A Simple Way To Instantly Have More Discipline and Stick To Your Goals
22 min

Do you struggle to be disciplined? 

Is it hard for you to be consistent and stick to your diet or workouts?

Maybe you think you could lose weight if you just had more willpower.

Well today you’re in for a treat! I’m explaining a super simple way to instantly boost your discipline. With this little trick, you’ll become more consistent and move toward your goals faster than ever.

And the secret to it all is … politics!

Grab your coffee and turn the volume up. You’ll see what I mean.



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Half Size Me
Half Size Me
Heather A. Robertson
Why It’s Important To Take Time Out And Write Down Your Feelings | HSM 460
In episode 460 of The Half Size Me™ Show, Heather talks with Debbie about why it’s important to take time out and write down your feelings and why she emotionally eats and how to overcome it how she can learn what is not working for her in two weeks  when you want to start getting into your maintenance calories how she will work on reducing her snacking windows and more! Do you want to get support and connection at a price you can afford? Then check out the Half Size Me Community here: https://halfsizeme.com/join About Half Size Me The Half Size Me™ Show is a weekly podcast. It will inspire and motivate you no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. Whether you're just getting started losing weight or having worked on your health and wellness for years, this show is for you! The Half Size Me Show is hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost 170 pounds over a period of about 5 years. Heather did it by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and changing her mindset. On her popular weekly podcast, The Half Size Me Show, Heather shares her own lessons and struggles with you, and she shows you how to handle the real challenge of any weight loss journey... weight maintenance. Be sure to subscribe to The Half Size Me Show and join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, coaching, and conversations with REAL people who've learned weight loss isn't only about losing pounds, it's about finding yourself. Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional. What worked for her or her guests may not work for you. Please talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professionals when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me™ Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only. For additional disclaimer information, please visit HalfSizeMe.com. To contact Heather about the show, please click here to use the contact form.
44 min
Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control
Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control
Lisa | Fertility Friday
FFP 340 | 4 Steps To Learning Fertility Awareness | Post-Pill Charting | Postpartum Charting
Today’s episode is all about fertility awareness, and the 4 basic steps to follow when you’re learning to chart your cycles! Tune in to find out what to watch out for when coming off the pill or charting postpartum as you learn the ropes. Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now! Topics discussed in today's episode: * How to discover the Fertility Awareness Method * Four Steps involved in learning Fertility Awareness * Specific things to know and watch out for if you’re coming off the pill or post-partum * What is Fertility Awareness? * What is the menstrual cycle? * The three main fertile signs * What the Post Pill transition looks like * Challenges you will see when coming off the pill * Differences in Postpartum Charting Connect with Lisa : You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, and on her website. Resources mentioned: * Taking Charge of Your Fertility * The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack * Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook * Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts: * Fertility Awareness Reality Series Episodes * FFP 330 | Non-Hormonal Birth Control Methods | Managing The Fertile Window | Fertility Awareness Method | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 291 | Postpartum Charting | Your Questions Answered! | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 262 | Should Men Be Equally Responsible For Birth Control? | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 244 | The Truth About Using FAM for Birth Control | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 200 | Using Fertility Awareness For Birth Control | Natural Birth Control | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 119 | The Truth About Using Fertility Awareness Postpartum | Is Fertility Awareness Effective When You’re Breastfeeding? | Lisa | Fertility Friday Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group. Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts! Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now! The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.
57 min
Leanne Ward Nutrition
Leanne Ward Nutrition
Leanne Ward
Eat to Win with performance chef, Hannah Grant
On today’s podcast, I am joined by special guest, performance chef, Hannah Grant. Hannah is the team chef on the pro cycling tour and, just recently, filmed the gripping Amazon Prime series Eat Race Win. On today’s podcast, Hannah and I start by discussing what made her want to become a chef and how she made the leap from chef to performance-based chef. We then talk about the concept “food is your fuel, your conditioning agent and your recovery” before moving onto how she creates delicious recipes for some of the world’s top athletes. She tells our listeners her top tips for creating delicious yet healthy meals at home and how to make veggies taste better. We chat about how she comes up with unique recipes for her athletes with different tastes, allergies and intolerances and requirements. Finally, we end the podcast with her connection to another special podcast guest, Dr Stacy Sims and how they work together to benefit their athletes. To follow Hannah on Instagram, head to @dailystews on Instagram or, to check out Hannah's cookbooks, head to her website and use the code “leanneward” for a discount. Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!
