WISE WORDS
Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise
B.Sc., C.P.C.C.
  
Weight Loss and Wellness
416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com
www.wisecoaching.ca

May/June 2014
Issue 104

Welcome!
What's in it for you?    A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you currently live your life versus how you want to live your life.  Feel free to share your thoughts with me;  I'd love to hear from you.  This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.  

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:  
What?  Fear is a good thing?

2.  THOUGHTS ON HEALTH AND WEIGHT:  
It's not what you know:  it's whom you know!

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:  
The Whole Massage Experience

1:  What?  Fear is a good thing?

A message from Oprah Winfrey:  "Do something you fear every day."
Maybe take a moment to think.....  Why?

Here's one interpretation of her advice.  There's a strong link between fear and risk taking.  By taking a risk, one gets to discover the new, the unexplored and the challenging experiences in life.  It makes you vastly bigger (both intellectually and emotionally), more knowledgeable, more interesting and puts you in a phenomenal position for growth.  Your self esteem will flourish - even with small risks and achievements.

So I'm curious to know what fear you're tackling these days and what's next.  What risks are holding you back?  Please feel free to email me - lyndawise@yahoo.com.  If you feel that you're hooked on the safe life and wonder what even a little change might be like, how about a free half hour or so on a coaching call?

Too scared?
Try me....  416-225-3535

2:  It's not what you know:  it's whom you know

Last ezine talked about the effect of environmental factors on appetite and food consumption. (http://wisecoaching.ca/newsletters/ezine_MarApr_2014.htm)
Hopefully, it heightened your awareness level and you've made a beneficial change or two.

There's another element that can drastically affect what you eat.  It's the people that you interact and eat with.  Unfortunately, overweight friends, family and cohorts are often not so excited and supportive when dealing with your weight loss.  Somehow your success magnifies their failures - thus they're more comfortable and even happier when you accept the offer of the second helping of the more fattening choices.  Are you willing to compromise your health in order to make others happy?  Hope not.

If you're comfortable with the idea, one way to handle this is a chat with the guilty party, about how your health and well-being can benefit from exercising will power and making the right choices.  That's hard for some people, so another possibility is to take very small portions to start and then say 'yes' when the renew-your-plate offer comes - and you take another small portion.

And sometimes the food pusher has their ego tangled in your 'no'.  How often have you heard, "You must try this wonderful pie (or potato, or pasta, etc.) that I made just because I knew it was your thing!"?  Hard to resist?  Believe it or not, you can refuse, or simply agree to a one-bite taste.  This is about putting yourself first - in a position of control for your personal health and well being.  Step one - your awareness, again.

Look around you - who's putting the pressure on you?  Weight loss is challenging enough without the saboteurs.  You CAN handle the influence from others and you're definitely worth it.

3:  The Whole Massage Experience

This week I indulged myself and had a massage.  The massage itself was fine - not great.  But as I was getting dressed after, I noticed the following poster on the wall:

LIFE
Seize it and make it amazing.
Have adventures.
Find your voice.
Ask questions.
Use your imagination.
Surround yourself with good friends.
Be kind and generous.
Discover your passion.
Make mistakes.
Take chances.
Follow your dreams.
Today is the day:  Don't let it pass you by.

I must say that the poster had a more dramatic effect on me than the massage!
Lots of good thoughts - a lesson for me to simply think more.  And hopefully, one or two lines to get you contemplating about your strengths in how you're living and maybe even a trigger for a tweak or two!

Wishing you what you wish for yourself!
Lynda


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