Hey my fitfam! As always, I feel super blessed to spend time with you. And, even more blessed to share all things fitness and wellness with you in our Boot Camp Challenge® podcast!
In our Boot Camp Challenge® podcast I will share the truth of all things fitness and wellness. We will talk about the best workouts out there, top nutrition hacks, how to lose weight, how to gain weight, why you can’t lose weight, kids fitness, boomers fitness, hormones, alcohol and the list goes on. I will also invite guest speakers who are experts in their fields. I will interview campers so you get a real life perspective on the balance of fitness and wellness. And, sometimes I will just rant. But it will always be the TRUTH. Always.
Thank you for your time. I do know it is your most valuable commodity to give. And I will always appreciate it.
Nutrition Questions, Answers, and Shockers
I hope you are having a most amazing day!
Get your listening ears on cuz this episode is FULL of nutrition questions, answers, and shockers!
And, to answer these questions, I invited back one of our favorite guests, Sarah Weitz, MS, RD. Since our last visit, she was super busy getting promoted to the Administrative Director at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine AND becoming a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. Sarah, you’ve been busy, girl!
And, she shared so much of her knowledge with us. These are the questions YOU have been asking so Sarah was here to answer. Here are just a few we talked about:
Can mushrooms help decrease memory loss and dementia? What is inflammation and what foods do we need to eat to reduce it? What are the only two types of plants that contain complete proteins? (Vegetarians and Vegans, listen up!) Does soy cause cancer? Does a plant-based diet help with autoimmune diseases? And tons more!
I always love conversing with Sarah on all things diet and nutrition. And, I hope you do, too!
So grab a coffee or wine or lace up your running shoes and hit play. We packed a whole lotta info in this one!
And, I know I say this often, but I am so thankful for YOU. I so appreciate you taking time to listen to our podcasts and share your thoughts, ideas, and comments. And, if you have any topics you would like us to discuss in future podcasts, please email me and let me know. The best ideas always come from you.
Much love, xoxo
Campers, Conversations & Cocktails
Hey friends, I know it’s been a minute since we last chatted! How are you holding up? Every time I think things can’t get crazier, they do. 2020, sit down.
Today I wanted to share our latest podcast with you. I invited three amazing women to share their stories and WOW, share they did.
First up was Tracy Bariani, a Boot Camp Challenge® camper, mom, wife and survivor of a very aggressive form of breast cancer. My biggest walk away after hearing her story…every day is a GIFT. Oh, and she is one of the strongest women I know.
Next up, I chatted with Stacy Cody. Yep, she has been a guest on our show a few times sharing all the fashion inspo with us. On this day, she updated us on her journey of weight loss and disease.
And, lastly, I talked with Elizabeth Pate. She is our newest Boot Camp Challenge® camper and she has lost 12 pounds during this pandemic. And, she did it virtually. And, she did it with no friends and no family (they just relocated before the pandemic). And with two littles running around. Yep, wait to hear her journey.
Ok, friends, grab a coffee, wine, water, and push play. I know these women will inspire you as they have me.
Real Talk on Racial Injustice and Making Changes
Hi my friend, I hope you are surviving, managing and maybe even thriving during this unprecedented time in history.
In this episode, I am sharing with you a Facebook LIVE I did with Kayla Burton, BCC trainer and mental health expert on social injustice and racism. It is powerful, informative and enlightening.
We dive right in and it was our goal to do so without judgment. Here are just a few nuggets we bring to the talk:
- How do I explain racism to my children?
- Is racism systemic in law enforcement?
- How do we make real change?
- The number we thing we can ALL do to help wipe out racism.
As always, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to our podcast. If you would like to reach out to Kayla for additional information, please email me at email@example.com and I will connect you.
Love you hard,
The Covid-19 Virus and How We Can Win This War
Hey my friends,
Firstly, I hope you are healthy. Secondly, I hope your loved ones are healthy. Lastly, isn’t this just insane?!
Because we are in an unprecedented time and the first pandemic for ALL of us, I wanted to invite on this episode one of our BCC campers who is also on the front lines of this battle. She is a doctor who agreed to spend some time with us answering our questions and bringing us some reassurance on how we can win this war.
Here are a few of the questions she addressed:
• What are the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus?
• How do I know if I have the virus or if it is just allergies?
• What are steps I can take to protect myself and my family?
• Can my children play outside with the neighbors if we have all been quarantined?
And loads more.
Thank you, Doctor for spending time educating us on how we can stay healthy. Thank you for taking care of us when we are ill. And, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for showing up every day to fight this battle for us.
And, for the rest of you, please practice social distancing, wash your hands and stay home!
Meal Planning 101
O.M.G! Meal planning 101 just dropped and you are going to poop your pants!
Okay, hopefully that won’t happen, but the intel dropped in this episode is amazeballs.
On this weeks’ episode, I am introducing you to Jessica Stafford, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and owner of Simple Nutrition, LLC. We had the best convo, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
A few of our topics:
• The most despised question asked of moms, and how to answer it
• Frozen vs fresh veggies: which is the best
• The best way to shop the grocery story
• How the grocery stores market to you, and how to stay aware
• How to remove 50% of sodium from your diet with just water
• The one nutrition strategy that will guarantee better health
And, my most favorite line, “Nutrition should be simple, not hard.” I so agree.
So, chica’s, grab a coffee or some wine or take a walk or take a bike ride and hit play on this podcast. I can’t wait to share with you. Xoxo
As always, thank YOU so much for your suggestions, questions and ideas on podcasts, guests and topics. This podcast if for YOU, and I’m so thankful you stopped by to take a listen.
Have a most amazing day.
Do Kegels Really Work? And All Your Bladder Questions Answered
Hey chica’s, I hope you are having a fabulous day!
On this weeks’ episode, I am introducing you to Brooke Kalisiak PT, DPT, WCS and owner of Legacy Physical Therapy, LLC. And, OMG, we had the BEST conversation!
We talked about bladder leakage, pelvic organ prolaspe, orgasms and so much more. But, I am ahead of myself. Let’s go back to Dr. Brooke.
Dr. Brooke Kalisiak is a Board Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist. She opened Legacy Physical Therapy in January 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri to offer specialized pelvic rehabilitation services to the public.
She has a passion for helping women and men enjoy healthy active lifestyles, restoring dignity and confidence in bladder, bowel, pelvic and sexual function without relying on pain medicines or surgery. Her mission is to educate the public about the importance of pelvic health. And, she is an awesome educator!
Here are a just a few of the questions she answered and topics she covered:
- The best exercises to strengthen the pelvic region
- How making one small change in your posture can help minimize bladder leakage
- How to test your pelvic muscles for strength (yep, it’s an assessment).
- How the pelvic muscles can affect your orgasm
- How you can test the strength of your pelvic wall during sex
- How men can test their pelvic strength
- Why bladder leakage is common but not normal
Thank YOU so much for your suggestions, questions and ideas on podcasts, guests and topics. This podcast is for YOU and I’m so thankful you stopped by to take a listen.
Have a most amazing day.
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