Today I am ready to be totally transparent and share my results after a full week of implementing what I have learned in the new nutrition course I am taking. If you missed, Enough is Enough-Why I am Making a Shift and You Should Too, be sure to check it out!
Today I will share:
SO, ABOUT THAT HYPE…
I was just as skeptical, if not more skeptical than most of you so I didn't really talk about this program too much before it launched. I really thought that this was going to be the same old stuff we already know, just repackaged in a prettier way. I thought that adding the word "mindset" was more a way to add a little buzz and hype. I had still planned all along to get the program, but not necessarily follow it, just learn about it so I could share it with others...Man would that have been a mistake!
When I started to listen to some of the original test group participants, it forced me to really take a good hard look at myself and where I had gotten with my nutrition. I realized that I didn't just need a new approach, but I had to really fix my thinking and mindset after all. Whether this could help me or not was going to be another story, but at least I realized I needed some help.
As I started watching the initial videos in this course I was blown away! I learned so much so quickly, yet it was all so simple! How had no one put this together already? This was NOT just taking what I thought I knew and repackaging it. It was simplifying some of what I already knew, yet adding so much more while actually teaching me about food at the same time.
Sure, tell me what to do, I will do it and likely be successful, but teach me how and why and the game totally changes!
So, without any hesitation I can now say yes, yes, yes! This program has absolutley and unequivocally lived up to it's hype!
WEEK 1 RESULTS
How can I so confidently say this? Well, my week one results don’t lie! I am already down 3 pounds! Sure, it fluctuated some from day to day, however, at the end of it all, I am a solid 3 down! 3 pounds down while enjoying my food, not counting calories, macros or containers, still having and enjoying cheesecake (real stuff, not some “dietiezed” version), pizza (real pizza on real crust, not cauliflower), alcohol (no “skinny” version, real stuff) and french toast (not a “heathy” version, but right from a diner)! None of those had me feeling totally derailed, defeated or guilty. I also am no longer looking at the scale as the enemy but as a piece of information that has already helped keep me moving in a positive direction!
Do I expect to lose 3 lbs a week until my goal weight? NO! That’s not how real life works and when you do lose like that, often it is harder to keep off. I will absolutley go for a steady 1-2 lbs a week if it means I am enjoying life, enjoying food and knowing I can sustain it over the long haul!
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED
I have learned what combinations of foods to eat at what meals and WHY I am eating those combinations. I am also learning why I am not eating certain things at other meals. In addition I am learning why I don’t need to be eating 5-7 times a day.
I am learning what foods are keeping me the most full and satisfied throughout the day without compromising my energy levels. AND I am learning how much of those foods to eat to continue losing weight instead of gaining or maintaining.
I have learned how to set up my kitchen and how to shop for success, but also how to be much more cost effective and efficient!
I have even learned how to enjoy social settings and special occasions in a new way that actually allows me to enjoy them for their intended purpose and not have to be stressed about eating or drinking and what it will do to the scale!
I have been given incredible tools and resources along with a phenomenal community of support to really help me be successful.
WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO GO “ALL IN” AND WHY I DON’T RECOMMEND THAT!
You need this! I am not suggesting you have not been successful in the past or are not currently being successful with a plan, but this is different. This course is about real life! This is the real deal on how to truly live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life when it comes to your nutrition.
This isn’t something I think you should have a mentality of “going all in” because that’s not what this is about! I think that is the kind of mentality that has set far too many of us up for failure in the long term. It is also the mentality that keeps us from ever getting started. We are waiting for the “perfect time” where we aren’t traveling, or where there is no holiday or special occasions, that we feel we can have total control over our food…but that isn’t real life!
I want to answer your specific questions and help you figure out your next step! If you know you need to lose weight and gain control of your nutrition, the time is now! If you don’t want to count calories, containers or macros, this is for you! If you aren’t able to exercise, don’t have time to or just don’t want to, this course is a must!
The next step is yours! Let’s connect and chat more!
When I really began to take my health and fitness seriously and started to lose a whole lot of weight, I stepped on the scale daily. I did this for probably 2.5 years, and in that time I lost about 25 pounds and then kept it all off. I didn't have a goal weight or certain amount I wanted to lose. It started knowing I needed to take a good 10 lbs off to start feeling better in my own skin, to start taking the added pressure off my knees and joints, and to save myself from having to buy all new clothes!
Then, something changed. I started to buy into the idea that the scale is a liar and we shouldn't be stepping on it so much. There was a huge problem in that logic though!
You see, in the past when I would start to get a little too complacent with my nutrition, I would catch it on the scale right away and tighten things back up. I had a solid handle on what worked for my body and what didn't. When I stopped stepping on the scale on a regular basis, I lost this control. I stepped on the scale every couple months when I was doing a new program, and the number was a little higher, but I didn't worry because I figured those extra 7 pounds would come off. Then, when they didn't, I started to tell myself things about the muscle I have gained or a host of other excuses. The reality, however, was that yes, I had gained muscle, but when I started to compare my pictures, there was more going on that just some muscle gain.
Please don't get me wrong, I am still in a healthy weight range, I still feel pretty good and don't look terrible, however, I can see and feel that I am not at my best! Note, I said my best, not my lowest weight. The scale also indicated to me when I weighed too little. For me, I know when I drop below about 135 lbs, I don't look and feel as good as when I am between 135-137. How do I know this? The Scale!
