Overcome Overeating

I recently moved up to Queensland and have been busy settling in, making new friends and creating a new life for myself here, which involves surfing as much as possible!

I love it up here, and whilst it’s not been without it’s challenges (seriously, moving interstate, where I knew no-one or nothing about the area, 1 week before Christmas and right after a break up?? Not the easiest of transitions!!) it’s been a beautiful opportunity for me to practice everything I teach. A few years ago, this situation would have had me locked away, depressed, lonely and emotionally eating to numb out or absolutely smashing myself in the gym to avoid feeling my feelings.

Those feelings still showed up, and that old instinct to do those avoidance behaviours were triggered, but I was able to recognise them, show them some compassion and then set about taking care of myself in the ways I was really craving.

For me, this looked like getting out of the house and into nature, moving my body lovingly every day, surfing as much as possible, getting in the ocean every day, daily qi-gong and meditation, clearing my chakras and my energy field, joining Meetup groups in my area, going to their events and connecting with people I was drawn to, saying yes to any social invitations (and going!), being open and receptive to meeting people when I’m out and about, nourishing myself with awesome food and enough sleep, asking for introductions to friends of friends who live in the area, and reaching out and asking for support from loved ones around the country when I felt really challenged or helpless.

Let me be clear – this took work. It would have been so much easier to stay at home, binge watching TV and binge eating whatever I could get my hands on. But we know where that path ends, and it isn’t pretty.

I wanted a new life, and the only way that was going to happen was if I made it happen. No one was going to do it for me. There was never going to be a “right-time”. It was never going to be without effort. This was a huge growth opportunity for me, and I was going to have to stretch.

And you know what? Within 1 month, I have a awesome group of friends with similar interests and values, who are so much fun to be around, I’m dating and meeting gorgeous men, my surfing is getting better, AND I have 5 blocks of chocolate in my fridge, that I haven’t touched since before I moved up here (this still spins me out, as only a few years ago, if there was chocolate in the house, I was eating ALL of it. In one go)

With the right steps in place, and the willingness to stretch, you can turn around any challenging situation so that you are empowered, supported and in control, rather than powerless and numbing out with food. Now, I’m not saying it’s easy, because it does take consistent work, but it IS simple.

And I have something for you that just might help

I’ve recently released a free taster program, OVERCOME OVEREATING, where you’ll learn 3 key reasons why we overeat, and what you need to do to overcome them.

It’s simple, it’s basic, and can serve as a great reminder of what to focus on, rather than punishing yourself with some crazy restrictive diet. Not only that, the strategies presented are powerful…..but you have to implement them consistently for them to work!

To grab you copy of OVERCOME OVEREATING, simply enter your details below and it’ll be sent straight out to you.


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Which Wolf Will You Feed?

There is a Cherokee story that tells:
One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of people. He said “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.”

The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

It’s so easy to feed the evil wolf; to get stuck in our story about why things are the way they are, why we’ll never be good enough to have the things we want. It’s easy to point the finger and blame people and things, and to resent others for their success; to feel jealous of their good fortune. It’s easy to stay stuck in our anger, and our stories around all the ways we were hard done by. It’s easy to criticise ourselves; to put ourselves down, to tell ourselves why we don’t deserve the things we want, to be mean to ourselves.

It’s easy because we are taught from a young age to feed this wolf. We’re SO experienced at feeding this wolf, that it’s now a habit, it’s unconscious, we easily slip into these old ways and patterns of behaviour, and a lot of the time, we don’t even realise we’re doing it!

It’s easy to feed that wolf, but living that life is anything BUT easy. It’s hard – REALLY hard. We keep ourselves isolated and disconnected. We keep ourselves small, and give away our power. We play victim. We never get to have the things we want, or if we do, we never fully enjoy them. Resentment, powerlessness, anger, lies, greed, inferiority all create tension in the body which block the flow of our life force energy. Over time, this block creates injury, illness, disease, and weight gain.

It takes courage to come from love; to be grateful and appreciative for all that we have, to trust that everything will work out for us, to know that we too can change our life and create that which our hearts most desire. Forgiveness takes courage. Loving ourselves takes courage; treating ourselves with respect, being kind to ourselves, appreciating all the things our body does for us on a daily basis – are all hard to do when you live in a world that tells you you are not enough or worthy of any of that until you look a certain way. It takes strength and courage to feed this wolf, to live this life – Do you think it’s worth it?

The wolf you feed is the wolf who wins.

Your Body Doesn’t Want Exercise

Exercise.

We’re told it’s good for us. We’re told which exercise is the best for calorie burning, weight loss, building muscle…..you name it, there’s an exercise that’s best for it.

We’re told how often we should exercise, and for how long, and at what intensity.

And so, like good little girls that we are, we say “Ok, so if I want to lose weight, I have to exercise at these times, for this long, and doing this type of exercise”. We’re committed, we want that result, so we suck it up and get on with it.

Except……

We HATE that particular type of exercise, and that time of day doesn’t work for us, and today my body is tired and sore and doesn’t actually want to be smashed in an exercise session.

But we persist anyway.

Sound familiar?

There is another way, you know……