Creating New Habits with Coach Dana

We sat down with our very own Coach Dana to go over all some strategies to make changes in 2020. Dana has been with us for the past 3 years and has not only CRUSHED her personal goals but has supported many of us in ours too! Check out what she has to say about making changes in 2020.

1) First and foremost, what do you enjoy most about coaching at CFH?

Dana: The things most like about coaching at HideOut is helping people realize they can have fun and work hard at the same time.  There’s nothing better then watching someone realize they are stronger then they thought they were or conquering a fear like box jumps. It never gets old seeing the pure joy in someones face when that happens.

2) What changes do you plan to make in 2020?

Dana: In 2020, in order to become a healthier me, I’d like to put my phone away more, get quality sleep, become more mindful by meditating, and to get back on track with better eating.

3) What do you believe creates most success in changing healthy habits?

Dana: The best ways to be successful in creating healthy habits would be the following,

  • Be realistic when it comes to what you can do.

  • Create a plan and be prepared. For example, if your goal is to eat healthy all week and you do not meal prep, you are setting yourself up for failure. If your goal is to eat healthy, you first need create a plan that allows you to do that. If you don't know how to make a make a plan, utilize the coaches at HideOut! We offer goal setting sessions that will help you get there!

  • Be accountable. There are many ways to hold your self accountable but one of the best ways is to find a buddy. Want to get to the gym more? Have them message you when you don't. Want to eat better? Make a meal prep day and do it with them or just make sure they get it done. Together we are stronger!

  • Be consistent. Keep pushing yourself, especially in the first 30 days, to make a new habit stick! Don't give up after one hiccup. If we did that, we would never get anywhere!

4) What are some realistic time frames in terms of seeing results?

Dana: When it comes to a time frame and seeing results, it can vary depending on the goal. Sometimes when we have a larger goal, the time frame can be 6 months to a year or even more. In that case, we need to break it down into smaller goals. These victories will keep us on track and continue to motivate us. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, it would be smart to create goals that are accessible within 3 months to give us some motivating and excitement. The smaller goals could be 5lbs of weight loss in 3 months and eating at least 2 cups of veggies per day.

5) What's the biggest piece of advice you can give to the members of CFH that are looking to make a change in 2020?

Dana: Don't give up! Change is hard and most of the time we have to make some sacrifices to get where we want to be. IT GETS EASIER once you have the basics down. We have an amazing support system in our community so make sure you use it! Participate in challenges, utilize the coaches knowledge, and be open. You might surprise your self when you try a few food or a new class.

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