Episode 9 - Thanksgiving Mind Zoning®Episode 9 - Thanksgiving Mind Zoning®

 

In unsettling times of change, it’s more important than ever to pause, take a breath, and re-orient yourself. Change of any kind can feel overwhelming at times, but the power of gratitude is a way to ground ourselves and find the power, will, and strength to carry on. As we gear up for the holidays and enjoy this season of thankfulness, it’s a perfect time to focus on gratitude and be appreciative of what we have around us.

“At Fitlandia, we genuinely believe that gratitude is the foundation of any change.” - Christa King

According to this study done by two psychologists, people who kept daily recordings of gratitude had higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy. Additionally, this article by Shape Magazine discusses how gratitude can bring you more energy, increased happiness, and more restful sleep. It follows that if you wake up more refreshed and energized then you’ll be more determined to be fit and healthy....

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Episode 6 - New Year's Resolutions Part 1: Using NLP for a Fit Mind

On this episode, Christa welcomes Vonie Kalich who is a life coach and fitness professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Vonie Kalich discusses NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) which encompasses our words, thoughts, actions, and how we operate throughout our day.

Reprogramming

Only a small percentage of people are able to reach and attain their goals because they haven’t changed their mental behavior. As children we take in everything, we’re a sponge. We absorb all the positive and the negative. If you spill a glass of milk and are reprimanded, you’ll take that in and it will become a negative belief about yourself being clumsy. People end up developing negative mind patterns, through millions of experiences like this and NLP is about changing those patterns and shifting us from “I could go to the gym” to “I can go to the gym” to “I will do it.”

Clean, Clear, Delete

She uses a mantra of “Clean,...

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Episode 5 - Stories of Transformation 2: Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson joins Christa this week to discuss her fitness journey and the impact that a corporate lifestyle has on health. Hailing from the Digital marketing space, Nicole reached her unhealthiest point about a year ago as genetics and stress intersected. She searched for a way to change knowing that most dieting platforms simply offer short-term solutions. She jumped into Crossfit knowing nothing about it and ended up losing 55 pounds through that program and coaching from gym’s owner. That community pushed her and she found a way to make that work with her hectic schedule.

“I found a way to make myself and my health a priority and still manage my job.” - Nicole Anderson

As her health was improving she was simultaneously reaching a wall in her career. Through this weight loss experience and Crossfit, she discovered that health, fitness, and helping others was her passion. After a moment of realization, she realized she needed change. She’d been doing...

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Episode 8 - New Year's Resolutions Part 2: Harnessing the Power of Intention

On the eighth episode of the Fitlandia Podcast Christa welcomes Andrew Arredondo for a talk about the power of intention. Andrew is a gym owner, personal trainer, and coach with 8 years of experience in the industry. After interning at a physical therapy center he landed a job as a personal trainer at a private gym and he knew instantly that owning a gym was what he wanted to do. A year later he started renting space and building his own clientele as an independent contractor and officially opened his doors by starting his facility FIT.

Resolutions

Moving onto the topic at hand, the two discuss New Year’s Resolutions and the beauty of our culture’s collective intention for change. At the same time, Resolutions feel like something we “need” to have, and as a result, are often something that people go through the motions with. If there’s nothing deep behind it then it will wither away. Andrew says if there’s something deeper then people will be far...

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Episode 7 - Stories of Transformation 3: Abi Barnett

On this episode, Christa talks to her friend Abi Barnett about her personal fitness journey. When Abi set out on her journey she discovered she was very set in her ways. She’d had “fit” friends, but always thought it was hard work. She’d try to eat healthy, but would only last a few days before saying ‘forget it’ and going back to McDonald’s. Sound familiar?

After “eating her way through Europe” with two weeks of champagne, pastries, and beautiful food Abi decided to join in on one of Fitlandia’s Month-long detoxes. Food is a beautiful way to celebrate, but the detoxes are about balance and stepping back from the patterns that we dig ourselves into. Because she’s a clarinetist Abi is incredibly disciplined, and once the switch is flipped she’s fully into it. She approached the detox wanting to achieve 100% perfection and not mess a single thing up.

