How To Overcome Fear – 3 Tips To Overcome Fear

How To Overcome Fear

3 Tips To Overcome Fear

3 tips overcome fearI’ve experienced paralyzing fear in my life and let me tell you… it sucks. I know what it feels like to dream big, and feel like such a big ‘o loser that those big dreams feel out of reach.

And I’ve also done the self-work necessary to bust through that terror barrier into… FREEDOM!

Freedom to be myself. No apologies.

If you’re currently feeling stuck, follow my 3 tips to overcome fear and I promise you will start to see magic unfold in your life.
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Erin HugginsHow To Overcome Fear – 3 Tips To Overcome Fear

Calories For Weight Loss – 4 Reasons Not To Go Too Low

I talk a lot about inner game. You’ve got to love yourself healthy and lean and find motivation from core values…

…not external factors like magazine cover headlines that tell you you’re not good enough and you better… tighten that tush, pluck those brows, suck in your gut and trim those thighs!

The reality is, some women need to lose weight. For example, a family member’s weight is crushing her spine. She’s hoping to avoid a second surgery. She’s been well over 300 pounds but she’s finally seeing some weight loss after adopting healthier eating habits and increasing her physical activity. Happy Day! I’m so proud of her!

Mindset is crucial. Without it, you’ll never have the discipline (to be a disciple unto yourself) to keep taking the steps towards your goal. One foot, then the next. There ya go. Keep going, woman! No. Matter. What.

Let’s talk a little left-brained nuts-n-bolts shall we? Specifically about calories for weight loss.

It’s time to get intimate.

Do you avoid counting calories like you avoid balancing your check book? Have you been told that calories don’t count? Are numbers just not your thing?Read More

Erin HugginsCalories For Weight Loss – 4 Reasons Not To Go Too Low

About Those Last 10 Pounds

Sometimes we get confused. We think we want or need something when we actually don’t. For example, let’s look at those “last 10 pounds” you’re always obsessing over.

I recently asked a client if she had the career she wanted, money rolling in and the lifestyle of her dreams would those 10 pounds matter? Without hesitation she said, “NO!”

Another client wanted desperately to drop down to 110. When I investigated further it turned out she had a secret desire to make a dramatic career change. Being in her late forties with young children at home, she was conflicted and insecure about going back to work after years as a stay at home mom.

Interestingly, 110 was her weight in college before meeting her husband, getting married and having children. What she was really looking for was the feeling of freedom and confidence she had at that time in her life and thought (unconsciously at the time) if she could only get down to that weight she’d magically have unshakable self-confidence.

Ask yourself: Do I really need to lose weight? If so, then put a plan into action. Make it happen. And do it because you love yourself, not because you hate yourself.

Strive To Be MORE you

::Maybe you don’t need to lose a single ounce.
::Maybe your authentic self – the you deep inside your core – is simply wanting to be free.
::Maybe you’ve been walking around with a layers of your parents expectations.
::Maybe you’ve got 10 pounds of fear wrapped around you.
::Maybe you feel you need to hide the real you and those “stubborn 10 pounds” is your security blanket.

I invite you to invoke the real you. When you become more authentically and naturally you, your natural weight will realign.

Erin HugginsAbout Those Last 10 Pounds

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Let me start by saying I’m not vegan. In fact, I’m against veganism (or any other radically restrictive approach to eating) as a long-term diet. I’m also not gluten free, nor do I think you should be unless you’ve got a bone-fide medical reason or you know you’re intolerant to it.

So, why the gluten free vegan chocolate cake recipe?

I’m nursing a baby with eczema and food sensitivities. And since dairy, eggs and wheat are at the top of the list of things to eliminate to help heal my baby’s gut and skin, I’m saying goodbye to those ingredients for now. Otherwise, I’d be eating the real deal, baked with real flour & real eggs and topped with real ice-cream, made from real milk, from a real cow.

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cake

But, hey, in a pinch this vegan version will do. It actually tasted pretty good!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini 
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 medium mashed bananas
  • 1 cup sugar (add an additional 1/4 cup if you like it sweeter)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups gluten free flour – I used Trader Joe’s

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8 x 11 1/2  inch baking pan (9 x 13 would probably work too). I used coconut oil. In a large bowl mix together the mashed banana, applesauce and sugar. Add the vanilla, cocoa, baking soda, salt and mix thoroughly. Lastly, add the zucchini and mix together. Spread into your baking pan and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Enjoy topped with coconut milk ice-cream!

 

 

Erin HugginsGluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe