The Habit-Based Approach to Accomplish Your Health & Fitness Goals

This is the last post in the series, The Secret to Livelong Health and Fitness! Let’s review the common “excuses” for not exercising regularly, or eating healthy, nourishing food:

  1. Not having enough time;
  2. The challenge of priorities over values;
  3. Too much information (analysis paralysis: don’t know what to do);
  4. Who do you listen to and trust, and;
  5. How do you get to where you want to be (what’s the plan).

One of the most important steps in this process is knowing why you want to change. Why you want to put in time and effort. Why you want to make changes to improve your health.

Next I talked about the “What” and the list you created of various action steps. For example, what you would need to do first, and what are your most important actions and habits to improve your health.

Then came the “How”. How are you going to get there? You might choose to work with a health and fitness coach. Someone who can help you exercise your mind and your body.

A good coach won’t stop there. He or she will help you raise your consciousness for what’s possible. You create the “What-if” 12-month goal, and your coach will help you stay on track.

How? Practice Healthy Habits

In all the above lives your “How”. This is where I come in to help you in two ways. We start with a habit-based structured 12-month system. Every two weeks you practice a healthy habit. We reduce overwhelm by learning a small amount of information at the time.

But we don’t stop there. Learning without practice is a waste of time. After two weeks you practice a new habit. Each former habit layers upon the earlier, supporting the new one. Over time, without stress, without overwhelm, you begin to see improvements to your health, fitness, and well-being.

How you accelerate this process is with a supportive coach.

What works for you and your lifestyle? How much time you have to achieve your goal? How much time do you want to invest in improving your health and fitness? How important is it to you?

What’s most important is that we do this work face-to-face. You can click here to review which program option works best for you and get started working with me right away. There are no time-sensitive specials or discounts to pressure you to get started. I don’t play that game. What is important to me is that you and I have a connection — that I understand you and you understand I’m here to serve you and to help you transform.

Only You are Accountable to Yourself

You do not need to be accountable to me. You can only be accountable to yourself. I’m here to help you get out of your own way. I’m here to help you with any of the stories that are holding you back. I’m here to help you see the bigger picture. Maybe you haven’t expanded much outside of your comfort zone. Maybe you don’t believe you can do it, but with regular coaching sessions, you will always be on top of your game.

If you fail one day or feel like you want to give up, you can always send me an email. All you need to say is, “Darren, can we talk?” That’s what I’m here for — to listen and to help you understand with clarity what’s blocking you. Together we can work on a strategy so you can move through those blocks and accomplish your health and fitness goals.

This is a journey like any long-term endeavour in life.

If you’ve come to this point, having watched the videos or read all the posts in this series, there is a reason.

Most likely you’re attracted to my approach and/or you feel this is NOW the time you need to invest in yourself. If you don’t, the outcome won’t be great. If you don’t make a change now your health is not going to improve. If you don’t take care of how you eat you might become diabetic. If you don’t take care of losing weight you’ll increase the likelihood of a heart attack or needing blood pressure medication.

Several years ago I worked with a client who lost 60 pounds over the course of one year. He had lost about 40 pounds when his doctor informed him he could stop taking blood pressure medication. That was one of his goals and he’s been off a blood pressure medication ever since.

What’s most important to you and how can I help?

There’s one thing left to do and that’s to click the button below and book a discovery session with me. My promise to you is not to sell you on this coaching program. You already know what’s on offer! Think of this call as an opportunity to open a door to the possibility of change. Let’s step through and help you transform your health and fitness for the rest of your life.

It’s not about not having enough time. It’s about choosing to make your health your number one priority. Without your health, nothing else matters.

Click the link below, now. I look forward to helping you.

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Be well

Originally published at on November 6, 2017.




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