In this day and age, there is a ton of information, readily available on any topic.

If a transformation in your health is what you are looking for, you can find all sorts of info on the interweb.

But information is just part of the puzzle.

A physical transformation will involve, changing nutrition, exercise, daily habits, mental change, and take time.

We all want the quick fix, but when it comes to your body, thats not how lasting change works.

Change comes from creating new habits and dumping the old habits that don’t line up with someone who is healthy.

We help clients in the gym atmosphere with personal training and nutrition guidance, but we also focus on helping clients change their daily behaviors that are holding them back.

Much of what drives behavior is how we identify ourselves.

If you identify as a weak, out of shape, overweight, unhealthy person, it is likely that your behaviors will align with that identity.

So how do we break free from identifying in a new way.

One way, is to start picking up new behaviors. You may have to force them in the beginning, but eventually it will take over.

Look in the mirror multiple times per day and repeat a mantra.

I am healthy, happy, and I take care of my body. It seems cheesy, but it will work.

What our brain hears repeatedly, it begins to believe.

That’s why self talk is so important.

Another way to identify as healthy and fit, is to start hanging around other people that are this way.

If you don’t have a healthy support system around you, … go find one.

Join a gym or personal training program with other people.

This is one thing that we provide for our coaching clients at Northcore, in shoreline.

Don’t try and go it alone. Seek out help and support.

Dont try to take on 7 things ( changes) at once.

Choose one or two things to focus on and move on to new habits once you have mastered the first ones.

Transformation takes time. Set out a list of habits you think a healthy fit person would have, and start crossing them off, one at a time.

It may take a year, or maybe two, but that is how a true transformation is made and kept.

Not in a month or two.

Let me know if you need more help with this, or you want to join the Northcore family in our fitness journey.

Jeff Millet