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Entries in Behavior Change (38)

Sunday
Feb212016

6 Ways to Use Your Excuses 

No lie: as I sit down to write this article, the tag on my green tea bag reads, “You can go amazing places when you quit stepping on the brakes.”

How fitting... Making excuses without learning from them is a whole lot like stepping on the brakes.

Let's be honest. Excuses are like armpits. Everybody’s got them, and they generally stink. I’ve heard them, seen them, and even made them. Yet, nothing stops success quicker than a case of the excuses.

The sooner you acknowledge the natural human proclivity toward justification and stop your excuses from stalling your success, the sooner you can turn your attention to celebrating your accomplishments.

 

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Sunday
Feb142016

20 Days, 20 Ways to Remake Your Diet! 

There's no doubt—thinking about or attempting to change your diet can feel overwhelming. That said, my clients tell me later it wasn't as hard as they initially thought!

The key is to keep it simple. Small steps will get you where you need to go. Be consistent, and your new plan will fall into place.

It all comes down to easy tricks and swaps that can make your process feel doable and a little less painless.

Just make a commitment to try one of these simple strategies each day. By the end of 20 days, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve been able to change! 

 

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Sunday
Jan102016

6 Weeks, 6 Habits: Are YOU Ready to Transform Your Body?

What would you anticipate are the six most potent changes you can make for real transformation? 

Do your thoughts tend toward the extreme? Slashing calories? Exercising hours a day? Depriving yourself of great food or regular fun? 

What if I told you none of those even begin to make this list? What if I said true transformation doesn’t come from extreme measures but from disciplined but do-able commitment to key behaviors? 

And let me add the little appreciated truth that change begets change. Your efforts and motivation over time become compounded. It’s a phenomenon you can’t anticipate at the beginning of a journey, but I see it every day in my clients. What you do today will make you a person who next week can envision and take on that much more. 

True, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and genuine transformation rarely completes itself in six weeks, but in that short amount of time all the essential components could be in place, which means you’ll be fully engaged (and well on your way) to big change. 

Read on for those six habits that can make the most difference in your initial six-week window....

 

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Sunday
Dec272015

Routine Re-Do: 5 Daily Shake-Ups for Big Change

How many of you are banking on big change for the New Year?

While the emphasis might be on "resolve" right now, real change happens through the daily details. What shake-ups are you ready to welcome into your routine?

Newsflash—you will not see the results you want to see by being willy-nilly in your actions! Step one: COMMIT with a can-do attitude. Then start seeing how you can start living that change today—and each day.

Check out these 5 must-have strategies for getting real with your resolutions!

 

 

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Thursday
Nov052015

10 Habits of Effective Changemakers

How does one make lasting, effective change? 

With a new year approaching, many people will attempt fitness and weight loss related changes, but will fail because of unrealistic expecatations, inadequate support or unfortunate misinformation among other issues.

When we approach a new goal armed with the most effective strategies, the best and even personalized information and the most important supports, we stand a better chance of changing our lifestyles for good.

Learn 10 practices the people behind our LTWL success stories incorporate to forge effective change, no matter what healthy behavior they are trying to master!

 

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Thursday
Oct012015

10 Unexpected Truths of a Transformation Journey

Maybe these questions look familiar to you.

  • "What would a Transformation Challenge mean for my life?"
  • "How much change would I see?"
  • "What kind of support would I get?"
  • "What would I achieve that I never thought possible?"
  • "And what would my 'after' photo look like???"

While we all have an interest in getting healthier, sometimes life offers opportunities to dramatically propel us forward in our journeys!

We’re given the chance to experience something greater than we ourselves would necessarily pursue on our own. We’re given a chance to tap into a bigger collective energy and motivational momentum than we could conjure alone. The 90-Day Challenge is one of these opportunities....

 

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Sunday
May172015

10 Truths of Healthy Habit Change 

What do you think it takes to really overhaul your habits?

From a rational perspective, we'd assume it just requires the realization that different choices are in our best interest.

We'd assume it just takes intention - and maybe an updated grocery list. Throw in a gym membership, and you have the basics, yes?

Not exactly. Actual change has much more to do with our internal settings than our external environment.

Read on for more about the psychological process of behavior change, the investment that becomes habit and the unexpected elements that make or break our goals.

 

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