Robyn Downs is the researcher, educator, storyteller and mama behind her blog, Real Food Whole Life and The Feel Good Effect podcast!
She is a working mom and a woman in the real world who is trying to balance the demands of her life with creating a healthy lifestyle for herself and her family.
In this episode, Robyn shares her own personal journey to creating this healthy balance. She encourages us all to examine our goals in a different way, to let go of perfectionism, and to infuse all of our self-improvement efforts with an oft-overlooked success factor: self-compassion!
Robyn’s journey to a healthy pregnancy, and getting healthy during early mom life By walking away from something, you give yourself the space to say yes to something else Taking those small steps builds momentum to be able to say, “this isn’t serving me anymore” The two main challenges for women trying to live a healthy lifestyle Moving away from someone else’s prescriptive plan of perfection Setting incremental goals as opposed to always aiming for perfection Living with that shame spiral and guilt of not being able to achieve “perfection” Self-compassion as jet fuel for your transformation Changing your mindset so that you can actually be happy right now! Modeling the behavior we want our children to exhibit when it comes to how we talk about our bodies Cutting ourselves off from any influences (magazines, social media, etc.) that feed our negative self-perception
Mentioned in this episode:
Real Food Whole Life
The Feel Good Effect
How to Create a Wellness Routine (with Goal Setting Activity)
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