The scale isn't a liar, in fact, it is completely honest when it comes to our weight. The scale is simply a measure of the force of gravity on our body. The scale gives us information. What we do with that information is often where the lies creep in.
The scale is simply a number, it is not the only indicator of our health. The scale doesn't tell us how strong we are or how lean we may or may not be. The scale doesn't indicate how many inches we may have lost or gained or where those changes occurred. Most importantly, the scale is NOT an indicator of our worth!
Sadly, we live in a culture that doesn't like to take personal responsibility for ANYTHING. We are continually looking for someone or something to blame when we don't like how something is going for us. It's time to stop doing that! It is time to stop blaming others or situations for the things we are unhappy with. If you know you need to start losing weight, stop making excuses and do it.
Start by stepping on the scale! The scale isn't the enemy, our habits and thinking are!
Stop any other excuses you have and start taking responsibility for the things you can and see where that takes you. You will be amazed at the barriers you get through when you take responsibility.
I am not suggesting that there aren't real and legitimate hurtles some of you face. I am not saying that genetics and other medical factors may come into play. What I am saying is that for most of us, they don't the way we like to think they do. I am also suggesting that change can still happen, it may just happen slower for some that others.
I have begun a new nutrition program that is more like the most amazing online nutrition course of all time. It has re-opened my eyes to the scale. It has taught me so much more about nutrition than any other program I have done. It has given me fresh perspective and knowledge to drop this weight I have put on, and keep it off without having to count calories, containers or macros. It is also totally do-able without having to workout if you don't want to or aren't able to for whatever reason!
Be sure to check out my last post, Enough is Enough...Why I am Making a Shift and You Should Too, for more information and how to join me!
It is time we all stop demonizing the scale and see it for what it truly is...Information!
Seriously, enough is enough! I have done a great job following various fitness/nutrition programs 100% for the duration of the program, I go on and get killer results, and then as soon as it is over, I fall off the nutrition hard!
I have been able to maintain my weight within about 5-7 pounds the last several years, but I have fallen into a pattern of getting killer results, gaining 5 pounds, going wicked strict to lose it, then turn around and do it all over again.
That ends NOW!
I am excited to begin a new program that will help me establish a healthy relationship with food. I love that there won't be foods that are off limits or "off plan", so I won't feel the need to binge on them. I am ready for a mindset shift that won't have me counting containers or calories and just teach me real, healthy and sustainable eating that will keep me on track for life!
Why am I going to LOVE this (and you will too)?
1. I am going to get to eat a LOT (and you can too)!
I get to yummy food in large portions. I won’t have to change HOW MUCH I eat, count calories, or follow a restrictive “eating plan.” I will be gaining a changed mindset, which will allow me to say “YES” to the foods I LOVE while still losing weight, regardless of how much or little I choose to exercise.
2. I will finally gain CONTROl of what I am eating (and you can too)!
I am finally going to get a handle on that mindless snacking and emotional eating. I will be given proven strategies to shift my mindset in order to take control of my food. No more feeling guilty when it comes to food!
3. I will be able to LIVE my life while Losing weight (and you can too)!
I will be able to o out to parties, eat at restaurants, sit down with my family and friends family to a big, satisfying meal. I won’t have to eat special foods or feel like I am "dieting". Nothing is totally“off-limits”—even dessert or a glass of wine. I will be given simple principles to put into practice, so I can just go on living your life while losing and then maintaining weight.
Sounds too good to be true, right?
It's NOT too good to be true! Sure, it is going to take me some work in the beginning, but once I get it down, this will be the way ahead for me! Check out some of these insane results. These are results that keep on improving and don't go backwards.
What are some of the things I expect to learn (that you can learn too)?
How am I going to Learn this Stuff (that you can learn too)?
This is basically a video based nutrition course. There is a video for just about every situation I may encounter. I am starting off learning the basics of the program, some core/foundational principles, learning the important things I need to know about the food groups, recipes and so much more! This is basically the equivalent to going to this incredible registered Dietitian nutritionist for 10 private sessions! FYI, outside this program she charges $300/session!
In addition to the incredible videos and digital tools contained in them, I am getting other tools to help this pencil and paper kind of girl!
Check out the 6 Bonus Tools I am getting (that could totally be yours too)!
1. Getting Started Guide
It’s a quick read. That is giving me simple steps to help get my weight-loss journey underway right away!
2. A Tracker
By taking a few minutes a day to write down my weight and what I eat and drink, and I will see what a “weight-loss day” really looks like!
3. The Go-To Guide
All the key 2B Mindset principles—always at my fingertips—in print, online, or through the app.
Dozens of delicious, satisfying, and totally healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.
5. Water Bottle
“More Water, More Weight Loss”—and this handy 30 fl. oz. bottle makes it easy to track!
6. The App
One-stop access to my entire 2B Mindset program—I can watch the videos and track my meals and progress right on my mobile device (COMING JUNE 2018)!
I am making this change because I NEED it and I you probably do too! This is for you if:
I am a former dual sport collegiate athlete sharing my story, how you can gain strength, confidence and discipline too, and how I apply lessons learned from competative sports and how to turn them into real life success.