I love it when my clients try something new. When they set a goal and go for it! Their excitement and enthusiasm is equal to that of a drug. It makes me want to set a loftier goal and go after it. Often, like a honeymoon, that enthusiasm wanes. The long hours of training. The time and monetary investment. The early mornings or denied nights out so you can achieve your goal. They can take their tole. Its hard to do without or deny pleasures for a goal that seems so far off.
I was always one of those people to accept a challenge. When someone told me I couldn't do something, I was determined to prove them wrong!
Looking back on my life, all of my most exciting adventures and learning experiences were because I was first challenged by someone else or myself. 6 months in Spain followed by backpacking through Europe. Moving to NJ by myself for a new job. Playing rugby in college. Qualifying to run the Boston Marathon. And most recently, an open water swim triathlon.
The priest at our church has asked at least two or three times in the last 6 months how many people are still keeping up with their New Year's resolutions. My husband always chuckles and shakes his head as he sees my hand go up. I'm proud of the fact that I set a goal and go for it, but don't for a minute think that it gets easier or that I don't have my own doubts and fears. I do! I just refuse to look back on my life and say, "I wish I had...."
I always love the start of school, and not just because my kids go back to school now and life returns to some semblence of normal. (What exactly is "normal" anyway?!) But just like the new year, its the opportunity to start again. A clean slate. A new notebook without a single page written upon. The possibilities of what the year will unfold.
Goal setting is one of the basic principles of exercise psychology. Despite its simplistic nature, correct goal setting is all too often absent in an individuals fitness goals. Goal setting is crucial for individuals to not only achieve, but experience success as well. Here are some definitions needed for full understanding of the following content:
The best way to get results with a client is to create a completely transparent nonjudgemental relationship. One way to do this is to have a dounut or two every few months to communicate your humanity, empathy, and not so out of touch grasp on reality. We all live with what I call real life obstacles but they are all things that we can overcome if we are gut wrenchingly honest with ourselves about what we want and are capable of. Just look at Demi Moore in G.I Jane. One-arm push-ups = very nice, passing all the other tests despite being ganged up on by all the men =&
We all have areas of our life that we’d like to improve. Whether it’s our health, career, a relationship, or our spiritual path, when one of more of them is out of synch, it impacts our overall wellness. For example, when someone is working for an extremely unreasonable boss in a stressful job, Friday at 5:00 can’t come soon enough. The
Do you believe that your inner dialogue – your ‘self-talk’- has the power to create your life? With our words and thoughts we are continually creating our life experience – in every moment. Think about that for a moment. If your inner dialogue goes something like, “Who’s going to want to hire me? I’m not as good as all the others. I need to lose weight. People will dismiss me as soon as they see me.” That’s exactly the image you’re going to project.
Health and wellness coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging clients to:listen to their inner wisdom;identify their values;and transform their goals into action. As a guide and supportive mentor, health & wellness coaches help clients work toward their goals in areas such as: