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Health & Productivity: My Favorite Tips

Do you put off healthy habits because you want to get more done? No time to exercise because you work so many hours? Skip lunch because you have a looming deadline? Stay up late catching up on email? What if I told you focusing on healthy habits is good for your productivity? It’s true. Here’s a list of my favorite ways to boost productivity…in a healthy way.

1. Incorporate healthy habits into your day.

The best way to do this is to set reminders for the healthy habits you want to include. Great options include getting up to walk around every hour (my Apple Watch is a great reminder for this one), packing a healthy lunch (and eating it before 3pm!), and taking deep breaths throughout the day. If you set a reminder to go off when you need to do these things, you’ll be much less likely to keep plowing through work without them.

2. Pad your schedule to allow for social time.

Did you know that many countries have more than one word for “time?” For example, in Greece, they have the word “chronos” which is more in line with how we think of time here in the US. It’s measure in seconds, minutes, and hours.

They also have the word “kairos” which is more qualitative and measured in moments, opportunities, and possibilities. It is more permanent and less fleeting than chronos.

When working with clients to maximize their time and energy, I encourage them to include both chronos and kairos in their day. For example, you can pad your schedule a bit to allow extra time for those lingering, life-changing conversations.

3. Slow down and change your mindset.

Have you ever noticed that things take longer when you’re rushing? That you get less done when you have more on your to-do list? It’s true. Your mind is not able to work effectively or efficiently when you are rushing around or have too much on your list.

So, next time you catch yourself rushing around or feeling like there’s not enough time in the day, stop. Take three deep breaths. Then tell yourself “There’s plenty of time for all that’s important.” Notice how it changes how you approach your day.

4. Practice gratitude.

Stress zaps your energy, and your brain is not capable of experiencing stress and gratitude at the same time. There are so many benefits to practicing gratitude with intention and on a regular basis. So, when you’re in need of a quick productivity and energy boost, stop what you’re doing, and write down five-to-ten things you’re grateful for. Or – send someone a thank you note. The healthiest and happiest people practice gratitude on a regular basis!

5. Create a work-time ritual.

Ever sit down to work and have thoughts like this pop into your head:
”I don’t feel like doing this.”
“Do I REALLY have to work today?”

Yep. It happens to me, too, and I love what I do. Good news! There are productivity tricks for days like this. One of my favorites is to create a work-time ritual.

For me, this means:

This helps prepare my mind for work and allows me to enjoy the process more. Try creating your own work-time ritual that you can look forward to. Notice how it helps your productivity!

I’d Love To Help!

As a Health and Productivity Coach, I love coming to groups or worksites to help individuals and teams maximize their time and energy. Could your workgroup use some tips in this area? Check out my workshop topics (I’m available for in-person workshops or virtual ones), and let’s get one scheduled!

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Getting Back on Track with Health & Productivity

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There are times of the year that make you naturally more prone to “getting off track,” especially when it comes to your health and productivity. The two that come to mind for me immediately are the summer and the holidays. There’s no need to beat yourself up, though. I’ll share the most common goals I hear related to “getting back on track” with health & productivity…and how you can make it happen.

1. Get back into a purposeful routine.

Have you thought this before? While it can be tempting to try to force yourself to get up early, journal, do your workout, make spinach and eggs, start the workday with meditation, and…see where I’m headed? This all seems like a lot if you try to start it all at one time. So, in this case, your best bet is to break your “purposeful routine” into smaller steps and integrate them at different time intervals. I’d even recommend starting with the one that seems the easiest for a quick win.

2. Keep up healthy habits even when things get busy.

I hear this one a lot. The New Year, August when the kids go back to school…these are both times when we refocus and get back on track. However, then things at work and with our kids’ activities ramp up…and the wheels fall off. In this case, I recommend establishing some non-negotiables and scheduling those in your calendar like you would your work or kids’ activities. For example, if you know you must exercise to be your healthy, productive best, make it a non-negotiable in your calendar. If other commitments have to give (aka Bachelor in Paradise, sorry!) in order for you to make time for the non-negotiable, so be it!

