I have been thinking about ladies and how amazing they are. How they have these stories. We have never been taught how to manage our minds. Coaching, hands down has been the most impactful tool that has helped me achieve goals and dreams. A life coach is for your mindset. Have you ever been coached? Ready to dip your toe in —- Go to bflycoaching.com/BC to sign up for the Transform BootCamp. This Boot Camp is going to be Amazing! The Boot Camp will Begin on August 28th.
Do you ever feel unmotivated in weight loss? Like you just don’t want to do it, you don’t want to show up for yourself. You don’t even want to think about it anymore.
We all do hard things, have done hard things. When we have success we do not even remember the hard part of achieving it.
Join me in this episode as I talk about the difference between achieving your goals or not – doing things even when you don’t want to, when you are unmotivated, uninspired.
It does not take motivation, but momentum. Join me in this episode as I dive into how to create momentum. I will give you 3 learning tools to lead you to success in your weight loss.
And if you want to learn more about my tools – take my free course. You can go to bflycoaching.com/ready to take it and learn the fundamentals of what I teach, tools that can help you start to lose weight.
You are listening to the Weight Loss for Successful Women podcast with Shannan Christiansen episode number 97. 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.
Hello love. So happy to be back with you. Are you feeling a little uninspired, maybe a little unmotivated, and maybe you just don’t want to think about your weight anymore. If you’re feeling this way, stay tuned because I’m going to share some tips on what to do. And you know, my love, if you are loving this show please rate and review the show. Also make sure that you subscribe so I’m in your list every Wednesday morning.
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Love, we just finished the five-day challenge and I love the challenges. I do them frequently, and I just love them. I love meeting women, hearing their stories, and watching them have these aha moments where they start to believe again, believe in themselves again. It is one of my favorite things. I have been thinking about ladies, you know I always do, and how amazing we are as women and how you and other women have these stories.
I mean love, you’ve done some hard things. You’ve been through a lot. You have a story. We have been taught a lot of things in our lives, but mostly we were never taught how to manage our mind. How do we even start to change our thoughts and beliefs, even how to become aware of what’s even going on in our brain.
Our subconscious has a lot of stuff going on and we live in autopilot most of the time. This is just how we’re wired. And this is where coaching comes into play. Coaching, hands down, has been the most impactful tool that has helped me achieve goals and dreams. See, we don’t think twice about athletics and even leaders in companies having coaches.
The Olympics are going on right now and we would never see an athlete show up to the Olympics without a coach. I mean, it just would never happen. See, athletes need someone to show them things that they can’t see, show them how to improve and cheer them on. A life coach is that for your mindset.
See, what is missing in all the diets, why they don’t work, is because coaching for the most part is not part of them. Real coaching with a trained coach who knows how to ask you questions, give you feedback, offer ideas and cheer you on. I know most of my listeners to this podcast may have never seen coaching, never watched it, or even been coached themselves. So I am doing something I have never done before.
Never, in the history of the history. I am hosting the Transform BootCamp. This is not your typical boot camp. This is a mindset boot camp. This is a five-day experience where you will be able to watch ladies be coached, and you’ll also be able to be coached by me. Yes, yours truly. I am also going to teach my fundamentals.
So for five days, I am going to teach and coach. You will leave this boot camp understanding how to lose weight for the last time and how to start to change your mindset so you can lose weight for the very last time, live your very best life in a body that you love. So have you ever been coached? If not, or maybe you have a little bit, but you’re ready to really dip your toe in, go to bflycoaching.com/BC, B as in boot, C as in camp to sign up. This boot camp is going to be amazing. The bootcamp is going to start on August 28th, so you will want to get signed up well before then. Ooh, so good.
So I was listening to this podcast from Russell Brunson. He is a business expert. Honestly, he is really successful in the business world and I love listening to him for business, but in one of his recent episodes, he had received a question from one of his listeners about what do you do when you feel uninspired? It reminded me of how we can feel this in weight loss. We can feel unmotivated.
