100 episodes

For women who have been dieting most of their lives and are ready to lose the weight, permanently, naturally and without the obsession... so that you can SHOW UP as your BEST SELF and LIVE your best life- whatever that means to you.

This is YOUR show. If you have questions of topic suggestions email me: tanja@ascendfitnesscoaching.com. Let's do this!

Fit + Vibrant You Tanja Shaw

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 82 Ratings

For women who have been dieting most of their lives and are ready to lose the weight, permanently, naturally and without the obsession... so that you can SHOW UP as your BEST SELF and LIVE your best life- whatever that means to you.

This is YOUR show. If you have questions of topic suggestions email me: tanja@ascendfitnesscoaching.com. Let's do this!

    317: Cortisol, Weight Loss and Living a Vibrant Life

    317: Cortisol, Weight Loss and Living a Vibrant Life

    Weight loss might be a high priority for you, but it's not for your body. Your body's first priority is survival. And if you are chronically stressed, your body will prioritize stress management (survival) over your metabolism. 

    But stress isn't just work deadlines, a tight budget and rush hour traffic. There are many other stressors that you might not even be aware of, and yet they are impacting how you feel (and yes, your ability to lose weight) every single day.

    Press play and join me for a bit of science, strategies and mindset shifts to manage stress and live a vibrant life. 
    -Tanja x

    When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help.
    ⭐️  FREE Quiz: Uncover Your Weight Loss Roadblock. Take this 2 minute quiz get your personalized 3 step plan to breakthrough what's keeping you stuck. www.fitvibrantquiz.com 
    ⭐️ Get the Wake Up Call: Inspiration and Motivation to become a fitter, healthier, more confident and happier version of yourself, every single day. www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall
    ⭐️ Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community!
    ⭐️ Subscribe to the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast on your favourite podcast player.

    • 27 min
    316: Not Feeling Motivated or Enthusiastic On Your Weight Loss Journey?

    316: Not Feeling Motivated or Enthusiastic On Your Weight Loss Journey?

    The two questions I get asked the most often are:
    "How do I get motivated?" and 
    "How do I get more consistent?"

    If you're like most people, you feel inspired, motivated, and enthusiastic when you start a project or program. But over time, that motivation wanes. 

    You feel less excited to close the kitchen after dinner.
    You feel less enthusiastic about drinking sparkling water instead of wine. 
    You feel less motivated to get up before sunrise to go to the gym.

    In the past, you've given up. You slipped back into old habits and patterns. 

    This time, let's do something different. Take a listen to this episode for a new perspective on enthusiasm.
    -Tanja x

    When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help.
    ⭐️  FREE Quiz: Uncover Your Weight Loss Roadblock. Take this 2 minute quiz get your personalized 3 step plan to breakthrough what's keeping you stuck. www.fitvibrantquiz.com 
    ⭐️ Get the Wake Up Call: Inspiration and Motivation to become a fitter, healthier, more confident, and happier version of yourself, every single day. www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall
    ⭐️ Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community!
    ⭐️ Subscribe to the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast on your favourite podcast player.

    • 28 min
    315: The Underlying Cause of Your Sugar Cravings

    315: The Underlying Cause of Your Sugar Cravings

    Instead of learning tools and mindset strategies to overcome sugar cravings, wouldn't it be better if you didn't have them in  the first place?

    I USED to think overcoming sugar cravings was just about mindset; and while I still think mindset is important, it's not everything. There's a lot we can DO to minimize cravings, so that we don't need to practice our mindset ninjas skills every night when the oreos call.

    And that's exactly what we're going to do in this podcast.

    Grab your device, hit play and let's chat!
    -Tanja x


    When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help.
    ⭐️  FREE Quiz: Uncover Your Weight Loss Roadblock. Take this 2 minute quiz get your personalized 3 step plan to breakthrough what's keeping you stuck. www.fitvibrantquiz.com 
    ⭐️ Get the Wake Up Call: Inspiration and Motivation to become a fitter, healthier, more confident and happier version of yourself, every single day. www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall
    ⭐️ Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community!
    ⭐️ Subscribe to the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast on your favourite podcast player.

    • 31 min
    314: 4 Important Reminders to Get the Body and Life You Want

    314: 4 Important Reminders to Get the Body and Life You Want

    Friend, I don't know about you, but I often need to hear things more than once before they sink in. I need to REMIND myself of helpful tools and mindset shifts often.

    I can listen to a podcast or read a book and feel motivated and inspired, and then go take action. But then, as the days and weeks pass, I can find myself drifting into unhelpful thoughts and old patterns.
    I'm pretty sure I'm not alone 🙋‍♀️
    But with every reminder, the tools and mindset shifts borrow a little deeper into my being, until eventually, it's just who I am. 
    Let this week's podcast to a timely reminder for you (and me) on four important tools and mindset shifts to get you the body and life you want, and deserve.

