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Welcome to the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T where we will approach the difficult topics of life, have inspiring guests, and bring empowerment to all. This community is a place where we can be who we are instead of who others want us to be.

Apr 21, 2018

Wish you had a renowned life coach to give you advice and guidance, but maybe it’s not in your budget? Today is your lucky day because I sat down with acclaimed author, speaker, and life coach Tim Storey to tell you how to overcome challenges by listening to a higher power and share your message with the world.


Listen to the podcast HERE


Tim Storey is a well known coach among celebrities, athletes, and executives. He has traveled all over the world and spoken to millions of people encouraging them to step into their calling. He is also the pastor of a church in Yorba Linda, California where he serves people from all walks of life.
In this episode, Tim shares about his childhood and the path that led him to having such an incredible influence. He talks with us about why he believes everyone has been “spoken over” by God and why God wants to turn your “mess” into a “message”.
This podcast will encourage you to listen to what God is speaking to you, trust in the process, and unapologetically step into your calling.


Questions I Asked Tim:
❏ How can we avoid getting stuck in an “almost” life?
❏ How do we know if we are off track in our goals?
❏ What would you say to someone listening who was not religious and did not know if there was a
God?


Topics Discussed:
❏ Why we should not be “discount versions” of ourselves. ❏ Howtoovercomesetbacks.
❏ The three levels of living.


Quotes from the show:
❏ “In order to be successful on the battleground you have to be strong on the holy ground.”
@TimStorey
❏ “Don’t be a discount version of yourself.” @TimStorey
❏ “Your principles will help you get through your problems.” @TimStorey
❏ “You can go through recovery and discovery at the same time.” @TimStorey
❏ “An ‘utmost’ God did not create ‘almost’ children. You need to cooperate with your utmost
calling.” @TimStorey
❏ “Some things in life you decide. Some things in life you discover.” @TimStorey

❏ “His super with my natural makes me unstoppable.” @TimStorey ❏ “God will enable your unable and make you able.” @TimStorey ❏ “God uses shakey people to do sturdy projects.” @TimStorey


How you can stay in touch with Tim:

❏ Website
❏ Instagram ❏ Facebook ❏ Twitter


How you can stay in touch with Linda:

❏ Website
❏ Facebook ❏ Twitter
❏ Instagram ❏ Pinterest
❏ YouTube ❏ SoundCloud


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Apr 19, 2018

I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week award winning director, writer, choreographer, and the executive producer of TEDx Lincoln Square, Tricia Brouk.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

Tricia is a “performance expert” where she helps others tell their stories whether that is from a stage or the big screen. She believes that speaking is something that we all can learn. She has a passion for fusing together principles from the entertainment industry and tactics from public speaking to help speakers become more engaging and confident.

 

In this episode, we discuss how she got started in speaking and her journey in becoming a TEDx organizer. We explore several powerful topics including how to overcome failure, how to effectively look to others for inspiration, and her five tips on how to get started in speaking.

 

Tricia’s mission is to “nurture the the potential speaker” in you. She believes that we all have a message to give. This episode will empower you to use your authentic voice and confidently share your message.

 

Questions I Asked Tricia:

  • How do you know what is too much to share or not enough?
  • How do you overcome the fear of speaking?
  • How do you “get a feel” for the audience so that you know who you are speaking to?

Topics Discussed:

  • How you can overcome your nervousness
  • How to make a scripted speech sound conversational
  • How to handle critics

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “When you have an important message to share with the world, you must find a way to share it” @TriciaBrouk
  • “One person in the world can be potentially be changed if you share your story” @TriciaBrouk
  • “I see them walk onto the stage as one person, and walk off as another” @TriciaBrouk
  • “It’s not about you. It’s about the message.” @TriciaBrouk
  • “Don’t stand back in fear but step out into your greatness” @LindaMitchell
  • “It’s not just about what you are going to get it’s about what you want to give” @LindaMitchell
  • “Be who you are not who you think everyone else wants you to be.” @TriciaBrouk

 

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Apr 14, 2018

I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week, best-selling author, radio host, and weight loss expert, Dr. Lori Shemek.

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In this episode, Dr. Shemek talks to us about the role of inflammation in illness and weight gain. She discusses with us the dangers of the “calorie myth” and the “low fat myth” and why it is important for us to be consuming sources of healthy fats.

 

We also discuss the importance of omega 3, the best sources of protein, and how we can appropriately gain muscle while losing body fat.

 

This is an educational episode for those who want to better understand weight loss and regain control over their diet.

 

Questions I Asked Dr. Shemek:

  • What is the underlying cause of weight gain?
  • What are some indicators of silent inflammation?
  • What are foods that we think are healthy, but are not?

Topics Discussed:

  • Foods that shrink fat cells
  • Ways to decrease inflammation
  • Sources of omega 6 that need to be eliminated from our diet

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “Eliminating sugar from your diet is the best thing you can do” @LoriShemeK
  • “You can live a healthy, optimized life as an older person” @LoriShemeK
  • “Always listen to your body” @LoriShemeK


How you can stay in touch with Dr. Shemek:

 

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Apr 3, 2018

This week I sat down with Stacy Berman to talk about how our body image affects every aspect of our lives. Stacy is the founder of Systems by Stacy, a luxury line of organic whey powders. She holds her doctorate in natural medicine and has over twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE 

 

Stacy has spent years researching the science behind how our thoughts affect the way we feel. She says that we have been “indoctrinated” to believe that our worth is based on our looks. She teaches us how we can overcome harmful self-perceptions and replace negative thoughts with self-love.

 

We dive in deep, discussing how our thoughts affect us on a biochemical level, the role of epigenetics, and the power of our subconscious mind. This is a fascinating episode that will empower you to take control of your thoughts and create for yourself once and for all a healthy body image.

 

Questions I Asked Stacy:

  • How can women shift their self-image after their physical bodies have changed?
  • What are ways we can create more self-love?
  • Will you talk to us about the connection between mind, body, and spirit?

Topics Discussed:

  • How we sabotage ourselves to stay in our comfort zone
  • How to find the origins of your fear
  • How negative thoughts can affect your metabolism

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “Put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. The fear will melt away.” @Linda Mitchell
  • “You should always love yourself. But that doesn’t mean you should be complacent.” @TheSystemByStacy
  • “Love yourself and use that as a platform to jump off of.” @TheSystemByStacy
  • “Define your own self.” @TheSystemByStacy

 

How you can stay in touch with Stacy:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

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Mar 30, 2018

 

Warrior Mom with JJ Virgin

 

I am so excited to introduce to you our guest this week, New York Times bestselling author, celebrity nutrition expert, and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ Virgin. Her latest book, Miracle Mindset, shows warrior moms how to be strong, positive leaders for their families. She also shares inspirational lessons that she learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

Listen to the podcast HERE

During JJ’s first book launch her 16 year-old son was hit by a car and left for dead. She shares how she used the “Miracle Mindset” to fight for her son’s life and “overrule” what doctors were telling her. She believes that our best time of growth is during challenges and that her family is now “better for what happened.”

 

We also walk through her famous Virgin diet and she explains why “eating less and exercising more” does not always work.  We also talk about weight loss resistance, the link between self worth and health, and why you should always put your health first.

