Feelings

Fear & running

Fear is the only thing that holds us back.

I wanted to run this morning.
I’ve been wanting to run for months but the pain I have in my ankles and feet has been holding me back.
I’m afraid it will get worse.
I’m afraid I’ll injure myself so badly I’ll never be able to run again.
It’s not a totally irrational fear.

There have been 2 times previously when I injured myself and didn’t think I was ever going to be able to run.

I realized despite the fear, I have proved myself wrong in the past, I have run again.
And so I took this morning as an exercise in courage.

I jogged 2 miles without stopping and I’m dang pleased with it & myself.
In the past I would’ve just thought about it and not done it, but I’m committed to practice pushing myself past my self perceived limits physical and emotionally.

Anything I perceive as uncomfortable, I’m practicing running towards instead of away from it, both literally & figuratively.

What are you telling yourself that’s not possible for you that if you just pushed on it, just a little you might be able to surprise yourself? I invite you to lean in to the wall and see how it just might fall over.

p.s. I define courage as feeling fear and doing the dang thing anyway. Build your courage, build your dreams. You’ve got this!

Whose back?

Do you have your own back in good times AND bad (like when you totally overeat)?

Or do you turn on yourself?

Every time I overate, I used it as evidence of why I’d NEVER lose weight…why I was a failure, why I would never be loved.

No wonder I wasn’t making progress.

I’ve found this is true with so many of us.

We throw ourselves under the bus and it reveals our background loop…
that subconscious muck that plays so quietly but then the volume cranks up when our conscious brain finds evidence of it.

Why not just throw out that mix tape boo?
We’re not in the 90’s anymore.

It’s time for some new tunes.

I sing to my own tune

Let yourself seek and find evidence of how ENOUGH you are, of how lovable you ALWAYS are, of how you have your own back with love, curiosity and compassion especially when bad stuff happens.

And by bad stuff, it’s always our emotions “happening”.

You can change your background music. I can show you how to develop your brain to work for you and not against you, even when things don’t go as planned.

This is the work we do in Simply Thrive and in my 1:1 coaching practice. Reach out today to connect and get started. You deserve to have your back AND love living your life. It is possible for you, you just might need to change the station. Email info@thrivearena.com to teach your brain to work FOR you, it’s so much fun!

The wrong question

Are you wondering “why can’t I just lose this extra weight”?

You’re asking the wrong question my friend.

We all want to be “there”.

Where “there” is your dream body, health, energy level and functional fitness ability.

We think it’s better there. Rainbows and kittens and sunshine and all that.

It’s why we want to go. And most of us feel entitled to it. I know I did. So we try to figure out a path from here to there. Preferably easy, preferably with minimal directions along the way.

We think we should be able to make a decision and then achieving the goal should be easy, smooth and comfortable.

Then we butt up against our brain.
It lies.
It tricks us into complacency.
It makes us feel like we’ve failed if anything is uncomfortable or hard.
It tells us to turn back.
It convinces us that it’s “not so bad” here… which at the same time seducing us that it’s “so much better” there.

But our brain also knows that here is what we know, it’s safer, it’s familiar, it’s easier.

Even when we’re suffering.

Your brain wants you to ask “why” and “how” do YOU STAY STUCK WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.

And that’s exactly where I come in to help you retrain your brain for success & permanent change.

We identify where you’re stuck, create and execute a plan (including smashing through obstacles together… you’ve seen “Wreck-it-Ralph”? Yup that’s us), we rewrite the story and rewire your brain along the way so you can have fun, show up, and succeed instead of holding back and continuing to get lost in the “how” and “why”.

My Thrivers learn how to do this for everything in along the way, and then they can apply it to every aspect of their life forever.

Because how we do one thing?
It’s how we do everything.

You want to lose weight & love your body and enjoy your food instead of struggling? Let’s do this.

You can be empowered with your health and life. This is knowing you make a decision and commit to seeing it through.

My friend, stop asking “why” and “how” and come work with me where we’ll create the version of you who’s ready to thrive and live “there”.

Email me today at info@thrivearena.com to connect & get started.

Kicking the dog

Do you abuse your dog or cat?

We beat our bodies up regularly with no regard or appreciation for them.

We treat our pets better than we treat ourselves.

Most of us would never kick our pets or do anything to harm them.. and even if we yell at them occasionally… they keep coming back with their unconditional love.

Our bodies love us unconditionally too.

And we ignore our body and our default health and disrespect it and don’t appreciate it… until our body starts hurting or defaulting or developing dis-ease.

Then we get upset and angry with our body. Because it has betrayed us. Because it’s not working right. Because we’re focused (like we always are) on what’s going wrong in any given moment rather than appreciating exactly what’s going right.

This is why I teach all of my clients how to appreciate, love, and celebrate their bodies.
Right now, as is. Even when we first start working together & they may be far from their desired result.

Because what we focus on expands.

You want better health? Start appreciating the loyalty and love your body gives you daily and watch it grow.

Email me at info@thrivearena.com to connect and start living your best health.

You are already okay

When you work, your job can become a thing you blame, avoid and despise if it doesn’t fill your cup.

Especially with this last year of upheaval, many women have found themselves burnt out, trying desperately to keep it together and find any relief.

It’s because we’re in survival mode.

And when our emotions are intense and overpowering, our creativity and rational thinking is low.

If you’re feeling the burnout, there is a simple way to reconnect, recharge, and relax.

Reconnect to you.

The job and family can wait.

