The beginning of January has came and went. I invite you to reflect on the past 30 days identify some of your steps and successes that have moved you towards your goal. Take a moment and celebrate your wins. See if you can identify at least three small healthy changes you made in January. Did you make the time to plan your meals? Did you eat more meals that were healthy? Did you make time to move your body more? As we look forward to February, lets keep the momentum going.
Most of us have a long history of restricting certain foods to get immediate weight loss results. Remember the fat free fad? How about the zero carb diets? Gluten free anyone? Before starting another new eating plan or program, I invite you to consider whether or not it is possible to eat like this for the long term. Is it balanced? Is it healthy? Is it realistic? If not, you need a different solution. Small, sustainable changes to your eating habits will always produce be
When it comes to creating lasting change within our lives, less is more. Integrating smaller steps, and practising them consistently, is more effective than taking larger steps inconsistently. For example, for my clients that wish to become more active, lose weight and feel better about themselves, I would rather see them commit to their workouts three days per week for three months than 5 days per week for two weeks, one day per week the following two weeks. So often, when
When it comes to weight loss, relationships or any area that we are attempting to transform, we usually begin with wonderful intentions. But when life happens and the going gets tough, we allow our negative emotions to take us off course and away from what we really want. Our behaviour tends to swing with our emotions. We need to learn to recognize the pendulum of emotion within ourselves before we get carried away with behaviours that do not serve us. There will always be mo
Ah….the first week of January. By now, most of us are tired of the eating, drinking, socializing and the break from routine that we spent most of December planning, prepping and shopping for. Our motivation for change is high this the time of year and many of us aspire to make healthy changes in 2018. Unfortunately, only 8% of people ever reach their New Year’s Goal. Why is this? Why is it so hard for most people to reach their goals? In my experience, one of the biggest ob