A large component to the passion behind my work as a health coach stems from my faith. I hope that regardless of your faith traditions, you can appreciate how our spiritual values and beliefs connect with our choices that impact our physical health.
I believe God loves me just as I am, but he also loves me too much to let me stay as I am.
God cares so much for me. His love for me informs how I care for myself. According to John 10:10, he desires that I live life to the full!
I was recently asked to speak to a group of young moms. In preparation for my talk, I read 1 Corinthians 13 and it spoke to me in a fresh way. God is love and he desires, according to Matthew 22:39 that I love others as I love myself.
Read through this next section with that in mind. God is love. He knows that if I love myself well, I’ll be better equipped to love others well.
4 Love is patient - am I patient with my progress on my health journey?
and kind; - is this choice kind to my body - hint: Snickers are not kind to our bodies!
love does not envy or boast; - do I envy others physical traits?
it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; - hmmmm
it is not irritable or resentful; - do I resent what God has given me?
6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
I am so honored to be in a position where I am able to help people realize that because God cares for them, they are equipped to care for themselves. Because they are caring for themselves, they are equipped to better care for those around them. I just love that ripple effect!
How does your faith inform your health choices?
Every year the American College of Sports Medicine creates a list of top fitness trends for that year. It is no surprise that since the beginning of the pandemic the trends have included outdoor activities, home gyms, and online exercise classes. Guess what made the list this year?! Drumroll please …. Health/Wellness Coaching! You can check out more information about all of the current trends here: https://www.acsm.org/education-resources/trending-topics-resources/acsm-fitness-trends
In that article they define Health/Wellness Coaching: “This trend integrates behavioral science into health promotion and lifestyle medicine programs. Health/wellness coaching uses a one-on-one (and at times small group) approach with the coach providing support, goal setting, guidance and encouragement. The health/wellness coach focuses on the client’s values, needs, vision and short-and long-term goals using behavior change intervention strategies.”
I’m so excited that more and more people are enjoying the benefit of having a qualified health coach in their corner supporting, guiding, and encouraging them as they establish new health habits. I consider it an honor to have been able to play a small role in the health transformation of so many individuals. I look forward to seeing this trend continue to rise!
If you would like to learn more about what health coaching could look like for you, you can schedule a complimentary 15-minute discovery session here: https://www.picktime.com/KatieKolb
Which of the top trends have you enjoyed recently?
Katie Kolb - Health Coach