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How to Recover From Stress & Emotional Sabotage

If you have ever thought, ‘I feel like I’m wasting my time,’ ‘All this work is pointless,’ or even ‘I am so sick and tired of my self-sabotage,’ this message is for you. The other day I was reflecting on these thoughts that inevitably come our way when we are trying to improve our nutrition, fitness, and body goals. Self-sabotage comes easily, and we feel guilt, shame, and frustration around not meeting our own expectations. I CONFESS: I used to be SO DANG HARD on myself whenever I’d break from my goals, eat the cookie (or whole bag, haha), and lay in bed miserable with a tummy ache, gas, and shame. What was wrong with me? Why couldn’t I follow through? Was I broken? Maybe you’re no different than I used to be? The fact is: It’s very, very, very difficult to be ‘perfect’ even when you know better. That’s...

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Episode #165: “Take Off the Guilt Goggles” with Amanda Barker

Are you a mother who feels guilty whenever putting time into fitness and your health? Do you feel that you’re doing your family and children a disservice by putting yourself as a priority?   Tune into this Body Buddies episode where Kristy Jo interviews Amanda Barker, founder of HalfTee Layering, about how SHE does it as a mother, business owner, and fitness advocate. You will gain insight and perspective from this mother of 8 who runs a successful business into how she views personal boundaries, keeping health a priority, and focusing on being the best person she can be. In this episode, Amanda and Kristy Jo will discuss: How she incorporates a variety of fitness activities into her life Her morning routine that powers her up each day Parenting tips for how she manages 8 children and a business Setting boundaries for workout time. When do do a gut check...

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...