049 – Better Nutrition & Exercise Habits in Your Crazy Busy Teacher Life (Part 2)
When you’re working toward new nutrition or exercise goals in your teacher life…
Do you ever wish you could get a little turbo boost to get to the finish line?
When that initial honeymoon phase wears off, things can get T O U G H.
You keep trying to pack the healthy lunches.
And you muster up all your willpower to turn on those exercise videos.
But in the back of your head, you keep wondering…
“Is this even working?”
“Is all this effort really worth it?”
“Can I keep this up?”
“Do I even WANT to keep this up?”
It feels like you’re moving forward at a snail’s pace.
Some days you wonder if you’ve even moved a millimeter closer to your goal.
And sometimes it feels like you’re stuck on a hamster wheel.
You keep going, but you feel like you’re not really getting anywhere.
And then you contemplate giving up.
You question whether you’re asking too much of yourself.
You have sooo many other things on your plate.
Things to keep up with at home.
And a boat to keep afloat at school.
You want to feel better in your body…
And you know you’re smart.
(Heck! You’re a highly educated and highly motivated person.)
So why is it soooo crazy difficult to figure out how to reach your personal health goals?
Why haven’t you found a way to make a simple change in your life that doesn’t feel impossible?
Or like some form of cruel and unusual punishment?
Well, let’s face it.
Our culture has done a pretty lousy job of teaching us how to actually set and achieve doable, healthy lifestyle goals.
Everywhere we look for help, we’re told to…
“Do this thing.”
“Do that thing.”
#BabySharkDooDoo… Do… Do… Do ALL the things!
But this is completely backward.
It’s why only 8% of people reach their goals each year.
Because everyone’s always telling you all the ACTIONS you’re “supposed to” take.
But here’s the truth.
Beginning with action-taking doesn’t work.
Real change begins WITHIN.
It begins on the INSIDE – with your thoughts and feelings.
But don’t just take my word for it.
Pyschologists and neuroscientists have the data to back it up.
Are you familiar with Brooke Castillo’s CTFAR Model?
You know how Einstein developed the formula, E=mc2, to explain the correlation between energy and mass?
Well, Brooke developed the formula, CTFAR, to explain how humans create their own results in life.
In a coconut shell, here’s how the CTFAR Model works from beginning to end (top to bottom):
Circumstance: An observable fact. (Ex: You weigh 162 lbs.)
Thought: You create a meaning in your head about that fact. (Ex: “I’m so overweight!”)
Feeling: Your thought creates a feeling. (Ex: self-loathing, frustration, disgust, etc.)
Actions: Your feeling drives your actions. (Ex: Willpowering your way to losing weight.)
Results: Your actions create your results. (Ex: Your willpower runs out. You give up.)
So do you see why most people are starting at the wrong place with their health goals?
When you only focus on taking all kinds of new ACTIONS, it’s like you’re trying to hop into a marathon at mile 20, having skipped miles 1-19.
You’re completely missing out on the pieces of your human nature that need to be addressed BEFORE you jump into action.
You’ve gotta gain clarity on your Circumstances, and what’s going on INSIDE of you with your Thoughts and Feelings FIRST…
When you work from the inside-out, you can take muuuuch better Actions that will actually stick and lead to long-term Results.
If you’re like, “Whoah. This makes sense, but I don’t know where to begin…”
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The 6 key ingredients you need to have in place in order to make sure your nutrition & exercise goals actually STICK – so they can transform into long-term habits on autopilot. The 6 key ingredients you need to have in place in order to make sure your nutrition & exercise goals actually STICK so they can transform into long-term habits on autopilot.
- How to get your Survival Brain on board with the new changes you want in your life (because it IS going to put up a fight!).
- Real examples from my own life – so you can follow what works and avoid what doesn’t.
TRUTH: You don’t have to sacrifice your health or happiness to be a great teacher.
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