Hello, Beauties! The upside of not being easily convinced; aka skeptical. If you’ve been on this weight loss journey for a while, skepticism is probably your default position when hearing about the latest diet craze. Today, I want to delineate the difference between skepticism (which serves you) and cynicism (which sabotages you).
The upside of not being easily convinced
I remember the days of getting excited about the next diet fad. The euphoria of getting my hopes up AGAIN. And then the inevitable crash weeks or days later when it didn’t work for me.
That string of events landed me into a river of cynicism. Cynicism is defined as being distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. The diet industry had lost my trust. The result was building a wall to prevent me from ever engaging hope.
Building a wall keeps you from feeling the emotion that is present. It hurts too much to fail again so you push it down and keep it down with Doritos and Oreos. That boomerang effect always resulted in extra pounds.
Cynicism forces you into a victim mentality. It feeds on all the times you’ve tried and failed in the past and convinces you it can never be different.
Skepticism, on the other hand, implies discernment. It’s the place I meet most of my private clients. They believe there is a solution for them, but they are slow and deliberate about vetting any solution offered to them.
This is where I was when I met my mentor, Brooke Castillo. The solution she offered was unlike anything I’d ever heard. It rang true all the way to the center of me. She tapped into my internal wisdom; encouraged me to trust myself to look inward instead of outward.
Magic happens in that space!
Yes, I was still skeptical but I was equally curious. Four years later, her method taught me to heal old hurts and to reconnect with the beautiful part of myself that has always been available.
It’s the reason I coach. After years of listening to Oprah talk about finding your purpose and never being able to nail mine, I felt my soul lock into place. Teaching women like you to embrace their emotions and watching them bloom into their full self is exactly why I’ve had the history I have.
On a personal note, my skepticism/curiosity has done more than heal mental wounds. It has resulted in losing my first 50 lbs. This is not the first time I’ve lost 50 lbs but it is 50 lbs that will never return.
As it becomes visible to my friends that weight loss is happening, I am often asked “What are you doing?” The answer they expect is Weight Watchers or some other formulaic mainstream plan.
My solution turned out to be intermittent fasting and ketogenic way of eating. I learned to tune into my body and listened to its feedback.
Is that your solution? Maybe?
The only way to know for sure is to get busy connecting to your inner wisdom, learning to feel your emotions so you no longer need to eat them.
Are you skeptical? Hell Yes!
Do you need that wall you built? Hell NO!
Curious but don’t know how to tear it down? You are in the right place.
Use your skepticism to vet the tools I have to share with you.
Let this be your last time down the scale – move past losing weight to what is on the other side.
You might just lose all that weight along the way!
Let’s get together and share a phone call. Watch your skepticism melt away like mine did as these tools sink into your heart. Your highest calling is to take fall madly head over heels in love with your beautiful body. I am ecstatic to show you HOW!
and put “I’m so tired of being skeptical!” in the Subject line.
That will connect us and save your spot for your free 30-minute session with me. I’ll show you how learning to genuinely love yourself is the glue to losing weight without deprivation.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties!