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  • 10
    Jun 2016

    Don’t go on another diet until watch this video

    There was a time in my life when I was never NOT trying to lose weight. Whether it was writing down points, eating Slim Fast bars for breakfast and lunch, or popping caffeine ridden diet pills that made me crazy… there was always some program or set of rules I was attempting (keyword) to follow.

    On the outside I tried to look happy and in control. I was often peppy about my diet and acted proud of my food choices around my friends.  But on the inside I was miserable.  Why were so many women blessed with a beautiful body when God gave me this ugly, fat, lumpy one to walk around in?  It didn’t seem fair.

    All that pain and embarrassment of how I looked led me to eat cookies in secret and ice cream in the middle of the night. I’d have 4 diet-bars because I was seriously unsatisfied with one, and one time I went out and bought a $400 juicer and only lasted 3 days on my cleanse before I got crazy constipated, was a royal bitch to Jonathan because I was hangry (hungry+angry) and found myself covered in chocolate in the supply closet of my office after polishing off an entire bag of Dove Chocolate Promises.

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    I made so many punishing and expensive decisions to get the hurt to vanish, but nothing ever worked.  Even when I would “successfully” lose twenty pounds I was still overcome with panic about gaining all the weight back.  All I wanted was to feel a sense of calm and stability in my body, around food and in my life.

    And finally, it came, but it wasn’t anything like I expected.

    Today, I love my body so much.  I feel calm around food, and find it easy to pass on birthday cake if I’m not in the mood (before I thought I would always be in the mood for cake).  I make moving my body a priority and look forward to it. With every pregnancy I’ve allowed my body to do her thing, growing and gaining weight, and then creating my new ideal body (you can learn what I really mean by this by watching this short video) by using my signature six-step method in the Live More Weigh Less FREE Video Training Program. You can learn all about it for free by clicking here.

    Here’s what I need you to know, I never in a million years thought I was ever going to be free from body jail, let alone an expert in emotional eating and have one of the most popular lifestyle programs on the internet.   But the transformation I had around food and my body was so profound I had to share it.

    I know first hand how painful it to live in a body you hate and I also know exactly what it takes to break free from the endless cycle of struggle with your weight and overeating.

    Lean in and listen closely, your pain will not vanish with another diet. I know it all seems like a simple fix… eat more veggies, workout more and be happy.  But if this really worked, you wouldn’t be reading this, and everyone would be thin.

    There’s more to this story for you. You have to go deeper.  But what I need you to know is that you are going to discover incredible things about yourself by going there.

    See what Beth had to say,

    “I found LMWL in early 2015 and it really hit the nail on the head for me. I was lighter because I was happier. Instead of spending my nights in a dark pub drinking beer or on the couch with take-out, I was getting active in my community, meeting new people, volunteering my time, trying new activities, walking everywhere in Boston where I live and work – basically, living my life. I’ve never been happier.” -Beth

    Join the Live More Weigh Less FREE Video Training Program by clicking this link now.

    You’ll get instant access to my first two coaching videos and the third one will be coming to you in a few short days.

    Also, if one of your friends has confided in you that she struggles with her weight, I would really urge you to send her this video.  I know it can be taboo to talk about this topic, but this training is not about being thin, it’s about having a fresh perspective.

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    I need you to know that even though we haven’t met in person, I care about you and I know first hand how hard this is.  And it feels kinda shallow sometimes doesn’t it? To care so much about our weight when there are real problems going on in the world.  But the reality is that how you feel about yourself matters a lot.  As long as you are holding back because of your body – I call it “waiting on the weight” you aren’t making the impact you’re meant to make… but I’m getting ahead of myself, we can talk more about that in this free video program.

    I’ll see you there,

    Sarah

    Founder of Live More Weigh Less
    As seen in Glamour, Health Magazine, Success Magazine, Parents and Redbook.com.

    P.S. I’m throwing a Live More Weigh Less Virtual Launch Party on Wednesday, June 15th and I’d love to have you.  All you have to do is sign up on this page and we’ll send you the private link before the party. We’re giving away amazing prizes and I’ll be walking you through one of my signature life design strategies I usually only teach in Live More Weigh Less.  You can join us here.

