Visualization . . . .

Visualization | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

. . . . is imagining yourself, looking out at the ideal result. It is the practice of envisioning your dreams as if they were already complete. As part of your health journey, it can be an invaluable tool in reaching your goal weight. Here are some visualization techniques that can help:

•    Create a visual picture. Find a photo of yourself at your goal weight if you have one. Or select a picture of someone or something that represents a target weight for you. Try posting that photo where you'll see it frequently throughout the day. This is an excellent way to visualize your "why" and keep focused on your goal.

•    Index cards. Your journey towards lifelong transformation is a series of small steps. You can use index cards to write down the steps you need to focus on.  Try reviewing your stack of cards every morning and evening. Visualize yourself completing each step. This will keep your transformation journey in the forefront of your mind as you go through each day.

•    Use affirmations to support your visualization. An affirmation is a statement that evokes not only a picture, but the experience of achieving that goal. An example: "I'm attending my wedding and people are telling me how beautiful I look!" Repeat it frequently as you continue your health journey, and look for small victories to celebrate on your way to a healthier life.

•    Expect results. Through writing down your goals, using the power of visualization, and repeating your daily affirmations, you will make great things happen. All of these techniques allow you to change your beliefs and opinions about yourself, which is essential for a successful health journey.


Visualization | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

Journey To Success - Nadia

Journey-to-success-Nadia |Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coac


“My life has changed. I now see the world as an amazing opportunity to share and care for others!”

Nadia would have never dreamed of becoming an OPTAVIA Coach™ as she had struggled with weight throughout her life. Depressed, Nadia felt like her unhealthy lifestyle was permanent. “I was a food addict.”

Growing up, Nadia was never taught healthy habits and therefore used food solely as a coping mechanism. “After many attempts on other programs, I would always gain the weight back.”

Scared and in need of change, Nadia sought help from her doctor who told her to try OPTAVIA.® After losing 120 pounds*, Nadia feels like a different person. “I’m on top of the world! My life has changed. I now see the world as an amazing opportunity to share and care for others!”

Consumed with joy, Nadia can now be herself. She has finally stepped out of her shell and enjoys life. “I’m always smiling and laughing. When talking to everyone I meet, I know it’s important to invest in friendships and relationships.”

“The OPTA Community has loved and encouraged me.” Nadia has made lasting friendships with like-minded, positive people who understand what she has been through and support her. She learned Dr. A’s Habits of Health system along with healthy habits she never knew. “I have replaced my old, bad habits with new, healthy habits that sustain me mentally and physically.”

“I want to spread the message of hope to everyone. There is a solution!”

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds.