In today’s episode of the Inspiration2grow podcast I am going to outline my goal for 2023 which, by the way, has a lot to do with you.

When I started this podcast back in October, I had a vision in mind.  I can even show you the original content plan and ideas I had scribbled down on my whiteboard.  Excited to finally get my message out into the world doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt.  Admittedly, I was a bit nervous too.

Would people enjoy listening to my shows?  Would the information be helpful?  Would it be difficult coming up with new topics for 5 episodes each week.  I was plagued by such questions, but I put one step in front of the other and just dove in the deep end.

It’s been a wildly fun ride so far.  The feedback from my listeners has been great and it lights me up to hear that people, in particular, women are benefitting from the tips and strategies I am sharing.

After talking quite a bit about mindset shifts, habits, goals and goal setting, changing your belief system, self-confidence, consistency, the mindset of highly success women, and much more, I felt compelled to incorporate more about specific health issues women often aren’t aware of or haven’t taken any action to improve on. 

I’m talking about things like how to start an exercise program at your stage of life or how to eat right and fuel your body consciously.  There are additional topics such as joint health and exercising when you suffer from arthritic pain and discomfort.  I plan to include lots about strength training and how that benefits your declining muscle mass and bone density.  Brain health as well as gut health are two of my favourites that don’t get enough attention if you ask me.

I couldn’t help but feel I wanted to have more of an impact on women in terms of how they can not only upgrade their mindset but also their health and fitness.

I can’t help but feel that women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and beyond have neglected their own health or at least put their health and fitness needs on the back burner for a long time due to the demands of family life.

These women I am talking about have been in the passenger’s seat of their life rather than the driver’s seat.  Looking after everyone else but themselves.  Postponing their own health for a later date.

Does this sound like you?

But, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to start prioritizing you and your health now.

Stop waiting for the right moment.
Stop waiting until your children are grownups and out of the house.
Stop waiting for a sign from the universe.
Stop waiting for permission to prioritize you and your health.

Your time is now.  There is no better time to start taking care of yourself then NOW, today and every day forward.

You see, far too often, we neglect our needs for a number of years and only when we receive a ‘wake up’ call do we realize that we need to make changes.
I have talked about this several times already in previous episodes about how I neglected my health and fitness while building up a business and suddenly one day, I received some shocking news about my mobility.

That was the wake up call I needed to start making changes slowly but surely.  I needed that jolt to shake me out of my stuck situation.  I needed to take full responsibility for my circumstances. 

I want this podcast to be your wake up call.  I want you to see this as your go-to podcast for the best and most helpful information and inspiration to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

My goal is to bring fitness and healthier habits to your life.

I have a phrase I like to use:  I don’t practice what I preach, I prefer to preach what I practice.

It’s great to tell people what they should be doing to get fit and healthy but it is quite another thing to actually DO the things and be a good example yourself. 

I choose to be a great example of what is possible, how to achieve a higher level of fitness, how to eat better, improve your mindset, live more mindfully, incorporate rest, play and creativity to your life, and develop bit by bit over yesterday -> the 1% improvement concept.

My goal is to impact your mind, body and soul to have massive changes.

I want to create a ripple effect so that when you start taking action and small steps in the right direction, which means showing up for yourself, then your confidence will get stronger, your self-esteem will increase and ultimately, you will get better and feel better about yourself in other areas, such as at work, and in your relationships.

There’s something magical that happens in us when we start taking charge of our life in a way that feels good, healthy, beneficial, energizing, sexy, meaningful, exciting.

And this feeling allows you to come alive.  You shine your light so that others can see it.  You know deep in your heart that you are looking after yourself better and this will help you be a better: mom, partner, colleague, friend.

There’s a lot we can do to help ourselves – both to improve our mental health but also our physical wellbeing.

On a scale form 1 – 10, 1 being the lowest rating and 10 the best – how would you rate your level of health and fitness?

I asked a number of women I know this question, and the majority of them didn’t give themselves a rating above 5.  It wasn’t shocking really, but it saddened me to think that we could and should be doing more to lead a healthier lifestyle. 

