Are Surprising Emotional Obstacles Hijacking Your Fitness?

Have you wondered why can’t you stick with exercise or diet changes? Could emotional obstacles be holding you back?

In the pursuit weight loss or fitness at any time, but particularly in midlife, we bump into obstacles. It becomes pretty clear there are more obstacles that diet, exercise, and sleep. It may first be a matter of what to do, or what’s realistic to do that is required. When you do know what to do and you resist or default to prior behavior, even though you want to change, frustration sets in. You can’t stick with exercise or diet and then there’s another layer of frustration.

The answer may be somewhere you hadn’t thought to look. Dr. Joan Rosenberg shares insight about emotional obstacles that have nothing to do with the Girl Scout cookies in the freezer or the sore hips and knees bugging you.

Dr. Rosenberg has theory about strength – expressive strength – that could help you stick with exercise, diet, or lifestyle habits in your Flipping 50 future. Listen as we dive into emotional obstacles, how they show up, and what to do about them. Quickly.

Best-selling author, consultant, media host and master clinician, Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist known as an innovative thinker, acclaimed speaker and trainer.

She has been seen on CNN’s American Morning, the OWN network and PBS, as well as appearances and radio interviews in major metropolitan media markets. She hosts The MindStream Podcast, an influential and thought-provoking iTunes podcast. Dr. Rosenberg is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller ‘Ease Your Anxiety’ and of a forthcoming book describing her 90 Seconds approach to emotional strength and self-confidence.

Talking points we cover in this emotional obstacles episode:

  1. Why Dr. Rosenberg doesn’t call it self-sabotage.
  2. Some of the common reasons people – women – are afraid to speak up.
  3. What is really going on behind “fear” of change.
  4. Joan’s unique approach for working with difficult feelings.
  5. The Fitness/wellness and speaking up connection.
  6. Action tips you can take to change a cycle of start and stop or get unstuck.

Flips and Quotes from this episode (Joan-isms):

“Think the way you feel”

“Not negative, but unpleasant, feelings.”

“We get accustomed to being ourselves”

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For more support with emotional obstacles so you can stick with exercise and health changes, listen to her Tedx Talks:

Emotional Mastery: The Gifted Wisdom of Unpleasant Feelings

Greif: A Pathway to Forgiveness

(Pst: this one on grief applies to any of us at any time not only to loss of a loved one)

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