I love working with clients one-on-one, but there's something special that happens in the group setting as the participants realize (and as several participants commented in the end-of-program survey), "It's really helpful to know I'm not alone with my struggles."
This spring, I led two Eating for Wellness group health coaching programs where I had the distinct pleasure of helping 30 men and women articulate their health and fitness goals and to help them make progress toward achieving them over a short 4-week session. While everyone's health and fitness journey is unique, I'll be damned if we don't all bump into the same obstacles:
- Food is delicious, including the kind that doesn't support our health goals
- Old habits have a way of sticking around
- We're short on time and seeking convenience
- Our environments often encourage us to overeat or to eat calorie-dense, nutrition-poor foods, both at work at home
- Eating out socially can be challenging
- Emotional eating driven by stress or boredom
- Decision fatigue
- Relationships that include rituals and habits that don't support health and fitness goals.
But the good news is that with so many common obstacles, there are also corresponding common solutions! Having access to solutions doesn't mean that a switch is magically flipped and obstacles are eradicated. But having access to a host of solutions, a supportive network of peers and a coach yammering in your ear and showing up in your email inbox is a great start to eliminating those obstacles.
I'm excited to share that the next round of Eating for Wellness launches October 25, with a focus on strengthening healthy habits ahead of the holidays. I invite you to join me and a network of your peers to talk about your goals, uncover your obstacles and share solutions! More information and registration can be found HERE, or shoot me an email with questions.