A Life-Changing {Giveaway} from Betsy Fry Coaching

I’ve got a FANTASTIC giveaway lined up for you guys today.  A few month’s back I hired the lovely Betsy Fry to be my life coach.  I’ve been forever changed by the process, and I’ve really set my sights on my goals, dreams, and perspective in a new way as a result of working with her!  (Click here to read my first month recap, for example.)

Now, I am BEYOND THRILLED to have a chance to share Betsy with each of you… and to give you an opportunity to work with her FOR FREE!!  Sessions can be held over the phone or in person in Colorado, depending upon your schedule, preference, etc.  Super flexible!

Without further ado, allow me to introduce Betsy Fry of Betsy Fry Coaching

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Y’all are probably here to checkout what delicious recipes that our infamously creative, Kelly, has cooked up!  Usually, I’m here to do the same.  Seriously, have you tried her bubble-up enchilada casserole  or the avocado mousse?   My mouth starts to salivate just thinking of them!

If you recognize my name it’s because Kelly has written about her experience with life coaching a few times, and I am lucky enough to be that coach.  Her tenacity and humor have etched her way onto my heart.

And because I adore Kelly so darn much, I wanted to offer up two coaching sessions for one of her readers. During our time together, I’ll guide you through where you’re feeling stuck and create an easy plan for you to stick to your goals in the future.

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Not sure what you’d get coached on?  In two sessions, I could teach you how to eat intuitively.  What exactly does that mean?  Read on, NTTC friend, read on…

How many diets have you tried in your life?  How many diets have failed?  Why do you keep thinking that a diet is going to work?

I’ll save you a lot of time, money and hunger:  Diets don’t work.  They never do and they never will. It’s time to move on.

So what are you suppose to do if you want to lose weight and diets are not the answer?

It’s simple:  Start listening to what your body wants and you will lose weight.

**Insert record scratch sound here.**

Intuitive Eating has been making a splash bigger than Kimye’s cover on Vogue.  It’s been covered by national news programs, written about on tons of blogs and is trending on social media.  Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, it’s a practice that you’ll thank yourself for getting into.

Here is the gist….

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That’s it.

Eat when you’re hungry.  Letting go of emotional eating and boredom eating can feel like a hard thing to do.  First you have to establish a new way to deal with your emotions.  Follow these steps until you’ve got it down pat.  If you’re someone who likes to eat when you get bored, then pickup some new hobbies, call a friend, fill up your life with things that bring you true joy…not just the temporary kind that you find in a box of cookies.

Stop eating when you’re satisfied.  Have you ever been around a little kid when they’re eating?  When they are full, they stop eating.  There is no thought process involved, they just know when they’re done. Tap into your inner child, allow yourself to slow down the eating process and start to notice your body signals that tell you that you’re satisfied.  At that point, drop the fork.

Eat things that make you feel good.  Be honest with yourself, does eating pizza and cookies really make you feel good?  I’m not talking about momentary pizza bliss.  I mean, do you feel sustained and ready to tackle the world after eating grease and sugar?  Probably not.  Now think about how you feel when you eat whole foods with serious nutrition.  Your body likes and craves fuel.  Give your body what it needs and you’ll stop craving crappy foods.

Move your body.  When you’re eating like crap, your body doesn’t have the fuel it needs to sustain healthy movement.  When you’re eating well, you’re feeling well and your body wants to move.  Working out + eating well are like peas + carrots, they just go together.  If you’re not used to moving, then start out slow, before you know it you might actually enjoy breaking a sweat.

Trust yourself.  You and your body want the same thing:  to be healthy and taken care of.  It might feel odd at first to cut the calorie counting and lift the food restrictions, but your mind will thank you for the much-needed break.  Once you deprogram your dieting mind, your body will take charge and it will lead you to a place of peace and trust.

Take some time to incorporate these steps into your life and watch how your relationship with food changes.  Remember that you’re breaking free from years of dieting and reprogramming your mind and body to trust the way that it was meant to function.

A client recently told me that this type of eating has, allowed her to feel free for the first time in years.

Now it’s your turn.  Let your restrictions go and set yourself free.

Want to learn more about me?  Checkout my website.

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Over the years, many of you have shared that you are trying to Find Food Peace, and these coaching sessions might be just what it takes to get you there!  Good Luck!!

NOTE:  You do not have to be present in Colorado to win.  Coaching sessions can be conducted via phone.  I actually did mine over the phone due to my crazy schedule…

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Re-Branding Update

A few weeks ago, I shared with you guys that I’m looking to rebrand NTTC

No Thanks to Cake Tagline | No Thanks to Cake

There were so many great suggestions, but I’ve picked one that’s going to be my tagline moving forward.

