Happy Tuesday! Did you know that the typical holidays beginning in the fall are only 4 days for most people: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve? The point is that between October and January 1st, there are usually only 4 twenty-four hour blocks of time that include holidays.

 

The biggest thing to realize is that we tell our brains to go all out for the months of October, November, and December just because it’s the “holidays”. That makes 91 days of celebration which we’ve convinced ourselves should include lots of unhealthy eating just because we’re in the “holiday spirit”! WOW! 

 

Why do we let anything yummy and sweet be eaten in excess for 3 months? Why do we get caught up in the “holiday season” this way? It’s a habit! I invite you to think about it differently this year and to take control of how you want to think about the holidays in a way that will support your weight loss. That’s right…weight loss during the holidays!

 

STEP #1: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS DURING THE HOLIDAYS? In the last blog, I challenged you to get curious about WHY you associate weight loss and the holidays in the way that you do and to write down all of your reasons and look at each one. 

 

STEP #2:  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAYS? 

Today, think about if you’d like to feel healthier during the holidays this year and are you ready to try something new? This means stepping outside of your comfort zone to get results. This might very well be the first time you’ve thought to try this, especially at this time of year. 

 

STEP #3: TAKE ACTION

You have 2 choices: keep doing what you are doing and stay stuck with more weight on your body than it needs OR move forward with me to figure out how to get the weight loss that you want.

 

I can help you to reframe old habits, and most importantly, I can help you figure out why you self sabotage at this time of year. I listen to you, I offer strategies, and I guide you through the journey. Ready to join me?

 

You’ve got this!

Georgette

glepage7@me.com

 

Happy Tuesday! When you want to start losing weight, the biggest question probably is, “WHERE DO I START?” Chances are, the thought of getting started feels big and full of overwhelm, right? Other questions can pop up too, like “This is so out of control, so what do I do? Where do I start? How do I know what to do to make changes? How did I get here? Will this work? How long will it take?” These are just a few of the typical questions that your brain loves to ask with panic and stress when weight loss comes up. It’s normal for your thoughts to create a story of it being too big for you to handle.

 

Here’s a great visual that I use to help clients sort through the overwhelm with anything, but with weight loss in particular. Imagine yourself sitting on the living room floor and all of the loads of laundry that you just spent hours washing and drying is poured over your head. Every single piece of laundry is scattered on you and around you all at once. How does that feel? Probably very overwhelming! It’s too big to handle! It’s a big mess! Well, we tend to view weight loss in the same way: it’s too big, it’s too much, it’s a mess to figure out.

 

When your laundry is scattered about, you simply fold it, sort it in piles, put it neatly back in the basket , and distribute it to family members’ rooms. SIMPLE! So, I offer that you look at weight loss in the same way. It can be sorted into smaller chunks of what needs to be done and can be dealt with step by step, one action at a time. Getting started takes courage because you are facing the fact that change needs to happen and that it will be work. When you make that decision based on where you are now, you’re ready to move forward. Not looking back with unkind, punishing words to yourself allows you to move forward to where you want to be. When we drive a car, we don’t look in the rear view mirror the entire time; we look forward. Weight loss is the same.

 

So, as fall approaches and the holidays will be here before you know it, I invite you to decide what you’d like to set for a weight loss goal and simply take the first step to sort through the overwhelm in order to move forward! I’d love to work with you one on one to get you started, so reach out to me to begin your journey! You are worth it!

 

You’ve got this!

Georgette

Contact me for a free 15-minute discovery call to see if we are a good fit to work together! glepage7@me.com