Failproof Your Health Goals with this Four-Step Plan
Laura Del Guerra, RD, CDE, and Shannon Jones, Take Control Health Coaches
Success in improving your health, or achieving any goal, boils down to changing your habits. If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, or stop smoking, you have to change your current habits and create new ones. There are many reasons why some people fail and others succeed, but one of the biggest causes of failure is a lack of clarity. We often have a strong desire to succeed, but feel unsure about how to proceed. This uncertainty is caused by the lack of a specific plan. Once you know exactly what steps to take, you will have the confidence to follow your plan and see the success you desire.
About Habits: Lessons Learned from a Spaghetti Western
Kat Van Fossen, Take Control Health Coach
Clint Eastwood’s quest for buried gold in the movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” was a brutal journey with many barriers. There may be some days where you feel like your journey toward health goals is an internal Civil War. Often there is a battle between the bad habits we are trying to break and the good habits we are trying to create. Habits are the mindless routines that we build into our days. They become so repetitive that we can do them without thinking. These habits often develop over the course of your lifetime, and have been done so many times that they are automatic and you can’t remember how or when they even developed. The question is: are they the GOOD, the BAD or the UGLY?
Julie Walker, Take Control Staff
I’m not a fan of clichés. And the healthcare world uses them a lot. One of the most recent being “Meeting You Where You’re At.” Take Control is guilty of this, and I’ve heard the phrase at many staff meetings. I cringe every time I hear it. Don’t tell the boss. Find out how an Episode of Queer Eye changed my mind about this cliché.