling thoughts, celebrating every tiny sign of success, and cutting yourself the same slack that you would give to your best friend helps build positive anabolic momentum that will enable you to meet your goals.

While you may think your thoughts are out of your control, you do have response-ability.

You have the response-ability to bring your purpose, commitment, and spiritual connection into everything you do.

Here are some ways to tap into your response-ability:

  • Think about how you want your sense of purpose to support you in creating the body you want.
  • Write out a list of all the reasons you want to release the weight once and for all.
  • Write out how releasing the weight will make you feel—and figure out ways to feel that way right now.

A bonus is that taking the time to shift your thoughts and perspective helps generate a more positive anabolic outlook that enables you to tap into your spiritual connection. Harnessing the energy and support of All-That-Is (God, the Universe, Source Energy, Higher Coach—whatever works for you) will act like a rocket booster to achieving your goals.

When you choose to take response-ability, you start looking forward to your workout and how awesome you feel afterwards. You feel creative when you are making healthy foods that are also delicious. You feel confident in your choices and actions.

Dare I say it? You find that creating the body you want is actually . . . fun!

It’s not the actions of eating healthy foods and moving your body that will change. It’s how you feel about doing them, and the energy your create to get on track and stay on track.

As you are setting your wellness goals, think about how you can tap into your purpose, commitment, and spiritual connection. When you choose to take response-ability to shift your thoughts and energy about your weight loss journey, it becomes a lot more successful—and fun!

Together we can do it!

  • Are you struggling with your weight?
  • Are you worried about holiday weight gain?
  • Are you ready to get the body you really want?

I am excited to offer 2 coaching spaces to help you love your way slim. If you are serious about transforming your mind and body, email me at hannagoss@goss-coaching.com by November 11 to schedule your complimentary breakthrough session. These powerful, empowering sessions are available on a limited basis.

Don’t wait till Jan 2 to take inspired action. Start creating the body—and life—you want today.

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Wellness Tip of the Day

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Wellness Tip of the Day: Bring your purpose, commitment, and spiritual connection to your weight loss to change how you feel about taking action.

Become In-Dependent to Lose the Weight

What if you knew you had all the answers? 

Often, the women I work with want to be told how to lose the weight—and live their lives.

They want to give all the responsibility to someone else.

They are giving away their power. 

The truth is, no one can lose the weight for you.

You can follow all the recommended workouts and diet plans and they might work for a while. You may even meet all of your weight loss goals.

But unless you change on the inside you probably won’t feel any different. You may even still look in the mirror and see yourself as fat.

If you don’t make the internal changes, ultimately the weight comes back.

You will not have found the freedom, joy, or happiness that you thought you would get from losing the weight because you are seeking those things in the wrong place.

This is at the heart of why a significant majority of diet and exercise programs fail.

The physical change alone is not enough. The change you are seeking must come from the inside.

Truly, what you are seeking is In-Dependence. In other words, dependence on your own inner guidance and wisdom, which is linked to All-That-Is (God, the Universe, Source Energy, Higher Coach—whatever works for you.)

And the irony is, when you become In-Dependent (dependent on your own inner guidance), the weight is easier to release—and maintain. You get the body you want.

Your success, self-worth, and self-love is not dependent on anyone—or anything—else.

The Source of freedom, love, wellness, appreciation, abundance can only be found inside.

This means that you have to stop looking outside of yourself for people or circumstances to change, and instead seek the feeling that you think the weight loss will give you. That positive feeling is your guidance letting you know if you are headed toward what you want or away from what you want.

The first step in creating In-Dependence and learning to follow your inner guidance is to identify and articulate what you really want. Ask yourself:

  • What is it about being slim that I want?
  • How will that make me feel?
  • What can I think and do that will enable me to feel that way right now?

Begin to believe that what you have been seeking from losing the weight has been inside of you all the time—and is not dependent on your waist-size.

Together we can do it!

  • Are you struggling with your weight?
  • Are you worried about holiday weight gain?
  • Are you ready to get the body you really want?

I am excited to offer 2 coaching spaces to help you love your way slim. If you are serious about transforming your mind and body, email me at hannagoss@goss-coaching.com by November 11 to schedule your complimentary breakthrough session. These powerful, empowering sessions are available on a limited basis.

Don’t wait till Jan 2 to take inspired action. Start creating the body—and life—you want today.

Wellness Tip of the Day

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Wellness Tip of the Day: Seek In-Dependence. The Source of freedom, love, wellness, appreciation, security—all that you are seeking—can only be found inside.

Love Your Way Slim

What feels better? 

Having your partner shower you with love and attention, or showering your partner with love and attention?

Most people would agree that while it is delicious to receive another’s love, it is even more exquisite to give love.  

How much love are you giving your body?

If you are like most women, you are withholding love. You are demeaning and hateful in what you say and think about your body. You are neglectful—and downright harmful—in your actions.

And in many cases, you are demanding that your body prove its love for you by defying the laws of nature.

When it cannot meet your unreasonable demands, you feel betrayed, let down, and frustrated.

