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Life Style Changes with Tina Woodley

You’re once again feeling motivated to eat better, exercise more, perhaps a number of the positive lifestyle changes you’ve been telling yourself you want to make. You have tried before —giving up after a few weeks feeling unsuccessful. Making a lifestyle change is challenging, especially when you are the only one in the family who want to make this transformation
Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require support. Once you’re ready to make a change, the difficult part is committing and following through. So do your research and make a plan that will prepare you for success. Careful planning means setting small goals and taking things one step at a time.

Make a plan that you will stick to. Your plan is a map that will guide you on this journey of change. You can even think of it as an adventure. When making your plan, be specific. Want to exercise more? Detail the time of day when you can take walks or go to the Gym .Write everything down, and ask yourself if you’re confident that these activities and goals are realistic for you. If not, start with smaller steps. Post your plan where you’ll most often see it as a reminder.

Start small. After you’ve identified realistic short-term and long-term goals, break down your goals into small steps. A good weekly goal would be to lose one or two pounds a week. If you would like to eat healthier, consider as a goal for the week replacing dessert with a healthier option, like fruit and juices with water At the end of the week, you’ll feel successful knowing you met your goal.
Change one behavior at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time, so replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time. Many people run into problems when they try to change too much too fast. To improve your success, focus on one goal or change at a time. As new healthy behaviors become a habit, try to add another goal that works toward the overall change you’re striving for.

Involve your partner. Whether it is a friend, co-worker or family member, someone else on your journey will keep you motivated and accountable.

Ask for support. Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and commitment. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to meet your goals on your own,
My job as your life style coach are to help you make the connection between the mind and body, as well as the factors that promote behavior change.

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