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.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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How to know if you actually need to exercise more [2 part series]

How to know if you actually need to exercise more?

Often times when we aren’t getting the results from our workouts or our nutrition we think we just need to try a bit harder and workout a little more.

But is the ‘more is better’ approach actually better? In this 2 part series I am helping you navigate the world of fitness to help you create a workout program that supports your goals and your lifestyle.

As always, my goal is to empower you to make the impact in your life you were created to make. And I know that in order to run your race well and finish strong, we have to be fit spiritually, mentally, and physically.

With that said…being ‘fit’ looks a variety of ways. In fact, it’s not even a look, but a feeling. Sure, there are some underlying behaviors that will likely contribute to feeling those things, there is no cookie cutter formula.

You get to set your goals. You’re in charge, and remember you ultimately know best what you need and how to get there.

If you’ve ever felt stuck, burned out, or struggled to reach their fitness goals, even if you were kicking your own butt day in and day out.

And you…

Believe that pushing yourself to the limit with crazy workouts and restricted eating is what you have to do to see results you want then this is a series you don’t want to miss.

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.


 

And if you really want to take things up a notch without having to do more, then 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.

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How to know it’s time to break up with the scale

In our culture today discipline to the point of obsession, insanity, or extreme is glorified and celebrated.

But what happens when all of that focus weighs us down, distracts, and discourages us? Is there another way we can set fitness goals without going crazy over the number we see on the scale?

For many, ambitious mom bosses, they see themselves as weak or lazy if they aren’t fit, running a successful business, and leading the charge on the PTA–because we often have such high expectations for ourselves and we have so much passion. We can easily get caught up in perfectionism and comparison…which is the exact opposite of self love.

When our tummies look fat or softer than we think they should, we start to obsess. Think about starting a new diet that promises bikini body ready results in 6 weeks. For many of us, we have been taught that being overweight or not looking a certain way made us worthless.

I’m here to remind you that life is more than food, clothes, or what our bodies look like. You were created with a very special and unique purpose in mind, and the good news is, you don’t have to be a certain size or shape to make that happen.

You do however, need to let go of the guilt, shame, and unhealthy mindsets that are keeping you stuck in this toxic cycle.

If you’re tired of setting fitness goals related to weight loss and fat loss, and want to start setting fitness goal to make you feel strong and empowered, you’re in the right place.

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