Tapping into the power of appreciation

Hey there, amazing souls!

Today, I’m diving into a topic that turned my life around – the magical journey from survival mode to whatever success feels like. I used to be caught up in the daily grind, stuck in a loop of expectations and procrastination. It felt like life was dragging me along, and I was surviving, not thriving.

But guess what? I found the secret to opening up a whole new level of living, and it starts with a simple yet incredible shift – trading expectations for appreciation. ????

Expectations: The Silent Stress Creators

Let’s rewind a bit. I was your classic perfectionist, always setting the bar ridiculously high for myself. Every project, every goal, every day had to be flawless. But here’s the catch – chasing perfection is like chasing a rainbow’s end that keeps moving. You never quite catch it, leaving you feeling burnt out, stressed, and constantly doubting yourself.

Once I realized I was setting expectations for myself higher and higher so that it was never reachable, I was so blown away at the AHA moment!!!! I had been blind to it! I just called myself “ambitious”, “hard-working,” and a person with “high standards”…..well, I called BS on myself!!

Real life rarely matches those expectations….it simply brings on anger… stress… frustration, and, yes…more disappointment. And maybe even complete burnout before we realize what we are doing to ourselves. Yup…i was there too…

The Turning Point: Embracing Imperfections

One day, it hit me – expectations were the root of my suffering. I stumbled upon some motivational podcasts, and they talked about the beauty of spontaneity and imperfections and the freedom of letting go. It was like a light bulb moment. What if I was OK with imperfections and appreciated the journey instead of setting the bar higher and higher with crazy or unrealistic expectations?

I also learned that my overworking, really poor life balance and obsession with achieving was a direct result of my low self-worth and a need to prove over and over by achieving that I was actually worth something. How do you think it felt to discover this one?

OMG! I thought I truly was a “hard worker” and a “high-achiever”! and yes I certainly was…but not for the reasons I thought!! I was delusional!

Breaking Free from the Perfectionism Trap

I took a deep breath and decided to break free from the perfectionism and overworking trap. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t an overnight success. I started small, setting realistic goals and learning to appreciate each step, no matter how imperfect. Slowing down for me was painful…to stop and sit still was so difficult!!

The Procrastination-Procrastination Loop

Expectations and procrastination are so interconnected… feeding off each other’s negative energy. I found myself hesitating to start projects, fearing imperfection. But here’s the truth: expectations fuel procrastination. It was time to break the loop.

I also had such huge expectations for myself that I was causing myself to screech to a halt, and I could often get started, but then I would get stuck in the “how” and get caught in procrastination.

Mindful Living: From Expectations to Appreciation

So now…speaking of “mindfulness,” which is simply just getting quiet, breathing into your heart space and being in the present moment… I started practicing being present in the moment, appreciating what I had right now.

Mindfulness was like a reset button, helping me silence the noise, breathe, and appreciate the simplicity of the present.

To get to that state was VERY hard for me. I literally had to start with 1 minute, then gradually increase until I got to 10 min, 12 min, then 20 min and once I was actually able to quiet my mind…I was blown away by how peaceful I felt. It was like a feeling I never had my whole life since I was always working, thinking, on the hamster wheel, and NEVER sitting down!

The Power of Small Goals

I switched my focus from huge, ridiculous, unachievable goals and expectations to small, realistic ones. Every little achievement became a cause for celebration. It was so freeing to realize that progress was about enjoying the journey, not just achieving and reaching the end goals. So much less pressure!

From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

Most importantly, I learned to have grace and patience and to be kind to myself.

The cycle of self-criticism and fear of failure was replaced with self-compassion. I understood that I deserved breaks, moments of quiet introspection, and appreciation for who I am. This did NOT happen overnight and certainly NOT until I was able to relax and do nothing for at least 20 min! Hypnosis was a HUGE factor for me in getting to this point. It’s a very powerful tool!

Transformative Results

The results? Life-changing. I felt a profound sense of peace, freedom from the heavy burden of overworking, perfectionism, and being so focused on achieving and increased productivity! (yes, i was focused on that…literally ALL the time!)

I could breathe, relax, and, most importantly, appreciate my life journey and even get back to enjoying the other areas of my life that had been neglected while overworking. friends, family, and so much more had been totally neglected!

Join the Journey of Transformation

So, here I am, sharing my story with you. If you’re tired of the survival mode, the stress, and the constant chase for achievement and perfection, it’s time for a change.

It may be high time for you to go on that journey from the hamster wheel of achievement, perfectionism, frustration with procrastination…and finally go on this journey from survival mode to whatever success means to you, from expectations to appreciation.

And hey, if you want a helping hand to kick procrastination out of your life and tap into the transformative power of relaxation and appreciation, I’m here for you. Let’s change your story and those delusions. Hypnosis combined with coaching works …and FAST!