 

Her story is incredibly inspiring and will empower you to “go for the impossible”.

 

Questions I Asked JJ:

  • How can we build a support team?
  • What would you say to someone who feels like they could never do what you did?
  • How does mindset tie into us being physically healthy?

 

Topics Discussed:

  • A way you can control your mindset throughout the day.
  • The best way to teach your children how to be healthy.
  • Her biggest failure when she first started in fitness coaching.

 

Quotes from the show

  • “We become better through trials, challenges, and difficulties.” @JJVirgin
  • “You are not going to raise healthy kids if they see you treating yourself like a second class citizen.”@JJVirgin
  • “Having a better mindset helps you in every area of your life, every single day.” @JJVirgin

 

How you can stay in touch with JJ:

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

Mar 23, 2018

I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week, Tara Rae Bradford. Tara is the Founder of The Potentialista®, a boutique public relations agency that works with authors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to help them share their innovative ideas with a larger audience while also building a respected reputation as an expert.

Listen to the podcast HERE 

 

Tara shares her personal story about when she was at the top of her career and yet felt incomplete. As a lead nurse in a critical care unit, she heard countless people share their regret for not spending more time with the people that they loved and living a more fulfilled life. Within a few short years, she left that career and pursued her dream of helping others thrive and live to their fullest potential.

In this episode, we talk about having the courage to follow your passion and overcoming self-doubt. We explore the topic of imposter syndrome and identify its symptoms. I also share a personal vision that helped me overcome my own fear of the unknown.

This is a powerful episode for those who struggle feeling worthy of their calling and need to shift their mindsets to pursue greatness. We hope after listening you will be empowered to embark on your own adventure and pursue the things within you.

 

Questions I Asked Tara:

  • What are the symptoms of imposter syndrome?
  • How did you learn self-love?
  • What is the science behind Imposter Syndrome?

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of “I am” statements.
  • How to ask for and accept help.
  • Stretching outside of your comfort zone.

 

Quotes from the show

  • “If you are going to go anywhere worth going you cannot go by yourself. You have to have the help of others” @LindaMitchell
  • “It’s all about mindset” @TaraRaeBradford
  • “A lot of times we believe that we don’t deserve what we want” @LindaMitchell
  • “When you are letting go of the past, it is normal to feel sad” @TaraRaeBradford

 

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Resources Mentioned

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

Mar 20, 2018

This week I sat down with Justin Krane, author, money strategist, and frequent guest on MSNBC to discuss how we empower ourselves financially.

Check out the podcast HERE

I love Justin’s message because he encourages his clients to ENJOY life. Instead of feeling guilty about buying a five dollar coffee drink, he says that we should at times indulge in small pleasures. Although he agrees that we need to live and spend responsibility,  he has a refreshing way of teaching how to go about that.

We discussed many things in this episode including the power of delegating and creating a solid team around you, the importance of human capital, and how to develop a prosperity mindset.

This is an incredible episode for those who may feel at a loss with their finances or struggle with knowing how to balance a budget and still enjoy life.

Questions I Asked Justin:

  • How can we create better systems in our business?
  • Should we save for retirement?
  • How do we clear our mental blocks about money?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why men should not dye their own hair
  • The importance of getting on the “money scale”.
  • The importance of delegating.

Quotes from the show

  • “Systems are sexy.” @LindaMitchell
  • “Be a prosperity thinker. Believe that you can create the life that you want by taking action.” @JustinKrane
  • “I believe you have to fail all the time” @JustinKrane
  • “You have to invest in things that will make your strengths better”. @JustinKrane
  • “There is nothing wrong with working on yourself” @JustinKrane

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Mar 16, 2018

Today’s show is for those who need an extra dose of motivation! I am incredibly excited to introduce to you Todd Durkin. Todd is an internationally recognized coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates people worldwide.

At the age of 25, Todd hurt his back in a serious football injury. His dreams no longer looked like a reality. However, as he says in today’s episode, he believes that people go through difficult times BEFORE they can soar.

Now as a successful coach and personal trainer Todd has used his story, fun personality, and inspiring message to not only help top athletes become physically strong, but mentally strong.

The best part of his story is that he is “just getting started in life” and “has more to give”.

This episode will inspire you to push through and embrace struggle, be more authentic in your work, and know that “Your best days are yet to come”.

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Questions I Asked Todd

  • What did you do to set yourself apart as a coach?
  • Can you tell us about your morning routine and rituals?
  • What gives you energy?

Topics Discussed:

  • How to develop the champion’s mindset
  • The importance of mentorship
  • How to stop being our own worst enemy

Quotes from the show

  • “When we have the hope that tomorrow is going to be better today, that keeps us purpose driven.” @todddurkin
  • “Becoming a champion is many things over a small amount of time.” @todddurkin
  • “There is nothing greater in life than when you get clarity.” @todddurkin

 

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Share with us what “wow” moment you will create in the next 30 days for your chance to win either a gray hoodie or Todd’s new book. Post to social using the hashtag #contagiasm and let us know what you will do to create a “wow” moment and which prize you would like to win.  

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Todd Durkin

Website: http://todddurkin.com/

Instagram: @todddurkin

Twitter: @todddurkin

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Mar 12, 2018

Best-selling author of Women, Food & Desire, co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super-Size Me, and highly-sought-after wellness expert for thousands, Alexandra Jamieson has made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives–by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb.

You guys are going to LOVE this episode with our guest Alexandra Jamieson. You might know her from her appearance on Oprah talking about her TV series, “30 Days”. Jamieson has a power message about our relationship with food and how she is helping women everywhere discover the deeper truths and meaning behind their cravings. She dives in deep to her personal story where she faced tremendous backlash over publically making an announcement that shocked her community. We discuss everything from shaming and sexuality to the importance of living authentically.

She also reveals the four causes of cravings and the importance of listening to what your body is saying to you. She presents the idea that our body is speaking to us but too often we are not listening.

If you struggle with cravings feeling out of control or if you have questions about your emotions and wonder how your diet is affecting them, you will love today's episode.

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Here’s just a few of the many pointers Alex shared:

How to stop shrinking and start stepping fully into our personal power

  • It's not something we can do alone.
  • The importance of investing in the right relationships
  • Pay attention to authenticity
  • It’s never easy to let go of people or a certain way of living, but the more you do it the easier it gets. You develop grit and resilience. It’s a muscle that you can strengthen.

The 4 root causes of cravings:

  1. Bacterial
    • On a biochemical level, we are as much bacterial as we are human.  
  2. Nutritional
    • . Your body craves what it needs. Look at your cravings in more of a curious way.
  3. Emotional
    • . This gets shut out of dietary theory which is a shame. We are emotional creatures.
  4. Physical
    • . Sex and food. Vitamin P is the thing that we are all lacking. Play and pleasure.

How women can build a support system?

  • In-person events.
  • Ask, “Who lights you up? Who are you attracted to?”
  • Ask yourself, “How did you make friends when you were a kid?”
  • Be intentional about putting yourself around the right people.
  • Take a leap if you feel drawn to something. Other people like you will be there too.
  • Resource: Two summer camps for adults: Good Life Camp and Soul Camp.

For more valuable pointers from Alex and to hear the whole podcast, listen now HERE.

