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How do I stay fit and healthy in midlife? Stop feeling tired all the time? What can help me stay motivated? These are some of the big questions that fitness and wellness expert, Heike Yates, dives into on her Pursue Your Spark Podcast. In addition to her actionable step-by-step approach, she interviews some of the most inspiring women that dared to live the life they dreamed of and how they handled their roadblocks. Heike’s specialty is to help you create real-life solutions and get real results. Thinking about how to eat healthily? Need help with motivation? Wondering what exercises are right for you? Discover how thousands of women in midlife turned to Heike Yates to create lasting fitness changes, and make sense of the fitness confusion, implement lifestyle strategies that get real results that last.

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How do I stay fit and healthy in midlife? Stop feeling tired all the time? What can help me stay motivated? These are some of the big questions that fitness and wellness expert, Heike Yates, dives into on her Pursue Your Spark Podcast. In addition to her actionable step-by-step approach, she interviews some of the most inspiring women that dared to live the life they dreamed of and how they handled their roadblocks. Heike’s specialty is to help you create real-life solutions and get real results. Thinking about how to eat healthily? Need help with motivation? Wondering what exercises are right for you? Discover how thousands of women in midlife turned to Heike Yates to create lasting fitness changes, and make sense of the fitness confusion, implement lifestyle strategies that get real results that last.

    #070. Building The Habits Of Everyday Happiness with Molly Watts and Angela McDade

    #070. Building The Habits Of Everyday Happiness with Molly Watts and Angela McDade

    Molly Watts and Angela McDade are the co-creators of Five for Life, the Five for Life Planner, the HABIT MINDSET, and co-hosts of the Live HAPPIER Longer Podcast. They are on a mission to help people learn how to get the most out of their lives while living a longer, happier life.
    Collectively this power friendship duo has spent years sharing ideas, stories, and researching scientific studies to see just why some people seem to thrive in all ages and why others struggle. 
    Sharing with us today the five daily tips for a happier (and longer living you!), they guide us through principals to live by and remember. Molly and Angela know the steps that get you from idea to accomplishing a goal and explain great tips to retrain your brain and boost motivation. Additionally, they share the secrets to staying happy in everyday life, especially in older age. Join us and take these great tips for yourself, your friends, and your family. 
    Where can people discover more about you?
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    • 40 min
    #069. How To Measure Your Fitness Progress

    #069. How To Measure Your Fitness Progress

    How many times have you started the new year with a resolution to do more exercise, eat healthier, take better care of yourself? 
    And how many times have you vigilantly started your workout routines with your end goal in sight, only to fall off the wagon before you’ve made any real impact on your health or lifestyle? 
    You’ve probably heard the saying “New Year, New You”, and it’s easy to see why the phrase is so commonly associated with our health and fitness. Whether you are getting back to your established routines after a seasonal holiday break from it or getting stuck into your resolutions to take better care of yourself, you are ready to become the ‘New You’.
    But this New You is not an instant manifestation. There is no quick fix and the progress you need to make will take time. 
    But how do you know that what you’re doing is working? How can you track the success of your fitness journey? 
    HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FITNESS PROGRESS In this episode, I share with you:
    5 Easy Methods to Measure Your Fitness Progress
    You can use these to track the progress of your fitness and measure the success of your efforts. Listen in to get the full scoop on: 
    The secrets of the scales - the story they don’t tell. Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that they measure your progress. But is the small part of your fitness story a big enough reason to risk the addiction?   Why you should keep that little black dress hanging in the wardrobe. Your dream clothes that you’re determined to get into are more than just an inspiring motivator, they’re also a great tool to measure your progress. Listen in to find out how!  How much water your body really needs, the best way to make sure you get it and some recommendations on how to keep track so you don’t forget. How often to measure yourself and the best ways and times to do it. But don’t get locked in on it - I’ll also cover why you shouldn’t be measuring too often.  The benefits of a Selfie. Whether you want to post those progress pics on social media to share your amazing new look and confidence with the world or keep them safely locked away in a drawer, is entirely up to you. Either way, I’ll let you in on just why you should be getting the camera out regularly during your journey to fitness.  Exactly what you need to record to make sure you get the most accurate and useful results from tracking your health plan.  How to avoid overwhelm when tracking your progress. That’s right, I’ve got your back! Even whilst you’re keeping track of your progress, I’m right here with you to make sure that you are enjoying every minute of it, and that you’re new found confidence keeps you on that wagon!  So click in and listen along to find out the 5 easy ways that you can measure your fitness progress. 
    Links mentioned in the show 4 Week Lean Out Program 5 Spark Lifestyle Guide How To Stay Hydrated When You Have Trouble Drinking Water Myfitnesspal Subscribe and Review on Apple Podcast
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    While you are there I would love it you left me a review over on Apple Podcast too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast, and I love reading them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you so much!

    • 16 min
    #068. How To Develop Stronger Mother/Daughter Relationships with Phylis Mantelli

    #068. How To Develop Stronger Mother/Daughter Relationships with Phylis Mantelli

    Family relationships are filled with ups and downs. Many people would put their own families in the “complicated” category. Parents are supposed to be the most significant role models in our lives, show us the right way, teach us to do the most necessary functions to live a prosperous life, and above all, show us, love.
    What happens when that dynamic goes wrong, and love is unable to be given by the person whom we need it the most?
    Phylis Mantelli did not have a conventional upbringing. She grew up with a bipolar mother who kidnapped her and her siblings while exposing them to violence and constant unrest.
    Phylis has spent her adult life working through the trauma she experienced while unintentionally becoming a trusted mentor for her community and beyond, and now a successful author.
    She has gone on to touch hundreds of lives by teaching compassion, forgiveness, how to break the cycle, and, most importantly, love. She specializes in helping mother/daughter dysfunctional relationships to heal and move forward.
    Where can people discover more about you?
    Website Podcast Purchase Book Instagram Facebook Links mentioned in the show:
    4 Week Lean Out Program Subscribe and Review on Apple Podcast
    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you are not, then I want to encourage you to do that right now. I don’t want you to miss out on an episode. Click here to subscribe to Apple Podcast.
    While you are there I would love it you left me a review over on Apple Podcast too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast, and I love reading them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you so much!

