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THE IDEAL BALANCE SHOW: Real talk, tips & coaching on everything fitness, family & finance.

THE IDEAL BALANCE SHOW: Real talk, tips & coaching on everything fitness, family & finance.

By Ideal Balance
Have you been trying to figure out how to "balance" it all? Do you feel pulled in a million directions and maybe like none of the things you are doing are getting done as well as you want? Are there parts of your life where you feel pretty strong and capable, but others where you're stressed, overwhelmed or dissatisfied? In this podcast, we help people get healthy, get organized and get debt-free. We have tips, systems & strategies to help you level up your life. You're pretty awesome, we want to help you get awesome-r. From Shana & Vanessa of The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre Florida.
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How to stop being on your phone so much
​​Let's face it, we all know we should spend less time on our phones. But how? Below we've got some short & straight-to-the-point tips for how you can spend less time on your phone. In this episode we cover: ✔️ All the depressing but true statistics about your phone usage and how it links to anxiety, poor eyesight, bad parenting and bad sleep for example. ✔️ How to change your morning & evening routines to exclude your phone ✔️ How & what things to do NOT on your phone like bills, games, work and more ✔️ How to use your phone against your phone including usage, notifications and more ✔️ How to set up no phone zones ✔️ How to ramp up the time, space & reasons to not be on your phone. Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/12/29/how-to-stop-being-on-your-phone-so-much/
27:12
January 17, 2022
3 Super Specific Ways to Maintain Momentum with Your Goals So You Actually Achieve Them This Year
We know you’ve got big goals this year. We know it’s still early enough for you to be excited! We’re hoping to get to you before any breakdowns happen. We want you to keep the momentum you feel on the first of the year toward achieving your hopes and dreams. And we’ve got three super specific strategies to do just that. We’re giving lots of realistic examples for losing weight, eating better, getting on a budget, spending more quality family time and getting out of debt. In this episode we cover: ✔️ How to avoid overwhelm about your big, audacious goals ✔️ How to chunk your goals down so they are DOABLE ✔️ How to create your own momentum and motivation with your goals ✔️ The one question you can ask yourself daily to crush your goals ✔️ How to systemize your goals so they fit in with your daily life Looking for a coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2022/01/04/how-to-maintain-the-long-term-relationship-with-your-goals-so-you-can-actually-reach-them/
22:03
January 10, 2022
Monthly Goal Recap: Fitness, Marriage, Kids, Home & Business
It’s the beginning of the month which means we’re telling you exactly how we did on the goals we set for last month. We are walking you through the goals we set, how we did or did not achieve them without feeling guilty or overwhelmed. In this episode we cover: ✔️ How to set goals that are realistic ✔️ Why your goals don’t always have to be BIG and achievement-based ✔️ How to align your goals with who you want to be ✔️ How to use habit stacking to achieve goals ✔️ How to break down goals so they become achievable Looking for a coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida.
10:23
January 04, 2022
Thinking about doing a fast? We'll walk you through our 3 day liquid fast--the why, the how and what we learned!
Fasting is a great way to reset spiritually and physically. In this episode we talk to you about the three day corporate fast we did. We'll tell you why we did it, exactly what the parameters were, what we learned and what we might do in the future. In this episode we cover: ✔️ What you should consider before you begin your fast ✔️ The difference between a fast for spiritual reasons vs. physical reasons ✔️ Why fasting is so good for you ✔️ What not to do if you're thinking about fasting ✔️ How leaning on God during a fast makes it doable and "easy" ✔️ How denying your desires and impulses is life-changing Looking for a coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida.
21:19
December 27, 2021
How to eat “off plan” without giving up, feeling guilty or stressing about it PART 2
Tis the season to wonder if you should feel bad about the Christmas cookies or gifted bottles of wine you’ve been partaking in. Our answer is no! And, at the same time, we believe you can be healthy and stay on track this season. In this episode we cover:  ✔️ Why you should plan to eat for fun as part of your meal plan  ✔️ How to avoid decision anxiety about when to eat “off-plan”  ✔️ Why feeling bad about eating off plan is making everything worse  ✔️ How to instantly reset if you make “bad’ food choices  ✔️ The mental game you need to win at healthy eating  Looking for a coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com  Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida.