Don’t delay and listen now to start putting you and your body as a priority.

Social Quote:

“It’s not just about what we eat it’s about how we feel about ourselves, how we treat ourselves.”- Alexandra Jamieson

Alex is the creator of Her Rules Radio, a #1 rated podcast on iTunes where listeners from around the world are educated and captivated by thought-provoking interviews on wellness, cravings, sexuality, and more.

Her work has been praised and adored by Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Goop, Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Elle, Marie Claire, USA Today, People, and the American Heart Association amongst many others.

As a lifelong learner, her wellness expertise has grown out of a decade of experience, as well as her education at the Natural Gourmet Institute, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certification in Applied Positive Psychology.

Here’s how to stay in touch with Alex:

Alexandreajamieson.com

Book on Amazon:

Facebook: @AlexandraJamiesonFanPage

Twitter: @deliciousalex

Instagram: @deliciousalex

Pinterest: @deliciousalex

 

Mar 6, 2018

Bio
Dare to dream
Svetlana Kim is a speaker, award-winning author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, co-author of The Last of the Four Musketeers: Allen Joe’s Life and Friendship with Bruce Lee, Speaker, director/producer of the documentary film The Last of the Four Musketeers, and consultant. She is also a host of the Radio Show called "To The Stars Through Adversity." http://www.blogtalkradio.com/svetlanakim .
In her book, White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, she chronicles her journey from Russia to the United States, where she arrived with only one dollar in her pocket and not a single word of English at her disposal; today, she is a leader among her peers in the business world, and has been honored with numerous awards citing her commitment, skill, and integrity.
She has received countless awards including, the 2012 Asian American Women of High Achievements Award by the National Association of Professional Asian American Women (NAPAW). She was also a recipient of the NAAAP 100 Award and was honored in 2010 with the Orphan International Worldwide Global Citizenship Award for her contribution to saving the lives of children in Haiti.
She was recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award (Award Number: 3983) by Points of Light Institute created by the administration of President George H.B. Bush to honor individuals creating meaningful change in communities across America.
In 2009, the International Leadership Foundation paid tribute to Kim with its Leadership Award, selecting her from among a group of potential honorees including congress members, presidential cabinet secretaries, and other high-ranking officials.
Kim has been featured and profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, MSN Money, MSNBC, Women's Life magazine in Seoul, Korea; the Asian Fortune; Networking Times; NASDAQ's Closing Bell; and The Gazette, a publication of the Library of Congress.
Kim is an active volunteer and has served on numerous boards of directors. Svetlana is married and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.
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Intro to show:
I am so excited to introduce to you a powerhouse of a woman, Svetlana Kim. She talks with us about her journey over 27 years ago to come to America. When she first arrived in New York at the age of 23 she spoke no English and had only one dollar to her name.
In this episode she shares intimate parts of her story and how she was able to overcome tremendous adversity. Svetlana shares stories about being robbed of a precious possession, a moment in Russia where she “first cried out to God”, and the day she received her visa leading her to believe that “Miracles really happen”.
We talk about everything from spirituality, to grit, to living a life of service. She has an incredible story that will inspire you to listen to your heart and never give up.

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Questions I asked Lana:
● What made you want to come to America?
● As a Korean, Russian immigrant, you came to America with one dollar in your pocket,
but a big dream within your heart . How do you think that dream in your heart, though
you had no money and couldn't speak the language, was the difference maker?
● You had a special pair of earrings and a bracelet that your grandmother gave to you.
Can you tell us the significance of that?
● There was a moment where you had to make a choice. That is when they stole your earrings, they stole your bracelet. Your grandmother had given it to you saying, “Sell this if you need to”. Of course you didn’t want to sell it. Here you are getting ripped off by a bunch of hoodlums. Your moment was whether you fold up and go back to Russia, or push forward. So tell us about that moment and how that brought you clarity.
● How did you meet the guy who knew Bruce Lee so well?
● What is the universal language that we all have to communicate with?
● How can people rewire their mindset? And how important do you think that is to their
success?

Topics discussed:
The importance of consistency and small steps:
● Doing one push up is better than nothing.
● Focus on what you can do not what you can't do. It's a lot more than what you think.
● “A lot of us are waiting for a big success, a break through. In reality, it's what you do
everyday.”
● The power of the compound effect. If you write one page a day for a year, you will
have over 300 pages written of your book.
The importance of mantra chanting:
● Certain notes activate energy in your body.
● Opening your heart is very important.
● It helps you feel loved.
● The more you practice everyday, you will be in a constant state of peace and bliss.
● “The more you love your life, the more life is going to give you back.”
● Resource: Thomas Ashley-Farrand “best book on mantras”.
What to do when fear comes:
● Read self development books.
● Go to a workout class.
● “Keep on keeping on.”
● “Fear is a mental statement.”
Ways to enjoy the simple pleasures of life:
● Buy flowers.
● Buy a candle.
● Buy a tiny piece of chocolate.
● Go to national parks.
● It’s about mindset.
What to do when you feel stuck in your job:
● If you want to start something new, make a small step.
● When you start, you will create the map.
● GPS - be Grateful, be Purposeful, and Start.
● Start building your business with simple things.

Quotes
“Sometimes we may live in a free country, but we are not living like we are free.” @LindaMitchell
“If you are listening your heart is speaking.” @LindaMitchell
“The more you serve, the more prosperous you are going to be.” @SvetlanaKim
“It is from the unknown that you step into greatness known without limitation.” @SvetlanaKim
“We build the walls of what can happen. But when you have no walls and you flow, that's where the magic happens.” @SvetlanaKim
“If you don’t have time, make time.” @SvetlanaKim
“What are we communicating? We are communicating without speaking.” @LindaMitchell
Svetlana Kim’s handles:
Website: http://svetlanakim.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Svetlanakim
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/svetlanakim11/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SvetlanaKim11
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/svetlana-kim-46abb411/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/relievestress/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/svetlana.kim1
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Mar 3, 2018

Annette Fredskov is a 45 year-old mother of two, Emilie (16) and Viktor (14). She lives with the love of her life Kim.

She says, “Every morning I make the decision to have the best day possible. I choose to do all I can to be the best version of myself. I choose to focus on all the positive; positive thoughts and positive feelings and what I want. I look in my eyes in the mirror and say, I love you. I smile to myself and feel love”.

Annette's motto, “I can do it” is something she's said to herself thousands of times. She says, “I have programmed my mind and all the cells in my body, to believe that everything is possible. If I really want it, if I believe it, and am willing to work hard for it. Forget all about limitations and go for it. I can do it, and so can you.  Do whatever you want and put your mind to it”.

From October 2010, Annette has ran 660 marathons and 24 ultras. In 2012/2013 she ran 366 marathons in 365 days. In 2015, she ran from Denmark to Paris, France, 1130 kilometers in 19 days.

She says, “I am curious what I can do when my mind, spirit and body work together and I focus on my possibilities. Then anything is possible”.

In 2009, she was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). Today she has no symptoms of MS and medical examinations show no MS activity. She believes that her lifestyle with positive thinking and exercise has greatly contributed to her health. She says, “I have taken responsibility for my own life and it has given me freedom and high quality of life”.

