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What Are You Focused On?

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Have you ever stopped to think about what you are focusing on daily?  Are you focusing on your family, your job, your kids, your money, or your weight?  What are you focused on?  Do you know?

As a health coach, I teach my clients that health is a total body affair: mind, body, and spirit.  You can not have good health, and more importantly happiness, without focusing on all of YOU!  Most of the time we focus on what’s going on around us instead of what’s going on inside of us.  It’s true!  Whether, we are trying to lose weight, save money, or find a new job.  There are always external factors that cause us to get off track.  We focus on our circumstances or what others are doing, or not doing, allowing other peoples actions to determine how we will feel and act.  Does this sound familiar?  How many times have you allowed a co-worker or spouse to derail your plans?  We all have done it.  What if when someone did something that upset you, that you decided to NOT let them ruin your day?  Imagine what that would be like!?  I want you to know that if you would only focus on what the NEXT right thing is for you to do regarding any situation or person, you will be a much happier person.  You can not find true happiness outside of yourself.  Not to mention that is one tall order to expect someone else to make you happy all the time.  You must learn look within yourself and know that you can have happiness everyday if you focus on you and doing the next right thing for yourself and those around you.

Think about how you can begin to take care of yourself and become a happier person.   Whether, it’s a walk in the park, writing in your journal, or making yourself a healthy meal….all of these things can feed you in a positive way.  So why not try to shift the focus on you, even if it’s just for 5 mins a day.  You will be happier for it.

With love, compassion, and non-judgement,

Your Coach,

Kimberley Locke

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Happy New Year!

ImageWell we survived another year!  Whew, some by the skin of their teeth!  I am happy to have celebrated another birthday in the New Year and I look forward to a prosperous 2014.  I am sure many of you set some resolutions for 2014…it’s day 6…I am sure many have broken them already. LOL!  I personally did not set any for myself.  I would much rather set daily goals, monthly goals, or quarterly goals.  Shorter goals just work better for me.  They seem more manageable.  Not too mention my life has been one big series of goals!  I am happy to say that I have accomplished the goals that I have set for myself.  I am not saying that it was easy…at times it was very tough and gut wrenching.  Making it through those difficult times made the finish line that much sweeter.  Remember, whatever your goals for 2014, there will be disappointments and setbacks but those are temporary….you WILL accomplish the goals that you set for yourself.  I guarantee when you reach your personal finish line you will have grown leaps and bounds, learning things about yourself and those around you that you never even noticed.   Stay focused, keep your eye on the prize and don’t let anything stop you from being the best person that you were created to be.  

Happy New Year with love, compassion, and non-judgement!

Kimberley Locke 

Happy Holidays

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The holidays are officially upon us!  Lot’s of party’s and dinners with friends and family! Yep it is a fun time of the year!  I am sure many of you are thinking about going out with a bang before you start your new workout plan or diet in January.  This is great and I wish you nothing but success.  Here are 3 tips for you in as you begin your journey to a better you:

1) Set realistic goals for yourself.  It’s a journey not a sprint!  Don’t set yourself up for failure.  

2)  Reflect on 2013 and look at what you want to do differently and set some non-weight related goals.  Things that will give you mental health like facing some of your fears, weeding out unnecessary stress, and incorporating something you love to do into your everyday life.

3) Practice forgiveness of YOURSELF and others.  When coaching my clients on their weight-loss journeys I find that they are guilt ridden and that guilt undermines everything that they are trying to do, that’s good, for themselves and their families.   

BONUS TIP:  Don’t be afraid to ask for support when you need it!  We all need to be support!  Ask and you shall receive! 

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!  

With love, compassion, and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke 

The Journey To A Better YOU

Weight-loss begins within.