Running to Wellness: A Passion to Prosperity Podcast

Running to Wellness: A Passion to Prosperity Podcast

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I’m sure you’ve all heard the comparison of birthing a baby and birthing a business. Well, for me, those two life events are even more closely aligned.

It was my first pregnancy (in 2002) that set me down the path of reflection and research that would alter my life. That time period planted the seeds for what would become my business Balance Personal Fitness Training, my blog Running on Balance, and the online community I hostess as Well Balanced Women.

Never when I started my research into running and pregnancy did I think that it would be the gestation period for a decade-long career. I was just someone who knew what she was interested in– running– and experiencing the new world of pregnancy.

I also knew that I liked (like– still true in the present tense) to be informed.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

For the details of this twisted, bumpy ride into entrepreneurship that still is fueled by my passion, check out my interview with Paul T. Shafer. Paul is a the host of Passion to Prosperity, a podcast that features people who have used their passion to fuel prosperity in their life.

(Spoiler alert: Prosperity does not mean I make so much money I don’t know what to do with it.)

In my episode of Passion to Prosperity, Paul and I chat about how I still feel lucky– prosperous!– to live a life with my passion for helping people feel great in their bodies as part of my everyday.

This life of mine is all about running to wellness.

Check out Passion to Prosperity– Running to Wellness HERE!

Do you live a passion-fueled, prosperous life? Tell me about it in the comments.

 

 

 

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Running & Pregnancy: How to Be Well Balanced

Running & Pregnancy: How to Be Well Balanced

 

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Running & pregnancy is a topic near and dear to my heart, as it was the time in my life when I was pregnant with my first child (in 2002!!) that the seeds for what is now Balance Personal Fitness Training were planted.

Once Balance blossomed, Running on Balance came to be. (It lived it’s first iteration as simply “on Balance”– the name change should indicate to you that a) running is important to me, and b) I like puns.)

A few years later, Well Balanced Women came into life. (Again with the puns.)

It’s all quite fitting, actually. Pregnancy and gestation of a human aren’t all that different from building a business.

They both start with knowing absolutely nothing, requiring tremendous faith, and then developing and changing over time.

So I was thrilled when the guys Chris & Steve from Rogue Running— a big-time running coaching outfit here in Austin– invited me to come on their podcast and talk about Running & Pregnancy.

Chis & Steve know running. They coach some of the best runners in the US. They help regular, recreational runners reach serious goals. Most of all, they want each person to know how running can contribute to a happy, healthy, well-balanced life.

And as someone who has run through three pregnancies (to varying degrees) and worked as a perinatal fitness specialist for nearly ten years, I have ideas that are a blend of experience and research to help women keep running while pregnant…and get back to running postpartum, too.

As you’ll hear in the podcast,  I learned (the hard way) that just because one pregnancy and recovery is super simple all of them will be.

This should be good news to those of you who have been through pregnancy and childbirth and are reluctantly contemplating a second….

The possibility of having a more positive experience exists!

I firmly believe (and science supports) the importance of exercise during pregnancy. The benefits for both mom and baby are notable and long-lasting.

As always, each woman’s experience of pregnancy is unique. Listen to your care provider, and listen to your body.

But I hope you’ll find some guidelines and things to look for as you work hard to keep you and your baby fit during pregnancy– and beyond.

Check out the episode HERE!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Ideas offered on the Running Rogue podcast do not constitute medical advice. Each woman should speak frankly with her health care provider regarding her specific needs during pregnancy. 

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Grab the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle While You Still Can!

Grab the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle While You Still Can!

Have you ever wondered how you can make small changes and have a healthier, happier family?

I think about that question pretty much all the time.

That’s why I’m so excited about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. It’s 100+ resources packed with useful tips for real people just like us.

I’ve already had a sneak preview, so I’m trying to figure out my favorite part. Is it the…

  • eCourse Yoga For Healthy Hormones: How To Use Yoga To Boost Your Metabolism Naturally By Balancing Low Thyroid And Adrenals by Marina Gutner ($27.00)
  • Cooking for Hormone Balance. Rebalance Your Hormones with Food by Magdalena Wszelaki ($67.00)
  • Energetic Mama: Become a Better Mum by Becoming a Healthier You! by Jessica Donovan ($29.00)

 

I think it might be the Build Healthy Habits: Six Weeks to Wellness by ME! ($57.00)

If those don’t sound interesting to you, don’t worry. I haven’t yet mentioned the other 103 resources :).

