Jul 26, 2021
Do you sometimes feel like your body has betrayed you? Or maybe it’s the inverse, do you feel like you have betrayed your body? What does body betrayal mean? What does it look like? Let’s find out.
Dr. Lisa Olszewski struggled with her weight since she was a child, causing her to feel like her body let her down multiple times. Despite sticking to CrossFit exercises and trying many popular weight-loss diets, she just couldn't shed the unwanted, excess pounds.
Eventually, these instances of "body betrayal" led her to starve herself for four months. While she finally lost the unwanted pounds, she damaged her health in the process, even losing her hair and messing up her menstrual cycle. This time, her body was on the receiving end of betrayal.
In this episode of From Betrayal to Breakthrough, Dr. Lisa Olszewski shares what she went through to heal her body back while learning to love herself in the process.
Dr. Lisa Olszewski is a chiropractor, naturopath, and keto nutrition fanatic. When she’s not fixing spines in her chiropractic office, she’s passionately simplifying healthy living through her online courses, virtual summits, and one-on-one coaching to help everyone achieve vibrant health levels.
She maintains a wellness chiropractic office in Chelsea, Michigan, and made history in 2012 when she was elected the first female to serve on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. In January of this year, she became the first female President of that association.
“I realized what completes me is me. I think that’s something so many of us have always said, like, ‘oh I can’t wait to find my soulmate, you know, to find that person that completes me.’ Nobody else is ever gonna complete you.” [9:14]
“Think of those words that we’re always saying to ourselves and if you said that to your best friend, you wouldn’t have a best friend. Like, we have to become cognizant of the comments that we’re making, what, all those conversations that are replaying in our head all throughout the day and really paying attention to it.” [10:59]
“There’s a vibrancy that comes about not only when you’re healing from that cell level, like structurally, but physically, mentally, emotionally.” [14:19]
“Every single decision you make today impacts the quality of life 10, 20, 30 years down the road, like, that’s the reality of it. So, if it’s just by incorporating one simple thing today and you do that tomorrow and you add it in again 3 days from now and then, you continue on, you will absolutely without a doubt be healthier a year from now than, you know, be sicker, right? By just incorporating simple things.” [18:52]
“Healthy living can be simple and it is the simple, strategic steps, simple steps are baby steps. I always use that Tony Robbins analogy, right? I’m gonna steal it from Tony Robbins where he always says um, if you look at our children when they’re crawling and learning to walk, if they fall, it’s not that we ever look at our kids and just say, ‘give up now, you’re not gonna be a walker!’ No, but how often do we do it with ourselves? It could be healthy living. It could be whatever aspect of our life… Go back to being that crawling toddler and try and try and try again.” [25:11]
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