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Episode 11

Episode 11

Loving Yourself to Success!

Hey there, folks! Welcome back to our channel. Over the past few weeks, we have talked about habits and how tracking our habits can build our self-awareness.  How that helps us guide our choices and decisions.  Perhaps a habit that you need to track is self-care, actually not self-care like bubble baths and listening to music or spa days and shopping sprees.  Oh, I love those things!  But what is more important is self-love.  Loving yourself. Today I am going to give you some journaling prompts and a exercises to help you love yourself even more!  But first!


Brain Body Connection -

Movement is considered the human being’s first language. Movements strengthen the neural pathways between the brain and body. Learning, thought, creativity, and intelligence are not processes of the brain alone but the whole body.

Movement Exercise - I love my head shoulders Knees and Toes!

Importance of Community -

  • Support and Safety

  • Connection and Belonging

  • Influence - Community can influence and motivate us to invest in our well-being and bring positive change.

  • Learning

  • Acceptance

  • Sharing

First Up - Let's take a look at the past week

Success - Share Your Non-Scale Victories

My boss called me an innovator - and that sparked the whole reason for today’s episode.  Darn it! That is right I am an innovator. I am freaking awesome!

Journal Exercise -

  1. Write a thank-you note to yourself

  2. Think of a challenge you've overcome, and what it helped you learn.

Pitfalls - Let's let go of the pitfalls

we can learn from them but we don't want to hold onto them

Journal Exercise -

  1. Imagine you're your best friend. What piece of advice would you give yourself right now?

  2. Write a forgiveness letter for the setbacks of the week.

The Topic of The Week- Loving Yourself to Success!

Full disclosure - I did not create this Quiz it is from the book Self Love Workbook for Women by Megan Logan

Quiz Time - Where are you in your journey to self-love?

0 = never, 1 = rarely, 2 = sometimes, 3 = frequently, 4 = most often 5 = always

  1. I believe I am worthy and deserving of love.

  2. I believe I am special.

  3. I believe I have a purpose for living.

  4. I can communicate my needs and wants.

  5. I am loving and accepting of my body the way it looks.

  6. I do not need to be in a romantic relationship to feel whole.

  7. I think it is okay to make mistakes and not be the best.

  8. My feelings matter as much as everyone’s else.

  9. I place equal importance on my feelings as on other people’s feelings.

  10. I deserve good things in my life.

40-50 You have achieved a wonderful sense of self-love. Keep growing and loving yourself

30-40 - You are on your way. Keep taking time to remember you are special and important

20-30: There are times you feel worthy and other times you struggle.  Keep working and believing in yourself.

10-20: You struggle to feel worthy and loved.  You are in the right place to learn how to love yourself

0-10: It is time to build a new foundation for you to develop self-love. You deserve it.

The holiday season can be a joyous celebration-filled time.  It can also be overwhelming and stressful.  With all of the shennanigans, you might find yourself overspending, overeating and drinking, and stretched too thin.  Not from weight gain.   All of this can be dangerous to our weight loss adventure but we can fight those dragons.  We have an inner magical wizard, by embracing the power of self-love, we can navigate these obstacles with grace and create a truly fulfilling holiday season. Let's take a closer look at five common holiday activities that we often fall victim to, along with ways we can use self-love to navigate them better:

  1. Problem Overeating: How does overeating show up for you?  Solution: How can we reduce or eliminate overeating? By treating your body with love and respect, you can enjoy the holiday treats without overindulging.

  2. Stress and overwhelm:   What things might cause you stress?  Finances, Family, busy schedules, meeting expectations,   Solution:  How can we reduce or eliminate stress?  Take time for us, remembering priority 1 is us, boundaries, Remember that taking care of yourself is not selfish but essential for your well-being.

  3. Comparison and self-judgment: How might comparison show up and what can we do about it? Focus on your progress and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Embrace self-love by acknowledging your strengths and the efforts you've made towards your goals. Remember that you are enough just as you are.Journal -What makes me unique?
    I am worthy of happiness because….
    Five nice things people have said about you.
    When do you feel most confident in yourself?
    Five positive things you can say to yourself when negative self-talk creeps in.

  4. Financial strain: How does this show up and what can we do before it does to prepare?

  5. Lack of Enthusiasm:  How does this show up and what can we do before it does to prepare?

  6. Busy schedules and lack of self-care: How does this show up and what can we do before it does to prepare?

Just a few moments of getting curious thinking about the problems and setting solutions can help us navigate in a way that is aligned with our goals.

In the book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It - Author Kamal Ravikant states that first, it starts with a choice, to forgive ourselves.

Once we forgive and make space for love and we start to feel happy, content, and safe, We can flood our thought with Oceans of Love creating a new mental loop.

Self-forgiveness leads to joy.

Let’s forgive.  Write it all down - after you can burn it or whatever you need to do.   Get it all out everything you hold against yourself.  Grabs some tissues it might be hard.

You will be with you for the rest of your days and are the most important relationship you have.  We need to commit to being kinder and more gentle with ourselves.  Now lets make a vow.  A Vow - how seriously do you take vows?

Say this out loud - “I forgive myself for my past mistakes. I vow to love myself unconditionally.

That is not enough.  We are going to need practice.  What we need is a ritual.

Make time every day as you brush your teeth. Or as you wash your hands before you get in the shower.  It does not matter when but take time each and every day to show appreciation and gratitude for yourself,

Maybe you want to stand in the mirror and look yourself in the eyes and say I love myself.  This reminds me of the High Five Habit from Mel Robbins.  I did a video on it.  Maybe if you are not ready to say I love myself you could just give yourself a hive five!

Love eliminates doubts and opens doors.  When I feel good it shows in my actions and when I feel loved it makes me feel good,

By embracing self-love during the holiday season, you can navigate these common challenges with grace and joy. Remember, the holidays are not just about external celebrations but also about nurturing your inner well-being. Prioritize self-care, set boundaries, and be kind to yourself. Celebrate the holiday season in a way that aligns with your values and brings you genuine happiness and fulfillment.


3 ways you show yourself physical body love: nutritious foods, nice outfits, warm baths, sleep

3 ways you do pleasing activities: hobbies, being outside, reading

3 ways you take time for yourself - if you are here - journaling,  waking up early, breaks for exercise

We Are Not Failing We Are Planning

What's the Plan for the week?

Any Challenges?

Any Outings?

Weather things?

Journal Exercise -

  1. Write out your perfect week, and what you can do to make it a reality

  2. What boundaries do I need to set for myself?

  3. What Can you do for yourself this week and when can you do it?

Wrap Up

Self-love becomes this magical ingredient that adds a sprinkle of positivity and a dash of confidence to your weight loss recipe.

When you genuinely love and care for yourself, it's like giving your body a VIP pass to the best transformation party ever. You're more likely to make healthier choices, exercise becomes less of a chore and more of a celebration of what your body can do, and the whole weight loss journey becomes this empowering adventure.

Self-love is the inner cheerleader that reminds you that every step forward, no matter how small, is a victory.  Remember to highlight not just the physical benefits of weight loss but also the incredible impact that self-love can have on the entire journey. It's like having a secret weapon in your arsenal, making the whole process not only effective but downright enjoyable.

  • Stay curious, stay determined, and until next time, keep writing, keep exploring, and keep losing those pounds!

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