Do you find yourself feeling stuck in a rut? You know you want to feel better, you may even have a vision of what you want to feel like, but you just can seem to get there. It is hard to create new, healthy habits sometimes. The answer to you conundrum is to make use of a trained health coach!
A properly trained health coach is trained in behavior modification, which means that they know how to help you create new healthy habits to replace the old ones you no longer want to continue. I can provide education, resources, accountability, goal setting, and the motivation you need to be the person you want to be!
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There’s no single effective way to break bad habits. It’s not one size fits all. It's also important to recognize that even if you take a few steps back, it's not the end of the world. In fact, research has found that change rarely occurs in a straightforward, linear sequence, and when people falter, they usually don't fall all the way back to where they first began the journey. If viewed and used correctly, missteps can serve as learning opportunities, helping you become better prepared for the next leg of the trip.
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Do you have a fitness tracker that you rely on? If you hoping it will help you lose weight, you may be disappointed. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association seems to prove that other methods of encouraging weight loss is better than a fitness tracking device.
The Study on Weight Loss and Fitness Trackers
The study followed almost 500 young adults who had conditions ranging from overweight to obese. All the participants were prescribed a low-calorie diet, increased exercise, and counseling for six months. After this time, half the participants were give a fitness tracker armband to wear that would automatically upload their diet and activity to a website. The other half of the participants had to report their diet to staff via a website manually.
Whether it be a friend, co-worker or family member, someone else on your journey will keep you motivated and accountable. Perhaps it can be someone who will go to the gym with you or someone who is also trying to stop smoking. Talk about what you are doing.
Consider joining a support group. Having someone with whom to share your struggles and successes makes the work easier and the mission less intimidating.
If you are married, it is important that your spouse knows who your accountability partner is. Usually a spouse is too close to you to make a good accountability partner.
Choose someone who will be brutally honest with you. You need someone who will hold you accountable. Look for someone who has the qualities you lack.
There’s no single effective way to break bad habits. It’s not one size fits all.
It's also important to recognize that even if you take a few steps back, it's not the end of the world. In fact, research has found that change rarely occurs in a straightforward, linear sequence, and when people falter, they usually don't fall all the way back to where they first began the journey. In fact, if viewed and used correctly, the missteps can serve as learning opportunities, helping you become better prepared for the next leg of the trip.
A health coach can be your number one cheerleader when you face an obstacle. She can help you discover ways to overcome all the obstacles you face.
Make a health plan that will stick. Your plan is a map that will guide you on this journey of change. If you start out on a trip with no idea how to get where you want to go, you most likely won’t end up there! Your journey to health is the same. You need to know how to get where you want to go!
Through the coaching process this plan is the main focus. If you are confused about how to achieve your health goals, this is where your health coach can be a wealth of information for you! Get your free strategy session today!
Each step you make, even if it's a relatively small step such as making the resolution to change, is still a step in the right direction, bringing you closer to your ultimate goal. After you've identified realistic short-term and long-term goals, break down your goals into small, manageable steps that are specifically defined and can be measured. Is your long-term goal to lose 20 pounds within the next five months? A good weekly goal would be to lose one pound a week. If you would like to eat healthier, consider as a goal for the week replacing dessert with a healthier option, like fruit or yogurt. At the end of the week, you’ll feel successful knowing you met your goal.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by a big goal and this can make you feel like you don’t know where to start or maybe like you just don’t have any motivation at all to begin. This is another place where a health coach is a wonderful asset to guide you through this process. Your coach can help break your big goals into tiny manageable pieces that are not intimidating. Each small step is a step in the right direction!
I am a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Health Coach located in Charlotte, NC. I hold a B.S. and M.A. in Wellness Management. I have a passion for health and for helping others achieve the healthy life they desire.