How can you use your creative mind to lose weight?

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Here’s one brilliant way:

Bev

I thought about you after my run yesterday and wanted to tell you that your blog post  about riding your bicycle when you were a little out of shape really inspired me to get my own mojo going.  

I’ve gained some weight too.  At least five pounds and I feel it.  Yesterday morning I told myself I was “too heavy to run” — especially my normal route with the long slow incline, especially with the sun beating down.  Then I remembered these runs we used to do at my CrossFit gym wearing weighted vests (sort of like those ones you put on when you’re having an X-ray).  It would not be unusual for me to walk into the gym and the WOD (“workout-of-the-day”) scribbled in chalk on the blackboard would be:  “5k run, 5 lb. weighted vest.”  Would I have turned around and gone home?  Would I have told the coach:  “I’m sorry, that’s too heavy.”  No.  I would have done it.  Have done it.  And those workouts were hard.  But they were great conditioning.  After one of those, my “regular” run felt like I was floating, like I could go double the distance.  

So yesterday I told myself: “Today’s workout is a 5k weighted run” and I did it.  And it was hard.  My legs felt like lead, like I was running in place.  But I know that my “regular,” peppy run is coming a lot sooner because I was willing to do the “weighted” run, the one that didn’t feel good.  These extra five pounds are not my normal.  They are just a conditioning exercise.  As I was walking back to the house I sort of chuckled to myself:  “You really pulled that run out of your ass today!”  Right then you floated into my mind and I realized I had actually pulled it out of your bicycle blog post!  So, once again, thank you and keep ‘em coming!  

Enjoy your weekend!

Love,

Scarlett

We all want to feel better.
We think we want to be thin so we can be thin.
But really, we believe that being thin will make us feel better.

Coaching teaches you a way to feel better now.
My Weight Coach Training students are worried that if they allow themselves to feel better about their bodies now,
they’ll never lose their excess weight.

The opposite is actually true.
If Scarlett had hated on herself for those extra 5 pounds, she never would have gone for a run.
She would have stayed home, and probably eaten 5 pounds of food to quiet all the hateful voices in her head.
So hating herself for being overweight would have led to her gaining more weight.

Instead, she found a way to feel better about taking her extra 5 pounds for a hard run.
Which will lead to her releasing some of that excess weight.
And she felt enthusiastic and proud of herself immediately.
And good feelings lead to positive actions, so I predict she’ll be doing more of these runs.
And lose more weight.

Works every time.

If you want a refresher course in using your brilliant mind to feel better and lose weight, you should join Summer Grad School now because that’s what we’re doing over there (past clients, coaches, and past clients of other coaches only).
If this idea is new to you, and feels hopeful, please email me and we’ll talk about how I can help you acquire this essential weight loss skill.

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About Forever Free with Bev Aron, Certified Weight Loss Coach

I work with emotional eaters who desperately want relief from emotional eating, but can't seem to do it on their own. They know they need to eat less and move more, but can't figure out why they aren't doing it. My specialty is showing them the why and the how. I also work with parents who are worried about their children's weight. I help those parents encourage their children to have a healthy body image and a healthy relationship with food.
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