Change Your Story - Hannah Dawson
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The only thing standing in the way of your ultimate dream body is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself. When I changed my story, everything changed. It didn’t happen all at once. It takes time, but as the saying goes,

…… Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

I struggled with my weight and body image from the time I was a little girl. I had a really toxic home life, not the one you would want any child to grow up in. I grew up knowing abuse on many levels, seeing addiction and disorders to the extreme. Growing up, I turned to food to cope, then exercise that eventually led me to many unhealthy choices, including eating disorders, body dysmorphia and addictions of all sorts.

So what does this have to do with building your dream body?


We all have a story, and that story, if led by traumas and pain, will always lead to distortions of our mind, body and soul. You can follow the next diet fad, cut out food groups, overtrain, take diet pills, and get plastic surgery, but nothing will change if you do not change your story. It doesn’t matter where you came from, what others have said about you or your body. It only matters what you believe.

If you want to achieve your dream body, you must change how you think and speak about yourself to align with the person you want to become.

In the FIT CLUB, I have a Plan do Success journal that all the members use to write their goals, create a vision and track their progress for their mindset, nutrition and training. To reach your dream body, you first must come up with a plan and then prepare for that plan; then, you will succeed.

Your brain needs direction to focus, just like a GPS in your car needs an address to take you to your destination. Your goal acts as an address. Your GPS is the plan that will take you there. However, if you don’t trust the GPS and start taking shortcuts, you will soon be derailed, lost and frustrated.

Sound familiar?

If you do not change your story, you will not trust the process and soon look for shortcuts and quick fixes. Those quick fixes only take you around the mountain but never to the peak of the mountain. If your story is full of negative thoughts, self-talk, doubt & fear, your brain will start showing you all the reasons it won’t work. You then begin to self-sabotage, and it’s a never-ending cycle.

When you change your story, you will change your focus on building instead of destroying. Your mindset changes from I can’t to I CAN; you start seeing your body as this amazing thing that works for you, not against you.

If I can change my story, so can you!

Are you ready to create your dream body? Let’s rewrite that story.


I am Hannah Dawson from Edmonton, Alberta. I am a wife and mom of two girls. I am a transformation and mindset coach helping women around the globe change their stories. I am the creator of an online platform called the FIT CLUB, where I give women the tools to reach their fitness goals.


  1. Shaylee mcdermott Reply

    Hannah you are so inspiring! I love reading all your content.
    You’ve helped me come so far, with my body, mind and soul!

    • Elizabeth S Reply

      Hannah is an inspiring person I have ever known. With her knowledge and experience, she had guided us through our journey. Amazing Hannah. love the article, love your energy!!

  2. Janelle Dewarle Reply

    Your positive attitude and your teaching on what do to change one’s story makes it possible for every woman to do exactly that! Thank you for sharing your story!

  3. Love this! Always so informative and so relatable. You’ve helped so many and on so many different levels!

  4. You are such an inspiration to me and my journey. You have helped me in more ways than one and I just love hearing your story and content. Simply amazing

  5. Julie Rice Reply

    You are inspiring women every day with your message and your knowledge! ❤️

    You have taken the stress out of thinking about what to cook for my family with your amazing meal plans!! Your program has been life changing for me!

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