Each and every New Year, thousands of people make healthier living and weight loss their New Year’s Resolution-it becomes their goal. Fast forward to February or March, or longer and how many people do you think have stayed committed to those goals they previously set? Only about 8% of the entire population actually keep and follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions. 8%! That is not a very good percentage.
Now imagine you had a personal health coach. Someone to push you through all the excuses, to help you set obtainable goals for yourself, and to help you reach those goals. Your very own personal cheerleader helping you out every step of the way.
Here are 10 reasons why you NEED a personal health coach.
1. When working with a health coach, you will get individualized attention.
A health coach will customize a plan that works for your needs and wants and goals that you set for yourself. There is no cookie cutter approach to health and wellness here, each and every person’s needs are different and a health coach can and will work with you one on one to make those goals obtainable.
2. When working with a health coach, you set realistic and obtainable goals.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, change careers, work on relationships, or any other area of your life that you feel needs work, a health coach will help you make goals that are not only realistic, but help you figure out what it will take to make those goals happen.
3. You do not currently have enough time to care for yourself.
Life is busy, we all know that. There are always things that need and get your attention more than taking care of yourself. When you work with a health coach, you set aside time each month to meet and work on your goals. This means, you have to take time out of your busy schedule to make yourself and your health a priority.
4. Your family needs to eat healthier, get more exercise, etc. you just do not know how to accomplish that.
Getting your family on board with healthier eating can be difficult. When your family is already set in their ways, change can be difficult. By working with a health coach, you will learn new and fun ways to change your eating habits. They can help you make meals that are not only healthy, but that your family will enjoy eating. They can also help you find fun ways to get in exercise, new habits to work on, help make it a family affair and make it happen.
5. There are so many different products, fad diets, workout plans, pills, shakes, etc. that it can be confusing.
Health coaches study many different dietary theories and stay up to date on all the latest fitness and wellness plans out there. They can help you determine what might be best for your particular needs and wants. Since no two people are alike and no two people are going to need the exact same plan, a health coach will help you determine what is best for you.
6. You want to become a more positive influence on the people around you.
Maybe you want to become a healthier and better version of yourself so that you can show others around you that it can be done. If this sounds true, by working with a health coach you can do just that. They are going to be there every step of the way to help you become the best you that you can be. Then in turn, you can show others that it is possible.
7. Focus on you as a whole.
When you work with a health coach, you get someone who not only focuses on your health and wellness, but you as a whole. This means that if you need to work on areas of relationships, career, spirituality as well as health and wellness, that will happen. There are so many components that make up individuals and so many influences on your well-being in life, that there is no reason to not focus on it all.
8. Help you to overcome barriers.
Let’s go back to the New Year’s resolution for a minute. Everyone starts the year off strong. They really make the changes necessary and work hard on their goal. Then fast forward a few weeks or months and the excitement has worn off and there are many factors that are getting in the way of either the workouts or the healthy eating or whatever it was that they were working towards. You let things distract you from your goals and you skip that workout for weeks at a time or you start smoking those cigarettes again or whatever the case may be, and there is no one there to keep you accountable. When you have a health coach and you are checking in with them weekly or every other week, they are going to work with you to make sure those excuses do not get in the way of reaching your goals.
9. Teach you to TRUST yourself.
You know what you want out of life, you know if you want to lose that weight or change careers or get into that relationship. You know yourself and you know what you want. When you have your own personal cheerleader helping you every step of the way to make sure you accomplish the goals you set for yourself, you trust in yourself. You trust that you can lose that weight. You trust in yourself to make the changes needed to be healthier. You trust in yourself to take that job in another city, or change careers. Whatever the case may be, you have someone that helps you TRSUST your gut and make things happen.
10. A health coach has most likely been in situations similar to yours.
Most health coaches decide to become health coaches because they have been through a lot of situations and they have found ways that work to overcome them. They have had the sicknesses, needed that career change, or made the scary move to another city or state because it was needed. Not only have they been there, but they have made it through those situations. They know what it takes and they want to help others become their best selves.
Health coaches only want to help you become the best you that you can be. They will work with you every step of the way to accomplish that.