- Not having enough time
- Lack of support
- Not knowing what to do
- Your genetics
- You haven’t made reaching your goals a true priority. This means you let your healthy habits slide when you’re stressed/tired/something more fun comes along.
- You have imposter syndrome. You don’t think you are worthy of your goals, which makes it easier to quit.
- You haven’t set yourself up for success. It’s super easy to get discouraged and quit when you don’t have a plan, support, accountability, etc.
- You think you don’t have the willpower. EVERYONE (and I mean EVERYONE) struggles from time to time. But when you know WHY your goal matters to you, it’s easier to overcome those struggles.
- You let one “slip” derail you. No one is perfect 24/7. The people who reach their goals get up after a slip-up, dust themselves off, figure out what went wrong, and get back at it!
- Hitting a 3-pointer
- Keeping our checking/savings accounts balanced
- Home DIY projects or organization
- Cooking a big meal
First of all: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY❤️! I hope you do something GREAT for your heart today. Go for a walk, give someone you love a hug, breathe in the fresh air – anything that makes your heart happy.
My hubby and I are going to to partner Yoga class! I'm so excited!Today I’m going to share something really important that just might change how you look at your health & fitness.
It’s a mindset trick that will make it EASIER for you to:
Stick with the basics,
Avoid feeling overwhelmed, and
Take off some of the pressure you might feel about all things you think you “should” be doing.
Think back to the last time you had to teach someone something.
Maybe it was a new person at work … maybe it was teaching a kid to tie (or Velcro) their shoes … or maybe it was in an actual classroom.
How did you do it?
I’m guessing you didn’t overwhelm your student with EVERYTHING at once – or expect them to do it exactly right on their first (or second or third) try.
You probably started with the basics … at the very beginning … and then when they understood them, you added more info or actions. As a former third grade teacher, I learned this little tip over 25 years ago, and quickly realized that your healthy lifestyle habits are no different.
EXCEPT that we expect ourselves to be able to jump right into the deep end and do ALL the things from Day One.
(And do them perfectly.)
Not exactly a recipe for success – more like a plan for burnout and frustration.
A better approach: let yourself be like your student, and focus on 1-2 new habits and skills – actions that actually help you feel SUCCESSFUL.
And then add more when it’s time.
This could be:
Starting with a few workouts a week that leave you feeling energized and stronger (vs. sore and exhausted)
Making changes in your meals and snacks to include foods that you love AND support your goals (vs. leave you feeling deprived with constant cravings)
Finding ways to fit self-care into your busy schedule (vs. always feeling like you’re behind and struggling to catch up)
Sounds pretty good, right?
I help my clients create results that last a lifetime by focusing on the actions that actually WORK – for them, their goals, and their lifestyle!
I've helped hundreds of clients create sustainable, healthy lifestyles so they can have more energy, finally lose the weight, sleep better, and live an active, fulfilled life.
And I'd love to be part of your fitness/wellness team to help YOU reach your goals.
If you’re still reading right now, it’s for a reason. You’re probably ready to make some kind of a change in your life … and that’s AMAZING.
If this is you, let’s talk. We can figure out if I have a program that's a perfect fit for you!
Welcome to 2022!
If you’re not already feeling FIRED UP for SUCCESS … this mini mindset exercise will help you get there. (And if you are, it will take it to the next level!)
Chances are you’ve set quite a few goals in the past. Just the fact that you’re on my email list is a pretty good hint that you’re focused and goal-oriented.
Well today, we’re going to crank that up a bit.
This exercise is straight out of my 2022 Goal-Getting & Habit Stacking Action Plan (get your copy here: https://colleenriddle.com/landing/2022-goal-getting-guide)
What if this year, we expanded the idea of “goals” into something even BIGGER – a vision of SUCCESS.
Think about what would make 2022 a successful year for you.
What would you look back on in amazement, pride, and excitement?
I’m not just talking about health & fitness goals (though those are incredibly important)…
I’m talking about ALL ASPECTS of your life – career, family, social network, spiritual connection, etc
What would you look back on and think, “Wow, look at what I did!”?
