THE CONFIDENT BODY PODCAST - Brain-based strategies and self-compassion practices to unlock your full potential

Fuel your body, unleash your soul: The podcast for women ready to lose weight and fully embrace their unique gifts and talents. Learn how to transform your body and mind with brain science and self-compassion. Do you know *what* to do to lose weight but can’t find the time or energy to actually do it? Are you the one always behind the camera taking pictures of everyone else on vacation because you don’t like the way you look? Are you ready to stop waiting to lose weight in order to start participating in life? In this podcast, you’ll find shame-free weight loss solutions that set you free from the exhausting cycle of being ”on a diet” or ”off the wagon”. Together, we’ll help you overcome self-sabotaging behavior through simple tools, brain hacks, and steps to rewire your brain for weight loss. If you’re ready to stop feeling like you are the problem and lose weight in a way that makes you feel like you can trust yourself, then you’re in the right place. Hi, I’m Lizzie. Welcome to the Confident Body Podcast where we talk about all the mental and emotional parts of weight loss that diets don’t tell you. I spent most of my life feeling self-conscious about my body, looking for the next diet, or wishing I could just lose a few pounds. After feeling massive imposter syndrome teaching fitness, I began to wonder if there was more to feeling great than just nutrition and exercise. I realized that feeling confident in your skin is more about what’s between your ears than what’s on your plate. I began to understand how diets go against the way your brain is naturally wired and how diets make it so hard to lose weight long term. I learned specific strategies and tools to work WITH my brain to lose weight for good and finally feel confident in my body. And you can too. If you want to look in the mirror and see what’s RIGHT about you…Learn solutions that are easy and fit your busy life…Find out how to train your brain for weight loss…and love yourself and your body all the way down the scale, then let’s go. lizzie@confidentbody.coach www.confidentbody.coach www.confidentbody.coach/tips

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2 days ago

Have you ever felt like your happiness was waiting for you on the other side of your goal weight? Have you ever believed that shedding those extra pounds will magically transform your life? 
Why does it seem like that elusive goal weight holds all the power over your joy and self-worth?
In today's episode, we’re diving into the common struggle of tying your happiness to weight loss. We'll cover the myths and lies we’ve been taught since birth. The reasons why magical thinking makes it harder to lose weight, and how to shift your focus from simply losing weight to truly living a life you actually want - whether that’s at a lower weight or not.
So, are you ready to see through the illusion of magical thinking and find genuine joy right where you are?
 
Let’s go!
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

Feeling Stuck?

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Have you ever felt stuck in a rut? Like when change comes knocking at your door, it can kinda leave you feeling down in the dumps. And maybe you find yourself convinced that things just won't work out?
Why does change seem so hard, and why do we often feel like we're swimming against the tide?
Today’s episode is kinda fun. Because on the day that this episode is released, it’s my birthday today and birthdays are a natural time to reflect, look back, and also look ahead. It’s almost like the year ahead is a present from the future just waiting to be opened. It’s a blank canvas. 
In today’s episode, we’re talking about endings and new beginnings. We’ll cover the natural stages of change, as well as walk through a very personal story of change and evolution that I experienced in my life. 
So if you’re experiencing change (because who isn’t?) then this episode is for you. As always, we’ll talk about actionable steps to help you embrace a proactive mindset that can turn change into an adventure.
At the end of the day, the past is just information. The future is determined by your choices today. 
So, are you ready to break free from the cycle of feeling stuck and discover the secrets to navigating life's storms with simplicity and confidence?
Aw yeah ya are! Here we go! 
 
 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Have you ever felt like you're either on the wagon or off the wagon with your weight loss efforts, and the minute you stumble, it all comes crashing down? That all-or-nothing mindset can make every setback feel like a complete failure.
Why is it that consistency sometimes feels so out of reach and struggling with it often leaves us feeling defeated and exhausted? 
What if the ideas and rules about consistency that we’ve been taught are a little misguided? Maybe there’s a better way to approach consistency that doesn’t break under the pressure of real life.
Today, we’re talking about consistency. 
Why focusing on streaks and rigid structures sets us up for failure.
How to redefine your definition of consistency.
And 4 specific steps to: make it easier to start, 
easier to keep going, 
easier to feel like you're winning,
and the all important plan for resiliency rather than perfection.
Ready to gain clarity on consistency and conquer that conundrum of falling off the wagon once and for all?
Aw yeah! 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you work, your goals still seem a million miles away? Like you’re stuck on a treadmill of all effort and no finish line in sight? Before long, the internal pressure that has been building caves under some straw that breaks the camel’s back and we throw in the towel before we even reach the goal. It’s frustrating, disheartening, and downright exhausting.
But why DO we give up so easily? Why do we feel the pressure mounting and the goal slipping further away? What if the secret to success isn’t about the end result, but about recognizing, focusing on and celebrating the small steps along the way?
In today’s episode, we’ll cover the real reasons we quit before reaching our goals, the science behind why it’s so important to allow yourself to see progress in your efforts, and how to shift our focus to the little changes that make a big difference. 
So are you ready to discover how savoring your successes can help you maintain motivation and keep your heart in the game so that you can actually get to the prize that you’re looking for??
Let’s dive in!
 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

