Have you ever noticed that the more often you do something, the more likely you are to keep repeating that action in the future?
Sometimes this is good. Such as when we start doing healthy things on a regular basis — like waking up early to meet our workout buddy.
And sometimes, we get involved in a rinse-and-repeat situation that's not so healthy: like last weekend, when I caught myself mindlessly unwrapping chocolate eggs. (And why?! They weren't even that good!)
Performing the same actions repeatedly — moment by moment, day by day, and week by week — is how we form habits. Good and bad.
The opposite of this is also true — the less often we do something, the less likely we are to perform that action in the future. For example, if we've gotten out of the habit of going to the gym, it'll require some extra effort to overcome our natural resistance. In other words, we'll have to motivate ourselves to stop the old habit (sleeping in), so we can give the new, healthier habit a chance to take over.
This can take time. And it can even be a little uncomfortable at first.
But here's the deal — the rewards that healthier habits bring are well worth that initial discomfort. Especially if you consider what the potential payoff might be.
I'm talking about habits such as starting a mindfulness practice, eating a mostly plant-powered diet, and finding time to exercise. Habits like that have the potential to help you:
- Feel healthier, leaner, and stronger in your body
- Manage a healthy weight
- Improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and overall heart health
- Reduce cancer risk
- Balance hormones
- Reduce stress
- Feel a renewed sense of energy and vigor for your life
In my upcoming spring session of Camp Kale, we explore the full power of momentum for healthier habits. It's like taking a virtual retreat. We take a break from unhealthier habits, so that we can focus on the daily habits, practices, and rituals that will bring balance and healing to the body, mind, and spirit.
What is Camp Kale anyway?
Camp Kale is a 21-day nutrition and healthy lifestyle coaching program that is specifically designed to help you reconnect with your healthiest habits, and re-balance the body after a long, indulgent winter (or especially indulgent spring break!).
Camp Kale offers much more than a typical detox or cleanse.
Its holistic approach is designed to provide you with the guidance, accountability, and resources you need to solidify your habits around living a healthy lifestyle — not just during Camp Kale, but in the weeks and months ahead. In Camp Kale, you'll learn about the powerful practices, foods, and habits that can support your own personal health transformation.
This 21-day guided program includes:
- 21 days of live coaching and support.
- Daily coaching email + audio recording.
- Access to live office hours/coaching calls with me.
- Meal plans and shopping lists.
- 70+ plant-powered recipes for smoothies, tonics + elixirs, breakfast, soups, salads, snacks + heartier entrees. Recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free.
- Protein options for people who eat chicken or fish.
- Additional worksheets and handouts.
- Coaching support via email.
- Live conference calls.
- Invitation to a closed Facebook group for added support from me, as well as fellow Camp Kale participants.
Having the support of a program like Camp Kale can help you reconnect with your healthier habits in a more organized, efficient, and effective manner.
Sign up for my spring session, and you could be like my client Gulgun M., who says:
I can't say enough good things about Camp Kale. Monica has a sincere, approachable, and grounded style that invited me into the program and kept me hooked. She focuses on much more than food — offering a holistic approach to a life well lived by slowing down and being intentional.
I often feel paralyzed by all the information on health, exercise and diet available. The thing I most valued from the program is Monica's ability to synthesize information into simple actionable items. I'm grateful for Monica's calm and practical guidance and look forward to benefiting from the program again soon.
Sign up now: Camp Kale is happening April 23 – May 13, 2017
Camp Kale will help you discover how a healthy lifestyle can be easier, tastier, and more fun. Even if you have a busy work schedule or family life.
And even if you don't love cooking.
I've already helped hundreds of people connect with the healthy habits they need to manage weight, balance hormones, improve digestion, increase energy, sleep better, and feel stronger in their bodies. Now it's your turn!
Check out the early bird bonus: register by 8 PM Pacific on Thursday, April 20, and you'll pay only $189. After that, the price goes up to $259.
I'm also offering a “party posse” discount if you want to register alongside 3 friends. After all, getting healthier is so much easier when your party pals are focused on the same thing. Early bird pricing for the party posse is only $149 per person.
Hope to see you in Camp Kale! The program starts this Sunday, April 23. Remember to register early — by Thursday night at 8 PM Pacific — for the early bird savings.