The Detox That Stuck

Abi recounts a few anecdotes about the...

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Episode 3 - Stories of Transformation 1: Shauna Dexter-Lowe

On the third episode of the Fitlandia Podcast Christa welcomes her first guest, Shauna Dexter-Lowe. While Shauna didn’t have a single “ah-ha” moment, her fitness journey began after seeing the progress of a family member and being inspired by that journey. With a focus on diet and nutrition initially, she set out with an easy goal: to cut fast food. Shauna went on to admit that her initial inspiration was also vanity. But she says that as her journey progressed the health benefits also became apparent.

“Get healthy on purpose, lose weight on accident” - Dr. Jerome Craig

Starting with a simple journey around the block (literally) Shauna created a self-competition and slowly began adding street after street until she was able to walk miles without losing her breath. She found the motivation to exercise within herself and kept competing with herself.

Shauna also touches on the shifts that come with weight loss including how you perceive yourself, and...

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Episode 2 - Mind Zoning® 101

 

What is Mind Zoning®?

In this episode of the Fitlandia Podcast, we introduce you to the process of Mind Zoning®. Mind Zoning® is like hypnosis or meditation for weight loss and serves to reorient negative thought patterns in your brain. Those negative thoughts are self-reinforcing, so if you keep putting off exercise because you’re too busy, then you’ll take it out on yourself and keep digging that hole deeper. The brain takes the well-worn path, and often that path involves managing stress with sugar, alcohol, and carbs in order to soothe. Mind Zoning® is what makes Fitlandia unique and serves as the first step in our member’s fitness journey. Rewriting these negative thoughts allows you to stop dieting, embrace the power of positivity, and make a healthy lifestyle change.

The Two Thought Patterns

There are two types of thought patterns: ones that you’re consciously aware of (I need to get groceries today) and ones that happen...

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Episode 1 - Intro to the Fitlandia Podcast: My Story

 

 

On this inaugural episode of the Fitlandia Podcast, Christa King shares her personal fitness journey, tells you what to expect from the show each week, and how you can put an end to dieting. Christa’s story serves as a prime example of how our environment, negative emotions, and life stressors can create a self-reinforcing process of unhealthy patterns. Her story is also an example of how making a healthy lifestyle change and the power of positivity can end the cycle of yo-yo dieting and result in permanent weight loss.

 After years of climbing the corporate ladder, stressors and chaos overwhelmed Christa’s life. This imbalance of time and energy led her back into old patterns and she began to rely on food and alcohol as a release. In an attempt to regain control she tried everything from dieting programs to synthetic hormones. These resulted in short-term weight fluctuations, but nothing ever stuck because she was hopping from one short-term solution...

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Top Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Top Health Benefits of Bone Broth

“A good broth will resurrect the dead.” -South American proverb

These days it seems we are all paying more attention to what we put into our bodies.  We are rejecting food that is laced with preservatives and hydrogenated oils and are realizing that we are healthier and happier people when we eat foods that are packed with naturally occurring, system enhancing nutrients.

We are drinking kombucha and eating kimchi (stay tuned for a future blog post on the health benefits of fermented foods!!) and far more kale than we ever have before!  Today I want to challenge you to step up your game even more and add bone broth into your lifestyle of healthy and delicious eating!

There is a HUGE difference between homemade bone broth and bouillon.  First of all, the best way to get the most benefit from food is to eat as minimally processed foods as possible.  Not only are there more nutrients straight from the...

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Discover Your Inner Nutritionist with One Simple Question

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2016

Discover Your Inner Nutritionist with One Simple Question

One of the most critical components to putting an end to dieting and creating a permanent, healthy lifestyle is to figure out the right dietary plan to follow. How many times have you gone to the grocery store or looked at a restaurant menu and felt paralyzed by the thought: _is this food good for me or bad for me? _Great news! Your body has the answer if you ask the right question. Learn to trust your gut and eat with ease with this simple tip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktFX8ayVkk

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