Go outside, breathe deeply, feel how ok and perfect you are RIGHT NOW.

Give your brain a loving shhhhhhhh when it tries you tell you there’s no time for this moment.

Your brain is a lying liar anyway.

Recharge by finding things you enjoy. Play, laugh, talk, sit. Be present. Put responsibility to the side and focus on the moment.

Relax by getting sleep in. Winding down, unplugging. The world will not stop without you for 7-8 hours. Reach out for help. Breathe in and out and feel how loved you really are.

You can do this my friend.

If stress is keeping you stuck in overeating, Simply Thrive is the solution you’ve been searching for. Lose weight without struggle and without fear of regaining, slipping backwards or falling off the wagon. I’ve got your back. You can do this, I can help.

Why marriage = success in weight loss

When people lose their mental weight first, the physical weight loss and permanent change becomes easy.

What’s holding you back from your dream body isn’t your lack of willpower.

It’s also not your busy life, your injured knee or your boss’s spouse’s cat’s cousin that is causing your stress which makes you eat.

It’s your brain. It’s your very human and very normal brain.

In Simply Thrive, we shine a spotlight on the heavy thoughts, ideas and beliefs that are keeping you stuck where you are right now. Then you get to decide whether to keep these ideas or trade them in for productive ones that will get you to your goal.

One thought, one step, one simple habit at a time.

By marrying habits and mindset work, we clean out the excess build up to make room for the healthier beliefs. You’re just one great decision away from your healthiest life.

You can do this.

Go get it – here’s how

What’s that one thing that will move you forward?

You’re only one thought away from a completely amazing life.

Find the thought or sentence that fuels your inspiration… and get into action.

One of my favorite clients has a badass thought that works for literally everything & everyone: “I’ve got this”.

Now pick yours and GO GET IT!

Ready to create your best health? Join us today in Simply Thrive. We have live coaching every Tuesday to celebrate our wins, support ourselves through the struggles and learn together as we grow into our healthiest selves – mind, body, and soul.

This is what’s missing!

Do you ever have this nagging sense that you’re RIGHT THERE on the edge of brilliance but still missing something?

I get this ALL the time.

Coaching has helped immensely with this.
It’s shown me my brain from a neutral perspective and helped me create intentional steps forward and new ways of approaching my daily habits & how I drive deep into what exactly it is I THINK I’m missing…

Coaching has taught me how to look just slightly in a different direction to transform my whole life.

And the result was… the piece that was missing?

It was ME! 🤗

Me being present and showing up for the me that exists RIGHT NOW.

Not the future me or the past version of me.

I pay this forward by teaching people just like you how to harness this powerful perspective of living in & loving their present while planning and smashing future health goals.

It’s so much fun.

If you’re interested, I want to invite you to email me (info@thriverarena.com) to learn more.

Is your self-care keeping you stuck?

Let’s talk about self care.

People think of it as fun, caring, light and fluffy. It’s not all bubble baths and massages though, my friend, and I’ve been led astray for years. Have you been too?

Spoiling yourself with kindness can be a part of it but the true magic of self-care is actually growing in a way that gives you more love and life.

It looks like this:

🌿 Holding space to love yourself on the days when you just wish everyone and everything would GO AWAY because you’re about 10 seconds away from losing your ish.

🌿 Forgiving yourself and apologizing when you lose your temper at that next person who comes at you at “the wrong time”.

🪴 Growing through your frustration, boredom, self-criticism and fear with unconditional love already inside you, just waiting to be accessed.

🪴 Developing emotional resilience so we move toward discomfort instead of avoiding it. THIS is how we grow. It’s how we heal from what we thought was “normal” growing up. This is how we expand to share the love that we are at our core. It’s simple, but not always easy.

Nature is my muse

🌺 Growth type self-care is also how we let go of overeating, over drinking, working too much, basically anything we’re doing to distract ourselves from the discomfort.

That discomfort you feel? It’s a signal telling you to pause, reflect, learn and grow. When you incorporate discomfort tolerance into your daily routine, you grow faster and more lovingly until you’re blooming with love, each and every day.

The goal of self care preached by society is indulgence, avoidance, and hiding to get relief.
Why not try on a focus of acceptance, presence, and reconnecting with your true self: the love that you are. When your cup is filled, it’s easier to share generously with others, whether that’s time, money, or love. And we all know that love makes the world go round.

I want to challenge you to see where you can grow with love to bloom a little more this week. You can do this!

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You can’t hate yourself healthy

If you 100% love your body already – fantastic! Keep on scrolling.

If you’re not in love and acceptance of your body… pause for a sec.
This won’t hurt, I promise.

What are you thinking about it right now?
➡️ I’ll be happy when…
➡️ My belly/thighs/arms disgust me….
➡️ I hate my body…

You can’t hate yourself healthy.

The body you have is YOURS.

It matters most what YOU think and feel about it.

Not what anyone else says. Not your mother, not your doctor, not your spouse – YOU.

Emotional health = physical health.

If you struggle with liking or caring for your body – you’re not alone and you are ok. I promise.

Find one thing you can appreciate or like about your body today.

And when those critical and judgmental thoughts come up?
Use them to learn about yourself, be kind and direct.

We take care of things we like and want, including our bodies. It just takes a small shift in your belief that it IS possible for you too.

You’ve got this.

Feeling my…leggings!

Download your free Eat to Thrive Guide here to get started. When you’re ready to let go of shame, judgment and struggle, come join us in Simply Thrive.

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