It was a fun experience, and even though we filmed about 40 hours, and that got boiled down to 22 minutes, we were happy with the result.
You’ve been there before… You’re convinced you want to start doing something different. Maybe exercising, eating differently, meditating, going to bed early… And you begin doing it! But, after a few days, it starts feeling more like a chore… You miss a day here, another day there, and next time you realize, you’ve completely fallen off the wagon and are back to your old routines.
In this episode, Elizabeth Sherman shares with us some of the strategies she uses to help her clients adopt new, healthy habits for life.
Here’s a question – why is it so hard to develop good habits like eating healthy even when we know what’s good for us? Or even more intriguing – what makes some behaviors stick even when it gets hard (ex. eating healthy even while on vacation…that’s some major willpower) versus habits that slide right off at the first sight of difficulty?
Elizabeth Sherman, Executive Health Coach, has been pondering this question for the last decade. Over the past 12 years, she’s helped hundreds of people achieve optimal health for them through staying consistent with the basics, getting a little bit better every day, and having self-compassion on those days when we thing we ‘should’ be more. Lucky for us, she’s here to share her findings with
with us in this episode! The topic of health & fitness, and in specific, healthy habits first dawned on her after her mother had passed away from breast cancer. Elizabeth was motivated to understand how she could stay as healthy as possible. As she puts it, she thought that
“once I found that magic pill, everything would be easy”
One of the best parts of this episode was the section around Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Elizabeth covers some of the main areas that we can use to re-program ourselves with new habits by modifying unconscious routines and old belief systems we may have had in place for years without realizing it
This is a tool that can make all the difference to building new habits and breaking old ones that are no longer serving us. Elizabeth teaches us the full cycle that NLP dives into, including that the words that we use matter, our experiences dictate our thoughts, and that there are logical levels of change:
- Beliefs & Values
Some of the other major takeaways from this episode:
- The hormonal impact of our food choices, sleep, and exercise on the other areas of our life.
- Why our bodies become more sensitive to our environments with age and what to do about it
- Learning how to understand the way our bodies communicate to us
- How to use a fictional version of your future self to help guide your desired behaviours
I had the opportunity to be a guest on The Concierge Coaches Show on LA Talk Radio. I got to talk a little bit about my back story – how I grew into becoming a health coach – as well as a few client stories, and how I work with my clients.
If you’re confused about what a coach is – how I’m different than a personal trainer, or what I can do to help you succeed – Listen here. It’s 45 minutes.
Executive Health Coach, Elizabeth Sherman shared her powerful personal journey through some health struggles, how she found total health for herself, and how she coaches high functioning executives, and entrepreneurs to change their life using simple and sustainable habits. Hence, Total Health by Elizabeth.
Go Hunt Life Podcast
Gary and I were interviewed by Todd Nevins about our move down to Mexico for his Go Hunt Life! podcast.
Todd interviews people who have pulled the ripcord on life and have made a big change. It was a fun conversation! And we realized that we have a number of mutual friends with Todd – pretty cool.
Gary was a Chief Technology Officer for a Software company and Elizabeth was a Director of Fitness at a Country Club.
They now live full-time in a beach town in Mexico but Gary is still the CTO for that software company and Elizabeth has built her own business as a Health Coach.
“We felt like our lives were running us instead of us running our lives.”
– Elizabeth Sherman –
They spent over a year redesigning their lives that enabled them to sell the house, the cars and everything they owned down to a Jeep Wrangler and a trailer. They road tripped through Mexico and have lived in and worked from Puerto Morelos Mexico for a year.
In the Media
bodybugg® News story featuring Elizabeth
Finally available to Austinites without a big-box gym membership, Apex’s bodybugg® takes the guess work out of counting calories. Originally released only to 24 Hour Fitnesses in Austin a few years back, Apex has opened distribution of its revolutionary product to other outlets. Total Health by Elizabeth is one of the first licensed dealers and trained coaches that use the bodybugg®, and the results are truly amazing. Read more…