Watch Out For the Major Red Flags

by | Jul 13, 2022

Everything was fine … until it wasn’t.

I’ve spent a lot of time journaling and reflecting lately and I noticed a pattern that I’m sure exists in all of us.

Or maybe it’s just me and I want to believe I’m not alone lol.

There have been several inflection points in my life where everything seemed fine …

Even better than fine …

Until they weren’t.

I remember becoming so obsessed with “clean eating” that I found myself at my lowest weight, probably since high school.

I was close to 30 at the time and everything seemed fine.

I was simply “health” focused.

I just wanted to “take care of myself.”

I was working out, eating clean, and dropping weight.

What could be the problem?

I mean, aside from the disordered eating, hating my body, and developing a horrible relationship with food and exercise.

Ah, shit, yeah.

Those minor details.

Everything was fine, until it wasn’t.

Are you aware of the red flags?

I remember working as a nutrition coach and doing what I Ioved.

My passion for helping others was growing by the day and I got to make a living by helping people avoid all the same mistakes that I made.

What could be the problem?

I mean, aside from the fact that the company I was working for was instilling obsessive behaviors in people, moving them further away from their goals, and telling them it was all their fault so they constantly blamed themselves.

Oh, and the part where they handcuffed coaches who actually wanted to do things the right way and then fired me and refused to pay out my percentage of the company that I owned.

Right. More minor details.

Everything was fine, until it wasn’t.

Sometimes the red flags are hidden.

Even recently, I thought I had my shit together.

On the surface, things looked good.

Physically fit, great relationship, a growing business that is truly making a difference in transforming many lives.

What could be the problem?

Turns out … I’ve got a lot of blind spots.

Blind spots that I’m not ok with because of how destructive they are.

Everything was fine, until it wasn’t.

Now, each of these examples turned out or will turn out ok.

I overcame my disordered eating and healed my relationship with food.

I forgave the company I used to work for and now have my own business where we help people the right way.

And I’m currently in therapy to deal with my blind spots and to level up as a human.

The point of this message is not about me.

It’s about recognizing that sometimes things aren’t just “fine.”

Learn to recognize the red flags and get better results.

We see this in our clients all the time.

Many of them come to us with a history of dieting or at the very least doing unsustainable plans.

And they’ll often say things like “I’m eating 1200 calories per day but I feel fine.”

Until they don’t.

Often times, they don’t realize how shitty they felt until they actually feel better.

Then it’s like … oooooh … this is what energy actually feels like.

The bottom line is … sometimes feeling like shit becomes the norm so we treat it that way.

We ignore the red flags. We push through. And we tell ourselves that everything is fine.

Ultimately, you’ll reach a tipping point.

Where you can no longer ignore the issue.

My goal here is to help create awareness before you get to that place.

One thing that I’m looking at when it comes to my own progress is this …

Recognizing the red flags sooner, being open about them sooner, and taking action sooner.

So my challenge to you today is this …

Reflect and peel back the layers for yourself.

Is everything really fine? Are there any red flags that you’re ignoring? Do you actually need help that you’re avoiding?

Hopefully you take this seriously and sit with it for a while.

Don’t try to close the loop right away.

If you can recognize it sooner, be open about it sooner, and take action on it sooner … then you’re winning.

And if you’re already aware and open, and you simply need the action step …

Reach out to me.

Our coaching program is so much more than just nutrition and training.

We also identify and work through your mental roadblocks as well.

Psychological change precedes physiological change.

The reason our clients are so successful in reaching their goals and maintaining them is because we start with your brain in mind.

Working through your mindset hurdles while aligning your plan with your personality so you feel your best through the process.

Then, making sure your metabolism is primed and responsive to achieve your body composition goals.

And lastly, ensuring that the process suits your lifestyle so you can still enjoy yourself while maintaining your results forever.

Typically, in our 6 month program, our clients lose an average of 20-30 lbs but they often say the mental wins are greater than the physical. And the fat loss range is simply the average … we have some clients who are leaner without as much to lose and some who have lost over 100 lbs.

The process is so effective because it’s completely based on each individual.

Interested in 1:1 Coaching?

And let me know that you’re interested in the 1:1 signature coaching program.

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