This episode is pretty raw for me. It is not an easy thing for me to talk about, but I think it is an extremely important topic.
It deeply saddens me to see so many women consumed by shrinking. I want to change that and I think sharing my story can help a lot of women.
Today I share:
If you exercise consistently and make healthy food choices and struggle to lose weight, here are some tests you can ask your doctor or naturopath about:
*general blood work (including Vit D, Iron, Iron stores, B vitamins)
*thyroid panel (can be done with general blood work)
*fasting blood glucose series (this is multiple draws before/after sugary drink - this might only be relevant if you have a fam history of diabetes, but worth asking about)
*adrenal testing (spit test?)
*sleep study (only necessary if sleep apnea might be a concern - do you snore?)
*sleep consult (only necessary if you're routinely getting less than 7 hours of sleep)
*food sensitivity testing (can be done via blood draw)
I have found naturopaths are excellent at spending a lot of time really diving in and closely looking at this information, more than MDs. Most naturopaths will book a 90-minute intake appointment, which is really necessary to dig deep into your concerns.
Back in Episode 13, I shared with you that I’m a bit of a stalker. Jill Coleman is someone I’ve been stalking for a couple years now. Her story about the evolution of her relationship with food is something I relate to 100%.
As I’ve taken a gentler approach with food in recent years, I have been so inspired by everything Jill has to say. In fact, I’ve adopted many of her philosophies (especially when it comes to WINE – can I get an AMEN?!?)
If you struggle with food at all, you will learn a ton today!
Today Jill shares with us:
To read more fully about Jill and her philosophies about food, head over to: www.JillFit.com
On May 3rd, Jill will be launching her TreadLift program here: www.TreadLift.com
For more Shameless Mom info on “Bad” Food Days, check out Episode 03.
Before I start this episode on the topic of why you should not hustle I have to say thank you. Thank you to all of you who listen to this podcast, comment, share your stories or leave reviews! I woke up this morning and saw on iTunes that The Shameless Mom Academy is ranking in 3 categories for new and noteworthy! So thank you so much for your feedback!
Why you shouldn’t you hustle? I have five reasons why you shouldn’t! The hustle can have such an effect on your body not just physically but mentally as well. Your body needs rest and a chance to recharge so you don’t lose your mojo or passion.
Today we learn:
Craig Ballantyne is a Productivity and Success transformation coach, an author and a Fitness expert. His new book is called The Perfect Day Formula. He also created the successful Turbulence Training fitness program.
Craig has been my business coach since before my son was born. He gets more done in a day that anyone I know. He keeps things simple and sets himself up for success each day. He’s our first male guest on the show, but once I started reading his book, The Perfect Day Formula, I knew so much of it was relevant to Moms and I had to bring Craig on to share the formula!
In this show, Craig shares the following:
Get the book on Amazon - The Perfect Day Formula
PerfectDayFormula.com - get the kit to assist you in creating your vision
You can read his daily blog at earlytorise.com
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I got a lot of feedback from episode 3 when we talked about “having bad days with food”. There is no such thing! What you eat does not define who you are or what kind of person you are. If you haven’t listened to episode 3 you should pop on over and listen. To kind of tie in with episode 3 we are going to talk about sugar and cravings. I am going to give you some tips and tools to fight back against those sugar cravings! A lot of people believe that they eat lots of sugar because they have no willpower. This is wrong! It is not about willpower. If you have had sugar recently or eat it frequently then you will crave that sugar. So let’s talk about some less challenging ways to get rid of those sugar cravings.
We are going to talk about:
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Every mom remembers what it was like to be a teenager right? And we all remember that predictability and teenagers is nonexistent. Imagine starting out motherhood with teenagers! Jen Briggs, a dear friend of mine who is a business and life coach has done just that! As you can imagine it’s probably not easy to maneuver into a family that was once three and is now four. Step mothers also get a bad rap in our society. Which by the way not all step mothers are evil. With her new marriage, kids, new business and recent move she is going to tell us how she makes it all work.
Jenn shares with us:
I am an amazing stalker and I totally own that! I’m not a creeper, because there is a difference! I try to use my stalking powers for good and that’s what we are talking about today. My stalking comes out of my desire to connect with certain people and figuring out how to create those connection opportunities! This is going to be fun, so join us!
There are lots of really great reasons to engage your stalking skills:
I had the desire to do this at one point in my life when I joined a mastermind. I went to my first meeting without a website or any sort of online business. Even though it was scary, I was surrounded by people that were very successful in online business. This helped me more than anything I could have done alone in my business.
Ask yourself: What can I learn about them so that I can start learning from them?
How do you start stalking?
Lead with a compliment.
Find common ground upon which to build a relationship.
If you have nothing else to offer to them, be their supporter, their cheerleader.
Make sure they know you are deliberate in wanting to have a relationship.
I was able to use these tips to connect with someone this past week that I look up to! I was able to make contact with Lewis Howes at an event.. I was very intentional about trying to connect with him, and I happened to connect 3 different times, so hopefully this will lead to more connections at some of his events in the future. At the same event, I was able to meet several other people that I admire, and I will be having them on the podcast. Even though they were out of my league, I still put myself out there and made the connection.
One of them was Jill Coleman - My guru for having a healthy relationship with food - check her out at www.jillcoleman.com
This isn’t super comfortable for me, but I approached my stalking at this event with no shame in my game, and it paid off! Don’t be afraid to be a stalker!
