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Wellness For Real

Wellness For Real

By Wellness For Real
The Wellness For Real Podcast is for the everyday bitch or bro who wants to be well, without all of the obsession and drama that comes with diet culture. We will explore topics from the basics like how to repair your relationship with food to every other aspect of our wellness. Buckle up, because it is about to get REAL!
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Catch Up and Q & A
This week we catch up with one another and answer questions from our listeners. 
May 16, 2022
Major Shit Going On, For Real
This month on Monthly Moments with Mar & Britt we chat about the wild ride that was April, and what we have coming up in May!
May 02, 2022
It's the Confidence for Me
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Naomi aka @nomis_wellnessjourney on IG to the show to talk about her journey to losing 70lbs, how she balances Mom life work and her wellness, growing into a confident person once again, and so much more!
April 25, 2022
You've Got Hate Mail
This week Marlena and Felicia catch up and chat about recent hate mail they go about the show, all of the changes on instagram, and being consumed with diet culture bs leading up to summer. 
April 18, 2022
Crushing Female Stigmas
This week Marlena and Felicia chat about female stigmas and all of the many reasons women are shamed and forced into hating our own bodies. 
April 11, 2022
Finding a Balance
This week Marlena welcomes Brittany aka @bebalancedmama on IG to the show to share her journey to becoming a certified nutrition coach and how she manages to find balance in her own life and wellness. 
April 04, 2022
Manifesting and Shit
This week on Monthly Moments with Mar and Britt we chat about being in the midst of manifesting, how our month is going, and more!
March 28, 2022
Man With a Plan
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Chandler AKA @bigplanchan to the show to share his story of how he lost 262lbs and has maintained that for 5 years. He chats about his recent wedding midst a pandemic, how difficult it can be at time to continue maintaining, and so much more!
March 21, 2022
Listener Episode: Carrie
On this listener episode we welcome Carrie aka @beingcarrie_ on instagram to the show. She is our number 1 fan and chats with us about her struggles with her body and weight gain that is rooted in childhood bullying. She also shares how she got through a difficult pregnancy, and so much more! 
March 14, 2022
Recovery and Returning Peloton
On this episode of Monthly Moments with Mar and Britt we chat about how our February goal slaying went, some of the hurdles we had to over come, and what our goals and intentions for March are! 
March 07, 2022
Only Fans. Solo Travel. Weight Loss.
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Andrea aka @andrea.boldbodyfit on instagram to chat about her journey to losing nearly 100lbs, leaving her corporate job and marriage, and growing into her most authentic self. 
February 28, 2022
Marlena's Journey to Cosmetic Surgery
This week Marlena and Felicia chat about Marlena's up coming tummy tuck and chin augmentation surgery on February 21st and get really real about what it takes to mentally and physically prepare yourself for surgery. 
February 21, 2022
F*ck These Hoes.
On this special subscribers only episode Marlena and Felicia spill all the tea! From What big named guest we booked to calling out our biggest hater. 
February 19, 2022
For the Love of Fitness. Or not.
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Amber aka @amberfindsbalance on IG to the show and we chat about how a news resolution that changed her life, how she stays motivated while also balancing being Mom and teacher, and so much more!
February 14, 2022
Self Care Isn't Just Manis & Pedis
This week Marlena and Felicia chat about what self care means to them and shares their favorite forms and what our listeners love to do for their own self care as well!
February 07, 2022
Welcome to Our New Series Bitches
This is the first episode in our new series, Monthly Moments with Mar & Britt where we welcome Britt Pope to the show as a guest co-host! Her and Marlena will reflect on their monthly goals, what they learned, and what's to come in the next month! 
January 31, 2022
It's a Great Day To Be a Badder Bitch.
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Taneisha to the show aka @fit.neisha on instagram. We chat all about her finding a love for fitness through Orange theory, being a bad ass, and how she balances her wellness, Mom life, being a wife, and so much more!
January 24, 2022
Imposter Syndrome? Yeah. We Know Her.
