Dear Hali, answers from a certified health coach


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I am having difficulty sticking to my workout routine

Dear Hali,

I have trouble sticking to my workout routine. I want to lose weight but I feel like I don’t have the discipline to stick to a workout routine. I am so used to trying out the latest fad workout and then I end up not following through. I want to have a consistent workout and lose weight without my weight going up and down. Please help!- Chelsea

A lot of my clients have this issue. First thing, enjoy your workout! If you have a workout that is hard and not fun, you will have trouble sticking to it. Health is about constancy progression which can only be done through a continuous workout regime. Also, hold yourself accountable. When you start to make excuses, think about the great things that come from working out. Say things to yourself that motivate you and inspire you, it really helps.

Will I find love?

Dear Hali,

I am 32 and I am worried that I won’t get married. I have a history of unhealthy relationships and I am starting to think that I am the problem. - Anne

I So grateful for your letter. No need to worry. It makes sense that you would feel this way. This is what I recommend, write down your role that you have played in the relationships, like I enabled them, I hurt them, I played games or I didn’t create boundaries of respect. When you have your role, think about how that role is serving you ( for example being an enabler stops me from being able to speak my truth in relationships). Now, write down how you want to behave, write down how you want your partner to behave and meditate on it. Create a mantra that will help you vibrate on a higher frequency, like I am love, I believe that I will find love or my past does not define my destiny. Say it over and over again. I am not a therapist but I am a firm-believer in the power of manifestation, meditation and vibrating on a higher frequency.

Dear Hali,

I just received my 200-hr yoga certification and I am very nervous to teach. I feel like I don’t know enough and it’s worrying me. I feel like I spent so much money on something that I am not using. How do I get out of this rut? -Pam

Hi Pam,

Thank you for writing in. I completely understand as I have felt similarly to you. It’s normal to feel this way but, please trust yourself! You know yourself best so, if you need more training, take it! However, I recommend practicing your teaching dialogue to friends and family of small groups to get proper feedback. The journey of teaching is a never ending one, one that is full of ups-and-downs. Don’t get stuck in a lull because this is just the beginning. I am looking forward to your future as a yoga teacher, you will be amazed at how great you will do.