03 – Setting and Reaching Athletic Goals with Carrie Jo Bradley

In this episode I’m chatting with Carrie Jo Bradley, personal trainer and health coach on shifting our focus to fitness and improving athletic performance.

As a health coach who works with mostly women, she understands that setting and achieving goals that revolve around getting faster, stronger, or simply doing more than you thought possible, can have amazing impact in all areas of our lives.

Inside the Episode:

01:32 – What to do for fun when you live in the middle of nowhere
02:35 – What lit a fire in Carrie to improve as an athlete
03:45 – Setting the goal to complete her first half marathon
04:42 – She didn’t win… did she??
05:02 – What this newfound confidence meant to her
08:58 – Becoming a health coach
09:57 – The difference between leading classes and working 1:1 with clients
11:18 – “Behind every behavior is a belief”
12:40 – Carrie’s process to help clients set SMART goals
13:10 – If anything was possible, what would you want to do?
13:30 – #1: See it and create a vision
18:27 – #2 Believe it (assume the identity)
21:16 – Silencing your inner critic
22:11 – “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and GOSH DARN IT…”
22:28 – Strike a power pose!
23:26 – Where’s that negativity coming from?
24:20 – The impact of removing the negative self-talk loop
25:20 – #3: Act Like it
26:08 – Taking baby steps is still moving forward
26:43 – The mental energy of decision making
27:36 – Create a habit but keep it fresh
31:32 – The Unplugged Run
32:58 – Carrie’s 3 tips
33:03 – Use the power of pretend to believe in yourself
34:22 – Watch your fear-o-meter
35:15 – Uncover your Why

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Connect with Carrie:

Did you know you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down?

This free printable guides you through setting any kind of goal…the SMART way

Carrie Jo Bradley is an ACE-certified health coach and group fitness instructor. She helps moms manage time and training so they can reach their athletic goals.

Her journey from ordinary mom to #badathmother inspires Carrie to help other women believe bigger for themselves.

Home base for adventures with her husband and two girls is Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit her online at carriejobradley.com.

Deprogramming from diet culture and living better because of what we add, not what we take away. 


02 – Bouncing Back after Burnout with Jill Kay

In this episode I chat with Functional Nutritionist Jill Kay about taking a holistic approach to recover from burnout. We talk about the moment she knew she was officially burnt out, what she did to recover, and the process she uses with her clients to do the same! 

After the year of COVID we could all use some self-care strategies to bring ourselves closer to centered, steady, and refreshed! 

In this episode:
03:25   Her turning point “couch incident”
04:23  Jill’s recovery journey
04:50  Saying no
05:30  Resting more
06:22  Giving it time to take effect
07:49  Listening to her intuition, letting go of guilt
09:25  How do you want to feel today?
10:40 4 activities you can use to relax
12:30 Moms need to do this
13:48 How often should you ‘check in’?
14:49 Why she works with clients for 3 months at a time
17:33 What I love about Jill’s approach
20:03 Why lifestyle change requires management of expectations
21:16 Jill’s top tips for avoiding burnout
25:32 What to do if you have a ‘couch moment’

Connect with Jill:

Jill Kay is a Functional Nutritionist and owner of Down to Earth Wellness. She helps outdoorsy women beat burnout so that they can feel more energized, calm and back to the weekend adventures that feed their soul.

Jill combines a functional nutrition and science approach.

She offers 1 on 1 coaching as well as online workshops.