Hi and welcome to the Shape of Kate. My name is Kate and this is my journey of transformation from being unfit, overweight and lacking in energy to creating a full, rich life, well being and a strong and fit body.
The science of diet and exercise says that applying the principles of eating less and exercising more should create the changes I am seeking - however I have found in my 48 years (and many of my adult years have been spent trying a wide variety of diets) these changes are not sustainable without the right mindset, thinking habits and beliefs. I've not achieved those changes so far in my life.
In fact repeated dieting coupled with my habitual thinking, and body image issues have really mucked with my beliefs and eating behaviours and as a result I am starting this project at nearly 150kg.
I know the keys to my success will be based on me learning how to think differently and growing a new and healthier relationship with food over time. Only then will I be able to leverage the power of food and exercise lifestyle changes that will create the new me for life. I am working with a Psychologist on the Shape of Kate in order to ensure I achieve these changes successfully.
This is going to mean identifying, exploring and changing the stuff that is not currently working for me. My negative self image, my wonky beliefs about myself, my damning thoughts and self judgement and all those things we don't normally talk about. I'm going to share my inner most thoughts with you and how the expert psychological help will enable me to eliminate, manage or resolve these negative thoughts and associated behaviours.
I'm excited about escaping the diet trap and and mentality and reclaiming a new healthier relationship with food and life. And I'm excited about the potential this has for leveraging the great work I'll be doing with improved food choices and regular exercise. The combination of all these factors will be my key to successful change.
I invite you to join me on my exciting journey as I explore new ways of thinking and behaving to achieve my goals. I hope that you find a sense of common experience in my stories, enjoy a few laughs along the way, plus gain new ideas, information and inspiration for your own life and well being.