My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were to feel energized, mentally and physically, lose the guilt of doing things for me and understand my role at home now that my kids are not so physically dependent on me.
As my Health Coach, Ali was able to help me work toward these goals by giving me lots of different tools to help me feel energized (and calm!), giving me accountability but never judgement, and passing on recommendations for recipes and books. Ali also inspired me to start a blog which I had been wanting to do for a long time but didn’t think I had the confidence or energy for. (Editors note: see https://loulikes.co.uk/ – fantastic ideas and recommendations from books, kids toys, where to go on holiday!)
The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been becoming much more aware of my needs, emotions and how to acknowledge and respond to them. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been to lose the guilt about taking time to prioritise myself (though this will always be a work in progress!).
The most useful tips and/or techniques to bring about a change were reframing the way I thought about goals and planning my week using my goals to ensure I was prioritising the right things. From working with a health coach, my health has improved because I feel happier! We worked together in small steps to help me understand which levers make me feel happier/unhappier. I also eat more for breakfast!
I would describe my Health Coach, Ali, as wonderfully professional (as well as also being a friend), knowledgeable, full of great and practical suggestions both big and small, reassuring yet never judgmental.
I would recommend my Health Coach, Ali, to anyone who wants to improve not only their physical health but also their mental health. Whether it’s something small or a major change, Ali has got so much knowledge and practical advice to share.
When I started my sessions with Ali, I thought I was looking for a completely different answer, but through listening and questioning, Ali quickly saw what was needed – when I hadn’t seen it myself!
Thank you for everything – you really are fantastic at what you do! xxx