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Happy New Year!

ImageWell we survived another year!  Whew, some by the skin of their teeth!  I am happy to have celebrated another birthday in the New Year and I look forward to a prosperous 2014.  I am sure many of you set some resolutions for 2014…it’s day 6…I am sure many have broken them already. LOL!  I personally did not set any for myself.  I would much rather set daily goals, monthly goals, or quarterly goals.  Shorter goals just work better for me.  They seem more manageable.  Not too mention my life has been one big series of goals!  I am happy to say that I have accomplished the goals that I have set for myself.  I am not saying that it was easy…at times it was very tough and gut wrenching.  Making it through those difficult times made the finish line that much sweeter.  Remember, whatever your goals for 2014, there will be disappointments and setbacks but those are temporary….you WILL accomplish the goals that you set for yourself.  I guarantee when you reach your personal finish line you will have grown leaps and bounds, learning things about yourself and those around you that you never even noticed.   Stay focused, keep your eye on the prize and don’t let anything stop you from being the best person that you were created to be.  

Happy New Year with love, compassion, and non-judgement!

Kimberley Locke 

Happy Holidays

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The holidays are officially upon us!  Lot’s of party’s and dinners with friends and family! Yep it is a fun time of the year!  I am sure many of you are thinking about going out with a bang before you start your new workout plan or diet in January.  This is great and I wish you nothing but success.  Here are 3 tips for you in as you begin your journey to a better you:

1) Set realistic goals for yourself.  It’s a journey not a sprint!  Don’t set yourself up for failure.  

2)  Reflect on 2013 and look at what you want to do differently and set some non-weight related goals.  Things that will give you mental health like facing some of your fears, weeding out unnecessary stress, and incorporating something you love to do into your everyday life.

3) Practice forgiveness of YOURSELF and others.  When coaching my clients on their weight-loss journeys I find that they are guilt ridden and that guilt undermines everything that they are trying to do, that’s good, for themselves and their families.   

BONUS TIP:  Don’t be afraid to ask for support when you need it!  We all need to be support!  Ask and you shall receive! 

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!  

With love, compassion, and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke 

The Journey To A Better YOU

Weight-loss begins within.

Small Changes Make A Big Difference

I am new to the blogging world but I am excited to share my story with anyone who needs inspiration on their journey to a healthy life physically and mentally.  My post today comes from reflecting on how I got healthy.  It was one small step at a time.  Over time those small steps I took yielded me a great deal of change.  Actually, more than I could have ever imagined.  You see, by becoming conscious of my eating it forced me to become conscious of my emotions.  Asking myself the tough questions every time I reached for food out of comfort.  “What is it Kim?” I would ask myself.  (Yes, I talk to myself! LOL) “Why are you eating this? You just ate!?” or “You know you are going to feel terrible afterwards!”  Many times I ate it anyway and suffered through the guilt and the shame that ensued afterwards.  Eventually, I started answering those questions, instead of ignoring them.  I began to acknowledge my own emotions and feelings instead of ignoring them.  I was neglecting myself, like many people in my life had neglected me as a child.  After all, I was familiar with the feelings of neglect, shame and blame…Right?  By answering these questions, more questions came and I started to really get into the issues that had been affecting my life (and my waistline) for so many years.  It wasn’t always easy but with every small step I took, I saw change.  Lasting change!  That’s what I hope to share with you small changes that make a big difference and last a lifetime.

With Love, compassion and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke