[accordion] [acc_item title=”1.  I don’t have the personal knowledge to make the correct lifestyle choices.”]You have the power to choose to learn. If you are open to learning, our personal mentoring program will guide you along an easy to follow path. Our programs our structured in a manner that gives each and every patient the information needed to bring independence to their life. You have the choice to avoid the all too common dependency of a caregiver or assisted living environment.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”2.  I don’t have the time to take appropriate care of myself.”]We all live in a world that gives each of us 24 hours in a day. What we do with that time is a personal decision based on values (real or perceived). If you do not take time to care for yourself, you will have to take time to try and repair yourself. Pro-activity and maintenance are required for optimized health. It takes no more time to eat correctly than poorly. Proper exercise requires no more than approximately 35 minutes, three to four times per week. If you’re honest with yourself, you will recognize it really is based on what you judge as a valuable use of your time. Hum? TV, or a thriving, abundant life.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”3.  My family won’t be on board with the changes I will need to make.”]

I recognize this sounds like a silly thought, but also realize it is a real concern for some. You would certainly think that all family members would be on board; however, in rare situations a spouse or family member may be negative toward your new enthusiasm. This usually comes down to a lack of understanding of what your lifestyle program entails, as well as some distrust of whether this approach will really work.

It may help to steer these family members to our site, www.sierratahoewellness.com, and view some of the incredible testimonials from our patients. Without taking the time to learn about our programs and proven success it is only human nature to be cautious. Once familiarizing themselves, you will not only get support, but an accountability partner to help ensure your success.

[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”4.  Eating right is too hard and expensive.“]If you have not been eating right, you should already understand how expensive eating wrong can be. Health deteriorates and medical bills escalate with each year that these poor choices are made. Like any habits, there are good and bad. Once you develop a habit it can be a challenge to change or alter. Once the good or correct habit is developed it will be hard to break. I would challenge anyone to compare grocery bills of a cart full of healthy food compared to one full of junk. And speaking of expense, this is not just a financial term. Losing out on the joys and experience in life because your not feeding your body nutritious foods is a terrible, unnecessary expense.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” 5.  I can’t afford a lifestyle program or hire a health coach.“]

Most people recognize the importance of an education, whether this is a high school, college or even an online education. It’s widely accepted that this is an investment that must be made in order to have the best insurance of meeting our financial needs. The return on this financial investment can materialize into a very secure and abundant life.

Although there are situations in life where funding higher education can seem impossible, we witness people everyday finding solutions to “get it done”. These individuals simply think differently. They do not accept anything less than their God given potential. I am suggesting that your health should be viewed as at least as valuable as your financial situation. What value is wealth if you do not have the health and vitality to enjoy it. At Sierra Tahoe Wellness Center, we work with each individual to overcome any financial obstacles. We have solutions to allow those on fixed budgets and retired to easily move forward.

[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”6.  I’m afraid that proper lifestyle changes might isolate me from my friends and family.“]It is true that not all of your friends will share your newly found optimism toward taking control of your health. Friends who do not place high priority on their health often play down healthy lifestyle choices. Although they may not mean any negative intent, this behavior is sabotaging. In one of my patient member video’s I   discuss this as being all too common and some tips to disarm this behavior in a non-confronting manner. The bottom line is those who truly care for you will support your decision to place your health as a priority.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”7.  My doctor may not approve.“]I will always be open and willing to work with any doctor or health professional you currently have. They also, should be open and willing to do the same if the goal is to optimize health and improve lifestyle choices. This includes reducing and/or eliminating unnecessary medications. A doctor’s main concern and intent should always be to aid in the optimization of health in his/her patients. This begins with “Do No Harm”. I am always cautious of a physician that dismisses any holistic and natural approach to health. In summary, you are ultimately responsible for your health and therefore, the final decision and direction you wish to pursue.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”8.  I don’t have the self-discipline to make permanent changes.“]Self-discipline is not a trait that we are born with, but one that is developed over time through life experience. Discipline coincides with positive experience. In other words, as your actions result in positive changes you will be inclined to continue these actions. One could look at this as positive habits or simply, discipline. Self-discipline is also strengthened thru accountability held by loved ones, a friend or a mentor.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”9.  What happens if I commit to a lifestyle program and then hate the experience and give up?“]Life is a series of ups and downs. We do not always enjoy the duties required for the end result we are seeking. It’s funny how these duties or actions can initially seem to be difficult or “no fun”, but later take on an uplifting emotion. This is because we come to recognize the most meaningful successes we have in life came from such actions. Having a successful marriage; raising children; optimizing our health and becoming financial independent all require discipline and actions that sometimes have us wanting to “give up and quit”. Those of us who continue to play the game are allowed the pleasures of earned rewards.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=”10.       I don’t have the personal confidence to take action.“]Very few of us have a natural born instinct of confidence. This comes from continually taking action even when we are fearful. The actual definition for this is courage. As we continue to develop skills from taking these bold steps, we become less fearful or confident. My son, Landon, has always lacked confidence as he enters a new sport. He is often hesitant to even giving it a try. Once he jumps in, regardless of the fear, he begins to develop skills that ultimately lead to enjoyment and yes, confidence! We are here to mentor you and support you. We do not judge or chastise. We offer an environment that anyone at any level can feel comfortable and genuinely cared for. As you become a veteran in the art of wellness, you too will become very confident.[/acc_item] [/accordion]