Professionally Annette is a speaker, writer, and mentor. She is passionate about inspiring people to make the best of their lives, find peace, joy and balance and reach their goals.

She believes that, “We all deserve love, joy, laughter and passion - and even more love”.

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Intro to show:

It was wonderful to sit down and talk with Annette Fredskov from Denmark. She was incredible energetic and had a powerful message to share with us.

Annette says that she is a “normal” person who made the decision to be extraordinary. She started running only ten years ago and since then has ran 660 Marathons. In one year she ran 366 marathons in 365 days, running two marathons on her last day.

Another amazing part of her story is that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009. Since then however, she has kept running and believes that by “taking responsibility” of her life she has been able to not only rewire her brain but also bring health to her body. Since her diagnoses they have not found traces of MS in her body.

She credits her ability to run, to her passion and curiosity. In this episode she says that every morning she makes “the decision to have the best day possible” and that she is “willing to work hard and forget all limitations.”

Questions I asked Annette:

  • What would you say to someone who says they don't run? Who say “I can’t”?
  • How much did you rely on your mindset when you were running mile after mile and probably sometimes wanted to quit?
  • Why did you set the goal of running a marathon everyday?
  • Did you want to prove something? If so what did you want to prove?
  • How many running shoes did you run through the year of running?
  • How much water per day was it necessary to drink to run these marathons?
  • What was it like to run a marathon everyday and still take care of your house, your kids, the laundry, cook and clean and all of that?
  • Do you think if you stopped running your MS would return? (Question from online)
  • What did you eat while running and what did you do to recover?
  • What other types of things did you say to yourself to keep going when it got hard?
  • What is the greatest lesson you have learned running 366 marathons in 365 days?
  • How did you recover when you had an evening and morning marathon back to back?
  • Did you eat before and after your run?

Topics discussed:

How can someone overcome the mindset of thinking that they “can’t” do something?

  • It comes down to what you want. If you really want to do something you have to make it important.
  • You have to be willing to take small steps. If you want to run, walk first. Then build up.
  • Know it's never too late to start something.

Power of mindset:

  • You have to be intentional with what you tell yourself repeatedly and what you fill your mind with.
  • Focus on what you want and not what you don't want.
  • Faith is a muscle. If you do not have it now you can develop it.

Dealing with criticism:

  • Any big idea people will think your crazy.
  • People may think it's crazy. But it's not their dream.
  • The bigger the dream, the more you need to go after it
  • When you go for your dream, you may get resistance. But if you believe in your dream, people will come along.
  • Realize that it has nothing to do with you. It’s about them.
  • Understanding age is a mindset.

 

Podcast Quotes 

“I am curious what I can do when my mind, my spirit, and my body, work together.” @AnnetteFredskov

“Whatever lights you up in life is what you should be doing”@AnnetteFredskov

“You have to have the courage to be a little crazy sometimes”@AnnetteFredskov

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Linda's website
 

Annette Fredskov handles:

Twitter: @AnnetteFredskov

Instagram: @AnnetteFredskov

Facebook: @AnnetteFredskov

Website: http://www.annettefredskov.dk/

Feb 24, 2018

Melissa Smith

Founder & CEO Healthy Joyful Living

Melissa Smith is a Holistic Health Coach specializing in digestive distress and anxiety. A former corporate plane chaser, Melissa focuses on working with individuals who face IBS and anxiety, providing support across the daily challenges of balancing life, career, and health.  Melissa believes that self-love, forgiveness and freedom are the keys to finding your true joy. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education and Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.

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We get real and raw in this interview. This was very hard for me and took me awhile to release but it has been healing in so many ways.

We talked about in this episode:

  • Anxiety and addiction.
  • How keeping secrets and hiding, keeps you stuck.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse; shame, blame and healing.
  • How to stop having victim mentality.
  • Building self-worth and self-esteem.
  • Taking your power back.
  • Setting Intentions.
  • Empowerment

 

 

Feb 19, 2018
Christine St.Vil is a wife, mother of three, speaker, writer, author and trainer. She is relentless about helping women, particularly moms, take charge of their lives by learning how to feel good without feeling guilty.  Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge™, Purpose Driven Media™, LLC (PDM) was created to teach women entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media and blogging to start and/or grow their business and brand, without compromising the relationships that matter most to them.

Through her transformational book (Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be) live courses, workshops and consulting, PDM walks you through discovering and defining your life purpose, as well as making sure your business message aligns with your purpose. Christine is an instructor in the Steve Harvey Success Institute, & her work has been featured in numerous local and national TV and online media outlets (including VOA, Fox 5 DC, WJLA, News Channel 8, WBAL, WHUR, Madame Noire, Huffington Post, Huff Post Live, Black Enterprise, Sirrius XM, amongst others). She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marymount University.
 
Christine's Website
https://momsncharge.com/
 
Whose Shoes Are You Wearing (12 Steps To Uncovering The Women You Really Want To Be)
http://whoseshoesbook.com/
 
5 step checklist for mom-preneurs
Free Download
 
Four Sigmatic Coffee Discount Code 
 
Linda's website
 
Follow Linda on Social Media @ Chickfitstudio
 
What we talked about in this episode:
  • When, why, and how Christine got the idea to start Mom’s In Charge.
  • Christine’s best tips to help us all flip that switch so we can feel like life isn’t just happening to us.
  • How to run your life so your life isn't running you.
  • Why you shouldn't do everything and how to take some things off of your plate.
  • When you are going to take something new on what are you willing to let go of to make room.
  • Why being the lone ranger is no good.
  • 5 tips and strategies to help moms conquer entrepreneurship.
  • Why no is a completes sentence.
  • How to make space for some me time in your life.
  • Communicating what you need to your family and figuring out what you need for yourself to be happy.
  • Why its important your activities are in alignment with your goals/priorities. 
  • The best strategies on ditching victim mentality so we can be in control of our own destiny.
  • Sometimes as moms we lose our identities because we are so wrapped up in our families lives. How we can still give to our families but know who we are keeping a slice back for ourselves so to speak?
  • Why you don't have to discount your dreams or choose between your purpose and your children.
  • What it was like to have postpartum depression and how Christine reclaimed her happiness
  • Ways to involve your children and family in your work.
  • How and why its important to begin setting expectations within your family and life.
  • Developing trust and belief in yourself.
  •  Some of the things that keep us stuck in the middle of our misery. How we can get unstuck.How we can up level, gain clarity, fulfillment, and begin ditching being overwhelmed!
Feb 15, 2018

Carol Elizabeth is an inspiration as so many women can see themselves in her.  The life she is living now is what many want.  Her life was not always that way.  

In 2007 she was unhappy, un-healthy, in a failing marriage and uncertain of her place in life.  Her journey of self discovery through fitness and health has brought her to accomplish all that she has so far. Carol Elizabeth has since become a leader in the field of wellness, transformational work, self-love, and motivation.

As a successful wellness entrepreneur, network marketing professional, mother of 3 teenagers, and 2 time Figure world champion..  She offers a number of personal support programs of practical tools to promote sustainable health, wellness, and others that support financial freedom.

Through her coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their ME, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.

Throughout her career, Carol has been published in Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, Prosper as well is the publication Pie Magazine.

