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FitFizz is here to help you ditch all gimmicks in fitness and nutrition, find strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health and to remind you to celebrate victory along the way.

I’ll be sharing 25+ years of professional experience in the health and fitness industry and my personal experiences with autoimmune disease. My knowledge — and my mistakes — can now be your empowerment! Life is hard, but living healthier doesn't have to be.

FitFizz | Energy, Mindset, Health Kelly Wilson

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FitFizz is here to help you ditch all gimmicks in fitness and nutrition, find strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health and to remind you to celebrate victory along the way.

I’ll be sharing 25+ years of professional experience in the health and fitness industry and my personal experiences with autoimmune disease. My knowledge — and my mistakes — can now be your empowerment! Life is hard, but living healthier doesn't have to be.

    76: Suzy Goodwin from the Run Lift Mom Podcast: Parenting Priorities and Staying Active

    76: Suzy Goodwin from the Run Lift Mom Podcast: Parenting Priorities and Staying Active

    Suzy Goodwin of the Run Lift Mom podcast is joining us today!  
    Suzy is a marathon runner who also enjoys lifting, she's the mom of 4 young kids (3 of which are triplets), and she's very passionate about uplifting women and guiding other moms through their fitness journey. For the dads listening, she's got some good advice for you too and also for any non-parents listening.

     
    Highlights in this episode:

    • The official world record that Suzy once held

    • How she started running, kept running and made time as a busy mom and military spouse

    • Injury prevention for runners

    • Her best advice for prioritizing time as a parent

    • Life hacks for getting out of bed before the kids demand your attention

    • Re-exploring her "why" for staying active since COVID

     
    Here are all of Suzy's links where you can find out more about her and her podcast, plus links to other resources she mentioned in the show today!

     
    Run Lift Mom Website: https://runliftmompod.com/


     
    Run Lift Mom Podcast: https://runliftmompod.com/podcast/

     
    Zyia Activewear: https://www.myzyia.com/RUNLIFTZYIA/shop/catalog.aspx

     
    Suzy's Instagram: @runliftmompod

     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runliftmompod

     
    TikTok: @runliftmom

     
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-zdnnN85gltYei1AtXRMg

     
    Simon Sinek's book, Start With Why https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591846447/?ref=exp_fitfizz_dp_vv_d

     
    Charge Running App: https://www.chargerunning.com/ 

     

    • 25 min
    75: Be Your Own Best Health Advocate: How I was Misled By This Phrase

    75: Be Your Own Best Health Advocate: How I was Misled By This Phrase

    What does it truly mean to "be your own best health advocate"? I thought I knew, but it wasn't until my health was at rock bottom that I was forced to realize what it really meant. If you're thinking to yourself that it seems pretty obvious how you should be your own best health advocate, I hope you'll listen with an open mind because it goes deeper than you might initially think.  
     

     
    Looking back at my own health timeline I can see that I was never really my own best health advocate until around 2017. I say I was forced to start doing so because I was jobless, didn't have health insurance, and couldn't even afford food so paying a doctor out of pocket certainly wasn't an option. This happened while I was in the most pain of my life and my health was the worst it had ever been. I was forced to start figuring things out on my own.  
     

     
    Prior to that, I behaved like so many other people who are taught to blindly trust doctors. Before my epiphany, I thought that being my own best health advocate simply meant that if my doctor told me to do something that sounded ridiculous, I wouldn't do it. Or I thought that if I was diagnosed with cancer, I'd get a second opinion if my insurance covered it. That's what it meant to be my own best health advocate, right? Wrong. Oh so wrong.
     
     

    I'm not saying anyone should place blame on themselves if they haven't been their own best health advocate but the whole reason for this episode is to hopefully help you see things in a new way. I don't want you to have to suffer for years unnecessarily as I did.
     
     
     

    I always strongly recommend that everyone works with a functional medicine doctor or integrative doctor for anything relating to autoimmune conditions, migraines, chronic pain, chronic illness, or anything that you've been struggling with for years and feel like you simply can't get true help or answers from a general practitioner or even a specialist of any kind. If they keep prescribing drug after drug and nothing really gets fix you're long overdue to take your power back, see a functional medicine doctor and learn to be your own best health advocate for real.
     
