The best way to set sustainable goals

The best way to set sustainable goals
As a Certified Nutritarian Coach, one of the first things I do with my clients is to set reasonable health goals. Sometimes I find that my clients are so excited to move forward that they want to set a lot of big goals right at first, however, this is not usually successful.
 
As a society, we joke about the failure of “New Year’s Resolutions.” So many of us set big goals at the beginning of the year and then give up after two weeks because we set either too many goals at once or goals that were unrealistic. This becomes overwhelming and unsustainable without major support. Setting small attainable goals with weekly accountability is the key to success.

 After setting your overarching long term goal:
1. Get your mindset in a good place. (Believing you can do something is the first step.)
2. Set a goal that is small enough to complete in one week. (You can do anything for a short time.)
3. Set a goal that is personally attainable. (Be honest with yourself. If 10 minutes of exercise is all you can do per day the first week, then great!)
4. Get your family on board. (Although not absolutely necessary, family support really helps with success.)
5. Have a coach or accountability partner for a weekly check in. (Having someone to talk to who keeps you on track helps motivate you when it gets tough.)
6. Keep track on paper, in a journal, or on a chart. (This only takes a few minutes, but makes a huge difference in success.)
7. Set a small reward that does not undermine the goal. (i.e. if the goal is to cut refined sugars, a piece of candy is not a good reward.)
8. When setbacks happen, recommit. (Give yourself grace and keep going! One slip up does not equal failure.)

By setting a small goal each week, it is much easier to attain your long term goal one step at a time. Even with setbacks, you can get back on track easily. It is better to set small goals that are achievable and have success than to be defeated by big goals that were unrealistic. Making changes in your health can be difficult, but it is possible, and I have seen amazing transformations with just one change per week as my clients have moved to healthier lifestyles that result in more energy, more clarity of thought, less health issues, less medication, and an overall feeling of well-being. 

Mandates for our children!

The last 2 weeks have been a crazy as parents all over the state of California reeled from the announcement of Covid-19 vaccination mandates for their children.  With around half of the parents choosing not to inject themselves, there are even more that are unwilling to subject their children to this experiment.  In fact, all over the state, parents are organizing and holding"sit out" days by pulling their kids out in protest of this mandate. This has gone too far, and the sleeping momma and poppa bears are awake!  We won't stand for it anymore.  The state has no right to force our kids to participate in an experiment!

 The fact that the FDA is starting to approve these so-called vaccines gives little comfort to parents as many of the drugs the FDA has approved in the past have been pulled years after many people in our country have been injured or killed.  We already know these fast tracked vaccines cause harm.  See the CDC run Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting system information for details on the problems with the current vaccines.  It is eye opening to read how many people have already died or have been permanently harmed, and the number of children is alarming!

"Breakthrough" cases prove the vaccine does not work.  The manufacturers do not claim that it prevents the spread of Covid-19, and they do not claim that it stops the person vaccinated from contracting it.  So what is the point?  The manufacturers themselves only claim to lesson the symptoms.  The media's claims of the vaccine helping to protect others is a complete lie.   Leaving all that aside, however, children are at much less risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19, and the studies are already coming out that children are at more risk of being harmed by the vaccine than the illness itself.   The risk vs. benefit ratio is totally backwards.  

With the mandates coming within the next year, everyone must be prepared.   While currently law allows for exemptions, Many are sure the current legislators will be quickly attempting to remove that right.  So what will parents do? Are parents willing to do what it takes to stand up for their children?  Are they willing to use their constitutional rights as citizens to petition the government for redress?  Are they willing to call, write, and visit their legislators and make their voices heard in a big way?  

What will you do?