I run 5k for this little girl

She was about 9 years old. She was always told that she was chubby, bad at sport and that she really should lose some weight.

 

One evening her mother decided that it would be a great idea to go for a jog. She wore a pink tracksuit and looked like a little Piglet. She never went running before. She was gasping for air within the first couple of minutes and…

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Big weight questions answered

The world of weight loss is full of confusion, conflicting information and fear. I talk to so many women who are never satisfied with the number on the scale, never satisfied with the way they look and they wait to start living their lives when…. they hit the target number, when they buy the smallest pair of jeans, when….

 

They often have many questions because as I said before the…

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4 simple strategies to help you reach THAT resolution

Welcome to the 2nd week of January. How are your New Year’s Resolutions? Holding up strong, I hope.

I know many of my clients (and a lot of other people too!) add “loose weight” to their list of goals for the New Year, and some of them succeed. Have you ever wonder what the difference might be between those who do and those who fail?

It often comes down to the…

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Food – friend or foe?

Food friend or foe

Isn’t it funny that something essential to live causes so many of us anxiety, and insecurity? Not to mention confusion!! I don’t think there is any other topic in the world so wildly discussed, with so many opposing points of view being promoted as the “right way”.

 

Then you need to add the very complicated relationships so many of us have with it. We use to celebrate when things are…

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Let yourself love the package you came in – Amy Shumer talking to Oprah

Oprah Super Soul Conversation

I love a good podcast and today I want to invite you to listen to Oprah talking to Amy Schumer on her Super Soul Conversations.

 

They talk very openly about body image, confidence, acceptance, sex, and #metoo.

 

There are so many truth bombs there, and here are some of my takeaways.

 

  • You become what you believe. When you switch the paradigm, you are willing the see things differently and they become…

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Are you a binge or emotional eater?

One minute you’re enjoying a scoop of your favourite ice-cream, the next you’ve actually finished the whole tub. And some of the chocolate sauce you had in the fridge for the emergencies. What happened? When did you cross the line from enjoyment to concern?

I am sure you’ve heard about emotional eating and binge eating. Are they the same? Are they different? Do you know which one is part of…

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If I was in my ideal body….

Last week I asked you what would you do if you were in your ideal body and you answered so openly and thoughtfully.

 

Here are some answers I received:

 

  • I would do a skydive for charity
  • Buy and wear some super sexy hot dresses
  • Book a boudoir shoot
  • Run a 10k
  • Walk around the house naked
  • Keep wearing a bikini on holiday/ at the spa – I believed I was…

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What would you do if…

Today I want to keep it short and sweet and actually give you homework.

Get your journal out (just pen and paper will do too, so don’t look for excuses here) and answer this question:

 

If I was in my ideal body what would I do this year?

 

This is it – just one question to explore and journal about. And please share in the comments so I can support you.

 

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It’s complicated

I’ve always felt judged because of my body and not having a perfect figure. Whether that was true or not I disqualified myself from doing things I loved, from building relationships and convinced myself that I’m shy, and it’d be better for me to hide in the corner.

 

I let myself believe that just because I wasn’t a perfect size 8* (insert the number that resonates with you) I was less…

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I thought I wasn’t enough

I spent my teenage years obsessing that I wasn’t enough, always looking for the seal of approval from others. I wanted to be liked, accepted, fit in.

 

I wasted my 20s trying and failing to lose weight. I cried myself to sleep many nights thinking if only I could lose 10kg then I would be – pretty, popular, lovable – able to go out in the world and do the…

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