You know that feeling when you go to a movie and the plot is so much deeper than you imagined? You tell your friends, “It wasn’t just a comedy…” and then share all the life lessons you walked out of the theater with.
Or you start reading a book and realize it has a deeper message than you originally expected and find yourself really inspired as you fly through the chapters.
Well, this is exactly how the women at The Weight Loss Code Live felt. (And honestly? It’s how I felt, too.)
Even though I know that weight loss is so much deeper than calories you consume or miles on the treadmill, I also know how seductive the diet industry is and how appealing the quick fixes feel.
So to be able to bring together a room of over 100 women willing to say they’re ready for a better way to lose weight – a permanent way to lose weight – and transform their lives makes this the most powerful weekend of MY life.
That’s why I’m so excited to share some of the major a-ha moments with you!
#1 Women Need Women Especially on their Weight Loss Journey
You’re not alone in your struggle. This is so hard to fully understand or realize when you’re trying to lose weight in isolation.
And although everyone is usually motivated when they start out, it’s easy to lose steam when life happens (ie, one of your kids get sick, you take a vacation, a major holiday rolls around, a night out with friends) and you feel back the beginning all over again.
The constant stop and start make it difficult to keep your momentum. And that’s when the shame and embarrassment kick in. That’s when you start thinking you don’t have what it takes or you might be able to reach your ideal weight but you won’t stay there.
At the event, many of the women reported how they had felt this way and they were convinced they were the only one.
This is why women need women. Period. You need community. It’s one of the main reasons I created The Energy To Thrive Facebook Group.
It’s a community of women committed to supporting and motivating each other. You also have the opportunity to discover even more tools from my live trainings and get your questions answered.
#2 Honor Your Current Weight
This is perhaps one of the most important moments of the event. And it’s simply this: You can’t hate yourself fat or thin. You just can’t. If you do, that self-loathing will keep you stuck.
What I shared with the women comes from the movie Christopher Robin (go watch it if you haven’t!)
Winnie The Pooh says this…
“What if I’ve noticed is to get to where I want to go I have to leave where I’ve been.” And I’ll take it one step further and say you have to honor where you’ve been and recognize that it carried you for a reason and now it’s time to move on from there.
It’s kind of like when Marie Kondo tells you to thank an article of clothing or thing you’re deciding to purge. Honor it and thank it for what’s it’s given you in your life.
From that point on, you’re ready to manage your mind for the changes you’ll be making. And you’ll be able to feel your feelings instead of feeding them.
#3 Get Emotionally Fit
One of the biggest takeaways is that you can’t just focus on a tactic – a trend or some sort of restricting diet.
You have to look at the bigger picture and what it all means for you. This requires you to not only look at what you’re eating and drinking but on your mind.
Being emotionally resilient is crucial to losing weight and stepping into the joy and confidence you’ve been looking for.
(Don’t you wish they taught THAT in high school?)
#4 Consistency Is Key
The entire weekend I kept saying, “You have to be WILLING to go on the journey to get to your destination.”
If you wanted to take a trip to London right now, there’s a solid chance you’ll have to get on a plane or a train to get there. You can’t avoid the journey part.
And when it comes to weight loss, the journey is how you finally stop the yo-yo approach and the constant stop and start.
Patience and consistency need to be your new BFFs when trying to reach your ideal weight.
#5 Baby Steps Are Critical for Healthy Weight Loss
Many women shared that one of the major things that have held them back from losing weight in a healthy, permanent way is the fear of getting started.
But the truth is that’s it’s way harder to stay stuck than it is to just take one small step forward. I focused an entire session on baby steps because it’s not talked about nearly enough in weight loss.
This is different from many approaches or methods which focuses on ALL or nothing, elimination, and cutting out entire food groups.
But it’s not at all how I lost 35+ lbs and kept it off for almost a decade, and it’s not how I’ve helped hundreds of women find their ideal weight (and stay there!) in my weight loss programs.
Start by taking a baby step.