3. Clean up my diet.

Meal planning and prepping is a game-changer when it comes to healthy eating. The majority of people don’t even claim to be able to resist temptations on a menu! So, by meal planning and prepping, you’re setting yourself up for success by removing the temptation. If you’re new to this, a subscription service like Green Chef or Sun Basket can be helpful. Alternatively, set a goal to plan and prep at least two of each meal for the week. Once you’re successful with that, increase the number of meals you plan and prep (don’t forget snacks).

4. Start exercising again.

For me, this goal is all about building momentum. Plan to do some type of exercise for at least ten minutes every day one week. Schedule it in your calendar so you know you have time allotted for it. If you can do just ten minutes every day, you’ll gain momentum and know you can keep going. It doesn’t matter what you do…the goal is just to get re-started. Once you’re in the habit again, you can lengthen your exercise time and become more specific around the type of exercise you do.

5. Better manage time.

When it comes to productivity and using your time wisely, I think it’s important to plan for your distractions. For example, if you get de-railed by social media, schedule time to browse it and get caught up. BUT…make sure you designate a certain amount of time to browse AND set a timer!!! When the timer goes off, so does the phone. The same can be said for office conversations…plan certain times of the day to be social in the office, but keep to your designated timeframe so you don’t get off track. The important thing here is to acknowledge your natural tendencies and distractions but plan for them so they don’t eat up your time.

Some of these goals can be easier said than done. I’ve helped tons of clients get back on track after they’ve strayed from the path a bit. In fact, when it comes to using time more wisely…enlisting the support of a coach to help you with your goals fast tracks your progress (it’s kind of like hiring a professional painter to get the job done quickly and with less spills and paint splatters).

I offer a free thirty-minute planning call to get you started. Schedule yours today so you can get back on track in a flash!

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Spend Less Time Stressing & More Time Enjoying Yourself This Summer

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Did you have goals to slow things down this summer?  To spend more time enjoying yourself and your family?  To let go a little and take things easy? Summer is a great time to lighten your load and to experience more fun. However, sometimes taking things easy or enjoying yourself all weekend leads to more stress during the week. What will we eat?  When will we get groceries? What do we have planned? I’ve got a simple structure to spend less time stressing and more time enjoying yourself this summer.

It just takes a little planning

I’ve learned over time that with a little structure, I’m able to be more present and less stressed throughout the week.  For me, too much structure takes the fun out of things, but “structure” is pretty subjective depending on your personality type.  Whether you like a lot of structure or a little, some planning before the week starts allows you time to devise a game plan and not get overwhelmed with the basics.  It can also help you stay focused on healthy nutrition and activities that bring you energy vs. drain you. Finally, even a little planning allows you to be more present so you feel less like a “chicken with your head cut off.”

Find a time to do your planning

The first step is to find about 30 minutes each week to do your you planning.  I like to end my week this way, so I reserve 30 minutes on Friday afternoon (or Thursday afternoon if I’m taking Friday off).  I used to do this on Sunday morning, but I found I was missing time to enjoy my weekend this way. Also – when we had something planned on Sunday morning, I missed my planning time and then had a hectic week.  Either way, try out some different days and times during the week that you can commit to planning and see what works for you.

Have a centralized calendar or schedule

It’s hard to do your planning if you don’t have everything on one calendar. This also leads to more chaos when it comes to your week as it’s hard to know what is going on.  So, if you don’t have a place where you keep all of your and your family’s activities and commitments, now is a great time to start.  You can use a paper calendar, the calendar function on your phone, or a calendar-sharing app like cozi. Just find something that appeals to you.

Start with an overview of the week

When you sit down to do your planning, the first step is to take a big picture look at what’s going on each day.  Here are some questions to consider:

  • What do you have going on personally?  
  • Your spouse/partner?  
  • Your kids?
  • Which activities are already planned for the week?  
  • What would you like to get accomplished?  
  • How would you like to feel each day?

