This week I am celebrating the 200th Episode of the Weight Solutions for Physicians Podcast.
The podcast episode is filled with my best advice 👉 Everything I wish I knew back when I was struggling with my weight.
This episode is a must listen. Save it and come back to it over and over again. I promise you will take away new helpful tips each time you hear it.
In this email, I am sharing lessons I’ve learned from creating 200 episodes and how it relates to your weight loss journey.
The Scariest Things Are the Most Worth Doing
Starting a podcast is 100% the scariest thing I have ever done. Hands down. I was petrified and couldn’t believe I was actually doing it.
And now it feels natural. Just an enjoyable part of my week. Back when I started, I could never have imagined it feeling like this. And I also couldn’t have imagined all of the amazing opportunities just starting that scary journey would bring into my life.
Consider your weight loss goal. It can be big. It may feel so scary it is hard to start. And yet, it also may be the thing you thank yourself the most for in the future.
Starting is scary but it won’t always feel that way. Especially with the skills and tools I teach to build confidence and ease in the process.
You also can’t imagine the opportunities and growth you will experience along the way.
Just start. Commit to figuring it out along the way. You won’t know all the “how” of reaching your goal right now, and that’s ok. You can figure anything out.
This is something we coach regularly on in Thrive Academy for Physicians. You don’t have to face the fear of chasing a big goal alone – you get support every step of the way plus practical tools that work in your busy schedule.
Taking Imperfect Action is Better than Not Taking Action
I’ve had to learn to let go of a lot of perfectionist tendencies in order to be able to produce a weekly podcast for you amongst clinical work, parenting etc.
Expecting perfection in weight loss will halt your progress over and over again. Keep moving forward EVEN (and especially) when it feels like you are a complete mess.
Small progress forward, no matter how imperfect, MATTERS.
Don’t let your brain tell you otherwise.
Drops fill a bucket. Slow progress is still moving you towards your goals.
Take action. Fall down. Get up and learn from why you fell. Then do it all again. Repeat until you hit your goal.
I teach this inside Thrive Academy for Physicians as part of my Step-by-Step approach to weight loss.
Surround Yourself with Like-Minded Community
The other physicians I have met while doing this podcast are some of my most inspiring and closest friends. Knowing I wasn’t alone in doing something outside of medicine was essential in staying focussed during some of the hard times.
This is important in weight loss too. Surround yourself with people who are working on their weight loss in a positive way. Choose to surround yourself with people who are thinking constructively about how to move forward, rather than focussing on hard things that have already happened.
As a physician who is working on weight or eating, this is extra important. We have a real tendency to isolate ourselves which makes progress slower. This is why I offer a private Facebook community inside Thrive Academy for Physicians.
Knowing you aren’t alone matters.
Thank you so much for listening to the podcast over the years and for sending me emails to let me know the benefit it has had in your life. Knowing you are listening and changing your life is why I do this. ♥️
To help me celebrate this momentous milestone, please share this podcast with a friend or post about it on your social media. (Tag me @drsiobhankey or #wsfppodcast if you do)
Let’s get this life changing information into the hands of more physicians.
So many are still suffering on their own, thinking their eating or weight is their problem. They deserve to have better tools and to learn to Thrive (especially right now!)
Thank you for sharing the podcast. I genuinely appreciate it with all my heart.
To the next 200 Episodes!