Have you been thinking about how you’d like to be healthy and lose weight? Are you spending more time thinking about weight loss than actually doing… as an expert ‘thinker’ I completely understand how this can hold you back so I wanted to share my story and some tips to help you start taking action today.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. Now there’s nothing wrong with thinking but sometimes we let it get in the way of doing. We shift from having a thought as an idea then somehow talk ourselves out of it because we’ve thought so much and let those self-doubts creep in. And then what do we get done… absolutely nothing!!
One of my favourite quotes is:
“Clarity comes from engagement not thought” by Marie Forleo.
Boy is she right!
Turning thoughts into action:
You see I’ve been thinking about my health coaching programs for months, what they’ll consist of, how they’ll be structured, how they’ll be different from others and how they’ll transform my clients’ lives. But I’ve been holding back from actually ‘doing’ anything about these thoughts. I won’t be able to help anyone if I don’t actually launch my first coaching program!
We seem to convince ourselves in our heads that we shouldn’t start acting on our thoughts until we have it all sorted out so it will be perfect. But if we start ‘doing’ rather than thinking then something pretty amazing happens. We become clear on what we REALLY want and the best way to get there.
What have you been thinking about but not actually ‘doing’?
Thinking about losing weight is a popular one, have you been thinking about how you’d like to drop a few kilos or have more energy? Perhaps you’ve been thinking I’ll wait until after Christmas is over so then I can ‘do’ something about it. Your thoughts are holding you back from taking action, if you are letting self-doubt creep into your thoughts it’s time to start taking action!
If you think you’d like to be heathy and lose weight here are some gentle ideas on how you can take action today:
1. Start a food diary and write down everything you eat for a week.
2. Look at your diary and schedule in exercise sessions (don’t even ‘think’ about what sort of exercise you’ll do for now, just allocate the time!)
3. Clear out your cupboards – get rid of the processed foods and temptations!
4. Write a menu plan – writing out your food for the week makes shopping and cooking so much easier.
5. Shop for healthy foods, you don’t need to be a nutrition coach to shop for healthy wholefoods. Shop like your grandmother would have and choose fresh foods with plenty of green vegetables.
Can you see how powerful this is? Simple changes have great transformative power… there are so many programs out there that make us think weight loss has to be about deprivation and torture at the gym! I can’t wait to share my 3 month online coaching program with you in January. This what I’m taking action on – creating a program for women who want to lose weight that ditches the guilt, relies on small, simple changes and will have you bursting with energy and looking amazing! If this sounds like something you would love to be a part of, sign up to the mailing list below and you’ll be the first to know when it launches.