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I’m sure all moms can agree that life turns fast pace when you become a mom. It’s hard to slow down when you are trying to keep up with your kids, your house, being a wife, just everyday life. Sometimes you have to slow it down a bit. Learn how to balance everything in life but especially time with family.
Maria Ross, our guest on the show today is going to share with us some tidbits that she uses to balance between life and business. Maria is a brand strategist, author, actress, owner of Red Slice and speaker. She has received several praises for her book: “Branding Basics for Small Business”. And her second book called “Rebooting my Brain” is a really good read, especially if you have ever been through a health scare. She suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and this book is a memoir on her amazing recovery. Maria is an inspiration and this episode is definitely worth the listen!
Maria shares with us:
email: maria [at] red-slice[dot]com
Let’s face it, fitting exercise into our busy mommy lives can be a struggle sometimes. Today we are going to be talking about ways to make exercise part of your morning routine. The reason I say “part” of your morning routine is because when you have kids you just don’t know how your day is going to go! Obviously things happen, like your kid has a fever all night, so your workout is probably not going to happen first thing in the morning. But exercising can really help with certain struggles we may have with our kids and ourselves.
Today we will talk about:
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Today on the show we have a good friend of mine, Susie Lane. Susie is a mom, chef and has had her own business, The Kitchen Door since 2005. The Kitchen door is a Seattle based business that provides meal solutions for busy families. We are going to talk about Susie’s challenges and victories on running her business mostly from home and how to build your legacy with passion.
We will talk today about:
Welcome! Launch has been incredible! I have gotten so many messages, and I have been overwhelmed with support for this launch!
So, let’s talk about the obvious. We have a new name. I got an email about trademarks and copyrights, etc. related to the podcast. So, this sent me into a major panic, because I never intended to do anything wrong. It turns out I had to change the name of the podcast because I was infringing on someone’s trademark. So this has turned into a wild ride already!
I learned a few things about myself through this situation:
Until next time, do something shameless!
Let’s talk about taking a flying leap! So many times we don’t make certain decisions or do certain things because we think we can’t. We are going to talk about ways to get to that place to take a leap and how to take a flying leap and make it work.
Today we are going to talk about:
Today on the show we are going to be talking with Laurie Kennedy. Laurie is a Toronto based nutritionist, health and wellness business expert, online strategist and mother of two. She works with health practitioners, healers, coaches and fitness professionals who want to start up their purpose driven businesses. Laurie does not mess around!
Laurie makes it all work beautifully, even though it’s not always so beautiful. We are going to talk about the challenges of having kids, the challenges of working with her husband (he is business partner), and dirty moments like when she broke down in a hotel shower on Mother’s Day and the magic of 5 am.
Laurie shares with us:
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We are going to go into a dark place and talk about trauma. I recently experienced trauma on vacation and it’s been a little difficult to come back from. Trauma and vacation do not go together!
Today we are going to talk about:
You can find the show notes at http://selfishmomacademy.com/07-what-happens-when-you-witness-trauma
Have you ever tried to do something to get out of your comfort zone, only to have it go terribly wrong and have your life flash before your eyes? Yeah, that happened to me and my son! Then we’re going to talk about one of my biggest passions! I have built an entire career on it for the last 13 years. That’s right! We are going to talk about exercise! What kind of exercise is right for you and how you can integrate it into your life, and how to make it feel like it’s not a big chore.
In today’s episode:
Maybe you have had a day or two of these? Especially since having a child my anxiety can be through the roof. It can be because of what I have on my to do list and sometimes it’s just a bunch of random things and I’m having a hard time managing it. So I’m going to talk about my nervousness and anxiety and what has helped to turn around my day. Let’s face it we have to get things done and it’s so much easier to get things done if you are feeling positive and optimistic. So here are three tips that I want you to use to help turn around any tough day that comes your way.
On today’s episode we will talk about:
I’m going to talk about putting my kid in daycare and not even feeling guilty about it. I know I’m supposed to feel guilty about this but I don’t and I’m going to tell you why.
In this episode we will talk about:
On today’s episode we are going to talk about how to not have bad food days. I’m going to give you tips and tools that will make you look at food differently and change your food habits. So get ready there is going to be some major mindset shifts! Everyone has relationship with food and most of us do not have a healthy relationship with food. Let’s start working on it right now!
Today we talk about:
On today’s episode we will be talking about how to become more powerful in your daily life and how becoming powerful will help you with all goals in all areas of your life. I’m going to give you five tips on how to perpetuate power and how potty training has created more power for us in our house.
We will be talking about in this episode:
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On today’s episode we are going to be talking about the four pillars of being a selfish mom. The four things that make mom’s tick if we can get all four of these in unison. Also, a little bit about the controversy about the name of my podcast.
Here is what we will be discussing:
Resources Mentioned on the Show:
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I’m super excited about getting this project off the ground. I’ve been sitting on it for months, so this going to be amazing. This is going to be my place to just be a real Mom and be really open about what it’s really like.
Just a bit about me. I have been working with women in fitness since 2003. I own my own gym, called Sync Fitness in Seattle. Prior to that, I worked in a Psychiatric Hospital. Believe it or not, I grew up overweight - a real macaroni and cheese kid. I’ve struggled with self- image, and those are some things we are going to be discussing.
This is NOT a podcast about fitness. Sure, I will give you some tips on fitness and nutrition as they relate to everyday life. I’m not into cultivating rock hard bodies anymore - I’m into creating an amazing life!
Here’s what we’re going to be talking about (or not) on the show:
You CAN expect from the show:
Resources Mentioned on the Show:
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