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How I Handled My Mid-Life Crisis

How I Handled My Mid-Life Crisis

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As I approached 40, I decided I wanted a cool bodybuilding trophy… WHAT?!?

I had the desire, but no clue of what it took to get there. So, I hired a trainer. Someone who had done it himself and whom I could trust to guide my transformation.

After four years of eating only baked chicken breasts, grilled whitefish, cooked vegetables with no condiments, protein shakes and oatmeal… and hundreds, maybe thousands of hours lifting weights in the gym…


My constant model was, “don’t think, just do”. I trusted my trainer and did everything he told me to do.

Nothing was going to stop me – even though I felt completely drained. The week before the bodybuilding contest was brutal…  I had dropped down to 9% body fat but still had to lose 15 pounds of water weight.

Doing cardio wasn’t enough. Sitting in a sauna wearing rubber wasn’t enough. So, I wrapped my body in saran wrap at night to sweat out any extra moisture the diuretics missed.

The journey it took to get there made success feel even more precious and monumental. And now I have my bodybuilder trophy to forever remind me of what I’m capable of.

I took first place in the 2006 Northern classic bodybuilding championships. I had successfully transformed my skinny frame enough to compete in the women’s Open Heavyweight division!

Out of this experience, I learned the dynamics of mind over matter. Aligning my mindset with my emotions into the necessary action steps. POWERFUL

What do you dream of becoming?

Having a trainer, someone who knows the road can greatly enhance and shorten the timeline to your transformational success. This includes having a “trainer” for your mental and emotional well-being.

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P.S. To this day, I cannot choke down another dang chicken breast!


Make a Conscious Change

When one is open and ready, a hypnosis session can provide comfort, direction, clarity, healing, and support for moving forward in alignment with one’s life purpose and plan. It is a way to re-program your mind to focus on thoughts that are supportive of your goals, rather than self-sabotaging thoughts.

As a hypnotherapist specializing in Quantum Healing Hypnosis,  I help people to know themselves and become co-creators of their own life. Schedule your consultation by calling me at 206.854.8343 or booking online HERE.


*Photo by David Clode on Unsplash and Music: Dreamscape en silencio, Silencio Music

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