Be your own coach, not your biggest critic

Losing weight and getting fitter is not easy. There is a massive amount of information out there on what to do, what to buy, what to eat, yet many of us still struggle with living a lifestyle that keeps us in the best shape we can be! And looking good in our clothes (and out of them) and having energy to take part in all we want to do is incredibly important to most of us. 

So why is behaviour change around health and fitness so difficult?  Four main reasons exist:

  • Too much information is available on what to do.  It is easy to become overwhelmed.
  • The demands of a busy lifestyle make planning for change seem impossible.
  • There are a multitude of obstacles that can get in the way of following our plan, once we find time to make one!
  • Many of us have a history of past failed attempts which destroys confidence and motivation to start again.

We know what to do, we don’t know how to do it. There is an answer – use a coaching model

The latest buzzword is “coach”. Life coaches are becoming the new psychologists and wellness coaches work with people who are keen to develop new lifestyle habits. However, if you don’t have the budget for a professional there are some simple steps you can follow which come from coaching psychology.  Become your own coach, not your biggest critic!  We’ll explore what that involves in coming articles but it is a new and more effective way of creating change in your life that will stick. Put down the big stick and pick up the pom poms. You are about to become a cheerleader in your own life!