I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...
and that you ate delicious food and connected with some loved ones, whether in person or virtually. 2020 is, after all, anything but a normal year in terms of how we all celebrated this holiday of feasting.
I enjoyed my Thanksgiving despite the circumstances, but found myself feeling really down about my body at the end of the weekend. (Yup, coaches have funks too.) The combination of 8+ months of pandemic life, topped by the Thanksgiving weekend (which for me this year, was like the Super Bowl of eating), left my body physically and emotionally, well, let's call it unhappy. I felt bloated, heavier, fatigued and generally 'blah'.
As a coach, I know that the mind and body operate in sync with each other. What I do to my body will affect my mindset, and how I am feeling emotionally will often affect my resolve to make good choices for my body. I knew I needed to break my bloated/blah state by implementing both body and mindset tweaks (small, simple actions and attitude shifts) that would create the change in my body that I wanted to see. Last Monday, right after the Thanksgiving weekend, I created a 5 Day BodyLove Series (so easy that I didn't even want to call it a 'challenge') to rescue my body from the bloat, and my mind from feeling the 'blahs'. And I decided to take my Instagram and Facebook followers along! I figured if I needed these tweaks, maybe some of you may too. For me, it has been so easy to get out of a routine during the Pandemic by eating a little too much, and doing a little too little! I wanted to remind myself, and to show my fellow participants, how easy the actions are that can have a big impact over time, when done consistently. I also wanted to demonstrate that the mind and body work together. Making changes in both areas actually increases their impact over the course of the week.
Missed the series? You can click below to watch all 5 videos now.
Each video discusses the specific body and mindset tweaks I made each day to banish the bloat, and beat the 'blahs'. By following along and trying some of these actions yourself, you can feel less bloated and tired, all while improving your attitude toward yourself. Remember, knowing what to do will not get you the results. Actually doing it is the only way to get you where you want to be. And by continuing to follow through on these actions over time, you are developing good habits that will continue to serve your mind and body well, without you even having to think about doing them! That is the way to make simple, sustainable changes that will last a long time to come.
Don't have time to watch the full series right now?
Only my newsletter subscribers get access to this written list of all 5 days of body and mindset tweaks.
Here is your 'Cheat Sheet'...a written outline of exactly what I recommended in the videos each day.
Read them to see just how easy it is to feel better in only 5 days!
Body Tweak: Drink more water and eat 1-2 servings of veggies per meal.
Mindset Tweak: Love Your Body.
Body Tweak: Eat healthy fats.
Mindset Tweak: Be proud of yourself. Acknowledge your progress.
Body Tweak: Slow down the meal by chewing and putting your fork down.
Mindset Tweak: Savor the meal. Satisfaction with food is your right and privilege.
Body Tweak: Move your body hourly in addition to your regular exercise routine.
Mindset Tweak: Be less critical of yourself.
Body Tweak: Be prepared with what you'll need to take action.
Mindset Tweak: Get some accountability from a friend, a group or a coach.
That's It...My 5 Days of BodyLove "Cheat Sheet".
Just 5 days of body and mindset tweaks that are easy to do but give you big results! I felt great at the end of last week, and I am continuing to follow the plan this week by doing as many of the actions I can each day (but not punishing myself when I misstep). Give it a try and let me know how it's going for you. Hit reply to fill me in! I'd love to hear from you.
Great News! Accountability and Stretch in 2021.
I am excited to be working on a small group program that will enable you to feel personally empowered and supported by me along with other women who also want to experience the same kind of personal growth. My experience with groups (as both a leader and a participant) has enabled me to see the amazing impact women have on each other when they are meeting together consistently. The energy created by groups of supportive women united by a common goal is enormous and I am very excited to create this loving and empowering environment for all of you. Watch my newsletter to see how this program develops! I'd love your feedback on this idea, so feel free to let me know how this sounds to you. Any thoughts or suggestions on this program are welcome, just hit reply or click here.
Of course, my one-on-one coaching is still available. Feeling "stuck" is no fun, but being able to shift gears and move the needle in your life is only a click away. Click here to schedule your free call with me to discuss how working together will open up the range of possibilities for you in 2021.
Let's stay connected...even more often!
To all my social media lovers, in addition to my presence on Facebook, I've finally joined the world of Instagram! Communicating on social media has been a great way to talk directly to the women I love, women like you. I enjoy hearing what you have to say, and seeing what resonates most with you as you navigate life during these 'tricky' times. My Instagram content is a bit more 'bite-sized' than these newsletters, but don't worry, they are still full of all the relevant intel! I am still discussing issues related to feeling better as you age, and will cover everything from food, movement, and lifestyle issues, to self-expression, slowing down and embracing joy.
I'd love for you to follow me on Instagram @wellnesscoachlori for discussions about things that can help you feel like you are aging better, and more importantly, like you are continuing to grow. And staying connected right now is a truly important way to learn, to thrive and to feel supported during these very challenging times.
Please come join me in this new way!
And as always, if there is any way I can help you get through a personally challenging time, or to meet your goals (big or small), while we are living life a little differently, click here and schedule a free discovery call. Then we can discuss how I can provide the system, stretch and accountability you need to get over some of the hurdles you are experiencing with respect to your health and life goals.
Together, we can take one step at a time so you experience life in a way that truly reflects the person you want to be as you age.
In Good Health,