How to Light the Tunnel
I have heard the expression “the light at the end of the tunnel” – I have used it many times myself in the past…. As in “I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel!” However, the light at the end of the tunnel does not actually exist. The light exists inside of you. It has dimmed down by fear, sadness, doubt, anger or pain though. Inside there has been a little voice.
I’m Just a Regular Person That Decided
I find that a lot of other coaches put themselves on a pedestal like they have everything all figured out all the time. Let me just tell you – that is NOT me. I find that people try to put me on a pedestal, thinking that they could never do what I have done. Wait a minute gurrrrrllll – have I overcome some pretty serious shit – YES. Is this something that no one else could do? Well – technically NO – you have your own battles.
Could boosting your health boost your relationship too?
Over the past year, I have gone on a journey to focus on boosting my health, mind and body. However, I haven’t been on this journey alone, thankfully. I had my partner in life, love and crime with me - my husband, by my side, on his own journey as well to a healthier life.
As anyone knows, marriage and relationships can go through ups and downs, but it’s how you go through these as a team that makes a lasting relationship strong. We are Team Paulsen in my house. Me and my husband, standing side by side, having each other’s backs down to the end. Whatever hellfire may come; natural disasters, war or the complete meltdown of a kid – it’s us against the world.
Stuck in the “Diet” Cycle?
Do you find yourself trying each new fad diet that comes out to have either mediocre results or lose weight just to gain it back? You might be stuck in the “diet” cycle. The longer that you stay in this vicious cycle the more you compound your unhealthy relationship with food. You can then form more concrete beliefs that it is hard for you to lose weight or that you are going to struggle with your weight forever.
6 Signs of Food Addiction – From a Recovering Food Addict!
Food addiction is a real thing and most people are struggling with it and don’t even realize it. Almost 36% of the population in the United States are obese and society has labelled them as fat, lazy and gluttonous. Overweight people are looked at poorly – people think “Why can’t they just control themselves, I mean it’s so easy – just eat healthy and workout.”
Find Your Tribe
Throughout my life, I have turned to others to seek advice both during battles and just during life itself. Turning to mentors and loved ones to ask advice on how to make it through each situation. I call these people my warrior tribe – I found my tribe by seeking the advice of these amazing mentors to help me through some really tough times. Times when you feel like you can’t see any light, let alone the light at the end of the tunnel.
I have moved around the US for most of my life. I think the longest I ever lived in a particular state was 7 years when I was in high school and college in Kentucky. I used to hate moving when I was growing up but the older that I got, the more I appreciated it. I got to see all the different areas of the beautiful United States and experience meeting different people in each area.
As a Life Coach, I help people get their lives back on track in multiple areas and this includes health and weight-loss. Getting your health on track is crucial because it affects so many areas of your life. One of the bigger battles that I find not only did I suffer with, but A LOT of my clients did as well, is having an unhealthy relationship with food and lack of self-care.
How I Finally Found Self-Love
For my entire life, I had seriously lacked any type of self-love, self confidence and self-respect. Now, I knew that I was a good person, but just never really thought that much about myself. Even when someone would give me a compliment – it felt so awkward and I would immediately thank them and say something degrading about myself in the same sentence. Ringing any bells? Let me ask you, has someone ever complimented how you are dressed and you say “Oh thanks, this thing is so old.”
The Only Time You Should Say “I can’t”
Is if it’s followed by something illegal, unethical or immoral. Otherwise, please do yourself and me a favor and remove this phrase from your vocab – stat.
My kids know that the phrase “I can’t” is just as bad as using the f-word. This phrase is a big no-no in my house because I used to say this too often to myself. At the gym, when there was a new, scary machine or exercise that I had never done before I would say “I can’t do that”. Or “I can’t do a Facebook Live”. Or, “I can’t go for that big, scary dream”. WHY? Because those things are way out of our comfort zone. Gotta push your own limits though if you want ANYTHING to change.