Win by Building Inner Confidence

It’s pay-it-forward week at Exercising WELL and we are running a Win/Win Special.  From now until April 22nd, 2019, when you donate $45 to the Enjoy Life Education scholarship fund, you get your first month of the Exercising WELL Coaching Program FREE.  

Confidence can be reliant on external sources or it can be an inner sense of knowing your own strengths. Studies show inner confidence is much more reliable and resilient through the ups and downs of life1. When you take advantage of the Win/Win special, you help a teen build inner confidence through the Enjoy Life Leadership Academy and grow your own inner confidence that you know how to be Exercising WELL.

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Enjoy Life Leadership Academy

Students build confidence though a stronger sense positive self-worth. From the moment students enter the academy, they are encouraged to not only be who they are, but also celebrate who they are with confidence and pride. They not only do this for themselves, but for each other. Students are immersed in a culture of self-worth that builds a natural and lasting inner confidence. Check out this 60-second video to see how that is done.  

Exercising WELL Coaching Program

Exercise success often is measured by external sources, such as the scale, the activity monitor, or a fitness challenge. But studies show these external sources for confidence are like building a house on sand, washed away by the next stressful event in life. Through the Exercising WELL online programs and personalized weekly coaching, you learn research-backed strategies for being internally guided and self-motivated. You gain solid inner confidence for exercise that carries over to other habits for your health and well-being.

  1. What is the Self-Determination Theory of Motivation?

Win Through the Power of Positivity

It’s pay-it-forward week at Exercising WELL and we are running a Win/Win Special.  From now until April 22nd, 2019, when you donate $45 to the Enjoy Life Education scholarship fund, you get your first month of the Exercising WELL Coaching Program FREE.  

Research shows positivity broadens your perspective, so you notice more opportunities, and helps you build long term resiliency1. When you take advantage of the Win/Win special, you help a teen build positive self-worth and inner confidence through the Enjoy Life Leadership Academy and strengthen your own positive approach to self-care while growing your inner confidence  that you know how to be Exercising WELL.

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Enjoy Life Leadership Academy

From the moment you walk into the Leadership Academy, you are overwhelmed by the energy of positivity—it’s contagious! Every moment is filled with this positive perspective and support for each other.  Check out this brief video to see for yourself. This is not a Pollyanna-type positivity, where talking about negative experiences is taboo. This is the place where life’s challenging experiences are embraced head-on, through activities like group challenges and leaders sharing their stories of resiliency. Life’s challenges are transformed through positivity and help students build resiliency through positive qualities like curiosity, creativity, and empathy.

Exercising WELL Coaching Program

Because our brain is designed to keep us safe by looking for problems, it’s easy to get stuck in the muck of life and stray from your best intentions to exercise regularly. This is normal but not helpful when it comes to building habits for well-being. Health coaching uses research from positive psychology to guide you to get yourself unstuck and avoid the swamp of self-doubt and frustration of life getting in the way. As your coach, I help you sort through your experiences with exercise each week in a way that you lets you use life’s challenges as a tool for learning how to exercise through the ups and downs of life. Research on habits shows that when something is a positive experience, it becomes a lasting habit. Making exercise a positive experience requires both an understanding of brain science and exercise science. This powerful combination is what makes Exercising WELL unique.

  1. Research from The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Week 5 – Resolve to Be More You

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Motivation seems like this elusive quality, doesn’t it? We can be so motivated for something and then it seems to vanish. Where did it go? How do we get it back? How do some people stay so motivated all the time? If we could just get and keep it, being healthy and well would be so much easier.

Next week we will break down the true essence of  motivation. There is great news ahead –  motivation is not so elusive. We can get it and keep it.

Since this first week of the year is filled with resolve to get back on track or reach new goals, let’s harness that motivation in a way that makes it last.

What goal would you really like to achieve this year?

Lose weight? Get in shape? Quit smoking? Run a 5k? Eat clean? Meditate regularly? Reduce stress? Get organized? Have more energy?

This step seems simple enough. Yet, when we settle for these surface goals, we miss out.   Getting really clear about the true goal behind the goal is a critical step in tapping into lasting motivation.

Close your eyes and take a few mindful breaths. Image it is January 2017 and you have reached this goal. How do you feel? What are you doing? How are you more you? 

Create an image of how reaching this goal will free you to enjoy the things that mean the most to you in life, to be more you. Really take the time to imagine it. Write it down, draw a picture, do whatever helps you really see it.

You might discover that this goal is not really something important to you. Awesome, let that one go. Try it with a different goal.

Once you have a clear picture, restate your goal with this image. For example: When I lose 25 pounds, I will no longer have to say no to activities with family and friends. I will feel confident and free to have fun with those I love again. 

Now we have a goal that contains the seeds of lasting motivation.

When you get caught up in the cultural pulls telling you what you want, remember this truth – you don’t need to suffer through a diet or exercise plan to be more you.  

Pause, breathe, read that again.

No suffering required to be truly well.  Really!

Your weight, physical limitations, energy level may be limiting what you can do, but you don’t need to suffer in the process of freeing yourself from these limits.

That sense of freedom you felt in stating your true goal continues each step of the way. If you are suffering through to get there, something critical is missing and motivation fades. This is simply a sign it is time to get back to the true goal.

Activate It:  This week continue to come back to this image. Spend a few minutes a day visualizing yourself next year having achieved this goal. You might even put a visual image where you can see it each day. Allow the excitement of getting there to build inside.

May You Be Well,

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Janet Huehls, MA, RCEP, CHWC

P.S. This is just a taste of what we do together in coaching sessions. If your image stirred up some genuine excitement, and maybe a touch of doubt that you can get there, together we can make it a reality! Set up a free initial call today.