  • 07
    Jun 2016

    I considered giving up…

    I remember it like it was yesterday.  I was curled up in the fetal position on my tiny couch in our 300 square-foot studio.  There was a homeless man yelling outside my window and a mouse had just scurried across my miniscule kitchen.  The only thing left in my college-sized refrigerator was a bunch of wilted kale because I had just polished off an entire pint of coffee ice cream, leftover general tsao’s chicken and half a bottle of white wine.

    I felt sick, numb, scared and hopeless.  Why couldn’t I just get a handle on my eating? Why was this such a struggle for me? I never thought about ending my life, but I certainly considered giving up on being happy.  Maybe this was just the way I was going to be… miserable, fat, boring, broke and in a constant struggle… forever.

    Earlier that day I had a session with my only health coaching client (we had talked about the horrors of dairy and sugar, ironic), I worked a 3-hour shift at Anthropologie and organized receipts for my personal assistant gig.  I had been out of nutrition school for two months and out of work for three. My savings were quickly dwindling, and it was looking like I was going to have to give up my dream of being a health coach in NYC, move in with my parents and get a real job.

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    Nothing was going right and I blamed it all on my body.  Why would anyone want to work with me? Why would my boyfriend want to marry me? Why would anyone want to be my friend? I was so chubby, ugly and insecure.

    I fantasized about walking into a room of women in size 4 jeans, a cheery smile on, an acne free face and being bombarded by women wanting to work with me.  I want what she has, they would think.  I dreamt of the day I actually wanted to be naked in front of my man, feeling sexy and feminine in nothing but his shirt (instead of barely being able to button it).  I longed to have the urge to go to yoga, to make meditation a daily routine and actually crave salad.  I envisioned making so much money that I could buy whatever I wanted and travel the world.  And my weight was stealing all of that from me.

    I just wanted out of body jail, NOW!

    I could feel the anger bubbling up from my gut. WHY WAS I STUCK IN THIS HIDEOUS BODY?! WHY DID GOD HATE ME SO MUCH?! WHY COULDN’T I JUST GET MY SH*T TOGETHER!? WHY WHY WHY?! I cried and screamed and punched the couch.  I dug my nails into my thighs with such hatred, I left purple welts.

    In my mind it was simple: just cut out gluten, dairy and sugar for a month, go to the gym every day and I’d lose weight.  Then my life would be completely different. All the things I wanted so bad were just a diet away.  How hard could that be?  Apparently, virtually impossible since I’ve been stuck in this rut for over a decade.

    But I couldn’t let go of the diet and that promise that everything could be better if I just figured out this one part of my life.  It was all I could think about and being thin was all that I wanted.

    Yet, on the couch that night with a pile of tissues filling up the empty pint of coffee ice cream on the floor, something made me go deeper. Underneath the diets and the deep desire to be thin, was a quiet, clear, steady voice of reason.  She told me that I didn’t need to try harder, I needed to give up, and try something different.  Instead of tightening up my hiking boots and continuing up the mountain, I needed to turn around and take a different path.  

    I sat up and wrote down a different plan.  A plan that didn’t involve restriction, hatred and force, but a plan that focused on fun, adventure, soul-searching, prayer and ease.

    You see, I used to think I needed to weigh less in order to live more, but that wise voice inside urged me to consider that the opposite is true.  I had to turn away from the obsession of dieting and being thin, and focus on my life.

    That plan got me out of body jail and resulted in business success, a proposal, a thirty pound weight loss and lots of joy – all within a few months.  And what’s amazing is that I now travel when I want to (with and without my two babies), I love being naked in front of my husband (I don’t even need his shirt) and people do tell me all the time that they “want what I have”.  But none of this is because I figured out how to stick to my diet or because I’m a size 4 (I’m not).  It’s because I’ve created a very specific lifestyle that results in getting the exact life (in many ways a better life) that I thought I needed to lose weight to have, and what’s amazing is that this same lifestyle is what has lead me to have my ideal body.

    In the years since hitting rock bottom on my couch and the subsequent clarity (don’t you love how that works?) I created and perfected a six-step program for getting out of body jail called, Live More Weigh Less.  I’ve led private workshops all over the country and for incredible companies like Google and Williams-Sonoma. I’ve written for and been interviewed by publications like Glamour, Parents, Health, Success Magazine, The Boston Globe and Martha Stewart Weddings.  And I have personally coached thousands of women in 33 countries in my online coaching program and community, Live More Weigh Less.

