Well, it’s been almost two weeks since our first behind-the-scenes episode and I’m doing this thing! I’m getting healthy with lots of great coaching from NBA Life Optimization Coach and best-selling author, David Nurse—and even more grace and power from God!
If you haven’t checked out David’s book Pivot & Go: The 29-Day Blueprint to Redefine and Achieve Your Success, you need to. It’s full of great mindset shifts and that’s what I’m applying as I get healthy.
So, on this second behind-the-scenes episode, you get to hear me learning to work with my laptop on my treadmill, failing miserably when it comes to being balanced with my treats, and getting great advice from David.
I’ll admit right here before you hear it, I’m struggling with patience! No weight loss yet—not one pound!! Ugh. You need to listen for yourself! It’s a little embarrassing, but really honest!
Here are some highlights:
- Get moving and stay moving. David emphasized the importance of constantly moving. Sitting is the new smoking, so stay on the move. And, when it comes to walking, it’s not just good for your body, it’s also good for your brain. But be sure to make your walk brisk—meaning, just vigorous enough so you can still talk while you walk. Don’t get overly winded, though, and miss the benefits of the walk.
- Don’t judge progress solely on the scale. David says not to base how well you’re doing on how much weight you lose and how quickly. Your weight will fluctuate between 5-6 pounds in water weight alone, so pay less attention to the scale and more attention to the visual. Take a picture at the start and then take a picture every few days and you will see change.
- Regulate rather than deny yourself treats. As far as treats go, make choices of what you’ll have and when. Be sure to monitor your “clean” calories versus your “junk” calories. David says that three nutritional pivots you can make for success and health are:
- Stop using bad oils like vegetable and canola, and replace them with good oils such as olive and coconut.
- Eliminate processed food from your diet. If it comes out of a bag rather than out of the earth, reduce or eliminate it.
- Reduce unnatural sugar like candies and soda, and increase or replace with natural sugar like fruit.
He also gave me his chocolate trick—adding cocoa powder in hot water with a smidge of Monkfruit sweetener. He said it’s like hot chocolate!
David says that losing weight shouldn’t happen too quickly because if it does, you won’t have the foundation of the mindset shift you need for a lifestyle change. You want a foundation of good habits. Besides, if it happens too quickly, it isn’t healthy.
So, there you go! Let’s keep building good habits together. We can do this, right? We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength!
Books by Jennifer Rothschild
More from David Nurse
- Visit David’s website
- Pivot & Go: The 29-Day Blueprint to Redefine and Achieve Your Success
- Follow David on Twitter and Instagram
- Behind the Scenes: Jennifer Gets Weight Loss Help From NBA Life Coach David Nurse
Links Mentioned in This Episode
- Laptop treadmill desk (As of this episode’s publish date, Amazon.com is showing this one as out of stock. But don’t worry, there are lots of other great options available!)
- Zevia Zero Calorie Cream Soda
- LaCroix Sparkling Water
- Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Monkfruit sweetener
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