moving the podcast – interview from February 17, 2015
Episode 39. Jeff Pitts is a super great guy with a heart for helping others. Today he talks with us about health and fitness, his personal journey from athlete to emotional eater to fitness coach, and why his favorite word is hope.
“Any time I communicate, whether it be in written form or in a speaking form, I want people to walk away and go, ‘That helped me.'”
0:00 ~ day jobs and side hustles
3:55 ~ Jeff’s fitness story
7:20 ~ coaching comes naturally
12:30 ~ emotional obstacles to health and fitness
17:15 ~ 1 minute videos
21:20 ~ Live With Hope
Health Coach Vicki Manuel is back! Today we talk about making the switch to healthier eating habits. Vicki covers the importance of reading labels and moving away from man-made ingredients, and explains how some “diet” foods may actually be working against you. She also tells us where you can start if you’re ready to make changes in your own food choices.
“Find your…own personal way of eating the foods that are beneficial for your body
to be the most amazing machine that it is.”
0:00 ~ none of us are broken
8:00 ~ read the whole label (ingredients!)
12:40 ~ What are GMOs?
17:50 ~ misconceptions about branded “diet” foods
23:45 ~ finding the correct information (do your research)
32:50 ~ Where should someone start?
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I asked my friend Vicki to be my health coach. And even now, having gone through the sessions, it’s hard for me to explain what she does. It’s a very personalized and individual process, and I imagine no two experiences are quite the same.
For me, it was coaching my thoughts more than my behaviors. Vicki helped me change my perspective, giving me a clear picture of the positives in myself and the steps I am taking.
We talk about that changed mind-set in this interview; actually, I think I mentioned it about three different times. It really is amazing to me what a great thing a little positive thinking can be.
0:00 ~ meet Vicki
6:15 ~ emotional eating & mental toxins
12:50 ~ diet push-back (don’t tell me what to do!)
17:50 ~ dealing with food habits
22:10 ~ unreasonable expectations
28:00 ~ changing your mind-set
35:30 ~ positive thinking (life is beautiful!)