This has to change!
When it happened 7 years ago, my sides bulged over my pants, my suit jacket wouldn’t button, and I came home from the office dead ass tired every single day.
The sight of that fat and the exhaustion disgusted me.
And as badly as I wanted it to change, I feared failing again.
I had done every diet and lost weight only to gain it all back - again and again.
So I wondered if I could actually make it happen for REAL.
And frankly, I was also embarrassed to tell Roger that I was spending more money on trying to lose weight. [Don’t mistake “telling” him for “asking” him. But that discussion is for another day.]
My point here is this…
That “I have to do something” feeling was too strong to ignore.
So through fear and doubt, I did it what I needed to do because I deserve to feel good!
Many women reading this are feeling exactly what I’m talking about.
You desperately need to make a change but…
You’re letting fear keep you stuck - in bad relationships, in jobs you hate, and from losing the weight that’s making you despise the way you look and feel.
And I get it because I did that too many times to count before I finally STOPPED!
It was scary in the beginning, for sure.
But when I stopped letting fear rule my life, I dropped the weight and felt so much better.
I also saw power, control, confidence when I looked in the mirror.
BUT an even more positive impact took shape in that change.
Through improving my physical and mental health, I developed the strength to take complete control of every other aspect of my life.
And THAT strength showed up big when my work life became unbearable.
This time, fear and doubt were even louder, but I faced them bravely and left a system (and people) that no longer aligned with my ethics, beliefs, and values.
I can trace my ability to take that leap back to the day I looked in the mirror, disgusted and said:
THIS HAS TO CHANGE!
It was a direct result of the real strength I’d created.
And that’s when I truly began living a life of joy beyond what I’d ever imagined.
You see - this change I share with you and help women make is so much more than losing weight.
It’s about living life on your terms - with power, integrity, kindness, choice, faith, and joy!
But it has to start with a decision to stop giving into the fear that’s keeping you paralyzed in unhappiness and weakness.
I decided to CHOOSE how I wanted to feel and look, and that led to being powerful enough to CHOOSE how I want to live!
If you know THIS HAS TO CHANGE, but you’re stuck in fear…
You have one shot - one opportunity - to seize everything you ever wanted - everything you want!
So I’d love to hear your experiences and thoughts on this
I’d love to know if you will capture your shot or let it slip by?
[Thank you, Eminem, for the Inspo.]
You know it, right?
The dread that comes as you face all the clothes you know won’t fit.
Then then disgust as you stand over a pile of clothes after you tried on 10 outfits.
You tugged on and stretched out the shirts.
You “sucked it in” to zip jeans.
In the end, you’re in tears and feel “fat.”
For a split second, SHE flashed into my head today.
Then I pulled on these jeans and smiled remembering that’s not my life anymore.
That fat girl still tries to visit me every once in a while.
She tries to pull me back into her fear and lack of confidence.
But my mind is as STRONG as my body now.
So her voice is much softer and her emotions carry far less power these days.
If you still struggle with her, please hear this…
Losing weight is awesome.
Buying skinny jeans is amazing.
But you get rid of those negative feelings about yourself by working on your INSIDES and your outsides!
I’d love to hear your experiences with the closet.
Are you still in that struggle?
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Hi, I'm Lori!
I'm a wife, mom, grandma, former college professor and VP, turned weight loss and fitness professional passionate about helping busy, professional women lose weight and manage burnout levels of stress, so you live comfortable and confident in your own skin - and never diet again.