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Podcast: What is Your Default?

Most of us are set to a negative as an adaptation in life to keep us feeling safe.

Want something new?

Set a new default mode.

You can reprogram what you are seeing each day by choosing different things to notice and focus on.

I talk Self-Medication to Self-Meditation and self-compassion that is needed to break through the blocks to feeling your best.

Join us in the FitMama Facebook Group as we are doing a 14 day #JournalingChallenge to create awareness and kick your motivation in high gear!

Book your call to get right to the core of the matter.

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Love Jen

Podcast: What do you deserve?

FitMama, this week, I talk about your thoughts, words, behaviours, desires and what you really deserve…and why you crave the opposite of what you say you want.

Tune in for this clarifying message to yourself about what you really do deserve, at then end of a long day. After doing everything for everyone else.

How do you treat yourself?

Treat – is it a food/drink/bath/night out and does it feel GOOD?

I have some funny stories in this one, like explaining “Pussy” to my 6 and 8 year old daughters, “Would you rather hear it from someone in the schoolyard and not understand a joke or rather hear it from mom?” AWKWARD.

Listen up for their answer – and more shares as well as an invite to connect.

Come book in and chat with me to get down to the CORE issue you’re having.

Write me on Instagram @lovejenoliver or book right on my site https://www.jenoliver.com

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Love Jen

Podcast: Pain Freedom with Janna Arsenault

This week on the FitMama Podcast, I am introducing you to one of my all-time favourite people, the Pain Freedom Expert herself, Janna Arsenault.

Janna has been a literal godsend to me and there was a time I didn’t think I would ever get over my back pain caused by an injury from a weak core that I wasn’t taking care of or protecting properly in a time of need (postpartum).

What was even deeper than the physical pain, was the emotional pain that bubbled to the surface during this dark time in my journey and kept me there until Janna came along. Janna was the ray of sunshine and wisdom that pumped life and hope back into my experience of healing.

Janna is the Pain Freedom Expert. As a coach, teacher and intuitive pain specialist, she helps busy women with chronic back pain gain hope, results, and freedom. What she is most passionate about is teaching women how to heal their pain through their emotions so they become their own pain whisperer and live a pain-free thriving life.

If you have ever had chronic pain, you know it is debilitating to the point of ruining your all day, everyday existence.

Janna did it fact bring hope back to me and she led me on a journey of self-discovery that ended up being the reason why I needed to hurt my back, to gain a closer connection to myself.

My interview with Janna digs deep and I know you and others you know will benefit in myriad ways learning her philosophy.

Find a new level of freedom in your own life by following her Signature 4 Second Freedom Breath™ or join in on the conversation in her loving Facebook Group, Pain Freedom Method. Find her on Facebook and Instagram

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Love Jen

Podcast: Emotional Fitness

What does emotional fitness look like?

Do you think you are emotionally fit?

I do an investigation into what this means for me, and how this is connected to our daily experience.

Whether we go to the gym or not, or fuel our bodies well more depends on our emotions and mindset and how we approach each moment we enter into.

Often we are in our heads about what things should and shouldn’t look like and we think and act in the past or future, giving little mind to the present.

Are you stressed, having emotional outbursts, or stuck in unworthiness?

Our emotional fitness is tied to our feelings of lack, fear, and negativity and we can feel stuck in an old trauma pattern.

Are you reacting out of an old pattern playing out or are you responding to the present moment?

Harness your emotional fitness through innercise and handle your life from a place of abundance and resilience even when things feel hard.

Come say hi @lovejenoliver on Instagram

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Love Jen

Podcast: Baby Bod with Marianne Ryan, PT

This week’s episode is with Marianne Ryan, a pelvic floor physical therapist and an awarding winning author of Baby Bod, a Groundbreaking Program for Pregnant and Postpartum women that bridges the gap between medical care and fitness advice.

As you know, I am always encouraging FitMamas to go to Pelvic Floor Physio, and Marianne has been doing this for over 30 years.

She recently did an interview about how Meghan Markle (and all pregnant Mamas) could prepare for birth. We talked about an incontinence issue I was having and between the recording and release of this I have already noticed an improvement in the symptom!! She is a wise and very experienced PT.

Marianne shares details in this episode about how to support a prolapse, diastasis recti (DR), back issues or other deep core dysfunctions and how and why the US has one of the highest maternal death rates among developed countries.

Marianne Ryan is the clinical director of MRPT Physical Therapy based in midtown Manhattan and a former spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association. Shas taught at both Columbia University and NYU and has been a guest lecturer and taught the Baby Bod Method in the US and Asia.

Marianne has appeared in several media publications including Wall Street Journal TV, Fox News, Redbook, Shape, New York Times and LA Times.

Get her Baby Bod Book and Program and connect with her online!

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Love Jen

Podcast: Procrastination

FitMama, we have all been there before when we know something needs to get done, but we find everything else BUT that to do.

Now, I want to clarify, I live by the statement that time you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted time, so enjoy it!! But identify where it is enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake or where is it procrastination and avoidance.

I share some food for thought that will get you digging deeper into what really matters to you so you can stop procrastinating and get what you want to get done DONE for once and for all.