This week Marlena welcomes Brittany aka @shrinking.shitshow on instagram to talk about their similar struggles with importer syndrome, past traumas, and so much more!!
January 17, 2022
Gastric Bypass & Big Life Changes
This week Marlena and Felicia chat with Gina aka @fat2fab_rny about her journey to deciding on weight loss surgery and how she has maintained her 160lb weight loss for 4 years. She also chats with us about her she found a love for lifting weights and so much more!
January 10, 2022
Candid Conversations Between Marlena & Felicia
On this special subscribers only episode Marlena & Felicia chat candidly about how they're doing, what their favorite wellness purchases of 2021 were, and our most used recipes!
January 07, 2022
Hello 2022
Happy New Year!!! This week Felicia and Marlena chat about their holidays, FOR REAL, and what is in store for 2022. 
January 03, 2022
Loyal Listners to Guests- Jodene and Elizabeth
This week for the first but not last time, we bring on two of our loyal listeners to chat with us and share their stories! You can follow these amazing women on instagram! Jodene's account @jodenelz and Elizabeth @elizabetheatstacobell
December 27, 2021
New Year. Same Goals.
This week Marlena and Felicia give updates on where they are at in their journeys, reflect on their goals from this year, and chat about what their goals are going in to 2022!
December 20, 2021
The Power of Papaya
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Unoma Ndili Okorafor, Ph.D. founder and CEO of Herbal Goodness Co onto the show to chat all about herbal supplements and their incredible benefits! If you would like to learn more about Herbal Goodness you can visit their website here and use code Marlena10 to save 10%
December 13, 2021
Sipping Tea with Tere
This week Marlena and Felicia chat with Teresa aka on instagram about her journey to wellness. She speaks to us about her struggles as a single mother, first generation Mexican American, and how she worked hard to achieve all of her goals despite the many obstacles she had to over come. You can find Tere's podcast Tere Tells All here
December 06, 2021
Tarot, Astrology, and More
This week Marlena brings her friend Diana on to the show to talk all the metaphysical and spiritual things! We chat about tarot, astrology, zodiac signs, etc and what it all means!!
November 29, 2021
Holiday Anxiety Coming in Hot
This week Marlena and Felicia chat about the reality of the holiday season and the many feelings and emotions that come with it. We give our best advice on how to navigate this and still slay your goals! 
November 22, 2021
We Are Back Bitches
This week we chat about the new ww program, how we are dealing with seasonal depression, and more!
November 15, 2021
Try New Shit and More
This week Felicia and Marlena talk about trying new things to get us out of our comfort zone and we also discuss more about the Lula Rich Documentary and the comparisons to other brand cultures. 
November 08, 2021
Taking A Break
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October 25, 2021
WTF is Going On
This week Marlena and Felicia catch up for their subscribers and chat about ALL the things. From Felicia trying out 75 hard to Marlena experiencing a drive by shooting, we talk about everything going on in our lives right now!
October 25, 2021
Marlena's Fertility Journey, For Real
This week Marlena talks about the emotional rollercoaster that is her fertility struggles. This episode is a look into what a subscriber only episode sounds like. Just like our regular episodes, the topics vary and we keep it extra EXTRA real. You can become a subscriber for $4.99 a month here
October 18, 2021
Change Your Brain Change Your Body
This week Marlena and Felicia welcome Sara Best on to the show! She is a certified nutritionist, published author, and creator of the change your body change your brain program. We chat about the science of re-wiring your brain to over come habits like late night snacking, binge eating, and breaking the cycle of losing and gaining weight. You can find more about Sara Best on her website at
October 11, 2021
The Shedding Cat is Back
This week we welcome Cat aka @thesheddingcat on instagram back on the show to talk all about her story and where she is at in her own wellness journey! We talk about all the things from how she is prioritizing her journey while also going to grad school, falling in love, her upcoming skin removal surgery, and so much more! You can give to her gofundme here
October 04, 2021
How You Doing, For Real?
Marlena & Felicia catch up on how they're doing for real for their subscribers!
