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FREE Livestyle Coaching (or My Sore Arm is Your Good News)

Watching Your Weight is an Anxiety, Not an Action!

Don't Forget Dad

Kelly Bliss, plus size fitness, non-diet

FREE Lifestyle Coaching

(or My Sore Arm Is Your Good News)

A few weeks ago, I slept on my arm funny.  I caused some inflamation in my anterior deltoid.  Then I kept gardening, and typing, and painting, and exercising excitedly for the TV cameras ... and guess what happened ... I now have a very sore arm.  

As a result, I gotta exercise gently and I gotta stop gardening, typing (right after this eNewsletter), and painting.  What will I do?  I could talk to YOU!

This is a great time for you to

give me a call and enjoy your 30 minute, FREE Lifestyle Coaching session!

Really, you'd be helping me out.  Keep me talking and I can rest my arm.  In hopes of encouraging you to call, I will give you $5 OFF any video you decide to order after we talk.  You can even pass the $5 savings to a friend if you want.  I figure I will have to rest my arm for about two weeks.  So my offer will last until the end of June. 

Did you ever wonder what this Lifestyle Coaching by phone is all about?  We can work on what ever you choose.  Some common topics are:  eating healthy without triggering dieting thoughts and problems, improving relationships, finding fun enjoyable ways to move more and get more fit, increasing mobility, decreasing anxiety.  Give me a call and find out what we can work on together to make your life better.  610-394-2547


Watching Your Weight is an ANXIETY, NOT an Action!

Do you want to feel better about your body?   Do you want to build a healthy lifestyle?   Good.   These are goals you CAN achieve!   These are goals that are constructive and self-esteem building.   Self-nurturing goals like these are behind the growing Self-Acceptance / Self-Care Movement that has been building for over two decades.   Self-acceptance helps people take better care of themselves.   People who feel better about their bodies are more likely to succeed at maintaining healthy lifestyle changes than people who are self-critical and feel bad about themselves.   According to Michael Kiernan, PhD, in a study done at Stanford University School of Medicine, ?Members who started out more satisfied with their bodies, regardless of size, were more than twice as likely to succeed as their deeply dissatisfied counterparts (55% compared to 26%).?

In my psychotherapy practice, I see many people who are working on weight issues.   Most of the people who are working on weight issues start out by wanting to lose weight as their primary goal.   In my experience, at least half of those who want to lose weight have avoided social contact because they ?felt too fat?.   Could it be that weight watching and the accompanying anxiety are contributing to social isolation?   At least a third of my clients who started out watching their weight have reported staying at home and avoiding going out in public because they ?don?t want to be seen when they are this fat?.   Could it be that weight watching and society?s negative attitudes toward fat are contributing to agoraphobia and other emotional problems?  

The title of the book mentions healthy eating and fun fitness.   Have you noticed what I have NOT encouraged?   (You may have assumed that I was talking about it just because I promote healthy eating and exercise.)   I have not encouraged weight loss or dieting.   There is a very, very good reason for my omission.  

Watching your weight is an ANXIETY,

NOT an action!

In this book I propose we need new reasons to eat healthy and exercise.   We need a new primary goal.   I do not want to contribute to the negative effects, body loathing, and anxiety of watching your weight.  

If weight loss were your primary goal, every action would be an exercise in self-criticism.   If you were to focus on weight loss, you would be giving yourself the message that your body is wrong.  

When healthy living is your goal, every action is an exercise in self-nurturing.   When you focus on self-care and self-acceptance, your body is right where it should be ? with you on your journey toward wellness.

I encourage people to build a healthy lifestyle independent of weight.   I recommend that you take action toward wellness, whatever happens with your weight will be a side effect of your healthy living.  Specifically, I hope you will gradually let go of a focus on your weight and put your attention on your life.   You deserve a good life.   I hope you build a healthy lifestyle and a good life!

Remember, you can call me for your FREE 30 minute Lifestyle Coaching by Phone

and get $5 off your next video purchase!


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