Life is too short to be in survival mode. take a good hard look at your life…It’s time to thrive. ????

Cheers to spontaneity, relaxation, imperfections, small victories, and a life of many facets (spiritual, family, friends, work, health, financial, relationships and more) that we can actually enjoy!



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Say NO, or Your Body Will

Hey there Folks,

Today, I want to share a personal story – a journey that took me from just surviving to truly thriving. It’s a journey of self-discovery, setting boundaries, and finding the courage to be authentic. So, grab a cup of tea, get comfy, and let’s dive in.

The Power of Saying No

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t say no? Like saying yes to everyone was the only way to be liked and accepted? I’ve been there. In the latest podcast, I talked about the profound impact of uttering a simple but powerful word: “No.”

It’s not about becoming a hermit or rejecting everyone. It’s about realizing that saying no is a radical act of self-love. It’s about setting boundaries that honor your well-being. Trust me; it’s a game-changer.

Childhood Beliefs and the Puppet Strings

We all carry beliefs from our childhood, whether we realize it or not. These beliefs become like invisible puppet strings, guiding our actions and decisions. In my own journey, I’ve learned that understanding these strings is the first step to breaking free.

We unintentionally train people to expect things from us, moulding ourselves to fit into expectations. But here’s the thing – realizing this is liberating. It’s like taking the reins back and deciding who you want to be.

The Body’s Silent Messages

Our bodies are incredible messengers. When we don’t communicate our boundaries, our bodies do it for us. I shared my story of physical pain in the podcast today HERE, from neck issues to stomach troubles, all linked to unexpressed emotions.

Imagine living with pain, not knowing it’s your body’s way of screaming for attention. It was only when I connected the dots that I realized the deep link between suppressed emotions and physical discomfort. The GOOD NEWS: It’s not a life sentence.

Hypnotherapy: Opening the Door to Change

Picture this: a tool that helps you peel away layers of hidden beliefs, a key to unlocking self-awareness and embracing your true self. That’s what hypnotherapy became for me.

It’s not about swinging a pendulum in front of your eyes. It’s a tool for digging into your subconscious, uncovering beliefs you didn’t even know were there. This self-awareness is where the magic happens, where real transformation begins.

From People-Pleaser to Freedom Seeker

Saying no isn’t always easy. Sometimes, people in your life won’t like it. But here’s the truth – as we grow and evolve, some relationships may change and fall away. And that’s okay. It’s a natural part of the journey.

Imagine a life where you’re not constantly trying to please everyone, where you’re not afraid to disappoint. It’s a life of freedom. And trust me, that freedom is worth every bit of the journey.

The Ultimate Goal: Freedom

The ultimate goal in this journey? Freedom. Freedom from unhealthy beliefs, freedom from people-pleasing cycles, and freedom from the fear of being disliked. It’s a journey that’s healed not just my mind but my body too.

So, why am I sharing this with you? Because I believe everyone deserves to know that this kind of freedom is possible. It’s not about being a superhero; it’s about being authentically you.

In Conclusion

This journey from survival to success isn’t about reaching some massive goal. It’s about the daily steps, the small wins, and the courage to be yourself. If you’ve read this far, I hope my story sparks a curiosity in you to explore your own journey.

Remember, you’re not alone on this path. We’re all in this together.

Sending warmth and courage your way,


Feel free to reach out to me by emailing: support@dianegudmundson.com

You may watch the episode on Youtube here

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4 Key ways to Get your MOJO back after an injury or obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles and Injuries on Your Health Journey: A Guide to Emotional RESET when things get tough

Today, I discuss the challenging road to recovery from injuries and the obstacles that can disrupt your health journey. It’s all about maintaining a positive mindset, building resilience, and overcoming setbacks with unwavering determination.

In life, we often encounter hurdles that can set us back, whether it’s a nagging injury or external obstacles that interfere with our fitness goals. The key to success lies in your ability to adapt and stay motivated, even when faced with difficulty.

I find myself inspired to discuss this topic today because, like many of you, I’m currently dealing with an injury. It’s a significant hip injury that occurred just two days ago. This injury has disrupted my physical activity routine, which, for me, is essential. I have a deep connection to moving my body; it’s one of my sources of energy and positivity. When I can’t engage in physical activity, I feel stagnant and unhappy.

However, setbacks happen to everyone. Whether it’s a fracture, a strained muscle, or life circumstances interfering with your fitness journey, they can all be challenging to navigate.

Let me share my recent experience. I decided to take on a 10K race to honour my late grandmother, a dedicated runner. I trained to the best of my ability but encountered injuries along the way. Then, with the arrival of winter, I transitioned from outdoor road running to a treadmill (YUCK to snow and cold!). On my first treadmill run, I experienced a slight discomfort in my hip, but I thought nothing of it.