    I'm really glad you're here!
    -Tanja x

    When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help.
    ⭐️  FREE Quiz: Uncover Your Weight Loss Roadblock. Take this 2 minute quiz get your personalized 3 step plan to breakthrough what's keeping you stuck. www.fitvibrantquiz.com 
    ⭐️ Get the Wake Up Call: Inspiration and Motivation to become a fitter, healthier, more confident and happier version of yourself, every single day. www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall
    ⭐️ Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community!
    ⭐️ Subscribe to the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast on your favourite podcast player.

    • 25 min
    313: Some of the Most Important Habits will Not Result in Weight Loss

    313: Some of the Most Important Habits will Not Result in Weight Loss

    Chances are, if you're reading this or listening to this podcast, you want to lose weight without the diet obsession. You want to get to your happy, healthy weight and STAY there. You want to get consistent and stay consistent. You don't want to think about food all the time.
    I hear you. What you want IS possible, but the path to get there is not a straight line.

    It can be messy, it can feel uncomfortable, and some of the steps to get there might not lead to weight loss. In fact, some even might have you gaining some weight. 

    I recorded this podcast to remind you that we are playing the LONG game. I also share something that I've never shared on the podcast before. 

    I'm glad you're here. I'm on this journey with you. 

    Press play and let's really talk about what this journey actually looks like.
    -Tanja x

    When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help.
    ⭐️  Learn the 3 Critical Mistakes women 50+ make when trying to lose weight, and what to do instead at www.fitvibrantguide.com
    ⭐️ Get the Wake Up Call: Inspiration and Motivation to become a fitter, healthier, more confident and happier version of yourself, every single day. www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall
    ⭐️ Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community!
    ⭐️ Subscribe to the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast on your favourite podcast player.

    • 19 min
    312: Menopause is NOT Just about Your Hormones with Jennifer Harrington

    312: Menopause is NOT Just about Your Hormones with Jennifer Harrington

    Menopause is NOT just about your hormones.
    Yes, you read that right!
    While hormones might be the first thing you think of when you think of menopause, if you want to thrive in perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause, there are many other factors you must consider.
    If you want to feel good at this stage of your life (and I don't know who wouldn't!) you're going to love my interview with Jennifer Harrington.
    Jennifer (Jenn) Harrington is a Naturopath who specializes in naturally supporting women transitioning into menopause. She is the Clinical Director of Menopause Natural Solutions and author of "From Invisible to Invincible, the natural menopause revolution.
    We get a bit sciencey, but I firmly believe that the more you understand WHY the habits that Jenn recommends are important, you'll be more inclined to do them. I also believe that when you understand a bit about how your body works, you'll be able to ask better questions and have a more active role alongside your healthcare practitioner.
    Join our conversation to learn
    ✔️ The other factors you'll want to consider in this stage of your life
    ✔️ Simple strategies to minimize hot flushes
    ✔️ Strategies on how to get started preparing for menopause

    To connect with Jenn, go to https://www.menopausenaturalsolutions.com/
    Enjoy the interview!
    -Tanja x
    When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help.
    ⭐️  Learn the 3 Critical Mistakes women 50+ make when trying to lose weight, and what to do instead at www.fitvibrantguide.com
    ⭐️ Get the Wake Up Call: Inspiration and Motivation to become a fitter, healthier, more confident and happier version of yourself, every single day. www.fitvibrant50.com/thewakeupcall
    ⭐️ Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community!
    ⭐️ Subscribe to the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast on your favourite podcast player.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

jessbrownrd ,

Tanja is awesome!

Tanja brings a great energy and a wealth of knowledge to her show! You won’t regret listening!

Lana C-Dale ,

Well Beyond Weight

I found Tanja while searching for help and it was one of the best results Google has ever supplied for me.

I was lost in the mystery of this fifth decade and didn’t understand what was happening to me, my body, and my personality. It was a definite low point because the person I was no longer seemed to exist.

Tanja’s podcast and programs go well beyond weight. She offers insight to navigate through the multitude of emotional and physical challenges of growing older and bolder in a society that is consumed with youth.

Tanja conveys her message with compassion and accountability. She is with you to encourage you along the journey and constantly reminds her audience to celebrate the wins and to be flexible with the plan as we continue toward the goal.

It is so refreshing to have someone who recognizes the process is not going to be perfect - nothing ever is. She reminds us that real life will happen and challenges are inevitable. What we learn and how we grow from the challenge is what makes us stronger, wiser and better prepared for the next.

I no longer feel alone in this journey and I have a community of support that will help me to accomplish my goals. But, (and this is the primary benefit), the goal is not simply to lose weight. I now truly want to be kind to myself, to appreciate who I am, and to invest time in being the best version of myself that I can be.

I could not ask for anything better and I highly recommend Fit Vibrant You. Please invest 30 minutes to listen to one podcast and you will understand.
Thanks for reading!

Reboot923 ,

Love the Q&A

The Q&A podcast was excellent. You provided some very insightful answers to questions most of grapple with pretty regularly. I think you should do more of these types of shows. I always enjoy listening to your podcast whatever you do but I found this one particularly helpful. Thanks! Michele

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