So many women have a conversation with me that centres around the question
How can I find the time and the motivation to exercise consistently – so that I can lose weight? (Because things are starting to really get out of hand)
The difference between fitness and health and it might be a bit controversial to some people, and if you repeat this to your fitness fanatic friends they might get up in arms about this – but listen up because 1. I’m right. And 2. I’ve got the science to back it up.
You need holistic HEALTH to manage a healthy weight loss
You DON’T need Fitness for weight loss. And in actual fact, exercise has been proven to not actually be conducive for weight loss – especially long term management.
So I’m going to share with you the 3 main things you need to understand in order to
Yes it is possible, one of my clients went from training 90 minutes a day 6 times a week for 8 weeks and only lost 5 kilos in that time frame.
When we started working together on her holistic health she ended up losing 20 kilos over 12 weeks and she only ever exercised when she felt like it and because she wanted to. That was doing some recreational roller derby a couple of times a week and walking with her dogs every day.
Hundreds of my clients have successfully implemented this over the years and it’s what every woman who has escaped from the weight loss roller coaster has mastered – and you can do it too.
If you’re exhausted, feeling frumpy and frazzled let’s be honest, getting up at 5:30am before work to go to boot camp just isn’t anywhere near as appealing as pressing the snooze button and rolling over.
There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day, not only that, but when you keep breaking this promise to yourself you’re more likely to beat yourself up and emotionally eat – which is only going to make the problem worse.
Health is a spectrum. If you’re sitting and breathing you’re expressing health you don’t cross an imaginary line where you’re suddenly HEALTHY vs UNHEALTHY. When you focus on your health across the emotional/mental/physical and spiritual aspects of health – your weight starts to recalibrate as a natural process.
If you’re fit – you can do things like pull ups, and run 5k – and return your heart rate back to resting at a faster rate – which are all good things to have – but they don’t necessarily affect your weight.
If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends you actually need high quality sleep for the metabolism of fat and your body overproduced hunger causing hormones lepton and ghrelin – you could be more susceptible to overeating, at the same time being less satisfied afterward.
So yes, if you’re exhausted, listen to your body, she needs more sleep – she doesn’t need bootcamp.
Most high performing women in business have a lot of stress and when it’s the kind of low level chronic anxiety that produces cortisol which is something that triggers that Starvation mode – making your body hoard fat, store it stubbornly ESPECIALLY around your stomach and slow down your metabolism.
Ever heard yourself say – well I’ve been to the gym today I can have this because I deserve it.
The cold hard truth is you’ll maybe burn 400 calories in a spin class which might make you exhausted for the rest of the day, craving sugar and caffeine and needing wine in the evening to wind down.
It is SO easy to grab something on the run because you’re starving and you’ve left it too long – and you’ll totally blow 600 calories or more with a cappuccino and a carrot cake so it’s like you might as well not have done it!
but you’ve still got the sore butt to prove you did it.
I know this sounds counter intuitive to you, and goes against everything you’ve ever been told about calories in and calories out – but I promise you if you just want to be healthy and happy – 6 times a week of bootcamp, circuits or exercising for over an hour a day when you’re stressed is only going to make the problem WORSE.
So the actual exercise to do that is super short and effective lies here in my Body Confidence Blueprint.
BUT what we’re really talking about here is improving your LIFE FITNESS – your ability to manage stress in a much healthier way so your body isn’t holding on to excess weight AND how to start saying NO and protecting your ME time more fiercely.
If you’d like a copy of my Body Confidence Blueprint for High Performing women in business and find out how one of my clients a super busy professional woman and mother used this very blueprint to drop 14 kilos in 90 days WITHOUT giving up chocolate or wine then go here www.biancaa.com/bodyconfidence to grab yours.
After suffering a fairly serious breakdown I was unable to cope with life in general. My body felt broke, old and frail – I didn’t just feel middle aged, I felt half dead. I hadn’t realised that my body was self destructing and I was doing it to myself, working long hours, too much alcohol, lots of bad food and absolutely no exercise.
After six months of working with Bianca, I no longer need my blood pressure medication, anti depressants and my cholesterol is in a safe zone. I have lost 2 dress sizes and more than 26 kilos. I now have a life outside of our business and can see a happy, healthy future for our family. I hope the person I became never comes back as I like this girl so much better.
I had heard of Bianca through some magazines – it was an investment but I had tried and failed so many times but in six short months, 20 kilos melted off me and it had a massive and unexpected effect on our styling business. While working with Bianca we secured a national gig, increased our prices to a level we previously thought no one would pay, AND we were booked out weeks in advance.
The majority of this 20 kilo weight loss has only been 5% diet and exercise, the rest has been an emotional journey. Bianca confronted me and called me on my BS and challenged some of my most deeply help beliefs about who I am. And the results are undeniable. I haven’t completely quit drinking, I still get to eat chocolate, I’ve had the best year in my business EVER – and perhaps the most important thing is how differently I react to things emotionally.
Who knew that taking it slowly and being kind to yourself could get you the results that yelling at yourself couldn’t.
Before working with Bianca I was super stressed and I thought it was too hard and I didn’t have the time to be slim AND successful. But I was surprised at how easy it was to implement Bianca’s system – I haven’t counted calories and I still pig out on foods I love. It’s been no coincidence to me that as a result of the new clarity of mind I’ve actually doubled my business at the same time I’ve made these changes to my body.