Welcome to Embrace Your Real with me, Julie Ledbetter, a podcast where I empower you to just be you. My hope for you is to stop hating your body, picking a part every flaw, questioning your worth, doubting your strength, making excuses, and constantly starting over.
I get it, I’ve been there. I know it feels like an impossible cycle to break, but let me tell you: I’ve successfully broken the decade long struggle, and over the last 7 years I have helped thousands of other woman do the same. I know it’s possible and that’s why I am here to ensure you do, too!
Every episode, I dish you a dose of real talk and actionable advice for building the body you want, creating unshakable confidence and embracing your authentic self.
Each week I share my secrets on how to honor your body with movement, nourish your body with exactly what it needs, and give you transformative mental shifts that will help you show up for your life in a powerful way.
Are you ready to embrace your real? Let's get it, let's go!
What Your Ideal Body "Should" Be
If you struggle with society’s expectations for what a woman’s body “should” look like, I feel you. I used to think my body should be perfect. I thought my body should have zero cellulite.
I thought it should have zero fat. I thought I needed to have a thigh gap and six-pack, and that every muscle needed to be perfectly defined. But let me tell you, this is NOT a body you should be striving to achieve. And in this episode, I explain why and dive into what your body “should” actually be!
7 Thoughts on Intermittent Fasting
Should you be intermittent fasting? Is it really as amazing as all the advocates make it seem? How do you know if it's right for you? I know, I know, there are so many questions! In this episode, I have 7 thoughts to share with you on intermittent fasting that I highly recommend you consider prior to giving it a try. I’m not trying to persuade you one way or another, I just want you to understand all the pros and cons so you’re fully equipped to decide whether or not it’s right for you.
Unlearning Society's Expectations for Us
Why do we think we need to become skinnier? or more productive? or less sensitive? or more outgoing? or whatever it is we think we need to become? Why do we think we need to become less of what we are and become more of what we are not? In this episode of Embrace Your Real, I challenge you to question why you are doing what you are doing. Are you doing it for yourself or for society?
Getting Off Your Fitness Plateau with Progressive Overload
Are you stuck on a fitness plateau? A plateau happens with your fitness because you are repeating the same demands week in and week out. When you do this, your body adapts. Progressive overload is this simple principle that involves continually increasing the demands you place on your muscles to ensure you are continually making progress with muscle growth, fat loss, strength, and endurance. And in this episode, you're going to learn exactly how to add progressive overload to your workout routine!
Cellulite is Normal (So Let's Normalize It!)
Have cellulite? I need to let you in on a little secret…Having cellulite is not a sign that you are unhealthy, or that you need to lose weight, or that you are not in good enough shape, or that you need to work out more. Cellulite is just a sign that you are a WOMAN. And in this episode, I’m going to dive into why cellulite is something to celebrate and not something to be embarrassed about.
7 Things to Stop Apologizing For
As women, we LOVE to apologize, and as women on a health journey, we love to apologize even more. Why do we feel the need to apologize for doing the things that are in alignment with who we want to become? Sister, it’s time we STOP apologizing. We are allowed to take up space in this world, and we are allowed to do and say and be whatever feels most authentic to us without feeling the need to apologize. So in this episode, I’m going to walk you through 7 things we need to stop apologizing for ASAP.