Today on the show we talk with Steph Lyons a postpartum expert about the myths and the harmful information out there surrounding postpartum recovery and expectations for new moms.

She also teaches us how to start a postpartum self-care routine whether you’ve just had a baby or it’s been years since you gave birth. Steph discusses diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, and the unrealistic expectations we place on our bodies as moms.

If you’ve found yourself living with “normal” post baby issues and just chalking it up to the price of having kids, I want to offer there is another way we can approach our healing from bringing babies into the world.

I love how Steph highlights when it comes to your body, you are the expert. And you have every right to question the information out there.

Not sure if you are still struggling with postpartum issues or not? Listen in, become empowered, and debunk the lies and myths we have been told for far too long.

 

Connect with Steph Lyons:
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E-mail: steph@bloomcorehealth.com

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Dismantling modern day racism in the healthy and beauty industry

Dismantling modern day racism in the healthy and beauty industry

 

 

For many of us, racism seems like a thing of the past, like something that ‘used’ to happen. In this week’s show I sit down to talk with a fitness influencer on her experiences with racism and how she is dismantling modern day racism in the health and beauty industry starting in her own home.

There is a common attitude that if it doesn’t happen to me, it’s just not happening–sadly, this was exactly my same mindset until recently. That’s simply not true. With the killing of George Floyd earlier this year we as a nation have seen just how much racism still exists in The Land of The Free.

Mari also opens up about how she is raising the next generation of fierce young girls to love their bodies and their skin no matter the shade or size.

If you want to learn more about Mari Witzel, you can connect with her on IG @mari_unfiltered.

You can listen here on apple or search The Strong[HER] Way on all major podcast platforms.

Thank you for tuning in, if you have other topics you’d like to hear more about please message @alishacarlson_ on IG or shoot me an email alisha@alishacarlson.com

 

 

 

 

 

100% of women struggle with this + 5 ways to cultivate a better body image

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Last year at a sorority I spoke at, I asked the question who here has at least ONE thing they want to change about their bodies they don’t like. Every single hand went up. 100 % of the women in that room struggled to be content in their bodies as is.

This is a massive problem. It’s a silent epidemic that is costing us 100s of thousands of dollars and even more time. The diet industry is a multibillion dollar industry that makes its money on our insecurities and our fears.

Learn 5 ways to cultivate a better body image in this week’s episode and learn how to get more time, energy, and money back with the simple plan outlined in this week’s episode.


 

You were made for a much bigger purpose than worrying about what you do or don’t look like. It’s time we start acting like it!

xx,
Alisha

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Permission to ditch the diet, find food freedom + 3 Non dieting mindset shifts to make in your life

Today, I’m giving you permission to ditch the diet and dieter’s mindset so that you can create true faith fueled food freedom. BONUS: I am also giving you 3 non dieting mindset shifts to make so you can break up the scale forever.


 

Often we equate an unhealthy lifestyle to bad habits..they are automatic and feel super easy. We don’t have to think about it at all..So why wasn’t don’t we appl this same mindset approach to living a healthy lifestyle?

On the surface, it seems like with living a healthy lifestyle it’s all about discipline, following rules, restriction/ deprivation and diet minded thoughts..

Truthfully, it all comes back to the heart behind the actions, and less about the actions themselves. For example–you could eat the same exact thing with 2 different mindsets, and your outcome will be different.

Over the past couple of years, I have developed some different behaviors and habits around food + exercise…and spoiler alert, they are the same strategies I teach my clients!

However, I truly believe the biggest transformation has come through the mindset.

You can go from stressed out around food to food freedom which aligns with your bigger goals and dreams. And I imagine those dreams don’t include obsessing over food or what you look like.

Related episodes:

9. Non dieting tips for beginners, learning how to become more mindful +intuitive

16. Learn how to hack your habits as a busy entrepreneur + create the healthy lifestyle you crave

Ready to feel more confident in yourself without waiting on the weight to come off?
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PS: don’t forget to grab your copy of my brand new book here!

Why meal plans for weight loss don’t work long term

 

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Hey, mama! I sat down with a friend of mine a while back, and we chatted about our experience with meal plans and former diets.

The bottom line?

Meal plans don’t work long term, and today we are diving into why that is.

Sure, you may get results for a few weeks, but for the vast majority of women, meal plans are simply another diet masked as a healthy lifestyle.

In this week’s episode, we talk about how you can swap out your meal plan for a more sustainable and relaxed way of eating. So that you can live more life, stress and obsess over food and your weight less.


 

If you’re brand new to the concept of Intuitive eating, and you want to learn more about how you can incorporate mindfulness into your food habits, I want to invite you to check out the brand new ebook I’ve created. It walks you through a simple framework so that you can start creating more freedom around food while prioritizing your health and wellbeing. No bingeing, no restriction, no tracking your food necessary!

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Do you need to workout more?

Last week we looked at reasons why the ‘more is better’ approach may not be the best approach to take when it comes to reaching your fitness goals…especially as an entrepreneur with a family to raise as well as you probably don’t have a ton of extra time to spare meticulously tracking your food or logging long workouts.

This week we dive into how you can find your own sweet spot when it comes to exercise and nutrition.

You do not have to go to extremes to reach your fitness goals. In fact, it could be that mindset that is keeping you stuck.

Health and fitness podcastFinding your sweet spot will help you….

Get a better handle on your hunger and appetite, which will help you more easily make nutrition choices that align with your goals.

Recover appropriately between training sessions.

Achieve your goals without compromising your physical and mental health.

Avoid burnout.

Expose your body to less exercise-induced stress.

Reduce your risk of injury.

Improve consistency, therefore also improving sustainability.

Free up more of your precious time and mental energy.

 

 

If you’re an entrepreneurial minded mom, and don’t have a ton of extra time to dedicate to longer, more intense workout programs or complicated nutrition plans that require you to cut out foods or keep track, then tune into this week’s episode. I’ll share with you a sneak peek of exactly how I help the women I coach find their perfect dose of exercise.

And if you really want to take things up a notch without having to do more,  I want to invite you to hop on a connect call with me! I have a few spots open for 1:1 coaching with me and want to help you reach your fitness goals without sacrificing your time.

And if you want to snag your FREE copy of The Mindful Eating Project Kickstart Guide, you can do so here!

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