11:25
December 20, 2021
How to eat “off plan” without giving up, feeling guilty or stressing about it PART 1
Tis the season to wonder if you should feel bad about the Christmas cookies or gifted bottles of wine you’ve been partaking in. Our answer is no! And, at the same time, we believe you can be healthy and stay on track this season.  In this episode we cover:  ✔️ Why healthy eating is not black and white  ✔️ How trying to be black and white makes life no fun  ✔️ What emotional eating is and how to avoid it  ✔️ What mindless eating is and how to avoid it  ✔️ What it means to eat for fun and why it’s okay  ✔️ Why cheat meals are a bad word but not a bad concept  ✔️ Why feeling bad about eating off plan is making everything worse Looking for a coach?  Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com  Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/12/07/how-to-eat-off-plan-without-giving-up-feeling-guilty-or-stressing-about-it/
20:47
December 13, 2021
Monthly Goal Recap: How we set & achieved November goals in fitness, marriage, kids, home & business
It’s the beginning of the month which means we’re telling you exactly how we did on the goals we set for last month. We are walking you through the goals we set, how we did or did not achieve them without feeling guilty or overwhelmed.  In this episode we cover:  ✔️ How to set goals that are realistic  ✔️ Why your goals don’t always have to be BIG and achievement-based  ✔️ How to align your goals with who you want to be  ✔️ How to use habit stacking to achieve goals  ✔️ How to break down goals so they become achievable  Looking for a coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com  Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching and health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida.
24:11
December 06, 2021
Why your spouse isn’t on board with financial coaching
Just because you’re ready to make a change doesn’t mean your spouse is. In this episode, we talk about the big three reasons your spouse isn’t onboard with financial coaching but these three points can apply to many of the issues you might be facing in your marriage. The main reasons we see spouses shy away from signing up for financial coaching even when one is ready to go are:  Money  Privacy  Shame  In this episode we cover:  ✔️ How financial coaching is probably the best investment you’ll make with your money both in terms of your financial future and your marriage  ✔️ How confidentiality isn’t necessarily the issue but rather how couples may be hiding financial things from each other  ✔️ How you shouldn’t feel bad for NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW (no one likely taught you personal finance)  ✔️ How hiding from financial problems is the real source of self-shaming  ✔️ How budgets can help your marriage Looking for a financial coach?  Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com/finance  Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching, health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/05/why-your-spouse-isnt-on-board/
19:40
November 29, 2021
100 Clutter Free Gift Ideas
Every season you rack your brain for what to give as a gift for your loved ones. You always want to make it special, but it seems to get harder each year, doesn’t it? Add to that the clutter crisis most of us experience and the current “everything-is-lost-on-a-ship” somewhere crisis and you have your work cut out for you. We want to offer some different options for you to consider this season to give as gifts.  This episode covers:  ✔️ Strategies on how to brainstorm clutter-free gifts including needs vs. wants, quality over quantity, experiences over possessions and consumables over non-consumables  ✔️ Creative budget-friendly gift-ideas  ✔️ Memberships & subscription gift ideas  ✔️ Experience gift ideas ✔️ Services gift ideas  ✔️ Consumable gift ideas  +this episode comes in a pdf! It’s a gift guide: 100 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas https://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/13/100-clutter-free-gift-ideas/ + we have an awesome freebie for you! It’s a Christmas Planner Workbook to help you cast vision about what you & your family want, how to plan & prioritize it and then how to fund it! https://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/13/cash-for-christmas-how-to-avoid-debt-and-be-able-to-joyfully-give/  Looking for a financial coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com/finance  Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching, health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida. 
