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]

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]

Self Care

Self Care

If you are always looking for other people (or things) to make you happy, you never will be. If you want true happiness, start taking a look at yourself, your daily actions, and your personal belief systems. Taking a little bit of time for yourself each day is important. Remember, giving yourself permission for self care means you are giving everyone around you the best of you, not what is left of ...[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]

The Power of Habits

Natalie Hodson Lacing Shoes

"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]

My 70lb Pregnancy Weight Gain

41 Weeks Pregnants

I always gain a lot of weight when I am pregnant, even with this last pregnancy where I still worked out and watched what I ate. I was around 218lbs when I delivered my little girl (and, no, I wasn't pregnant with twins! Ha). I always get really chubby cheeks and a HUGE belly! Although at the time I was embarrassed of my round cheeks in this video, I am so glad my husband filmed this so I have the ...[Read More]

Habits – How They Can Make or Break You

  This is a video taken from part of the Strong Start 10 Day Program series. In this video, Natalie takes her rest day on Day 7 and talks about how creating habits and making small changes can make or break your success. What areas do you struggle with when it comes to habits? What are some things you have found help you stick/create with your good habits? I'd love to get a conversation going ...[Read More]

Goals (video)

  In this Members Only video, Natalie shares with you some of her own big goals, why goal setting helped improve her self confidence, and ideas you can start today with your own goal setting.   ------------------------

Motivation (video)

  In this video Natalie talks about times that she has lost motivation, and what you can do to get re-motivated. ------------------------