You may be wondering why I’m qualified to teach you how to love yourself and lose weight.
Well, I’ll tell you.
Here is a little of my history. My parents divorced when I was 7 years old, and although they did the best they could, it was still hard. I realize now that when I watched my father leave, I decided that it was my fault–that if I was just “good” enough or “beautiful” enough, then I would never be “left”.
I never felt beautiful when I was growing up. In high school, I ran track. One of my teammates made fun of me, laughing that he had never seen legs as skinny as mine. He called them “chicken legs”. I was also told that I had a pizza face (teenage acne). These perceptions became real to me and stuck with me for many years.
I married my husband when I was 18, and eight years later, gave birth to my fourth and final child. I wasn’t happy with my life or how I looked in the mirror.
I had my husband take these before photos of me in the purple bikini. I cried when I saw them…
I decided that if I was just beautiful and thin, then I would be happy.
My young family and I were living in Boston in a tiny student apartment while my husband was attending graduate school. I knew I needed a specific goal to lose the extra weight, and decided to enter a national figure competition that was being held in just 6 months.
I spent the next 6 months reading and absorbing everything I could about nutrition and fitness. I trained hard and ate perfectly. It was an incredible feeling to pursue my goal and compete……and win my first competition!
I enjoyed the attention I received, but I felt I had many physical flaws, requiring even more effort.
When I moved to Utah, I was recruited as a fitness model, and began doing infomercials and print media modeling for dozens of local and national companies. On the outside, it seemed I was beautiful, happy, and content.
But I wasn’t, I was still critical of my body. I didn’t feel “beautiful”.
My self-criticism began to also get in the way of my marriage. I was still trying to be beautiful. Not feeling complete, I made an appointment for lip injections without telling my husband. ”Maybe this is the missing thing that will finally allow me to feel complete.” When my husband saw me and my “big” lips, he was angry. He flatly asked me -
“what is so wrong with you that you think you have to go get huge lips – your lips look so stupid”.
I was crushed, and told myself he was just being critical and controlling. But deep down, the truth of what he was saying finally hit me.
I began to see that my beliefs of “not being enough” would never be “fixed” by doing more and more and more to my physical body. I realized that despite my success, if I couldn’t get to a place of feeling confident and complete in my skin, perhaps I was going about this all wrong.
I began to wake up.
I stopped caring as much about my outside appearance. I just decided to love myself exactly the way I was. I ate chocolate cake and didn’t exercise. It felt liberating! I read books, took my dogs on walks, and enjoyed my children. I toured Costa Rica with my family, wearing a bikini that couldn’t hide the cellulite on my butt and legs. For the first time in my life, I didn’t care what others thought of me.
I loved myself inside and that is what mattered. The interesting thing is that my relationships with others also flourished – because I loved me, I could finally love others as well.
What I had believed about others loving me only because I was beautiful was actually quite the opposite. When I didn’t love myself, I really couldn’t fully allow others to love me or me to love them. Now, I was ready to transform my body through LOVE.
I knew that if I could create all of my prior success while believing that I was not enough, I could create even greater things now that I truly loved myself—every freckle and every wrinkle. This realization was exciting! I spent the next six months getting back in shape. I somehow knew that every emotion I was feeling was preparing me to teach and inspire others working through similar feelings. I consciously kept a very detailed log of my emotions and the steps of my journey.
I didn’t know how I could teach and inspire others, but I knew that if I spent 100% of my time and energy on being ready for the opportunity, it would come. Well, it did come.
I now work with men and women everyday on how to fully love themselves and be at their perfect weight. My clients have 0-200 lbs. to lose – having body issues can happen at any size.
Before working with me, many of my clients had stopped dreaming and hoping because it was just too painful. Now, these same people are planning trips, hiking Machu Picchu, asking for the top tables in restaurants, healing their relationships, and living the life of their dreams!
I love what I do. It keeps me up at night and makes me jump out of bed in the morning! It is my passion and calling! I know that the tears in my own mirror were well worth it, because I know, at least in part, your story and your pain. I can help you move swiftly and quickly through the beliefs and blocks that may be holding you back, and assist you to live YOUR most amazing and beautiful life! In a few short weeks, I will teach you what took me years to learn. I will provide the framework for you to live the life of YOUR dreams. So what are you waiting for? Isn’t it about time?
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Elizabeth is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and owner of Elizabeth Anderson Fitness, LLC. Elizabeth works with men and women and teaches them how to Love themselves and Lose weight – creating a powerful transformation in their lives. In her 10 years as a fitness model, she has appeared on the cover of several fitness magazines and endorsed dozens of fitness products including Gold’s Gym, NordicTrack, Weider, and others. Despite all of this success, she was still critical of her body. She realized that if she had not found “perfection” and learned to love her body by “fixing” it, perhaps there was another way. Elizabeth then got healthy from the INSIDE – OUT and now she inspires women to do the same. Elizabeth lives in Alpine, Utah and is the mother of 4 beautiful children and has been married to her husband Dallin for 18 years.