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“Transformation” with Brittney Becker (Episode 189)

Transformation is a word often looked at by society as one of completely magical changing. However, here at Body Buddies, we know that transformation is created one meal, one workout, and one day at a time. It requires a shift in internal dialogue, emotional processing, and intentional external behavior. This process of remapping the brain is extraordinary when one sees it happen in another’s life (or their own!). Far too many think it’s “impossible” and too hard for them. That’s why I asked Brittney Becker, mother, wife, and rockstar Body Buddy to come on the podcast to talk about her transformation. She will share with you insights into balance, shifting beliefs about herself, and how to make it all happen while being a mom of many children! You will love learning in this podcast with Kristy Jo and Brittney. Tune in now and share with another mother who is on...

How to Manage PMS Naturally (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a major health issue impacting women who are in child-bearing years. Symptoms of PMS include both physical and emotional conditions that can affect your quality of life. Instead of taking the conventional approach, here at Body Buddies, I like you to think like a strategist to take control of what you can control. And that is quite a lot! According to Educator Margaret Christensen, MD, “we want to address the actual underlying hormonal imbalances and triggers from a functional standpoint.”  To do that, we should look at each symptom, then trace it backward to understand some of the potential lifestyle, nutrition, and emotional approaches we can take to help alleviate these symptoms. Emotional Symptoms of PMS: Anxiety Depression Irritability Physical Symptoms of PMS: Breast Tenderness Severe Cramps Heavy Periods Nausea There are many different pathways to look at as this is a complex interaction of hormones going...

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Episode #187: Self Mastery in Body and Mind

Are you ready to take your mindset and awareness of body behavior to the next level? Are you ready to challenge your patterns of habit and optimize them to coming from a place of love? If so, you’ll LOVE this podcast, a piece of a recording from the Body Buddies World Masterclass in April. Each month, Kristy Jo hosts a Facebook Live training for members to train on topics, answer questions, boost morale, and get members excited about their health journey! Join Today for just $8/month: www.BodyBuddiesWorld.com Body Buddies World Membership is the PERFECT way to get accountable, stay connected, and get answers to your questions while completing any Body Buddies program or coaching. 38% off Coaching Calls with Kristy Jo up to 2x/month!  Post questions in the group anytime to get support from the community of members. You will feel a new motivation and surge of “I can do...

Where Does Spirituality Fit In Your Health Improvement?

Have you ever wondered how to deepen your purpose, and the meaning behind caring for your body with proper nutrition and fitness? Have you ever felt there was a part of you that was missing? Have you wondered how you can find more enjoyment in everything you do? If so, you’re not alone. Feelings of emptiness, lack of motivation, and overall ‘blah’ seem to be a constant companion to so many who I am blessed to interact with at Body Buddies. In this blog post, I would like to consider together the benefits of bringing more spirituality into everything we do–from nutrition and fitness to our every day work and hobbies. I believe that a careful analysis of your life and the effort to incorporate my challenge at the end of this post will be the first domino in a chain reaction of positive events in your life. I can...

5 Shocking Ways to Combat Depression with Real Food

“If you struggle with feeling hopeless, sad, depressed, or mentally fragile, you’re not alone. More than 100 million American (1 in 3) struggle through life with depression.” -Mark Hyman, MD Pharmaceutical companies are preying on the epidemic of a highly depressed population. Anti-depressants are prescribed left and right as the default coping mechanism when we are feeling stressed, sad, blue, and our  “light” has gone out. While I do not fault physicians entirely as I feel many of them are doing their best to help people with acute conditions who present, and I recognize they just do not have the time nor training to get to deeper root causes, conventional medicine cannot cure the rising rates of depression through treating symptoms only.  There is a division of those who prescribe medications alone, then there are those who insist that therapy is the path to the heart of the issues. We can observe a huge disconnect...

Exercise a New Beginning: Physical Activity for Addiction Recovery

Strengthening the body is not only an investment in your future but a well-known antidote to a variety of ailments like depression and anxiety. Evidence has shown that physical fitness can be a powerful ally in the fight towards long-term addiction recovery. Exercise has associated effects on the brain as well, by increasing the production of ‘feel good chemicals.’  However, beginning and sticking with a workout program can seem intimidating, but learning about the plethora of possibilities, trying a variety of exercise classes, exploring retreats and other options will open up hope for what lies ahead. Exercise Ideas Physical activity improves brain function by restoring the production of important neurochemicals, like dopamine, serotonin, thus enhancing mood, memory, and focus. Yoga Yoga is an ancient practice of meditation and relaxation. As an exercise regiment yoga does not only increase physical fitness by increasing flexibility, mobility, balance, and strength, but it also...

The Top 10 Mindset Podcast Episodes from Body Buddies

What does it take to get motivated and build a strong mindset? I think it comes down to hearing new ideas and perspectives that help you dislodge the apathy or lies you tell yourself. You see, your brain tries to protect you. It comes up with stories that you attach emotion to, and those stories and emotions frame the foundation for your behavior. Here is an example: Let’s say you are struggling to follow through and eat your healthy meals each day, or avoid the desserts altogether. What could possibly be stopping you from following through when you say you want to do better? Though the possibilities of solutions here are endless, I have found with many of my clients that they have created a story in their mind that it is vain, or putting too much focus on themselves and the look of their body to eat healthily. The emotion rides...

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The Power of Mindset and Emotional Awareness | Mental Discipline

Getting clear on what’s going on in the space between your two ears is more important than you may have previously thought. Sure, it sounds important–people are very quick to say “mindset matters.” But in my world of coaching individuals through their irrational thoughts, limiting beliefs, and lack of follow through, I know that the mental battles you face hour by hour if not minute by minute are those that will make or break your desire to be happy and have joy each day. It’s hard, and you get wrapped up in human emotion. Whether it’s fatigue from your never-ending to-do list or stress from your assumed expectations of others, you may be left feeling frazzled most of the day. Add into that the stress you create by constantly jumping on social media and letting the notifications popping up on your phone be the driver of your time. No matter...

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3 Secrets To Building Confidence In Yourself

Dear Body Buds, Finding confidence in yourself can often be a journey that feels too hard to make. Friends and family tell you to “just be to be confident,” but they may not understand the mental blocks you’re experiencing. Today I want to provide for you 3 secrets to building confidence in yourself that you can begin implementing and seeing resulting growth happen immediately. I often reflect back on the girl I was growing up–my journals are filled with statements of insecurity. I didn’t think I was pretty. I thought I had a weird face. My forehead was too big. None of the boys seemed to like me. I didn’t even kiss a boy until I was almost 20! I didn’t have a boyfriend until I was 24!  In spite of my achievements in dance and education, I was lacking something deep within. CONFIDENCE. Confidence that only I could give...

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5 Secrets to Go From Sluggish to Superstar!

Dear Body Buds, You know those days where you wake up feeling sluggish–you feel the weight of your body, a slight headache coming on at the back of your eyes, overwhelmed with the thought of the days’ tasks, and all you want to do is hit snooze and disappear under your bed covers forever? Yeah, I know you know what I’m talking about. I’d like to share with you some secrets that I know about and continue to cultivate in my own life that make a big difference!. These 5 secrets should not remain secrets–I want you to share them with everyone! Please hit the SHARE button at the bottom of this post! As I practice these tactics, I wake each day feeling energized, directed, on a clear path, and excited for my day! Wouldn’t that be great if you could go from sluggish to superstar in literally 1 day? I’m...