Today I’m opening up and sharing about my own inner journey over the past year and how that led to dramatic physical changes without major diet and exercise changes.
If you’d told me a few years ago that something like that was even possible, I would not have believed you. My journey involved realizing firsthand just how connected the mind and body are. I could do all the healthy things I wanted, but ultimately I had to dig deep and learn how to address the mental and emotional aspects I’d ignored for so long.
I’ll share what worked for me and the resources that helped along the way. What worked for me might not work for someone else, but we can share and inspire each other!
Wellness Mama Weight Loss Episode Highlights
- The trauma my body couldn’t forget
- My biggest obstacles to healing, and how I found a way forward
- Ways we self-protect as a result of emotional and physical wounds
- Natural ways to stimulate the vagus nerve (and why you’d want to)
- Why I decided to play instead of exercise
- How I uncovered and corrected my nutrient deficiencies
- The power of tapping for retraining the mind/body connection
- How my view of health and body image has changed
- Tools, apps, books, experts, and other advice that helped me most
- How to talk to our kids about difficult topics (especially our daughters)
- Why I chose to share right now
- And more!
Resources I Mention
- RENPHO scale
- Sauna – Barrel or Infrared
- Oura Ring (Save $50 at this link)
- Align Podcast
- Brittany Watkins
- Erin Pheil
- Everlywell tests
Supplements That Helped
Books I Read
- Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown (and all Brene Brown books)
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessell Van Der Kolk
- Fearless Living, Change Your Life in 30 Days, and other books by Rhonda Britten
- Diet Bet
- Zero Fasting
- Heads Up Health Dashboard
- The Tapping Solution
- See the full list and my reviews here
More From Wellness Mama
- 95: The Science of Sustainable Weight Loss with Bright Line
- 311: Getting Unstuck From Self-Sabotage With Erin Pheil of MindFix
- 305: A Day in the Life: Wellness Mama Health Routines
- 267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness
- EFT: How Tapping & Emotional Freedom Technique Work
Have you ever gone through a major personal transformation? How did you get “unstuck”? Please join me in the conversation and leave a review on iTunes or drop me a comment or question!
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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