October 01, 2021
Smart Home Buying & Selling
Marlena brings 3 experts in the mortgage and realty industry to talk about what smart home buying looks like and give some helpful tips on making smart investments.   Danny Troung instagram:@dtrealtymn Chris Barrientes  Theresa Coffee, Processor NMLS 378560 & Chris Barrientes Mortgage Banker NMLS 333204 with Refined Lending division of Goldwater Bank N.A., NMLS 452955. All programs are subject to change at anytime without notice. Equal housing opportunity lender.
September 27, 2021
The Queen is Back, Live Part 2
 On the season finale of the WFR Live Summer Series Felicia Keathley is back to answer listener questions, chat about all of the incredible success she has had this year, and so much more!! We talked for over 2 full hours so this episode was broken up into two parts! Make sure to tune in next week for the rest of our conversation!
September 20, 2021
The Queen is Back, Live Part 1
On the season finale of the WFR Live Summer Series Felicia Keathley is back to answer listener questions, chat about all of the incredible success she has had this year, and so much more!! We talked for over 2 full hours so this episode was broken up into two parts! Make sure to tune in next week for the rest of our conversation!
September 13, 2021
The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Making WFR
On this special 1 year anniversary show we talk about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of making this podcast over the last year. We also spill all the tea about the podcast and more!!
September 07, 2021
Cocktails with Kiana, Live
  This week Marlena goes live again for the Live Summer Series with Kiana Daniels. We chat about how her summer is going, what's new in her wellness journey, what its like dating midst covid, and so much more! 
September 06, 2021
Britt Pope is Back, Live!
 Britt comes back to chat with Marlena Live on instagram about how her summer is going, what she has been up to since she was last on the show, and so much more!
August 30, 2021
Mr & Mrs Gooch, Live
Leon & Laurie are back live to talk about where they are at in their wellness journey, how they balance life and kids, Leon's struggle with Covid, and so much more! They give relationship tips, chat about how they have over come their hardest times, and also answer listener questions about raising mixed children and being an interracial couple. 
August 23, 2021
Marriage, For Real
This week Marlena gets candid with her husband & partner Adam about their relationship and the struggles they have overcome. They chat about how self awareness, a separation, and therapy have helped them grow even closer. They also go over listeners questions and relationship tips.
August 16, 2021
You Are Worthy with Jasmine Parent
 This week Marlena and Felicia chat with the founder of I am Worthy Wellness, Jasmine Parent all about her journey to becoming a certified trainer, nutritionist, and health and wellness coach. You can learn more about Jasmine on her website and give her a follow on instagram @jasminelosingit
August 09, 2021
Autoimmunity and Chronic Illness with Jonna
This week Marlena chats with Jonna aka @naturallyglam about her diagnosis of Hashimotos and how autoimmunity has affected her journey. You can learn more about Jonna on her website
August 02, 2021
Intentionally Lazy & Influenced
This week Marlena chats with Felicia about her current health struggles and how it has impacted her wellness journey while Felicia is currently navigating how to over come diet culture and break old habits. We also asked our listeners to tell us what products they have been influenced to purchase that they hated, loved, and/or changed their lives! 
July 26, 2021
Justyn's Journey, Live
This week on the Live Summer Series Marlena is back with a return guest, Justyn! Since having her on the show last she has had huge changes in her journey and is here to share those changes with us all! From a huge move to beginning therapy and ditching diet culture, Justyn is here to share it all! You can learn more about Justyn and her journey on her YouTube channel
July 19, 2021
My Bizzy Kitchen is Back, Live
We are back with our live summer series this time with none other than My Bizzy Kitchen! You can find out more about Biz and her recipes at
July 12, 2021
Dr.Sinda Talks Preventative Care and Hormones
This week we chat with Dr.Sinda of Innovative Directions in Health ,located in Edina Minnesota, about the importance of preventative health care and understanding how your hormones play a role. You can find more information about Dr.Sinda and his clinic at
July 05, 2021
Grow with Mo, Live
 This week Marlena records the 2nd episode of the Live Summer Series and brings on a new guest, Morgan aka @growwithmofit on Instagram about how her wellness journey has inspired her to become a coach and help others find wellness too! 
