LOA Weight Loss Interview
Manifesting weight loss isn’t my specialty, so I asked three colleagues to “weigh in” on the topic.
These coaches know their stuff and are wrapping up fabulously inspired calls at GVU this month. I thought their expertise would be appreciated here as well.
Here are Jessica Vazquez, Leigha Pitcher and Caroline Meyer answering the big questions about manifesting an ideal body:
1. What’s the #1 way you see non-LOA savvy folks sabotaging their weight loss efforts?
Jessica: Non-inspired action. Struggling, punishment, having an either/or mindset. As in, either I can eat nutella, or lose weight. YOU CAN DO BOTH!!
Leigha: This is easy…beginning any program with “action,” usually based on someone else’s success regardless of whether it feels good to them.
Caroline: Struggle. Deprivation. Self-rejection. There is no amount of struggle and starvation that will produce fitness and health! You might lose a lot of weight just eating celery but you will also look unhappy and starved. I don’t think that’s what anybody is striving for.
2. What’s the biggest handicap you see in deliberate creators for achieving aligned weight loss?
Jessica: Trying to avoid “negative” emotions. Some of them push soo hard to avoid them, and lose the useful insight ALL emotions provide.
Leigha: They “try” and “want” to believe things they hear, like “it’s not the food”, or that it’s only the belief that matters NOT the action. But it’s about being congruent with your thought, feelings, beliefs and actions.
Caroline: Too much focus on it and not enough action. We ask, it is given but only if we get out of the way. If we continue to ask and ask and ask we just call in fear and doubt. I feel that the process works best when we define what we want (I want a sexy, healthy body), take some (ANY) inspired action (cook a healthy meal, go for a walk, find something to appreciate) then go have fun and forget about it. The allowing is where I see a lot of people get tripped up.
3. What’s one thing someone could do to begin the process of effortless weight loss?
Jessica: Go shopping! haha No, really, answer this question: how are you going to feel when you lose weight? Then find ways to activate that vibration NOW! Even in other areas in your life. Example, I wanted to be S.U.C.H. a girl (Strong, Unstoppable, Confident and Hot). How can I activate that vibration NOW? For me, it was shopping.
Leigha: Begin asking yourself what would it look like if you could lose weight easily? Most people believe they don’t know the answer to this. So the next question to ask is: What if you did know? And then PAUSE long enough, and certain pictures (ideas) will come to mind.
Caroline: Know that you can; know that it’s easy (yes, for you!) and seek out things to appreciate and ways to get inspired. Lining up belief and action is probably the next biggest step. For example, if you believe you need to exercise to lose weight and you are not exercising, figure out if it is easier to exercise or change your belief then follow through.
4. What made the biggest difference in your OWN weight loss success?
Jessica: Knowing it was just a matter of time. Once I stop questioning “will I lose weight?” it became a question of “how can I enjoy more?” From that point, it was always: EASIER, BETTER, FASTER than I thought it was possible.
Leigha: I started actually feeling my feelings, being aware of how I felt and that how I feel really matters first before any action. This started my path towards self love. I stopped forcing myself to do anything. I’ve been told I look better now than when I was younger and I believe it’s because I no longer live with the stress of exercising and dieting so hard.
Caroline: Fun! Giving up the struggle and the fight and really just beginning to have fun. I dropped the idea that NOT having an ideal body was standing in the way of me being, doing and having everything that I wanted. I began to appreciate who I really am (the bigger part of me that is not a body) and really just started having fun!
5. What’s one thing you would want everyone who aspires to lose weight to know?
Jessica: It is your birthright to have an amazing body. You don’t have to “do” anything – you just deserve it, just because you are born.
Leigha: “An unhappy journey can not have a happy ending.” (Abraham quote)
Caroline: It’s easier done than said. Even if you have been holding on to extra pounds for a life time, in a matter of minutes, you can turn your ship around, let go the oars and start creating the body of your dreams. Once you are pointed downstream, the transformation is rapid and before the turn of the next season, you will have to buy a whole new wardrobe!
Thanks for an inspiring interview, ladies!