Jul 10, 2016 2:05 PM
‘Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try’ – unknown
Have you tried to diet on more than one occasion and given up? Have you joined a gym and either given up or not going enough to make it count? Have you tried different ways to lose weight but it keeps creeping back? And so a cycle of struggle continues for weeks, months, years, much to our frustration, so that it gnaws away at our self-esteem and the way we feel about ourselves. Often despite our best intentions many of us find that keeping to our goals is a never ending struggle.
The key to changing this and to ensure success is to understand that losing weight, getting fit, reducing our alcohol in-take, or any other intention to change is not the change itself but the way the change will make us feel. We do things to make us feel good! Sometimes we are reduced to short-term fixes, a bit of retail therapy perhaps? Getting our hair styled? Going on holiday? But more often than not these are just temporary sticking plasters that make us feel better, but as we continue to have a lack of self-belief, low self-esteem or poor self-image the chances of changing our behaviour and achieving our goals are severely limited.
Fresh Start is a unique programme of motivational life coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional mentoring. This combination of life coaching and fitness training is a powerful process that moves you away from self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, instilling a sense of self-belief, optimism and capacity to change. Fitness training takes you to a new level. You learn the best way to exercise and get the results you want. No more running for 30 minutes on a treadmill and still finding that you don’t tone up or lose weight! Personal training that is focused and results orientated tones up muscle, loses the fat that you’ve never been able to shift and expert nutritional mentoring ensures that your eating habits change for the better whilst still eating and enjoying real food! A win, win result!
Life coaching looks forward and helps you move away from self-limiting thoughts and low aspirations. It is this focused approach that changes your thinking as you invest in your future with lasting benefits. If you compare how much an annual gym membership costs with our Fresh Start programme you’ll see that the added value and benefits far outweigh endless trips to the gym and constant dieting as you gain a new lease of life and make the Fresh Start you deserve!
Interested in knowing more? Contact Cheryl@oxfordlifecoaching.org for a FREE assessment and consultation.
Jun 10, 2016 2:39 PM
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream” – Mark Twain
Why is it that so often we fail to properly invest in our life when it is the most precious commodity we have? Many of us take for granted our health and perhaps try to make some effort to maintain well-being but do we on the whole properly invest in ourselves so that we are able to be truly content in all aspects of our lives? Are we achieving our goals big and small, or are we cruising along convincing ourselves that things are OK whilst we continue to feel frustrated or stuck? Many of us continually strive for improvement whether it’s our diet, relationships, career or need for financial security but sometimes our lack confidence or self-belief prevents us from achieving our goals and reaching our true potential. If we can’t figure out why we behave and think in certain ways we lose heart and don’t have sufficient conviction to keep going.
Life coaching is something that intrigues people because they are not certain what it involves and sometimes confuse it with therapy or counselling.
Why should it intrigue people so much? Sports professionals are coached in sports and exercise to achieve optimum fitness. If you want to excel in a particular subject at school or college you might be coached by a professional to help you improve or to get you through an exam. In the same way, a Life Coach is a trained professional who coaches individuals who want to improve or excel in some or all aspects of their life.
Life coaching is about moving forward in your life and helping to achieve your goals and dreams. It is about rediscovering who you are, understanding your values and belief systems and how these were formed and the impact these have on your every-day life. We look forward not backward and help you to identify what YOU really want out of life, we help you define your goals, put strategies in place to help achieve them and provide support, motivation and focus to help you get there.
Like any form of change, it’s a path that is not always easy and the key to success is taking responsibility for yourself. But the process is fun, stimulating and exciting. After each session you move forward with increased confidence, self-belief and motivation. Self-limiting thoughts and behaviour fall into the background and when you do find yourself having self-limiting thoughts, you don’t blindly follow them but have greater awareness and confidence to follow the path to get you where you want to be.
Life coaching is an investment in yourself which has lasting results and consequences. As life coaches we don’t profess to have all the answers nor do we wave a magic wand and make everything perfect. There are no secrets or short-cuts to a better YOU but there is a better way to get there!
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