We are in the holiday season. Thanksgiving has just passed and I’m sure you are gearing up for Christmas. Amongst all the festivities of the season, perhaps you are eyeing the new year and thinking that when 2022 comes THEN you will focus on losing some weight. Coach Kami Banks wants you to know that you can start your journey right now. You don’t have to wait for the clock to strike midnight on January 1st to start taking steps towards better health. Her philosophy when it comes to lasting weight loss is to focus on what you can put into your body instead of what you are going to deprive it of. She wants you to start including in your diet all the amazing fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods that your body needs to function at its highest level instead of focusing on not eating your favorite Christmas cookies and traditional holiday dishes. She is all about starting with where you are and going forward by implementing small doable changes.

Kami echoes what I believe all the coaches here at Latter-day Life Coaches are trying to teach each of you, that you are worth any effort you put into yourself and that no effort is too small. So if you are ready for a refreshing look at lasting weight loss, come have a listen. Enjoy this episode!

Kami’s Niche: Helping moms who exercise stop overeating and get lasting weight loss.

Find Kami HERE

Takeaways:

*The key to becoming someone who exercises consistently is to begin with meeting yourself where you are.

*When trying to change your eating habits it’s important to focus on ADDING the good foods so that you have a mentality of abundance and gratitude instead of a mindset of scarcity because you’re focused on what you are taking out. By adding in good things, the less healthy food naturally falls off. 

*We start at “worth it”. This is true of every aspect of your life, but physical health is an area we need to believe that taking care of us is worth it. 

*Food is a way to heal ourselves, not a way to make us feel better for the sake of feeling better

*We have to remember that we can do hard things that are often uncomfortable. But doing those hard things is how we can discover how we talk to ourselves in ways that often hold us back. 

*We may feel like taking care of our bodies is not a worthy desire, but God has installed desires for a reason. When we go after big goals, no matter what they are, we inevitably bless others around us.

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is your dominant emotion that comes up when you think about trying to lose weight? Is the emotion based in abundance or scarcity? Why?
  2. What is one thing you could ADD into your diet that would help you step closer to your weight loss goals?
  3. What needs to happen in your thought processes to be able to “start at ‘worth it’”?

 

Clubhouse:

To continue the conversation with Kami, please join us on Clubhouse December 2nd @1pm MST. Click HERE for the link.

 

Resources:

Atomic Habits by James Clear