How the online curriculum works
To get the basic idea of how it works, ask yourself:
“If I had a year to change my life and health habits… and I could ‘see’ my coach every single day online… how would I do it?”
The curriculum is a full year, divided into 2-week habit blocks.
- You log in to your personal home page.
(This is called a “Today” page, because it tells you what to do today.)
- You get a lesson to read.
- You get a habit – a small task to do.
- You measure and record your progress.
(This can be body measurements or other indicators that you want to track such as energy levels or adherence to an exercise routine. I can help you come up with ways that work for you.)
Every 2 weeks:
- You get a new habit to try and practice.
- You upload a photo (or measurements if photos aren’t your thing) as part of your progress tracking.
Here’s more about each element.
Your Today page.
Your Today page is like your Mission Control.
Every day when you log in, you’ll get a couple of “cards”: one with the day’s lesson, and one with the day’s habit to do.
Lessons are like blog articles – short, informative pieces that ask questions, offer ideas, explain why you’re doing something, etc.
Each lesson ends with “What to do today”, clearly describing what the next steps are for you.
Habits are small daily tasks to do.
You will only be asked to do one habit at a time, although the idea is that every 2 weeks, you will simply add a new habit to the older ones, rather than abandoning the older ones altogether.
Habits progress sequentially, one after the other.
We start with the most fundamental things first, and then build on them.
Habits have a particular order for a reason.
We call this “Things before things”: i.e. ensuring that the foundation is in place before progressing.
Most habits will offer a Level 1 and a Level 2 option.
Here’s an example of how that might look for one of the habits: Eating at least five servings of colorful fruits and vegetables.
If you’re new to eating our plant friends, feel free to mix up veggies and colorful fruit. Keep it simple and just get in the habit of eating the rainbow.
If you’re already a produce-eating ninja, then use this habit to polish your plant consumption skills. Here are some things to try:
- Improve your overall consistency.
- Try more servings, especially of colorful vegetables.
- Try new vegetables.
- Try a new way of prepping or cooking familiar favorites.
- Aim for more dark leafy greens. Hit up the farmers’ market and try something in season, or buy something that’s organic.