June 28, 2021
The Business of Blogging and More, Live With Geri
Geri, creator of is back to join Marlena for our first Live Summer Series episode and chat about her background, how she started her blog, and some of her top tips if you want to start your very own blog or online business!
June 21, 2021
Pole Dancing with Dalijah
This week Marlena and Felicia chat with Dalijah Franklin about how she fell in love with pole dancing and from that passion created a global network for women of Color called Black Girls Pole. She also discusses what it was like being on SNL dancing with Lizzo and how she started hosting amazing retreats all over the world! You can follow Dalijah on instagram at and check out her website at
June 14, 2021
Catch up & Kitchen Gadgets
This week we chat about where we are at in our journeys, spoiler alert- WE ARE STRUGGLING- what plans we are putting in place to get into a better routine and mindset, and we chat all about our favorite kitchen gadgets!! We also give updates on the Wellness For Real retreat and what is to come this summer on the show!!!
June 07, 2021
Happy Hearts with Rick & Yoli
This week Marlena chats with Rick and Yoli aka @happyhearted_ on instagram about how they fell in love with each other and a healthy lifestyle! 
May 31, 2021
Britt Pope Brings the Real
  This week Marlena chats with Britt Pope about her life, what it was like going through an open adoption being the birth mother, and so much more! You can follow Britt on instagram @ww_britt_pope
May 24, 2021
Water Your Garden with Edyn
This week on the podcast we chat with Edyn who is a plus size yoga instructor and youtuber. We chat about her struggles becoming a plus size yoga instructor, navigating through diet culture, having ADHD, and so much more.  You can find Edyn on all social media @edynloveslife Edyn's website- website
May 17, 2021
Meet Yourself Where You Are At With Justin
This week Justin aka @ww_Justinv on Instagram shares his story with us about being a young gay man trying to find his way in this wellness and weight loss game. 
May 10, 2021
Life Update, For Real
This week Marlena and Felicia catch up on all the life things after not chatting for a few weeks! Marlena talks about her recent vacation and keeps it very real and Felicia chats about her struggles with being sick and off her regular routine. We do also reveal our live summer series guest list as well and so much more!!  Marlena's one gallon bottles: use Cody slay10 for 10% off
May 03, 2021
Janelle's Story
This week Marlena chats with her close friend Janelle aka @justjanelle_everyday about her recent hysterectomy and the trauma she experienced at a young age that led to her needing this procedure. We also discuss your struggles with diet culture and accepting our bodies. You can learn more about Janelle and follow her on instagram @justjanelle_everyday
April 26, 2021
Lit with Lea
This week we chat with Lea aka @litmisslea on instagram about her journey to losing 100lbs, her podcast Lit with Lea, and so much more!
April 19, 2021
Q & A with Dr.Steph
Dr. Steph is back and answers all of your questions! If you want to learn more about her services and recovery academy check out
April 12, 2021
Dishing Up Some Laughs with Dward Cooks
This week we talk to Ed Duffy aka DWard cooks about how he went from being an English Teacher to a full-time food blogger! He serves up lots of laughs and great tips to help you be more successful in the kitchen. You can learn more about Ed and find his recipes on his blog
April 05, 2021
Decolonize Your Mind with Daniela
This week we have an important conversation with Daniela about exploring our identities, gaining confidence in doing social work, and how we can all be actively working to decolonize our minds and lives. You can learn more about Daniela on her website or on instagram
March 29, 2021
Hormones with Stephanie Lopez Gilmore
This week we chat with Stephanie Lopez Gilmore about hormones and how they play a role in our wellness. If you want to learn more about Stephanie check out her website
March 22, 2021
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of WW with Elena
This week we chat with Elena AKA Elena.Evolving on instagram about the good, the bad, and the ugly of WW. Elena is a former member, employee, and was featured in WW commercials and ads. She has since had an awakening in her own journey, and we wanted to share her knowledge and insights to help others know it is ok and necessary for your journey to EVOLVE. 
