Don’t Be Afraid of Trying Something Different

Insanity:  doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein

Have you been trying to lose weight for years, but have yet to experience your break through? Have you been eating a diet that you believe is healthy for you, but are left wondering why what you are doing isn’t working? Consider stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something different.

I have observed many people who are good people who stick with certain diets, because they believe the diet they follow will help them reach their weight loss goals. Some believe their diet will help them avoid getting a disease, but they question why they have high cholesterol or why they are carrying extra weight. Year after year, they struggle to follow a diet that clearly is not working for them, always hoping for a different result.

I have tried many diets, not realizing those diets were not for me. Although I did my best to make the diets work, I eventually listened to the wisdom of my body. When I stopped being afraid of trying something different, that is when change and growth took root.

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Take Time Out for Yourself

We are a few weeks in the new year and my guess is that many of you are planning for successful year. You are probably so busy planning your success strategies that you failed to include yourself in the plan. A good friend once said to me, “Don’t work seven days a week, always take time out for yourself.”  All work and no play is not a good thing for anyone.

Taking time out for yourself is rejuvenating, healing, and it helps relieve stress.

I home school my daughter (the most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life), currently training to become a certified eating psychology coach, blogger, sticking with a fitness program, and in the planning stages of starting my coaching business. This is only a little of what I have going on in my life. I am feeling overwhelmed just thinking about everything, but if I can only remember to take time out for myself, everything will be just fine.

No matter what you have going on in your life you have to take time out to care for yourself. We tend to neglect ourselves because we believe that we have to get things done, now. Women are notorious for putting themselves last, because by nature we are nurturers. I challenge you (men and women) to take time out for yourself this year.

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Toxic Nutritional Beliefs that Keep You Stuck

How many diets have you tried? How many years have you been trying to lose weight? How long have you been trying to stick with a fitness routine? How long have you tried making healthy lifestyle changes?

Oftentimes when we find ourselves stuck, we have to step back and reevaluate what we are doing.

Toxic nutritional beliefs could be holding you back from reaching your goals.

A toxic nutritional belief is a belief about nutrition that you believe is true and no one can convince you that it is not true.

A toxic nutritional belief usually does more harm than good. You see your toxic belief as a good thing, but in reality it is not a good thing. Holding on to toxic nutritional beliefs results in being stuck in your mind, body, and spirit. Continue reading