Working Your Way Up
I liken Eric's progression to what we as adults go through when we take on new lifestyle habits, begin a new business, or take up a new art form.
The crawling stage seems endless as we make small strides, slowly. The problem with adults and lifestyle habits is, too often, you're not as relentless as Eric was. After a few falls, you are tempted to give up rather than continue on towards your goals.
The big difference between Eric and many people I counsel about health issues is most people don't even have a clear goal like little Eric did. He was clear about his goal and he kept going until he reached it. If you don't have a clear goal, it's hard to be relentless in its pursuit.
It's similar to my experience with the pottery class I began in January, attempting to “pick up where I left off” when I quit 7 years ago because I had a traveling husband, homeschooling kids, and a small health practice to run.
I am happy to be back, and find I'm back at the crawling stage because I didn't keep up with the skill set.
If you're just starting out with healthy eating habits, an exercise program, a meditation/stress management regime, or getting back into one of these after a hiatus, remember the stages. It's impossible to run before you can walk!
Do You Have Someone Who Uplifts You?
The other thing that was reinforced with my pottery class was the fact that having a mentor is soooooo important.
Back in 2006, about a year and a half after I quit pottery classes because my husband started traveling again and I just couldn't fit the classes into the schedule, my husband surprised me with a pottery wheel and kiln, a special gift for my 50th birthday.
I was all excited to get started.
By then, I'd forgotten some of the basic techniques, so I purchased a set of DVDs and sat down at the wheel to throw.
It was really hard and really frustrating, fumbling about with no one to turn to for guidance. I did it a couple of times, made a few awful pots, and never even fired them. The wheel and the kiln have been gathering dust since.
Once I started taking pottery classes in January, I realized how much I rely on asking for guidance, getting help with the same technique over and over, and being encouraged and supported.
It really is the same with health habits. SO many people I speak to have more than a few exercise videos still in the shrink wrap, or a food dehydrator they've used once, or all sorts of super foods still in their original bags, unopened because they are just not sure how to use them.
Whether You're Struggling With Crawling or Flying, I Can Help!
Knowing that it's human nature to need help with change, that's exactly why I create my programs the way I do. While some people have the budget to get my assistance one on one when they're ready to finally get their health in order, many don't.
SO I've developed group coaching programs, my most popular being the Energy Recharge Green Cleanse and the B4 Be Gone System for balancing blood sugar and getting rid of belly fat, brain fog and burnout.
With the right support, the “shrink wrap” finally gets removed and people get into action. And I'm there to answer questions and provide encouragement and support.
It's so rewarding when I hear how much these programs have changed lives. Many have: shed upwards of 60 pounds of unwanted fat, dropped 8 clothing sizes, let go of 9 inches round the waist, eliminated or reduced the need for medication, been freed of joint pain, finally got their brain back to focus, and so much more.
Because I have lost so many loved ones and watched them suffer, I have made it my mission to offer the education and support that people around the world need to avoid this fate.
The Moment That Inspired Me to Change and to Act
Last fall I was at a seminar and the host decided to raise money for a charity that supported children who'd lost a parent to cancer. I was deeply moved to action. My thought was how about instead we focus on educating people on how to avoid cancer in the first place?
Do you believe there are associations raising money for cancer by selling candy?
I am on a mission to raise consciousness and every person who goes though one of my programs can help me on that mission. By embracing a healthy diet and lifestyle and getting yourself strong and healthy, you too can spread the message of health and be an instrument of healing.
Are You Ready to Fly?
My group program, B4 Be Gone System, guides hundreds of people at a time to balancing blood sugar and getting rid of belly fat, brain fog and burnout. B4 Be Gone is so much more than a weight reduction program, although those that have extra weight gladly shed it.
It's about making the changes on the inside that reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
It's about seeing results on the outside that give you the confidence and mental clarity to be effective in your life's chosen endeavor, be it Mom or CEO.
For details about B4 Be Gone, go to:
Insulin Resistance Solution
If you happen to be a nutrition or health coach, holistic practitioner or functional medicine doctor and you'd like to get the behind the scenes on how to run a successful program to reverse insulin resistance and balance blood sugar, one on one or in small groups, check out my new Insulin Resistance Solution Practitioner Training. It includes registration in B4 Be Gone and parallels it with “Rounds with Dr Ritamarie calls”, a community forum,worksheets and assessments and a grand finale powerful all day Saturday virtual retreat.
For details go to http://www.drritamarie.com/programs/irspt/
Love, Health and Joy,