March 15, 2021
The Weird Shit We Do Online
Alright bitches, this one was too good to not share right away, so enjoy this bonus episode. Marlena asked what you think is weird shit people do on social media, and you guys came through with the response! So let's talk about it. 
March 10, 2021
Talking Wealth and Weight Loss with Zoe Abbott
This week we chat with financial consultant Zoe Abbott about the similarities between gaining wealth, and losing weight. If you want to learn more about Zoe, check out her website at
March 08, 2021
Meet the Woman Behind Healthy Eating on the Go Bars
This week we chat with Cristiane Taylor, creator of Healthy Eating on the Go Bars. We chat with Cris about how background in nutrition, how she created her bars, and so much more! You can purchase her bars at
March 01, 2021
Fun Times with Phina
This week we chat with Seraphina AKA @phina.eats.balance.ww about life, love, being a New Yorker, and so much more! 
February 22, 2021
Bonus Episode~ Marlena and Felicia Update
Whats up bitches! Here is a special bonus uncut episode for you all where we just chat about where they are in their journeys and any goals that have to keep evolving as individuals and on this podcast!
February 17, 2021
Kickin' it with Kiana
This week Marlena chats with author, educator, and dating expert Kiana Daniels! We chat about her journey to losing 100lbs, how she became an author, and sooo much more! Learn more about Kiana on her website!
February 15, 2021
Weed Chat with Dan Dollah
This week Marlena chats with Dan Rocha aka @Dandollah on instagram about one of our mutual favorite topics, WEED!!! We are both regular tokers and weed plays a major role in both of our wellness journeys, but we also chat about the importance and benefits of legalization for everyone! 
February 08, 2021
Raw and Uncut with Georgia
This week Marlena and Felicia chat with Georgia aka @georgia_losing_it_to_live_ww! If you're a WW member, you probably recognize her from the posters in your studio, but as you'll learn in this episode, there is so much more to Georgia! She was so real with us we left the episode completely raw and uncut for you all! 
February 01, 2021
CBD Chat with Christian from MN Nice Botanicals
This week we have a special second episode all on CBD! Marlena chats with her friend and co-founder of MN Nice Botanicals, Christian Rasmussen. He shares helpful information about the amazing benefits of CBD, what sets his company apart from other CBD bands, and so much more! use code slay10 for 10% off
January 25, 2021
Therapy with Raven
This week we chat with Raven Thompson, LMSW about the importance of therapy, wellness, and verbiage within the wellness world. You can find Raven on Instagram @theblacksocialworker
January 18, 2021
Lightening Up with Laurie
On this episode Marlena and Felicia have a fun and honest conversation with Laurie about her journey to lightening up her mind and her body! You can find Laurie on Instagram @lightened_up_laurie
January 11, 2021
Talks with the Original WW Bro, Mud Hustler
The kitchen gansta came through and had a nice long chat with us about life, WW, what its like to be a food blogger, and so much more! If you want to learn more about Jonathan check out his food blog check him out at If you'd like to join his Facebook group, no finish line nation here is the link for that
January 04, 2021
Saving Money with Sloane
This week we chat with Sloane AKA @Simplysloaney on instagram about her life long journey to finding wellness, WW, saving money, and so much more! 
December 28, 2020
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Being an "Influencer" with Felicia Keathley
Merry Christmas Bitches!! Our gift to you is this episode with none other than Felicia Keathley! We chat with her about the good, the bad, and the ugly of being an "influencer". 
December 21, 2020
Evolving and Wellness!
On this episode Felicia and Marlena discuss the importance of evolving throughout your journey! 
December 14, 2020
Going on a Journey with Justyn
This week Marlena and Felicia chat with Youtuber and WW Ambassador, Justyn! She gets real with us about the ups and downs of her journey and what getting through that looks like. Check out her YouTube channel to learn more about Justyn, she has so much amazing content!
December 07, 2020
Talking to the Pizza Queen, My Bizzy Kitchen
In this episode we chat with the food blogger and creator of the infamous skinny pizza dough, Biz aka My Bizzy Kitchen! You can find all of Biz's amazing recipes on her blog!
