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5 Strategies to Show Up For Yourself More Consistently

5 Strategies to Show Up For Yourself More Consistently

After years of coaching and working with hundreds of women on learning to take better care of themselves, I have learned that the biggest obstacle in attaining a health goal for most women is their inconsistency with the ACTIONS necessary for change to occur.

In other words, too much compromise. Lack of consistent discipline.

Compromise sounds an awful lot like this:

The Key to Stellar Health

The Key to Stellar Health

I have a client who works 60 hours a week, only gets 4 hours of sleep a night, has serious relationship issues, and worries incessantly about her finances. She also wants to lose 30 pounds and increase her energy levels.
It would be insane for me to implement an aggressive exercise program, reduce her calories (both of which are forms of stress) and expect her to feel better and lose weight without addressing her biggest issue…the stress LOAD in her life.
Here is why….

So You Want To Quit?

So You Want To Quit?

Quitting is tempting. It is easy. It is liberating…for a moment.

No one ever does it on a GOOD day.

Nope. You do it on the days that struggle seeps into your flow, and insecurity whispers lies that you will never arrive at your destination. You start to question everything and, worst of all, you fail to remember why started traveling down this road to begin with.

It is on those days that you would do anything for a little more GRIT to keep going, silence the fear, and reclaim your flow.

Gardening Gone Wrong and Fat Loss Done Right

Gardening Gone Wrong and Fat Loss Done Right

10 years ago, when we moved to Montana, my husband and I built a killer vegetable garden complete with raised beds, a drip hose system and 6-foot tall fences to keep the deer out. We brought in rich soil and everything we could think of to fertilize it with. Our planting technique was meticulous and I am pretty sure we planted just about every vegetable that could possibly grow in the climate of Northwest Montana.

Then reality set it….

7 Easy Ways to Invest in Your Health at the Grocery Store

7 Easy Ways to Invest in Your Health at the Grocery Store

Improving your health, means bettering your habits: how you move, how you handle stress, how you eat, and even how you SHOP!

You have heard it a million times…you ARE what you eat! Your cells, the building blocks of life, are made-up of whatever you are putting in your mouth. Literally, the integrity of your biology depends on the quality of your food. What you eat is a really big deal.

Listen, I get it…

You’re busy and tired and stressed AND you want to reclaim your health and feel better! You want to have more energy to do all of the things you love and you want to rock those jeans that have been hiding in the back of the closet since the close of the last century.

Lessons for Better Movement (and better living) via Ido Portal’s Movement Camp, Singapore, 2013

Lessons for Better Movement (and better living) via Ido Portal’s Movement Camp, Singapore, 2013

The day I stumbled into Ido Portal’s work was a big day for me. I felt as though someone was giving me permission to move my body again, which sounds CRAZY considering I have dedicated most of my life to movement! But the sad truth is that after years of training others, I found myself becoming more and more specialized in my approach to movement, which had me expressing myself within tighter parameters and becoming less of the movement artist I know myself to be.

Portal’s work speaks directly to my insatiable desire to explore movement and physical possibility. He has literally created a “movement” that invites people everywhere to heighten their own capacity for movement artistry.

Is “Perfection” Preventing You From Getting Healthy?

Is “Perfection” Preventing You From Getting Healthy?

A few weeks ago I had pictures taken for the Grace & Grit website. They exceeded my expectations in every way. The stars must have been aligned because everything involved in the shoot turned out perfect: the weather, the location, the team and…the dress.

I had long held a vision for what I wanted the pictures to convey: grace, action, hard work and chaos. I wanted those qualities to come out in the pictures because, in my book, that is what transformation looks and feels like.

Knowing that my search for such a dress locally would be hopeless, I scoured the internet for HOURS late at night looking for the dress that would bring the “Grace” of my vision to life

START HERE on the Road to Strong, Sexy and Fit

START HERE on the Road to Strong, Sexy and Fit

What sets your heart on fire?
What are you here to Cause? Create? Contribute? Inspire?
What do you stand for?
What do you want to be remembered for?

The answers run through your veins, float on the tide of your breath and anchor themselves into the deepest part of your soul. They come obediently and swiftly for some, reluctantly and stubbornly for others. No matter, if you seek them, they will come.

And when they do… you can hide from them, avoid them and even deny them… but beware! To do so, is to retreat from your own worth and your most fulfilling life.

Actually…you can.

Actually…you can.

Let today be the day; a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start, a new page.

Call it what you will, but today can be the day you choose to start the journey home to vibrant health and the destiny that can only be realized through it.

Give voice to that deep ache within you, the knowing that you will never feel fulfilled and actualized until you play full out as the strong, magnificent woman you truly are.

Enough hiding.

Enough contempt, neglect and abuse to the miracle that is your body.

Enough self-doubt, self-neglect, and self-loathing.

Enough excuses. Enough procrastination. Enough storytelling.

Enough reasons why you can’t. No one wants to hear it. Not even you.

Enough of what you don’t want.

It doesn’t matter why you think you can’t. You absolutely CAN.

This is not just health coaching—it’s a personalized road map to the prime of your life. It’s coaching that will make today feel like the best days of your life are ahead of you, no matter where you’re at right now.

 

 

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