WINNERS Inspiration

Where Do You Begin?

Jul 16, 2019
When thinking about starting to make changes to your nutrition and lifestyle, do you feel like the toddler in this pic?
 
Change can seem overwhelming. There are soooooo many things that need to change.
  • Eat better (whatever that means).
  • Stop eating out/ordering in
  • Start food shopping
  • Learn how to cook
  • Exercise
  • Don't get hurt while exercising
  • Sleep
  • Drink more water
  • Manage stress
The list is endless.
 
The list can paralyze you into doing nothing. It's too big and too scary.
 
You're right. The list is too big. The list is the equivalent of the steps in front of this toddler. He's looking at the first step. He's looking long and hard at that first step. He almost doesn't see the other steps.
 
Here's what he doesn't know...and what you may not realize. Any move he makes to get onto that first step is moving him forward and up. Whether he stays focused on that single step in front of him or he looks all the way to the top...
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Wine and Women

Jun 27, 2019
I had a conversation with a friend today about wine. She uses it daily (only a glass or two) every night when she comes home from work at her super high-stress job. She also wants to lose weight (specifically around her mid-section).
 
This is not the first time I've had this conversation. I typically work with women and this is a very common conversation.
 
Here's the simple answer that many trainers give and expect their clients to simply adhere to: If you want to lose the weight, give up the wine.
 
Here are the problems with that advice.
  1. You already know that.
  2. You're not willing/able to follow the advice. I don't mean you're an alcoholic. I mean you LIKE your wine and you don't have another mechanism readily available to help you cope with stress.
  3. You already know that. You're looking for a solution to a problem that you may not be ready to solve, but by asking the question you feel like you're making progress...and in some small way, you...
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