Have you ever felt like your summer plans throw a wrench in your weight loss journey? Whether it's changing schedules, vacations, BBQs, or those irresistible seasonal treats, staying on track can feel almost impossible.
How do you enjoy your summer fun without derailing your progress? It can feel like a tough balance to strike, but with a little planning it’s not impossible.
Today we’re talking about how to adjust to new schedules and routines, how to plan for those special trips, and how to create a post-vacation strategy that helps you return to your goals without guilt. 
So, are you ready to sail into the summer without sinking your progress? 
Aw yeah! Let’s dive in. 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

Have you ever found yourself doing great with a new routine, only to slip back into old, unhealthy habits? It’s frustrating, right? Have you ever wondered why it's so easy to fall back into those old patterns, even when you’re determined to change?
In today's episode, we’ll cover why our brains are wired to seek the familiar, which makes breaking old habits so challenging, as well as how to create a "back to normal" checklist to support you when nature takes over.
So, are you ready to handle the habit hiccups and find out how to stay on track?  
Aw yeah! Let’s dive in. 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

No Cure For Being Human

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Have you ever had a moment that makes you appreciate how good things are? 
 
I like to pay attention to synchronicities in life and I recently had a few that came in with the message that was telling me to pause and appreciate. 
 
It made me wonder about why our fear of pain—whether it’s losing someone we love or the fear of failure—often holds us back. And yet how do we look that fear in the face and have the courage to embrace the imperfection of being human and risk the vulnerability that comes along with it?  
 
Today we’re talking about fear, mortality, and what it means to live a full life. Oh yeah, we’re going there. 
 
Strap in my friend! 
Here we go! 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

People Pleasing

Wednesday May 29, 2024

Wednesday May 29, 2024

Have you ever felt like your mental radar is constantly tuned into what would make other people happy rather than what you actually want? 
Like hypothetically, maybe Mom wants you and the family to come over for dinner this weekend. It would just break her heart if she wasn’t able to see you. But your spouse really doesn’t want to go and the kids can’t be bothered. They want to know what grandma is cooking because they only like certain things. And if you do go, you know that you need to eat more than you want of whatever she’s cooking because otherwise she’ll get her feelings hurt. 
That’s just one of the many ways you can find yourself constantly bending over backward to please others. And yet, where are you in the process? What about what YOU want? You can’t even remember the last time you asked yourself “What do I want?” 
Does it feel like you're stuck in a cycle of prioritizing everyone else's needs above your own? And how does people-pleasing impact your weight loss efforts? 
In this episode, we'll dive into the depths of people-pleasing and its sneaky impact on your weight loss journey. We'll cover the root causes, how it adds an extra layer of complexity to weight loss, and most importantly, how you can learn to let YOU be one of the people that you please in your life too.
So, are you ready to untangle the complicated knot of people-pleasing and loosen it up a little to make weight loss easier on yourself? 
Aw yeah! Let’s dive in. 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

I'm afraid to feel my feelings

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Have you ever been told “You’re too sensitive”? Have you ever felt like your emotions were just a little too much and too overwhelming to handle? Like you’re afraid to let your feelings be okay because deep down, you assume you're the problem?
I mean, how embarrassing is it to cry in front of your boss, right? Pull yourself together, girl! (Oh wait, is that just me?)
So what we end up doing is, instead of looking those big, powerful feelings in the eye, it’s so much easier to stuff them away with food or drink and focus on the idea that you’ve got to keep it all together, because otherwise you’ll be a puddle of gooey, messy emotions on the floor. 
What if you’re NOT the problem? What if you CAN handle those big, powerful emotions?  
What if there were tiny steps you could take to allow your feelings and start embracing them, instead of running away? 
Today, we’re talking about feeling your feels. I’m opening up about some emotional stuff I’ve been through and my journey from ignoring my feelings and landing in the doctor’s office, to baby stepping my way towards the freedom that lies on the other side of the fear of feeling what you feel. 
We’ll talk about tangible ways to dip your toe into the water of feeling your feelings, and how to stop thinking that you’re the problem.
Ready to face what you fear with baby steps towards personal peace?? 
Aw yeah! Let’s go! 
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

But what if I regain?

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Have you ever stepped on the scale, feeling proud of your progress, only to have that nagging voice in your head whisper, "But can you keep it off?"
 
It's a familiar fear, isn't it? That sneaky worry that success might just be temporary, and those old habits will come creeping back in. But what if I told you there's a way to silence that doubt and live in the now?
 
In today's episode, we're diving deep into the all-too-common fear of failure and perfectionism that can sabotage our weight loss journeys. We'll cover how to acknowledge those feelings, focus on today, and embrace the growth that's within your reach.
So, are you ready to shake off the shackles of tomorrow's worries and bask in the beauty of the present? Tune in as we explore how to conquer your fears and own your journey!
Aw yeah, let’s go!
Learn more!
www.confidentbody.coach/tips
You Are A Miracle book

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