November 30, 2020
We're Live Bitches!
Marlena and Felicia go live on instagram to chat with the people in real time about how they're dealing with the struggles of 2020, the future of the podcast, and so much more! 
November 26, 2020
Why I am an Activist
Felicia interviews Marlena about why she is an activist.  We both felt as if this topic was important to talk about right now, to give everyone a better understanding of why speaking up about injustice and inequality within our community is so important to our host, Marlena. 
November 23, 2020
Gabbing with The Gooch
Marlena and Felicia welcome the first male voice onto the podcast, Leon aka The Gooch! We chat all about his journey to losing 100lbs, WW, his love of cooking, and how he created the Limited Batch Hot Sauce! You can find his sauce here
November 16, 2020
Curl Chat with Very Mel Lo
Felicia and Marlena chat with their curl friend Mel on how to embrace and nurture your curls, without breaking the bank! Even if you don't have curly hair give it a listen! This episode is full of fun and great lifestyle tips! You can learn more about Mel and her tips and tricks on her website!
November 09, 2020
Chatting with WW Coach Deja
Marlena and Felicia chat with WW Coach Deja about the program and how it has evolved. She has such a positive prospective and gives us some amazing uplifting words on how to make the most out of your journey! 
November 02, 2020
Unfucking Your Mind with Dr.Steph
On this weeks episode Felicia and Marlena chat with Dr.Steph about unfucking our minds when it comes to body image and our relationship with food! If you want to learn more about Dr.Steph and the services she offers, you can find everything you need on her website!
October 26, 2020
Wellness on a Budget!
Felicia and Marlena chat how to be well, on a budget! We are two cheap bitches, so we hope these tips will help you!
October 19, 2020
A conversation about grief with Hel Bateman
In this episode Marlena chats with her friend Hel Bateman about losing her 2 1/2 year old son, what her grief looks like, and how she honors Archie's memory by continuing her self work. Trigger warning... we talk about death, trauma, assault, and suicide attempts in this episode. 
October 12, 2020
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Marketing on Instagram
On the first episode of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly we chat about marketing on Instagram, specifically towards the Wellness and WW community. We wanted to cover this topic in hopes it can help all listening have a better understanding of how it works and why it is EVERYWHERE! 
October 07, 2020
Real talk with Geri from Lite Cravings
Felicia spends some time learning more about one of our favorite food bloggers, Geri from Lite Cravings!! The WW Ambassador shares a few tips, tricks, and more about her life! You can find Geri's yummy recipes here!!
October 05, 2020
Is this a dream? Chatting with Felicia Keathley
Marlena chats with Felicia Keathley about WW, maintenance, and so much more!!! 
September 28, 2020
Sex chat with Cat
In this bonus mini episode Marlena chats with her friend Cat about one of our favorite, or maybe your least favorite topics, SEX!! Whether you love to talk about it or it makes you uncomfortable, you need to listen to this episode! Cat gives her professional advice on how to love yourself and enjoy your sex life regardless of where you are at in your journey! We would love to have more of these episodes and possibly even turn it into a mini series, so feel free to leave us a message on Anchor with questions or comments for our next sexisode!!!! 
September 25, 2020
Our Wellness Must Haves
In this episode Marlena and Felicia talk about our top must haves in our journey to being well! 
September 21, 2020
Talks with Taylor Jones aka Taylor Made Tasty
In this episode Marlena chats with Taylor of the Taylor Made Tasty Method about resilience, why 2020 could be your best year yet, and we even slip in a little sex chat!  Learn more about Taylor and resilience coaching on her website!
September 14, 2020
Wellness For Real with Marlena and Felicia
On our very first episode we talk about how Wellness For Real was born, who we are, and what the vision is for future episodes! 
September 07, 2020
Meet your hosts!!
In this mini episode we introduce ourselves and give a little bit more background on who we are! Stay tuned, our first official episode will launch on September 7th, 2020 at 8am CST!!
September 01, 2020