The next day, I could barely walk due to severe pain in my hip. I was frustrated, unable to perform my daily workout routine or walk without limping, and felt hopeless. I was spiralling into negative thinking, thinking my life was over. I felt drained emotionally, physically, and mentally.

It’s in moments like these that we need to regain control of our thoughts and beliefs. Maintaining a positive mindset is crucial because what you believe affects your body’s ability to heal. So, how did I shift my perspective and regain hope?

  1. Seek Support: I reached out to my sister for a fresh perspective and guidance. Sometimes, when we’re in a negative thought spiral, an outside perspective can help us reframe our thinking and overcome our mental barriers. We can also reach out to a supportive friend who will tell it like it is – will kick your butt (not someone that supports you being in victim mode!!). Or, reach out to people in your health community (such as our Health Reset Warriors!)
  2. Embrace Adaptation: When obstacles disrupt your routine, be open to adapting. Accept that your fitness journey might need to take a different path for a while. Explore alternative forms of exercise and stay active in a way that accommodates your current situation.
  3. Professional Guidance: Don’t hesitate to seek professional help, whether it’s a physiotherapist for your physical recovery or a coach or hypnotherapist to help shift your beliefs. Professionals can and will guide you to a faster and more effective recovery.
  4. Manage Emotions: Be mindful of your emotional state and thought patterns. Avoid spiralling into negativity and hopelessness. Focus on what’s possible, accept your situation, and maintain a positive belief (with a powerful knowing) that you’ll overcome your obstacles.

By sharing my journey, I hope to inspire you to overcome your own health and fitness obstacles. Remember that setbacks are part of the human experience. Even the best athletes in the world have setbacks!! The support of a community, a fresh perspective, and maintaining a positive belief in your recovery will help you move forward stronger.

Please share your experiences with us and let’s support each other on this challenging but rewarding health journey. Together, we can conquer any obstacle and emerge even stronger. Thank you for being part of the Health Warrior community, and stay tuned for the next post!

Any questions or comments? Comment below or you can email support@dianegudmundson.com.

The Top 6 Reasons Women Over 40 Fall off the Wagon

The Top 6 Reasons Women Over 40 Struggle with Their Health and How to Overcome Them

Welcome to the Athletic Grandma (Soon to be “The Health Warrior”) blog

Today, I am going to talk about the six hidden reasons why women over 40 often struggle with maintaining their health and what you can do to overcome them. Whether it’s mental blocks, emotional eating, subconscious beliefs, lack of motivation, physical challenges, or the victim mentality, we’ll dive into each and offer practical solutions.

1. Mental Blocks and Limiting Beliefs

Let’s start with mental blocks and limiting beliefs. Most of us carry baggage from our past, including negative self-talk and self-doubt. We often tell ourselves, “I can’t do it,” or “I’ve tried and failed before.” These beliefs can paralyze us or lead to self-sabotage.

Solution: To overcome this, you need to become self-aware and reprogram your subconscious. This involves exploring your past traumas, addressing your fears, and challenging these beliefs. Seeking the help of a coach or practicing self-hypnosis can be instrumental in changing your mindset and eliminating self-doubt.

2. Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is another common issue, often driven by stress, boredom, or the need for comfort. We use food to numb emotions or as an escape from facing difficult decisions.

Solution: Mindful eating is the key here. Ask yourself why you want to eat; is it genuine hunger or an emotional need or is there something you “should” be doing – like making a decision or working in a project? Instead of reaching for unhealthy snacks, find healthier ways to cope with procrastination, stress or boredom, like going for a walk or dealing with the root cause of your emotional state.

3. Subconscious Beliefs

Traumas from childhood and societal expectations can create deep-rooted subconscious beliefs. Women over 40 often feel the pressure to put everyone else first, which leads to neglecting their own health.

Solution: Your subconscious beliefs can be rewired through techniques like hypnosis or deal with fears using exposure therapy. Seek professional help or explore methods to peel away these layers and find your true self. Prioritize your health and make it the center of your life (and have everything else revolve around that).

4. Lack of Motivation

Many women over 40 feel overwhelmed, burned out, and drained by societal expectations. The lack of motivation often stems from putting others first and neglecting self-care.

Solution: Realign your priorities and put your health at the center of your life. Embrace the philosophy of “do it now” to eliminate procrastination. You may need to adapt your workout routine or engage in activities that reignite your motivation. Hypnosis can boost your confidence and motivation levels.

5. Physical Challenges

Health issues can be significant obstacles. Pain, chronic illnesses, or hormonal imbalances can be demoralizing, and medication use can result in side effects.