You know you’re on the right track with your “success vision” when you:
1) Feel yourself start to smile and/or
2) Get some butterflies in your stomach
And here’s where the rubber meets the road….
It’s time to live “AS IF” you’ve already reached that success.
What would your day look like today if you ALREADY achieved that success?
What daily habits you would have picked up along the way?
It’s time to start DOING THEM now – to adopt the habits of that future version of yourself.
This is one of the most sure-fire ways to turn your goals into reality – it helps you learn and build the skills, habits, and mindset that will support your vision of success.
And even more importantly, it helps you create LIFESTYLE change where this “new way of living” becomes almost automatic.
At Elite Physique, I'm not about quick fixes or yo-yo’ing results. I'm all about creating real, lifelong change.
I want your “New Year” goals to become permanent, so you’re not setting the same goals year after year.
I’ve worked with hundreds of people to help them lose weight, feel more confident, and create sustainable, healthy lifestyles.
If you want a personalized roadmap to help you achieve these same results, you don’t have time to wait! Your future “you” is waiting for you!
Join me in my upcoming 28-Day Total Body Transformational Challenge. It's a perfect way to kickstart your 2022 healthy lifestyle plan. It's time to say, "YES" to your health! Here's what one participant had to say, "I’ve learned that THIS is the most successful format for a challenge that I’ve ever participated in, thanks to everyone’s support and sharing. Even though no one is watching, I feel so accountable and want to hang in there with you all! All the tiny changes have been adding up and I'm having so much fun doing it!"-Amanda J
Let’s make 2022 one of the best years of your life!
As we approach the last week of 2022, I’ve got a GREAT mindset exercise that’ll help you do two things:
Set amazing new goals for 2022, and even more importantly,
Give you the power to reach them.
FACT: almost all of us have had New Year’s resolutions at one point or another ... that we gave up on just a few short weeks later.
Want to know one of the main things that separate those who quit and those who don’t?
It’s engaging in regular REFLECTION along the way.
And a lot of people do it the wrong way.
True reflection is a PROCESS that helps you recognize what’s working … and what isn’t … by asking yourself specific questions.
Questions that can help take your life to the next level.
Reflection is NOT beating yourself up for what didn’t work.
Reflection IS taking time to think about the reasons why certain habits or actions “click” for you and why others are more of a struggle.
It’s stepping back to look at the big picture to see what is really required to set yourself up for success.
Here are 5 reflection questions to ask yourself over the next few days as we head toward 2022.
How have you contributed to your happiness and health in 2021?
Where do you want to be a year from now? What is MOST important to you in 2022? (Top 3) Be specific.
For each of your top three things, answer:
What specific things do you already do in your life that is moving you closer to what’s most important to you? Do you want to continue doing them in 2022? Take them to the next level?
What specific things do you currently do that stalls your progress or holds you back? Why do you believe you take these actions?
What are 1-2 simple steps you can start taking NOW to make your vision a reality?
Another great question to ask yourself: “What would this look like if it was easy?”
If you get stuck, it helps to get an outside perspective.
This is where coaching comes in …
Because a great coach can help you make the process a lot easier and more direct. They can eliminate the learning curve to find the fastest path to real results.
And it’s one of the things we do best in my 28-Day Total Body Transformation Challenge. This program is specifically designed to take the guess work out of healthy eating and exercise. With my coaching and fun group atmosphere you will finally learn how to create and sustain healthy habits for a lifetime.
If you are ready for meaningful – and measurable – results, we are here to help. Here's what one client had to say about the 28-Day program, "When I started Colleen’s 28 day challenge, I was physically and emotionally in a rut. This challenge completely turned me around and headed me back in the right direction. I feel and look so much better! I would recommend this challenge to anyone!! Colleen is amazing, kind and fun to work with! Her workouts and all her lifestyle ideas are absolutely wonderful!! I would go so far as to say this stuff is life saving!!!" -S.H.
You do NOT have to go it alone! Click here for more info about the 28-Day Program. We start January 17th!
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2022!