5 Ways a Life Coach can help you on your Fitness Journey
Author: Dr. Glenda Niles
As the Holidays approach, many of us start to think about ways to improve our lives next year. Maybe it is to go back to school to do that advanced degree you have been putting off; maybe it is to apply for that dream job; perhaps it is to move to a better neighbourhood; or it might be to improve your physical well-being.
Losing weight and getting fit is the most common decision people make at the end of a year, as they promise to be different the following year (those dreaded New Year’s resolutions!). But how can you do it differently this time around, so that you actually stick it out way past the end of January 2018? Simple…with the help of a Life Coach!
A Life Coach will inspire you to do what you need to do to achieve your goals, ensuring that you get the mental support that is very often lacking when one embarks on a fitness/wellness journey.
Any change in lifestyle can seem daunting, and the likelihood of success diminishes quickly if allowances are not made for the type of support needed along the journey. So here is how a Life Coach can help:
A Life Coach will help you establish what your intentions are. By working with a Life Coach, you will be able to analyse the real reasons for your decision. Knowing what is driving you, will give you the answers you require to be successful on the journey.
A Life Coach will help you work through your fear of failure. Making lifestyle changes can induce fear, because we naturally want to remain in our comfort zones. Holding on to past failures prevents us from opening ourselves to try again or to embark on new journeys.
It can be done
A Life Coach will help you develop a strategy to accomplish your goal. We need to believe that a journey is a process…it takes time. The assistance with formulating a plan as well as follow-up will go a long way in keeping the focus on the achievement of your goals.
A Life Coach will help you to identify and then work to eliminate any limiting beliefs you have about yourself. Our perception about
ourselves can sometimes be what is keeping us from achieving our goals. If we keep telling ourselves that we are not “enough” then we are in fact putting obstacles in our path that need not be there.
A Life Coach will help you become more empowered. Empowerment comes from taking responsibility for the decisions we make in our lives. A Coach will assist you in working through obstacles so that you become more responsible for your journey.
So what are you waiting for?
Make a connection with a Life Coach and start planning your journey to a healthier, fitter and happier YOU!
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Author: Glenda Niles (PhD) is currently living on the Caribbean Island of Barbados and is a Certified Life Coach and Writing and Editing Consultant. She lectures part-time at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and manages her business Mark of Excellence.