You have to eat

What you eat during the week has a big impact on how you feel, so it is important to have a plan for it.  Also, scrambling around to find something for dinner when everyone at your house (including you) is already hangry is the worst.  So, now that you have an idea of what’s going on for the week, decide what you’ll need to eat. If you aren’t currently doing any meal planning, I recommend starting small with a goal of 2-3 dinners at home. And – don’t forget to plan for the other meals, too. Here are some things to consider when planning your meals:

  • What nights will we be home?
  • How long will we have to cook before events/activities?
  • Would it be helpful to have a crockpot meal on busier evenings?
  • What will we eat for breakfast?
  • How many days will I need to pack lunches?
  • What nutrition goals do I want to strive for this week?

Don’t forget the groceries

Now that you have a plan for the week’s meals (I recommend writing down the plan on your calendar, too), pick a time to buy your groceries.  I absolutely LOVE grocery pick-up because it saves me time, and I’m less likely to buy items that are not on my list. You can create your grocery list based on the number of meals you need.  Try to keep your meals as simple as possible – especially if this is new for you. Think in terms of a protein, starch, and green vegetable for dinner. For breakfast and lunch, consider staples that are easily put together or that can be assembled on one day and then eaten all week.  If you have time, go ahead and place your grocery order during your planning time!

Schedule your workouts

You’ve got a plan for your meals, and now it’s time to make sure you will get your workouts in, as well.  If you’re not currently exercising regularly, schedule in 2-3 days of workouts the first few weeks. Although tempting, getting up early to workout is not always the best option.  It takes tons of willpower! Find some ways you can incorporate activity into your normal routine. Take a walk at lunch, go for a stroll around the block with your kids after work, take a quick exercise class on your way home from work, find a free yoga class to try online before bed…these are all ways you can do some exercise without having to get up super early.  Make sure to put them in your calendar like any other appointment.

Find some time to prep

Even the smallest amount of food prep goes a long way.  When it comes to productivity, it is a much more efficient use of your time to group similar activities together.  For example – if you are going to be make something for lunch anyway, go ahead and make a week’s worth of lunches at one time.    

If you are making some crockpot meals, go ahead and get everything ready at least the night before so all you have to do is dump it in to your slowcooker in the morning.  The more you have prepped, the more likely you will be to eat what you have planned and not make emotional (hangry) food choices throughout the week.

Schedule time for yourself

Part of the reason you feel stressed or frazzled is because you need some more time for yourself!  Most women I talk to take little – if any – time for themself. This can be as little as 15 minutes per day, but it will allow you time to decompress and re-energize.  This might be a better option for getting up early so you can enjoy your cup of coffee in peace. Or – maybe you take a relaxing bath 1-2 times per week. Whatever it is, make sure you have a plan for it, as well, or your time will get gobbled up!

Stay persistent

If you’re not someone who currently does weekly planning, the first few times you do this might feel a little rough.  And – even though it will help you feel less stressed – planning time might not ever be something you enjoy. However, you WILL enjoy the ability to be more present, to feel energized instead of frazzled, to meet your nutrition and exercise goals, and to have more fun.  The key is to stay persistent and dedicated to this process until it gets easier for you!

I’m more than happy to help you get started and stick with it, so please reach out for support. Heck – we can even accomplish your planning time together to make sure it gets done.  I’ve got lot’s of tricks up my sleeve!

I’d love to hear how this goes for you.  Now, go spend less time stressing and more time enjoying yourself this summer!

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How to “Kill it”…Without “It” Killing You!

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I get the pleasure of being friends with and meeting women who are super ambitious. I am inspired daily by the accomplishments of those around me. And…I hear a lot about “the hustle” and “being too busy.” It’s a fine balance between “killing it” and letting “it” kill you! Here are five tips to help you find that balance for yourself.

1. Schedule regular connection.

According to research, “our social interactions and meaningful connection with others are more important to our health than not smoking, not drinking alcohol excessively, or being a healthy weight.” Other research has shown that each hour spent being social decreases stress by at least 10%!

But, when you already feel strapped for time, it’s hard to make the time. The best way to handle this is to schedule regularly occurring social connections with those who matter. Even if you have to cancel some, it’s likely you’ll prioritize social connection more often than if you left it to chance.

2. Spend time in nature.

A zen saying states “Spend 20 minutes in nature every day…unless you’re busy. Then you should spend an hour.” In addition to getting Vitamin D, stepping outside for some fresh air allows you to step back and get a new perspective. It allows you to reset, and it does wonders for your stress-level. So, make sure to take a break and step outside.

3. Put on something you love.

This might seem silly, but you’re more confident and productive when you like the way you look. There’s even evidence that you’re more likely to go exercise if you like your workout clothes!

I’ve read in some books to minimize your wardrobe to make it easy to get dressed in the morning and ease overwhelm. In this case, just make sure you love the items you keep! Plus, if you’re starting to feel worn-down or insignificant amidst all that’s in your busy schedule, taking a few extra minutes to like the way you look is sure to give you some extra pep in your step!

4. Show your body some love.

I recently took a class called the “Fascianation Method.” It was an hour spent rolling out my muscles (aka fascia). I felt AMAZING afterwards! When you’re working hard every day – whether in an office, at home, or in the gym – it’s important to show your body some love. Stress and tension build up in our muscles causing aches, pains, and the build-up of toxins. In order to stay happy and healthy, take some time at least weekly (it’s better if it’s daily!) to stretch, roll-out your muscles, or even get a massage. Thanks to what’s known as “the mind-body connection,” you’ll feel great from head-to-toe!

5. Do something different.

Most of us are creatures of habit and routine for the most part – especially if kiddos are in the picture. While it’s true that we thrive in routines, it’s also true that stepping outside of your norm is good for you. Challenge yourself to try something different on a regular basis. Whether a retreat or adventure, new workout class, or finding different ways to be creative, look for ways to mix it up now and then!

Take Action Today!

So, there you have it…five tips to “kill it” without “it” killing you! Before moving on to something else, take action on at least one thing from this list. And – if you’re looking for an idea – check out my upcoming Fitness and Empowerment Retreat for Women on May 11. It’s sure to check off most (if not all) of these boxes!

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5 Ways To Have More Fun at Work

January 28th is Have Fun at Work Day!

Most of us spend more of our time at work than anywhere else.  Why not have a little fun?

Incorporating fun into the workday can increase productivity, enhance innovation, reduce stress, and foster engagement – among other things.

Here’s a quick list of five easy ways to have more fun at work:

1. Get creative.

Whether an off-site team-building or a designated space to doodle in a common area, inviting creativity to the workplace also invites more fun.

2. Begin meetings with an icebreaker. 

If you were a drink, what would you be?  What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?  As silly as it may sound, taking some time to learn trivial information about coworkers builds camaraderie…and fun.

3. Get out of the office…together. 

Pick an activity to do together, even if it’s just lunch outside of the office.  A change of scenery brings with it a change of attitude.

4. Create a “wall of positivity” or “inspiration wall.” 

Encourage coworkers to post inspirational quotes, awards, pictures, or thank you notes.  Inspiration and positivity definitely encourage more fun.

5. Have challenges or events that allow different people to shine. 

Does Doug have a mean chili recipe?  Host a chili cook-off.  Is Ann an amazing crafter?  Have an afternoon crafting social.  Allowing people to use their non-work strengths brings out the fun in all of us.

You’re going to be at work anyway…you might as well have fun while you’re at it!

Fun Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful!

Does the thought of creating more fun at work stress you out (after all, you’re maxed out as it is!)?

