So five minutes of meditation feels great and has you rejuvenated? Keep it up! Focusing on healthier habits for yourself is important. How great would it be to find time in your day that produces a more active lifestyle without having to block out a “portion” of your day for a full on work out?
The Boom 10 Challenge is about looking for & sharing the moments that help you stay active throughout the day so that others can try it too.
Once I was coaching a truck driver who wanted to fight every healthy lifestyle suggestion known to man! Overweight, a smoker, diabetic, frustrated and unhappy, I was eager to help him find change. I listened to his complaints and excuses, kept coaching in forward motion for a healthy habit goal he would try. Finally, he sternly said to me, “I am not allowed to leave my truck unattended once I sign in to it.” Not exactly sure how that works – restroom breaks, labor laws and all, I suggested that he simply walk around the ‘rig’ 10 times before even getting in to it everyday he works. “Would that be an unreasonable goal to set for yourself?” I asked. After some silence, he said, “Well, I guess I could do that. Yep, that would be an ok goal to set for myself.” Within 6 months he had lost 45 pounds and was not only walking around his truck, but walking after he got home, playing football with his son and enjoying a new sense of well being. He even admitted changes in his sleeping habits and his mood towards work. Over time his doctor had seen opportunity for less medication, and this guy was feeling more in control of his health and consequentially, his life. It’s so cool to be a facilitator to change in forward motion, now it’s your turn. Boom 10 and share!
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