How long would you stay healthy in a relationship where your partner treated you that way?

When you look at your body, how much does it physically reflect how you treat it, and what you say and think about it?

An important step in creating the body you want is recognizing that what you have going with your body is a relationship in every sense of the word. In fact, your relationship with your body is the longest—and most important—of your life. There is no reconciling from that divorce!

Many people have a negative catabolic relationship with their body. At best, they ignore it and at worst they are constantly critical, neglectful, and downright abusive in how they treat it.

The good news is your body has never stopped loving you. Every cell in your body is giving everything it’s got for you. In fact, every cell is giving it’s life for you. Your body is absolutely and completely devoted to you

It’s not your body that needs to change in this relationship. It is you.

It is you that needs to start providing some love and support to your body. It is you that needs to treat your body as you wish to be treated by your partner.

The first step is to decide that you want to show up differently in this relationship. Examine your reasons why you want to make peace with your body.

Then begin doing what you would do in any relationship to repair the damage.

You might:

  • Shift the words you use when examining, or talking to or about your body. Instead of being critical, look for things to compliment.
  • Look for all the ways your body is supporting you, instead of focusing on all the ways it’s letting you down.
  • Become more aware of how it responds to what you’re feeding it, and begin to choose more nourishing foods.
  • Pay attention to how much you move it—is it enough or too much? It will tell you what it needs if you will begin to listen.
  • Take the time for self-care. Meditation, getting a massage, taking a luxurious bath, sitting quietly with a cup of tea–all of these are great ways to tune in to what your body is trying to communicate. Listen and respond.

Trust that your body wants nothing more than to have a positive, loving relationship with you, and will knock itself out to respond to this change in relationship. 

But if the abuse has been going on for some time, be patient. While the changes will begin happening immediately, you may not see the difference for a little bit. It took time to get where you are and it will take a little time to get to where you want to be.

What would be the benefits of changing your relationship with your body? How different would you feel if you treated your body the way you want to be treated? What difference would that make to your health and well-being?

Together we can do it!

  • Are you struggling with your weight?
  • Are you worried about holiday weight gain?
  • Are you ready to get the body you really want? 

I am excited to offer 2 coaching spaces to help you love your way slim. If you are serious about transforming your mind and body, email me at hannagoss@goss-coaching.com by November 11 to schedule your complimentary breakthrough session. These powerful sessions are available on a limited basis. 

Don’t wait till Jan 2 to take inspired action. Start creating the body—and life—you want today

 

How to Start Reaping the Rewards of Regular Exercise

What does optimal wellness mean to you?

To me, optimal wellness is:

  • Feeling good—mind, body, and spirit.
  • Being at the right body weight for me.
  • Moving with ease, and being fit, strong, and slim.
  • Allowing every cell in my body to thrive, and having a super-charged immune system and metabolism.
  • Having every system in my body functioning properly.
  • Nurturing my body’s own wellness abilities.
  • Treating myself—and others—with love and respect.
  • Experiencing habitual feelings of appreciation, eagerness, and joy.
  • A lasting state of well-being, and a confidence in Who I am and what I am capable of.

One of the best ways to tap into the positive anabolic energy that helps you achieve optimal wellness is exercise.

Consistently working out with intensity helps you tap into anabolic endorphins that create an amazing feeling of being in love with life that continues way longer than your workout.

Not only does exercise boost energy and positive feeling all day, but study after study shows that it plays an important role in promoting sound physical and mental health, and emotional well-being.

Many people find it hard to get started, or to stick with exercise for more than a few days or weeks.

Here are some tips for making working out a part of your regular routine so that you can begin reaping the positive anabolic rewards:

  • Focus on Why you want optimal wellness. Having a powerful reason Why you want to achieve a goal will make a huge difference in doing the necessary actions—even when you don’t feel like it.
  • Schedule it. Many people try to fit exercise into their busy schedules—only to have it be the thing that never gets done. Instead figure out when you are going to work out, and create your schedule around that.
  • Do it first. Often my clients generate a lot of negative catabolic energy worrying about when they are going to get their workout in later in the day. Doing it first thing in the morning enables you to bask in the positive energy all day long.
  • Start small. Committing to 10 minutes a day and then counting everything that gets you there—taking the stairs, parking further away, walking the dog, etc.—helps you build positive momentum that leads to your doing more.
  • Don’t call it exercise. Many people have a negative relationship with the word exercise or workout. Refer to moving your body in a way that doesn’t make you have an automatic negative reaction.
  • Make it fun. Pick something you actually enjoy doing. And then focus on how much fun it is.

What can you do today that makes moving your body a regular part of your life so you can reap the positive rewards?

Together we can do it!

I am excited to be working with a new client! I only have 2 coaching spaces left open to help you love your way slim. If you are serious about transforming your mind and body, email me at hannagoss@goss-coaching.com by November 11 to schedule your complimentary breakthrough session. These powerful sessions are available on a limited basis. Don’t wait till Jan 2 to take inspired action. Start creating the body—and life—you want today