Weight Loss is MORE than Exercise and Clean Eating!

Weight Loss is MORE than Exercise and Clean Eating!

I can’t say it enough:  Weight Loss is MORE than exercise and clean eating! So hear me out:  Have you ever tried to do up last seasons pants and they won’t button up? Yeah, I think we have ALL been there.  The next thing we usually do is press the panic button, throw away all the treats in the house and crush some extra workouts.  Once the pants fit, we sigh in relief and then resume life as normal. … until… OOPS... the weight came back again.  (Okay!  We know the drill, let’s get started!)   But what just happened there?  Have you ever taken a deeper look into this very phenomenon?  The weight loss was not the problem.  It was the symptom.  The SYMPTOM of another problem that was going on in your life.   When we treat weight gain like it is the only issue, we miss the core reason WHY we experienced the weight gain.   Still following me? I will use my own past to illustrate this.  I was getting bullied and teased a lot at school and I started to use food as a security blanket.  Working out and cutting calories was NOT all that I needed at the time.  I needed to build my confidence back up, understand my self worth and combine that with healthier habits.  If I had JUST worked on cals in/cals out, I would have returned to my food crutch and the cycle would keep repeating itself.   I have seen it time and time again.  Someone will stock up on shakes, vitamins, pre-workout, and a whole library of fitness...
I Left My Insecurities in the Sand

I Left My Insecurities in the Sand

A crippling insecurity showed up last week, and I decided it was time for it to leave my life forever.   Trevor asked me to do something, that to him, seemed FUN. To me, I felt my throat close up, my body get tense and all I wanted to do was hide.   What did he ask me to do? – TO SPRINT. To run on the beach with him. A playful race. –   The last time I ran was in mandatory track and field, of which was humiliating for me. I was 13 and by far the HEAVIEST person in my class. I couldn’t even get halfway through the 100m. I stopped at about 40m in, far behind everyone else, and walked off the side with about 300 other students taunting me. (Which was a daily occurrence)   After that I always had a note to get me out of any activity that would publicly humiliate me. I hid at gym class, I was excused from track. I never ran again. EVER! 🚷   Until that day last week, I didn’t even realize that I was still carrying around that guilt, embarrassment and pain. The pain that still lingered from being the “FAT FREAK” who was too heavy to run.   So….. I RAN. I freaking RAN. I sprinted and raced and RAN and left my SHAME in the sand Share this:EmailFacebookRedditTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestLike this:Like...
What Trevor Kucheran’s Inspirational Video Means to Me

What Trevor Kucheran’s Inspirational Video Means to Me

  At this past weekends Super Saturday, I had the honor of being by my fiances side to see the launch of his feature video that was filmed by Beachbody in Cancun this spring.  It is a raw glimpse into his unruly battle with alcoholism, from the darkest moments, right up to the light at the end of the tunnel.   I have to admit, it was hard for me to hold it together.  Even though his story is openly shared, and widely known by many, it never does get any easier for me to hear.  Losing my own brother to a heroin addiction, I have witnessed first hand just how all consuming this dark beast can really be.    Trevor has not only shown his enormous strength by slaying this persistent demon, but continues to show his unwavering solidarity by allowing people to hear the TRUTH so they may gain motivation from his past.  One might think that continuing to reopen old wounds would exasperate the suffering, but Trevor uses his story as a daily reminder of his undeniable capability to overcome adversity.   But this is what Trevor Kucheran’s inspirational video means to me:   When I see how brave Trevor is to share the intimate (and at times, hard to stomach) details of his journey, it literally GIVES me more confidence to share more of my own story.  I have spent the last 15 years desperately covering up my past, in fear that no one would accept me if they saw any piece of it, when in reality the opposite is true.  Even the walls of...
Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

We have all had those days…. You say to yourself: “where the HECK did this day go? I didn’t get anything done!!” Chances are, that was also a day that you didn’t plan out. A day you didn’t ‘manage’ your time effectively.  If you are self employed, or an entrepreneur, time management becomes even more crucial to your success. Since Trevor and I returned to Kelowna from our 2 month ‘work-cation’ in Mexico, I have been trying to get back into my groove in the home office.  I’ve been working on TELLING my day where to go, so it doesn’t tell me where to go.  Being a Beachbody Coach and working from home (or on the road), it is essential for me to manage the hours in my day so that I am not wasting then away on random activities!     Here are my Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs to have a KICK ASS DAY!   Plan it out the night before. I make a list of personal and work things I need to accomplish the next day, but I try and keep my focus ONLY on what I know it possible. Nothing is more frustrating than a to-do list that never gets done.   Eat the frogs early! Get the MOST important, crucial, income producing or even unwanted tasks done ASAP. It will free up mental space and energy to get more done, instead of dreading them all day.   Focus When you are doing something important, close FB, turn your ringer off and give yourself a time limit. Focused attention on a task will make you...
Thoughts Become Things

Thoughts Become Things

Lindy and I are right in the middle of week 2 in our ‘Work-cation’ in Mexico. I woke up early this morning so I could watch the sunrise over Banderas Bay and it reminded me of something that is truly important. Thoughts become things. Every projection, every image, every ‘movie’ you have playing in your mind over and over- will eventually manifest itself right before your very eyes. In January, I was back in Kelowna, BC thinking about this very moment. Waking up before anyone else in paradise, no computer, no coffee, just myself and a sunrise. Funny how we all have the ability within us to LITERALLY design the life that we want. This is something I will never, ever, take for granted. A good question to ask yourself today is: “What tapes am I playing over and over in my own mind?” Are your thoughts uplifting? Damaging self-talk? Mapping out the actions to take towards your goals?  Telling you that you ‘cant’?  Be mindful of the stories you are telling yourself day in and day out, as these stories will eventually become your reality. Just like the muscles in our bodies will improve with regular exercise, so will our minds.  If you know you have to dedicate 30 minutes a day to hit your weight loss goals, what amount of time should you set aside to train your mind so you can hit your life goals?  I have been implementing 20-40 minutes of personal development a day and I can’t tell you how beneficial it has been to me! I started a new habit this year, which...
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