Can I tell you the one thing I truly dislike about the holiday season?
The end of it. But not for the reasons you may think.
I cannot stand seeing all of the "coaches" on social media trying to get people to buy their particular brand of snake oil. They all say pretty much the same thing which is along the lines of:
Eat too much over thanksgiving? Join me for a 10 day group for the new year. New year, new you! And then they have the audacity to call themselves coaches.
THIS IS NOT COACHING.
This is food shamming and just plain guilting. You are an adult. What you decide to put in to your mouth is your business.
It doesn't matter if you had sweets, carbs, or a lizard tail at Thanksgiving.
At the end of the day, WHO CARES?
Life is short.
Eat the dang cupcake.
Enjoy it, savor it.
Just don't worship it.
Coaching is explaining the science behind food choices not just "eat this amount of this and only a small bit of that". That isn't coaching because it isn't sustainable. Your coach won't be there at 1 am when you have the half pint of rocky road in your hand. A real coaches teaches you how to deal with difficult emotions that make you want to eat the whole pint rather than saying, "sure you can eat it, but only eat "this" much!"
A coach teaches you how to do something on your own. They critique, push, and motivate you. Most of all a coach believes that you are worth something. You are valuable and worthy of having time (the most valuable commodity) spent on you. A coach believes in you even when you don't believe in yourself.
So while you are watching funny cat videos on Facebook this holiday season beware the fake coaches. Don't fall for the ploy of buy this shake, this workout program, this vitamin. Find a real coach that will teach you how to fuel your body, train your mind, and discipline your spirit. Find someone that believes in YOU.