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I just loved this one, and it’s going to be incorporated into not only my blog header and other PR documents.  Now, it won’t be an overnight process because I’ve got to engage the professionals to do all the fancy WordPress work behind the scenes.  Just the same, I can’t wait to see the final product.

Kenlie – - Thanks for coming up with just the right words for the tagline, when I was struggling!  Your Target gift card will be on its way!! xoxo

As far as NTTC is concerned, expect to see a lot of the same great content, just framed a little nicer with the addition of Kenlie’s genius tagline…

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Rebranding NTTC + a {GIVEAWAY}

I’ve been thinking about it for the past few months that I’m ready to rebrand “No Thanks to Cake” ever so slightly…

One of the most common questions I get about No Thanks to Cake is about how I came up with the name.  So, if you’ve wondered the same, and haven’t asked… here goes.

There was a period of time where cake was something I never was really able to say no to.  It was ever-present in my office building, around every corner for a celebration of a birthday or a success, and it always took everything in me to say no to that slice of sugary goodness.  Very rarely did I choose me, but I often chose cake. 

When I joined Jenny, I decided to break up with cake, if you will… and to say “no thanks” to all the sugary treats that had been my kryptonite for so long.

Fast forward three years… and I still don’t eat much cake.  In most cases, I’ll say “no thanks” or pick the smallest of small pieces.  I’ve also learned many tricks about making cakes taste absolutely delicious, despite having some sneaky low-fat ingredients.  I’ve figured out a way to make it work… and, I’ve indulged in many a Jenny Craig cake over time as well.

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The thing is, while life is incredibly fabulous, there is still time for dessert.  Yep, I said it… Dessert has certainly taken a new form, but there is always room.  After all, if there weren’t desserts in my world, you never would have seen these yummy recipes (Click on the pics to see the full recipes!)

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Now that we’ve established I eat dessert,  

here’s where you come in…

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I am forever grateful to each of you for reading this blog… and you know the essence of No Thanks to Cake:  the weight loss stories, the healthy recipes, and all my randomness.  So, I’m asking you to help me re-brand No Thanks to Cake’s tagline.  Here are a few ideas that we came up with… I don’t love any of them…

“Making great choices since 2010″

“Choosing a healthy lifestyle never felt so great”

“Where the food is healthy and the sky’s the limit”

Leave your suggestion for a new tagline to replace “Where Life Is So Fabulous There’s No Time for Dessert”… and the selected tagline will receive a $20 gift card to my favorite store on the planet – - Target.

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My friends and I have tried to come up with a new tagline… and ended up with nothing!  So, I thought I’d toss it out to you guys!!!  Get creative, and thanks so much!!!!

What do you think a great tagline would be for NTTC?  I’ll keep this open until next Monday, March 31 or until we have a winner!  Thanks, Everyone!!!

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A Tiny Piece of My Passion {GIVEAWAY}

When I was designing my blog, I hadn’t yet begun practicing yoga, but I wanted something active to show at the top of the page.  I went back and forth between a silhouette of a girl that was running and the image you see now of a girl in Warrior 2.

I like to think that it was my soul that chose the yoga girl, as though it knew the Proud Warrior was exactly the right image for what I wanted to become.

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Since then, I’ve spent many an hour at the yoga studio.  And, I’ve fallen in love with it.

I’ve practiced Blindfolded Yoga and enjoyed Yoga in the Yard with friends.  I found myself mesmerized by Candlelight Yoga and even practiced Yoga with the Dolphins during a trip to Las Vegas…

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Most of all, my yoga practice has become this beautiful escape.  For that one hour during the day, I can completely escape my thoughts, my to-do list, and just BREATHE.  It is the most healing 60 minutes I spend in any given day.

Right before Christmas, I was introduced to a new company called Affirmats, and I just loved their mission and their products.  Their beautiful, beautiful mats are emblazoned with amazing mantras to motivate you through your practice.  The type of mantras that can transform your practice… and I knew I had to have one.

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Isn’t this mat amazing?  I practiced on my Affirmat for the first time on January 1, and I really felt like it helped me push through my planks in a way I never expected!  Not only are the mats beautiful, but they are motivating!

Other facts about this gorgeous mat… it’s Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic, and Slip Resistant.  And, AWEsome!  Especially since it even motivated me to practice at home… with Jillian Michaels!  Whoa… it has magical powers, as well!

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So… are you interested in having an AFFIRMAT of your own??? Well, today is your lucky day!!

My new friends over at Affirmats gifted me the mat above and have offered to send one to one of my VERY LUCKY readers here at NTTC!

Affirmats Yoga Mat Giveaway | No Thanks to Cake

Enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter below!  This giveaway will remain open until Friday, January 24th at 12:00am.

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Note:  Affirmats provided me with their product that appears above for this review and giveaway; however, the opinions expressed above are my own.  

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