Solution: Prioritize clean eating and avoid inflammatory or toxic foods. Hydrate, move your body, and exercise regularly to regain control of your health. Seek professional medical advice, but remember that healthy eating and lifestyle changes are the most important, along with dealing with mind and limiting beliefs and emotions.

6. Victim Mentality

Living with a victim mentality often results in blaming circumstances and putting your health on the back burner. This mindset makes you susceptible to convenience rather than commitment.

Solution: Take 100% responsibility for your health. Set boundaries and live with intention. Challenge self-created expectations, and don’t let your circumstances dictate your health goals. Establish a routine that aligns with your life, combining flexibility and structure to ensure consistency.

In summary, for women over 40, maintaining health without falling off the wagon requires self-awareness, conscious choices, and the ability to let go of limiting beliefs.

By embracing a holistic approach to wellness, you can navigate mental blocks, emotional eating, and subconscious beliefs. Maintain your motivation, prioritize health, address physical challenges, and shift away from a victim mentality. With a personalized routine and the professional guidance of a coach, you can lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Seeking help, whether from a coach or a support group, can make all the difference. Make your health a top priority and watch as your life transforms for the better.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance, and consider a free consultation to explore your best path forward. Thank you for tuning in to The Health Warrior Be sure to join me for the next article coming up 🙂

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To have your health, who must you BE?

Your True Potential: The Power of “BEing Before HAVING”

Do you ever find yourself chasing after goals, believing that once you achieve them, you’ll finally be happy, content, and fulfilled? It’s a common mindset in today’s fast-paced world. We often think that having the right job, more money, or the perfect relationship will bring us the happiness we desire. But what if I told you that the secret to true fulfillment lies in the opposite direction – in BEING before HAVING?

As I lie on my yoga mat, post-workout, surrounded by the serenity of the moment, I reflect on this profound life lesson that has transformed my perspective. It’s a lesson that I want to share with you, in the hopes that it can spark a transformation in your life as well.

The Essence of BEING Before HAVING

In our pursuit of health, wealth, and meaningful relationships, we often forget a fundamental truth: it’s not about acquiring things; it’s about becoming the person who naturally attracts those things into their life.

Think about it. How many times have you believed that getting that dream job, that promotion, or that new car would finally make you happy? We’ve all been there. But the missing link in this equation is achieving the state of BEING first.

BEing Happy, BEing Committed, BEing Grateful, and Abundant

True happiness, unwavering commitment, gratitude, and abundance aren’t byproducts of external achievements. They are qualities that we must cultivate within ourselves. When we learn to BE happy, BE committed, BE grateful, and BE abundant, that’s when we begin to see real changes in our lives.

My mentor has delved deep into this concept of “BEing before HAVING.” He’s put together a life-transforming series that will help you explore your subconscious and understand how this fundamental shift in mindset can unlock your deepest desires.

The Game-Changing Series

This week, my mentor is offering an enlightening series for just $97 (I have a special code for you to get it FREE), where he’ll guide you through the journey of discovering the power of BEING before HAVING. If you’ve been living life in reverse, struggling to attain or maintain what you desire, this series could be the game-changer you’ve been waiting for.

In these sessions, you’ll gain fresh perspectives, reaffirmation of the ‘Be, Do, Have’ model, and most importantly, the tools to stop living backward. It’s about learning to BE more so that you can HAVE more, naturally and authentically.

By watching this series, you will understand WHY I became a hypnotherapist to transform people’s health from their subconscious mind level!

Access the Transformation

Are you ready to start your journey toward a more fulfilling life, where you become the magnet for the things you truly desire? All it takes is a simple step.

REPLY to this email with the word “HAVE”, and I’ll provide you with a special coupon for a free pass to my mentor’s life-transforming series. It’s an opportunity to invest in yourself, to embrace the concept of BEING before HAVING, and to witness the incredible changes it can bring to your life.

I’ve seen the impact of this series firsthand, and I can’t wait for you to experience it too. Remember, it’s not about having it all; it’s about BEing it all. Let’s go on this transformative journey together, and watch as your life blossoms in ways you never thought possible.

Don’t wait – Hit REPLY to email me now with the word “HAVE” and take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. The power to BE is within you, and the key to HAVING is just an email away! 🙂

Your health advocate and ally,

Coach Diane

P.S. To get access to my beginner guide to a health reset, enter name and email at www.needreset.com

Don’t Diet! Unleash the Power of an Anti-inflammatory Strategy

Transforming My Health: Unleashing the Power of Anti-Inflammatory Foods”

Are you ready to join me on a journey towards vibrant, pain-free living? It’s time for us to explore the incredible potential of anti-inflammatory foods together. Welcome to my blog, where I’m excited to inspire you to embrace a healthier, more energized version of yourself.