21:13
November 22, 2021
Cash for Christmas: How to avoid debt and be able to joyfully give
Imagine this: This holiday season you spend your time enjoying your family, making memories and finally feeling like you got it right. Our friends, we are here to tell you exactly how to enjoy your holiday giving this year! We are sharing the four steps you need to get it right this season!  This episode covers:  ✔️ How to define the perfect Christmas (not what you think)  ✔️ How to create a budget for your time and your money  ✔️ How to plan to FULLY FUND your Christmas budget for next year  ✔️ Tips & strategies to have a stress-free, debt-free Christmas  + we have an awesome freebie for you! It’s a Christmas Planner Workbook to help you cast vision about what you & your family want, how to plan & prioritize it and then how to fund it! https://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/13/cash-for-christmas-how-to-avoid-debt-and-be-able-to-joyfully-give/  + we have another freebie for you! It’s a gift guide: 100 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas https://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/13/100-clutter-free-gift-ideas/  Looking for a financial coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com/finance  Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person, virtually and in small groups. We offer life coaching, financial coaching, health coaching. We also offer personal training and home organization locally here in Navarre, Florida. Fill out the information below if you’re interested in our help and we will contact you.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/13/cash-for-christmas-how-to-avoid-debt-and-be-able-to-joyfully-give/
20:21
November 16, 2021
Fall Rut Reset: 3 step exercise to feel better & rekindle your motivation
This time of year can bring a lot of joy. It can be a time where peopel feel more sad (why has the sun forsaken us?), overwhelmed by all the things to do and even underwhelmed by what they've accomplished. We've got the 3 step exercise to help you figure out what's really bothering you and then refresh your mindset. You need to know what you can and can't control. You need to chunk down what you want to accomplish and how you want to feel to an exciting list of goals. Finally, you need to speak it into life. We'll walk you through and also tell you all about our goals for our health, our marriages, our home, our business and our kids. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/11/08/fall-rut-reset-3-steps-exercise-to-feel-better-rekindle-your-motivation/
21:20
November 08, 2021
Four Strategies to Categorizing & Organizing Your Home
Have you ever tried to get your home "company ready?" We know we've been there! Today we want to talk about strategies that will help you keep your home tidy & organized so that you can enjoy it too. We will walk you through strategies that will help you keep it organized longer and make the "getting ready" process shorter. This episode covers: ✔️ Some fun & easy ways to get your family on board with keeping your home organized & tidy ✔️ Why & how to organize by category and store with like items ✔️ A bonus tip for why keeping your home organized might be alluding you And We have an awesome freebie for you! It’s a quiz about you, your home and how organized it is. This quiz will help you brainstorm about what problems and areas you really need to work on. The second freebie is a planning worksheet that will help you brainstorm just what next steps to take. → Access here https://myidealbalance.com/2021/07/27/4-strategies-to-categorizing-organizing-your-home/ Looking for a Home Organization Coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com/homeorg This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/07/27/4-strategies-to-categorizing-organizing-your-home/
24:25
July 27, 2021
7 Baby Steps to Weight Loss that Lasts Forever
Over here at Ideal Balance, we are big fans of Dave Ramsey. As Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coaches, we follow his Baby Steps and coach our clients to do the same. On the other side of the house, our fitness coaching clients get the same simple, step-by-step approach to losing weight. Just as with your finances, we want to make lifestyle changes that will last. We're not in it for the quick-but-short-lived-win. So, what are the 7 Baby Steps to Weight Loss That Lasts Forever? They're doable, figureoutable, bite-sized steps that we're going to be REALLY REAL about. We are all about tough love with lots of jokes and encouragement, so let's dive in! In this episode, we'll talk about: ✔️ Why you need to find your soulmate workout ✔️ How drinking more water keeps you in the potty and out of the bag of cookies ;) ✔️ Why planning your overall food protocol and even your daily plan is VITAL to your success ✔️ How planning your food doesn't have to be miserable & why you should stop eating food you hate ✔️ Why you should close the kitchen to save calories & dirty dishes ✔️ And much more! + we have an awesome freebie for you! It’s a action planning worksheet for all 7 steps!  → Access here https://myidealbalance.com/2021/03/31/7steps/ Looking for a health coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com/fitness
27:31
June 14, 2021
Everything you need to know about an Emergency Fund
