Do you ever leave the doctor's office with the lecture ringing in your ears? Does it leave you frustrated to know you are trying, but still not getting to the goals you want to meet? I know I have, and it gets discouraging.
The other day in another discussion, I playfully asked Nick if he wanted to be my life coach. He cautioned me to be careful what I wished for…and so it began.
For the last few weeks, Nick has been guiding me in how he has successfully used the Paleo diet, structured exercise, a lot of positive self talk and determination to turn his goals into success. He has been sharing with me slowly and with great patience not just how, but why. He has endured my questions, given me great links to research and tools for my success.
I consider myself a pretty goal oriented person, but even I get distracted and having him be a light really has made a HUGE difference. Since he has been coaching me (and we have not even gotten into the "meat" of the diet so to speak) I have found great strides being made. My weight gain from insulin is becoming weight loss again. My average glucose numbers have fallen about 50 points. I have finally made that step into the gluten free world I desired to be in. I am learning how to feed my body, not just my face and getting more active in my journal and my exercise than ever before. And it feels great!
He sees from a clear point of view and as all good coaches do, inspires me to try harder and get out of my comfort zone. He tells me when I'm doing a good job and when I need to do more.
Having a coach does matter. It keeps me more accountable and knowing he's rooting for me, makes even the not so good days seem okay.
The reason I wanted to share this is because there are many coaches out there in our community. All you have to do is ask, and you might just be very pleasantly surprised at the outcome.
So thank you Nick, for the journey is more pleasant when traveled with a friend.
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