“If You Want Something Different, Then You Must Do Something Different”

Do we change our behavior when we want a different outcome? Or, do we keep doing the same thing over and over and obtain the same result?  Albert Einstein summarized these actions by saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”  I know I have been guilty of this […]

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A Coach is Your GPS – One Can Navigate Your Journey

You are ready for a trip to the beautiful mountains and views in Glacier National Park.  Once the car is packed and loaded you hop in the car and start driving.  STOP, I forgot to mention an important step.  Before you go, you put the destination in your GPS, so you know where to go.  […]

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Does your performance go down when your attitude is negative?

It can be said that attitude drives performance. Do you remember the childhood book, The Little Engine that Could? The littlest engine was able to get over the mountain because she believed she could do it.  She had the right attitude about what she was trying to accomplish.  I wonder if she would have made […]

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“When” Statements Help Us to be Prepared in Healthy Ways

We hear people say if/then statements all the time. “If” this happens, “then” I will do this. What if we changed our words to “when”?  When statements help us to be prepared in healthy ways. If is the same thing as saying, “assuming that” or “in case that”.  When we say if, does that mean […]

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Are You an Intentional Collector of Positive Memories?

In life, how do you remember experiences?  Do you find whatever you are looking for?  If your mind is set to focus on the good parts of experiences, then that is what you will remember.  The reverse is also true. If your mind is set to concentrate on the negative, then that is what you […]

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Do You Slip Back a Little at a Time in Your Weight Loss Journey?

Once people reach their weight loss goals, it is possible to fall back into their old routines. This can reverse all the good work they have accomplished.  The term yo-yo dieting comes to mind.  Some people report it feels like they live on a roller coaster with their weight.  They reach their goal and then […]

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Habit Stacking to the Rescue!

It is morning, you open your eyes, get out of bed, and go take your vitamins.  It is the first thing you do every morning.  You don’t even need to think about it, you just do it naturally.  It is one of your habits that you do every day. A new habit that you want […]

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Tackle Your Mindset Challenges and Implement Practical Strategies

I am honored that you have an interest in Fitness Life By Design.  I am Gail, a transformation, fitness, and lifestyle coach who can help tackle your mindset challenges and implement practical strategies that can help you live healthier, active lives. Are you the type of person who will read something one time, try it […]

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Dealing with Change Can Mimic the Grief Cycle

We all go through changes in life.  Some are welcomed other changes we struggle with.  These tough transitions can be challenging even when we are intentional about them.  Dealing with change can mimic the grief cycle.  As I work with clients, I hear many opinions about change.  Some of their comments remind me of Dr. […]

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5 Top Principles to Live Your Best Life

Life changes constantly.  Some changes are small, and we seem to shift into them effortlessly while others are significant changes that are harder to accept.  Regardless of the degree of change and no matter where you are in your life journey, having principles in place can help one cope.  In other words, no matter what […]

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