Having more fun doesn’t have to be one more thing on your to-do list. As a Health & Productivity Coach and Consultant, creating opportunities for your employees to have more fun at work is fun in my book. Plus – having more fun at work is both healthy and enhances productivity.

I’m happy to help you create and implement a strategy for more fun at work. Reach out if you’d like to learn more!

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How to Hate Exercising and Still Workout Five Times Per Week

In my line of work, I hear “I hate to exercise” more often than you might think.  A lot of people ask me how to lose weight or have more energy despite hating exercise.  So, I’m excited to share my secret to hating exercising yet still working out five times per week (or however many times you are aiming to workout).

I hate exercising, too.  What?!? This might be surprising to hear from those of you who know me.  You might be thinking “If you hate exercising, why are you always checking into Orange Theory on Facebook and walking around disgustingly sweaty in workout clothes?”  How in the world can you be a health coach who hates to exercise?

Here’s how.  When I hear the word “exercise,” I think of going to an indoor gym and doing thirty minutes on the stairclimber (without any music!) and then meandering from one weight machine to the next doing high reps with light weight.  Yuck. Not my idea of enjoying myself for the better part of an hour. But it is “exercise” nonetheless, and it’s the type of routine that used to be promoted as the ideal way to be more fit. Cardio and weights. And, ideally, you would stretch at the end. This is BORING in my book!

I Get to Workout

Now, here’s how I solved this problem for myself.  I started changing “I have to exercise” into “I get to workout.”  I first made this switch in college when I started running with my roommate.  I had been a runner before in high school, but it wasn’t ever something I loved.  But, when I ran with her, we used the time to talk, and the time just flew by. To top it off, I felt amazing afterwards, and I liked how it toned my legs.  I ended up training for a half marathon and eventually completing a marathon with this trick – running with another person. I absolutely loved it, and the idea of “having to exercise” slipped from my mind.

Fast forward five more years, and I’m new to Denver.  I don’t have the social network I did in college or even after first graduating and living in San Francisco.  My workout routine had dwindled to minimal levels and the notion of “having to exercise” had crept back in. I knew it was time to find something I connected with again.  You see, our needs and life situations change. And, even though a type of workout routine works well now, it might not always be what you find engaging or even able to meet the time constraints in your life.

A Fitness Community

In this particular situation, it took me trying a handful of different types of workouts and even workout times to figure out what would work.  This is when I discovered Crossfit Park Hill. I was amazed at how supportive everyone was even on my first visit. The workouts were so different than what I had done before.  I loved feeling strong and seeing my fitness progress from workout to workout. I never knew I could lift so much weight. And – I was excited to join a community of people – something I needed as a newcomer to Denver.

Crossfit was a great solution for me until I had children and moved to Parker.  The Crossfit community in Parker was different than what I had known, and I wasn’t able to make the class times as regularly as I hoped.  Plus – I started missing running. Time to shift again. At this point, I made the connection that “working out” is more than exercise. It’s “working out” other parts of my life through my chosen fitness routine.

My Workout Is MY Time

As a working mom of two little ones, I like to get in my cardio and strength at all once.  Thank goodness for Orange Theory, where I can do all of that in one hour! Now more than ever, I connect with the idea of “working out.”  You see, most of my day I need to have it pulled together (or at least I try). But, when I go to the gym, it’s my time to work out my frustrations or aggravations.  The music is loud, I don’t have to come up with the workout routine, and the trainers are great at pushing me to try my best. Also, as an entrepreneur, I’ve found that being able to push myself in the gym gives me that extra confidence to get out there more.  This has become my new workout, and it does so much more for me than just keep me in shape.

Five Tips to Working Out Even if You Hate to Exercise

Here are some key takeaways that you can use to find a workout that works for you yet even if you hate to exercise:

1. Consider your personality type and thoughts about exercise.  

Is there something you’ve always wanted to try? Do you love to dance?  Would you prefer to be sweaty in the comfort of your own home? These are all questions you can ponder to help you narrow down your choice of workout.

