Kristin emailed me a while back and I was so taken with her upbeat personality and her desire to help women that I asked her to do a guest post. I am all for women empowering other women and I believe that Kristin has a passion for that as well. Full disclosure: she’s a Beachbody coach, and while I do not use any Beachbody products myself, I feel that Kristin genuinely wants to help others with her knowledge and experience. If you are interested in talking with her, her contact info is at the bottom of her post.
Self-Care: The Long Game
Failure doesn’t come from falling down, it comes from not getting back up
I recently heard that 60% of women who attempt to lose weight, quit. Whether that’s true or not, it’s not terribly surprising. Like, not at all.
People get so excited about starting a new weight loss plan. It’s like we’re in an altered state; we make inflated plans for this new person we know we are going to become – this energized, take life by the horns person who is finally “An After”.
Well, until we stop.
Yes, we stop because we get hungry, tired, we’re in a bad mood, get a cold, life happens or we just don’t feel like it anymore.
And then there’s wine and chocolate. And pizza and ice cream. And a nap versus the gym.
The real fight is not about never stopping. It’s about getting back up when you do. That’s the truth and that’s what leads to sustainable self-care and long term weight loss. You are stronger than you know and part of strength is wisdom; the wisdom to learn from your challenges by seeking personalized support to accept that obstacles aren’t going anywhere, and to accept the help to get back up.
And, loving yourself.
What I am talking about is real-life self-care that embraces the big picture in all its messiness, and recognizes that real transformation is a process and quite necessarily involves falling down, but most importantly… getting back up.
So, who am I and why should you care?
- I have been a Life/Success Coach for over 8 years
- I have a Master’s degree in counseling psychology
- I am a Beachbody Coach: their products have radically improved my health and my life and I want to share that benefit with others
I am inviting anyone whose interest is piqued to join a private online Facebook accountability group. I am also available for private coaching sessions when – not if -you hit a bump in the road. I offer a personalized consultation; reviewing your fitness history, your personal relationship to food and exercise, as well as your goals so that I can connect you with the right fitness and eating plan.
However, if cost is prohibitive, I will never turn anyone away. If ANYONE wants to change, I will be her ally!
Here is what some of my “Challengers” have said about participating in my private online group;
“Kristin you are consistently caring, supportive, motivating and skillful with those that you coach. You walk the walk, are honest when you stumble and never pass judgment. Couldn’t ask for anyone better to have my back.” Hollie
“So many times in the past, I have started with the best intentions to lose weight and get healthy, yet something always seems to get in the way. Working with Kristin has made this time feel different and sustainable. Kristin has created a safe space to help me keep going through the highs and lows. She is extremely knowledgeable, insightful, funny and committed to seeing people live their healthiest lives.” Jodi
“I cannot say enough good things about Kristin!!!! She is one of the kindest people I know! She is also very motivating and always there for you! She is also really helpful with the emotional part of why we don’t always do what is best for us:-). As an added bonus…….she also has a great sense of humor, which is very helpful when you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape!!!” Mimi
If you’re ready to play the “Self-Care Long Game”, or have questions, please reach out to me at: Let’s Talk! email@example.com