Archive | January, 2013

10 rules for weight obsession loss


That’s it. I’ve had enough of intelligent, beautiful, masterful women and men getting duped by the diet industry.

People who would normally make very rational decisions, making the most outrageously illogical choices when it comes to their body and health, all in the name of weight loss. Sound familiar?

Well, it’s time to flip the bird to the diet industry. Here are 10 principles for you to lose the weight obsession and gain your life back:

1. Stop comparing

Stop it. Immediately. Stop comparing yourself to others (especially celebrities). Stop comparing your present self to your past self. Accept and embrace all of who you are in this moment.

2. Go on a media diet

The only diet that will ever bring you joy is a media diet. If you are constantly surrounded by unrealistic ideals of beauty that are enhanced by lighting, professional make-up, stacked genetics and then photoshopped to oblivion - of course you’re going to feel shit about yourself. Get rid of the magazines.

3. Ditch the diet industry

Every single product they have ever sold you (and ever will) is a sham! Keep your hard earned cash and spend it on something that will bring you actual happiness - a dance class, a meditation course, a holiday.

4. Get radicalised

Hell, get angry. Get outraged that these industries continually send you messages that you aren’t good enough in order to sell you false hope packaged as a solution. How dare they profit from your misery!

5. Ignore the siren call

How seductive is the promise of possibility? It’s estimated the diet industry is worth over $60 billion in the US alone. So they have a VERY keen interest in keeping you addicted to the idea that this next product or plan will be THE ONE. Despite the fact all the other products and plans have failed you. Yes, they failed you. Not the other way around. Remember that the next time you go to grab the next celebrity-endorsed-rapid-fat-loss-pill.

6. Accept the facts

The holy trinity of lasting weight loss are eating real food, exercising and rest. Of course, there are infinite individual approaches to that foundation - so find what works for you. Aside from specific illnesses that contribute to weight gain, these are the only 3 components to be concerned about. Everything else is white noise.

7. Throw away your scales

Scales can only give you information about your body’s mass (or your body in relation to gravity). It doesn’t tell you whether you can easily sprint for the bus, how long you can play with your children for, if your job gives you meaning and purpose, how kind and resilient you are, the number of loving relationships in your life, or how much fun you have laughing til your belly aches with your best friend. Measure those metrics instead.

8. Lose the “last 5 kilos”mentality

Have you ever noticed whenever you lose weight, it’s never enough? Plastered over nearly every health and fitness or women’s magazine are the words “Lose the last 5 kilos”. This mentality keeps you perpetually stuck in the diet cycle.

9. Be patient, consistent and kind

These three things will allow your body to settle into it’s natural weight and bring you untold happiness in the process. Every second you spend at war with your body is a second wasted. Choose fierce self love and extreme self care above all else.

10. Replace the obsession

Now that you’ve seamlessly integrated health and wellbeing into your life - what will you do with all that time, energy and cash you used to spend on obsessing over your weight? Find a cause worthy of your time and energy. This world desperately needs intelligent, caring, brilliant people like you to solve it’s multiple crises.

Do you know someone who could benefit from losing the weight loss obsession? Share these 10 rules with them. You could be doing them a huge favour.

UPDATE: You can have this blog post as an inspirational wall post - forever! Beautiful posters are now available. Printed on lovely stock and delivered straight to your door. Check out the Attitude Revolution store.


Your opportunity to win FREE health coaching



As a Personal Trainer, I saw a BIG gap in the health and fitness industry. No-one seemed to be addressing the shame, guilt and body hate that I saw so many people try and motivate themselves with.

Women striving to be skinny, men smashing themselves to be huge. People assuming body perfection would bring love and confidence. People filled with a deep longing for a healthier, happier life and yet, so miserable in the process.

Everyone addressed physical health, but no-one was talking about mental health or emotional wellbeing.

That’s why I started The Attitude Revolution. Because I’ve personally experienced and seen clients revolutionise their health and happiness when they began integrating self love into their lives. In fact, that was my favourite part about being a Personal Trainer. Witnessing someone change their mind about their body.

And sometimes changing your mind is really hard to do. Sometimes you need someone to hold a space for you, to help nurture you until you can nurture yourself, to help you connect to your truth so you can make the best choices.

So I’m starting an online Attitude Revolution coaching practice!