2. Use your workout as an opportunity to achieve more balance.  

What are you wanting more of in your life? Less of? Your workout can be a great way to achieve the balance you are craving.  As I mentioned, these days, I feel like I need to have my stuff together (at least most of the time), and I spend quite a bit of time planning activities for my kiddos and running my business.  I want and need a workout that only requires that I show up and try my best, and that also makes me feel like I can take on the world when I leave. Are you the opposite? Maybe you are craving a low key workout that lets you stretch your muscles to relieve tension and stress.

3. Ask around.  

Do you have friends or family members who absolutely love their gym or trainer?  Sometimes the environment in a given studio or the playlist of a certain trainer is all it takes to start loving your workout.  You forget that you are pushing yourself or that you are exercising. And, if you have a friend or family member who is going, chances are, you’ll hold each other accountable to showing up.

4. Give it a try.  

You won’t know if you don’t try it.  Make a list of different gyms and/or workout classes you’ve been considering.  Many people who hate exercising can end up finding a workout class that they enjoy.  Don’t base your decision on the class after one try. It’s helpful to go a handful of times so you can start to get the hang of it.  If you don’t love it after a week, move to the next (plus, most gyms will let you come for a week for free).

5. Mix it up.  

You can do different workouts based on the day and time you have available.  Some people prefer getting sweaty in the comfort of their own home. There are tons of workouts available online!  In fact, I choose to do yoga online instead of paying for another membership.

I hope these tips help you overcome your loathe of exercise and help you find a workout that works for you.

Here’s How I Can Help

If you’re looking for more guidance for getting on the exercise bandwagon, I would love to help!  I’ve created three different fitness challenges to inspire confidence in exercising as part of my upcoming group program, Make it Happen in 2019.  You’ll spend just minutes a day working on a strength-building exercise that will not only help tone the most-requested areas of the body but will also increase your inner strength.  Visit www.bjbcoaching.com/mih2019 to check out the details, or schedule some time to chat so I can help you get a jumpstart on your own routine.

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3 Tips to Implement Rachel Hollis’ Health Tips in Real Life

Don’t you just love Rachel Hollis?  It’s hard not to. From her approachability, amazing hair, and catchy humor, I so appreciate her writing and unmatched ability to inspire people to take care of themselves.  If you haven’t read her book, “Girl, Wash Your Face” I definitely recommend it.

I also love that she’s brought such attention to the ability to achieve your dreams and the importance of taking care of yourself.  When I read her book, I felt like someone had put my thoughts about being healthy on paper (how did she see inside my head?). Specifically:

“You need to be healthy. You don’t need to be thin. You don’t need to be a certain size or shape or look good in a bikini. You need to be able to run without feeling like you’re going to puke. You need to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. You need to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every single day. You need to stretch and get good sleep and stop medicating every ache and pain. You need to stop filling your body with garbage like Diet Coke and fast food and lattes that are a million and a half calories. You need to take in fuel for you body that hasn’t been processed and fuel for you mind that is positive and encouraging. You need to get up off the sofa or out of the bed and move around.”

I Wish Healthy Lifestyle Change was THAT Easy

However, I do feel like she simplifies lifestyle change and healthy habits a bit too much.  She’s right about needing to be healthy and making the decision to do it. That is a large part of it.  But – she has a strength in being able to research something in a google search bar and implement it in her own life.  And, not all of us have that!

So, a huge thank you to her for motivating us, inspiring us, and helping bring attention to the need to take care of ourselves as women.  But, if you’re left feeling frustrated that you weren’t able to implement her suggestions as easily as she could, you’re not alone.

Here are three ways you can implement her suggestions for a happier, healthier life in the real world:

1. Create eating habits that are positively focused (think “What do I want to be eating or drinking vs. what do I want to stop eating or drinking?”).

