Achieving Work-Life Balance
Cathy Pelton Shares Her Journey with Health Coaching
“When I initially connected with Denise about health coaching, I thought it was just to improve my eating habits and get some guidance on exercise. It actually grew into much more than just losing weight, but feeling better about myself, creating and achieving goals, and making better choices in my life. Denise gave me the tools, motivation, and support to make lifestyle changes that because of our hard work together have now become a fundamental part of my daily life.
Denise taught me how important it is to have both short term and long term goals. From just a few weeks to 6, 9 and 12 months out, we should all have something that we are aiming to achieve. Some of the goals I have set and achieved include cutting the intake of sugar in my daily diet, increasing the amount of weight I can lift, and even surviving the holidays without going completely off track. At one point I had to set a goal to maintain what we had already achieved when I experienced a setback due to an injury. This too was accomplished with Denise’s support.
One of my most important, and unexpected results was finding a better balance between my personal and professional life. This is something I’ve attempted many times before but never got much traction on until working with Denise. I believed that being a Director meant that work would always trump home life and that was just how it is. With Denise’s guidance I have discovered that if I put my mind to making a change and have the support of someone who has my interests at heart, I can do anything.
I have learned that it doesn’t happen overnight and it isn’t always easy, but I can do it and I can achieve those things that I never thought I could do before. I am finding more balance in my life and am loving it. The balance will continue to change and improve over time. As new obstacles come up I will be able to approach each of them with confidence knowing I have a proven method of achieving what I set out to accomplish. In the 7 months I’ve been working with Denise I have set and achieved more than 10 goals and I have a list of goals already lined up through September 2015. I have no doubt that I will achieve each and every one of them and that Denise will be there supporting me every step of the way!”
~ Cathy Pelton