The Hidden Power of Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Let’s talk about inflammation—a term we often hear but may not fully understand in terms of its impact on our health. In simple terms, inflammation is our body’s natural response to injuries or infections. It’s our way of healing and defending ourselves. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, lurking beneath the surface, it can quietly erode our well-being.

Chronic inflammation is the silent culprit behind various health issues, from heart diseases and strokes to persistent pain and autoimmune conditions. It’s a sneaky enemy that can chip away at our vitality and longevity. But guess what? We have the power to fight back, to transform our health, and to thrive.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: My Essential Friends on My Wellness Journey

Imagine a plate bursting with vibrant, colorful foods—leafy greens, berries, and fatty fish. These are not just ingredients but my essential friends in my battle against chronic inflammation. They hold the deeper secrets and promise of a healthier, more energetic me. Let’s be real, isn’t that what we all want!?? SAY YES to energy, a healthy pain free body and to be fully functional to do what we want to do every day…right?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These are my heroes, supporting my heart, brain, and eye health while reducing inflammation. Salmon, sardines, trout, and herring are my secret weapons. When there is a day where I don’t get Omega-3 rich food, I use a supplement to ensure I get this EVERY day.

Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, collards, arugula, and lettuce aren’t just salads; they’re my inflammation fighters, adding vibrancy to my meals and zing to my life. And I make them delicious by creating my own homemade balsamic vinegar dressings with natural spices and healthy oils shaken in…yumm 🙂

Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries burst with antioxidants and natural chemicals that reduce inflammation and boost my overall well-being. When we eat these foods – even in small amounts, it satisfies the sugar cravings and gives us so much more energy for our exercise and activities! For me, it’s energy for my running training (yikes! The 10 km race is coming up Oct 15!)

Spices and Herbs: Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon—(oh and onions…lol) these flavorful additions to my meals do more than tantalize my taste buds. They reduce inflammation and add taste and color to my health journey. I even use extra turmeric supplements as well as add extra cinnamon on my special green power porridge :).

Steering Clear of Inflammatory Culprits

While incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into our diet is crucial, it makes sense to also avoid inflammatory culprits. If we choose to reduce inflammation in our body then we need to do BOTH things. 1. Add in anti-inflammatory foods and 2. get RID of the pro-inflammatory culprits!! These culprits include:

  • Sugar and processed foods: The sweet stuff and packaged snacks increase inflammation and pave the way for chronic diseases.
  • Refined carbohydrates: White bread, pasta, and rice—these refined carbs cause blood sugar spikes and inflammation.
  • Saturated and trans fats: Think bacon, butter, and fried foods—these fats are linked to inflammation and heart disease. and processed meats linked to types of cancers.
  • Artificial additives: Preservatives and dyes in packaged foods can lead to inflammation and even impact our mental health.

Practical Steps on Your Wellness Journey

Incorporating an anti-inflammatory way of eating into my life was simpler than I thought. Here are some actionable steps I used:

  1. Plan Ahead: Preparing meals in advance helps me easily incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into my diet. I plan ahead on Sundays for each week.
  2. Cook at Home: By cooking simple, whole-ingredient based meals at home, I have control over what goes into my body. As a rule, I do not eat out. There are ways to keep eating out healthy though… if you want more tips on this, let me know!
  3. Keep it Colorful: Loading my plate with a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, and spices ensures I get various nutrients. I also make sure I have a clean protein source with every snack and meal. (eggs are awesome!!) …..this is essential to maintain the body, feed the brain, immune system, heal and strengthen muscles after exercise etc…

The Gut-Brain Connection in My Journey

Did you know that my gut health plays a significant role in our mental well-being? A healthy gut produces “happy chemicals” and essential nutrients for my brain. Did you know that!? Anti-inflammatory foods promote a balanced gut and contribute to mental clarity and overall vitality! Avoiding those pro-inflammatory foods also saves your gut from being ruined!

Anti-Inflammatory Foods for My Active Lifestyle

Whether I’m an athlete striving for peak performance or seeking more energy daily, our food matters. What we put into our body can significantly impact energy levels and endurance. Yes, the type of food and calories we eat DOES matter!!

I choose anti-inflammatory foods like raw, unsalted nuts, berries, seeds, and omega-3-rich options to fuel my active lifestyle and boost my daily zip. positivity and energy.

Ready to Transform Your Health?

If you are intrigued by the power of anti-inflammatory foods and eager to embrace a healthier, pain-free and more energetic self, don’t hesitate to reach out.

I have designed an 8-week beginner reset kickstart designed to help you make lasting changes and take charge of your well-being. Feel free to connect with me on social media or drop me an email at support@dianegudmundson.com.

