In all my years of helping others in health and fitness there has been one "mystery" that has perplexed me and many other professionals who work in service to others. That mystery is the moment in which a person decides that their current behavior needs changing and then they act upon it. Most people say something just 'clicked".
It seems so simple when it happens (the click) but it is the most complex phenomena in a series of events in the mind that has the power to change the way a person behaves. It is a pivotal moment when the person cognites on the their past and current actions and decides enough is enough. One could consider it an epiphany.
We see this happen when a person "clicks" and decides to incorporate healthy eating with exercise vs exercise alone. It is the change a person makes many times when they realize they are getting pleasure from the foods they eat but the pleasure is short lived and replaced by thoughts of low self worth and image. These peole tend to replace their eating pleasure with an alternative. These alternatives can be anything from signing up for an educational class to playing tennis. It can be anything that facilitates healthier behaviors.
There are so many people who struggle with change and it is understandable considering the bombardment of advertising that promotes it. For those of you who have changed their lives for the healthier I commend your success. During the summer there are many celebrations that challenge us to eat more. For those of you who still find it difficult to address foods please speak with one of our coaches so that we may assist you in getting your "click on" and on the road to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Have a happy 4th!
Integrity Health is a franchise company residing in New Hampshire. We specialize in health coaching centers combining fitness with weight loss to optimize and promote optimal health. We are also the national purveyors of the EZCOACH Fitness Prescription System licensed by fitness professionals.