007 – It’s Going to Take Work

 In this episode of the podcast, I go deep into the inner workings of the journey to self-love.  It takes serious work, and you aren’t going to get where you’re going over night.

There are a lot of things that go into it – it takes time, discipline, commitment, energy, and let’s face it – WORK.  But don’t get discouraged just because it can get hard sometimes.  All good things take time and energy.

This is a journey to having a relationship with yourself – to loving yourself unconditionally.  It’s about learning about yourself and starting over.  If you really want to heal your relationship with food and your body, it will undoubtedly take some work.

But you need to know that you are WORTH the effort and the hard work.  You have to know without a shadow of a doubt that you can get through this, because on the other side is freedom.  Freedom from food, freedom from the scale, freedom from the fight with your body.

I’m still going through this myself.  I have hard days and then I have really hard days.  But the difference now is that I know that my old behaviors are not going to get me to where I want to go.  They aren’t in alignment with who I want to be, so I don’t engage in them.

You cannot go through this alone.  You have to believe in something bigger than yourself.  Ask God for help, and if you aren’t religious, ask the Universe and use the Law of Attraction.  But I promise you that you cannot do this by yourself.  I tried – and I failed until I could not try anymore.

To heal and recover, we have to get real with ourselves and look at parts of ourselves that we don’t love.  That can be painful, but it’s also necessary.  That’s why you need the support of others, and God (or the Universe) to help you through.

Change does not happen overnight.  You have to stay committed and ask for help when you need it.  The bottom line is that you do not have to struggle anymore.

I created my program, Body Redeemed, to help support you in your journey.  I help you break old habits and guide you to a place of self-love and acceptance; which ultimately helps heal your relationship with your body and with food.  Lose weight (or gain weight if you need it) without dieting.  I created a free e-book download for you, and you can sign up for a free discovery call with me if you are interested in learning more about the program.

You don’t have to struggle anymore, as long as you’re willing to do the work!

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003 – A Little Bit About Me… Can You Relate?

Own Your Journey Podcast Art-minIn this third episode of Own Your Journey, I get a little bit personal.  I dive deep into how I got to where I am in my own journey so that you know where I’m coming from with all this stuff.
If you have been following me for a while, you know my fitness and health journey has been a long one, and it’s far from over.  I go all the way back to the beginning of it all, when I set to lose weight after graduating from Penn State in 2010.
At some point along the way, something switched in my head, that told me I was never small enough or thin enough.  I was always seeking external validation in various forms, and suddenly, before I knew it, I was addicted to watching the scale go down.  I was addicted to losing weight.
I talk about my journey through not knowing I was anorexic, to my wakeup call when I realized that I actually did have a problem, and all of the battles I endured when it came to the relationship with my body and with food as a result.
Everything that I did was related to my physical image in some way.  I was always trying to prove something, and I’m still not even sure what that was.  From competing in bikini competitions, to getting breast implants (since removed), my body was just never good enough for me.
There is way more to my story than what’s talked about in this podcast, and I promise you that we will eventually talk about ALL of it.  Many of my beliefs were validated and ingrained into my behavior by people and experiences.  There’s a lot to that, and I promise we’ll get there!
This episode is a high-level overview of my experience with my own body image and self-love journey.  My lowest point is revealed, and how this podcast came to be will be apparent after you listen to this episode!
If you can relate to any of my story, I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment below and tell me what your biggest struggle is right now when it comes to your body image or health.  I’d love to help you!  Please share this episode with anyone who might benefit from it.
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