Kristen Elizabeth is a seasoned trainer and nutritionist and the founder of Queens of Iron; an online brand dedicated to helping busy women up level their life, impact, and body confidence. For over a decade, Kristen has empowered global career women to excel in fitness, energy, lifestyle, and performance.
Embrace Strength and Self-Mastery, Shedding the Diet Culture to Unleash Confidence and Upleveled Leadership
Transform your new year into a journey of strength, resilience, and self-mastery
Ditch the diet culture once and for all, and step into a newfound confidence that will elevate your leadership and help you show up as the fierce woman you are.
Allow me to start with a short story
You’ll be able to read this story in more detail in the Women Thrive book volume III launching Spring of 2024. In 2019, I had a baby and gained 50 lbs during that pregnancy. I was super fit beforehand, so it made sense to have gained so much weight, although I suddenly didn’t recognize the woman I saw in the mirror after delivering my precious baby boy. I actually felt as though I had completely lost my identity; who was that looking back at me? Oh, this was also the exact time I found out my husband at the time was unfaithful and was leaving my son and I for good. What a turn of events! So, I dove headfirst into physique shaping and tracking my food (my macros which are proteins, carbs, and fats). Not only did I lose the body fat I no longer wanted, but I also actually created a visible lioness which I did not realize was possible for me. There is a drastic difference between being fit vs looking and feeling like your own version of a fitness model. My life was forever changed by this, and it deepened my passion and mission to help other women achieve this for themselves too. Looking and feeling the way I did, the way physique shaping, and macro tracking provide, rose up within me a power I truly did not know was there. I have always been confident, just like so many of you, but this was drastically different. This was many levels higher.
Shedding the Diet Culture
Currently, you may be putting in the work, eating as healthy as you know to eat, and getting in some form of exercise. Your busy schedule can make it feel hard to do more, at times even feeling overwhelmed by your nutrition regime or lack thereof.
You may be feeling lost as to where to go from here, wondering if you need to accept the body, you’re living in. Because all bodies are beautiful right? I challenge that. Although all women are beautiful, every woman deserves and is totally capable of living in her dream physique and never accepting less than that.
You may say, whoa Kristen, what do you mean by that? I mean that when you are living in a physique you are absolutely in love with, one that shows on the outside how good you feel on the inside, the level of authenticity you’re able to show up with absolutely skyrockets. And living in a body you are not madly in love with, holds you back from your fiercest and most powerful self.
Living below the line of mastering your nutrition and weightlifting routine leaves you feeling stuck, fluffy, tired (possibly chronically tired), and just simply not your best. You know you could feel better but are being pulled in a million directions. You know you could focus more on your nutrition but not sure in what way or how to effectively do it. And remember, everything snowballs. If you settle in one area, you’ll more easily settle in other areas.
So, what does it look like to have the body you love, learning to master your nutrition, and habit stacking healthy habits that serve you for life? It looks like freedom. True, blissful freedom. It looks like waking up each morning feeling super comfortable and confident in your skin, having the mental clarity and mental energy in your business. It looks like easily keeping up with your kids and enjoying more intimacy with your partner. It looks like self-respect, deepened self-confidence, and being a leader from the front.
This is elevated self-care. Weightlifting in a way that builds and shapes the toned and feminine physique you feel most yourself in, enjoying whole foods and loads of fresh fruits and veggies, while also learning to incorporate those playful foods. You know, the ones that feed your soul. For me, it’s chocolate right around my menstrual cycle, you feel me?
How would your year look with this approach? It would look like you are working in foods you enjoy, while still being mindful of your body and goals. Feeling excited and grateful to be around family and friends, thinking more about quality time together rather than obsessing over food. It would look like you are toning up, getting stronger in your everyday life, shedding unwanted body fat, and feeling better in your skin and clothes by the day. It’s having the peace of mind that your plan is realistic, achievable, and will keep you on the path of success in the way you’re wanting. It’s releasing the control that no longer serves you and grabbing hold of the control that does. It’s providing for your life, and thus the lives of those closest to you. It’s being a leader to your loved ones and showing up for yourself in the healthiest way possible. It’s a drastically higher quality of life and allows you to operate at the level in your business and with your clients that you really want to.
It’s about creating awareness around your habits, improving by 1% each day, and creating that compound effect that determines your future. Your habits today create your world tomorrow. Let’s make sure you are fully set for success and fully supported to accomplish this.
Let’s rise powerfully together and implement THE strategy that WORKS if you work it. You are worth it and it is so possible for you. Let’s get it.