     

    Also in this episode:
     
     

    • Examples of ways that are not being your own best health advocate
     
     

    • Examples of ways that actually are
     
     

    • Personal downfalls of mine when I was not being my own best health advocate and how I learned to change that
     
     

    Set up a 1-on-1 coaching session with me: fitfizzstudio.com/coaching  
     


    Facebook group with resources to find a functional medicine doctor near you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FitFizzRawEnergyOasis/

    • 29 min
    74: Carrageenan: A Common Food Additive That Might Affect Your Health

    74: Carrageenan: A Common Food Additive That Might Affect Your Health

    Today's topic is carrageenan. It's a plant-based ingredient that's in many foods and a lot of people can also have a sensitivity to it. For those who are affected, they're often in the dark as to what the culprit of their discomfort is. That's why I'm bringing this to your attention today.
     
     
    Carrageenan is something that's added to foods and pharmaceuticals to emulsify them, to thicken liquids, or to give them a gel-like consistency. Carrageenan itself comes from red edible seaweed, or sometimes it's called Irish Moss. So it is a natural plant product, therefore it IS in many foods that are labeled as vegan but it's also highly inflammatory for many people.
     
     
    Also in this episode:  
     

    • What kind of symptoms you might experience with a carrageenan sensitivity  
     

    • What kind of foods contain carrageenan  
     

    • Other names for carrageenan that you'll find on food labels  
     

    • How carrageenan creates inflammation  
     

    • Be careful of false information about carrageenan  
     

    • How to find out which brand/foods contain carrageenan  
     

    • What does GRAS mean and why to be cautious when you see this label
     
     

    Find me on social media @fitfizz and let me know what you thought of this episode and if you learned anything. Or you can leave a review on Apple Podcast, OR, you can leave me a voice message or ask a question that I might read on the show by going to  https://www.speakpipe.com/fitfizz
     
     
     

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    I’m Kelly Wilson, owner of fitfizzstudio.com and I’m a certified trainer, nutrition coach, behavior change specialist, autoimmune disease educator and I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. I'm here to help you ditch the gimmicks, find strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health, and to remind you to celebrate victory all along the way!
     
     
     
     

    The information shared is for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing should be interpreted as an intent to diagnose, treat, cure, heal, or prescribe.
     
     

    • 28 min
    73: Why It Feels Good to Move: Magic in our Molecules

    73: Why It Feels Good to Move: Magic in our Molecules

    Have you ever heard of the hope molecule? It's pretty cool.
     
    You already know that when it comes to movement, something is better than nothing. You've also probably heard of endorphins, and we know that serotonin is our happiness hormone, so it's good to do things that give you an extra hit of serotonin such as getting exercise, meditating, or spending time in nature. But there's more to it.
     
    Why does it feel so great most of the time to sweat, and push limits, and move heavy things, and run long distances, and dance like nobody's watching — or if you're like me to dance like everybody is watching?
     
    There is something nicknamed the Hope Molecule which is responsible for this. So even though it can be fun to think of the body as "magic", there obviously is something scientific happening in the chemical soup known as the human body.  
    Also in this episode:

    • How to activate "the hope molecule"
     
    • How the hope molecule activates our feelings of hope and courage

     
    • The role of myokines in the body

     
    Leave me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/fitfizz

     
    https://fitfizzstudio.com/coaching

     
    In case you're new to FitFizz, I’m Kelly Wilson, owner of fitfizzstudio.com and I’m a certified trainer, nutrition coach, behavior change specialist (as in — I'm certified in knowing how to help people change their unhealthy behaviors), autoimmune disease educator and I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry since soon after Suzanne Summers started selling the Thigh Master back in the 90s. I'm here to help you ditch the gimmicks, find strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health and to remind you to celebrate victory all along the way! 





     
    The information shared is for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing should be interpreted as an intent to diagnose, treat, cure, heal, or prescribe. 

    • 13 min
    72: Why Some Doctors Say That Adrenal Fatigue Isn't Real

    72: Why Some Doctors Say That Adrenal Fatigue Isn't Real

    In episode 9 I talked about adrenal fatigue and I'm long overdue for a continuation of that. Today I'm explaining why many doctors say that adrenal fatigue simply doesn't exist.  
    If you don't have adrenal fatigue or don't think it applies to you, here's why I want you to keep listening: many topics that I cover are precursors to autoimmune conditions that can be avoided or reversed without medical interventions.

