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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast paced, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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Aug 9, 2018

Author of Two Awesome Hours, Dr. Josh Davis, about how we can become super effective and improve our productivity for both career tasks and fitness goals. We’ve got lots of great pieces of advice and examples for you this week to help you manage your time better and be more efficient! From avoiding distractions, how to take a healthy break; and how to fit your workout into your busy schedule and more. We hope you take a lot away from the Open Sky Fitness podcast this week.

Click here for the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

 

ABOUT DR. JOSH DAVIS

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done. He holds a bachelors from Brown University and a PhD from Columbia University. His past work has included mechanical engineering, teaching in a Brooklyn Public High School, and serving on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University.

Currently, he is the Director of Research and Lead Professor for the NeuroLeadership Institute. He also coaches and trains individuals in the art of public speaking and managing being overwhelmed. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, strategy+business, Training + Development, People & Strategy, the NeuroLeadership Journal (which he co-edits), Psychology Today, and others.

Aug 2, 2018

“Steroids change you for life and you have to be prepared for that decision. At 19 years old, like where I was, you are not equipped to make a decision that changes your life.”

In this week’s #TBT episode of Open Sky Fitness, a friend of Rob’s agreed to do an anonymous interview about his previous experience with taking steroids. No longer taking steroids now, he gave Rob an inside look into how he got involved in steroids, why he decided to stop taking them, and what he learned from the entire experience.

Click here for the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Rob and his guest also spoke about:

  • The emotional and physical toll of taking steroids.
  • Why he has to do testosterone hormone therapy.
  • How his body changed before, during , and after steroid use.
  • The negative impact of taking steroids.
  • What would happen if steroid use were legal.
  • The impact that media has on men’s body image.
  • The cost of buying steroids.

And most importantly, how this person plans to use his experience to help other people who are going through the same situation.

Jul 31, 2018

"A lot of the claims for detoxification are not backed by science. In fact, a lot of these supplement companies that market and sell these packaged cleanses have zero science to back up want they claim to provide or they pick and choose particular items and combine it all in a single cleanse." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

Detoxes and cleanses are popular but are they really worth it? Their ads and descriptions claim to be miracle workers but are they actually beneficial? What are some better ways to get healthy that doesn't involve a detox or a cleanse? What about when it comes to environmental detoxes?

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

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Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

You've probably heard of the following detoxes and cleanses: 

  • Master Cleanse
  • 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
  • Juice Cleanse
  • Raw Foods Cleanse
  • BluePrint Cleanse
  • Martha Vineyard's 21-Day Detox

Today, we'll go over these cleanses, some in closer detail, in order to help you learn more about them before making your own mind up about them:

  • Why people are so interested in doing a detox or cleanse.
  • The various beneficial claims people make about doing a detox or cleanse.
  • The reality of taking detoxes.
  • Online hoaxes and false promises that you should be aware of in order to avoid them.

 

What's In A Detox Or Cleanse?

 

"The cleansing part of a detox is really about getting rid of the horrible, processed foods that you're eating rather than what it's actually doing to your system." - Devon Dionne

 

The Master Cleanse

The Master Cleanse gives you a sugar high from consuming so much maple syrup every day, keeps you hydrated from the water, and the cayenne pepper claims to improve circulation and metabolism. However, you don't want to be consuming so much maple syrup every day and the cayenne pepper can actually damage the body after long-term use.

The 10 - Day Green Smoothie

In a nutshell, the 10-Day Green Smoothie basically eliminates all nutrients that you get from consuming protein and macro-nutrients.

The Negative Side Effects

Detoxes and cleanses claim to have a ton of benefits - make you healthy, look young, age better etc. But unless you don't have a health problem such as a disease or parasite, there's really no point in doing one. Especially when there are so many negative side effects including:

  • Dehydration (because they're low in salt and carbohydrates)
  • Low-Calorie diets slow down your metabolism
  • Your body essentially cannibalizes itself and especially harms the muscles because you don't have the protein it needs to maintain muscle mass.
  • People don't learn better, healthy habits and it becomes a yo-yo diet for them.
  • Doing it for long lengths of time will make you feel worse than better in the long end.
  • It's not a lifestyle change that will help you become healthier.

If you do have a disease or a parasite, then you should speak with a holistic doctor who can also suggest vitamins, herbs, and supplements to help you get better.

 

What Can You Do Besides A Detox Or A Cleanse?

 

"You don't want to take all these herbs or supplements and detoxify when you don't have anything to detoxify from." - Devon Dionne

 

Besides trying a detox or a cleanse, there are other ways  you help your body including:

  • Drinking warm water with lemon.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking more water daily.
  • Taking out sugars and processed foods in your diet.
  • Following a whole foods diet such as one that is Paleo-based.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 211 - Weightlifting: How To Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T. Nelson

3:400 Join the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

3:50 First week results from our Sky Fit Challenge!

4:20 Why detoxes and cleanses are potentially a waste of time.

7:40 Common cleanses that you've probably heard of before.

8:50 What detoxes and cleanse claim to do for you. Why do you feel so good after doing them?

 10:30 Following a cleanse for many days versus doing it occasionally on just one day.

11:30 The 10 - Day Green Smoothie: The pros and cons of it.

13:20 Why and when do people even choose to do a detox?

17:40 How our body is designed to actually detoxify itself.

19:00 What actually happens when you drink warm water with lemon.

