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Bridges2Barbells Radio is a faith and fitness-based podcast educating women on sustainable eating habits, weight training, and overcoming self-criticism and doubt. Each week I give you the tools to help you understand what is needed to eat and train in a way that promotes balance and freedom. By incorporating faith and Scripture, I teach you how to defeat negative self-talk and create new thinking and habits that empower you to create a life of confidence.

Bridges2Barbells Radio Jessica Bridges

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Bridges2Barbells Radio is a faith and fitness-based podcast educating women on sustainable eating habits, weight training, and overcoming self-criticism and doubt. Each week I give you the tools to help you understand what is needed to eat and train in a way that promotes balance and freedom. By incorporating faith and Scripture, I teach you how to defeat negative self-talk and create new thinking and habits that empower you to create a life of confidence.

    The Why & How of Relationships: The Attachment Theory Explained

    The Why & How of Relationships: The Attachment Theory Explained

    Relationships, in my opinion, are the most important thing that we have as humans. Whether you want to or not, we all form attachments to others. Sometimes those are attachments are healthy and many times they are unhealthy effecting our mental and emotional health in a negative way. So, how do unhealthy relationships form? Typically, we can look back to childhood and see how we learned to attach to others which causes us to develop an attachment style. If our early relationships were negative, we develop defense mechanisms that follow us to adulthood and come out in our current relationships. Today, I’m going to talk about those attachment styles, how they form, what behaviors are presented because of that attachment, and how to change your story so you can function in healthier and fulfilling relationships. Hope you enjoy this one!

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    Emotional Burnout: The Burden of Codependency and How to Let it Go

    Emotional Burnout: The Burden of Codependency and How to Let it Go

    In this episode I want to talk to those who are stressed, feeling burnt out, and overwhelmed. Your emotions are all over the place and maybe you can’t even pinpoint why… but you’ve just reached a point of exhaustion. If you’re feeling emotional burnout, it’s likely because you have not set personal boundaries and you may be wrapped up in a codependent relationship. Codependency is a toxic relationship dynamic in which the rescuer is left with an empty tank and is emotionally exhausted. So today, I want to talk to that rescuer and help you identify how you got into this role, why being a rescuer is unhealthy, and how to step out of that role. Tune in today and be encouraged because you are not stuck! Restore your relationships and your emotional tank as you start to examine your relationships and the role you play in them.

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    Managing Stress and Anxiety- How to Handle Stress For Physical and Mental Wellbeing

    Managing Stress and Anxiety- How to Handle Stress For Physical and Mental Wellbeing

    Let’s talk wellbeing and managing stress and anxiety! Mental health and wellness are not uncommon topics. There are audio books, podcasts, and youtube videos galore, specifically teaching stress reduction exercises and how to cope with stress. However, anxiety is the most common mental illness today. Why? Because people aren’t slowing down long enough to deal with trauma and overcome stress. My podcast is taking a slight shift from only talking about weight loss, weight management, and strength building, to incorporating therapeutic type episodes. I want my listeners to achieve greatness, not just in physical health, but also mental wellbeing. Today, I’m focusing on the topic of dealing with stress and anxiety and how people get to a point where it’s uncontrollable. I’m going to teach you methods for not only dealing with stress, but also how to prioritize, how to use good stress for your benefit, and how to perform activities that promote a strong mindset. Join me today and let’s achieve overall wellness together!

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    Investing in Yourself for the Right Reasons

    Investing in Yourself for the Right Reasons

    We all know that eating nutrient dense food and exercising often is good for you. We know the benefits of eating well and why physical fitness is important. But so many people are still doing these healthy acts with the wrong intention and that’s why they burn out. So, besides having the desired aesthetics, why is it important to be physically active? Why do we need exercise and nutritious food? Today, I want to talk to you about changing your mindset from doing the right actions with the wrong intention to doing the right actions because of love and respect for the amazing body God gave you. Tune in and be encouraged for find your unique “why”!
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    The Reason You Struggle Sticking to Your Diet and Exercise Plan and How to Fix it!

    The Reason You Struggle Sticking to Your Diet and Exercise Plan and How to Fix it!

    It’s not a secret that following a diet and exercise routine is HARD! Weight loss is hard. Building muscle is hard. We go through the cycles of yo-yo dieting, we find our motivation to exercise for a little while, but eventually we can’t follow through and we go back to the same old habits that are so tough to break. Why are we so apt to fall off track with nutrition and workouts? Today I’m going to tell you why many people can’t follow through with healthier habits and how to fix it. Tune in and learn about the strategy I use with my clients to help them get to their goal and what stages people go through in their journey to healthier habits.

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    Hope & Endurance for Troubling Times

    Hope & Endurance for Troubling Times

    What makes us keep going with all the bad in the world? I think a lot of people are struggling with this thought right now, and it’s easy to fall into that negative mindset trap. But today, I want to encourage you to endure until the end. Even in the darkest times, we still have hope and God has a plan. Now is not the time to give in or give up! Tune in and let me help you reframe your circumstances. Now is the time to focus and fulfill your calling!

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Customer Reviews

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47 Ratings

47 Ratings

CaseyCece ,

Helpful, easy listen

Her podcasts are delivered articulately and come from a place of knowledge, experience and the desire to help her listener. The information is easy to understand and will leave you motivated to take action with all that you learn. I would recommend you subscribe if you haven’t already!

Jansapps ,

Love this podcast

So authentic. I love the information all of the content. It is so helpful and uplifting. Also I love that it’s my very interests, workouts, health, God, although I probably should’ve put those in a different order. I highly recommend this podcast.

E Chase Powell ,

Can’t Stop Listening

Jess and I met through Facebook, and I saw her podcast posts. I just had to check it out! Now, I can’t stop listening! She is knowledgeable, inspiring, and genuine. She makes everything so relatable and easy for anyone to understand and follow. Being a former fitness trainer who worked at a Christ-centered gym, I am so grateful to have people in the world like Jess to leave a legacy of faith and fitness.

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