I started health coaching with Mirabai for a variety of reasons: high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, A1C creeping up, and weight loss, which was definitely at the top of the list. I just didn’t feel well and had low energy all the time. However, I felt that getting my weight down and managing my other issues was a huge task, and I found myself looking at the “too big” picture. Mirabai suggested baby steps, smaller interim goals that didn’t overwhelm me, and it worked!
Mirabai worked with me to identify key problem areas and establish a step-by-step plan to reach my goals. I started with my head first. Mirabai helped me get in the frame of mind to make the plan work. She listened attentively and suggested short-term goals that would move me forward.
I’m a southern girl and I love to eat. I also enjoy wine. So, diet has always been the biggest challenge for me. But, Mirabai recognizes that we are all different and that not all diets or routines fit everyone. So, we refined my eating until it started to work for me. Little changes add up to bigger changes. I didn’t have to give up everything I love, just modify.
If I didn’t reach a goal for a while, Mirabai didn’t’ give up on me or make me feel bad about it.
Take diets and food tracking for instance. If it takes a long time to prepare food or track my meals, I won’t stick with it. But if one thing didn’t work or if I didn’t like something, Mirabai would help me come up with something else to try.
Making life changes is not a quick fix. It takes time and commitment, but once you get going it’s not as hard as you might think. I lost weight and became more active. My labs improved. My cholesterol got lower and my A1C went from 5.5 to 5.2. I also began to feel less stressed and I’m sleeping better.
I think health coaching helped me feel more confident in other areas of my life. One big result is that I got married! My husband proposed a few years ago and he kept waiting for me to plan a date. What a stress reducer it was to have the confidence to marry this wonderful man. I should have done it sooner. He has helped me with eating healthier and with exercise, which has made a big difference.
I count my blessings every day that I met Mirabai. Her approach to health is to work on the whole person a little at a time. I’ve learned a lot about myself while being coached by Mirabai.
She has been a real positive in my life.
I recommend health coaching for anyone who has health issues they want to get under control.
More health and fitness information and at home exercise programs from Mirabai Holland, Health Coach, visit www.mirabaiholland.com.