In 2013, things were not great in Kelly land. I felt like I had lost my mojo. I felt stuck at the time. To be fair, there were a lot of stressors in my life: we were living in a house with a mold problem – we’re talking so much mold that living there was unsafe! – we were briefly homeless because of it, David didn’t like his job, my mom had a 15-pound tumor. Anyway, it was not great.

As I began to sink into despair for our family’s woes, I started to get very out of shape. I’m not just saying that, either. I was going to McDonald’s and getting a hot caramel sundae with extra nuts, a small fry, and a large Diet Coke and I was doing this order not one but TWO or even THREE times a day. I was so embarrassed thinking about the workers seeing me that I would drive to a different McDonald’s restaurant each time.

It came to a head when I was in the drive-through with Lily in the back seat, and she said “next window please” right in time with the cashier saying “next window please.” We had been to McDonald’s so many times that my child knew the cadence of buying food. I knew things had to change. I said to myself, I can’t control what’s happening outside of us, but I CAN control how I move my body, what I put in my body, and how I treat my body. That’s one thing I can control when everything else is out of control.

As I started on the grueling journey up and out of my bad habits, I felt my excitement and passion for life return. I felt my dormant inner athlete come out. I felt like my inner child was being excited again, and I felt more zest for life overall. So I started helping people to lose weight, and that’s how I started off in this journey of life coaching.

In this episode, I’ll explain a bit more about my process in terms of Brooke Castillo’s CTFAR model, which applies to any goal you intend to set, and the mission-critical mindset of mindfulness and persistence in your efforts to attain your goal. The circumstances are what they are – but your thoughts, feelings, and actions are a DRASTIC influence on the result you obtain.

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