Life Performance Blog: Why Your Health Is A Reflection Of Your Core Values

Why is it some people see amazing results from following a certain nutrition or exercise plan, where the next person struggles to even follow them?


That has been the puzzle I have encountered many times over the years of being a health coach.


Why do some of my clients follow what I recommend at least 80% of the time (in some very rare cases 100%), and others start off keen and focused (even seeing encouraging early results) but slowly reduce their compliance and consistency to a level that still leaves them happy with the results they are achieving, but never really achieving what they potentially can?


All my clients say the right things when I ask them what they feel they need to do with regards to achieving their best health, but then in their daily lives do the complete opposite.


There is a moment with some clients which I call the ‘click’. Something clicks in them and they all of a sudden start doing 100% (or very close to it) of the things that I have been recommending when it comes to nutrition, exercise and lifestyle.


From that point forward they start seeing amazing results in a very short period of time.

This happens too often not for it to be something that shouldn’t be questioned and explored.


It Is Down To Your Core Values (I Believe)


When it comes to changing something in your life, like your health, it is more than likely that it will be in conflict with what you are currently doing. If it wasn’t, you would already being doing it.


For example, suddenly changing what you eat will require changing the food you buy, which may change the time it takes to prepare the food, which could change your daily routine (that has more than likely become automatic) and ultimately change a part of who you are.


That is the crux of it. Changing something in your life could likely change who you are, either in a tiny way or a huge way.


Change itself is uncomfortable at the best of times. Changing who you are, for most people, can be very uncomfortable.


Yes, you might lose a bit (or a lot) of weight, feel fitter and look for sexy, but what if it changes you from being a fun-loving, sociable and life-of-the-party type of person, into someone who is more conscious of what they eat and the people they hang out with.


Is what you gain from changing worth what you need to give up?


What value is there in changing who you are to the person you want to be?


That is what I think determines the ‘click’. When someone comes to the decision that who they are has to change. This isn’t easy.


Every one of us has core values. Definition of a personal core value is;


Personal values are reflections of our needs, desires and what we care about most in life. Values are great cohesive forces for our identities and can be thought of as decision-making guidelines that help us connect to our true selves. Defining your values will help y