She is also a motivational speaker who is sharing her story to inspire others. Carol has been immersed in personal development for the last 4 years and most recently has been trained privately by Rod Hariston, one of Tony Robbins head trainers. Her passion to help other extends much further than the physical side.

Her desire is to allow women to see their true potential in life and harness that SPARKLE that will help them achieve anything. She is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant.

http://www.carolelizabeth.com/

 

What we talked about in this episode:

  • Why it's crucial to take inventory of the people you surround yourself with.
  • Why others tend to embrace your lack of thriving.
  • The importance of making sure you are part of a community that are going after the same goals as you
  • Tips for moving through social pressure when making major life changes.
  • How do you want to look at yourself years down the road?
  • How to start taking responsibility so you can live the life of your dreams.
  • Why putting yourself first isn't selfish.
  • Why it's important to show your children that you value yourself.
  • People who constantly put you down are not living in optimal happiness.
  • Don't take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with.
  • People living a happy fulfilled life will never belittle anyone else's goals.
  • How to write a vision cast for the future.
  • Victim mentality is to blame, complain, and justify
  • How to feel like you are worthy and enough just as you are.
  • Why seeking outside validation out side of yourself may leave you feeling empty.
  • Goals give you something to look forward to.
  • Anything worthwhile requires consistent effort that includes your relationship, business, body and life.
  • Empowerment starts with taking responsibility.

Feb 8, 2018

Joy Prouty is the Director of Education – Programming and Training for Zumba Fitness LLC.   She is also the Co-Developer of the Zumba Gold Program,  and was featured in the Zumba Gold Live It Up Consumer DVDs. 

Joy is a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette.   She is an internationally renowned fitness instructor, trainer and educator and has been known for her innovative teaching style and program development for over 40 years.  She served on the American College of Sports Medicine’s Summit Committee for 13 years, and was a member of ACSM’s Certification Committee for 7 years.   She was also a member of the Reebok University Development Team for 8 years focusing on Program development and International instructor training.

She and Josie Gardiner have co-authored several books, and 4 Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports, as well as choreographed and starred in over 25 video/DVDs.  Joy also co authored the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Fitness Plan and a 12 week Getting Started Program for Breast Cancer Survivors and used by the YMCA Pink Program.

Prouty is certified by ACSM as a Health Fitness Director and Health Fitness Instructor, by ACE, AFAA, AEA , and Welcoaches.

What we talked about in this episode:

  • The life of a Radio City Music Hall Rockette
  • What it was like to dance 365 days a year.
  • Complete gratitude being able to dance for a living.
  • How Joy evolved from being a dancer to her fitness career
  • Joys career helped to get her through the loss of her husband at age 34.
  • Joy was trained by Elizabeth Arden and then opened her own studios in 1980 closing them in 1995 to pursue other endeavors.
  • She was fortunate enough to become involved early on with ACSM, ACE,IDEA, AFAA, Reebok, and Reebok University.
  • Joy has always loved teaching and now mentoring.
  • Joy said there is nothing better then sharing her passion.
  • Joy is the director of programming at zumba at 76 years young
  • Joy's daughter started the program zumbini, a zumba program for children.
  • Programs my come and go but the foundation of how the body moves remains the same.
  • Joy says be open to different forms of movement as long as its grounded and based on exercise science.
  • The music, energy, fun, and exuberance of people is what helps makes a program successful.
  • Happiness through the ages changes.
  • Happiness is an inside job. It comes from the peace that is within you, finding what your passion is in life and  pursuing it. 
  • Joy still has a 5 year plan and sets goals living her passion with purpose.
  • A part of aging gracefully and happily is passing on the torch and mentoring.
  • Create a legacy by living on through others.
  • Joy has worked with many of the fitness greats. 
  • Once Joy was carried across the stage by Richard Simmons. She said that they were about the same size.:)
  • Joy is highly impressed by the talent of the up and coming fitness generation.
  • Keeping a positive attitude begins with with a foundation of faith, family, and friends.
  • Joy says it isn't over until it's over, you can still learn, share, and grow.
  • Joys experience with the incredibly talented Beto, the creator of Zumba.
  • Joys 3 simple truths: Be true to yourself, find your passion, and go out and give.

Social Media: Instagram and Facebook Joy Prouty, joyprouty.zumba.com

Feb 2, 2018
Obi Obadike is a Telly award winning TV host who has authored more than 100 articles for fitness magazines and fitness sites. He is a best-selling author of the diet and exercise book TheCut in which he co-authored with Hollywood Actor Morris Chestnut that came out April of 2017.
 
He has been a guest as an author and expert on national daytime talk shows such as Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Dr Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, Home & Family, The Today Show, Roland Martin’s News One Show, etc. and many national syndicated radio shows. He was a featured fitness contributor on a summer-weight loss series in 2017 on NBC’s The Today show for 2 months and he worked with their resident nutritionist Joy Bauer on that show.
 
Currently he is a health and wellness contributor on Steve Harvey’s national syndicated morning radio show. His show has a reach of 9 million listeners per week. And he has graced the cover of over 50 domestic and international fitness magazines and has been featured more than 100 times in these magazines making him one of the most published fitness experts over the last ten years.
 
Obadike was the co-host and co-judge (with Jillian Michaels (formerly of Biggest Loser) and Randy Hetrick, (founder and CEO of TRX) on a fitness reality competition show called Sweat Inc. that premiered on Spike TV in fall of 2015. He has trained and dieted some of the most influential celebrities and public figures in the world as well as many average regular people and he is known for his before and after transformations. Some of the notable celebrities he has trained is Steve Harvey, Morris Chestnut, ESPN Analyst Stephen A Smith
 
He has been the current co-host since 2014 for the last 3 years of an award winning nationally syndicated Health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine, which airs every week nationally on DirecTV and Dishnet and on some of the following national networks such as the Hope Channel, NRB, Sky Angel network and other nationally and local syndicated networks. The show is aired in Europe, West Africa, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most international countries. This health is viewed by over 3 million people domestically. In 2015 he and his co-hosting colleagues at Lifestyle Magazine won a bronze (Telly TV award) in the lifestyle programming category for a TV episode they did with Actor Kevin Sorbo called “True Strength”. On March 27th, 2017 he won a Telly TV Award for the interview they did with Deniece Williams called “Life Choices”. He and his cast also won a Remy TV award in 2014 and 2015 at the World Fest international TV and film festival. WorldFest Festival is the third competitive film festival in North America.
 
In January 2014, he was metrically recognized as one of the Top 10 most influential fitness experts on the Web by Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com along with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from Biggest Loser and Dr Sanjay Gupta from CNN and others. He was named Writer of the Year for the largest Internet site in the world in Bodybuilding.com in 2012. He had a very popular bi-monthly fat loss column on the bodybuilding.com site called Ask The Ripped Dude on that site from 2011 to 2014. Metrically it was one of the most popular fat loss columns on that site for that 3 year timeframe. He is featured on their Ask The Experts page on bodybuilding.com. ​
 
In 2013 he created and produced lifestyle exercise videos for Turner Broadcasting’s health and wellness entertainment digital brand called upwave. Those videos were bought out 2 years later by WebMD and they are now featured on their website.
 