When I read “Stop filling your body with garbage like Diet Coke and fast food and lattes that are a million and a half calories and take in fuel for your body that hasn’t been processed,” I get a twinge of anxiety; do you?  

Having been an avid Diet Coke drinker myself, I did not find it easy to give it up. I would stop drinking it for 30 days only to start drinking it again later because I hadn’t found a good enough reason to stop or a worthy substitute.  

Here’s the thing: when it comes to changing your diet, it’s a very personal thing. For years, I held onto drinking Diet Coke because it still fit within my values. In fact, when I first started out as a health coach, my tagline was “health and wellness coach who still eats bacon and drinks Diet Coke.”  I know we’re all not perfect, and I wanted to highlight that.

However, I did finally kick the Diet Coke habit this last year.  First, I decided it was no longer in line with my values.  This was big. I had rid our house of harmful chemicals and even started making my own coffee creamer to be more natural.  And, then I would pop open a Diet Coke mid afternoon. It just didn’t jive anymore.

Then, I considered what I wanted to be consuming instead.  I actually enjoy Kombucha, and I wanted to start drinking it on a regular basis.  Boom – this seemed like a good switch up (it also helped that Kombucha is fizzy). So, when the last Diet Coke can was finished, I bought Kombucha instead.  I did miss Diet Coke for a few days (mostly the caffeine in the afternoon), but the Kombucha helped fill the gap. Bottom line: when you are trying to change your diet: consider what you’d like to be eating or drinking instead to make the switch easier.

2. Find a workout that you enjoy.

Rachel says “you should be able to run without feeling like you’re going to puke and be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded.”  Luckily, she (and I) enjoys running, but not everybody does (or even can given physical limitations). So, when it comes to moving your body more, it is important to do something that speaks to you.  

This might not happen overnight. In fact, I’ve had many clients come to me because they wanted to start exercising. It’s been trial and error, but they have been able to find a workout routine that works for them.  

We start with identifying how they want to feel after their workout, and then consider different routines that can get them there. Maybe running without feeling like you’re going to puke doesn’t speak to you, but feeling and looking strong does.  Either way, are you moving your body and getting off the couch? Yep!

3. Get a water bottle that you love.

Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every single day” seems pretty straight forward.  However, I can also attest to the struggle with water that many of my clients (and even myself) have felt.  You know what has worked almost every single time? Finding a water bottle that they love.

This seems funny to write, but it needs to fit into your lifestyle.  For me – it has to have a straw or small opening as I drink a lot of water in the car (those big, open bottles just make my shirt soaked…not the look I’m going for).  For some clients, it needed to be big so that it didn’t need filling as much. And for others, they appreciated a smaller, insulated bottle so that their water stayed cold.  One of my clients even had a big cup with her name on it that became her go-to. Once you have your bottle: set a daily goal and keep track!

The Value of Coaching

At the end of her movie “Made for More”, Rachel also promoted her newly added business and life coaching – which I think is super cool.  It brings to life the value that coaching can have on someone’s success. Since hers is monthly and will be broadcast to a larger audience, I have to think it will be largely mindset related (which is all some people need). She is so good at motivating and inspiring a large audience!

What her program will lack is individualized attention (you just can’t get that with a huge audience), goal setting to address specific barriers or situations that are unique to individuals, and friendly check-ins for added accountability.

That’s where a personal coach or smaller group coaching program can come in!

So, of course, it’s the time for me to pitch what I have to offer.  🙂 If you’re looking to have more targeted support for your individual goals, a plan to help you address your unique struggles, a personalized touch to help you be successful in real life, consider my upcoming group coaching program, Make it Happen in 2019, or even 1:1 coaching.

I offer a free 30, minute call. During the call, we’ll develop an action plan to address your goals and discuss options to support you (no obligation). I aim to provide value during these calls regardless of your decision to begin coaching or not.

Ready to implement Rachel Hollis’ plan for success in real life?  Schedule your 30-minute call or contact me, and let’s get started!