1 hr 3 min
Logical Weight Loss
Logical Weight Loss
Dave Jackson
Understanding Your Metabolism with Lumen
Today I cover a few topics such as Net Carb, Using a Lumen, and What is 75 Tough? -------- WEIGH IN -------- In my last episode I was 229, and after going up after Thanksgiving, I am back to 229 (so I'm the same). I am exercising more, and watching what I eat to I highly expect to be down next episode. ------------------------- Am I Burning Carbs or Fat ------------------------- I've always viewed cards as kindling and fat is the "logs" of a fire. You need the kindling to start the fire, but to really stay warm you need to logs to catch fire. So you need both carbs and fat, but how do you know if you are burning carbs or fat? --------------------------------------- The Lumen Shows You What You're Burning --------------------------------------- I've been using this, and it takes all of five minutes to breath into the device in the morning, and it lets you know how you're doing, and what to do to achieve your goal. It somewhat looks like you are vaping. The device is scientifically proven to be accurate. It's not a toy, and previously this kind of test was only done at a medical facility and now you can do it at home. (right not there is a black Friday sale, and it rarely - if ever- goes on sale. When you adjust your diet to start burning fat more efficiently, you know you're heading it the right direction. For more information see www.logicalloss.com/lumen ( https://www.logicalloss.com/lumen ) ---------------------- 75 Tough - What Is it? ---------------------- 75 Tough is a challenge from Andy Frisella where for 75 days you are required to: * Read 10 pages * Follow a diet * Abstain from alcohol or cheat meals * Drink 1 gallon of water (128 ounces) * Take a progress picture * Perform two 45 minute workouts * One workout must be outside. You can also add your own personal items if you'd like. The program is designed to build the mental toughness and self-confidence that you will need to live your best life. When you sign up at www.75tough.com ( http://www.75tough.com ) he will attempt to get your to buy his book for $20 (beware on Amazon people are trying to sell you counterfeit versions) and listen to his podcast ( https://andyfrisella.com/blogs/realaf-podcast ) (he is a bit of a "brah" for me. Then they want you to download his free app. I can say that so far I have not spent any money (I am going to buy the book) and I'm not receiving a bunch of spam. There is a voice in my head that laughs just thinking about doing this, but there is only way to know if you can do it. If you want to try go to www.75tough.com ( http://www.75tough.com ) ----------------------- Become a Logical Loser? ----------------------- If you want more motivation, accountability and/or want to support the show become a Logical Loser for $5/month at www.logicallosers.com ( http://www.logicallosers.com )
20 min
The Betty Rocker Show
The Betty Rocker Show
Bree Argetsinger - aka Coach Betty Rocker
Episode 22: Stress Less, Accomplish More with Ziva Meditation's Emily Fletcher
In today’s episode I’m joined by the amazing Emily Fletcher, the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for performance. The Ziva Technique is a powerful combination of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to help you get better at life and reduce your stress. Stress is the root cause behind so many diseases and has such a far reaching impact on our lives, affecting everything from our happiness to our hormones. In today’s episode we take an in depth look at how stress impacts our physiology and cover simple tools we can all access anywhere we are to positivity influence the quality of our lives! Enjoy the episode, and get all the notes, resources and additional links at: https://thebettyrocker.com/episode-22-stress-less-accomplish-more-with-ziva-meditations-emily-fletcher/ Resources Mentioned in this Episode Ziva Meditation: https://zivameditation.com/ Stress Less, Accomplish More: https://zivameditation.com/slam/ Rock Your Life: https://shop.thebettyrocker.com/rock-your-life/ Top 5 Ways to Beat Stress and Get More From Your Workouts: https://thebettyrocker.com/top-5-ways-to-beat-stress-and-get-more-from-your-workouts/ Serenicalm: https://store.thebettyrocker.com/products/serenicalm COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AND LINKS PAGE: https://thebettyrocker.com/episode-22-stress-less-accomplish-more-with-ziva-meditations-emily-fletcher/
42 min
Well-Fed Women
Well-Fed Women
Noelle Tarr
How Trauma Impacts Your Health + EMDR with Dr. Mark Mayfield
