[PODCAST EPISODE 10] You Have Plenty of Time

Dec 03, 2020

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If you feel like you don't have enough time to lose weight, or accomplish other goals in your life, you'll definitely want to listen to this episode. It will expand your thinking about the topic of time so you can ultimately create the life of your dreams.


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Welcome to the Weight Loss Before and After Pregnancy Podcast. The place you’ll get simple strategies you can apply to your life today to start losing weight. Strategies that’ll help you reach your goal, move on with your life, and focus on the things that matter most to you. I’m your host, Certified Life and Weight Coach, Andrea Scalici. Let’s get started.

Hey everybody. Welcome to episode 10.

Today we’re gonna talk about one of my favorite topics. It hasn’t always been one of my favorites. Actually, at one point in my life, it was one of my least favorite topics. But I’ve done a lot of work changing my beliefs about time and having plenty of it. And I think you’ll find this episode fascinating. Especially if you constantly tell yourself you don’t have enough time.

Ok. So, some of the things I hear people say are…

“I don’t have enough time."

Or “I never get to do what I want with my time.”

Or “I spend all my time taking care of everyone else, I don’t have time to take care of myself.”

I hear those types of things a lot in my personal life and working with my clients who tend to be Moms of young kids or aspiring Moms working their way towards having their first kid. And to be honest with you, like I said, I used to tell myself those same things. I used to constantly feel like I didn’t have enough time to get those things done in my life that I wanted to get done.

It doesn’t matter what it was. Something as small as clearing the house, doing the dishes, or raking the leaves in the backyard. No time.

Or something as big as getting my Master’s degree, getting my Life Coach Certification, losing my own weight, and running my own coaching business.

For a long time, I told myself I had no time for these things. The small and the big. And that belief really held me back from doing the things I really wanted to do. After I worked on my belief systems around time, I was able to change the way I thought about it. Which got me in motion.

Cleaning the house is now on my calendar regularly and gets done regularly without any drama. Doing the dishes, check. Raking the leaves in the backyard, check. Get my Master’s degree and my Life Coach Certification, done and done. I also lost my own weight and now I run my own coaching business.

I truly feel like I’ve changed my belief systems, the deepest ones, around the subject of time. And that’s propelled me to complete things in my life, small and big, without much drama at all.

Not only that, but the best part is what happens on a daily basis. And that is experiencing little to no stress or anxiety around getting things done or how I choose to spend my time. There’s so such freedom that came with releasing my daily stress and anxiety around time.

So, I’ve been there. I’ve been on both sides of the “not having enough time” problem. And it’s something I help my clients with too.

Now, being a weight loss coach, you’d think we focus on only weight loss. But that’s never the case. We focus on any topic in your life that might be causing you to not reach your weight loss goals. Could be your marriage, other relationships in your life, your money mindset, just anything. And time scarcity is definitely at the top of the list for most people I talk to as one of the things holding them back from reaching their weight loss goals.

Remember the thoughts?

“I don’t have enough time.”

Or “I never get to do what I want with my time.”

Or “I spend all my time taking care of everyone else, I don’t have time to take care of myself.”

How do those thoughts feel when you hear me say them, when you think them, believe them, and really take them on as the truth?

My guess is, and I know from personal experience, that those thoughts feel awful. They feel limiting. They feel defeative and they really make people feel stuck where they are.

I want you to think for a minute about a newborn baby.

That baby has no concept of time. Absolutely zero concept of it.

And when that child goes to preschool, when they’re 3 or 4 years old, he or she will likely start to be taught about time. The teacher will likely teach them what a calendar is, what the months of the year are, and the days of the week. They’ll learn what the word today means, and the word tomorrow, and the word yesterday.

Without being taught these things specifically, or at the very least learning about it from what they hear from adults in their lives, a kid won’t really understand time. Other than maybe waking up when the sun comes up and going to bed when the sun goes down.

So, time is something that was created by humans. By people. It’s something we all agreed on at one point in history. And it’s something we use today to all stay on the same page. That’s it. That’s all time is. That’s the way I think of it. Something that keeps us all on the same page.

We can choose to use time to our advantage, if we have plentiful and abundant thoughts about it. Not fake thoughts. Authentic thoughts only.

Or we can choose to use time as a roadblock or like concrete in our shoes weighing us down, if we have a lacking relationship with it. Either way, the relationship you have with time is just your thoughts about it.

So, when you were a kid, you learned about time. Either from teachers at school or from things you heard the people in your life say. You took in the facts and the opinions.

The facts taught you what a calendar is, what the months are, what the days of the week are. And those facts are something people made up and we all agree on so we can stay on the same page. The opinions taught you what the teachers and the adults in your life believed about time. What they made it mean.

If they believed there wasn’t enough time for them to get stuff done, and they verbalized this, and you heard it, you may have inadvertently taken that in as truth for yourself. This is how beliefs and belief systems are built, especially when we’re kids.

But don’t misunderstand me here. If the teachers or adults in your life when you were a kid believed they didn’t have enough time, and they said it or acted it out somehow, and you as a kid caught onto it, and you started to believe you too don’t have enough time, I’m not saying you should blame your teacher or the people in your life from when you were a kid. No.