In April of 2016 he was also named one of the Top Ten Most Inspirational fitness personalities by Ask Men.com which is the largest lifestyle men’s website online and some of the names that were on that list was Jack LaLalane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jillian Michaels along with other notable fitness names. In August of 2016 Askmen.com named him one of the 50 fittest people of 2016 along with Michael Phelps, Connor Mcgregor, Usain Bolt and other mainstream athletes.
 
Obadike was a top Division I collegiate track athlete at Cal State Fullerton, where he was the school record holder in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 400-meter relay. He was also co-athlete of the year at the university and a two-time All Big West Conference sprinter. He was the fastest guy in the history of the university. He holds B.A/B.S and M.S degrees and is a certified nutritionist specialist and certified trainer with ISSA. He has been writer and contributor for fitness magazines and sites such as Muscle and Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, AskMen.com, Sharecare.com, LiveStrong, Shape, Oxygen and many others. In February of 2017 he was named Senior Executive Director of Health and wellness for the ISSA- (International Sport Sciences Association) as well as an advisor to their presidential board.
 
What we talked about in this episode:
  • Making New Years resolutions a lifestyle.
  • When setting a goal, try not to have  the "its all or nothing" mentality.
  • Give yourself a pass to suck until you don't.

Obi's Three Action Steps To Make New year's Resolutions A Lifestyle 

1. Being around people that actually support you and are like-              minded.

2. Writing down your goals on a piece of paper.

3. It's a marathon not a sprint.

  • Everyone's DNA isn't the same, so in terms of what we can achieve it will vary: Ripped abs, tight hamstrings, or developed glutes etc.
  • We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focus on your strengths.
  • Writing down your goals increase your chances of achieving them by 50%.
  • Tracking your progress is important because it get addicting to see your results.
  • If you don't see progress it's hard to stick with something.
  • Tracking your progress also lets you know when you need to switch it up.

Sabotage looks like:

1. Your mother baking you your favorite triple-stack fudge brownies      though it's not your birthday.

2. Your significant other bringing you ooey gooey cheese pizza.

3. Friends inviting you on a multitude of wine outings.

4. co-workers egging you on "oh come on can't you just have a            little bit?" 

  • I'ts okay to say no! Don't be food-shamed if you want to eat that or if you don't want to eat that.
  • Obi Obadike is Steve Harvey's Personal trainer and Steve has gotten into phenomenal shape under Obi's tutelege. 

Obi's Tips on Achieving Higher Success

1. Creating relationships matter people have to want to work with you. People have to like you. Having a bad attitude gets you no where.

2. Laying down your ego, creating trust through your hard-work and integrity.

3. Doing everything you can to execute and get the job done. 

 

All Things Obi:

The Cut: Lose Up To Ten Pound In Ten Days And Sculpt Your Best Body Co-Authored by Obi Obafike and Morris Chestnut.

"60 is the new 40" Obi Obadike and Steve Harvey's new digital series to motivate baby boomers that your age doesn't have to stand in the way of being healthy and in your best shape ever.

Finally a brand you can trust. obistrong.com Obi has developed a new supplement line without all of the fillers, stimulants, fake sugars, low sodium, low fat, no  proprietary blends, and junk you might find out there in the land of supposed health supplements. No hidden ingredients in his new-line imagine that! Be sure to try -out his new product line at obistrong.com

Obi's handles:

Twitter: Obi_Obadike

Instagram: obiobadike

Facebook: @ObiObadikeFitness

Website: www.obiobadike.com

http://www.thecutbook.com/

 

Tiaja Pierre is a focus group participant in the book, The Cut by Morris Chestnut and Obi Obadike. She is also a Licensed Private Investigator who helps people of all walks of life. Tiaja is also part of Beauty Underground which you will see often at New York Fashion Week and Denver Fashion Week.  She is currently the titleholder as Mrs. Wash Park 2017 for The Mrs. Colorado America USA Pageant. She is also a former Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World competitor.

In addition to being a working mother and wife, Tiaja is full of energy and is always willing to give a helping hand to all. She volunteers her time and gives back to the community by giving free facials to those going thru cancer, advocating for women and children and feeding the homeless, just to name a few.

Tiaja feels that no matter the challenge, with perseverance anything can be accomplished.

Tiaja’s handles:

Twitter: Tiaja_Pierre

Instagram: Tiajamaisondebeaute

Facebook: @thecut.tiajapierre

Feb 2, 2018

Lindsey Smith is the author, health coach, speaker, and food blogger behind Food Mood Girl. Best known for her books Food Guilt No More and Eat Your Feelings, Lindsey enjoys creating recipes that not only taste good, but help improve your mental and emotional well-being. Yes, that includes cookies, too. Lindsey spends her free time hanging in her hometown of Pittsburgh with her husband and adorable rescue dog, Winnie Cooper.

What we talked about in this episode:

  • Reasons why we start to eat our feelings.
  • Reclaiming what it means to be an emotional eater.
  • In Lindsey's book she gives food solutions to eat according to your mood.
  • She suggests creating a snack-attack station at home.
  • When you are hangry you are depleted of nutrients.

Signs of being hangry:

1. Low blood sugar 

2. Hormones feeling out of whack 

3. Fight or flight mode has kicked in.

4. Brain fog not thinking clearly

5. Shaky

6. Hypoglycemicia

7. Nothing satisfies you

Common Reasons for Emotional Eating:

1. Stressed out

2. Bored

3. Being Unprepared

4. Dieting trends

5. Seasonal Changes

6. Ancestry

Tips to Combat Emotional Eating

  • Feel the feelings you have.
  • Go To a space to process your feelings
  • Talk to a therapist.
  • Stop and ask yourself, what are you really hungry for?
  • What do you need emotionally?
  • You need to address your feelings.
  • Recognize self sabotage.
  • Allowing yourself to feel feelings good or bad.

Sabotage:

  • Things could actually be going well but you either feel uncomfortable with that or unworthy of that, so you sabotage it.
  • Trauma triggered within us that occurred at the weight we were at before..such as sexual assault, post traumatic stress, eating to hide or cover up the shame.

Self Sabotage Tips:

If you have suffered some sort of a trauma: Seeking out counseling, talk Therapy, a holistic health coach, and or a naturopath can be healing in these situations.

Half the battle is recognizing when you have a problem.

Dropping the stigma around needing help and taking the necessary steps to get it.

Briging your body and or hormones into balance.

Getting proper sleep.

www.hormonehoroscope.com

Letting Go of Food Guilt:

  • Shifting the way we think and feel about food.
  • Being able to go into eating food with a healthy mindset
  • Setting yourself free from a deprivation mind-set.
  • Letting go of judgement around food.
  • Looking at food as food neither good nor bad.
  • Savoring your food.
  • Planning a treat or cheat.
  • Crowd out unhealthy choices by eating more healthy filling foods.
  • Educating yourself in the kitchen.
  • Having fun around food.
  • Self Acceptance.
  • Hiring someone to help you navigate.

Cravings

  • Cravings are the gate-keepers to what your body really needs
  • When your craving something sweet it might mean you need less stress, more sleep, balance, maybe less red meat. Nutrients you may need are fresh berries and more leafy greens
  • When craving caffeine you may need energy and need to incorporate it through the foods you eat.
  • When feeling overly stressed  you may need to start including foods that are grounding like turnips, sweet potatoes, or carrots.
  • Lindsey breaks cravings down in her new book Eat Your Feelings be sure to check it out anywhere books are sold.