    Today I released (for a limited time) a three-part video training program to guide you through the six steps of the Live More Weigh Less Lifestyle for free.  You can watch the first video right in the comfort and privacy of your own home (or office) by clicking this link now.

    Once you sign up for the free program on this page, you’ll automatically receive the second and third video in the next few days.  I want to make sure you have time to integrate each step so you can adopt these habits and make lasting change.

    You’ll notice really quickly that I’m not like most nutritionists or health coaches.  This is not a quick-fix diet plan, and I don’t tell you about some secret supplement or magic workout routine that’s going to help you lose twenty pounds in a week.

    I want to warn you that these videos are a bit different than what you’re used to from me.  In them I get to the core of what it means to get out of body-jail and am honest about what it really takes to have your ideal body.  I teach you a lot more than I can in my weekly blogs and I know that if you can bring your focus and an open-mind, you’re going to learn a completely new approach to weight loss that could change everything for you.

    Watch the first video in the Live More Weigh Less FREE Video Training Program by clicking here now.

    I struggled with my weight for over half my life, and I often think about what it would’ve been like if someone had given me this information a little sooner.  Though I know there’s been no mistakes in my life, I do hope this training can save you some years of shame, struggle and restriction.

    You don’t have to live in a body you hate, and you certainly don’t need to go on some painful diet to get to your ideal weight.  You just need someone who gets you to give you some simple steps and some straight advice so you can feel beautiful and truly happy.

    This training is totally free, but they aren’t going to be available for very long, so make sure you sign up while you have a chance.

    Also, We have an incredible crew of women here who are going through a lot of the same stuff as you, so I really hope you’ll reach out in the comments under the first video and tell us about yourself.

    I can’t wait to connect with you in the comments and help you create an amazing life and body you love.  It’s going to be powerful.

    Love,

    Sarah

  • 06
    Jun 2016

    Final hours to join the Live More Challenge

    I wanted to make sure you knew we’re starting the Live More Challenge today. Over 10,000 women are joining us this year and they are all abuzz in our private Facebook group that you’ll get access to when you sign up on this page. Did I mention it’s all free?

    I believe in the power of community. I find that I can accomplish so much more when I’m swept up in a collective energy. And I spent so many years feeling so alone in my struggle with my body, that’s it’s so nice to know that there are women out there who really get it, you know?

    But, if you’re more of a lone wolf you can do all of the challenges (or just a few) on your own without interacting with anyone, you do you.

    Either way, I really want you to check it out because women find it truly transformational. And I’m only gonna send you two emails with your challenges on a weekly basis, not daily, so no worries about inbox clutter.

    Sign up now for the Live More Challenge by clicking on this link.

    “This group had been such a lovely distraction for me these past two weeks. The positivity and encouragement I gleaned from Sarah Jenks and all you fabulous ladies spilled over into other areas of my life. Instead of just surviving until the next day, I thrived and lived with purpose. Sure, I had bad moments. Who doesn’t? But I tried to stay calm and focus on my challenge of the day…reflect inward. Thank you ladies for all the encouragement, I know it can’t be easy for some of you.” -Vanessa Farnsworth

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    Thank you so much for this group and this challenge. I started each day with a reflection on the challenge and how I was going to incorporate it into my day. I learned that I love new things – like decorating and lipstick!  But mostly, I learned that taking the time to do some small things for me, actually puts me in a better position and disposition for being the wife, mom, friend, sister and coworker that I really want to be. Taking time for oneself can be the biggest act of selflessness in the end. I enjoyed and was inspired by each and every one of the women’s posts…live well, everyone!” ~Chelsey L.

    “Sarah’s Live More Challenge was a great, non-intimidating way for me to start to understand what self care was and how to express it to myself. I now participate in each of her challenges as they become the little jolt of extra for me that I need to just express gratitude to myself, and remind myself that I’m beautiful too. Not because of how much I weigh, or what I look like, but because of who I am and what I contribute. And on days that I needed a little extra support, I had a wonderful group of ladies in the LMWL community encouraging me, and was able to do the same for the ladies I met during the challenge.” ~Marilyn

    I can’t wait to dive in with you!

    Love,

    Sarah

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