Guided Meditations

Guided Meditation: Before and After Weighing in

Meditation synonyms:
contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, deliberation, rumination, brooding, reverie, concentration.

Nothing too out there or crazy, just a few moments for you. Extra time to focus on you, your goals, your wishes and as you do it feel more relaxed. Not a bad deal. For many clients weighing in on check in day or on your own scale can bring on a world of frenzy from under eating the day before, feeling panic, feeling stress and anxiety. Finding a neutral place with your weight, the number on the scale is super important to the bigger picture of reaching your goal and feeling comfortable in your body. These very short (under 2 minutes) guided meditations are for you to have a few moments to breathe, reflect and stay true to what is really important to you. That is to say not letting the number on the scale determine if you are a good or bad person or if you should have a good or bad day.

From our experience many clients face a dilemma of how to start putting themselves first. How to truly take care of yourself. You don’t need3 hours a day to meditate, you can start with a few minutes here and there and see what happens. Coach Gina from Vital Body (our Ideal Protein Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic) has recorded these with you in mind. They are soothing, gentle and fun. Plug in your head phones into your phone and you can do this when waiting for your check in and right after.

Search meditations on our resource page to find our other recordings for waking up, before going to bed, and for before eating.

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Yoga with Adriene

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I know I know everyone is doing yoga. But to my credit in the 1970s my parents were doing yoga, we even had a yoga calendar in the house. No mat, no blocks, no classes, no tights – not sure what they did? Any who, if you want to feel great in your body and feel at ease doing some walking, stretching and moving around then yoga is likely a great idea.

I have taken classes at many studios for the last 20 years and depending on my mood, fitness level and energy different types of yoga and studios have been a fit. I’ve had phases of doing it with simply an audio I found, I have used you tube videos, just music and my own flow. Then I discovered Yoga With Adriene and her mantra is “find what feels good”. How amazing is that? And she really is all about that. Every video I totally feel like I can do what works for me, she gives options, ideas and if you feel pushed it’s a push to find what feels good for you. It’s the only good kind of push in yoga.

She has hours and hours of free videos on you tube. And so far none of her yoga videos have ads during the yoga. She has her dog with her in many videos too. If you love what she does you can explore her membership site that has even more videos (but you can probably go a few years using her free stuff!).

Recommendation: Try one of her 30 day series. They are 15 – 25 minutes daily videos and it’s a great way to start. You could take a 30 day series and make it 60 and do it every 2 days. Do what works for you. This series would be completely fine to do if you are in phase 1. Click Here for her 30 days of yoga on You Tube. Free!

Recommendation : Check out her wind down video for a way to end the day. Pure bliss. Click Here.

Enjoy adding gentle movement into your life and feeling better and better in your body.

PS – if you are not inspired to try yoga that’s fine! listen to your body. maybe your body would prefer a daily walk for now. let it evolve. what you enjoy now may change next year.

namaste – zan

Guided Meditations

Guided Meditation: Before You Eat

You will hear Ideal Protein Coach Gina Miller muse with Zan about mindfulness on the podcast. Gina has a deep connection to mindfulness practices and offers mindfulness classes to young children. She greets each dieter with exactly where they are at and with no judgement. You can come in feeling like crap and walk out thinking all is okay. It’s amazing!

She enjoys creating and offering simple ways to start experimenting with mindfulness for her dieters. “It does not happen overnight. But you will see that repetition of these practices changes you for the better. Makes it easier to have a choice and not be constantly taken over by reactions.” says Gina.

A wee bit goes a long way. Try this wonderful guided moment before you eat. See for yourself how it feels and how overtime it can support your weight loss journey.