Getting the Body You Always Wanted

Have You Given Up On Having the Body You Always Wanted?

Erika AwakeningIt was some years ago that I gave up on having the body I really wanted. I’m not exactly 21, and when I was 21, I was struggling with my weight. At the worst, I got up to 145 pounds and it felt awful on my five feet five inch frame. After a transformational trip to the Grand Canyon with my dad, I did manage to lose part of that weight and keep it off permanently. I graduated college at about 132 pounds, and graduated law school at about 122 pounds. From there forward, except for a few brief time periods where I got my weight down to 116 pounds, I just could not get down to my goal weight no matter what I did.

Sometimes I was exercising a lot, and sometimes very little. It did not seem to matter. My body just seemed to be “stuck” at a weight that was certainly not fat, yet not where I wanted it to be.

Erika Awakening Costa Rica

Erika Awakening AFTER the 30-Day Health & Fitness Challenge at

Last summer, I decided to “try one more time.” I joined a local gym and invested a good sum of money in private Pilates sessions. I walked several miles to and from the sessions up and down the hills of San Francisco, was also doing yoga, and expected to see some results. Yet by the end of the package, my weight had gone up a bit and I was at my high end of around 123 pounds. And as far as I could tell, my muscle tone had not changed for the better at all. I was still grateful for the body awareness gained from Pilates and yoga, because body awareness is essential to my Holistic Belief Reprogramming system. Yet, to be honest, I was disappointed with the results after investing so much time and money.

I was feeling very resigned to having a less-than-what-I-really-want body forever.

Erika Awakening external obliques

Early in 2013, my external obliques appeared for the first time in my entire life. The muscle tone seemed to develop out of nowhere.

It was soon after that I had the idea to record the 30-Day Health & Fitness Challenge. For those who are not familiar with my 30-Day Challenges, basically I choose a topic that I know will help a lot of people. Health and fitness certainly satisfies that criterion. And then I record 30 powerful EFT tapping videos that will address as many of the “common major issues” that block people from getting what they want in this area. Although I had pretty much given up on ever losing those “last few extra pounds,” I knew I would have customers who wanted to lose weight. So I included several “weight loss” videos in the 30-Day Health & Fitness Challenge.

In the wake of recording 30-Day Challenges, typically some “weird” things happen. This Challenge was no exception. Here’s what happened:

1. Out of the blue, my doctor suggested I needed to get a surgery to improve my circulation. Read about all the synchronicity that was involved here.

2. My cat got sick, and we went through an intense healing phase, which simultaneously healed him and me.

Erika Awakening External Obliques

Here you can really see my external obliques. They were never visible before in my life, as far as I can remember.

3. A couple of months later, when I had forgotten all about the weight loss videos in the 30-Day Health & Fitness Challenge, my weight started dropping. I was not on a diet and was not actively trying to lose weight.

4. A couple of months after that, my weight dropped another couple of pounds without being on a diet of any kind. And, oddly, my muscle tone seemed to improve almost overnight – despite the fact that at that time I was NOT doing my Pilates sessions and yoga.

5. A little more than a month after that, around late February of 2013, I returned to San Francisco and hired the same Pilates teacher that I had worked with in the summer of 2012 to give me private sessions at my home. She remarked that I was “like a completely different person” because my energy levels and strength were so much higher than they had been in the summer of 2012.

The fact that some of the results showed up many months after I recorded the 30-Day Health & Fitness Challenge is not really surprising. This is a very similar situation as what happened when I got my brand new car a while after recording the 30-Day Abundance Challenge (read more about that here). Results are sometimes “delayed” because the Universe knows exactly the right path by which to bring our goal to fruition, and it usually is NOT a linear path.

Anyway, are there still some things I would “enhance” about my body? Yes, of course. I’d love to have bigger breasts for one thing. And I have actually heard that you can enhance breast size with EFT tapping but I have not in any dedicated way attempted to do this. The beauty of my 30-Day Challenges is that the persistence of tapping a full 30 days on just one issue tends to produce significant results. Mostly though, these days, I’m just grateful for how good I am feeling in my body. I love that my energy is high, I feel strong, I feel youthful, and I feel light on my feet. And I love how these photographs from the Costa Rica trip turned out to be so beautiful.

Some people think I “shouldn’t care about the body” because I am teaching a spiritually-based healing system. Those people don’t understand Holistic Belief Reprogramming. When aligned spirituality is truly grounded, everything physical is transformed. That is how we create Heaven on Earth.


Erika Awakening, High Priestess of Miracles at TAPsmarter

About the Author:

Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening

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  1. michael says:

    I’ve written on here before but this is my last message Erika because I really do care about you.

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    If this story is really true, I am sorry for how your life turned out. Stanford, then HLS? You were so smart, hard working, and sophisticated. Attractive too. You’d be making McKinsey Manager type of money by now if you stayed on the track. I don’t know what your priorities are, and how they have changed over time but I would guess that at a basic levels, we all need a roof over our head, food to eat, and bills to pay.

    It says you had a near death experience. Did that experience tell you that there is more to this existence then what our biological instincts tell us to do, which is to eat, mate, and survive to another day? Did your near death experience really show you that after we all die, once we reach that state when bills, money, insurance, taxes, etc. don’t matter anymore, we are still around?

    Show me and the other people evidence that your NDE (or OBE) showed that there is more to life and existence than this 1 life we are given on this blue rock, and maybe you can justify your choices. Just don’t lie to people. Be honest.

    The world may be a very cruel place with so many selfish, malicious people. However if you are willing to help enough people with genuine intention, it does come around. Just remember Cialdini’s principle of influence, Reciprocity.

    Most people always say that they have never regretted whatever decision they’ve made. I think that is just two ego defense mechanisms, rationalization and trying to justify one’s action to ourselves. Don’t rationalize and justify your reasons.

    In 10 years time, can you honestly say to yourself right now that you will still be doing this type of spiritual life coaching stuff? You are not Anthony Robbins, who has had a staying power of over 3 decades.

    For your financial future, diversify your investments, businesses, and maybe you will be okay later on. You, like me, are getting older. Let’s put away our fantasies and come back down to reality. Take a drive to the mountains and really think over your life.

    • Erika Awakening says:

      I have nothing to say about this, other than that not a word of this lengthy comment is about me.

  2. Eliane Enlightening says:

    It is easy to mis-judge someone when you don’t understand the process. HBR is very magical in producing miracles. If people like this actually experienced your products and services they would see that you don’t focus on getting thin or developing muscles, or really anything external. HBR just gets the results we need when we are dedicated to the process. Of course, you are not at all shy about asking for the miracles, either, because you understand it is your birthright. Most of us struggle with feeling unworthy of asking for anything. If we can get out of our own way and learn to trust intuition, we wouldn’t ask amiss, and when we do ask amiss, it’s another learning opportunity, not a failure.

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