What is a habit-based program?
A habit-based coaching program, like what I offer – helps walk clients through the process of changing the way they look, feel, and perform. Instead of an all or nothing approach, I use a sustainable, practice-based approach to help clients make healthy habits a lifestyle.
Why a habit-based coaching method?
Making big changes can be intimidating and scary. That’s why I don’t ask my coaching clients to make them. What I do instead is ask them to only focus on getting 1 percent better every day. Getting 1 percent better every day for a whole entire year will result in you getting thirty-seven times better by the end of the year.
Nothing will change your future trajectory like habits.
Good habits help us reach our goals, bad habits hinder us.
For example, I’ve made it a habit of spending at least 30 minutes every morning to plan my day. On the days that I don’t, I, like most people waste time on distractions like social media and being watching true crime docuseries on Netflix (my new favorite Dope).
Once formed, habits operate automatically.
Habits take difficult tasks—like losing weight —take it and break it down into easy habits that you complete each day. Let’s say you wanted to lose 20 pounds in 3 months. Understanding nutrition is the most important part of any weight loss program, you decide to set aside 10 minutes a day to plan your meals for the day. Planning your meals is an easy task to complete, and you could complete that simple task even on your busiest and stressful days. As a result of setting aside 10 minutes a day to plan your meals, you’re eating healthier and it becomes easier.
Habits are easy to complete.
Once we develop a habit, our brains actually change to make the behavior easier. After about 30 days of practice, completing a habit becomes easier than not doing so.
I’ve applied the Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity tip “Don’t Break the Chain” to practice my writing habit.
Software developer, Brad Isaac says performing standup at an open mic night when he received his advice from Seinfeld.
Seinfeld explained his method for success: Every January, he hangs a huge calendar of the year on his wall, and for each day he writes new material he has the pleasure of drawing a big red “X” over that day.
Habits are for life.
Habits shape our lives more than we realize. According to Duhigg’s research, habits make up 40% of our waking hours. These often small actions add up to make us who we are. William James, labeled the “Father of American psychology” wrote: All our life, so far as it has a definite form, is but a mass of habits — practical, emotional, and intellectual — systematically organized for our weal or woe, and bearing us irresistibly toward our destiny, whatever the latter may be.
Once ingrained a habit can last for life.
Habits can compound.
Compound interest is such a powerful yet neglected idea, that Albert Einstein famously called it “the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”
Building one single habit can have a positive impact on other areas of our lives.
In his book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, calls these keystone habits. Behaviors that cause people to change related areas of their lives.
For example, people that start exercising regularly often end up eating healthier and have more energy. Also, people that quit bad habits often replace it with better habits. Like when people replace smoking to relieve stress with meditation.
Habits can be as small as necessary: It’s often recommended to start small when starting to build a new habit.
For example, I ask new clients that struggle to workout on their own, to start by scheduling a 5-minute workout. Once the 5-minute workout becomes easy you can increase your workout time to 10 minutes.
How does Lifestyle & Nutrition Coaching work?
I first start by finding out about a client’s lifestyle, needs, and specific goals. Next, I determine what behaviors will lead to that goal. We then break down that goal into smaller, easier tasks or habits that the client agrees they are willing and able to work on implementing for the next two to three weeks. Clients practice the habits and I provide clients with regular feedback. Clients can also reach out to me, directly, anytime.
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Has it been a while since you’ve been in shape, had the energy to live the life that you want, or felt confident about your body?
If you’re ready for a mental, and physical transformation and to finally get in control of your health and fitness, I’m ready to help you.
You’ve already tried it on your own. You’ve probably tried all the other fitness programs and have failed. Now try with someone that’s as dedicated to your success as you are.
I hope for the opportunity to help you change your body and life forever.
Next step is yours.
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