Weight, Is That Really What This Is About?

Raise your hand if you have tried time and time again to change a behavior, only to lose the motivation and drive to continue? Perhaps it was the latest healthy eating fad, the latest and greatest workout, the latest magical meditation, all meant to help you finally ‘lose the weight’. Regardless, you set out with the best of intentions only to drop the ball days or even weeks later.

It is frustrating, isn’t it?

I recently had a client that was challenged by working, two jobs, believing he was 60 pounds overweight and in a constant state of overdrive.

In listing all the obstacles that were keeping him from making progress towards losing weight and improving his overall health, he determined that he was ‘lazy’ and ‘unmotivated’

Further discussion led to the realization that after a long day at work, exhausted and mentally drained, he was longing to do anything but think about healthy eating and exercise. Feeling guilty about not doing...

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It’s Not About the Weight

When you hear the words health and wellness, what comes to mind? Most often when speaking about health and wellness coaching, people immediately tell me they think of weight loss, healthy eating, and exercise. While these are most certainly important components, they are but a small piece of overall health and wellness.  The multi-faceted components of health and wellness include life satisfaction, energy, nutrition, stress management, exercise, health risks, and weight.

Health and Wellness coaching is about creating a change strategy. When you are able to create a plan of your own design, take intentional action, expand your real and perceived benefits, ultimately you will achieve your desired results. Coaching is most effective in conjunction with a true partnership, collaboration, and accountability. All three components play an important role in a client gaining confidence, and self-efficacy. This process includes addressing the feeling of, “I cannot imagine doing ONE...

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