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Hi! Over the past few days we’ve been talking about how to create your 2018 New Year’s Resolution. If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can find them listed in order below

The next step, once you have your goal and steps defined and you understand your motivation is to pull it all together into a resolution that you can take positive action on.

Step #4 Pulling it All Together

So, the next step is to write this all down and to begin to create your plan and your systems. Decide what you’re going to do the first week, the second week, and so on. Create systems to track your success and integrate accountability into your process. Some type of journaling or tracking system will help you assess your progress and can help you stay motivated as well.

I can also say from personal experience that having a coach that meets with you on a regular basic can make a tremendous difference. Not only because they help you stay accountable but also because they can help you problem solve, identify opportunities, and help you achieve your big picture goal.

If you’re interested in learning how a health coach can support you to make your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions a success, drop me a note and we can set up a time to talk.

Consider creating a care plan.

Nurses create what we call “care plans.” These are structured plans that guide the care of patients. They’re attached to health goals and they outline the steps to be taken to achieve the goal. Sound familiar?

Here’s an example of a nursing care plan.

Imbalanced Nutrition r/t Type II Diabetes as evidenced by weight gain, fatigue, and mood instability.


  • – Patient will demonstrate consistent weight loss
  • -Patient will experience a consistent increase in energy levels and balanced blood sugar
  • -Patient will experience fewer mood swings


  • Reduce intake of high glycemic foods including starchy carbohydrates and sweetened beverages
  • Establish a realistic weekly weight loss goal
  • Establish a daily/weekly exercise program

Etc… you get the picture.

It looks a lot like the steps outlined in this blog series, right?

The only thing missing from a nursing care plan is the “motivation” component, which is essential for success. If you find that creating a plan is the easy part, and sticking to it is where you stumble, maybe a quick phone call to uncover your motivation can help. Let’s talk! Let me help you uncover your motivation and help you get on the path to achieving your health and fitness goals.


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