I’ve always loved New Year’s; a time to set new intentions, create resolutions, and give yourself a fresh start. This is likely the time of year with the highest amount of goal-setting, but how commonly are New Year’s resolutions actually accomplished? Well, there are a few key elements that can help tremendously. Read on to learn more.
As a health coach, I have noticed that failing to achieve a goal is not typically due to a lack of motivation or the willingness to work for it… Rather, the goal is not achieved because one has not found an action plan with attainable steps, and does not have the proper support throughout their health journey. These seem to be the underlying challenges to reaching any goal; whether it be weight loss, exercise, job changes, or building healthy relationships (just to name a few).
Bethany, a client of mine, recently confessed that even after signing up with me for health coaching, she did not fully believe that her success would actually happen. After many attempts in the past, she had always felt that accomplishing her health goals was impossible. We have only been working together for 3 months, and she has already accomplished these goals that she held as unattainable for years.
Bethany is now more alert than ever, feels a sense of work / life balance, and has taken complete control over her overwhelm. She has reached her goal weight, and is following an exercise routine to bring her closer to her intention of running a marathon. She has successfully changed her career path into one that is fulfilling and rewarding. She has also created many new healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits into her daily life. She has created a grocery shopping/food prep routine that works for her busy schedule.
Bethany has exceeded her own expectations, and feels that she is now back on the right path in several areas of her life. She is glowing with joy, inner balance, and a sense of accomplishment. She expressed her gratitude for the support I have provided in her health journey, and reported that she has never felt quite this healthy in her life. To read her full testimonial, click here.
So what is it about health coaching that makes such a difference? And why are my methods as a health coach so effective? To read Bethany's full testimonial, click here.
So what is it about health coaching that makes such a difference? And why are my methods as a health coach so effective?...Read on to learn more.
Balance & Wholeness
Finding balance in life is key, regardless of the health goal. I believe it is important to consider the full picture of the client’s life, and the wholeness of the individual; not just the nutritional piece (or the area surrounding their specific goal) alone. Each area of life affects the other, and it all goes hand in hand. As your health coach, I will learn about you as an individual, meet where you are at, and work from there.
Individual approach to health
Each person’s body is unique. When it comes to nutrition and lifestyle, we all have different needs. Taking into consideration different factors such as age, gender, health conditions, and ancestral background, one person’s healing food can literally be another person’s poison. There is no effective one-size-fits all approach to health, which is why fad diets typically fail in the long run. As your health coach, I do not use a pre-existing program for a you to follow or attempt to fit into. Instead, we will createa program consisting of food and lifestyle choices that will best support you.
Studies have shown that having someone to hold you accountable to your goals increases the likelihood of achievement. The American Society of Training and Development found that people are 65 percent likely to meet a goal after committing to another person. The chances of reaching a goal increase to 95 percent after scheduling ongoing meetings with a partner to follow up on progress. Part of my job as a health coach includes holding you accountable to your plan of action, and meeting together twice per month to discuss, reflect, and problem-solve.
Gradual, Long-Lasting Change
Big changes do not happen overnight. This is why crash diets, or attempting to quit something cold turkey, will so often lead to a relapse in behavior.
Many programs attempt to make large sweeping changes in a short amount of time. I coach my clients to implement gradual changes during our work together. We work on what they want to improve within the circumstances of their unique situation. These smaller changes create a much larger impact than my clients had anticipated.
Making changes in your life is possible, and you don’t have to go it alone. As your health coach, I am here to listen and support you. Together, we will navigate the areas of your life needing balance. We will then create the necessary action steps based on your life and your goals.
So what are your health goals? What areas of your life could use attention and support?
To reflect on this, and discover whether or not health coaching is a good fit for you, Click here to schedule a free health consultation.
Happy New Year!!