Next time instead of your usual procrastination choices, choose:

  1. Breathing
  2. Meditation
  3. Journaling

And tune in for my bonus procrastination technique that might actually get you CLOSER to your goals instead of further away.

I talk about will power in this episode, and what you can do to replenish yours when you need it – hint: it DOES want to work for you and be on your side – train it and get really clear on what you actually want.

What do you actually want? Because anything is possible FitMama!

If you haven’t already downloaded this audio, do so now. I talk you through a peaceful, relaxing self-love meditation to Listen Within.

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Love Jen

Podcast: Fertility Optimization with Dr. Janice Davie

As a Naturopathic Doctor and Integrative Fertility Expert, Dr. Janice Davie helps couples to optimize their health in order to optimize their fertility, reduce their stress and to feel empowered along their fertility journey.

Her mission is to improve the health of our next generation through preconception and perinatal care.

Dr. Janice Davie maintains a local practice in Amherstburg and Tecumseh, Ontario and also supports couples trying to conceive globally, online at www.drjanicedaviend.com

In today’s episode we dive into what it means to have a “perfect period” and how you can optimize your health to best be prepared for your fertility journey. She talks in detail about PMS and how toxins play a role in our hormone health. Dr. Davie shares an important study that has influenced the way she practices medicine and she offers us insight into creating a healthier next generation.

When it comes to embarking on your fertility journey or supporting someone on theirs, her informative mindset based download is one you don’t want to miss!

How NOT to Try When You’re Trying is a key piece of the positive fertility journey.

Thanks for tuning in!

Feel free to join Dr. Janice’s free Facebook Community and for ongoing support and wisdom, follow her on Instagram and on Facebook

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Love Jen

Podcast: Awetism with Dr. Theresa Lyons

This episode speaks to finding the awe in something that may feel initially like a world-ending diagnosis.

Dr. Theresa Lyons is a mom first and a scientist second. She has brought the latest autism science and research into her most important role to help not only her own daughter diagnosed with severe autism but also to parents across the world who need the information she shares.

Seeing an autism diagnosis (and all the uncertainty and fear it brings) as an awe-inspiring Awe-portunity is what Dr. Lyons is passionate about sharing with others.

Tune in while I interview Dr. Theresa and dig deep on all things relating to parenting a child with special needs.

From the difficulties of talking with doctors, dealing with a lack of knowledge, clarity, and understanding of the depth and scope of autism and the importance of the right support, Dr. Theresa shares the realities and the opportunities in being a parent of a child on the spectrum.

Her positive spin on the most difficult things and her ability to breakdown the science into practical tools make her who she is and she has been able to offer hope and answers for so many struggling parents and children.

Find out more about Dr. Lyons and connect directly with her on her website https://awetism.net

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Love Jen

Podcast: Restriction Affliction

In today’s episode, I talk about what happens when you restrict yourself from your natural desires. Often a heightened desire follows a period of restriction and can have negative lasting effects.

“Get in the Grey” is the Love FitMama Way.

If it suits you and your personality to restrict without rebound, (it’s a small percentage of “upholders” according to Gretchen Rubin) and if it works, then YAY! However, most of our lifestyle habits don’t work that way and giving up sugar or carbs or whatever FOREVER (or even for a period of time) may not be the best short or long-term health strategy for you.

Tune in for some real food for thought in this week’s work IN around how the limits you place on yourself can feel like they free you, but can also have consequences that we don’t want.

Starting with awareness, leaping into forgiveness and presence, patience and self-care without negative feelings, like being restricted, feels so good. Even when we think we won’t make the best choices if all options were available, we do, because there’s a level of self-respect that grows as we give ourselves permission to choose in each moment.

Accepting and appreciating that each moment is different and each day is different allows you to “get in the grey” and take a deep breath to make the best decision for you.

Come and join us for our free #FitnessChallenge happening in the FitMama Facebook Community!

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Love Jen

 

Podcast: The Vagina Coach, Kim Vopni

This week, I have an exciting and incredibly informative interview with the Vagina Coach herself, Kim Vopni, sharing so much about core and pelvic health for pregnant and postpartum FitMamas.

A FitMama herself with loads of experience and knowledge, she is a wealth of valuable information you will want to keep learning more from.

In this episode, she explains why and how kegels done properly are a healing exercise. Her depth of knowledge runs deep and she has created and offers a great program for women called kegelmojo.com.

Kim elaborates during this episode on the need for pelvic floor physiotherapy for every woman and shares how she became the “Vagina Coach.” She explains things in a very clear and non-intimidating way and has educated so many women globally in her many books, videos and blogs available on vaginacoach.com.

Learn more about things you didn’t even know would be helpful to know as a FitMama – this episode is going to open your eyes!

Share this with a friend who is pregnant or has had babies and she will thank you forever FitMama!!

Kim is one of the 3 original founders of BelliesInc.com and talks about the importance of postpartum belly wrapping on the @lovefitmama YouTube Channel.

Get more info at preparetopush.com and find Kim on Instagram @VaginaCoach @belliesinc and @belliesinceducation and on Facebook @pelviennewellness and @belliesinc

 

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Love Jen