weight loss

When the Scale Won't Move

Doesn’t the sun beating on your skin feel so good this time of year?  If you are like me, you have caught a serious itch to move more and more with the longer days and awesome weather (even if it snows every now and then still!).

With increased activity and motivation, there’s an expectation that our efforts would lead to some degree of weight loss.  We use the scale as our judge and referee, expecting it to tell us if we are OK or if we are doing a good job.  When the scale doesn’t move, we painfully and harshly beat ourselves up and follow the thought pattern that everything we are doing isn’t working and that something in us is broken.

How to drop the 'weight' and reclaim your confidence


Do you dread facing your closet in the morning?

Are you tired of the rollercoaster of starting and stopping your health and fitness focus?

Does the constant voice in your head that tells you "you are too fat" keep you tired, frustrated, and sad?

"Drop the Body Guilt: How to surrender the 'weight' and reclaim your confidence"

After a long day fighting with your own head and heart around whether you really have the energy to go workout, doing everything you can to eat with some sort of control, and spending most of our time caring for everyone but ourselves...what we're really longing for is time to do something that makes us feel good.


Being a woman is hard enough. But when you feel horrible because

  • your clothes don't fit
  • you feel run down because there never seems to be enough time for your needs
  • you are disappointed in yourself for "letting your body go"
  • you have tried everything and nothing seems to really work
  • you spend most of your time and head space beating yourself up for getting out of shape or gaining weight
  • and you feel guilty for not being a better role model of health for your kids...

well...it's even harder.

And trust me, you are not alone. There are so many women out there who are overwhelmed with how much there is to do, and how little time they seem to have left for themselves.

So, in this 60 minute tele-seminar, we will take a look at how to help you redefine what is possible for your life, your heart, and your health.

We will open up our vault and show you:

  • The number one strategy we use to help women kick start their health so they can start actually feeling good.
  • The 3 primary ways women sabotage themselves and how to quickly make sure you don't make these mistakes yourself.
  • Our super smart trick that turns your goals into easy action steps you can fully commit to and achieve with confidence.

We know you work very hard and are proud to be a devoted and driven woman. If you're committed to getting your health in order now in service of living a long life and to create the ease and power that comes with feeling amazing in your body, you must join us. Living a healthy life in which I wake up loving my body and treating it well is one of my greatest gifts that I can share, and I know you will gain super valuable and practical insights from what we have created.  Losing weight and having more energy are great outcomes, but what matters most in the end is how you consciously respect and honor yourself and your body by attending to your needs.  We have the tools that will make it so much easier for you!

How to Create Confidence From a Body That Works

Eventbrite - Creating Confidence From A Body That WorksJoin us April 29th from 7-8:30 to learn more about how Restoration Fitness is supporting amazing moms who give so much to others that their health and self-care has fallen off the priority list in their own lives. We know the feeling of neglect and guilt all too well and how it can completely sabotage your life.  As  moms and business owners, we know what it is like to feel overwhelmed by all we have to do and how challenging it can feel to get control of  time so we can prepare healthy meals and snacks, get in workouts, get rest, and still have a little brain space to grant self-compassion in our lives for what we know we "aren't doing".

We will share what we are learning and how we have created a program that gives moms out-of-this-world accountability, education, and support to help them gain control, confidence, and the energy to be the proud and excited women they want to be!  We will have snacks and a glass of wine too!!


Sidelining negative emotions with one technique

This past week I have pondered the question of whether it is possible to think yourself out an emotional response. This is important to me as I examine my reaction to so many different things in my life, but specifically to how I react to stress. I tent to get anxious, overwhelmed, fearful and then completely disabled when stress mounts. After a chat with my pastor, he suggested I take a look at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a means to change my self-talk and create a different response to my habitual negative one. I have been introduced to this type of therapy through the WellCoaches training I am taking right now, but when I thought about it on a more personal level, it occurred to me that this therapy could be used to help people overcome negative habits of any kind. Relationship expert, Dr Alice Boyes, Psychologist suggests we list our negative thoughts or reactions and when they come up again we replace the thought for ourselves with a third person. It would look something like this.. Rather that hearing "You are a failure", you would replace the statement with an observation..."Oh there goes Susie again, she things I am a failure, but I know I am (replace with whatever positive truth you would like)." In this way we take out the emotion and allow ourselves to replace it with a thought is more rational and purposeful.

Another approach to derail the automatic emotional response is to immediately begin to "distract" the pattern by walking through a familiar process that brings you peace. For example, let's say you hear yourself thinking about how you feel disgusted with your late night eating and you start to berate yourself for having no will power. The moment you hear that, say to yourself "My emotions are lying to me", and then start to walk yourself through a process of something you love. Imagine every detail of the process. For me, I like to think about putting on my running shoes and going starting a run. I have to think through every step of opening up the laces, getting on my sock, sliding my foot in, tightening up each level, tying the bow and then the double knot...and so on. Once you get about half-way into the process, you will likely notice your emotional response has waned, and you can begin to think differently or react more rationally to your situation.

This may not work every time, but with practice, it can help get you started with changing you negative emotions so you can be empowered to create positive change!

Fitness Beyond Definition

As many of you know, I have been an avid runner since the age of 13. In fact, I can’t remember ever feeling particularly out of shape since I first started running. So it’s not surprising that I recently told someone that I haven't been this out of shape since I was 12. After laying low to try to get pregnant, and then the restricted activity while pregnant, and then the recovery time, I have gradually turned to mush. This is a tough reality to swallow for a girl whose life work is all about healthy fitness. The bright side is that I have two beautiful and amazing little boy munchkins that are a great trade off, I get to empathize with my clients a little more, and I get to redefine what fitness means for me. Fitness and being “in shape” comes in all shapes and sizes. I have always known there were different varieties and levels of being fit because even within my own beloved sport, I was a distance girl, and didn’t train to sprint. I also played basketball, but put a softball in my hands and I was all thumbs. Which is to say, what does being in shape mean to us? Is it all about aesthetics, the ability to participate in particular sports, the way our fitness levels our stress, or how we improve our life expectancy?

Ideally, fitness is a multicolor coat that can change and evolve and become what we need it to be. In order to birth my two little boys, I needed to be fit mentally, emotionally, and to have a huge sense of calm and endurance in my body. Still, I long for that runner’s high after a long day on the path. But now that I am a mom, I am forever trying to squeeze one more minute out of my day, and one more ounce of energy to put toward my workouts. If I do get the chance to workout, it feels completely different, and it is definitely much harder than it used to be!

To keep my motivation up, I recently stumbled across some winning fitness blogs that were ranked by Fitness Magazine and its readers earlier this year. Their “Fitterati” blogger awards are broken into great categories like best healthy living blog, best running blog, or best nutrition blog. My favorite so far is MizFit and The Body of a Mother. But don’t take my word for it, check out the list and see if one of these bloggers catches your eye. Or, just keep reading here…I am passing on all I learn to you every day!