But rather than paying for individual courses, you can receive the whole bundle for just $29.97.

That sounds like a great deal, but that’s not all…

I am also offering a bonus of my own. Buy through my affiliate link, and you’ll get a FREE enrollment in my six-week Balance Virtual Bootcamp. All you have to do is email me your order number after you buy your healthy living bundle.

Say “yes!” to getting the tools you need for a healthier, happier life by picking up your bundle right now.

But don’t wait too long. The sale ends TODAY at midnight!

P.S. I think this is a great bundle with life-changing resources. But what’s really awesome is the 30-day happiness guarantee. Try it out and if you’re not satisfied, just ask for a refund within 30 days.

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Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle FAQs

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle FAQs

 

As a Running on Balance reader, you’ve probably received my emails about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.

I’ve been getting some great questions from people looking for more information. So I decided to just answer them all in one place in case you have the same questions.

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle FAQs

Q1: What am I going to do with 107 eBooks / eCourses? Yikes!

A1: There is no way on earth each of these eBooks / eCourses is relevant to where you are right now! Some of them will have a lot of appeal, and some won’t.

But in most cases, it only takes 3 or 4 eBooks or eCourses that you’re going to use for you to start saving money. So, even though you won’t use every resource in the bundle, it would still be really hard to not save a ton of money anyways.

My eCourse, Building Healthy Habits: Six Weeks to Wellness, normally sells for $57 all by itself!

Q2: With so many resources included, how will I even know where to start?

A2: That’s one of my favorite things about Ultimate Bundles! Each bundle includes a practical Getting Started Guide to help you identify which eBooks and eCourses are most relevant to you. Knowledge is power, but only if you can access it, right?

In addition to the guide, inside your bundle you can narrow down all the products by category or even keywords to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Q3: How do I know I’m actually getting good quality products and not just a bunch of “throw-away” eBooks?

A3: For one, over 80,000 people have purchased a Healthy Living Bundle in the last few years, with thousands of folks purchasing the newest edition every single year. That simply doesn’t happen if the bundle is stuffed with “garbage.”

More importantly, as a contributor to the Healthy Living Bundle. I guarantee I wouldn’t take part in something that I felt wasn’t up to my standards.

(And if you’ve known me very long, you know I love to overdeliver.)

Q4: OK, but what if I buy it and don’t like it?

A4: There is a 100% happiness guarantee refund policy. If you don’t love it, just email customerservice@ultimatebundles.com within 30 days to ask for a full refund.

Q5: Can I just wait and purchase it some other time? Isn’t this “limited time only” just a sales gimmick?

A5: You’re right, and I really dislike that gimmick. However, because of the unique nature of this sale (Ultimate Bundles does not have the perpetual right to sell the included eBooks and eCourses), the sale will truly end on September 25th.

That said, included in the author contract is the right for Ultimate Bundles to run one more 48-hour sale at some point during the next 12 months. Although it’s likely to happen for the Healthy Living Bundle (due to its popularity), it’s not guaranteed. The safest way to guarantee that you get your copy is to pick it up before the official expiry **tomorrow** MONDAY September 25th.

I hope that fully answers your questions!! In my opinion, there really is no downside, and there is a ton of upside. But I’ll leave that up to you. Just don’t wait too long, because the sale ends TOMORROW.

 

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A Road Map to Healthy Living

A Road Map to Healthy Living

What’s standing in the way of a healthier life for you and your family?

Is it…

  • Having a Walmart budget when you’d like to shop at Whole Foods?
  • Feeling overwhelming by all the changes you’ll need to make?
  • Wondering how to fit all the healthy tasks into your day (when you’re barely squeezing in the basics as it is)?
  • Confusion over what changes are really important (and which ones to do first)?

I understand where you’re coming from.

