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Final Blog in the Series on Change

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Here you are – at the final blog in this series on creating change – be proud of yourself for sticking to it! 

Secret ten is:

Nurture your support network.
Share your goals and challenges with close family and friends.  Let them know how they can support you as you move forward.
Join an online community like SparkPeople or a group in your area to cheer you on!  Plus, when you encourage others it is encouraging for you too. 

Having support makes a huge difference.  SparkPeople communities are free and have food trackers, exercise trackers, teams, and more. I have even found support groups on Facebook, meetup, and other sites. You just have to look.

A few closing thoughts:
* Change is challenging; view it as growth and stay in for the long term benefits. Take it at your own pace because then you will make it work.
* Change is a journey and adventure of self-discovery. Now I value every single day of the journey more than eating everything I wanted.  I learned so much about myself and grew a whole new, more nurturing relationship with myself.
* From caterpillar to butterfly: if you help a caterpillar break free of the cocoon, they will never have the strength to fly. Build your strength through challenge.

I’m Beth Donovan, a certified master health and life coach. Thank you for joining the journey to creating change. I hope you enjoyed it.
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