Social Media:

Lindsey Smith HHT

Website:

www.foodmoodgirl.com

 

 

 

Jan 29, 2018

Obi Obadike is a Telly award winning TV host who has authored more than 100 articles for fitness magazines and fitness sites. He is a best-selling author of the diet and exercise book TheCut in which he co-authored with Hollywood Actor Morris Chestnut that came out April of 2017.
 
He has been a guest as an author and expert on national daytime talk shows such as Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Dr Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, Home & Family, The Today Show, Roland Martin’s News One Show, etc. and many national syndicated radio shows. He was a featured fitness contributor on a summer-weight loss series in 2017 on NBC’s The Today show for 2 months and he worked with their resident nutritionist Joy Bauer on that show.
 
Currently he is a health and wellness contributor on Steve Harvey’s national syndicated morning radio show. His show has a reach of 9 million listeners per week. And he has graced the cover of over 50 domestic and international fitness magazines and has been featured more than 100 times in these magazines making him one of the most published fitness experts over the last ten years.
 
Obadike was the co-host and co-judge (with Jillian Michaels (formerly of Biggest Loser) and Randy Hetrick, (founder and CEO of TRX) on a fitness reality competition show called Sweat Inc. that premiered on Spike TV in fall of 2015. He has trained and dieted some of the most influential celebrities and public figures in the world as well as many average regular people and he is known for his before and after transformations. Some of the notable celebrities he has trained is Steve Harvey, Morris Chestnut, ESPN Analyst Stephen A Smith
 
He has been the current co-host since 2014 for the last 3 years of an award winning nationally syndicated Health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine, which airs every week nationally on DirecTV and Dishnet and on some of the following national networks such as the Hope Channel, NRB, Sky Angel network and other nationally and local syndicated networks. The show is aired in Europe, West Africa, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most international countries. This health is viewed by over 3 million people domestically. In 2015 he and his co-hosting colleagues at Lifestyle Magazine won a bronze (Telly TV award) in the lifestyle programming category for a TV episode they did with Actor Kevin Sorbo called “True Strength”. On March 27th, 2017 he won a Telly TV Award for the interview they did with Deniece Williams called “Life Choices”. He and his cast also won a Remy TV award in 2014 and 2015 at the World Fest international TV and film festival. WorldFest Festival is the third competitive film festival in North America.
 
In January 2014, he was metrically recognized as one of the Top 10 most influential fitness experts on the Web by Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com along with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from Biggest Loser and Dr Sanjay Gupta from CNN and others. He was named Writer of the Year for the largest Internet site in the world in Bodybuilding.com in 2012. He had a very popular bi-monthly fat loss column on the bodybuilding.com site called Ask The Ripped Dude on that site from 2011 to 2014. Metrically it was one of the most popular fat loss columns on that site for that 3 year timeframe. He is featured on their Ask The Experts page on bodybuilding.com. ​
 
In 2013 he created and produced lifestyle exercise videos for Turner Broadcasting’s health and wellness entertainment digital brand called upwave. Those videos were bought out 2 years later by WebMD and they are now featured on their website.
 
In April of 2016 he was also named one of the Top Ten Most Inspirational fitness personalities by Ask Men.com which is the largest lifestyle men’s website online and some of the names that were on that list was Jack LaLalane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jillian Michaels along with other notable fitness names. In August of 2016 Askmen.com named him one of the 50 fittest people of 2016 along with Michael Phelps, Connor Mcgregor, Usain Bolt and other mainstream athletes.
 
Obadike was a top Division I collegiate track athlete at Cal State Fullerton, where he was the school record holder in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 400-meter relay. He was also co-athlete of the year at the university and a two-time All Big West Conference sprinter. He was the fastest guy in the history of the university. He holds B.A/B.S and M.S degrees and is a certified nutritionist specialist and certified trainer with ISSA. He has been writer and contributor for fitness magazines and sites such as Muscle and Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, AskMen.com, Sharecare.com, LiveStrong, Shape, Oxygen and many others. In February of 2017 he was named Senior Executive Director of Health and wellness for the ISSA- (International Sport Sciences Association) as well as an advisor to their presidential board.
 
What we talked about in this episode:
  • Making New Years resolutions a lifestyle.
  • When setting a goal, try not to have  the "its all or nothing" mentality.
  • Give yourself a pass to suck until you don't.

Obi's Three Action Steps To Make New year's Resolutions A Lifestyle 

1. Being around people that actually support you and are like-              minded.

2. Writing down your goals on a piece of paper.

3. It's A marathon not a sprint.

  • Everyone's DNA isn't the same, so in terms of what we can achieve it will vary: Ripped Abs, Tight Hamstrings, or developed Glutes etc.
  • We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focus on your strengths.
  • Writing down your goals increase your chances of achieving them by 50%.
  • Tracking your progress is important because it get addicting to the your results.
  • If you don't see progress it's hard to stick with something.
  • Tracking your progress also lets you know when you need to switch it up.

Sabotage looks like:

1. Your mother baking you your favorite triple-stack fudge brownies      though it's not your birthday.

2. Your significant other bringing you ooey gooey cheese pizza.

3. Friends inviting you on a Multitude of wine outings.

4. co-workers egging you on "oh come on can't you just have a            little bit?" 

  • I'ts ok to say NO! Don't be food-shamed if you want to eat that or if you don't want to eat that.
  • Obi Obadike is Steve Harvey's Personal trainer and Steve has gotten into phenomenal shape under Obi's tutelege. 

Obi's Tips on Achieving Higher Success

1. Creating relationships matter people have to want to work with you. People have to like you. Having a bad attitude gets you no where.

2. Laying down your ego, creating trust through your hard-work and integrity.

3. Doing everything you can to execute and get the job done. 

 

All Things Obi:

The Cut: Lose Up To Ten Pound In Ten Days And Sculpt Your Best Body Co-Authored by Obi Obafike and Morris Chestnut.

"60 is the new 40" Obi Obadike and Steve Harvey's new digital series to motivate baby boomers that your age doesn't have to stand in the way of being healthy and in your best shape ever.

Finally a brand you can trust. obistrong.com Obi has developed a new supplement line without all of the fillers, stimulants, fake sugars, low sodium, low fat, no  proprietary blends, and junk you might find out there in the land of supposed health supplements. No hidden ingredients in his new-line imagine that! Be sure to try -out his new product line at obistrong.com

Obi's handles:

Twitter: Obi_Obadike

Instagram: obiobadike

Facebook: @ObiObadikeFitness

Website: www.obiobadike.com

http://www.thecutbook.com/

Tiaja Piere is a focus group participant in the book, The Cut by Morris Chestnut and Obi Obadike. She is also a Licensed Private Investigator who helps people of all walks of life. Tiaja is also part of Beauty Underground which you will see often at New York Fashion Week and Denver Fashion Week.  She is currently the titleholder as Mrs. Wash Park 2017 for The Mrs. Colorado America USA Pageant. She is also a former Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World competitor.

