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Are you Ready to Make Healthy Changes that Stick? Podcast Episode 139

Are you ready to stop sitting on the side lines and transform your life? To get to "amazing healthy you" in a way that's easy and fun?

And most importantly that you stick to?

I'll be honest with you, there's no magic pill. (Despite what the internet tells you!)

I'm talking "healthy eating", "healthy exercise", "healthy life".

Except I'm talking "loving healthy eating", "healthy exercise you can't wait to do" and "my healthy life is amazing".

Dr Orlena takes a good hard look at what you need to do to get from where you are, to "healthy living is easy and fun".

You can do it. But are you prepared to make those changes? And start today?

Pebble meditation: a type of mindfulness activity #healthylife #wellness #meditation

Hel­lo and wel­come to Fit and Fab­u­lous with me, Dr. Orlena Kerek. I hope that you are feel­ing fab­u­lous and amaz­ing to­day.

To­day, I have a big ques­tion to ask you. Are you ready to step up and make changes starting now? To tru­ly trans­form your life, to stop just lis­ten­ing to pod­casts, to stop read­ing the books and to ac­tu­al­ly take ac­tion so that you can change your life.

Are you ready? If so, I've got re­al­ly ex­cit­ing things that I want to share with you but be­fore I dive into ex­cit­ing things, I want to talk a lit­tle bit about what it looks like to have a health coach specif­i­cal­ly me.

A woman chopping a banana #healthyeating #relationshipwithfood


A health coach helps you apply healthy habits in your life

So many peo­ple don't un­der­stand this con­cept of the work that a health coach does. A lot of peo­ple say, ‘Well, it's not a knowl­edge thing. I know what to do. It's just ap­ply­ing it’. And the an­swer is yes, of course. It isn't a knowl­edge gap. It is an ac­tion gap, a do­ing it gap.

It's like you read a recipe book and then you put it back on the shelf. You know what you ought to be mak­ing, but what are you mak­ing? It’s supposed to be the trans­for­ma­tion.

Applying healthy habits in your life required a bit of help

If you've heard me talk be­fore, I talk about the rick­ety bridge from where you are stand­ing right now to do healthy liv­ing.

I want all the ben­e­fits. I want healthy liv­ing to be easy so I can lead a long and healthy life. I want to wake up with buck­et loads of en­er­gy every sin­gle day and think I am lucky to be me. I feel on top of the world and I have a body that I'm proud of. I love my body and I love us­ing my body and I get to be my best self every sin­gle day, be­cause I am tak­ing care of it.

Those are all the ben­e­fits and you can in­di­vid­u­al­ize those ben­e­fits. For a lot of peo­ple, it might be, I want to spend more time with my kids. I want to re­al­ly en­joy my kids or my grand­chil­dren, or I'm par­tic­u­lar­ly wor­ried about get­ting diabetes or what­ev­er ill­ness runs in your fam­i­ly.

I do healthy eat­ing, healthy liv­ing, I get enough sleep and I've got a good mind­set. I do all of these things be­cause that's just my nor­mal life. I'm not putting in ef­fort to be healthy. I know the the­o­ry but how do I im­ple­ment that in my life?
And so that is the work that I do with peo­ple. We ap­ply it to your life and how to do it.

A woman doing a yoga pose outdoors #healthylife #wellness #meditation

There is no magic solution to healthy living

Let me ex­plain that there's no magic cure. Think of the anal­o­gy of learn­ing a lan­guage. When I came to Spain, I had to learn Span­ish.

I used to listen to the Hitch­hiker's guide to the gal­axy on the ra­dio. If you haven't read it or lis­ten to it, they have this thing called a ‘bagel fish’ and they put it in your ear and sud­den­ly you can un­der­stand any lan­guage in the universe. When I learned Span­ish, it wasn't quite like that. I didn't just sud­den­ly wake up and spoke Span­ish.

There are dif­fer­ent ways of learn­ing a dif­fer­ent lan­guage. I did this for a pe­ri­od of time and I don't think it's the best way to do it, but I just sat down and I learned words. I had a cou­ple of books and I just sat down and learn those.

My chil­dren learn dif­fer­ent lan­guages. They're all learn­ing French from this app called Duolin­go, which is a fun app. They en­joy that time on the app and now they can speak French really well.

Learning to have a healthy life can be fun and easy

There's no magic cure. You have to do some­thing in or­der to learn a lan­guage, but you can choose to do some­thing that is fun and en­joy­able like my kids did with Duolingo, or you can learn to do it the way I did it, which I don't nec­es­sar­i­ly recommend. And it's the same with healthy liv­ing.

There's no magic way towards living a healthy lifestyle

You have to work out how in your life you can eat veg­eta­bles, you can pro­vide healthy food, which ob­vi­ous­ly en­tails buy­ing, pre­paring, cook­ing, eat­ing.
You have to work out why you're not do­ing that. And the same goes for ex­er­cise, sleep, and your mind­set.

Those are the four pil­lars. It's such an easy sys­tem when you step back and look at it but it's more dif­fi­cult when you ap­ply it to your life.

You can ei­ther do it the dif­fi­cult way where you're strug­gling or you can do it, the fun and easy way. And that's what work­ing with me is like, it's the fun and easy way.

Working with Dr Orlena will make healthy living fun and easy

What does it look like to work with me?

