Have you ever told yourself, “I’m going to start eating healthy tomorrow!” only to find tomorrow comes, and you think, “Hmm, maybe I’ll start next week.” 😕 If you’ve experienced this, you’re not alone. This is a common dilemma for many people.
This feeling of wanting to change but also resisting change is known as ambivalence. It’s like having two opposing forces within you. On one hand, you genuinely want to make positive changes in your life – to become a healthier, stronger version of yourself. 💪 On the other hand, the idea of change can be intimidating. Your current habits and routines provide comfort and familiarity. 🛋️
The struggle with ambivalence arises because, while it’s perfectly normal to have mixed feelings about change, it can sometimes hinder your progress. You find yourself in a sort of standstill, where you’re constantly evaluating the pros and cons of change without actually taking action. 🤔
If you ever find yourself in this situation, it can be helpful to ask yourself two important questions:
1. What’s GOOD about NOT CHANGING? 😌
2. What’s BAD about CHANGING? 😨
The answers to these questions can be quite enlightening. They provide insight into why you might be resistant to change and what benefits your current behaviors provide. 🕵️♀️
It’s important to understand that all behaviors, even those that seem self-sabotaging, serve a purpose. Your responses to these questions will shed light on the role your current behaviors play in your life and what you might stand to lose if you were to give them up. 😯
For instance, let’s say you’re trying to break the habit of nighttime snacking. You know it’s not helping your health goals, but it does help you relax and temporarily forget about a stressful relationship. 🌃 Or perhaps you’ve been restricting your calorie intake, and it’s starting to have adverse effects on your health, but it gives you a sense of control during chaotic times. 📉
These conflicting feelings create a push-and-pull effect, making change challenging. 😓
The good news is that once you’ve identified how your current behaviors serve you, you can work on finding replacement behaviors that offer the support and benefits you need without sacrificing your long-term goals. 🌟
So, take some time to reflect on these two fundamental questions. They may hold the key to a breakthrough in your journey toward positive change. 🚀
I hope this helps, and while you’re here, I want to make sure you know that if there’s any way I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals, I’m here for you.
I offer online nutrition coaching to clients who are ready to quit dieting and start looking and feeling better, with more confidence and increased energy levels – without complicated diets or painful workouts
What exactly is “nutrition coaching”… and how will it help you reach your goals?
When it comes to losing weight and getting the body you want, “eating better” is one of the most important steps. The only problem?
Most of the common diet advice you receive simply isn’t sustainable…
- “Avoid your favorite foods… forever!”
- “Don’t eat after 7pm!”
- “Weigh and measure every morsel of food you eat!”
If you’ve tried something like this before and “failed”—or just couldn’t stick with it—you’re not alone.
(And it’s definitely NOT your fault.)
I talk to people every day who are trying to muster up all the willpower they can find to diet their way to a better body… but they still aren’t getting the results they want.
The good news? There’s a better way.
My nutrition coaching focuses on strategic, doable daily actions that are designed to fit into YOUR lifestyle. With this approach, you’ll learn how to:
- Eat better—without dieting or feeling deprived.
- Lose weight—without giving up your favorite foods.
- Ditch the food rules—overcoming the guilt and shame.
- Feel energized all day—so you can enjoy all the things you want and need to do.
- Get the results you’ve always wanted—and build the healthy habits you need to stay that way for good.
Bottom line: My goal is to help you learn how to “eat better” so that it becomes easy, consistent, and automatic.
No restrictive dieting. No weighing or measuring your food. No “one size fits all” meal plan.
Instead, you’ll learn how to bring healthy eating into your lifestyle and get in amazing shape—while building the habits you need to stay that way for good.
How is nutrition coaching different from fitness coaching or personal training?
As a coach, my number one goal is to help my clients reach THEIR goals. Doing that effectively requires me to constantly look for opportunities to learn new skills and hone my craft.
This is exactly why I chose to become a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition.
I’ve now been trained by the best of the best, so I know what works.
(The nutrition method they teach is backed by science and has been proven to work with over 100,000 of their own clients… so it’s the real deal.)
The best part? The knowledge and skills I’ve gained can help you finally get the results you want—and keep them for life.
Through the rigorous training I’ve received, I learned that while exercise is a crucial part of losing weight, feeling good, and achieving optimal health… it’s only half the equation.
The other half—as you may have guessed—is nutrition.
I’d actually argue that nutrition is more important than exercise, because while you spend a few hours working out each week, challenges around eating and food can happen anytime (some would say all the time!).
That’s why having a coach there to guide and support you is crucial.
Don’t get me wrong: Exercise is very important. But no amount of exercise will ever be able to “outwork” bad nutrition habits. So in order to help you get the life-transforming results you deserve—I’m excited to be able to offer nutrition coaching in an official capacity.
What I learned while becoming a Certified Nutrition Coach opened my eyes to a whole new way of doing things. And through this science-proven approach, I’m ready to help you get even better results through healthy nutrition habits.
Interested? Have questions? Let’s talk…
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, or if you have questions about what this would look like… I’d love to discuss how my online nutrition coaching program could help you get the results you’re looking for.
Click here to get started and I’ll answer any questions you have. Plus, we can connect to talk more about what this would look like for you.
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. Just so you know: I’m offer fitness coaching as well—and it doesn’t have to be “either or.”
If you’re in a place where guidance and support from an experienced coach could help you reach your goals, I’m here to help in whatever capacity will be most beneficial for you.
Simply learn more here and we can talk about the different coaching options I have available.