A NOTE FROM KATE: Living in the Moment

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Living in the moment is a truly challenging proposition.  It’s something I always strive to do, but I don’t know if I will ever fully get there. We are so ruled by our thoughts and emotions that it takes constant effort to try and turn that part of our brain off while 100% focusing on the activity at hand.

I can be extremely focused on the moment, but then my mind starts to wander, and I start thinking about the people I have to call back, what time I need to pick up my kids at school… it’s a slippery slope. But like any goal, if it’s something you want enough, you can achieve it.

A trick I picked up is wearing a hairband around your wrist; when your mind drifts, and you become caught up in something else, snap it as a reminder to return to the moment at hand. Meditation helps too –  it’s actually one of my New Year’s resolutions this year.  Living in the moment is a great thing to strive for, but don’t beat yourself up too much about it.  Just trying to be more present in the everyday is a great step in the right direction.

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  • Toohardtolooseweigth
    June 24, 2015

    Hello,
    So I’m about 70 pounds over weight. I wan to be healthy and eat better, but I cant get started. I’ll get all pumped up and do good for a couple of days, and then I’ll eat junk. Then I’ll do the same the next week. How can I get started and keep going. HELP
    Sincerely,
    Disgusted and disappointed

  • Bbug
    June 25, 2015

    Toohardtolooseweigth 
    OK- first of all, don’t beat yourself up. Change is hard! I’ve been exactly where you are! I figured out how to lose a bunch of weight and keep it off for 12 year 🙂
    Some tips-
    Go to a nutritionist and figure out what you should eat. Out of that list, figure out what you like. Real important.
    If you can’t afford a visit, go online. Lots of good information there!
    Same with exercise- find something you love to do. It may take a while- but loving it will make you want to do it. For me- running, yoga and pilates. I HATE weights 🙂
    Find a diet/exercise buddy- make yourselves accountable to each other.
    Most of all- love yourself where you are right now. Yes- I know it may not be easy- but self love is the most important part of this whole thing. You want to get healthy. Talking horrible about yourself (to yourself and others) only makes your journey all the harder. Cut yourself some slack and remember- it’s all about the journey, not the destination. I don’t think of my self as ever reaching the destination. I will be on this journey the rest of my life.
    Good luck!

  • GG
    June 25, 2015

    Toohardtolooseweigth 
    Hello, you can try valid resources available on the internet. I am thinking of a site (no I do not get kickbacks) called SOS Cuisine. They have healthy menus for weight loss that you can customize and it is not boring food either. See if it is something that may work for you. Best of luck with your journey!

  • Katesornsin
    June 25, 2015

    Hi! My name is Kate Sornsin I’m a young an passionate certified health and wellness coach with an emphasis on the mind/body/spirit connection… I love fabletics and was just looking around when your comment popped out at me. I just helped a client with your exact story!! I feel like I came across your comment for a reason and I would love to help you. Please email me at sornsinkate@gmail.com and we can set up a totally free phone consultation!!

  • RachelBlake1
    June 26, 2015

    Toohardtolooseweigth Make small changes. Trying to do a complete 180 will like end up not working out. If you normally have dessert every night- try cutting back to only a few times a week. Then once you are use to only a few times a week- cut back to once or twice. All those little things will start to add up. And as Bbug said- don’t beat yourself up. Just try to do better. Another tip- don’t let one bad meal or snack be an excuse to eat bad all the other meals that day or week. 🙂