We look at the four pil­lars, healthy eat­ing, healthy ex­er­cise, healthy sleep, and mindset. In my group pro­gram, we do it in four-week blocks. You start off doing healthy eat­ing, and we're go­ing to con­cen­trate on that for four weeks.

Then we're go­ing to con­cen­trate on ex­er­cise for four weeks, and then we're go­ing to con­cen­trate on sleep for four weeks. Through­out the whole time you are learn­ing these mind­set tools.

Mindset is an important pillar of healthy living

The mind­set piece starts from day one be­cause it’s the bit that trips you up. When you set your­self a task, your mind is in charge. If you plan on eating vegetables then you find your­self not do­ing it, that’s just because your mind is playing tricks on you. That’s all and you just have to get over that.

With a health coach, you have some­one to help you live a healthy life with all the re­sources that you need

What do those re­sources look like? They might look like recipes. They might look like hand­outs. They might look like chat­ting in the group pro­gram or in one-on-one sessions.

It’s about you hav­ing the tools that you need to walk your jour­ney and understand that you are be­ing taken care of and that you will get to where you want to get to.

Having a clear objective will help you achieve your lifestyle goals

One of the first things that's re­al­ly im­por­tant is un­der­stand­ing your ob­jectives. If you sign up and think, I'm go­ing to work with a health coach, specif­ical­ly, Dr. Orlena in a year's time.

What is it that I want to have achieved? I want to have changed my re­la­tion­ship with food. I want to be able to cre­ate healthy food in an easy way, such that it's just on au­topi­lot.

It’s different for dif­fer­ent peo­ple, be­cause some peo­ple. It de­pends where your start­ing point is.

Understand that your mind will want you to stick to your old, unhealthy habits

Dur­ing that jour­ney, you still have to un­der­stand your mind. Your mind might say to you, ‘Oh my good­ness, this is just about eat­ing veg­eta­bles and do­ing more ex­er­cise. I knew this at the be­gin­ning. Why am I pay­ing this mon­ey to do this?’

That is your mind play­ing tricks on you again. Your mind should be saying, ‘This is great. I can do it.’ That's some­thing that you need to learn as you go through this jour­ney.

I hope that gives you a clear­er idea of the work that I do be­hind the scenes with my both one-on-one clients and my group clients. In the end, you come out with healthy habits, healthy eat­ing, healthy exercise, healthy sleep rou­tine, and a good mind­set.

You can do what­ev­er you set your mind to once you’ve nailed the mindset pillar of healthy living

Once you've nailed the mind­set bit, you sud­den­ly re­al­ize that you can do what­ev­er you set your mind to. You've learned how to ap­ply it to healthy liv­ing, but you can also ap­ply it to oth­er things as well.

You might want to im­prove your re­la­tion­ship with your kids or your part­ner or your friends, or you might want to go and do some­thing else that you've nev­er done be­fore. Suddenly, it be­comes so much eas­i­er when you have those mindset tools.

Join Dr Orlena’s group program now with 10 scholarship slots

I want­ed to talk to you about an amazing spe­cial of­fer that I am just su­per ex­cit­ed about.

I start­ed my group pro­gram a few months and I want to get more peo­ple into it. I want to pop­u­late it with amaz­ing peo­ple who are ready to take ac­tion right now. I am do­ing 10 scholarship places. Now to be clear, these aren't free schol­ar­ship places, but they are amazingly re­duced prices.

I want to talk to you about the 10x the­o­ry. I want to get 10 times the val­ue from what I spent on that mon­ey.

So for in­stance, I was at the beach. We just popped down to have a lit­tle swim and I looked at my div­ing mask, which I must've bought 15 years or so ago. It wasn't a cheap mask. I paid 60 pounds for it. Have I had 600 pounds worth of val­ue from that mask over the last 15 years.? The an­swer is yes! I have def­i­nite­ly.

I was sit­ting there on my beach tow­el, which I bought four or five years ago in France and I paid 10 eu­ros for it. Have I had a hun­dred eu­ros worth of val­ue from that tow­el? Yes, ab­so­lute­ly. I can say with­out a doubt!

That is what I want to of­fer you.

Chat with Dr Orlena and take a step towards a healthy life

If you are in­ter­est­ed in be­ing in one of those 10 amaz­ing schol­ar­ship places, email me at [email protected] and chat with me to make sure that you're a right fit. I want ac­tion tak­ers, peo­ple who are ready, and I need to make sure that I can help you.

If you're ready to stand up and take ac­tion.

The rea­son I'm do­ing this is I want the group pro­gram to re­al­ly take off and I want to get more peo­ple in it to get case stud­ies. These will be peo­ple who will agree to have their sto­ry be­ing told.

It is go­ing to be ab­so­lute­ly amaz­ing and I can­not wait to see your transformation. And if you're think­ing, okay, that all sounds great, but I'm not into groups then of course come and chat to me about one on one coach­ing.

Your journey towards healthy living starts with you

So I will leave you with this ques­tion. Are you ready right now to make the changes to trans­form your life and for those changes to be easy and fun?

If so, come and chat with me. Have a won­der­ful day. I will talk to you again next week.

Ready to Start YOUR Changes Today?

If so (and you're interested in getting support from Dr Orlena to make it easy and fun), book a chat by emailing Dr Orlena: [email protected]

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Dr Orlena Author Bio

Dr Orlena is a health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.


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