     
    Roughly 1 in 4 people are living with 1 or more autoimmune conditions right now. That's a lot. And it's prevalency is only going to increase because a lot of these things stem from chronic stress, lack of quality sleep, unaddressed trauma, and poor nutrition. So if you care about more than 3 people on this planet, it's important to have awareness of these things because it can empower you to be able to see red flags of disease in those that you care about.

     
    Let me confirm from my experience — when I was in it, I couldn't see it for myself because I was too deep in the symptoms to see clearly. If you have these types of issues happening in your life, you certainly aren't going to have the luxury of caring about superficial things like how much you can deadlift, having a smaller waist, or having triceps that don't jiggle...and that's why I want to educate on red flags of disease here on the FitFizz podcast!

     
    Some of the things you'll learn in today's episode: 

    • Why functional medicine doctors acknowledge adrenal fatigue but other doctors don't • Basics of adrenal fatigue

    • What adrenaline allows us to do

    • Breaking down the term adrenal fatigue and why semantics makes people dismiss its existence

    • Medical gaslighting

    • Other terms that are similar — but not equal to — adrenal fatigue

    Using natural supplements to lessen your perceived stress load:


    https://www.amazon.com/shop/fitfizz?listId=3JSFIH1I0HBGU
     
    Set up a personalized virtual coaching session with me so I can guide you towards feeling relief in your stressed-out life:


    https://fitfizzstudio.com/coaching
     
    Share this with someone in your VIP section...and until next time, breathe, stay strong, and always celebrate victory!

     
    I’m Kelly Wilson, and I'm the owner of fitfizzstudio.com and I’m a personal trainer, nutrition coach, behavior change specialist, autoimmune disease educator and I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry since barely anyone knew what email was. I’m here to help you ditch the gimmicks, find strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health, and to remind you to celebrate victory along the way.




    This show is for educational and informational purposes only. None of the contents should be interpreted as an intent to diagnose, treat, cure, heal, or prescribe.

    • 27 min
    71: Befriending Stress Before Hitting Rock Bottom

    71: Befriending Stress Before Hitting Rock Bottom

    Stress. Never heard of it?
     
    I'm totally joking because we all know about regular-schmegular stress, but what about Eustress? Or pre-traumatic stress? I used to be THE worst person I knew when it came to dealing with stress, but I have changed that quite a lot. Having an autoimmune disease forced me to wake up and see how truly destructive stress was for my health.
     
    I'm sharing the story of my personal rock bottom with stress in my life and how I started to turn things around. If you tend to react to stress in extreme ways, it very well could be a trauma response. Science has also proven that if you can re-learn the way you think about stress, that in itself can even minimize the destructive side effects it has on your health over the course of years and decades.
     
    Listen to this episode before you hit your version of rock bottom with stress and before autoimmune health issues happen.
     
    Other things you'll learn in this episode:
    • How stress responses are often a side-effect of unhealed trauma
    • How COVID lockdown has been easier than dealing with the stress, instability, and isolation of having an autoimmune disease that was triggered by allowing stress to run my life
    • How to begin to improve your recovery time from a stress response
    • How society gives us an illusion that stress is not dangerous and how to change that
    • How to learn to observe yourself and your thoughts as an outsider the next time stress starts to take over
    • The harm of extended cardio if you're chronically stressed out
    • The harm of choosing exercise over sleep if you're chronically stressed out
    • The benefits of adrenal support supplements
     
    Leave me a voice message with your feedback, what you learned or a victory you want to celebrate. 
    (Submissions might be used on the show)
     
    1-on-1 coaching sessions
     
    Until next time, breathe, stay strong, and always celebrate victory!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

Katie220 ,

So relatable

I met Kelly probably 5 years ago (give or take). As a massage therapist I am used to hearing stories about people’s lives and sometimes being an ear or offering encouraging words. Kelly was not that person. I’m not sure who helped who, and I looked forward to seeing her on my schedule b/c of our conversations. I’m so glad I happened to find her here, and so proud that she is doing exactly what she said she would do 5 years ago.

Htnjnj ,

Yes!

Listening to this podcast was like chatting with a very supportive (and knowledgeable) friend! ❤️ awesome!

Thusel ,

FitFizz

Very interesting and encouriging. There is so many things I can relate to. I'm looking forward to the next episodes.

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