I would like to tell you a little about myself. I have helped many people lose weight using a program. They would come in my office so excited especially after that first week when they could see that the number on the scale dropped. A good portion of my clients would follow through and reach their goal.
The frustration set in when I would see those same clients, that I gave all the nutritional information they needed to maintain their goal weight, back in my office because they regained all their weight, plus some. I knew there had to be a better way. I found The S.W.A.T. Institute, which felt like a perfect fit for me and graduated as a Master Empowerment Coach.
So many of my clients came in to my office telling me different reasons why they wanted to lose weight. They wanted to be happy, they wanted to be confident, they wanted to feel comfortable in their own skin and they were sick and tired of feeling sick and tired..
So what they were really saying is that losing weight is going to fix my problems.
I just had an appointment with a client last night that had always come in to see me with her husband. After seeing me for almost 3 years she finally let me in on what was really happening in her life. She said her daughter was moving out and she will soon be empty nested. That means it will be just my husband and I and with tears in her eyes she said to me, “I don’t’ know if I can do that.”
I told her this came as complete surprise as I had never picked up on the negativity that was going on between them. At the time they were seeing me to lose weight and not coaching. She said I must have put up a good front if you didn’t suspect anything. I proceeded to tell her that it may have been a good front you to put up but it is exhausting harbouring that heavy emotion and covering up and keeping it a secret. No wonder you feel so sick and tired.
We can try to fool ourselves but it takes great effort to cover up something so big. In the case of my client, her weight was a true reflection of the heavy burden she has carried inside her for years.
If we don’t deal with our emotions they will deal with us.
If you could be honest with yourself right now, is there anything that you may be carrying inside and covering up?
A coach can help you uncover what is really going on.
With a kind heart,