The Grads and I have embraced a six month challenge.
I turn 50 in February, and I am going to weigh 140lbs.
This is my natural weight – where I feel completely at home in my body.
It’s as if I take up exactly the amount of space I was meant to inhabit on this earth.
I’ve weighed around 140lbs for years now.
Ever since I learned how to manage my mind to manage my eating.
Around January, I stopped paying attention.
I noticed that I was hiding from myself.
And I let that be okay.
I was recovering from a crisis,
and I let myself meander my way through.
And now I weigh 150lbs.
I don’t always have to be perfect.
Sometimes I can just be.
Now, I’m rearing to go.
I want to discover what I’ve been hiding from.
I know it’s just thoughts.
Which I have made up.
And I know how to uncover them.
And replace them with truth.
Which always feels so much better.
And never needs to be hidden from.
This is what I’m privileged to do as a coach every day.
I decided to share this work with my inspiring Grads.
They’ve been clients for a while now,
and they’re usually first to experience my new work.
They joined me for my first cleanse class, which evolved into my bi-annual mindbodysoul cleanse (next one is October – results have been spectacular!)
We each decided what we want to weigh in six months time.
Then I coached them so that this number feels possible.
If you feel nervous or disbelieving about your goal.
You won’t achieve it or sustain the results.
Goals are only achievable if we feel optimistic excited when we think about them.
This took work.
Each Grad had some negative thinking around her number.
I feel very clear about mine – I know I can do it. Easily.
My Grads are a bit more tentative.
Liz said “I don’t believe I can do it”
This made her feel anxious and scared.
Like me, Liz is an emotional eater, so when she’s scared, she eats to numb her fear.
Guess what her result will be? She won’t do it.
With this belief, she’s going to weigh the same in six months as she does now.
We explored her reasons for thinking she can’t do it.
She told me she’d failed so many times before.
‘Does your past have to equal your future?’ I asked her.
‘Do you have new tools to address your emotional eating?’
‘Are you willing to consider the possibility that, armed with these new tools, and the support of Grad School, you can do it?’
Immediately, Liz told us about instances in the recent past where she’d maintained her weight during times a recent birthday, a vacation, and Jewish New Year.
All previous weight-gaining times.
Her energy changed, and she felt excited and eager.
She started focusing on the possibility, and recent evidence, that maybe she can do it.
Do you know what you want to weigh in six months?
How do you feel when you think about that number?
I know how to help you weigh it.
And have fun while doing it:
We expand your mind while you shrink your body!
You can join us until Oct 4.
After that, you won’t be able to catch up!!!