Happy July!

It’s hard to believe we’ve moved into the 2nd half of the year already. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?!

When I think back through the first half of 2017, I did have fun both personally and professionally.

My home life is packed with the activities we love to do. We work hard so we can have fun when we aren’t working.

The second half of the year is filled with much of the same: family time, golf, Reds’ baseball, concerts, weekend trips away. Good stuff!

For me, living a healthy lifestyle includes those activities that help me rest, recover and refuel. That’s why they are such an important part of my change process and why they will always be there.

The activities may or may not change as we get older, but extra-curricular activities for us will be included.

I have also had fun professionally  or ‘at work’. I struggle to even call it work because I do believe it is what I should be doing.

I find it way more enjoyable than walking into a cubicle every day. Each day brings different opportunities and challenges that help keep me motivated!

Learning – Teamwork – Coaching

In April I began my Level 2 certification with Precision Nutrition. They are the experts when it comes to coaching to coaches. I love the program and look forward to putting it to good use.

I get to share what I’m learning with Coach Ryan and Coach Ben so that we are all working together with a consistent message for our clients.

Together we make a great team working each day to help more clients reach their goals to eat, live and perform better.

I am lucky to be a part of Team PeakFAST and to help celebrate year 7 with more nutrition coaching and content.

But the best by far is coaching…working with clients. I enjoy learning their back story and the current obstacles each client is facing.

I like working within their life constraints to find the little ways to get a bit better each day and a bit closer to the goal.

Where are you with the goals you set at the start of the year? Did you even set any? Did you hit any of them? What’s up next?

There are a lot of different things grabbing for your attention. Your own personal goals for fitness and nutrition may be the ones that get pushed aside first.

Many people are in this boat. You think…I’ll start on Monday. Or after vacation. Or when school starts and the kids are gone.

Is there ever a really ‘good’ time to start the change process? You have to just do it.

Figure out what that motivation is for you and push toward your goals regardless of the when. Life isn’t going to standstill as you go through this. You need to learn how to change while life is still happening.

That’s how you figure out what works for you with your family, work, church, etc. obligations.

Here is a little tip to set yourself up with smaller goals that can be done with the time you have set aside for yourself.

Set goal X. Choose something that aligns with your values and where you want to be in the future.

Then define the following:

  • What are you going to do in the next month to move you closer?
  • What are you going to do in the next week to move you closer?
  • What are you going to do today to move you closer?

Breaking down goals to smaller pieces that you can work on will help you build momentum, confidence and motivation to keep it going until you get there.

We hear so many stories where people try too much too soon and overwhelm themselves. They throw up their hands and give up.

Small steps each day will help you get to your goals. Give yourself time to change.

We would love to help you set your goals and begin your change process. Please reach out when you’re ready to go.

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