Get Back in the Game!

Woman Playing A Game Of GolfIn my practice as a weight loss coach, I work mainly with women in mid-life. Lots of them have a big, ugly belief in common:

“I’ve let myself go so far, there’s no point in trying anymore.”

They mean trying anything.

  • Eating well.
  • Getting to a healthy weight.
  • Caring enough to put on a flattering outfit.
  • Wearing makeup.

You get the idea.

It’s a result of very black and white thinking.

What they’re telling themselves is that if they don’t look like a 20 year old, 5’10” ultra-thin model, then there’s no sense in taking care of themselves in any way.

Wow.

That would certainly mean that 99.99% of us are out of the game.

And I’m not ready to sit on the sidelines of life.

I’ve got a lot left in me. I have less to prove to the world, but lots left to prove to myself.

To try new things.

To stretch out of my comfort zone.

And to grow, to be the best version of me that I can.

Why?

Because it feels good. Because I can still help others. And because I love being a model of what is possible in this life adventure.

Thinking that there’s no point in trying anymore because your outsides don’t match your insides keeps you stuck.

It keeps you feeling sorry for yourself.

And sets you up to live a life of ‘what ifs’ and possible regret.

So what can you do?

Just start.

Wherever you are.

I don’t care if you gained 100 pounds. Just start.

I don’t care if you’re wearing stretch pants from the 1960s. Just start.

And I don’t care if you haven’t done anything for yourself since you’ve had kids or started your business. Especially for you… just start.

It’s never too late to do what you can for yourself. To stay in the game. To be your best.

It’s only too late if you don’t start.

So this is your coach speaking:

Get off the bench.

It’s time to play.

Take care of all of you.

Because you deserve it.

Because every little bit adds up and makes a difference.

And because you will feel SO much better than you do now.

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3 Responses to “Get Back in the Game!”

  1. Cookie this was great!! I love the
    This is your coach speaking get off the bench and get in th game!!
    I’m off to the health club:)
    Teri Steinberg

  2. Kelly Hoffman says:

    Thanks “Coach”, for getting me back into the game!

    Kelly Hoffman 🙂

  3. Teri and Kelly, I’m so honored to be your coach. Now maybe if I got a hat and a uniform….