I came to the sad realization a few months ago that my motivation to get myself out the door for my runs was waning. It was time to get a race on the calendar. It is amazing how motivating training for an event can be. And it doesn't have to be a race. I've had clients use everything from races to weddings as motivation for their day-to-day "training." Well ... maybe don't decide to get married just so that you will be motivated to make some health changes, but getting married does seem to be a very strong motivation for a lot of people!
For most of us though, putting something like a 5K run or walk on the calendar is realistic and also very motivating. Many clients over the years have gotten into a better exercise (and sometimes eating) routine in preparation for a vaction that they know they will enjoy more if they are fit.
If that sounds like you, use the link below to schedule a compliementary 15 min strategy session and we can work together to discover if something like getting an active event on the calendar will motivate you to make the changes you know you want to make so you have the energy for the things that matter most!
When life gives you snow in March, you go skiing! Actually, we already had the quick trip planned because friends let us have some free passes they weren't able to use and Lincoln had the day off school.
The drive down was a bit wild with fresh snow on the road, but knowing that the tough driving conditions were going to make excellent skiing conditions kept me going.
Health goals can be a bit like that. The journey can be a bit difficult and take longer than you anticipate. Knowing that it will be worth it in the long run is sometimes the difference between continuing on and making a u-turn back to where you started from.
In my coaching practice, I work with busy women who do ALL.THE.THINGS ... but then end up feeling used up and exhausted by dinnertime. They want to have the energy after the have-to-dos to actually enjoy and be present for their people and to pursue their passions.
If that sounds like you, schedule a complimentary 15 minute Energy Reboot Strategy Session and we can work together to develop a clear and compelling destination and clear road map that works for you in your current life so that you have the energy for the things that matter most!
My friend Lisa Howell has partnered with me to put on a "March Mindfulness Paint Class!"
The other week I attended one of her paint classes for her business, Paint Me Pretty. That one was themed specifically around self-care. I left the boys at home, learned some watercolor techniques, enjoyed some great company, and didn't think of laundry or work or what to make for dinner once!
It was a beautiful reminder for me that sometimes doing something that I might consider out-of-the box for me (like going to an art class) can provide a healthy reset button in my go-go-go get-stuff-done heart. I came home with some really cute projects and a fresh attitude of calm for my family.
This one will be an abstract paint class. The image to the right is not our specific painting but is an example of a painting that develops from this type of class. No experience (or even interest!) in art to attend! Yep, you don't even have to be interested in painting to enjoy this night! I've worked with ladies where this was their first artwork as an adult and they raved about the experience!
We will combine the practice of self-care and mindfulness with the experience of create a unique piece of art.
Lisa has been cooking up some inspirational paint classes to fulfill a passion that has been welling up within her. There has always been a stigma attached to mental health but she thinks we are all becoming more comfortable with the idea that we can all use a little help pertaining to internal wellness and mindset. This will be a safe space where we can freely, yet privately, work through the negative thoughts that are absorbed subconsciously throughout the busyness of life and no fault of our own. You will take home this abstract work of art to be your daily reminder that you are more than your failures/mistakes. My aim is not to just make you "feel-good" but to discuss ways to embrace all the highs and lows of our being. We just have to be brave enough to show up, accept who we are, and learn healthy ways to respond to all circumstances that come our way. Join us to see what these are all about and join this new community of friends!
Friday, March 10th, 6pm
303 Dairy Lane, Morgantown WV 26508
Admission: $35 per person - Medium-sized Canvas
Register here: SIgnup Page
Katie Kolb - Health Coach