We are teaching you everything you need to know about your Emergency Fund! This is a great review for anyone who is already working on getting debt free but also great information for anyone looking to get started on their financial journal and stop stressing so much about money! e advise clients when they are first beginning on their journey to start with $1,000 in the Emergency Fund. It’s not your savings for your vacation, it’s not your investments, it’s set aside specifically to plan for the things you can’t plan for: emergencies! This episode covers: ✔️ What an Emergency Fund is ✔️ Why you need one ✔️ How to use it + we have an awesome freebie for you! It’s a coloring sheet for you to use as you build your Emergency Fund. → Access here https://myidealbalance.com/2021/05/12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-an-emergency-fund Looking for a financial coach? Learn more at https://myidealbalance.com/finance To see the incredible podcast booth: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4Dgc1A27tjXzuWJv8
21:18
May 13, 2021
Meal Prepping is the new fast food
Meal prepping is the new fast food is something we say all the time around Ideal Balance. Fast food is no longer fast, it’s not really food and it’s not cheap. One of the quickest ways for our clients to be successful is to get them to stop eating out and start meal prepping.  In this episode you'll hear: How meal prepping saves time & money  How meal prepping can be fun & be great couple/family time How to not make meal prepping complicated How to meal plan & prep  Best practices for meal prepping  Plus, you can grab our EASY PEASY lunch meal prep plan for free! It’s got a shopping list and step by step guide to get it done. It’s not fancy, it’s not complicated. It’s REALLY simple and easy and fast and amazing. It’s great for those just starting out. Download it now here: https://myidealbalance.com/2021/05/02/meal-prepping-is-the-new-fast-food/ If you want to know more about us or working with us, send us a quick email @ info@myidealbalance.com
20:59
May 05, 2021
Eating out is ruining your weight loss progress
So, this topic might seem obvious, but stick with us! So many people are trying to balance fun & life with their health & weight loss goals. So, eating out is a pretty common thing these days. We get it. But, we want to offer that it’s really tripping up your progress. More than you understand. And, losing weight is hard enough. We 100% do not want to make it harder or slower!  So, let's talk and be honest about why it's messing you up. It's more than just the calories y'all! It's the habits, the thoughts, the triggers, the downward spirals and more that come along with eating out. Let's also talk about the hidden reasons you're eating out and see if we can solve for those. Finally, we will talk about some tips and strategies to help you stop eating out and keep making progress on losing weight and in health. Plus, we've got a fun brainstorming freebie for you! Click here for your freebie: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/04/25/eating-out-is-ruining-your-weight-loss-progress/
21:09
April 26, 2021
Morning Ritual
Today we want to offer that the one thing that might be missing from your life might be the one thing that could make the biggest difference and be the biggest game changer in your life. What’s that thing? Bet you guessed it —> a morning ritual. Well done! You’ve heard that you need to take self-care time. You know you’re supposed to have quiet time. Oh yeah, don’t forget you’re supposed to exercise. Don’t forget to pray! You should also be reading something great everyday. The list of all the things you’re supposed to be doing to be an amazing person can seem daunting. Where in the world are you going to find the time? Your morning ritual acts as a container to get in most of the things you consider important for you to be the best version of yourself. It acts as a container for you to get in your self-care. Grab your freebie worksheet here: http://myidealbalance.com/2021/04/10/morning-ritual/
21:00
April 26, 2021
Why & How You Should Be Using Cash
Cash is one of the top tools that you can use to get your finances in order and win with money. It's also one of the best tools you can use to get out of debt, stop fighting with your spouse and stop feeling broke all the time. Listen for the 7 reasons you should be using cash! We're also giving you 3 simple steps to use so you can give using cash a try! Also, sign up for our fun 2 week cash challenge! http://myidealbalance.com/2021/04/20/why-how-you-should-be-using-cash/
19:50
April 22, 2021
Decluttering Doesn't Work
Decluttering is the buzzword of the decade, isn’t it? We all know we want less clutter in our lives but the simple idea of decluttering isn’t quite right. But why? We're walking you through the two reasons decluttering doesn't work and the five-step process what actually works to get rid of clutter for good. Get the freebie workbook here: https://myidealbalance.com/2021/04/20/decluttering-doesnt-work/ 
20:49
April 22, 2021
Who we are & what we believe
All we really want to do is coach and chat about fitness, family, finance and all the things that matter most to you and to us. But! Here is a quick chance to get to know us a little bit with this episode. Learn more about us @ myidealbalance.com
19:08
April 22, 2021