Consistency is KEY

“Steadfast adherence to the same principles” that is the definition of the word “Consistency”.⁠
Steadfast Adherence. That sounds pretty intense!⁠
I like the word consistent much better.⁠
If you want to lose weight, you have to be consistent.⁠
You get this intellectually…⁠
The real problem you need to solve is why aren’t you?⁠
Why aren’t you doing what you know you need to do to lose weight?⁠
Or, why do you do it for a while then stop?⁠
Until you know this answer my friend, permanent weight loss will always be a pipe dream.⁠
You might be wondering HOW do you find this out?⁠
This is the power of coaching. THIS is what I help people with.⁠
Consistency really is the KEY.⁠
Be safe out there.⁠
xo. Valerie⁠
 

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Turbulence

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Turbulence. 🌬️
It has been so windy around these parts lately. ⁠
As I was walking out to the AC on my last shift and my hair and ID badge where whipping around all chaotic, it made me think of how my thoughts sometimes feel in my head.⁠
Turbulent thinking…ya know when you have so many thoughts that just seems to be all over the place?⁠
Maybe it’s just me.⁠
I doubt it though.⁠
It’s estimated that we have 40,000-60,000 thoughts per day tumbling around in that head of ours. ⁠
If you are tired of feeling the effect of those turbulent thoughts, the best thing you can do is get them down on a piece of paper and take a look at them. 💭
We feel our thoughts.⁠
How do most of your thoughts make you feel? 🤔
Tell me in the comments below.⁠
Be safe up there. 🚁
Valerie⁠

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What is Possible?

What is possible is up to you

Do you spend time thinking about why things are “impossible” for you?⁠
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What if you started think about what could be possible?⁠
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I know this for sure, it feels a hell of a lot better than thinking about impossibility!⁠
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Impossible is only TEMPORARY when you focus on what is possible.⁠
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Start by never saying these words again “it’s impossible for me to lose weight right now”.⁠
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Reframe it with “it could be POSSIBLE for me to lose weight right now”⁠
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Practice thinking that thought, on purpose, many times per day.⁠
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See what happens.⁠
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What is possible for you is totally up to YOU.⁠
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Have a lovely weekend.⁠
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xo. Valerie⁠

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Masks on!

Masks On

COVID-19 has undoubtedly upped the stress level for Pre-Hospital providers.⁠

We don’t have the luxuries hospitals provide.⁠

I have found myself resentful of that over the last few weeks.⁠

How often do we hear (or say) “It must be nice to….have access all around the patient….have a nice controlled environment….be 72 degrees all day everyday…good lighting” and so on to our hospital providers??⁠

I had big perspective shift after a short email exchange with an ED Doc I admire…I had asked her how she is managing wearing a mask all day. I asked because my first day of focused masking did not go well. With in an hour I had a migraine, by two hours I was nauseated, and by three hours my negative thoughts were spiraling out of control!⁠

My ED Doc agreed, it takes some getting used to. But, what she said next changed by perspective in an instant…”If I were you, I’d go outside as much a possible and take the mask off for a few min.” ⁠

Dang. “It must be nice to”…. have a job where you can go walk outside and take a break from that mask and get some fresh air!⁠

It must be nice to not to take care of 100’s of patients during a 12 hour shift.⁠

I could go on and on about the many benefits we have in this job. ⁠

Don’t take for granted that most of us in the Pre-Hospital Environment get the luxury of being outside, getting fresh air, and can get a break. ⁠

If you are struggling right now, how can you find the good? ⁠

Can you find a shift or change in your perspective?⁠

Just that little shift in perspective can be a game changer.⁠

Have a safe day.⁠

Take care of yourself first, so you can take care of others.⁠

xo. Valerie⁠

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

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Safety Reminder!!

