exploring health as a form of wealth
Earlier this year, I came out of my first winter as a post-menopausal woman and I had my ideal weight staring me in the face on the bathroom scale.
You might be thinking, okay, that's weird. You're a wellness coach. Why wouldn't it always be that way?
But seriously, in the past, the winter was the time that I kind of got softer, maybe put on a few pounds, but this year was different.
Ever since I became septic in 2016 and I almost died in Australia. My body now desires to be 20 pounds higher than what I'm comfortable with it being.
For two years I fought the good fight. I did everything I could and used all the tools in my toolbox that I had at the time. I did more exercise. I ate less calories. I did higher intensity exercise.
And when that didn't work, I went into elimination dieting, and I did Whole 30. So that means no beans, no sugar, no potatoes, no dairy, no pastas, no breads.
And it felt so restrictive. But I did finally start to lose that extra weight that I was trying to lose. Sadly, when I stopped the restricting diet, the weight came back and it tried to go even higher. So I was left scratching my head as a professional in this industry and feeling utterly defeated. What am I gonna do?
Then I learned about the negative effects of stress, industrial seed oils, and poor sleep.
And then I learned about the negative effects of glucose spikes and cellular trash.
And then I learned about how to cue the body to use fat as a fuel source.
I already knew about exercise, but I was just putting a little bit too much weight in that. I was trying to exercise for burning calories when that is not really the point of exercise. I was wrong.
And I learned several other concept. That I don't have time to go over here, but they were not common knowledge in my fitness circles or in the certifications that I had gotten.
I also realized that there are principles of getting healthy that require small strategic and consistent daily deposits. And they need to be based on both the "what" as well as the "when." This "when" concept is so powerful that it can cause changes all by itself.
Who knew that a clock was the missing tool in my toolbox that I needed.
That whole experience taught me two things.
One health is way more important than wealth in the bigger scheme of life.
And two, the principles of getting wealthy are almost identical to getting healthy and both can be based on how you optimize what works naturally. So rather than trying to fight your way into submission with your body, the process I teach with the wellth plan is how to work naturally with your body. So it does what you want in the way that it works best.
So back to my original comment at the beginning, why did I come out of this winter at my ideal weight for the first time, since my near death experience?
Well, obviously I'd already been applying all these concepts and frameworks, but I changed, a few more things, maybe three more things.
One is I moved to a warmer climate where I got daily sunshine every day during the winter and was outside a lot.
And then I started drinking black and green tea in the morning with extra protein in the form of collagen prior to my workouts.
And the third thing I did was I changed the order that I eat my food and I do fiber then fats and proteins then carbs when it's convenient.
And now these three things are not what moved the needle the most for me, but they are what helped me to refine the process once I got really close to where I wanted to be. So I could eke out a little more of that weight loss and, and shed those last three or so pounds.
The bigger wins are actually in the concepts that I mentioned earlier, the timing, the stress, the fuel source, all of that that really are where you're gonna see the big wins.
If you'd like me to teach you that framework, sign up for my 6-week workshop. Honestly, you can learn this stuff in about six days, but I give you six weeks to do it. And I'm available for coaching and feedback the entire time to help you win your journey.
You can learn more looking at the description. You can also pop a message over to me, but I encourage you, if weight loss is something that has alluded you and something you really want to take care of this year, then reach out to me and we will see if it's a good fit.
I hope that you look at the scale in the next year and you see the weight reflected back that shows you that you've done what you wanted to do. That feels really good. And that proves that you are growing wellthy. W E L L T H Y.
~ the girl named Stevyn