How Connecting with Others Improved My Fitness Journey

In a world full of text messages and social media comments, it’s easy to become isolated while being in constant communication with others. Have you ever thought about calling a friend, but decided to text them instead to see if they were available to chat? I catch myself doing this often as if I would be imposing on their busy …

Three Tips for Avoiding Burnout While Pursuing Health Goals

Do you feel an overwhelming pressure to achieve certain health goals in your already busy life? Do you feel like you need to go all-in as quickly as possible to make a change? Slow down and take a breath.  Many of us are already going 100 miles an hour each day to raise a family, build a business, show up …

“Try” and Fail or “Commit” and Achieve

Any fellow coffee-lovers here? I discovered my love for coffee at the very young age of eight years old. After staying up for the majority of the night secretly reading my Dad’s fictional books, I couldn’t wake up for school in the morning. Once my mom had enough of trying to force me out of bed, she decided to wake …

How to Define and Achieve Your Long-Term Health Goal

Have you ever had so many things to complete that you didn’t end up finishing any of them? This often happens when people are trying to achieve their health goals. They want to lose a few pounds, run a 10K, eat well for every meal, AND perfect their workout schedule. It becomes too much to handle, and they give up …

Four Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle as an Entrepreneur

Are you an entrepreneur? If so, you know how difficult it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle while building and growing a business. As I was starting and selling numerous businesses of my own, I found myself thinking, “I either have to focus on my business OR on my health.” I was stuck in an “either-or” mindset until one day …

Episode – 051 Taking a Break

Big news, everybody: as Fit is Freedom reaches its 1 year anniversary, Kelly will be putting the show on hold for a little while. She feels it’s time to take a step back, reevaluate her motivations, and figure out what’s next.  Think of this as a season finale rather than an ending. In any case, Kelly will be back at …

Four Tips to Revitalize Your Health – with Jim Fortin

How do you see yourself? Are you healthy, or do you want to be healthy? Jim Fortin, certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Master Hypnotist, believes that the key to creating actual, lifelong change is not barreling through with willpower, but instead, using mental development to reshape your habits, attitudes, and even your very identity.  If you are ready …

Episode – 050 Is It Too Late to Get In Shape?

One of Kelly’s deepest fears is that someday she’ll be too old and physically unfit to participate in the activities she’d like to be a part of. The date this episode goes up—August 5—is actually Kelly’s birthday! So you can understand why that particular anxiety might be on her mind. But don’t fret: while you’ll obviously need to prepare more …

Episode – 049 Layered Accountability Makes Everything Easier

Kelly was recently taken aback when a fitness-minded friend of hers said that he considered being part of an accountability group to be “cheating.” In truth, when you mix layered accountability into your routine, it’s not only easier to get what you want out of it but it feels more purposeful as well. Layered accountability will keep you on track …

Episode – 048 Consistency: What It Is and How It Varies from Commitment

Kelly is on vacation, and while she is getting in your standard rest and relaxation (plus podcast recording), she’s also making a point of staying active through kayaking. That’s because she knows consistency is key to staying on top of your fitness goals. Even when life gets in the way of our fitness, it’s good to step back and examine …