Last weekend, HuffPost gave me a chance to sound off in an article called I've Been A Health Coach for 20 Years. Here's What Most Diet and Fitness Plans Get Wrong, and I have heard from so many thoughtful, new people!
So I want to send out a special hello to those of you who are new here! I love connecting with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out by replying to this email or submitting an anonymous question to my Forbes advice column, Hey Health Coach. Your questions can be hugely helpful for people in similar situations.
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In the meetings I've been having with new readers, I heard a lot of you say that you are tired... of stress, dieting, overworking, time constraints, and, most of all, the pull between what you're "supposed" to do to be healthy and what you "want" to do. And, of course, all of this is happening in the midst of COVID, Ukraine, and the general state of the world.
When people are overwhelmed or frustrated, I like to start by focusing on comfort. It's amazing what we're capable of when we feel safe and satisfied, so this week, I hope you'll consider a question I frequently ask new clients:
What "bad" habits do you definitely want to keep?
Habits are coping mechanisms (both healthy and unhealthy), and we all need some of those. So before you start trying to change everything, have a look at the bad habits you'd prefer to hang onto for now, get specific... and enjoy them, guilt-free, on purpose.
Below, you'll find links for the HuffPost piece mentioned above, as well as my latest Forbes column where a reader wrote in with a question about how to find the energy and motivation to exercise with post-COVID fatigue.
Thank you for reading! I'm happy you're here.
All the best,
"My client wanted an escape hatch from the nauseating carnival ride of diet culture. She wanted to be healthy, functional and confident in her body. She also hoped ice cream could continue to be part of her life."
We don't need control. We need relief. How we find it is as unique as we are.
Read more here.
Sometimes, the hardest part is finding the confidence that you'll be physically capable of exercise and mentally prepared for how hard it might feel.
"To get back to your baseline, find the limits of your current strength and measure your progress against that new bar. Choose goals you can reach—just barely—and crush them until you’re ready for the next step."
You can read the article here.
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