If you are not quite ready to take the plunge, there’s no need to worry. You can check out my e-book “A Beginner’s Guide to Your First Health Reset,” at www.needreset.com. It’s packed with easy-to-follow tips to kickstart your health journey. I also have a full-color presentation on this topic on YouTube for you that you can watch here.

Your Path to Wellness Starts Here

Thank you for joining me on this exciting article of my blog. If you have found this information inspiring, PLEASE share it with friends and family. Together, let’s unlock the power of anti-inflammatory foods and achieve a life full of energy, vitality, and well-being.

Your journey to health transformation begins today. Are you ready to thrive, boost energy, lose weight and get rid of pain? WITHOUT going on yet another “diet”?

Two options:

  1. Get my e-book here: www.needreset.com

2. JOIN the 8 week kickstart challenge (incorporates nutrition coaching, hypnosis and more) to get you on your way….Join the program by clicking HERE.

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How to Find Time for Your Health

Prioritizing Your Health: Your Path to a Happier, Healthier You– get off that Hamster Wheel!!

I. Introduction

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often forget the one thing that should always come first—our health. It’s time to change that. Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and transformation, where we’ll explore the art of prioritizing your health and well-being.

We live in a world where time is precious, but the truth is, there’s no better investment than the one you make in yourself. By the end of this blog post, you’ll not only understand why making time for health is crucial but also have the tools to start prioritizing it right away.

II. Why We Need to Make Time for Health

Consequences of Neglecting Health: The consequences of neglecting our health can be far-reaching. It’s not just about feeling tired or gaining a few extra pounds. It’s about a diminished quality of life, missed opportunities, and the risk of chronic diseases. Your health isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity.

Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle: On the flip side, embracing a healthy lifestyle is a game-changer. Picture this: boundless energy, improved mood, enhanced productivity, and a longer, more fulfilling life. It’s not a dream; it’s the reality of those who prioritize their health.

III. How to Make Time for Health

A. Prioritize Your Health: The first step is shifting your mindset. Stop seeing health as something on your to-do list and start viewing it as a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. Remember, you are worth the effort.

B. Create a Health Schedule: Planning is your best friend when it comes to health. From scheduling your workouts to planning your meals, having a structured daily routine ensures you make time for what matters most—your well-being.

C. Efficient Workouts: No time for long gym sessions? No problem. We’ll show you quick and effective workouts that you can squeeze into your busy day. From desk exercises to lunchtime walks, every little bit counts.

D. Meal Planning: Meal planning isn’t just about eating healthier; it’s about saving time and money. Discover how to prepare nutritious meals efficiently, so you can nourish your body without stress.

E. Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: Your mental health and physical well-being are closely intertwined. Learn how mindfulness practices can reduce stress, boost resilience, and help you stay on track with your health goals.

IV. Staying Consistent

Consistency is the secret sauce to success in prioritizing your health. Its important to explore why you have challenges you might face and provide and in my 8-week reset program I work with you to learn the basics, shift mindset with hypnosis and give you motivation and strategies to help you stay the course. Remember, every small step counts.

V. Conclusion

In conclusion, your health should never take a back seat in your life. It’s not about finding time; it’s about making time. Prioritizing your health is an investment in your present and future self. So, what are you waiting for? Start today, and let your journey to a happier, healthier you begin. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

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Reset Your Health…now in a New Way!

I have personally designed an Easier Path to Health to help you Achieve the Health you want without struggle!

Have you ever felt stuck in a never-ending struggle when it comes to your health and body? Do you find yourself wondering why achieving your ideal body seems so difficult? I’ve been there too, facing numerous obstacles and ups and downs, emotional roller coasters, lost hope, so many medical issues etc along my journey, but I’ve discovered a system that makes it much easier to get to whatever long-term success looks like to you.

If you’re tired of the constant ups and downs, I invite you to join my program and experience the transformative power of simplicity.

Yes!! ….Finding Ease in the Chaos:

I remember those days when everything related to nutrition and exercise felt like an uphill battle. It seemed like I would take one step forward, only to stumble and fall right back to where I started. The cycle of weight loss followed by weight gain was exhausting, to say the least. But through all those experiences and the inevitable mistakes, I cracked the code and developed a system that works for the long run.

Introducing “Level One Health Reset”:

To make things easier for beginners and those who have fallen off the health wagon, I created the “Level One Health Reset” program. Designed to span eight weeks, this program will not only help you shed unwanted pounds but also rejuvenate your body and restore your energy levels. It’s about making holistic sustainable changes (yes, meaning that simple changes that you can keep up for the long term!) that will have a huge impact on your well-being.

