From Athlete to Obese to Healthy


Through out my life, I’ve never felt good about myself. I was an athlete in my teenage years. I went from athlete to coach and instructor. I still didn’t feel good about myself. I pushed and kept moving forward, never realizing the power of self-talk.

Then, I changed. I realized that I was sabotaging myself in all my life endeavors. It’s taken years, but worth every moment of effort.

So. . .

Self talk seeps up from our subconscious to a quiet, constant whisper in our minds. We may or may not even hear it.

It is the thought “I can never get it right” or “How stupid of me” or “Why does this always happen to me.”

These thoughts stem from the words of others, and the repetitive nature of the repeated phrase. Mine come from childhood and my interactions with others until the 1990’s when I decided to consciously change the pattern.

These invisible words sabotage everything we do. I do mean EVERYTHING!

Struggling with weight loss? Start by looking at the conversation happening in your head. Look at the comments being made to you by others close to you in your life.

Also, look to your doctor to see if there is any physical issues affecting your ability to lose weight. Or, any medications that are affecting your weight.

Our thoughts affect everything in our lives. Thoughts are energy. Energy is fluid, and affects everything in its vicinity. Our thoughts are powerful. Change our thought patterns, and we will change our life path.

Challenge to Those Who Accept. . .Look at your self talk. Is it positive and supportive of your life goals? Is it negative and undermining your life goals? Decide if it is the way you want it to be. If not, start to make a change. . .

To Wellness for All. . .Karen

Fitness & Wellness Coach

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I am a published professional artist/photographer and writer. I received my Bachlors of Art degree from the University of Washington in English Composition. My background in Art and Photography stems from my youth, and various intensive workshops through the years.

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