    • 44 min
    #067. Answers To 3 Of The Most Asked Questions 2019

    #067. Answers To 3 Of The Most Asked Questions 2019

    Let's start the year 2020 with a roar and take action in the health and fitness goals that are important to you. Before we move on, we need to take inventory and let go of old beliefs and habits and make room for healthy habits and achievable goals. 
    Answers To 3 Of The Most Asked Questions 2019
    How to get motivated and how to stick to an exercise plan?  Big ideas have small beginnings and why we need to stop doubting ourselves and trust the process. Don't ever give up because great things take time and the importance of self-care. How to stop overeating? How do I stick to a healthy diet? By practicing mindful and intuitive eating and implementing the five practices, we can stop overeating and stick to a healthy diet.  How to stay fit as I age? Best exercises for older women with back pain? What are the best activities to get rid of back fat? Do some research because not everyone has the same history and experience, and your needs are unique. Find the activity that lights you up, invest in yourself by hiring a coach, and find a friend to partner up to help you reach your goals. Links mentioned in the show:
    Discover How To Practice Mindfulness Now 5 Healthy Habits That Can Change Your Life How Pilates Can Transform Your Body And Mind How Pilates Works For Any Age And Fitness Level with Jillian Hessel How To Transform Your Life At Any Stage with Dr. Mimi Secor 5 Facts Why Pilates Rocks Your Body Every Time #41. How To Start Running In Midlife with Julie Saper and Lisa Reichman 4 Week Lean Out Program Subscribe and Review on Apple Podcast Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you are not, then I want to encourage you to do that right now. I don’t want you to miss out on an episode. Click here to subscribe to Apple Podcast.
    While you are there I would love it you left me a review over on Apple Podcast too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast, and I love reading them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you so much!

    • 34 min
    #066. How To Boost Your Self-Confidence - Pillar 4

    #066. How To Boost Your Self-Confidence - Pillar 4

    Confidence is the topic of choice today, and I want to share some of my most useful tips to build, create, and sustain confidence in the most important place of all - yourself!
    How to Boost Your Self-Confidence - Pillar 4
    Think of it in your life, baby steps that you've taken to get to where you are right now, to achieve the confidence you have right now. Life was unpredictable, and you didn't know how it would turn out. You could have failed, totally missed your mark, had unforeseen consequences, and you had to take chances. 
    Things you have tried and didn't work is also part of confidence.
    To Shine and Be Fiercely You Takes Practice. I share three things you can do to boost your self-confidence with you today.
    Links mentioned in the show:
    #060. Simple Ways To Find Balance In Your Life – Pillar 1 #062. 3 Ways To Be Mindful Every Day – Pillar 2 #065. Why Mental and Physical Strength Are A Powerful Team - Pillar 3 4 Week Lean Out Program What is one challenge that you might need help with? Reach out to me on Instagram @heikeyates.com
    Subscribe and Review on Apple Podcast
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    • 17 min
    #065. How To Create The Business You Love with Sue B. Zimmerman

    #065. How To Create The Business You Love with Sue B. Zimmerman

    Most of us have heard of Instagram, but can it really help to grow your business? Sue B. Zimmerman, Instagram Expert, and Business Coach say HECK YES, it’s essential and doable, even for the complete novice.
    Sue knows a thing or two about business, being a natural-born entrepreneur and owning her first million-dollar company at a mere 22 years old! She is a leader in business as well as in the art of balancing it all as a 2019 woman on the go. 
    Sue shares amazing gems about how to keep control of your life, balance time constraints without missing out, live for progress, not perfection and why health and mindset are non-negotiable. She details business mistakes and lessons and does everything with a passion and smile. Sue B. teaches entrepreneurs all over the world how to have more success with their visual storytelling and content on Instagram with her self developed a comprehensive Instagram course, called: Ready Set Gram. What are you waiting for, let’s dive in!
    Where you can discover more about Sue?
    Ready Set Gram Instagram Expert Personal Instagram Youtube - Free Instagram Learning Videos How to learn more about the 4 Week Lean Out Program
    4 Week Lean Out Program Subscribe and Review on Apple Podcast
    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you are not, then I want to encourage you to do that right now. I don't want you to miss out on an episode. Click here to subscribe to Apple Podcast.
    While you are there I would love it you left me a review over on Apple Podcast too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast, and I love reading them. Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a review" and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you so much!
     

    • 35 min

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I love all of the Podcast episodes in Pursue Your Spark. Heike is THE best interviewer! She asks all of the questions that you are thinking and want to ask while you are listening!

I especially loved this interview because I love Instagram. I loved Sue’s advice and can’t wait to start implementing her strategies.

Thank you Heike for sending out the most interesting and informative podcasts weekly that truly spark and inspire me in midlife!

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Inspirational

The guests Heike has on her show are so positive and inspirational. Her podcast leaves m with warm fuzzies!

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Pragmatic advice for every day women

Heike does a great job bringing pragmatic advice for women to utilize in their daily lives, especially those going through a life change.

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