Achieving Your Resolutions

Did you make a New Year’s resolution?  Was it the same one you made before? The most common resolutions involve our health in some way. We want to “get in shape” through exercise, lose x-amount of weight, quit smoking, or quit drinking.  Sound familiar?

Unfortunately, one of the hardest things in the world for us to do as adults is behavioral change! Health magazine reported that 45% of us make resolutions with 1 out of 3 of us abandoning them by the end of January.

Why is it so hard for us to follow through and achieve our resolutions? Look at everything we have to persist through and overcome! How about habits from childhood? Clean your plate! You’re happy? Have a cookie. You’re sad? Have a cookie – you’ll feel better.
How about all the triggers in your environment? Things like stress, food in the office, too tired to cook – fast food, socializing with friends, candy at the checkout line, watching TV, and the list goes on!

We struggled with our own weight for years. Sue was diagnosed as pre-diabetic at the start of the year and my total cholesterol had climbed past the upper limit of the normal range. In October, we started with a health coach and Take Shape For Life. Sue lost 38 pounds and is no longer pre-diabetic. I lost 30 pounds and my total cholesterol is now in the middle of the normal range.

We are pleased to offer free consultations through the Goodman Clinic. You can call the Clinic to schedule your consultation. We want to help you make an informed choice about how to reach your health goals.

Joe and Sue Pickard
Certified Health Coaches
Take Shape For Life