In addition to being a working mother and wife, Tiaja is full of energy and is always willing to give a helping hand to all. She volunteers her time and gives back to the community by giving free facials to those going thru cancer, advocating for women and children and feeding the homeless, just to name a few.

Tiaja feels that no matter the challenge, with perseverance anything can be accomplished.

Tiaja’s handles:

Twitter: Tiaja_Pierre

Instagram: Tiajamaisondebeaute

Facebook: @thecut.tiajapierre

 

Jan 22, 2018

Follow Linda on Social Media @ Chickfitstudio on Facebook Instagram and Twitter and my website is www.chickfit.me

Social Media- Elaine www.JackLanne.com

Facebook - Elaine or Jack Lanne

Before Jillian Michael's, Tony Horton, Kasiafit, Denise Austin, and Jane Fonda there was Jack the pioneer and "Godfather of Fitness", He is responsible for many of the fitness staples in the industry today some of which are the; protein bar, protein shake, leg extension, leg curl, cable pulleys, and so much more. Learn all about the making of this fitness icon and the wife beneath his wings, Elaine . She is 91 and rocking her age and still lectures all over the country.

I love, eat, and breathe fitness, so I was beyond honored to interview The First Lady of Physical Fitness, Elaine . She is the wife of fitness legend Jack .

I'm not going to lie.   I got pretty teary-eyed when I was preparing for this podcast about Jack and Elaine . Together they have created the most amazing legacy that we all still benefit from today. You know what they say; behind every great man is an incredible woman. 

Elaine is nothing less than incredible! At 91 she puts us all to shame.  Elaine does full push ups, takes no medication, and is as sharp as a tack. In this episode we talk about how Elaine, the then smoker and donut lover, met Jack, The Godfather of Fitness and he changed her life forever.  Jack also had a life-changing event happen to him; perhaps that was why he was so interested in making an impact in other people’s lives.  Jack was ill as a teen and his entire life was changed from a lecture by Paul Braggs of Braggs Aminos. This was a lecture in which Jack was almost turned away because it was sold out. Paul made room for Jack and his mother right up front. Talk about divine intervention.

As Jack got older he wanted people to realize that age was just a number. He set out to prove it by completing surreal physical feats, one of which was his infamous swim from Alcatraz to the mainland with his hands and feet shackled behind his back towing a 1000 pound boat at 60 years young. Jack really stood in the gap as a pioneer.  He was responsible for so much of what we see today in fitness, from creating the selectorized weight machines, cable/pulley machines, and leg extension, to having the idea for The Smith Machine.  Jack and Elaine encouraged and introduced women to the weight room, back then they were of the thinking that women belonged in the kitchen and not in the weight room. The backwards thinking was that women would look like men if they weight trained.  Also the thinking in that day was men in sports shouldn’t weight train, because they wouldn’t be able to move as fast and if they were muscle bound and that it would slow them down. Jack ,The Godfather of Fitness, was amazing from the sheer feats of physical fitness he performed, to the machines he created that still we use today.  Jack was also responsible for creating the first protein shake and protein bar.  Jack was such a pioneer and an icon in the industry and his wife was right alongside him being on the air helping him do all that he did.  She is a fabulous lady and I am so inspired by her. I met her at the World IDEA Blog Fest and it was an instant connection. She was such a gracious lady.  I took a leap and asked her if she would do a Facebook live video with me and she did. It didn't take the first time so I had to get up the courage to go up and ask her again and she was such so gracious. We did it one more time and now I’m interviewing her for a second time on my podcast. ”Life favors the bold.”

1. Move it or lose it

2. Fruits and Vegetables cleanse the system.

3. Every cell in your body is continually changing. Your body is new      every seven years.

4. Why its important to have a good gut.

5. The effect of good microbiome and a great probiotic.

6. If you nibble all day long you never realize how much your              eating.

7. What your doing right now is walking and talking tomorrow.

8. A sense of humor is important to longevity.

9. Jack wanted to prove that if you take care of yourself it doesn't        matter your age

10. People are old because they're told their old.

11. ARC is Elaine's secret and mission in life. A-Attitude R-                    Resistance C Consistency.

12. Sign up for Maria's Schriver's Sunday Paper free.

13. A funny story of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack working out.

14. Jack always said "If you do everything in moderation you can't          go wrong."

15. "It's not what you do some of the time that counts its what you          do all of the time that counts." Jack Lanne

16. When someone has a birthday Elaine has a piece of cake but            she says Jack was always very disciplined and never deviated.

17. At 91 Elaine is living strong lecturing and writing a new book.

18. The story of how Elaine met Jack and fell in love.

19. Face exercises to keep you looking young.

20. Why Jack wore ballet slippers and where he got the idea to              wear a jumpsuit.

21. Jack would say "all I want to do is help people help themselves."

22. What people don't know that don't know.

23. Humor is the best medicine.

 

 

 

Jan 15, 2018

Jill Griffiths is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor who loves sharing her tools to make fitness success a reality.  For the past 18 years she has had her hands in all things fitness from teaching Spin to Zumba to Yoga to creating Personal Trainer Led Bootcamps.  Her current success and focal point is her 8 week leaner and stronger program where she has produced amazing results with hundreds of people, by providing the correct tools and personalized nutrition needed to lean up all while gaining and maintaining strength and confidence.  

Jill’s past achievements include competing and placing in an NPC bikini competition, triathlon, running 4 Ragnar Relay’s, half marathon’s, and multiple smaller races.

Her current passion is Spartan Races.  She ran her first Spartan race in 2016 and has been hooked ever since.  In 2016 she earned her first Trifecta.  In 2017 she earned another Trifecta as well as a coin, which allowed her to compete in the Spartan World Championship race this past September against the top elite and pro female races of the OCR world where she proudly took 41st.  She is currently a Spartan Race Ambassador and loves every part of the OCR community.

Jill is also a mom to 3 kids, a wife, and a corporate personal trainer.  Her family life includes carpooling her kids to their many activities and standing on the sidelines cheering her kids on in whatever activity they chose to do.  Recently, their family bought a “fixer upper” and have been working together to demo the home and remodel it together.  She feels that having her kids work side by side her and her husband, will help them gain a better tolerance and drive to work hard to build their own future success. 

You can learn more about Jill and her programs on InstagramFacebook and her website/blog.

  • How fitness has evolved.
  • Overcoming obstacles.
  • Challenging yourself.
  • Digging Deep!
  • You can do it!
  • Pushing past fear into the feeling of accomplishment
  • The BEAST
  • The SUPER
  • The TRIFECTA
  • The SPRINT
  • The rope climb
  • The spear throw
  • The monkey bars
  • Ring The Cowbell One More Time Blog
  • How doing the Spartan Race gives you confidence.
  • Your never too old to play.
  • Mental mindset gets you through.
  • Do your first race as a team.
  • Race with someone in mind or a cause, it will give your race purpose.
  • Our favorite and least favorite obstacles.
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Ways to get your kids to trade in their devices for physical activity.
  • Setting goals is what drives you forward.
  • With patience and consistency you can achieve any goal.
  • Don't be caught on the sidelines of life just wishing.
  • My Navy Seal MountainTop Experience Blog
  • How you can do a pull-up from beginner status.
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