Here’s the notes for episode #300 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcherto subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review In this episode, Noelle and Dr. Mark Mayfield discuss how trauma impacts your health and EMDR. Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com. 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week. Topics! [04:04] How Trauma Impacts Your Health and EMDR Links! Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells Well-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook Group Dr. Mark Mayfield: Counseling Website | Website | Instagram | Podcast | YouTube Help! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Crisis Manual for Parents (free book) Springs Mental Health Summit #194 Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Taking Shame Out of Prenatal and Postpartum Health (Part 4) with Claire Koch JoovvThis podcast is sponsored by Joov Red Light Therapy! Red light therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers concentrated natural light to your skin and cells. Red light therapy is quick and easy: all you have to do is sit or stand in the light for 5 to 15 minutes, ideally every day. This gives the mitochondria in your cells the natural light they need to make the energy that powers your body.Friends, I have recently become painfully aware of how light can impact overall health. I was on blue light overload and struggling with weekly migraines, sleep issues, and chronic infections, and it led me to finally try Joovv red light therapy.  There was no bigger skeptic than me on this. But I have seen a dramatic shift in my health since using my Joovv device daily, specifically my migraines have completely disappeared, and I’ve also noticed more consistent, deeper sleep, and less fatigue. I’ve also rebound very quickly from infections, and, I haven’t had anxiety like I would expect during this sort of crazy time in our world. You guys know I don’t do anything unless it’s worth it, and unless I’ve done my research. There are literally thousands of clinical studies on red light therapy, and the research continues to grow as more and more people are becoming aware of its proven benefits. By stimulating energy production in the body and improving mitochondrial function, studies show red light therapy reduces inflammation, it speeds up muscle recovery and aids in the healing of injury, and it can significantly improve sleep, circadian rhythms, and overall mood, including anxiety and depression. Joovv is offering an exclusive discount for our community on their newest devices, go to  joovv.com/wellfed and use code WELLFED. Available for a limited time.
1 hr 4 min
The Optimal Body
The Optimal Body
Jen Esquer & Dom Fraboni
55 | The LCK Method to Optimal Hormones, Health and Body Image
Have you ever struggled with gut health issues? What about hormone issues? Maybe even body image struggles? You are not alone. Learn from podcast guest, Laurie Christine King, Austin’s #1 personal trainer and nutritionist, as she opens up about her personal journey, what she’s learned and her recommendations to finally take control back of your own health and body. Listen towards the end to even hear from Doc Jen and Dr. Dom’s experience with some of these health struggles. Get 50% OFF the entire first year of The Optimal Body Membership THIS WEEK ONLY!! Check it out here:https://docjenfit.com/theoptimalbody No code necessary! Ends Friday, December 4, 2020 What You Will Learn in This Interview with Laurie Christine King:@lauriechristineking 02:38 – Laurie’s goal for putting out the information that she does 07:30–Why  are hormones important to pay attention to? 10:50 – Why Laurie started creating content and who she started creating content for 13:14–Why weight training? Is it important for women? 20:14 – Authenticity and credibility with coaches on the internet 21:50 –Laurie’s experience with hormonal birth control - How long it took her to get where she’s at today 23:24 – Laurie’s experience with gut health and information about gut testing 27:17 – Laurie’s experience with hormone replacement therapy and what to expect 32:10 – Where Laurie recommends people to start if faced with these types of issues 34:26 – Laurie’s message to those who obsess over fitness 38:26 – What Laurie believes every woman should be educated on 44:09 – The difference between a smart doctor and a good doctor 45:53 – Different types of thyroid tests and when’s the best time to get them as a woman 48:28 – Optimal thyroid ranges to pay attention to 50:41 – Laurie’s recommendation for gut health plan 55:11 – Laurie’s view on birth control for the body 58:54 – Dr. Dom’s experience and story with food and weight training 1:04:23 – Laurie’s current body need: mobility! 1:07:11 – How to find more information about Laurie Items mentioned in this episode include: Paragon Training Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paragontrainingmethods/ Laurie’s Website: http://lauriechristineking.com/ Paragon Training Website: http://paragontrainingmethods.com/ Laurie’s YouTube: http://youtube.com/lauriechristineking Paragon Training YouTube: http://youtube.com/paragontrainingmethods Laurie’s Ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Nutrition, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, & More https://lauriechristineking.com/product/fatloss/ Learn more about Laurie in the full show notes: https://docjenfit.com/podcast/episode55/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/TOBpodcast/message
1 hr 9 min
The Whole View
The Whole View
Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne
Episode 432: Giving Thanks
