The surprising fact I learned when I became a coach

Can I tell you something?

There’s something that I didn’t realize when I first started working one-on-one with people who want to make their health and wellness a priority, people who are sick of feeling less than amazing, and people who are confused about who to listen to for advice.

Here it is:  Most of us already know what we need to be doing to improve our health!

There is a lot of information (and mis-information) when it comes to the foods we eat. Just look at the variety of books in the ‘diet’ or ‘health’ section of your local bookstore. But when it comes down to it, we still know the basic things we should be doing to improve our health.

In fact, when I ask my clients “What are three things you think you could be doing, to improve your health?” I get similar answers each time:

Be more active (they usually say exercise)
Stop eating _______ or stop drinking ________ (or stop smoking!)
Eat more vegetables.

Granted, there is more to it than that.  But, for many of us, just taking these steps consistently will make a big difference.

We intuitively know how to get healthier. But when it comes to that consistency part, that’s where we get tripped up. 

I know! I have done it, too. I still do it. I might be a health coach, but I’m still human. I eat chips occasionally, I drink wine, and sometimes I indulge in too much dessert.

For the next week, I’d like you to think about the obstacles that are stopping you from living your healthiest life. Think about it, journal about it, reflect on it.

What obstacles are standing in your way? Maybe you work long hours and cooking a healthy meal seems too time-consuming, or maybe you feel that the price of healthy food is too high. Perhaps you will discover that you aren’t sure if you really deserve to feel amazing.

Your job for the next week is to simply think, reflect, and journal on these obstacles. Knowing your obstacles, habits, and patterns will help you figure out how to work around them!

I would love to hear your comments below. Tell me what is stopping you! Let’s work it out together!