What I learned from this poll was that many women 40 years and older don’t really know where to start.  They don’t realize all the small changes they could make that would potentially have a huge impact on their life.

That’s where things are going to change for women in 2023.  Because this podcast is going to be dedicated to upleveling their knowledge on nutrition and exercise, adopting a growth mindset and providing all the inspiration needed to take the steps and make the changes to live a healthy life.

I want to inspire women to take charge of their health for THEMSELVES, not to be desirable for others, not to please others, not to attract others, not to have more friends. 

I want women to fully understand that leading a healthy lifestyle is about their own well being, increasing their own confidence and self-esteem, showing up for themselves in ways they have never done before.  Why?  Because you deserve it. 

It is really, really important for me to get the message across that YOU have to want this for YOU.  Your motivation can’t and shouldn’t be, “I want to look great for my partner.” 

You have to be happy and pleased with yourself, your efforts, your growth, your appearance, your life.

Undergoing change just to feel validated by others is not the right approach. 

You need to feel a strong, compelling urge to take charge of your own life -> because you desire to.

I want 2023 to be the year of transformation and elevation for YOU.

2022 was definitely the year of massive transformation and evolution for me.  I don’t say that lightly in any kind of way – it was a full spectrum rejuvenation despite all the health challenges I experienced.

I know that you can experience the same if you’re willing to do the work.

There’s one topic I haven’t touched on in my podcast so far, and that’s manifestation.  Nowadays you hear a LOT of people telling us to manifest our dream life, that new car, that dream job, that loving partner, that perfectly toned body.

But here’s my huge problem with the concept and myth around manifestation – most people are led to believe that by only thinking of what they desire to have, whether that’s a sleek new car, a beautiful new home on the beach, ….it can come true.  It can ‘magically’ fall in their lap. 

That is simply NOT how it works, friends.

 If you are not willing to take the necessary steps, make certain sacrifices even, do the work and stay consistent even when you don’t feel like it, you will not get any closer to that dream of yours not matter how hard you manifest it.

So, please don’t be among the disillusioned bunch that feel only by envisioning a fit, toned body, you will get closer to having one.  It doesn’t work that way.  I just can’t stress this enough.

But by taking small actions consistently toward improving yourself and working toward your goals, you will succeed.

You get in life what you are brave enough to go after.

You are the creator of your own reality.

Here’s a little math equation to sum up.  I call this the Manifestation Equation:

Clarity + Alignment + Action = Manifestation

Have the clarity on what exactly you want, the alignment with who you want to become and take the action needed ->  this equates to manifestation.

So. Friends, that was today’s very first message of 2023.

It’s time…that you ignite the vision you have for your life this coming year.

It’s time…that you get crystal clear on what is needed for you to really anchor it in.

I’ve posted a few reflective thoughts and journalling prompts over the past few days in my Facebook group called:  Inspiration2grow for Female Goal-Getters, which I invite you to join.

For those who like to journal or have just started out on their journalling journey, I will try to post a new prompt each day for reflection. 

Here’s one to take a moment to consider:

What are you taking with you into 2023 AND what are you leaving behind?

My only hope is that you start to implement some of the ideas, tips and strategies that I talk about and I would love to know which ones have been beneficial for you personally.

I would also like to invite you to become part of the Inspiration2grow community on Facebook.  The group name is: Inspiration2grow for Female Goal-getters.  It is meant to be a community of like-minded women who want to grow strong from the inside out.  There will be daily journalling prompts, nutrition and fitness tips, exercises to try, encouraging conversations among the community and lots more.  So, be sure to join this group for support, new ideas and the necessary rocket fuel to propel your health and wellness to new heights.

You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself, show up for yourself and become the best version of YOU.

In case you haven’t heard it yet today, let me be the first to tell you…

You are incredible, capable and your potential is limitless.  Never forget that I believe in you 100%.  Now, go out there and show the world what you are truly made of.

I hope to have inspired you to grow.

Til next time,
Lisa xoxo



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