The Whole View, Episode 432: Giving Thanks Welcome back to episode 430 of the Whole View. (0:27) This week is all about positive mindsets and giving thanks. Stacy opens the shows talking about how thankful she is for laughter and how she'd like to take some time this week to focus on what we are grateful for this week. She also jokes about how embarrassing it is, but she'd like to share one of the meditative practices she's been doing. Meditation is something that Stacy has often struggled with. She can't sit down and do a guided meditation. She hopes that it might make you realize, as it did for her, even just taking a couple of minutes to focus on breathing can have a huge impact on your health and wellness. Sarah explains it's not just about mindset. It's actually rewires the brain and the connectivity between different areas. It limits the overactive flight-or-fight response and helps to regulate a ton of hormones. It is very well understood as a tool. Dan Siegel's site and the book can be found by following this link, which Sarah thinks is a great place to start. Dr. Siegel studies the science behind mindfulness and how it's impacting the brain and other biological systems. Sarah recommends starting with his book Mindset. She adds he has a lot of other great books to check out for kids and teens especially. Stacy jokes that she will not be reading them. But she is super thankful to Sarah for sharing that information! Stacy's Breathing Exercise Stacy explains that she came to this type of meditation while trying to make quiet time for herself. (6:35) Before then, she wasn't incorporating breathing until she got sick with the coronavirus. Lung health was something she could control and manage while she was sick. And it's since been something she's kept on for stress relief. Stacy tells listeners the exercise has you breathe in slowly for a four-count, hold it for a four-count, and then exhale for an eight count. The goal in doubling the amount of time you're exhaling, you're mindfully slowing down and thinking about needing to exhale slowly. She adds that she wants listeners to cycle through it three times. You should feel your chest rising and your lungs filling. When Stacy does this exercise, it takes her about 2-5 minutes to cycle through, depending on how much she wants to do it. Positive Affirmations She tries to practice giving thanks to the things she's grateful for as she practices it. Stacy shares she is grateful for all the parts of her body doing jobs she doesn't even know they're doing. "Think about how you're just grateful to exist in that body in that moment, and tell your body that you love it. You have to mean it! Sometimes faking it before making it is okay. You're grateful for being able to do all of those things. Tell your body is whole. You are whole. Your body is a gift. It's a vessel for who you are and what you are. And I know we all get hung up on our imperfections, so the more that you tell yourself: I am whole; I love myself; I love my body; my body is worthy of love; I am worthy love; I am incredible, smart, kind, generous..." All of the things that you can feel proud of, of what you are, think them, say them out loud, whatever you want to do while you practice your breathing." Stacy shares how ridiculous and silly it seems to her but concedes that it actually is a great way to reflect on mindset while focusing on your wellness. Within a couple of minutes, she feels so much better and better able to handle her life stress. Alternatives to Meditation Sarah jokes that there is science in this, but it may seem a little out-there to regular viewers. Gratitude journaling is a great alternative if meditation isn't really your thing and has shown to be very effective. Plus, you can even do it digitally if you prefer. Sarah also tries to jot little things she's grateful for on little scraps of paper and uses them to fill a jar. There's a lot of resilience that comes out of taking the time to focus on positive things that we can appreciate. It's really easy to get into this negative thought process and being intentional in thinking about the positives and bringing perspective to our lives. Especially with the challenges of this year, developing a habit like this can be very beneficial. Sarah shares her personal experiences with integrating grateful meditation and journaling into her life. Mindset Is Key Stacy thinks the idea of being aware of what you're grateful for is beneficial. (17:13) She shares that she is thankful for her patience. Stacy jokes that she does not have infinite patience, that she's a perfectionist, and can be very competitive. She shares that she worked very hard this year on developing more patience, and she's very thankful for the progress she's seen. Sarah gives thanks for the strength and resiliency she's developed over the years. This year really put Sarah to the test, so she's thankful she had that skillset in place to help her navigate. Giving Thanks to Life & Family Stacy is thankful for the changes she made to her life 18 months ago that made this year so much more manageable.