But before I launch, I need your help. I want to make sure coaching packages are super useful for YOU, my lovely revolutionaries.  I want the practice to evolve and improve based on what you want.

So, if you’re interested in getting FREE coaching for one month in exchange for robust feedback, it will help me design a coaching practice that serves the Attitude Revolution community in the best possible way.

Topics for coaching could include emotional eating, exercise motivation, or self love. Anything around your body or attitude that you’re feeling “stuck” with…

This coaching is for you if you:

  • Want a caring, empathetic coach
  • Want someone who will help you uncover and connect to your truth about what’s best for you
  • Are willing to try a variety of tools such as visualisation, meditation, journaling etc that help get the rational mind out of the way so you can understand your subconscious behaviour
  • Want someone who will nurture and support you through the change process so you can adopt more loving habits
  • Are willing to actively participate in the process
  • Are comfortable offering plenty of feedback

This might not be for you if you:

  • Are looking for an expert or guru to give you the answers about what you should do
  • Aren’t willing to take responsibility for things within your control (like behaviour, actions, reactions etc)

So if all of this is stirring up a “Hell Yeah!” response, here’s whatcha gotta do.

Leave a comment below and let me know what topic you want to do a 180 on in 2013. {Click here to go to the website}

I’ll then draw 5 people at random for FREE coaching! You’ve got a week to get your submissions in before I email the winners.

Do you have a friend that struggles with self love? Share this post with them. It could help them do a 180 towards health and happiness.


The Party Girl’s Guide to Peace: An interview with Tara Bliss

The name says it all really. If you’re a party girl who is totally over the self loathing and the hangovers, but aren’t quite sure how to get more peace in your life then this interview is a much watch.

Tara Bliss (yes, that’s her real name) from Such Different Skies has created an online sanctuary and multimedia program to help you transition from vodka to vitality in 6 weeks.

{NB: Clickety-click through to see the video. Try to ignore my strangely jaundiced forehead. It’s a fabulous interview!}


The Party Girl’s Guide to Peace truly is a one of a kind program. There isn’t anything out there quite like it so I highly encourage you to learn more about it here. And let your girlfriends / sisters / daughters know about it. This is one to share!


Top 10 TED videos that will change your mind…about EVERYTHING!


As a huge lover of learning, TED talks are my geeky viewing pleasure.

TED originated as a conference about Technology, Entertainment and Design - but has broadened it’s scope to be all about “Ideas Worth Spreading”.

There are over a thousand videos on where the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers give ‘the talk of their life (in 18 mins or less)’.

There are some incredibly powerful talks built on solid research that will really help you live your life of awesomeness.

So here are my top 10 videos that will change your mind about your body, your brain, your planet, and your potential.

All are safe for work if you’d like to indulge in some lunchtime learning. Otherwise turn off the TV tonight and get some real entertainment. Enjoy!

(If you’re reading this in email / feed reader - click through to the website to see the embedded videos).

1. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Learn how simply adopting a “power pose” for 2 minutes can change how powerful you feel. NB: This video is what inspired my Pinterest Board - What Self Love Feels Like

2. Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery. A moving and inspiring video!

3. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

The birthplace of courage, compassion and connection is vulnerability. Poignant, funny and a MUST WATCH! Get her latest book, Daring Greatly, here.

4. Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

Jane created a game called Superbetter that helps you boost resilience. Gain 7.5 mins of extra life just by watching this video. For realz!

5. Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Hooray! Proof in 2.5 mins that the 30 Day Feel Damn Fine Challenge works :)

6. Lissa Rankin: Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves?

The answer is yes. You already knew that - but watch anyway as Lissa draws on some fantastic case studies.

7. Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

“We protect that which we fall in love with”. True on a personal and global level. A meditative and poetic video. See more of Louie’s jaw dropping art here.

8. Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

An impassioned request to revolutionise the food industry! One of my fave celebrity chefs for this kind of work he does. Plus, ya gotta love a good revolution :)

9. Scott Dinsmore: How to find and do work you love

One of the original Attitude Revolution gurus, Scott’s passion is for you to Live your Legend and he shares 3 tips for how you can make that happen.

10. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

If you thought meditation was all about sitting cross legged and burning incense, think again. There’s also juggling! Plus check out his amazing smartphone app, Headspace.

There you have it folks. I hope this has given you some inspiration and entertainment. If you have a favourite TED talk that isn’t listed here, please share in the comments below. I’m always on the look out for more :)