Safety Reminder

What are you waiting for to improve your Wellness?⁠

You will never have more time than you do right now. ⁠⏰⁠

You will never be more ready than you are right now.⁠🙋⁠

You don’t need to spend money to improve your wellness. 💰⁠

Working in EMS/HEMS will never get any easier or less stressful…trust me, I know this…I’ve been flying for 19 years!⁠

Your Wellness is up to You my friend.⁠

I’m here to help. ⁠

What can you do RIGHT NOW to improve your Wellness?⁠

💥Drink a glass of water⁠
💥Get outside and walk around⁠
💥Take 5 slow deep breaths⁠
💥Meditate for 5 min⁠

I’d love to connect with you. Send me a DM and ask me any questions. ⁠

Be safe out there! ⁠

xo. Val

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

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Stay Well EMS

Stay Well EMS

Good morning!⁠

As many of us head in to work this morning I want you to think about how you can stay well while on Duty.⁠

What would that look like for you?⁠

Are you willing to put your brain to work and figure out how to drink a few extra bottles of water today?⁠

What about deciding to only eat when you are hungry and stop when you feel satisfied…not full?⁠

How can you move you move your body while not on a call?⁠

What about when you feel the stress building up while en route to a trauma? Can you take 4 slow very deep breaths? ⁠

If you do have a bad trauma and you are feeling especially stressed when you clear the hospital (and your not driving!) pull out your phone and play a game on your phone for a few min.⁠

I know these things seem small and don’t seem like they matter, but my friends, they do. ⁠

Taking care of ourselves during this pandemic is critical.⁠

Have a safe day.⁠

xo. Val⁠

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.


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These boots….

These boots…⁠

Duty boots are our foundation. ⁠

They carry us and support us on every call.⁠

Boots are strong and rugged on the outside. ⁠

They protect us.⁠

But, our boots can get worn down. ⁠

If we are in our boots more than we are out of our boots it will take a tool on them.⁠

We can extend the life of our boots by taking really good care of them.⁠

Would you take better care of your boots if you knew you only got one pair for your entire career?⁠

What would you do different from what you are doing now?⁠

No matter the circumstances you put those boots through, how they look is entirely up to you.⁠

Your boots are YOU.⁠

Do you see it??⁠

Taking impeccable care of ourselves is in our own hands.⁠

Self Care is not Selfish….it’s necessary.⁠

Go polish those boots on your next shift!!⁠

xoxo.⁠

Valerie⁠

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

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Self Care is NOT Selfish

Self care is not selfish

Self Care might seem “selfish” at a time like this.⁠

But, this time….this time of COVID-19 our Self-Care is the most important thing.⁠

This can mean many different things to many different people at many different times.⁠

For me, while at work Self-Care is:⁠
*Donning and doffing PPE properly and in as much time as needed⁠
*Eating only when I’m hungry. Stopping when satisfied⁠
*Setting my alarm to drink water⁠
*Taking deep breaths when I feel myself getting stressed⁠
*Talking to my partner about thoughts that are running around in my head⁠
*Getting outside for some fresh air ⁠
*Putting my earbuds in and listening to my favorite songs⁠

At Home my Self-Care looks a little different.⁠
*Prioritizing and Protecting my Sleep⁠
*Planning my food and movement ⁠
*Writing my thoughts down in a journal⁠
*Drinking 1 gallon of water⁠
*Managing my time very intentionally⁠
*Writing in my journal⁠
*Meditating for 5-10 min per day⁠
*Taking the dog for a walk⁠
*Tech free eating⁠
*Listening to books and podcast that move me forward toward my goals⁠
*Hot bath before bed⁠
*Being real and honest with my kids in those rare, still moments⁠

I would love to hear what you do for Self-Care!⁠

Be safe out there my friends. The world needs you.⁠

xo. Valerie⁠

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

Come join my communities!  

If you are a WOMEN in EMS, click HERE to join the ALL EMS WOMEN private FB Page!

Open to both Women and Men in EMS is my EMS Weight Loss & Well Being private FB Page.  To join, click HERE.

