In a perfect world it would be easy to say "this is one meal, I'm going to enjoy it," but in the United States about two-thirds of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese and about half of adult Americans are trying to lose weight at any given time (CDC, 2018). This time of the … Continue reading Tips for Getting Through Social Eating
Here's the blog post to pair with the video on the stages of change model. It's a bit more detailed about the initial studies that lead to the development of the model. I highlight some of the findings that DiClemente and Prochaska had even though the initial samples were small. As a coach , I want my client to succeed, but that also means that we need to be honest when looking at their over goals, where they are currently in their life and what they're willing to invest in making change. Not everyone is ready for big change, hell, not everyone is ready for small change either - change is scary, but scary doesn't mean impossible. You just need to give yourself time.
It's been about a month since I've written on here, but let's be honest, that was a recipe - that's not real writing. I've said it before on Facebook more recently, but here as well - I write when I feel compelled. I write when I feel it's the most beneficial to me. I feel … Continue reading Catching Up
If you've ever lost weight - extreme or not - there's always the fear that you may revert back to your original size. That even if you've been practicing habits for years that you will wake up one day and magically lose them. As someone who was obese that fear is in the back of … Continue reading I Think I Found My Groove Again
The past four Decembers I've thought about what I wanted to do in the New Year. I've thought about what I had already accomplished and how I could build on that. Last year, my goals consisted of competing in my second bikini competition, getting stronger in my lifts and excelling at my job. I entered … Continue reading You Can Fail and Not Be A Failure, 2017 I’m Coming For You
We all talk about the importance of enjoying the ride. Enjoying the journey as you develop and accomplish goals and figure out how to create some kind of balance in your life. It's not a 50/50 balance I'm seeking and I think most of you will agree that you're not looking for that either, but some days 60/40 feels equal or 25/75 gives relief.
Part of my coaching incorporates writing. I mentioned that a few posts back when I did the "Shoulds" post. Everything I believe I should be and where I learned it. This post is from another assignment I gave a client last week. What are all the mean words and phrases you say to yourself and … Continue reading If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say
This past week I conducted an experiment. I thought it was a pretty important experiment. I told JP and my therapist about it. I told them both that wanted to show others what my old eating habits looked like in comparison to my current day. I think too many people stumble across my page and … Continue reading I Grabbed What I Could and Tried To Let Go of Things and People
Yesterday was a big day. Mentally for me I felt like I was in a good place to try a day of eating like the old me. The me before the fitness and health journey. A lot of people throughout the day said I was brave because this would give them anxiety. I guess it's … Continue reading Day of Eating: Old Cristina versus New Cristina
It's Tuesday and that means that our social media feeds will be filled with transformations. I know I'll be sharing mine. You'll get the clear visual for many of the transformations, but a few will also make note of mental growth or strength gains that aren't completely visible. Especially lately, I've been trying to look … Continue reading Challenge Accepted: Old Me versus New Me