The #1 enemy of your goals...

The #1 enemy of your goals...
If you could call out the #1 enemy of your goals, what would it be?

There are so many to choose from:

  • Not having enough time
  • Lack of support
  • Not knowing what to do
  • Your genetics
  • Pizza
The list goes on and on!

But what if I told you that none of those things are actually your enemy. (Seriously!)

That’s because … drumroll … the number one thing standing in between you and your goals is:

YOU!

We can ALL get in our own way from time to time. 

Here are just a few ways we let it happen:

  • 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!
Those are 5 self-sabotaging behaviors off the top of my head. There are dozens more.

BUT… knowing yourself and being aware of the ways that YOU tend to get in your own way, will help you to become even STRONGER.

What would happen if the next time you slipped up, you took some real time to think about the reasons why – without beating yourself up for it? (Self-reflection is powerful)

“Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.” – Jeremy Taylor.

Your mindset makes all the difference. 

Taking some real time to explore it – whether you do it by journaling, working with a coach, or talking with a trusted mentor or friend – can help you reconnect with the reasons your goals matter to you.

Because when your mindset is right, you can overcome just about any obstacle that is standing in your way!

You CAN do this!

If you need some guidance reach out and let's see if one of my programs fits for you. 

P.S.
If you are local in the Santa Rosa Beach area I have two awesome events this week. My monthly Release, Renew & Reconnect Bonfire on Friday and a Pamper Yourself Ladies night on Thursday.  Here's more info: https://colleenriddle.com/events

I'm also leading a "Live, Llama & Prosper" online event. We will be teaching simple, daily wellness tips  to support your mood, energy, muscles, digestion and overall wellbeing. In 12 days you will have the confidence and knowledge to better support yourself every day moving forward! It's free to participate; all you need are these essential oils 12 powerful essential oilsReach out with any questions.

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The only formula you need for success...

The only formula you need for success...
We all have that one thing (maybe more!) we are great at. 

  • Hitting a 3-pointer
  • Keeping our checking/savings accounts balanced
  • Home DIY projects or organization
  • Cooking a big meal 
It’s true, you might have some natural talent for those things. But the reason you got “great” at them wasn’t because of the talent.
 
It was because you gave them your attention and energy. 
 
You also probably had some guidance (whether you know it or not!).
 
It could have been learning from a high school coach, watching a video on YouTube, taking a class online, learning from a friend, and the list goes on. 
 
Another key to becoming “great”?
 
A PLAN.
 
Maybe it was a practice schedule, a budget, a worksheet, or a recipe. Even if was in your head … you probably had some kind of structure to follow. 
 
And of course, last but not least …. you took ACTION.
 
Well, that same formula works for success at practically everything.
 
Attention + Support + Proven Plan + Action = RESULTS
 
This even includes your health and fitness goals!
 
When you give your fitness and wellness attention, have support, and follow a proven plan… results will follow.
 
You just have to hang in there until you start to reap the benefits – which doesn’t take as long as you might think.
 
Take a quick inventory of your own goals right now. 
 
If you’re not on track… which part of the formula is missing? 
 
If you need some guidance, I can help. This is what I do. 

I help my clients get – and stay! – fired up with a time-tested plan for creating sustainable healthy habits, boosting your energy, and feeling great about yourself. If you’re ready to make a change, let’s chat and see what programs might fit you best.

Have an amazing week!

Yours in health,
Colleen Riddle, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Young Living Gold Independent Distributor 
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No. 1 tip to avoid overwhelm

 No. 1 tip to avoid overwhelm


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:

  1. Stick with the basics, 

  2. Avoid feeling overwhelmed, and 

  3. 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!

Yours in health,
Colleen Riddle, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Young Living Gold Independent Distributor 
Join my Facebook Group for more wellness info!  Wellness With Colleen
850-598-7263
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It's not just about your goals....

It's not just about your goals....

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!

Colleen
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5 important questions to ask yourself

5 important questions to ask yourself

As we approach the last week of 2022, I’ve got a GREAT mindset exercise that’ll help you do two things: 

  1. Set amazing new goals for 2022, and even more importantly,

  2. 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.

  1. How have you contributed to your happiness and health in 2021? 

  2. 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: 

  1. 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?

  2. What specific things do you currently do that stalls your progress or holds you back? Why do you believe you take these actions? 

  3. 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!

Colleen
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