Hello There…

Hello There!

Well Hello there!⁠

In case you’re new around here I wanted to take a minute and tell you a bit about me and how I got here. ⁠

I’m going to do it EMS Report style with my favorite format…VOMIT…⁠

V= Vitals…Flight Paramedic. Married. Three kids. Coach. Blogger.⁠

O= Origin..West/Central Wisconsin, originally from Minnesota⁠

M= Mechanism…married. divorced. moved. married. 3 kids in 4 years. 100# weight gain. two knee surgeries. sick all of the time. hot mess express (aka hormones).⁠

I= Interventions…hired a Life Coach, hot yoga, meditation, walking.⁠

T= Treatments…coaching, reduced sugar and flour, limited ETOH, listen to my bodies signals, mindset upgrade, stress reduction, sleep improvement, and increased water intake ⁠

The result of this HARD work? Down 50#, completely new attitude, feeling better than I have in two decades, became a Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach and started my own Coaching practice and helping other EMS professionals improve their Well Being and Lose Weight!⁠

To grab a copy of a Free Training on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS, click the blue button below!

xoxo. Valerie

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.

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
 

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.

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

PS. if you are ready to take the next step, click below to book a free consult phone call with me!

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.

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

Have you had enough?⁠

Enough waking up feeling like shit?⁠

Enough self judgement?⁠

Enough overeating?⁠

We all will reach a tipping point when we have simply had ENOUGH and start seeking a solution.⁠

My solution is unlike anything you’ve tried in the past.⁠

You have tried enough diets that don’t work.⁠

You have done enough bull shit to lose weight.⁠

When you have had enough and are ready for transformation lets talk.⁠

I have enough time for you.⁠

xo. Valerie⁠

ps. if you are ready to take the next step, book a free consult call with me.  Click the button below to go to my schedule and pick and day and time that works best for you!

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.

Compelling Reason


Compelling reason.

Do you have a compelling reason to lose weight?

Having one is so important. 

It is what will make you feel motivated to take action. Even in the face to tremendous discomfort.

Losing weight is hard. 

We have unknowing taught ourselves that eating and drinking makes us feel better.

Losing weight is the process of moving away from what gives us comfort.

But, the comfort food & drink give us is temporary. 

What we truly desire is long term satisfaction.

Your primitive brain only knows instant gratification.

In the times of discomfort during change we need to call upon our compelling reason.

It needs to be better than “nice”. 

It would be nice to lose weight. It would be nice to wear a size 6, or weight 140#.

Nice won’t cut it when you are exhausted, and stressed after a long flight and there are homemade cookies in the ED break room.

What will stop you in your tracks when you are about to eat the cookie?

So, how do you find that compelling reason? 

Grab a pen and paper, and I will show you how.

{write this} Why do I want to lose weight? {and write the answer}

Then, ask yourself why again based on the answer you just gave. {write all of this down}

Ask yourself WHY 5 times. Yes 5. Dig deep. Go beyond the surface.

You may find you have a few very compelling reasons. 

The more the merrier!

And, your compelling reason can change. As you change and evolve, so to will your “Why”.

Click the Blue Book Now button to schedule a Free 30 min Consult Call with me on a day and time that works for you. On this call, I will take you through your Before and After process, it’s fun and can be life changing.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

xo. Valerie

The Past

The Past

My clients want to go to the past.

“When I was thin….when I could do….When I could eat whatever I wanted…”

They romanticize the past and think that everything was so much better “back then”.

What I show them is that their past is what GOT them to where they are NOW…in an overweight body.

Do you really want to go back there? Do you really want to live how you did then now?

Because you will get the same result. Each and every time.

The past is where we learn lessons. 

We use the lessons of the past to make our future better.

What purpose does it serve to keep looking to the past? It just keeps where you are.

This is your primitive brain BTW. It wants you to stay the same. It’s easier that way.

Sure, at times you feel bad about your weight, but it just feels so much better to do what is familiar (aka habits)…like coming home from work and opening a bottle of wine while you cook dinner, or having cheese and crackers after the kids go to bed while you “relax” and watch TV.

Weight loss is hard for many reasons. You are trying to change your habits which is very uncomfortable for your brain. It doesn’t know what you are seeking is long term satisfaction of being at your goal weight. It just wants to feel good in the moment.

These are competing desires. 

On the one hand we have the desire to feel good, avoid pain/suffering, to do what is familiar.

On the other hand we have the desire to lose weight, feel comfortable in our body, sleep better, have less aches and pains, and improve our health.

These are the competing forces of your primitive brain vs your pre-frontal cortex.

If you want permeant weight loss, you are going to have to overcome your primitive desires.

This is not easy. 

You are deciding to feel discomfort on purpose.

This is how we get to the next version of who we are.

You can totally do hard things….I know this because you are in HEMS.

We do hard shit all the time.

We have to make our patients feel discomfort for their own good…think about starting an IV…yes, it is uncomfortable, but we need it to give them medicine that will help you.
If you are up for this weight loss journey, and I really hope you are, you are going to have to commit to feeling discomfort. 

You need to go through the discomfort to get the result you want. 

It’s part of the deal.

But, the good news is I am here to help you. Let me help you lose the extra weight for good.

Click the blue Book Now button below to book a Free 30 min Consult Call with me on a day and time that works best for you. On this call, I will show you how you got where you are and who your future self could be.

Xo. Valerie

PS. I fly full time, so my availability is limited. The sooner you sign up, the better!

Questions

High Quality vs Low Quality Q’s.

We know providers who are really dialed in on
their assessment skills.👩‍⚕️

They ask great high quality questions.👏

They get very focused answers.🔍

We know other providers who ask low quality questions, and no surprise, they get vague answers. 👎

Now, think about the questions you ask yourself daily.

“Why am I so fat?”
“How did I get here?”
“Why is it so hard?”
“What is wrong with me?”
“Why is it taking so long?”
“Why do I keep doing this to myself?”
“Why can’t I get it together?”

I’m sure some of these sound familiar if you have ever tried to lose weight.

These are low quality questions that might 
make you feel disempowered.😕

When you feel disempowered, it’s likely you won’t take any actions that will lead to weight loss.😤

Asking yourself high quality, empowering questions will put your super computer brain to work.🧠🖥

You need to access your own wisdom and your brain will come up with an inspiring answer!💡💬

“How can I lose weight today?”
“How can I lose weight permanently with out feeling deprivation?”
“How can I honor my body today?”

Can you feel the difference in these questions?

Don’t allow your brain say “I don’t know”.  🙅‍♀️

This will block all your wisdom.  🚫

Follow that up immediately with “But if I did know….what would the answer be?”

Now, ask yourself a high quality question every day.❓

Write that question down on several post-its and put all over your house.🖊

Let your brain get to work on the answer.

If you want someone to ask you a lot of high quality questions and come up with the solution of permanent weight loss, you should hire {me!} as your coach.

I work with clients 1:1 over the phone for 6 or 12 weeks.

I have put together a program that is really focused on how we in HEMS can lose weight.⚖️

Using these tools I lost over 50#’s.

Click the blue “Book Now” button and set up a free consultation call with me.✔️📞

PS. I can only work with so many people per week due to my full time work schedule! 📆🚁

Message me with Q’s!

xo. Valerie