This is a loaded episode! Questions? email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to approach vacation in one of two ways: 1) I would stuff my face for an entire week, waiting with baited breath to have to step on the scale once I was home and face the damage 2) I tiptoed around eating for the entire trip, nervous that I would undo all of my hard work. I counted points, calories, and stressed about whether or not I should have the local, homemade, seasonal cheesecake. Would it be worth the guilt and anxiety that it would cause? When you’re dieting, you’re either on or off the proverbial bandwagon. But when you’ve found a way to navigate the middle- you can literally eat the same way year round- whether you’re on vacation, whether it’s your birthday, or whatever. Life is so much better on this side of dieting. Questions? Send me an email email@example.com
I think most of us operate from victim mindset almost all of the time. There are different levels to it, and as I dive deeper into understanding how my victim mindset operates, I continue to learn how it holds many women back from living a life they can be truly obsessed about. Playing the victim card feels really good. People pity us, nothing is our fault, and there’s nothing we can do to change the situation. Playing the victim role allows us to point fingers at every thing and every one else. As good as being the victim might feel- it also keeps us stuck. Stepping out of the victim role and into responsibility is one of the biggest mindset shifts you can ever make in your life. Everything from your exercise, your nutrition, your body image, your job, and even your relationships- one of the biggest changes you can make is shifting your mindset out of this space. Emily and I dive deeper into what victim mindset is, how it’s holding us back, and what we can do about it. Questions? Shoot me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
In this week’s episode, I answer: What’s the best way to go about finding a trainer to hire or what gym to go to? What’s the best protein powder you should buy? Or should you even worry about protein supplements? How can you enjoy cooking for yourself if you’ve never lived alone? What autoimmune diseases do I have and how do they affect me? Am I satisfied with where I am as a business owner and a coach? How do you know if you’re still participating in diet culture? Got a question for me that you want answered on the podcast? Shoot me an email! email@example.com
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This episode is so special to me. Back in 2013-ish, I almost threw in the towel. I didn’t want to feed into the big machine that is “this industry” but I felt so lost. Is there really room for women to talk about getting stronger? Is there really room for women to train women to quit the insane dieting protocols and learn to take up space in the weight room? A mentor of mine back then, Mark Crabtree, who has since passed away, turned me onto Nia Shanks. “You’re going to want to follow her.” The rest is history. Nia has been a lighthouse for me along my journey working in this industry so far. And I cannot wait to have you tune into this episode to talk about all things lifting heavy, eating well, and what it means to LIFT LIKE A GIRL. Questions? Shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I used to call myself a weight loss coach. And now? Well, it’s actually not even my priority to help you lose weight anymore.
You may have noticed that I’ve been posting all over social media that I’m pretty sick of weight loss and fat loss. I’ve had a few massive shifts in how I view my position as an authority and a coach in this industry that have been very hard to put into actual words- until recently. This episode dives deep into why I’m totally not interested in helping you lose weight.
Binge eating has NOTHING to do with food.
It has everything to do with HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE FOOD.
Don’t hire me.
Don’t hire anyone.
This is why this episode can cost me my job (sort of!)
There is so much you need to figure out and get a handle on before you start focusing on fat loss.
There’s SO MUCH BS to sift through out there in the online space- ESPECIALLY when it comes to dieting.
One day, we’re reading articles demonizing something and the next day, another click bait article comes out saying we need more of that one thing. It’s maddening, isn’t it!?
We have to skim the fat (no pun intended) and stick to the big rocks of what is actually important.
Something interesting happens when we focus on the big rocks- all of the noise fades away. We don’t click on every.damn.thing. on the internet. We don’t implement this new crazy idea that we think is the MISSING PEICE every time the wind blows. Doesn’t that sound nice?? IT IS!
Break through the noise- focus on the big rocks.
I got your back, girlfriend.