The Magic Ingredients:

Now, you might be thinking, “Is this program too good to be true?” Trust me, I had those doubts about “other programs” too. But this reset program is a completely NEW concept designed personally by me that incorporates everything I’ve learned throughout my own journey, my over 25 years of experience helping patients in western medicine, along with targeted hypnosis to address the underlying causes of repeated failures. This unique blend of experience and deep subconscious transformation gives you a solid formula for long-term success. If you are serious about wanting to transform your health, then don’t wait!

We are Open for Registration!

Exciting news! The doors to the “Level One Health Reset” program are officially open! It’s your chance to join a community of like-minded individuals who are ready to leave behind the struggles of the past and embrace a new way of achieving health and happiness. And here’s an added incentive – those who complete the program and share their results will receive a special monetary reward!

Transform Your Life Today:

If you’re tired of making the same mistakes over and over again, it’s time for a change. The “Level One Health Reset” program is designed specifically for beginners, ensuring that you don’t have to go through the arduous process and repeated ups and downs that I did. This is your opportunity to create the healthy body and life you deserve without all the unnecessary struggles.

Concluding Thoughts:

Health and well-being should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their fitness level or past failures. So, I invite you to take that first step towards a more energized, rejuvenated, and confident version of yourself. Join the “Level One Health Reset” program and go on an eight-week journey with me by your side that will uncover the true potential within you. Say goodbye to the draining and hopeless-feeling hardships of the past and embrace a new, easier path to health!

Reach out to me via email at support@dianegudmundson.com or send me a DM on social media for more information and to register!

Remember, you don’t have to go through the same struggles I did. Let’s transform together and make the journey towards health and happiness a little bit easier. OH! …and I will be doing the health reset right alongside you! Lets DO THIS!

IF you don’t want to wait another moment are READY TO JOIN NOW, click the registration link HERE!

Breaking the Masculine Armour (AKA the Tough Shell)

An 8-Week Journey to Your True Self through a health challenge?

Embracing Your Authentic Self: How I Shed My Masculine Armor

Unveiling the Layers

Hey there,

I wanted to take a moment to share a personal journey with you – a journey of transformation, healing, and discovering the power of discovering my true self buried underneath a shell. I’m no different from you – I’ve faced my own struggles, and it’s these experiences that led me to uncover a remarkable truth about myself.

Breaking Free from Childhood Shadows

From a young age, I learned to put on a tough exterior. It’s like I built this protective shell, my “masculine armour,” to shield myself from the pain of past experiences. The proverbial vow…. “NEVER again will I allow this” …But as I grew older, I realized that this armour, meant to protect me, was holding me back.

I carried these defense mechanisms into adulthood, affecting my relationships, self-image, and overall happiness. It wasn’t until I took a closer look at my past that I understood how childhood trauma had shaped my beliefs about strength and vulnerability.

The Turning Point: Peeling Away the Armor

One day, a thought struck me: What if true strength wasn’t about hiding behind a facade but embracing who I really am? That was the moment when I decided to peel away those layers of armour and reveal my authentic self. It wasn’t easy – it required self-awareness, courage, and a commitment to healing.

Mind and Body: A Powerful Connection

I found that focusing on both my mind and body was the key to unlocking this transformation. By nurturing my mental health and digging deep into my subconscious beliefs (think hypnosis!), I started to unravel the roots of my armour. But it wasn’t until I made a profound connection that I truly began to see change.

The Epiphany: Health as the Foundation

Our bodies are remarkable vessels, intricately and delicately linked to our emotional well-being. I realized that by working on my health, I was not only peeling away layers of armour but also revealing a brighter, more vibrant version of myself. This journey wasn’t just about shedding the past – it was about creating a healthier and powerful future by design.

Its important to remember that, more often than not, this hard ‘masculine shell’ keeps you from fully experiencing the beauty of life. It can be absolutely exhausting, and let me tell you – It doesn’t have to be that way! There is power in vulnerability, strength in softness. It’s okay to let down that masculine guard. It’s okay to be human.

Imagine navigating your life without constantly having to put on a brave face or mask of toughness. Imagine not having to work SO HARD to be that “high achiever” you perceive yourself as. Picture yourself feeling peaceful, joyful, and loved without condition. Not having to always be the tough one could feel so liberating, wouldn’t it? Here’s the amazing news: you don’t just have to imagine it, you can live it. This transformation is possible.

The Transformation: Reclaiming My Feminine Power

As I embraced my authentic self, I discovered the power of my feminine energy. This wasn’t about conforming to societal expectations, but about embodying qualities that resonate with my true essence. Through self-acceptance, I found a newfound sense of freedom and joy that came from inside me! This self-acceptance was NOT easy as I had deeply ingrained negative and limiting beliefs about the feminine – – that it was weak, pathetic, and useless – – which had to be overcome! I didn’t want to be any of those things, so changing my beliefs about what feminine energy and its essence is was critical to my transformation. By the way, the Icelandic goddess Frejya has been my alter ego to work towards living into….a very powerful divine feminine!

Empowerment through Connection

My story is a testament to the fact that transformation doesn’t happen in isolation. It’s about reaching out, seeking guidance, and allowing others to support your journey. If you’re ready to peel away your own layers of armour (that tough and independent chick shell) and discover the beauty within, I’m here to walk alongside you.

Take the First Step: Your Health Journey

Are you yearning for a life filled with health, energy, peace, and joy? Are you eager to break free from the chains of your past and step into who you truly are? I invite you to join me on a transformative journey where we prioritize health as the foundation for change.

Let’s work together to peel away those layers, find your true potential, balance your hormones, achieve your ideal body, and find happiness and peace like you’ve never experienced before.

Reach Out Today

Don’t wait any longer to peel away limiting layers to find your authentic self.

If you’re ready to start your journey, feel free to email me at support@dianegudmundson.com for a personalized conversation about your goals and dreams. Ask me how I can guide you towards holistic transformation.

Remember, you have the power within you to shed your armour, reveal your true self, and live a life filled with passion, purpose, and joy. Let’s go on this inspiring journey together.

With love and encouragement, your ally and advocate in health and transformation

Diane, retired NP and transformational coach, hypnotherapist

AKA, “The Athletic Grandma” 🙂

PS: MY PODCAST on this topic can be found on YOUTUBE HERE

The Critical Link Between Health and Success after age 50.

Have you ever found yourself putting in a lot of effort towards self-improvement, trying various techniques like coaching, therapy, and more, yet still feeling like something’s missing? Especially if you’re over 40 or 50, you might have noticed that the transformational journey isn’t as smooth as it used to be. This blog post dives into a game-changing realization: achieving your goals and finding peace and joy is intricately tied to how you treat your body.

The Turning Point: Resetting Your Approach

Despite all the inner work, a crucial factor often gets overlooked – how you nourish and care for your body. The foods you eat, the liquids you consume, and how you move your body play a pivotal role in your transformational journey. It’s no longer about age-old methods of pushing through; it’s about resetting your entire approach.

A Matter of Input: What You Consume Matters

What you put into your body becomes the building blocks of your energy and overall well-being. Over 40 and especially over 50, your body undergoes significant changes, making it far less forgiving of unhealthy choices. Processed foods, excessive sugar, artificial additives, and trans fats wreak havoc on your body’s delicate balance. These substances are foreign to your system and can lead to various health issues.

Exercise: More Than Physical Fitness

Physical activity is not just about looking fit; it’s about igniting your body’s natural rejuvenation process. As you age, circulation and metabolism slow down, making regular exercise vital. It’s not about running marathons; even simple movements can stimulate sweat glands, detoxify your body, and improve your overall vitality.

The Foundation of Transformation: Health

Picture your health as the solid foundation on which the house of your dreams stands. Just as a shaky foundation affects the entire structure, neglecting your health can hinder your personal development journey. Whether your goals involve relationships, wealth, energy, or well-being, health is the cornerstone. It’s the catalyst that propels all other parts of your transformation forward.

Introducing the 8-Week Health Reset Challenge

Imagine a program designed to empower you to take charge of your health, regardless of your lifestyle. Whether you’re a traveller, nomad or a camper-dweller, this program accommodates everyone. It’s not another impractical diet plan; it’s a toolkit for shifting both your body and mind towards positive transformation. By aligning your health with your goals, you’ll witness the layers of inner work peeling away faster than you thought possible.

Embracing Holistic Well-being

Chasing quick fixes and relying on chemicals (think pills!) can lead to more harm than good. Instead, consider the wisdom of holistic well-being. Your body has an incredible capacity to heal and balance itself when provided with the right conditions. One example is…Why resort to risky medications when you can holistically manage cholesterol and heart health by making simple dietary adjustments? The same applies to weight, hormones and energy

OK….what now?

Your journey towards realizing your goals and finding inner peace doesn’t have to be a complicated maze. By prioritizing your health, you set the stage for holistic transformation. The 8-Week Health Reset Challenge is your ticket to a revitalized mind and body, accelerating your progress in EVERY area of your life!

** Remember, transformation begins inside of us, and your body is more than capable of responding positively if given the right conditions. Don’t wait; take the first step towards a brighter, healthier, and more peaceful and joy-filled you in only a few short weeks.

Are you ready to go on this transformative journey?

Reach out to me now on social media or email at support@dianegudmundson.com to join the upcoming 8-Week Health Reset Challenge. It’s time to kickstart the mind and body cleanup process that will definitely lead to rapid and profound changes in every part of your life.