I’ve spent ten years working with people who feel the same way. Together, we craft a plan that is realistic and doesn’t overwhelm

Making healthy changes takes time and planning, but I have something to make it easier for you.

For example, what if you could…

  • Learn to replace store-bought products with DIY options that actually work and are easy to make?
  • Discover healthy meal planning secrets that are cheaper (and faster!) than the drive-thru, plus get wholesome recipes your family will love?
  • Access resources like eCourses that teach you what changes you can make (and how to make them)?

The folks at Ultimate Bundles have put together a road map to healthy living just for you!

The popular Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle for the sixth year in a row (hurray!). They’re amazed at how many families are saying “yes!” to their health (over 80,000 and counting!) and taking them up on this super short opportunity to get a complete library of natural living resources for one teeny tiny price.

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 107 digital products and it’s worth over $3,680!

For the cost of a small bag of groceries, you’ll get a complete healthy living library to help you:

  • prepare wholesome & delicious real food
  • get the toxins out of your house for good
  • understand and use natural remedies
  • breathe new life into your exercise habits
  • learn about important women’s health issues
  • raise exceptionally healthy kids in an unhealthy world
  • deal with digestive issues naturally
  • discover the exercises you need for the best version of yourself
  • plus learn about gardening & homesteading, meal planning, weight loss and so much more!

Plus, it comes with over $160 worth of bonus offers (totally one of my favorite parts!).

Besides being so incredibly helpful and inspiring, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering the bundle for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $3,680 worth of high-quality eBooks, eCourses and printables for a whopping 99% off!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the green “Buy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start making healthy changes!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just six days! After Monday night, September 25th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

Every resource in the bundle is listed HERE.

It’s even backed by a full money-back happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

No one should have to put off a healthier lifestyle because it costs too much or they can’t get the help they need.

Get what you need for your healthy lifestyle– check out the bundle HERE.

(Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, September 25th, so don’t wait!)

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Flexibility After 40

Flexibility After 40

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Are you one of those women who, despite years of dance and gymnastics lessons growing up, can no longer touch her toes?

You’re not alone.

Flexibility after 40 is a quality-of-life issue for women. While you may not think of it as such, flexibility contributes significantly to being comfortable in your own body.

And while we may not have a reason to show off our splits anymore, flexibility remains a key indicator of wellness.

Maintaining flexibility after 40 tracks with injury prevention as we age.

Flexibility allows our bodies to perform optimally in both sport-specific situations and everyday tasks.

I’m sure we can all think of a friend who has injured herself while doing some seemingly playful task. Maybe it’s a torn hamstring while kicking the soccer ball around with the kids. Or perhaps it’s a tweaked back from carrying groceries in from the car.

These are the types of injuries that when we were younger we swore we’d never get. And, yet, here we are.

Before you go thinking that I mean you have to be doing an hour of yoga every day, let me stop you right there.

Your flexibility routine can be quick and simple…

  • roll your shoulders back 5 times every time you sit down (take some deep breaths while you do it, just because it feels good)
  • wake up your ankles by drawing the alphabet in the air with your toes while you’re on a call at work
  • stretch the back of your body by tying your shoes standing up, bending your knees as necessary (this bend will decrease over time)
  • open your chest by draping your arms over the back of the couch as you’re bingeing on Netflix
  • sneak in a little body contact with your surly teenager by holding on to his shoulder so you can balance as you stretch your quad by bending a knee back and grabbing the top of the foot

What else contributes to flexibility after 40?

Hydration is a big contributor to flexibility. If your body isn’t well hydrated, your muscles aren’t going to move as smoothly. These are muscles that are prone to strain. When the muscles strain, you feel pain.

Being well hydrated keeps the muscles supple. Easy as that.

Finding new ways to move your body will improve your flexibility. Think about it: the movement patterns you use in swimming are different from those used in tennis and different again from those used in walking. Each of these movement patterns challenges your body in a new way, forcing it to adapt.

One of these adaptations is flexibility.

So rather than rushing through the end of your next workout, take a few minutes to enjoy some stretching….and all the benefits flexibility can offer.

Not sure where to start? Check out my favorite supine stretching sequence.

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