Other people don’t determine your belief systems. You determine your belief systems. Think about it. I’m sure there are some things people around you believe, both now and when you were a kid, that you don’t take on as the truth. Can you think of at least one?

Maybe something about money. Or religion. Or the best place to go on vacation. Or the best kind of car to buy. Maybe where to live or how close you should or shouldn’t live from your family. Where you go to school. What degree you get. Where you work. Is there anything in your life that you believe that’s opposite from what other people in your life believe?

I bet there is.

So, other people don’t determine your belief systems. You do. And when it comes to time, and having plenty of it, it’s just a way of thinking that leads to the feelings of abundance or openness or maybe even freedom. And those feelings lead you to getting the things done that you want to get done without the added drama or feeling like you’re stuck. Like there’s concrete in your shoes.

Let’s bring this all home. Let’s bring it back to weight loss. How does all of this help you lose weight?

Well, if you really want to lose weight, and you’re thinking you don’t have enough time to do it, you’re going to feel stuck. You’re going to feel defeated before you even get started. That feels heavy. It feels pointless. It feels like you’re starting below zero. And feeling like that will make the entire process of losing weight so much harder than it needs to be. Like you’re running at full speed up a steep hill. You’re not going to get far before you start to slow down and eventually stop to rest.

But hear me on this. Your beliefs about time can be whatever you want them to be. And if your current beliefs aren’t getting you the results you want with your weight loss, or anything else in your life, then it’s time to take a look at them.

Identify what you currently believe about time. Don’t look into the past though. Don’t try to discover where they came from or what teacher or adult in your life when you were a kid shared these beliefs with you. That’s a waste of your time now. Just identify what you currently believe about your time.

Then, question everything. Question every single belief you can identify.

Then, decide what you want your new beliefs to be. Practice them. And move forward with your life.

The old beliefs may never go away completely. And that’s ok. But you will learn to get really good at spotting them before they create a result in your life that you don’t want. Then, you’ll kindly remind yourself that you don’t believe those things anymore. You believe these new things now. And you’ll just practice the new beliefs again.

This is how it works. This is how I changed my entire belief system around time and having plenty of it. Having plenty of time to clean my house, do the dishes, rake the leaves, earn my Master’s degree and Life Coach Certification, lose my weight, and run my coaching business.

What do you want to accomplish in your life? You can get it. I have no doubt.

If you’re listening to this podcast, then one of the things you want to accomplish in your life is losing weight and maintaining it. This is totally possible for you. But if you believe that you don’t have enough time to lose weight, you’ve got to take a look at that. What don’t you think you have time to do exactly?

Maybe you think you don’t have time to exercise. Or plan and prepare healthy food. Or listen to podcasts like this one. Or learn new tools, like self-coaching, that will help you lose your weight. Or even take action and do self-coaching everyday. Maybe all these things feel like a lot. Maybe they feel like they’ll take up a lot of your time.

But is this true? Is it really true?

Or is all of this just your current belief systems about what it takes to lose weight and how much time you’d have to invest?

Take a look at everything you can that’s happening inside of your mind. Decide if it’s really true or not. And if it’s not, start to make those shifts towards new beliefs.

In my program, I don’t even recommend most people exercise from day one of starting the program. And planning and preparing healthy meals actually takes me less time than what I was doing prior to following my program. Podcasts, I have a select few I really like and I allow myself the time each week to learn from them. It’s time well spent to learn new things. And self-coaching, it literally takes me 5 minutes most days.

So, really give yourself the opportunity to change your relationship with time. And it will open up so much more freedom for you. Freedom, energy, action, and getting things done like you never thought you could before.

Now, as we wrap up, I want you to know that I’m here for you. If you want to work on your relationship with time so you can lose your weight and accomplish your goals, and you want some help getting there, I would love to work with you.

There’s currently two ways we can work together. First, you can join my online course, The 6 Stages Weight Loss Program, by going to mcccoaching.com/join.

Or, if you prefer a more customized experience, you can apply to work with me one-on-one in my Private Coaching program. In that program, it will be just you and me working together on your weight loss goals. We’ll uncover beliefs inside of you, some you might not even know are there, that are holding you back from getting what you want. And we’ll work together to get you past all of it so you can feel that freedom I’ve been talking about. I would love to work with you.

To apply for Private Coaching with me, go to mcccoaching.com/coaching-application. We’ll have a fun virtual meeting and talk about your goals. Then, you can decide if Private Coaching is right for you.

When I was losing my own weight, and going through my program, I worked with a Coach myself. She helped me uncover many of my own limiting beliefs as it related to time, money, relationships, food, just everything. And she helped me get past them in a way that really stuck. It really worked for me in the long term. And my goal is to help you the same way my Coach helped me. So, if you’re interested, apply, and let’s do this.

I’ll talk to you in the next episode.

If you loved this podcast, I want to invite you to check out The 6 Stages Weight Loss Program. It’s my signature program that’ll teach you everything you need to know from start to finish to lose weight, reach your goal, and maintain it once you’re there. You’ll also learn how to have your own back through the process. Join me over at mcccoaching.com/join. I’ll see you there.


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