We don’t want to do it. We don’t want to show up for ourselves. We don’t even want to think about it anymore. Russell basically went on to say that mostly he does not feel inspired. This really resonated with me so much because I teach this in Transform. See, somewhere along the way, maybe because of movies, I’m not sure where we learned it, probably in our socialization, we think that we have to be inspired, motivated to do something, to achieve our goals. We think we have these ideas that people who have lots of success are different from ourselves.
I just want to tell you love, we all have a human brain. Lizzie is always trying to pull us back into the cave, trying to keep us the same. And this is the same for all humans. At the core and how our brain is wired we’re not very different. We’re wired pretty similarly. We have a lizard brain. And so this is why I tell you this because you are no different. You can lose weight in a way that feels like love. And for the last time. And I know this because I did it.
And you and me, we’re wired pretty similarly. When I think about all the things that I’ve accomplished, accomplishing them feels amazing. But everything up to that point, well my love, it is hard. See, the difference between achieving your goal and not is doing things when you don’t want to, when you’re unmotivated, uninspired. I can give you dozens and dozens of examples of this in my own life. When I was getting my MBA, the weekly grind of the work was hard, crazy hard. Like there were times that I was like, I don’t know if I am going to be able to do this. Am I smart enough for this. I had all sorts of doubts, but I just kept going. I kept figuring it out. And I received my masters.
Now, when I look back, mostly I remember the success of achieving it. I don’t really remember about all the hard work and grind that went into it. I think about this too when I was in labor with my son, I was in labor for 16 hours. I know some of you ladies can feel me on that. And I did not have any drugs or an epidural.
I know, I was young. I wanted to do it naturally. I had a midwife. I’m pretty sure if I had a baby now, maybe I would say give me the epidural. But at that time I did not. So the 16 hours were tough, I mean, they were really tough. They were painful. But then I held Taylor in my arms and immediately I forgot about the hard, the tough. The pain went away. I remember holding him, feeling love that I had never felt in my whole life. I had so much love for this little human, and thinking, I really had this thought I could do this again right now. I could do this again, because it was such an amazing feeling. I forgot about the hard.
See, we forget about the hard. We forget all the things that we’ve done. All the hard things. We remember the amazingness, the success. This is important to remember because mostly when you’re going after a goal, a dream, you don’t want to do it. You won’t want to do the grind. Shoot, you won’t even want to start. I think about this with my walk every day.
Many days, Lizzie will serve up all the reasons why I should stay in bed or do something else. I just know I won’t be motivated to do it, and I do it anyway. I put my tennis shoes on, I put my hat on and I just get walking. See, when you take a step forward, you are creating momentum. By me putting on my tennis shoes, putting on my hat, I am starting to create momentum.
Kara Loewentheil is one of my peers and she was one of my teachers and she teaches a concept she calls the infinite 1%. Basically, it is based on Newton’s law of motion. The hardest part of doing anything is the first 1%. See, when you go from not moving to moving, the hardest part is getting up. But once you’re in motion, the momentum makes it easier. Have you ever rode a bike? I have. And let me tell you, when you first start pedaling, it’s tough to get it moving, but once you get it going, you get some momentum and it gets easier. The first 1% of losing weight, it feels difficult, learning tools, showing up for yourself, paying attention to your body. But once you start moving forward, you start creating momentum.
So here are some tips. Number one, come into awareness of the thoughts that are keeping you from moving forward. Thoughts like, I don’t have time. I can’t do it. I’m just not motivated today. Number two, decide what you want to believe instead of those other thoughts and take one simple step forward, just one step at a time. And three, understand my love that the first steps will feel the hardest, but once you’re in motion, you’ll gain some momentum. And then when you have a community of support around you, you’ll continue that momentum.
Ooh, it’s so good. Expecting that you will be inspired or motivated to do something, well my love, that is just sabotage. That is how you keep yourself stuck on the diet roller coaster. Because mostly, you won’t be either inspired or motivated, but when you do it anyway, when you don’t feel like it, well, that is where the magic lives.
The transformational questions today are one, what is keeping you stuck right now, and what thoughts are driving it? And number two, how can you start to build some momentum?
And if you want to learn more about my tools, take my free course. You can go to bflycoaching.com/ready to take it and learn the fundamentals of what I teach. Tools that can help you start to lose weight for the very last time. So good. Bye for now love.
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