The mental struggle to always KEEP GOING on our fitness goals is real!!!
Just 5 more pounds-
because 6 weeks or 10 weeks or 12 weeks of hard core focus and results is just not enough to pat oneself on the back and take a moment to just ENJOY.
Ooooh, I’ll try that too-
because never mind that what you’re doing is making you feel better and creating strength and tone, if you do just ONE MORE THING that will speed things up faster and then maybe you’ll be done (except just 5 more pounds.)
But if I just had more will power-
because years of failing at elimination isn’t enough to demonstrate the research is right… that method sucks. It’s really your internal weaknesses that’s preventing change. It’s me. I’m just mentally weak.
I understand all this so well… because at some point in time all these were versions of my past self.
Always striving for a new number, eliminating one more thing, or feeling angry at herself after 1/2 starving throughout the day only to find herself in the midst of another epic binge.
A year round preoccupation with “what’s next?” or how do I get there faster? birthed either an all deprivation or all out binge cycle that left my metabolism confused and damaged and made results fleeting.
Over the past several years, I’ve moved from someone who was always trying to shred to accepting the natural flow of my year… from important events to the change of weather.
What I’ve found is that I’m able to more easily harness my focus to do the MENTALLY HARD THINGS like lose fat (#shredmode) or PHYSICALLY TAXING THINGS like gain muscle (#gainsmode), if I’ve allowed myself a REST STOP, where I settle in with where I’m at and LET MYSELF enjoy a plateau.
I call this wonderful time, #MAINTENANCEMODE!
The time of year where I am neither wanting or planning to gain or lose a damn thing.
Gah! The mental and physical release is cathartic and appreciated and allows for me to take my energy, time, and creativity and INVEST it in other places.
I am NOT bothered by macros, calories, carbs, fats, proteins, measuring because I am NOT on a mission to practice anything new.
I practice what I already know COMES EASY, fall into a routine OF WHAT IS, and most importantly APPRECIATE my body AS IS!!!
I am WELL AWARE of how “far out” this can all sound to someone who ONLY KNOWS how to be on a regimen, on a program, or on a mission, and doesn’t want to stop until they are 100% happy with their reflection in the mirror.
There is a FEAR that if one is not moving forward then one is REGRESSING.
The anxiety in possibility of gaining (more) weight simply because there is not a manual or a number dictating our next step.
The constant self doubt in every decision no matter how big or small.
In fact, I remember just being terrified in the beginning, but I was so EXHAUSTED of being “on a mission” all the time, that I moved forward anyways.
And by forward, I mean that the first 2 weeks were probably a series of hiccups and ooopsies and false starts.
What is evident at the beginning of leaving a life of constant dieting are the GAPS OF TRUST in our own decision making.
We are so used to being “followers of instructions” and being told what to do that we forget how to LEAD ourselves.
Once I rebuilt trust (which is what I will show you in “On The Verge”) I RELAXED into the process and the process began to show up for me in terms of my motivation, focus, and readiness for change.
In a few weeks, I was down right excited to tackle a bit of fat loss again. And guess what? My BODY was ready too!!!! It RESPONDED because I gave it time to rest.
So as I began to listen to all the heightened Holiday food guilt, I created a free, high access to coaching program called “On the Verge” because my goal is to KEEP you on the verge of your resolutions.
I want to coach you through the principles of #MaintenanceMode so you quit gaining but you also quit worrying so much!!
I want to HELP YOU BUILD TRUST now so that come January your motivation for change is so high you’re able to CAPITALIZE on CONSISTENT EFFORT vs A BURNED OUT stop and go series.
We start Dec. 5 and here’s a quick look at what’s happening…
- I’ll be coaching you inside my secret Facebook group, Diet Rebellion.
- We’ll be tackling 2 big topics per week.
- Weekly check-ins (no pictures!)
- You’ll have access to an online community that I’ve been working closely with and is ready to support you.
- A 5 day workout split with a #TrackWhatYouRack tutorial that will show you how to simplify and intensify strength training.
- Daily access to me to ask questions or get support
“Getting back on track” in December is NOT where I want your energy spent. All that overeating, stop and over exercise band-aids will not provide you the energy and focus you will need in January.
Chillax! You gotta settle into #MaitenanceMode first!!!