Ep.11 Advocating for yourself with Polly Hawver

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Enjoy this beautiful laughter filled conversation with Polly. Grab a coffee and come hang out with us. We talk about: 

  • Not during certain sports as a kid because of them being “male” vs. “female” 

  • advocating for yourself (teaching kids this and knowing as an adult) no matter if that’s around movement, food or anything in your life. How to start small with this and build up the advocating for yourself muscle.

  • knowing it’s okay to say no.

  • the importance of having spaces that exist for marginalized folks (esp. in fitness spaces but really everywhere. 

  • accepting that you might alienate people when you tell your truth

  • the problem with THE EXPERT

  • sitting in hard feelings vs. doing something about them. Different things work on different days and learning what works best for us. 

More about Polly:
Polly is a certified strength & life coach. Polly found her inner strength thru powerlifting & has since made it her mission to support others in finding their passion and true power. When she’s not working with clients, she’s busy taking naps, hiking in the great NW and learning how to share her ice cream with her wife, Emily and rescue pup, Juno. 

You can find Polly + Big Fun Fitness here: 

Website: www.bigfunfitness.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigfunfitness/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pollyjune

Ep. 10 Rachelle Clayton on all bodies having the right to enjoy movement, accessibility and reevaluating the rules we make for ourselves as we grow.

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SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS EPISODE. Rachelle is a women’s health & movement coach based in Oz and she is genuine, loving and completely GETS IT. And NOT in a “I’m following a few people on social media or I downloaded an ebook so I think I get it” kind of way. She is fantastic in supporting people in all bodies. She’s one of those people that I feel so much relief in knowing she exists and wish more people would follow her lead with how they work with people around fitness. 

What we talk about:

  • feeling that you are not worthy because you are a certain size

  • ways to get out of gym class as a kid and how that impacted our feelings of worth and our relationship with fitness now

  • how the opposite of perfection is not everything goes to shit

  • all bodies have the right to enjoy movement no matter where they are in life

  • how to focus on staying in your own lane and not worrying about what everyone else is doing

  • what you do can and how to actually get started moving your body without leaving the house with only a few minutes and with no equipment

  • being a mom and the importance of how we talk about ourselves and how she helps her 12 year old daughter navigate the young girl to young woman space.

  • how there is more about exercise than weight loss

  • a time a doctor told her she should only eat 800 calories per day

More about Rachelle:
Rachelle is from MEEACTIVE based in Queensland, Australia. She is a Women’s Health & Movement Coach please working and helps women step off the sidelines and lean into life through movement/lifestyle and mindset.

You can find her here: 

Website: http://meepersonaltraining.com.au/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meeactivembl

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meeactivembl/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Ch1J53E43ChkcfmPsqHYA?view_as=subscriber

If you are in/around Queensland - Rachelle will be hosting a one day FitPro workshop in conjunction with the Body Positive Fitness Alliance: https://www.facebook.com/events/2103277196659304/

To join Kimberly's bi-weekly community email head to kimberlyweiss.com/truthtuesdays

Workbook to help you get started on feeling less shitty also here: kimberlyweiss.com/truthtuesdays

Connect with Kimberly on Instagram here. www.instagram.com/kimberlyweiss and my satire account www.instagram.com/lifestylechangebarbie

Ep.6: Trish Corley on yoga, competition, power, rest and acceptance.

Trish is a yoga teacher that welcomes people where they are at in the moment they are at. I went to one of her yoga classes and didn't feel like there was a set formula that you could "mess up" and I know that is what a lot of yoga is supposed to be like, but I've been to a bunch of classes and this was one of the only times I felt IN my body while doing yoga. She meets people where they are at in their practice and is a rock star teacher. We had a great conversation that digs into body image, competition, power, rest and acceptance. And just like all my podcast episodes - this is never about perfect conversations or getting everything "right" this is about honest conversations without judgement. 

Here is a bit of what we cover:

  • we talked about competitive sports environments and body image.
  • We talked about the power of words and comments when we are kids even from well meaning adults but how that can impact us.
  • We talk about freedom and being brave and trying new things when the element of competition and pressure is gone.
  • We talk about power: defining it and how it has a huge element of rest and ease it it. It’s not just about being big and bold. There can and is a softness to power. 
  • We talk about accepting failure and knowing it’s okay.

    Listen in! And please do share and write a review in iTunes.
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