Motivation

Remember to Rest

Natalie Hodson motivation

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I ho ...[Read More]

Love your Lines

Love your Lines

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self-acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shell ...[Read More]

The Best way to Lose Fat

The Best way to Lose Fat

I have been asked before what the best way to lose fat is. With all of the different “dieting” techniques floating around it can be overwhelming to know where to start. There are a lot of different people who will try to sell you their program or their specific way to lose fat, but the reality is that fat loss occurs when there is a calorie deficit (meaning you are burning more than you’re taking ...[Read More]

Making Decisions

Making Decisions

The decisions you make when you are alone and nobody else is watching are what define your character and are the biggest predictor of future success. This is true in health, business, and relationships. If you want to change something you don't like about yourself, begin to observe your patterns and behaviors. Being intentional about how you spend your time when you are only accountable to yoursel ...[Read More]

I’ve Been Defeated Already, but I’m Going to Try Again

I’ve Been Defeated Already, but I’m Going to Try Again

It takes courage to start over again. To say, "I've been defeated already, but I'm going to try again." Any time you set big goals or push yourself out of your comfort zone, it feels scary. But this is what I have learned is true. You have to learn to step into your fears. I remember when I was first trying to grow my brand I would email up to 100 people a week asking if we could collaborate toget ...[Read More]

This ONE Thing Makes All The Difference in the World

This ONE Thing Makes All The Difference in the World

Sometimes having a small win in your pocket can make all the difference. I know what it feels like to feel like a failure because you never can stick with your goals. I know what it feels like to start Monday off with excitement and end the week disappointed that you didn't do even half the things you set out to do. I know what it feels like to put yourself on a super low calorie diet only to raid ...[Read More]

Remember What is Really Important Here…

Remember What is Really Important Here…

Remember, your closest friends love you because of the kind of person you are, the way you remember to call when they are feeling down, because you laugh with them over fun memories. Not because the scale was three pounds lighter today. Your children love you because you show them that you love them unconditionally, you tell them bed time stories until they nod off to sleep, and you are present at ...[Read More]

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Check out my recent FREE podcast episode with Drew and Lynn Manning: fit2fat2fit.com/podcast On the podcast I chat about: - Gaining and losing 70 lbs with each of my pregnancies - How to get motivated - How to balance kids, work and your health - How to make healthy eating more affordable And you guys, I shared by most embarrassing moment that no one but my husband knew about. Oh man. Any guesses ...[Read More]

The Power of Habits

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"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit." -Desiderius Erasmus I have learned that, for me, my motivation comes in cycles. I have noticed that a few times each year I go through a couple weeks where I lose that motivation and desire to workout. What I have learned, is that when I start to feel unmotivated, I really try to focus and fall back on my habits to keep me going. ...[Read More]

Being Kind to Yourself

being kind

I still have days where I feel insecure in the gym. A lot of days actually. I am not immune to it. Days where none of my clothes fit. Days where I feel scrawny and not strong. Days where I look in the mirror and look at my legs and don't feel fit or in shape. Days where my emotions got the better of me and I wanted to cry halfway through my workout. I've learned a few things about myself. 1) It is ...[Read More]