Starting down the path of success is sometimes daunting in the beginning or even after a setback. At Be Well, we realize that there is a process to the healthy weight journey. The numbers on the scale are not everything. If lowering your A1C to gain better control of your diabetes is achieved with healthy lifestyle changes, we consider that an achievement that should not go without celebration.
The steps of the process are discussed further by clicking "Learn More" below. Know that when you choose Be Well as your health partners, we will be with you every step of the way.
Making a lasting change in behavior is rarely a simple process and usually involves a substantial commitment of time, effort, and emotion. The key to maintaining your goals is to try new techniques and find ways to stay motivated and the staff at Be Well is here to help you successfully reach your goals!
Changing is hard, but most times, the hardest things are the most rewarding. Envision yourself with a boosted self-esteem and confidence in knowing you have the capability of achieving what you set out to do. This optimism will improve your quality and longevity of life! Our passion and goal at Be Well is to see each of our patients truly realize their potential.
The first step that will help you change a habit. Whether you want to change a bad habit of unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, negative thinking or poor planning- this is the stage where you start to realize that you may want to change. Congratulations you are on your way!
This stage begins the minute you realize you have a habit that affects you
and you know that it would be best to change it. This contemplation of change can last months, years or your whole life. If you have recognized a problem that you want to change, such as overeating, sedentary lifestyle choices, or lack of motivation, you can depend on Be Well to help you achieve your goal of change.
This is the stage when one really begins to change a habit. This stage is met with trials and failures, over and over. It really is hard to change a habit, but you know you need to change. You begin to look at what is holding you back. These challenges need to be stated and a plan created to help you move past them. This is part of our treatment process at Be Well. You are making progress!
There are noticeable achievements during this phase. Small changes are
better than no changes, and those small changes add up to accomplishing something great! During this phase, a strategy has been created and implemented, but it is important not to forget all the steps, otherwise failure may happen. The staff at Be Well will help keep you focused, reminded, and motivated of your goals.
MAINTAINING THE NEW HABIT
To maintain change, you must integrate it into your everyday life with
confidence. This is accomplished by having new reinforcement habits. The staff at Be Well will help teach our patients new reinforcements and celebrate every achievement!
Relapse happens to even the most successful people. If this happens, you need to go back to step 1 and start again. This time, each step may come more easily because you have done this before. This is a time of reflection to figure out what led to the relapse and identify and/or eliminate risk factors. We are always here to help our patients get back on track and will reassure you to never give up. You will never be judged for failure, only embraced with encouragement for success.