Today I’m doing something I rarely do. I’m looking back and thinking about what I would’ve done different while losing 100lbs.
This is not a regrets podcast. You know me. I am NOT a regretter.
But I was inspired by one of my favorite podcasters, Amy Porterfield of Online Marketing Made Easy, to help YOU.
She did a similar podcast for business. What I loved was that she wanted her students to have it easier.
If there is ANYTHING in this world I want it’s to do one simple thing…
Make weight loss easier for YOU.
You deserve to feel this good.
So today I’m helping you out. You’ll hear the five things I would’ve done differently. My favorite is dropping my own judgment of others and myself.
Girls, that one part is worth listening to. I also talk a lot about my body.
I think you’ll enjoy it.
This week’s Show Notes:
What I Would Have Done Different Losing 100 lbs
*Reminder the tribe is open September 4th-6th. Go to www.pnptribe.com to sign up.
*Corinne thanks Amy Porterfield for her inspiration for this podcast (Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast).
*Corinne took a course with Amy Porterfield and developed the No B.S. Program out of that course.
*Amy recently did a podcast on what she would have done differently in her business and Corinne came up with 5 things of her own she would have done differently.
Bonus Item: There is no better time than right now to lose weight – We have so many options now that we used to not have. There are online programs, podcasts, life coaching, Facebook, and better food options.
#1 Trying new food: Corinne was afraid to try new food because she was holding on to the foods she thought she couldn’t break away from. She wishes she would have kept the food she was eating while slowly adding new foods. She was afraid to try new foods, but the worst that could have happened is that she may not have liked it. Just get the food, try it, and see what you think. Corinne recommends sweet potato with peanut butter.
#2 Dropped judgement at the gym: Corinne would go to the gym full of judgement of herself and others. That made for a miserable experience. She wishes she would have enjoyed it sooner. She worried what everyone thought of her. Kathy said that she was busy comparing herself to others when she started at the gym. When Corinne was done judging herself as the “fat girl,” she started judging others “oh she must be obsessed if she looks that good” or “those guys are just here to hit on chicks.” Her brain never went to “I’m so glad that you’re doing this for yourself and surrounding yourself with people who care about taking care of themselves.” She wishes she started sooner not judging herself or other people.
#3 She didn’t drink all the water and use lotion in the beginning: She thinks it might have helped some with the loose skin and elasticity. Most people will have loose skin. As much as she’s thought about and dealt with her loose skin over the years, she’s never regretted losing 100 pounds. She felt like shit at 250 lbs, some loose skin was an okay trade. Exfoliation, water, and using lotion will help some.
#4 She wishes she would have started getting comfortable with her body from the first day: She beat herself up a lot about her body. She would notice things changing and be excited, but that was always followed up with a “but.” She would have started from day one saying something nice to herself “you deserve to work on this body.” Before you get on the scale, remind yourself that “this is an opportunity to love myself.” She’s started doing that in the mirror when she’s naked as well. She still works on her internal dialog even now. She wants to reprogram her brain to like herself all of the time. She had the thought “I really like dresses” and realized she rarely wears them because she doesn’t like her legs. She asked herself “Self, why don’t you like your legs?” She realized that she doesn’t like her legs and that takes away from something she loves (dresses). She decided to do the things she loves, instead of accommodating what she doesn’t love. Kathy did the same thing with her legs and shorts for years. This is an opportunity to love myself…to buy some dresses and wear them.
#5 Quit thinking she’s alone: She was determined that no one else understood what it was like to be overweight. It was not helpful and made her feel like she had to do it all by herself. She should have told herself “I am supported.” Chris was supportive and demonstrated that she wasn’t alone, but she kept thinking she was. We don’t have to be alone these days. Online communities are changing the game. The tribe members have created amazing friendships with each other. Marco Polo is an incredible app for this.
Corinne doesn’t have any regrets over any of these because now she can speak to the ladies who are struggling with these things.
If you’re in the middle of your journey and doing some of these things, you can decide right now to stop doing them. At some point Corinne did stop doing these things.
Kathy wishes she would have stopped the crappy thinking sooner. She also wishes that she would have stopped blaming her past. Your past is only as relevant in the present as you decide to make it.