Confused about what diet will help you finally reach your goals? Puzzled by all of the contradictory claims about fitness & nutrition? My guest Alyssa Olenick (@littlelyssfitness on IG) lays out: 1. How to figure out if a claim is legit 2. Red flags to watch out for: should I listen to this person or run fast the other way? 3. Five questions to ask yourself to see if a particular diet is a good fit for you.
Weight loss is hard and the number of failed attempts is staggeringly high. Don’t let that discourage you! People *are* successful at weight loss & you can be one of them. On today’s episode we share the common habits, thoughts, attitudes & behaviors of our most successful clients.
Struggling with things but feeling helpless?? You’re not alone! On this week’s episode of Decades of Strength, Sam, Nichole, and I discuss our biggest struggles in the present moment and how we manage them without being defined by them.
“My genetics stink! Obesity runs in my family. I work at this. I work hard at this. I don’t coast.” - Susan Niebergall. There’s no question that genetics have an impact on both our health & our physiques. But... does that mean you’re destined to be overweight & unhealthy? Listen in as Susan & I discuss how she got into the best shape of her life in her 50’s, even with the genetic cards stacked against her.
We’ve all done it. We look at a sliver of someone else’s life; a teeny moment in the grand scheme of the whole and we measure the totality of our existence against it. “She’s so put together. Why can’t I be like that?” “She’s so confident. Why do I always doubt myself?” “If only I had her abs/butt, arms/hair... When in reality: she may be a hot mess in some areas of her life or have anxiety about constantly trying to be “perfect.” She might doubt herself in private & be fearful of being “found out.” She might not like her butt/arms/hair. Or she might have a terrible quality of life trying to keep those abs. In any case- it has no bearing on you and your life. Listen in as Sam, Nichole and I discuss strategies for staying in your own lane, minimizing the sources of comparison in your life that do not serve you and remembering that your worth does not depend on your body.
Do you feel anxious about food? Can you imagine a time when you could eat, lose weight & not stress about every single bite? On this week’s episode of The Decades of Strength special guest Sarah Duff joins us as we talk about how we each healed our relationship with food and what it really means to flexible diet.
We all get to make our own mistakes, but there’s a lot to learn from hearing about the mistakes others have made. Listen in as Sam, Nichole, and I chat about the mistakes we’ve made over the years with nutrition, fitness & body image. We tell you allll about what we wish we knew when we first started our fitness journeys.
Dr Jacob Harden on low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain...If something hurts “Don’t do that” is kinda the go-to advice. What other options are there? How to prepare your body for the demands you place on it. Reducing your risk of injury. What is the main driver behind injury? It’s probably not what you think it is:)
Dieting + vacation often equals stress. “Will I lose all my progress?!” “What will I eat?!” “Should I count my calories?” Take a listen to hear Sam, Nichole, & I share our best strategies for stress free vacationing. Relax! It’ll all work out:)
As a perimenopausal woman I can tell you these years, though challenging can still be some of the best years of your life. Amanda & I chat about the symptoms that have rocked our worlds & strategies to manage them. Can you lose weight and look amazing during these years?
How do you cope with stress? If food or Netflix binges are your go-to we’ve got a few other options to elevate your self care. Sam, Nichole, & I talk about our approaches to self care, how you can fit it into your already packed life & what it can do for you.
In this Episode I’m joined by Jordan Syatt. Jordan’s a 5x World Record powerlifter, as well as an incredible coach. He’s helped 100’s, if not 1000’s of people to lose fat, get defined, improve their relationship with food, get insanely strong & build thriving businesses. J’s actually my powerlifting coach & my biz coach & in this episode we hash out 5 of the most important lessons he’s taught me- including a fantastic discussion on how to never have to start over at fat loss again. Whether you’re interested in fat loss, building an online business, being a better coach, or increasing your deadlift you’re gonna get some fantastic advice from a world class coach.
Decades of Strength Ep 9. There are lots of ways to train to get great results! Sam, Nichole & I share how we train- how often, what we do, how do we decide what to do, rest days & how has our training changed over time. We want you to see the range of possibilities open to you when it comes to strength training.
What happens if you eat carbs at night? If you’re not sweaty or sore after a workout was it a bad workout? Women & weights- will lifting make you bulky? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Join Sam, Nichole and I as we uncover the truth about these confusing topics.
10x I.P.F. World Powerlifting Champion Jen Thompson. I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by people who are the best at what they do. What makes them tick? Jen & I talk about what’s gone in to getting her to the level she’s at in her sport today.
On this week’s episode of Decades of Strength we discuss strategies for goal setting, how to reach your goals, and our biggest secrets for achieving success - whether it be in your business, your fatloss journey or your mindset.
Did you fall off track after the holiday? Or are you worried about messing up or losing all your progress between Thanksgiving and Christmas? On today’s episode Sam, Nichole, & I discuss how to get back on track after the holidays or really any episode of overeating or missing workouts. We give you real-life strategies for getting back on track, & manage stress during the holiday season without sabotaging your fat loss efforts.
Ep 12 Dana Suchow, Eating Disorder Prevention Specialist talks about how you can help yourself (and your kids) overcome the negative effects of diet culture. We also talk about body positivity & fat loss. Are they possible at the same time?
Does seeing yourself get stronger get you excited? On today’s episode, Sam and I recap our recent powerlifting competition where we both set new personal records and talk about our experience getting stronger when surrounded by a bunch of other strong women! Powerlifting is a place for anyone who wants to chase strength and prove to themselves they can do it! Kim and I share misconceptions about the sport, how we both got into it, and why we love it so much. Truthfully, it’s addicting getting stronger, and if lifting weights and chasing strength goals is something you love to do, I suggest you listen to this episode, because you might just find yourself competing in the future!
Fitness & lifestyle coach Marci Nevin talks about how to take the stress out of getting fit. She also describes her personal fight with multiple autoimmune diseases & how she has made both physique & performance progress despite the unique challenges those diseases present.
On today's episode I speak with my friend & fellow online fat loss coach Sam Alteri of Balance With Sam. Sam & I share our experiences with yo-yo dieting & how we finally stopped that nonsense. If you're in that cycle now, this episode is for you. We also talk lifting: what it can do for your body, your mind & your confidence.
If you have questions about losing weight you will so relate to Becky (@consistencyisthesecretsauce) Follow along as we hash out her questions about what actually works to lose the weight, how many calories to eat, and how to measure progress without the scale.