Are you stressed, tired, and gaining weight? From June 2014 to December 2016, I was really feeling this way. It seemed like the longer time went on, the more tired I became and the more weight I gained (despite eating pretty healthfully and exercising daily). I couldn’t understand what I was doing “wrong” that was causing me to feel so tired. The answer? Stress over a prolonged period of time and a lack of personal and energetic boundaries. And I had become so accustom to how I felt, I didn’t even really feel like I was stressed. I also felt like I had done so much work on my boundaries that they weren’t that bad. Unfortunately, they were definitely impacting me and my weight. Between my business, client relationships, and personal relationships, I was tapped out from trying to be too many things to too many people.
At the time, my business was taking off and there was much to be done to deal with its expansion. I was really busy and regularly telling myself that I was going to reorganize my business so it required less of my energy at a “better time”. Like many of those conversations we have with ourselves, it never happened. It wasn’t until I had an adrenal fatigue crash in March 2016 that I had no choice but to shift how I was operating. My muscles had begun catabolizing, all I could do was sleep, my extroverted-self needed loads of alone time, and I felt like a shell of who I used to be. I quite literally couldn’t operate in the old way anymore.
The whole thing jolted me on every level possible. Not only had I gained 40 pounds over just two and a half years, but it destroyed a lot of my confidence and ability to trust myself. To make matters worse, I didn’t feel like myself at all. In retrospect, I couldn’t understand why I let it get so bad that I had to crash. Why hadn’t I listened to my body sooner? Why did I think that diet and exercise would be enough, if I teach so much about how mindset impacts us?
It’s taken a couple years to figure everything out and I want to help women who are going through the same thing I did. Over the next few weeks, I will be sending out e-mails about the emotional, mental, and spiritual reasons that we physically gain weight. We’ll be discussing how stress and a lack of boundaries can be the reason you are unable to release weight.
Spoiler alert: I have officially dropped around 30 of the 40 pounds I gained and I’ll be sharing with you some of my key findings in doing so. Surprisingly, much of the physical aspect (diet, exercise) didn’t work until I shifted some of the emotional, mental, and spiritual/energetic aspects of my life. I can’t wait to share this information with you!
If you’d like, you can hit reply to this e-mail and let me know if you have any specific questions that you want me to address in these articles. I’d love to give you exactly what you need. You can also book a 1:1 session or free weight loss consult with me by clicking here.