Hello, Beauties! The JOY of Free Will: Freedom from deprivation. Deprivation is the most dangerous threat to losing weight and keeping it off. But, you’ve come to so closely associate it with weight loss, it might appear that losing weight is impossible without it.
The JOY of Free Will: Freedom from deprivation
I’m here today to invite you to challenge that belief. What if you have always had the ability to set yourself free from deprivation. To truly never feel it again? How would that change your journey down the scale to your healthy weight?
For lots of you, it is a game changer.
Close your eyes for a minute and feel the resistance to this idea. It might feel a little scary and a lot awkward. It’s the equivalent of being told black is white and expecting you to believe it because I claim it’s true.
Your brain draws on all your past weight loss experiences and tells you a hundred reasons that cannot be reality. But there is a downside to using the past as your barometer of what is possible. It dooms you to continue getting the same exact result – feeling deprived or its opposite – eating crap.
So, how do you break out of that pattern and claim your free will?
The first step is moving all that intellectual knowledge you’ve amassed from your head down into your heart.
Have you ever said: “I know what to do, I just don’t do it.”
What do you feel when that thought shows up? Frustration, Failure, Shame? They are all human but they also increase your stuckness.
Those mental AHA’s set you free intellectually but forget to tell your emotions. The door is metaphorically open and you can make a different choice BUT your emotions are still firmly melded with your history.
In the words of The Eagles in their song “Already Gone”
So often times it happens
that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key
So, if the doors are open, how do you emotionally free yourself and engage your free will?
Free will – the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion.
Again, great intellectual idea but scary if you’ve been a lifelong rule follower. Or a person who places a lot of value on what others think of you.
Exercising your free will requires you to be courageous and willing to be uncomfortable.
Why would you do that voluntarily? Because the payoff is increased confidence, self-esteem and Oh Yeah – pounds leaving your body without deprivation.
Most women need help with step one: taking action on all the intellectual knowledge about losing weight. A coach helps you dig into your thoughts and identify the ones that are blocking you.
What I know for sure (in true Oprah form) is that really BELIEVING that you always have a choice and are no longer the victim of whatever your past or your thoughts offer you is the definition of JOY.
Living from a place of JOY complete changes what you are willing to put in your mouth.
You thought your job was losing weight.
Actually, your job is embracing your free will and
making imperfect decisions that help you build new habits that move you closer
to taking amazing care of your beautiful body – the one you see in the mirror today.
If you’re thinking, that sounds great but I don’t think I could really execute it in real time, give me a call. I’ll walk you thru this process for your specific situation. It will also give you an opportunity to experience the power of coaching.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties!