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March 2016

Podcasts

#NSFW Heather and Chloe Chat about Great Sex and Healthy Relationships: Polkadotsi Bodylove Podcast Episode 5

In this episode I chat with the gorgeous Heather Wylde about sex, self work and healthy relationships!

Heather is definitely one of my favorite people to interview,  her energy and enthusiasm for what she does is infectious! I also subscribe to her philosophy of self work before entering relationships – which is why I’m super excited to share this episode with you!

Heather Wylde is a Recovered Toxic Romance Addict. She trains women to change their romantic lives for the better by helping them to become irresistible to quality men (and repellent to creeps!). Her philosophy is that the world would be a much better place if everyone was well-love & well-laid. Her web site is www.YourExtraordinaryRomance.com.

Heather spent 16 years in the adult industry, and has an excellent hands on knowledge of sex and sexuality.

She believes that sex is healthy, and can be incredibly great and healthy for our relationships

Heather helps women to find healthy passionate relationships, and that relationship can be anything they want, from a great monogamous, marriage – to hook-ups, to poly-amorous relationships.

Heather believes that couples who have great sex tend to have stronger relationships and stay together. And that there is a really strong correlation in low sex marriages and the divorce rate.

Take aways:

  • Pleasure helps us to be more resistant to stress.
  • Sex raises your metabolism
  • Working on yourself is crucial to attracting great relationships
  • Quality men are everywhere, the key is being in your best state to attract great relationships
  • Self care and being the best version of yourself is crucial.

To get in contact with Heather connect with her at:

www.facebook.com/heatherwyldecoach

Mission: Extraordinary Romance Facebook Group

@WyldeRomance: Twitter and Periscope

 

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Podcasts, Your Body

How To Choose A Body Positive Personal Trainer: Polkadotsi Podcast

 

 

Hello there beautiful sparkly one! I know you are here because you want to love your body more, and you know what? Exercise is RAD for that! Following on from our How To Choose A Gym article, we wanted to offer you a guide on how to find a body positive personal trainer!

If you’re going down the path of finding a personal trainer you DESERVE to have one who supports your goals and makes you feel amazing as you achieve them.

Let’s talk about how  to choose a body positive personal trainer!

The most important thing you can do when shopping for a personal trainer is to ask questions. Set your goals and intentions before you start, write them down, and have them ready to chat about.

Qualifications

Anyone taking personal training or group classes should have their certificate III or certificate IV in fitness, or the international equivalent.
Anyone taking pregnant/post natal, or in my opinion anything to do with women should have some further qualifications in pelvic health. Given that many common ‘bootcamp’ exercises aren’t suitable for women recovering from childbirth, or women who have any pelvic floor issues, it’s really important to choose someone who is aware of your body and your limitations.

Attitude

Does your trainer sound like they are in alignment with your body positivity?

Are they wearing a “What’s your excuse?” tank? Or are they wearing “Move it, Love it, Do It emblazoned on their workout gear?

Does their marketing scream at you to get a bikini body? Or is it telling you to Sweat it Sista?

And most importantly, speak to them! Get a feel for their attitude and approach to bodies and fitness.

If it’s all about weight loss, run don’t walk! Anyone can take you through a punishing workout and leave you feeling spent, sore and exhausted – but it takes a truly good trainer to push you to your limits, and leave you feeling strong and wanting more.

 

Specialities!

Did you know that personal trainers can undertake extra study? Did you know that as part of their professional development and to maintain their insurance they HAVE to take extra study?

There are loads of specialities out there, like training mobility limited people, and post-natal recovery, and even taking classes for pregnant women.

If you have a special requirement, make sure you ask.

Professionalism

One of the best pieces of advice I learnt was to “refer refer refer”. Whenever I meet a client that I know I am not qualified to help, I was told to refer.

Amazing trainers know that not everyone is their client, and the good ones are most happy to recommend you to someone more suitable.

Amazing personal trainers don’t push non-evidence based woo… They don’t moonlight as nutritionists unless they are qualified to do so,  and even then, they aren’t dieticians….

Amazing body positive personal trainers will help you find someone to achieve your goals, and will make you feel uplifted, supported, and incredible along the journey.

They will motivate you, push you when you need it, and encourage you to fall in love with your body!

How to choose a body positive personal trainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcasts

Podcast Episode 3 – Catherine O’Connor Cancer Survivor

In this episode I chat with Catherine O’Connor from www.champagnelashes.com.au about her amazing outlook on life after surviving cancer, twice.

Catherine (Kitty) is one of the most driven, vivacious, people I know. Who battles her demons daily, and has truly taken life by the kahunas.

We talk about the importance of support when facing adversity, and how it was her husband, dad, and friends who helped her pull through her journey.

We discussed the amazing projects she has undertaken in the Solomon Islands, and her new project as a consultant for Younique.

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Podcasts

Polkadotsi Podcast Episode 2: Swimsuits & Body Image

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In this episode I chat to the lovely Laura, who is returning to fitness after having her fourth baby.

Laura has discovered that there isn’t a great deal of options for women over size AU14 who want to wear colourful athletic swimwear.

