Hello There…

Hello There!

Well Hello there!⁠

In case you’re new around here I wanted to take a minute and tell you a bit about me and how I got here. ⁠

I’m going to do it EMS Report style with my favorite format…VOMIT…⁠

V= Vitals…Flight Paramedic. Married. Three kids. Coach. Blogger.⁠

O= Origin..West/Central Wisconsin, originally from Minnesota⁠

M= Mechanism…married. divorced. moved. married. 3 kids in 4 years. 100# weight gain. two knee surgeries. sick all of the time. hot mess express (aka hormones).⁠

I= Interventions…hired a Life Coach, hot yoga, meditation, walking.⁠

T= Treatments…coaching, reduced sugar and flour, limited ETOH, listen to my bodies signals, mindset upgrade, stress reduction, sleep improvement, and increased water intake ⁠

The result of this HARD work? Down 50#, completely new attitude, feeling better than I have in two decades, became a Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach and started my own Coaching practice and helping other EMS professionals improve their Well Being and Lose Weight!⁠

To grab a copy of a Free Training on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS, click the blue button below!

xoxo. Valerie

Come join my communities!  

If you are a WOMEN in EMS, click HERE to join the ALL EMS WOMEN private FB Page!

Open to both Women and Men  in EMS is my EMS Weight Loss & Well Being private FB Page.  To join, click HERE.

Fear

Valerie Bestland Before & After

Stop waiting for the perfect time to go after a goal.⁠

Waiting for “Perfect” is just another way to say you are afraid.⁠

That’s ok, just be honest with yourself.⁠

Being afraid holds us back from living into our full potential. ⁠

A few quotes I love (not sure who they are from)⁠
feel the fear and do it anyway” ⁠
“You can do it afraid”⁠
“fear does not mean stop”⁠
“fear is just a vibration in your body, it can’t harm you”⁠

And, my own quote “what is the difference between fear and excitement? A thought”⁠

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I was so afraid to “try” to lose weight again. I had wasted so much money and time on all the BS “diets” out there. ⁠

It was humiliating to gain and lose, gain and lose over and over again.⁠

One day, I had enough and pressed “complete order” and signed up for a coaching program. I have never regretted it.

Sure, my weight has gone up and down. But what I know now, is the REAL reason why I gain and lose weight. ⁠

It’s not from the foods I eat or don’t eat…the work outs I do or don’t do..It begins with a Thought.⁠

How we THINK determines the RESULTS we get.⁠

Send me a DM if you are ready to feel the fear and sign up for my Weight Loss & Well-Being Coaching program. ⁠

xox. Valerie⁠

PS. Check out a FREE training I created just for those of us in EMS.  Click the blue button below to watch the video.

These boots….

These boots…⁠

Duty boots are our foundation. ⁠

They carry us and support us on every call.⁠

Boots are strong and rugged on the outside. ⁠

They protect us.⁠

But, our boots can get worn down. ⁠

If we are in our boots more than we are out of our boots it will take a tool on them.⁠

We can extend the life of our boots by taking really good care of them.⁠

Would you take better care of your boots if you knew you only got one pair for your entire career?⁠

What would you do different from what you are doing now?⁠

No matter the circumstances you put those boots through, how they look is entirely up to you.⁠

Your boots are YOU.⁠

Do you see it??⁠

Taking impeccable care of ourselves is in our own hands.⁠

Self Care is not Selfish….it’s necessary.⁠

Go polish those boots on your next shift!!⁠

xoxo.⁠

Valerie⁠

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

Come join my communities!  

If you are a WOMEN in EMS, click HERE to join the ALL EMS WOMEN private FB Page!

Open to both Women and Men  in EMS is my EMS Weight Loss & Well Being private FB Page.  To join, click HERE.

Now more than ever…

Diagram of being well in EMS

Now, more than ever we need to focus on our Wellness.

So many of us are on the front lines taking care of the ill and injured.

I’m not here to tell you how to best take care of these patients, I know you know how to do that.

I want to encourage you to take the best care of yourself during this pandemic…so that you are well.

So you can show up to work and take care of patient.

So you can come home and take care of your family.

So you can offer support to your community if needed.

But, it first starts with you.

Sleep. Make sleep a priority and protect it.

Stress. You need to reduce it. Deep breathing. Meditation. Exercise. Sleep. Humor. Music.

Eat nutritious food. Save the processed and packed stuff for the apocalypse. Only eat when you are hungry. Stop eating when you feel satisfied.

Drink more water.

Move your body. Go for a 15 min walk outside.

Manage your thoughts.

Focus on the solutions not the problems.

Be Well out there my friends.

xo. Valerie

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.  Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

Come join my communities!  

If you are a WOMEN in EMS, click HERE to join the ALL EMS WOMEN private FB Page!

Open to both Women and Men  in EMS is my EMS Weight Loss & Well Being private FB Page.  To join, click HERE.

I Can’t

Can't lives on Won't street

What are you telling yourself you “Can’t” do?
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Lose Weight?
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Plan your meals?
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Can’t afford a coach?
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Drink more water?
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Prioritize your sleep?
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Find time to move your body?
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Eliminate snacking?
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Take a break from Sugar and Flour?
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Take a break from Alcohol?
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Reduce your stress?
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When you hear yourself say “I can’t…..” Ask yourself if you “Can’t” or you “Won’t”…and tell yourself the truth.
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Next, ask WHY or WHY NOT?
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This is where you will find what is getting in your way.
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Focus on overcoming that obstacle which will lead you to your goal.
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Tell me in the comments, what do you tell yourself you “Can’t” do?
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Have a great weekend and be Well out there.
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xo. Valerie

PS. Click the blue button below to watch my FREE Training on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS!

PPS.  Come join my communities on Facebook.  Access EMS Weight Loss & Well Being HERE.   If you are a WOMEN in EMS you can access the private FB group All EMS WOMEN HERE

Knowledge

Knowledge

Everyone wants more knowledge.
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We believe that the solution to our problems lies somewhere in more information/learning/knowledge.
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Our brain loves to learn new things.
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The brain thinks it is useful to keep learning more.
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It feels like we are doing something productive when we are learning more about our problems.
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But learning more does not produce more action.
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We can learn all about snowboarding, but until we actually go snowboarding we will not learn how to do it.
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Learning about how to lose weight will not make us good at losing weight.
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We have to do things, change things, plan things to lose weight.
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Spend time trying and doing things that will bring you closer to your goal weight.
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I help people stop focusing on their problem and start taking action on the solution.
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What actions can you take today that will move you closer to your goal? Tell me in the comments!
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xo Val

PS. Watch the FREE video training I made on the ABC’s of Weight Loss for EMS.   Just click the blue button below to watch the video.

Come join my communities!  

If you are a WOMEN in EMS, click HERE to join the ALL EMS WOMEN private FB Page!

Open to both Women and Men  in EMS is my EMS Weight Loss & Well Being private FB Page.  To join, click HERE.