This episode of Lift Like a Girl TV features the amazing Molly Galbraith, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong.
To say that Molly shared a wealth of information is, quite honestly, an understatement.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the topics covered in this episode:
- How to deal with feeling obligated to look a certain way
- How to be comfortable in your own skin at all times
- The importance of, and how to, practice compassion and self-love
- Why motivation won’t last forever, and what to do instead
- How to stop obsessing over “forbidden foods”
- The downside to cheat days and what to do instead
And a whole lot more so be sure to watch this.
There may even be a random dance sequence.
(My camera froze a few times so you’ll see some glamorous still shots. At least you’ll get a good laugh. You’re welcome.)
Show Notes – Here’s What’s Covered
- 0:45 – How to deal with feeling obligated to look a certain way, all the time.
- 2:30 – How Molly dealt with gaining extra body fat despite training hard and eating well, and some of the health issues she discovered. Molly also talks about some other personal issues she faced while trying to balance a healthy lifestyle.
- 5:55 – How to be comfortable in your own skin, even if you don’t maintain a previous lower-body fat level you used to have, or feel obligated to possess, because of popular fitness images and memes.
- 7:30 – How Molly transitioned to loving her body, exactly how she is, that allowed her to maintain a balance of emotional, physical, and lifestyle health. Molly also shares why she keeps a general track of her weight as a marker.
- 9:20 – Self worth is NOT determined by your physical appearance and how to practice compassion and self-love and perhaps “faking it ’til you make it“. Action steps you can take to love yourself internally and externally.
- 12:50 – Building a most positive self-image and building a better body is a process and not necessarily something you can change overnight and the importance of daily practice.
- 17:10 – The importance of habits; what to do if you get to a point where you don’t like working out and why motivation won’t necessarily last forever. How to manage your fitness lifestyle when your life gets turned completely upside down.
- 20:35 – How to turn a negative situation into something positive. You can always do SOMETHING even if it’s not what you’re accustomed to doing.
- 21:50 – The importance of adjusting the frequency of your training according to your life and how this can change monthly or based on what’s going on with your life at any moment.
- 24:00 – Self discovery based on necessity and how this can make you stronger and more resilient. Think about training in months and years, not days and weeks. The importance of sustainability.
- 26:30 – Not placing all of your significance on what you can do at the gym because, undoubtedly, life will throw you a curveball someday and change those situations and you’ll be forced to do things differently.
- 29:45 – (*Cue random dance scene*) How to stop obsessing over “bad and forbidden foods”, why we don’t even stop to think if we even want these foods and how to handle negatives thoughts and shame from eating certain foods. How to break from the “on the wagon, off the wagon” mindset and the downsides to a cheat day.
- 34:25 – The importance of asking, “Does this even taste good to me?” and how to eat what you want of something and stop when you’re satisfied and the “abundance mindset”.
- 39:00 – The dark side of cheat days, and why we no longer have them and why moderation and flexibility could be a better long-term approach.
- 43:40 – Why changing one small habit at a time is so powerful and important and BETTER than trying to changing everything all at once. Why slow and steady, though not sexy, is the way to go.
- 49:20 – What Molly is working on and where you can find her.
For more awesome information connect with Molly Galbraith and Girls Gone Strong:
- Molly’s website – www.MollyGalbraith.com
- Molly on Twitter
- Girls Gone Strong website – www.GirlsGoneStrong.com
- Girls Gone Strong on Twitter
- Girls Gone Strong on Facebook
Thanks for listening (and watching) this episode of Lift Like a Girl TV.
Keep on being the strongest, most awesome version of yourself.