In fact, it seems that most swimwear designed for women in sizes about AU14 is designed to appear “slimming” or “flattering”, or it goes to the other extreme, where legs are cut too high, crotch exposes too much, and it’s just not comfortable.

In this episode we lament the lack of fun choices for women in athletic swimwear, and challenge manufacturers to be more inclusive in their range.

Also, what’s the deal with swimwear pricing – our smallest garments seem to be the most expensive?!

 

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P.S.

I have this gorgeously supportive Facebook Group that I would love to join!

I wanted to invite you to join my free Facebook group called Polkadotsi Body Love. It’s all about helping women who struggle withloving their bodies and who want to wake up every day, look in the mirror and feel gorgeeous!

Polkadotsi is an incredibly fun and uplifting community where you can fall head over heels in love with your body!!

If this sounds like something you think you would benefit from, you can request access to join here: http://on.fb.me/1NYfrQy  I’ll be waiting there to welcome you to the sparkliest corner of the web!

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Podcasts, Project Body Love

Polkadotsi Podcast Episode 1 – Jess Mather Indulgent Fitness

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Today I spoke with Jess Mather from IndulgentFitness.com.

Jess Mather if a fitness and rehab specialist that works locally in Orlando, and services the online community with nutritional consulting & customized online fitness coaching. She’s on a mission to help people become empowered, stronger, and more resilient versions of themselves through weight lifting, sustainable nutrition, and by nurturing a positive relationship with themselves and their body.

How did you get started in your business?

I got into fitness when I was about 15, I think I did it more out out of control, so it wasn’t necessarily really unhealthy moreofwhatweloverelationship with fitness and was doing a lot of cardio. Now I’ve more into weight lifting, and that started when I was about 18, and I realised that weight lifting can be really really empowering. And that led to something really special.

When I was 18, I decided I wanted to be a personal trainer. I kept putting it off and putting off and everyone was saying that personal training was going to be too hard, and I was never going to make a living…. So I went to college, and I got a degree in Physical Therapy, which was  good complement – but in 2014, we were about to move back to Florida from Colorado, and I was like you know what, I’m so done with excuses, so I’m just going to do this. I made up the name indulgent fitness.

I chose Indulgent Fitness because I want people to learn how to love movement. And I started really slow. People are always telling you about these overnight success stories, where you launch this cool website, and you have a cool photo shoot, and it’s not really like that at all. It’s like this long struggle. So I just started slow, I started with the blog, I love writing, and it just snowballed.

It’s hard in the fitness industry, because we’re shown all of these posed bodies, and they’re hot and ripped. I was super lean at one point, but I was really unhealthy. I’m not saying that every lean person is unhealthy, I’m just saying that fitness is more than one things. So I take a spin on it.

What would you do if you could change the world?

Well the first thing that came to mind was I wish I could help people listen to each other more. I listened to this TED talk the other day. They were saying that we don’t listen to each others needs. We’re not really a community anymore. I love podcasting and skyping – it’s better communication than back and forth online, and people can get really hissy. It’s tearing us apart, it’s making us resentful.

If I could change the world, I’d just have people freaking listen to each other!

With regards to my business, I help people become stronger, fitter and more empowered. Exercise is more than just exercise. It’s this really strong inner power that we get!

When we dominate something in the gym, like a really heavy kettle bell, we’re SO proud of ourselves. We’re so confident in our bodies, we’re in tune with what we’re doing we stand up straighter, we’re more resilient, we’re so proud of our abilities, I wish I could give that to people.

People see exercise as a tool to look differently. They feel fat in their clothes, they’re miserable, they see it as a tool to look better. It’s so much deeper than that. I wish I could give people that, but it’s so hard for people to realise that it’s a process.

It really helps to have people on a structured program, so that they can see objectively where they’re improving and progressing.
I  track everything my clients do – so I can show them how they’re improving.

If you keep consistently nurturing those positive successes, it keeps you rolling.

What message would you like to leave with our followers?

A lot of time people think that if they reach a certain weight they’re going to be happy with themselves, if you think that’s going to be true, you might be disappointed.

That’s why I’m really crabby about these quick fix fatloss gimmicks I really don’t like them… I don’t want to go on a rant, but they’re not healthy, they’re not sustainable, and they don’t teach you how to be uncomfortable.

I think the most crucial part about self love is the experience and the struggle and then overcoming that struggle.

The magic happens out side of your comfort zones. It doesn’t mean you have to grind and grind every day, but it means pushing just a little. Keep pushing with those successes, keep rolling with those and build something really cool.

You can reach Jess at www.indulgentfitness.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/indulgentlife/

http://www.instagram.com/indulgentfitness

And be sure to check out her eBook series “Eat more Lose More”

 

 

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P.S.

I have this gorgeously supportive Facebook Group that I would love to join!

I wanted to invite you to join my free Facebook group called Polkadotsi Body Love. It’s all about helping women who struggle withloving their bodies and who want to wake up every day, look in the mirror and feel gorgeeous!

Polkadotsi is an incredibly fun and uplifting community where you can fall head over heels in love with your body!!

If this sounds like something you think you would benefit from, you can request access to join here: http://on.fb.me/1NYfrQy  I’ll be waiting there to welcome you to the sparkliest corner of the web!

 

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