I want to share a story to illustrate how most women are sabotaging themselves with their approach to wellbeing.
Basically, creating the (super demoralising) boom-bust cycle of on and off the wagon with themselves, costing not just their progress but their sanity too!
Hopefully, this story will stop some people from doing the same! Because the question I really want you to keep in mind as you read this is…
“What would it be like if I stopped starting over?”
So, the heroine of today’s story is Marina.
Marina is a fabulous member in Wellbeing Warriors.
And it took Marina a looooong time to become a member!
I’m going to illustrate Marina’s journey for you so you “get it.”
Check out the image below ?
It represents Marina’s progress with the healthy habits she REALLY wanted to establish that would enhance her life the most… basically these were ditching sugar (and a few kilos whilst she was at it!), reducing alcohol, exercising 3x a week, and not losing her sh*t with her teenage sons on the regular. Learning how to meditate and reduce stress would also be a bonus, because work was high pressure.
These didn’t seem like too much to ask from life, but as a busy working Mum it seemed to be an impossible task to keep all the plates spinning at the same time.
If she ditched sugar she would get grumpy and be more irritable with the kids after a long day.
If the weight started to come off, that would feel GREAT SUPER AMAZING for a few weeks, then life would throw a curveball like a new project at work and all that progress would just…poof!…evaporate and she would be back to square one.
If she started exercising more she would feel great, but also, feel like she deserved a “treat” so somehow would weirdly start having more food treats and cheeky wines than before.
She just couldn’t get all these habits to ALIGN. And, it was weirdly EXPENSIVE having them not line up.
- There were the shoes she bought herself because “you can never get too fat for your shoes can you?” purchase to make her feel better ($175).
- The expensive haircuts she was getting to compensate for not feeling great in her clothes ($150 a go).
- The gym membership she only used sporadically ($40 a month) and KNEW she wasn’t getting the value from.
- The wine o’clock she was buying to relax because she was worried and stressed about things and it really was the only guaranteed way to switch off and unwind ($15 a bottle).
- The “I’ve blown it I might as well” brunches ($30) and the “f*ck it” i might as well pizza ($20).
All these things that made her feel okay IN THE MOMENT, but really were ways to compensate from not being able to effectively reduce her mental stress and keep her wellbeing habits on track.
You can see how stressful that is, and perhaps can relate to her somewhat too. I know I can.
When, in a moment of just wanting to do something, ANYTHING, different, Marina joined the Wellbeing Warriors Academy, she wasn’t sure what she was in for. She just wanted to get off this BOOM BUST cycle she had going.
She took a few weeks just to suss out the vibe and the flow in the Academy and then dived right on it to taking action.
Small, but consistent action.
She started with the Live module that month that was the “Imposter Syndrome” module… did the 2 minute daily challenge and practiced the tool that meant that her confidence in herself started to gently, subtly rise each day, so slowly she almost couldn’t notice it… but on Day 30 of the month when she looked back she couldn’t believe how far she had come.
This gave her just the boost she needed to keep going. The next module she really connected with was “Saving The Craving” and she had a huge breakthrough in terms of taking the focus off her weight and onto a 30-Day challenge to remove sugar and flour from her diet to see how her mood and physiology felt without that sugar high. The change blew her away and because she was doing it with hundreds of other women round the world, it just felt so much easier to be carried away in the energy of the group. She did ALL 30 days! Couldn’t believe she had stuck to it! Felt so much more energised, was sleeping better, way less moody, her skin looked years younger. Oh. Dropped 4.5kgs too
Marina was already feeling like a new woman and took the next month’s module “Better Boundaries”, where she understood exactly what boundaries were, and how to apply them in her own life for what was really the first time. They went from being an abstract concept that everyone talks about to being something really practical she could apply. She used the 5 Step Better Boundary technique with her teens and was AHHHHMAZED at the difference in her household. Made things easier at work too. Just one conversation, had in the right way, so much drama gone.
And on to the next module…! Marina couldn’t wait for what I had in store the next month…
That’s the thing, I think, with wellbeing. Sometimes we don’t know what we REALLY NEED, we just know what we are doing isn’t working. We need a NEW approach, new tools, new accountability and support.
Do you have a gameplan for how to switch up what you are doing? If you don’t — please consider joining the Wellbeing Warriors Coaching Academy.
The time to do it is definitely right NOW as you will beat the price MORE THAN DOUBLING from $397 to $997?.
Come on in! You cannot imagine where you will be in your mind and body a year from now!