• Rebecca O Health Coach

My First Skinny Jeans.

My first pair of skinny jeans. This is the smallest I've ever been but more importantly this is the best I have ever felt. I never thought I could wear, and and feel confident, in skinny jeans but here I am 12 wks later feeling healthier and empowered. I began my weight loss journey before working with Rebecca but I reached a point where I felt stuck. I felt like I was doing all the ‘right’ things such as eating well and exercising, but I still couldn't shift the extra stubborn weight. I felt like I was failing however, what I didn’t realise at the time was how being at war with myself had a profound impact on my weight loss. Rebecca taught me to change my thinking around why my body was holding onto that extra weight. We determined that my body had a positive intention for that weight: it was for comfort and belonging. So instead of being angry at myself I could thank that part of me for doing a good job all these years. However, now as a health-conscious adult it was time for an upgrade. I used to think of food as an enemy instead of nourishment and would punish myself for eating something that wasn’t part of my then ‘diet’ plan. Rebecca taught me how the punishment system was not sustainable and how it added to my stress which in turn impacted the way I was eating and my digestion. She opened my eyes to the fact that I was linking being 'healthy' with punishment and deprivation. Could I really blame my body for holding onto that extra weight? Rebecca provided me with life-long tools in order to explore the thoughts and feelings behind my actions. I was trying to change without addressing what was really going on behind the scenes. This was key in finding out why I couldn’t follow through in a way that was in alignment with how I wanted to look and feel. For the first time in my life I believe my weight loss is going to last. I trust myself and have the confidence that I will never revert back to my old, unhealthy ways.

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