Well, we are at the end of Jan & shock horror we haven't gone through with our new year's resolutions. Oh that's right we were waiting till the kids are back at school:) Yes, finally that time has arrived (my kids have had 2 months off exactly hence the lack of posts, well that's my excuse!) So let's start getting a bit motivated!
Firstly I want to tell you how I changed my career path to hopefully inspire some of you to go for it too! After spending years trying to find a new career I stumbled across Health and Wellness Coaching as researching health had become a passion of mine after having gut issues for so long. If I even found one snippet of information to help me along it was worth a try. So I enrolled in a course, so excited to find a career I was passionate about as my previous job was in Beauty Therapy and I wanted to make people feel better not just superficially. So if you are among so many people I know that want a career change just go for it! I was 45 at the time!
As they say things happen for a reason so my journey really began when I rented space at my local yoga studio, (Enhance yoga, Berwick, Victoria) and I wanted to offer my clients some therapeutic herbal tea. After researching many 'soothing tummy teas' on the market I realised almost all of them contained FODMAPs! Chamomile high on the list, not so good if you have a food intolerance! So I created my own label along with a 'tea expert' and now am waiting on my first delivery this week! If you are not familiar with FODMAPs have a look on my website under low FODMAP diet (even if you don't have gut issues, as it is very interesting to know about these sugars which are in a lot of foods you eat).
So there you go if I can do it, seriously anyone can. I promise!!
So let's get motivated together!
Exercise 1 - This week let's try and set some SMART goals. Specific, Measurable, Attractive, Realistic and Timeframed. Goals need to be realistic or we lose motivation and feel like we have failed. An example of a weekly SMART goal would be 'On Monday and Wednesday night I will go for a 30 minute walk after tea'
So set 1-3 SMART goals this week and see how you go. It may be as small as mine, not drinking wine in my yoga pants!
p.s. I am putting together a Facebook group called 'Smart goal gals' to help each other stay motivated. If you are interested send me an email or post on my facebook page
Hi, I'm Carolyn Lindrea, Health Coach, Fructose Malabsorber, Yogi, and founder of 'The FODMAP Friendly Tea Co'. Here you will find Information, Inspiration and Motivation to achieve a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle!