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This episode is so special to me.
Back in 2013-ish, I almost threw in the towel. I didn't want to feed into the big machine that is "this industry" but I felt so lost. Is there really room for women to talk about getting stronger? Is there really room for women to train women to quit the insane dieting protocols and learn to take up space in the weight room?
A mentor of mine back then, Mark Crabtree, who has since passed away, turned me onto Nia Shanks. "You're going to want to follow her."
The rest is history.
Nia has been a lighthouse for me along my journey working in this industry so far. And I cannot wait to have you tune into this episode to talk about all things lifting heavy, eating well, and what it means to LIFT LIKE A GIRL.
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You've probably thought to yourself no less than 100 times: "my life would be full of more fun, better clothes, hotter sex, a better marriage, and more accolades if I could just lose these last 20 pounds AGAIN and for the last time!" Right?
If the thought of losing weight is THE THING you're holding onto that you believe will unlock all of life's secrets- this is the course for you.
If the thought of changing your body- whether that's a boob job, nose job, hair extensions, more makeup, new clothes, WHATEVER is THE THING you're banking on changing your life and how you feel about yourself? This is the course for you.
Here's a secret: your obsession with your distaste for yourself will never, ever go away no matter how many pounds you lose, no matter how long your hair is, no matter how many snacks you can eat off your boobs, no matter how expensive your yoga pants are, and no matter how many hours you've spent in the gym or gagging down kale smoothies. Otherwise, wouldn't you be in love with yourself by now? Seriously.
The best part is that I can teach you how.
I can teach you where your body image story came from and how to undo it.
I can teach you how to start rewriting your body image narrative right now.
All of us have not only the ability, but the right to feel empowered AF in our body RIGHT NOW- no matter what it looks like.
This is not an encouragement to "let yourself go" or an encouragement for you to remain sedentary and apathetic about your health for the rest of your life- actually, it's quite the opposite.
What could your life look like if you actually chose to eat well AND exercise regularly?
What if you did those things to serve yourself instead of only to try and shrink yourself?
What would your life feel like if you did those things without an external expectation?
WHAT IF- loving your body is the missing piece to your weight loss after all?
I'd be willing to venture a guess that yes- loving your body right now is the missing piece to everything in your life that seems to be missing. It's not the last 5-pounds, it's not more cardio, and it's sure as shit not more kale smoothies.
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I talked to a very close friend of mine (anonymous by request) about a few of her insecurities... NONE of them have anything to do about her weight or her body.
When I look at her? I see things that I wish I had.
She literally has perfect hair.
She can order clothes online and the size she orders not only fits, but it fits PERFECTLY.
She's kind. Like, you can just see how kind she is by looking at her face.
She has a robust social life.
So what in god's name does she have to feel insecure about?
And how could a girl like me (read: with cellulite, stretch marks, and depending on what position I'm sitting in- plenty-o'-fat-rolls) possibly help her?
In this episode, I recall a conversation I had with her. And how this very podcast, this very movement, is for EVERY BODY. <3
I don't say it enough, but thank you for listening and being a part of The Confidence Project with me!
I know you've done it- you buy every program under the sun thinking this will be it! This is THE THING you need to reach your goals.
Whether you're trying to lose weight, get strong, get lean AF, or even break into a business ownership role- you're in constant absorption mode where you just need another perspective, another product, another coach to be able to finally reach your goals!
So far, nothing has worked! You have every workout program you've ever purchased in your inbox. You have PDF's that outline exactly what you're supposed to be doing... so, to hell with this program and this coach, nothing is working!
Sorry, sister... in most cases the problem IS YOU.
I've been there. Every Monday I'd start a new diet, because the last one wasn't working fast enough. I was miserable, deprived, and so I just needed the next greatest thing to help me GET THERE.
I had every workout program under the sun- and no abs to show for it.
Turns out, I was the common denominator.
Once I got out of my own way, the path to success in all avenues of my life were perfectly clear. But, I can't say I see that in everyone. Most recently, women who were a part of my cohort in a business mentorship program are wondering why they wasted all of their time and money on such a long and expensive program- claiming it's a crock of shit and hasn't worked for them--- I'll leave this up to you to decide- was it the program? Or was it THEM?
Tune in to find out!
This was recorded in MAY! Which is so funny because I still haven't started reading our July Book Club Book "A Tribe Called Bliss" by Lori Harder. And, just by chance, this episode will be releasing when we're all reading it. GO FIGURE. But, this is such perfect timing.
I dive into it all.
What are your boundaries, why do they matter, and what do you do when you outgrow your relationships BECAUSE you've evolved?
The only people who are offended when you put up boundaries are those who benefited from you having NONE.
YOU GUYS!! This is the first time I've ever brought a *current* client of mine onto the show.
Tiffany and I started working together in October 2017- and I could not be more humbled to now be able to call this woman a friend of mine. (For reference, we recorded this on June 15, 2018.)
The icing on the cake is the transformation that Tiffany has experienced- mind, body, and soul- since we've been working together. She came to me while on the Keto diet and with a totally different brain inside her head! And now? Well...
I can't even take the credit- she's a total badass and is so damn coachable, she made my job easy.
Tune in to hear Tiffany's side of the story! <3
You can follow Tiffany on IG at: tiffstartsliving
Alyssa Love approaches weight loss in a way that I've never been able to articulate. She has such a contagiously beautiful soul, I cannot wait for you to tune into this one!
You can follow Alyssa on IG: iam_alyssalove
Don't forget- can hang out with us over on The Confidence Project Facebook group- see you there! <3
While I am a body positive coach- there are a few messages within the "body positivity" community that I don't necessarily agree with.
Is there a disconnect between your emotional and physical body?
Are you doing the things that make you feel the way you want to feel?
Although there is nothing inherently wrong with wanting to lose weight- it has to come from a place of radical self-love. What does that look like if we're not currently where we want to be?
It comes from making sure you're serving your highest self and not punishing your CURRENT self. Let me repeat that: SERVE YOUR HIGHEST SELF WHILE NOT PUNISHING YOUR CURRENT SELF.
Allow your body to take whatever shape it takes while living your best life.
Here is my take on what a body positivity journey looks like.
You start a new diet, you lose a ton of weight, everyone starts complimenting you and you get all of this new attention.
How can this possibly be bad?!
There is an unspoken dark side to dieting that no one ever talks about. In today's episode, Arielle Calerdon (IG: @ariellesays) dives in about the behind-the-scenes of a very public weight loss journey. What could possibly go wrong? Tune in to find out.
Don't forget, you can hang out with us over on The Confidence Project Facebook page here.
Just when I thought I had this whole "anti-dieting" thing figured out- it peeked it's ugly little head right back around the corner! But this time, in a very unconventional way. Tune in to see what I'm talking about!
I thought Jen Sincero changed my life when I read "You Are a Badass"
I thought she changed my life again when I read "You Are a Badass at Making Money"
Seeing Jen in person was SO LIFE CHANGING- I can't even put it into words.
It's no secret that I have a screwed up relationship with money- but aside from that, there's so much gold in this episode that I can't wait to share with you!
I used to call myself a weight loss coach. And now? Well, it's actually not even my priority to help you lose weight anymore.
You may have noticed that I've been posting all over social media that I'm pretty sick of weight loss and fat loss. I've had a few massive shifts in how I view my position as an authority and a coach in this industry that have been very hard to put into actual words- until recently. This episode dives deep into why I'm totally not interested in helping you lose weight.
Binge eating has NOTHING to do with food.
It has everything to do with HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE FOOD.
Ready to F*ck Your Diet?
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Don't hire me.
Don't hire anyone.
This is why this episode can cost me my job (sort of!)
There is so much you need to figure out and get a handle on before you start focusing on fat loss.
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There's SO MUCH BS to sift through out there in the online space- ESPECIALLY when it comes to dieting.
One day, we're reading articles demonizing something and the next day, another click bait article comes out saying we need more of that one thing. It's maddening, isn't it!?
We have to skim the fat (no pun intended) and stick to the big rocks of what is actually important.
Something interesting happens when we focus on the big rocks- all of the noise fades away. We don't click on every.damn.thing. on the internet. We don't implement this new crazy idea that we think is the MISSING PEICE every time the wind blows. Doesn't that sound nice?? IT IS!
Break through the noise- focus on the big rocks.
I got your back, girlfriend.
Here's the biggest, darkest secret of weight loss: there is no secret.
The answer, in its most clinical form, is a math problem- and its right in front of our faces every day.
The truth is- you CAN eat anything that you want. No, not if you have a food allergy, this isn't about that. But guess what? I was my heaviest when I was dieting and eliminating foods from my diet. MY HEAVIEST.
Does it take some time and work and patience to fine-tune your newfound liberty around foods so that it can work for you? YES. But, you won't feel so crazy, you won't feel so anxious, and you won't be on a damn diet anymore white-knuckling your way to some proverbial happy ending that you've made up in your head.
You can eat anything you want and have the body you want- I promise.
Questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to think that I was the healthiest lifestyle queen out there. I worked out with tons of intensity every day of the week for years. And then it occurred to me- what good is this if I just go back home and park my ass on the couch for the rest of the day?
Don't get me wrong- exercise and intentional movement NEEDS to stay in your life in my opinion- but- is it really the end all be all? What implications does the REST of our day have on our quality of life?
Questions? Email me! Hello@christinamontalvo.co
I posted a pretty controversial article on Facebook that got me a lot of flack- me?! Get flack?! SHOCKING, I know! ;)
I want to hash out a few things about sugar in this episode- so, whether or not you're on the anti-sugar train or not, you're going to want to tune into this one!
Maybe all of your workouts are doing you more harm than good?
Let's find out!
Share this short(er) episode with women who are wasting their time doing MORE MORE MORE MORE in the gym and wondering how the hell it's not yet!
Back in 2014, I felt a pain in my neck that left me on the couch unable to move for 4 days. It eventually went away. A few weeks later, I noticed that I was numb on the left side of my upper back, and the numbness ran down a portion of my left arm and into my pinky.
Being the genius that I am, I ignored it for as long as I could. After one workout in particular, my left hand was completely paralyzed for almost 30 minutes. That scared me enough to see a doctor. After an MRI, they found 3 slipped discs in my neck, and 3 more in my lower back. They also found that I had a 30 degree curvature of my spine in one direction, and a 17 degree curve in the other direction. I was sentenced for a life-long journey of back discomfort and pain management.
I was able to rehab myself back underneath a barbell, competed in several Crossfit competitions and made it to the platform of a powerlifting meet.
In December 2017, I endured 5 consecutive weeks of back pain that left me unable to put my own socks, pants, or shoes on without writhing pain. My doctor told me that my next steps would be back surgery. I walked out of her office with pain medication and no game plan.
Until I came across Dr. Jocelyn Wallace, who single-handedly helped rehab my back. No pain medication, no sentence of a surgery, no gloom-and-doom threat of never touching a barbell again.
This episode ROCKED MY WORLD! If you have a body, this episode is for you.
Listen to it 1,000 times if you have to- take notes. Listen with the intention to learn and absorb.
You can follow Jocelyn on IG at athletically_you
Get your party pants on people- your pain free life awaits you!
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File this episode under: things that fire Christina up :)
Ever wonder what the mystical missing piece of the fitness puzzle is? It actually is pretty magical- this one thing will quite literally allow you to workout LESS and get better results.
If you're praying I say some sort of wrap or shake or pill or powder, you're on the super wrong side of the internet and need to leave asap ;) If you're ready to revel in the word and meaning behind INTENSITY (the ONE thing missing from your workouts!) then, buckle up. This episode is for you, sister!
I asked the women over in the TCP Facebook group
what their goals for April were. And, like I sort of thought- our goal setting skills need work!
If you feel like you always set goals only to almost never achieve them- this episode is for you!
Oh, and I have this super cool and super free download for you to go along with this! You can download it by going here!
Questions? Shoot me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Fisher and I are pretty much the same person ;)
A few weeks ago, weight watchers invited teens to join for free.
If you had to take a guess- do you think we're happy about this or not?
If you guessed NOT happy, you're right. But, tune in to hear why!
You can follow Amanda on IG & Facebook @ amandafishercoaching
or visit her website at amandafishercoaching.com
WAIT! Seriously, wait. Before you go back to weight watchers, jenny craig, beach body, Atkins, Paleo, Keto, the fast metabolism diet or WHATEVER- you need to listen to this.
Still have girl scout cookies in your house? Maybe not because you ate them all so that you could get back to "being good" and "back on track" with your diet, right?
Trust me- you'll want to listen to this one.
Applications are still open for TriBrid! This is the #1 way to work with my online. I'm looking for women who are sick of wasting their time in the gym, sick of dieting, and sick of beating themselves up over every little thing. Does that sound like you? Fill out an application by going here!
TriBrid is a 12-week program that focuses on the THREE main pillars of your success- both in and out of the gym: fitness, nutrition, and mindset. I can't wait to work with you!
Questions? Shoot me an email: email@example.com
****Content warning: the topics discussed within this episode may be triggering. Please do not listen to this episode if you are at risk of being triggered. The contents within this episode are not meant to treat or diagnose any mental health disorders, including but not limited to eating disorders.
if you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please find more information by contacting your Physician or visiting nationaleatingdisorders.org
Amanda's story will always be so near and dear to my heart.
This episode is released on her BIRTHDAY and I can't think of a better way to celebrate her being on this earth than by sharing her story. You can read her original blog post by going here.
You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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