You’ve finally made it to the end of the day. Exhausted you realize you promised yourself, for real this time, today was going to be the day you went to the gym after work. However, as you begin the drive home you convince yourself the drive-thru sounds a lot better and tomorrow, for real for real, you’ll go to the gym.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. People everywhere are overwhelmed to the point that their health has taken what feels like a permanent back seat. And that’s where a Health Coach comes in to play.
I like to compare Health Coaching to my high school basketball coach. Coach Sprague was firm but fun and committed to helping us succeed in all areas, not just on the court. Four days a week he poured into us the tools we needed to win games. On game day, he was on the sideline, pushing us to play harder and giving us words of encouragement. However, one thing Coach Sprague didn’t do was play for us. While he gave us everything we needed to win, it was up to us to execute.
Health Coaching is very similar.
Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
My style of Health Coaching takes on more of a holistic perspective. The focus is not only on what you eat but the other parts of your life that play a role in the decisions you make about food. Are you stressed at work and sugar keeps you going? Are you in a miserable relationship and eating provides comfort? Maybe you’re so busy that cooking a healthy meal is not an option or taking care of your family drains all of your energy, leaving you with none to workout.
Whether it’s one on one or in a group, working together we will make small behavioral changes that lead to ginormous lifestyle gains! Eating healthy and being happy are not impossible tasks.