C h a n g e

Do you have the courage to change?
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Yes, you need courage to change when you want to lose weight.
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You need to have the courage to say “No Thank You” to the pizza everyone else is eating while you eat your leftovers!
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It will take courage to put on those workout clothes and try that hot yoga class.
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It will take courage to make changes in your life. Some people won’t like what you are doing. It’s ok. It’s not their journey. .
If you have the courage to lose weight, imagine what else could be possible!
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XO. Valerie
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Knowledge

Knowledge

Everyone wants more knowledge.
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We believe that the solution to our problems lies somewhere in more information/learning/knowledge.
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Our brain loves to learn new things.
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The brain thinks it is useful to keep learning more.
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It feels like we are doing something productive when we are learning more about our problems.
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But learning more does not produce more action.
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We can learn all about snowboarding, but until we actually go snowboarding we will not learn how to do it.
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Learning about how to lose weight will not make us good at losing weight.
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We have to do things, change things, plan things to lose weight.
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Spend time trying and doing things that will bring you closer to your goal weight.
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I help people stop focusing on their problem and start taking action on the solution.
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What actions can you take today that will move you closer to your goal? Tell me in the comments!
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xo Val

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

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Open to both Women and Men  in EMS is my EMS Weight Loss & Well Being private FB Page.  To join, click HERE.

Hello there!

Hey!  I’m Valerie.  

Full time Flight paramedic for the last 18 years. Wife. Mom. Volunteer.

I love helping people.

My career has been one heck of a roller coaster ride.  Many ups and downs.

At my lowest point, I was at my highest weight of my life.  

I was so negative, bitter, and full of resentment.  It was effecting every area of my life.

After my first (of two) knee surgery during my short term disability time off, I knew I had to change.  I searched for “Life Coach” in iTunes in hopes of finding a Podcast that could help.

I found one and slowly, my life got better.  I eventually hired this Life Coach and I started to lose weight.

People noticed my change physically and mentally.  I was most proud of how I mentally changed.  Yeah, my flight suit fit better, I even went down two sizes, but enjoying going to work again felt so much better.

My purpose in life is to be of service to others, to help others in their time of need.  For the last 24 years that has been as an EMT/Paramedic/Critical Care Paramedic.

Two years ago, I decided that I wanted to add to my service to others.  I wanted to be a Life and Weight Loss Coach for those of us in HEMS/EMS.  Our industry needs help.  It’s hard to find help from people who “get it”.  

Blogging is a way for me to share my thoughts, and teach a new way of thinking about weight loss.

I also have a private FB group, check it out HERE.  I’m in there most days, trying to give useful information that you can start applying right away.  Plus, a weekly FB Live!

It has been really fun leaning new “business” skills and staring an online business.

If you are in EMS/HEMS and want to lose weight, come join my FB group and check out my previous blogs.  

I can promise you that I will be one (if not the only) weight loss expert that really gets you and the challenges you face at work and at home.  

I created at FREE GUIDE for you.  In there, I teach you the ONE thing you need to know right now to start losing weight.  If you would like to grab a copy of it, click on the button below!

Hope to see you soon!

XO. Valerie

Before and After photo

Yoga and I

You may not know this about me…I love yoga.


I have always loved yoga. I am naturally very flexible.


But, I stopped going when I gained a significant amount of weight after

having my three kids and two knee surgeries.


2.5 years ago, when I started my weight loss journey, I committed to diving deep into yoga.


Yoga and coaching have changed my life.


Yoga has given me the courage to move forward with my Life Coaching business.


Yoga was the one place where I felt I was truly accepted for who I really am.


There is no hiding your body there…hello tight pants and shirts!


There is no hiding your strength or weakness.


There is no hiding your face behind makeup.


There is no hiding from your own thoughts.


There is no hiding.


There is no judgement from the teachers or students.


The only judgement you have is that of your own.


There is only love and acceptance in that studio space.


There is community like I have never seen.


Yoga taught me that if I can find these things in the studio, then they are also available to me outside of the studio.


People will like me for who I really am.


I just have to show up and show them.


This experience (yoga or not) is also available to YOU.


Coaching is a game changer for your life.


It would be my honor to be your coach.


You can sign up for a FREE 30 min Consult Call and I will show you the power of coaching.

Click the blue “Book Now” button to schedule a Consult Call!


“The Best Is Yet To Come”


xoxo Valerie