I say this a lot: "Anything worth doing is worth sucking at it first.” and it’s true because you can't lose a hundred pounds overnight. For me in menopause, it took 5 years before I really understood what was going on: exercise is not a weight loss tool. In today’s episode I’ll be talking about that and MORE with Kinesiologist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and Certified High Performance Coach, Tanja Shaw. Tune in to today’s podcast and discover how to create a body you love!

Discussion Points: 

[0:00] Introduction 

[6:22] Welcome, Tanja!

[11:25] Know how to build a better relationship with your body 

[13:47] First,start working on your identity piece 

[14:51] Hope is not a strategy, we need to be more intentional 

[15:13] Self-acceptance is not complacency  

[17:43] If you decide to make a change, get support 

[20:34] Break the ties between exercise, diet, and weight loss 

[23:36] The power of thesimple shifts in our language 

[31:36] Doing something you think is impossible, gives you more fuel to pursue your dreams

[32:30] Tanja’s approach to her clients  

[32:56] The three-step process that Tanja follows 

[36:43] The hard part - when the plateau or challenge comes up 

[39:25] Acknowledging and celebrating your wins 

[43:50] Why do women gain weight in menopause and what to do about it 

[48:49] Set an outcome and know what the process is 

[51:41] Normal eating and how to become a normal eater 

[55:45] Believe that it’s possible 

About the Guest:

Tanja Shaw is a life and weight loss coach. She is the host of the Fit and Vibrant You podcast and the founder of Fit and Vibrant You Over 50 and the Ascend Fitness and Lifestyle a holistic health coaching studio in Chilliwack BC. 

Tanja has a reputation for helping thousands of women get into their happy, healthy weight, permanently, naturally without the obsession so they can live their life. 

Tanja, her husband Keith, and their son Jacob live in Chilliwack BC which is about an hour outside Vancouver, Canada. She loves being active outdoors - running, hiking, paddleboarding, mountain biking, and camping. She also loves a good cup of coffee and a glass of red wine.

Resources:

Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog  

Connect with me on Instagram @drmichellegordon

Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon

Join The Menopause Movement private group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopausemovement)

Sign up for our Virtual Live Retreat: https://www.menopausemovement.com/retreat    

Sign up for the 28-Day MENO-Belly Challenge here https://www.menopausemovement.com/challenge

Visit Tanja Shaw’s website https://www.tanjashaw.com/ 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Compass) https://amzn.to/37LMn0L  

The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be https://amzn.to/3yQTWPN  

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