Ep #69: Decisions and How They Impact Your Weight Loss

Do you think that the daily decisions you make, whether small or big, have an impact on your weight loss? They have a much bigger impact than we even realize. We make so many decisions throughout the day that our brains get tired and it can feel like decision fatigue. When we are feeling this way, it can leave us looking like a deer in headlights and we end up not doing anything at all, just staying exactly where we are.

You are not going to want to miss this episode as I dive deep into the decisions that we make and how they have an impact on our weight loss. Come listen as I share two tips with you that I use to help me stay out of indecision. Start with these two doable actions and you’ll feel so much freedom when it comes to making a decision.

And here are this week’s transformational questions:

  1. What decision do you need to make that is causing some chaos in your mind right now?
  2. What are the good and bad consequences of making that decision?
  3. What do you need to do to decide and commit to that decision right now?

Ladies, Transform Weight Loss Program is now open! If you are ready to have a supportive community and invest in yourself and learn to live in a body you love. If you are ready you can come and join at bflycoaching.com/join

You can now text me! I’ve rolled this out in my Transform program, and all the ladies are loving it, so I wanted to let you in on it too. Once or twice a week, I’ll send you an inspirational tip or reminder to keep you going, so text 480-605-3506 and I can’t wait to hear from you!

What You’ll Discover:

  • Why when it comes to decision making do we feel exhausted and overwhelmed.
  • Two tips to help you stay out of indecision.
  • How you can identify your triggers that keep you stuck

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Full Episode Transcript:

You are listening to the Weight Loss for Successful Women Podcast with Shannan Christiansen episode number 60. Welcome to Weight Loss for Successful Women. A podcast for women who are ready to break the diet cycle and end their struggle with weight for good. Here’s your host Fortune 100 Executive and Certified Life Coach Shannan, Christiansen. Love, I am so happy to be back with you.

You know, as always I’m excited about today’s show. I’m going to dive deep into decisions and what they are and why they’re so important in weight loss. You will not want to miss a thing in this episode, but first I want to give a listener, shout out. This is where I read a review of the podcast. This week’s listener shout out is to Loni Horn.

She wrote ”I loved this podcast. I can identify with all of these false beliefs. In fact, this is why I feel my metabolism slowed down as a result of deprivation. It also affected my kidneys because I did not drink enough water or fuel my body. Thank you, Shannon, for your message of spreading love to others and ourselves.”

So much love for you, Lonnie. If you loved this episode, my love, you know, just leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. That would be awesome. So love, oh my goodness, it has been so exciting. Transform Weight Loss Program is open. I just love welcoming all the new ladies into the program. It is an amazing thing to watch women showing up and changing their lives.

Literally changing from the inside out. I see this with their weight, with their relationships, careers, they are dreaming again. We asked ladies before we open to submit their before and after pictures. And I cannot believe how many ladies did. And now these ladies are showing before and after pictures, you know, to the public, they have me in tears.

These ladies, I am so proud of them. I was just talking to one of our transform members, Tammie, and she told me that she finally hit Onderland. She has lost 40 pounds with Transform. She has not been this weight in over 21 years before her son was born. I remember when I first started working with her and she told me that she could not get under 210 pounds.

She would sabotage her success and now look at her. I just have so much love for Tammie and I can’t wait to see her future self. So, today we are going to talk about decisions and we make so many of them every single day, small insignificant decisions like brushing our teeth or driving to work or what to have for dinner too big life changing ones.

We make so many decisions every day that our brains get tired, it can feel like decision fatigue. So, because we’re making so many small decisions, when it comes to decisions that will affect our future self many times we will not make that decision. We kind of play around in the puddle. We go back and forth and we loop on it for days, for weeks, even months.

Even though way back in our minds, we know exactly what decision we were going to make. When I was starting this business, I knew I wanted a membership community. I knew that I didn’t want to be a high-end one-on-one coach. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just not what I envisioned. I really wanted to help women lose weight as many as I could.

But when I started my business, I thought, well, this is how I quote “hould do it.” So, I started with one-on-one high-end packages, thousands of dollars to work with me. I knew what I wanted to do, but I was looping in what I should do. So, the first nine months of my business, I was prolonging what eventually I did anyway.

I share this with you because so many times we let should, or we stay in indecision when we know exactly what we want to do. How many times have you been surfing the internet for weight loss programs, the new diet, looking for a food plan? I did this so many times searching for the quick answer, the quick fix some magical food plan, some magical pill.

Even when I knew that quick fixes didn’t work, I went back to the same national program at least 13 times. I knew that it did not work for me long term but I didn’t want to make the decision and commit to something different. Do you have decisions right now that you want to make, but you’re not making them because you’re afraid, or maybe you believe that you quote “should be doing something else?” Are you looking for the quick diet fix because you’ve not decided to commit to doing something different?

Here are two tips that I’ve learned that helps me stay out of indecision. Number one, identify it. So I know my triggers when I’m going to a worst case scenario, you know, love when we go to all the worst things that could happen. Or I’m looping in my mind on something that I want to do, or I’m telling myself, quote unquote, “should be doing something.” Also, when I find myself researching the same topic over and over again. Loves, it’s just a trigger to know that I’m sitting in indecision because mostly I know exactly what I want to do.

Number two, love make a decision. There is no right or wrong decision. There just is a decision. There is good and bad in everything. There are consequences, good and bad of every decision we make. So just make it. Decide. Go down the path. You can always figure it out. So, when I need to make a decision I look at the good and bad.

Then I decide, and then love, I commit to do it. I see this when Transform Ladies have decided that they are going to get off the diet rollercoaster. They make a decision and then they are committed. They’re committed to learning, to failing, to doing whatever it takes to move forward and to stop this diet, rollercoaster.

Love, this is the one thing I know for sure. We get this one life and we don’t know for how long, what decision are you going to make today for you? And the transformational questions are one, what decision do you need to make that is causing some chaos in your mind right now? Number two, what are the good and bad consequences of making that decision? And number three, what do you need to do to decide and commit to that decision right now?

And if you want to learn more on how to get off the diet roller coaster for good and go deeper on this work, I invite you to join Transform Weight Loss Program. This program is based on three elements, coaching community, and course our weight loss course. This program will help you implement the tools so you can live your best life in a body.

You go to Bflycoaching.com/join so much love for you. Love bye for now. Thank you for listening to this episode of Weight Loss for Successful Women. If you love what you heard today and want to learn more, come on over to bflycoaching.com. See you next week.


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