(25:03) She shares the changes she and her family made for any new listeners. Stacy is also very grateful for realizing her other dream of being a foster parent. And that her family was up for supporting that dream. She also shares that they will be fostering two siblings for the holidays. Sarah gives thanks for rediscovering a very good marriage and that the pandemic allowed them to have a lot of high-quality family time. She is also very thankful for the chance to get to know her children at the age they are now. Stacy talks a little bit about her boys and how they're doing with virtual school. She also references this post about a comedian reading her 2020 goals list for anyone looking for a laugh. Sarah is thankful for her team - Charissa, Nicole, Kiersten, and Denise - and their adaptability since many of their 2020 plans wasn't workable this year. Stacy thinks it's important to acknowledge that adaptability is not only for business but also for helping others who are also stuck at home. She is also thankful for Penny, who has joined their family 2 years ago now as an emotional support animal. Stacy and Sarah both share how integral their puppies have been to their emotional health, this year especially. Stacy talks about her husband Matt, and how much she's thankful for everything he does. Giving Thanks to the Community She also is so thankful for all the frontline workers out there who are doing everything they can to help others. (38:13) Sarah adds that online shopping, zoom, and the Internet are all on her gratitude list. Stacy also gives thanks to YOU listeners. You all support her and Sarah in ways they never imagined possible when they started this podcast years ago. Sarah also so thankful for their Patreon family and shares this comment from a listener: "There's so much to say, I'll try to make it concise. I will start with this - the reason I joined Patreon was because I wanted to support you. Period. You have both given me so much, more than I can put into words - my heart feels it. I wanted to support you, even monetarily with a small amount a month (and it really isn't a lot). (The cost of feeding 5 kids in Africa (if you remember the commercial from when we were kids). As it turns out, I'm getting so much from the Patreon content (and I shouldn't be surprised) - more frankness, honesty, and judgement free commentary that continues to make me grow. I feel even more connected to you now. As you say Stacy "I know we'd be besties if we could be". I call you my gurus and my kids laugh ("what are they monks?", they ask). Wishing you both health safety, love, prosperity, kindness, nachas (have no idea how to explain that in English) and continued personal growth. I encourage anyone who enjoys your podcast as much as I do to support you through Patreon…
54 min
The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
Clare Goodwin
What you need to know about pelvic floor health (and no it’s not just for those that are postpartum) with Caitlin Day (The Vagina Physio)
When you hear the words ‘pelvic floor dysfunction’ you probably think of women post-birth, working on getting their pelvic floor back to where it was before their little bub arrived. But if you think that’s as far as it goes, boooooooy are you missing the bigger picture! Pelvic floor dysfunction doesn’t just happen to women after birth and it’s never too early or late to start working on your pelvic floor health. Working on your pelvic floor could help you get relief from bowel issues, help with endometriosis symptoms, help those awkward moments when you pee a little bit by accident (if you know you know), reduce painful sex and so much more. Now I’m not a pelvic floor specialist, which is why I brought the wonderful Caitlin Day onto the podcast today to give us the DL on all things pelvic floor! Caitlin is a fellow kiwi and is just as passionate as I am about women’s health and is a highly skilled physiotherapist with a specialisation in pelvic floor physiotherapy - her other interests are sexual pain rehabilitation, post gynaecological surgery rehabilitation, helping women returning to sport after childbirth, chronic pain management such as endometriosis (which a lot of women with PCOS also have) and helping with bowel problems such as fecal incontinence or constipation. We talk all about what is actually classed as the pelvic floor, what can happen if you don't have a strong enough pelvic floor, what happens to your pelvic floor during pregnancy and postnatally, what you can actually do about it and a whoooole lot more. It's never too late to be working on your pelvic floor - whether you're trying to get pregnant, postpartum or just wanting to improve your health generally. This is the podcast you didn't know that you needed to hear - so pop in your headphones, go for a walk and listen to this awesome chat I had with Caitlin, I assure you you’ll learn a whole lot more than you’ve probably ever learned about the pelvic floor! *This episode is for you if:* * You’re pregnant * You have Endometriosis * You experience painful sex and/or periods * You are trying to conceive * You have insulin resistance * Weight gain is one of your symptoms * You’ve already given birth * You always need to pee or you feel like you get light bladder leakage often *Some things we cover in this episode:* * What actually is the pelvic floor? Why is it so important? * How weight can impact your pelvic floor * Pregnancy and postpartum - what to expect when it comes to your pelvic floor * Postpartum pelvic WOF * How the pelvic floor can be damaged (and what you can do about it) * Getting back into exercise after giving birth * Overactive bladder, PCOS and the pelvic floor * Insulin and the pelvic muscles *Resources and References:* * Caitlin’s Instagram (@thevaginaphysio) * Caitlin’s practice (Unity Studios) * Unity Studios Instagram * My Book: Getting Pregnant with PCOS *Links to our programs:* * The PCOS Protocol * Eggducated
51 min
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