20:00 The purpose of the kidneys and colon to help us naturally detox.

23:50 How the lungs and lymph nodes help you naturally detox.

24:40 Why cleanses make you so exhausted that you don't have the energy to move.

25:00 How a little bit of toxins like alcohol is actually good for us.

27:50 Negative side effects of detoxes and cleanses

35:00 How you can detox the body while also taking supplements to help the process.

40:15 What about environmental detoxes?

42:00 Why changing your lifestyle and eating healthier isn't that complicated.

42:40 Clean up your diet with our 7 Day Paleo Reset

43:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

44:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 212 - Detoxes & Cleanses: Are They Worth It? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 26, 2018

Unrealistic expectations getting in your way of success and feeling proud of your accomplishments?

You don’t want to miss this week's #TBT episode about Unrealistic Expectations of yourself. Join us as Devon and I go into the psychology behind why and how we tend to see the world in extremes. Often you think that if you are a not complete success then you must be a complete failure. Today, we're going to teach you why that sort of negative mindset is wrong and toxic for you. 

 

Click here for the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Jul 24, 2018

On this week's episode, we have a ton of great information to share with you about exercise, nutrition, and how to plan your weekly schedule. Who better to explain it all than Dr. Mike T Nelson himself!?

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

Strength and conditioning specialist, university instructor, and owner of Extreme Human Performance, Dr. Nelson, joins us to discuss:

  • His general weekly plan that he provides for new clients.
  • The major lifts you should learn for overall strength and adjustments you can do over time.
  • How often you should actually switch up your weekly workout.
  • How much time you should actually be spending at the gym.
  • Metabolic Flexibility vs. Inflexibility - What it is and how our bodies adjust and adapt to using what we eat as fuel.
  • How to create a plan that works for your schedule, fitness goals, and nutrition focus.
  • How lack of sleep can intensely, negatively affect our glucose levels.
  • The Ketogenic Diet - Is there a danger for people who stay on it for long periods of time? What about for children?

 

Customize Your Workout For Max Results

For each client, Dr. Nelson takes the following into account when custom designing programs:

  • Body structure
  • Specific Goals
  • Time Availablity
  • Access to Equipment

 

About Dr. Mike T. Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson, BA, MS, PhD, is a university instructor and owner of Extreme Human Performance, LLC. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 210 - Machines Vs. Free Weights, HIIT, And Functional Movement

How to Get Max Results From Workouts - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Fitness & Nutrition: How to Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Gym Workouts: How to Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Weightlifting: How to Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Customized Exercise Plans: How To Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

3:00 Join the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

3:50 First week results from our Sky Fit Challenge!

4:10 Check out our 7 Day Paleo Reset that you can do anytime!

5:30 Introduction to Dr. Mike T Nelson

6:10 How he began his path on fitness, nutrition, and health plus what drives him.

12:00 His approach to helping people who feel like they've back-peddled in their fitness abilities.

15:00 What progress he's seen with his clients as far as short-term and long-term results when learning new skills, forgetting bad habits, and trying something new.

18:00 How he custom designs his programs for different people and the factors he takes into account.

21:30 A general weekly plan that he follows with clients when starting to work with them.

24:00 Different, slight adjustments to a movement that you can do to switch things up and trying something new.

25:30  The major lifts you should learn for overall strength and adjustments you can do over time.

28:00 Why we feel stronger using machines compared to when we switch to free weights.

30:00 How to go into a transition from one program to another.

31:00 Why you should change your workout program much, much less than you might think to be true.

33:30 What a cluster set is when you're weightlifting.

33:55 How much time should you actually be spending at the gym?

39:30 Are we truly too busy to workout or are we just getting in our own way?

41:00 How to work through your own struggles for time to regularly workout.

43:00 Metabolic Flexibility vs. Inflexibility - What it is and how our bodies adjust and adapt to using what we eat as fuel.

44:30 The best nutrition for what you what to focus on with your fitness goals.

46:50 Should you consider becoming fat-adapted when training for long-distance cardio?

51:00 The negative effects of being Metabolic Inflexible.

53:40 What should someone who's diabetic do when facing metabolic inflexibility as far as nutrition and exercise?

56:00 The results of diabetics taking glucose after a hard workout.

57:30 How lack of sleep can intensely, negatively affect our glucose levels.

59:50 Ketogenic diet - Is there a danger for people who stay on it for long periods of time? What about for children?

1:09:40 Final comments with Rob

1:10:00 Clean up your diet with our7 Day Paleo Reset

1:11:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 211 with Dr. Mike T. Nelson! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 19, 2018

Why Barefoot or Arch Support Shoes? In this #TBT episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I are tackling the ultimate clothing question: Is it better to walk or exercise while wearing barefoot, minimal shoes are shoes with tons of arch support?

Click here for the original show notes!

Sign up for either the next Sky Fit Challenge

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Early sign up for our next 7 Day Paleo Reset

Either way, why did we even even begin to wear shoes in the first place and what makes barefoot or arch support shoes so important to our foot’s health?

In this episode, I also spoke to Justin Schenck of the Growth Now Movement Podcast about his experience participating in the 7 Day Paleo Reset. 

 

Jul 10, 2018

We get messages from all over throughout our entire lives whether it's from the media, family, friends, peer groups, classmates, movies, and TVs that are telling us that our bodies need to look a certain way to be accepted.

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange

Early sign up for our next 7 Day Paleo Reset

When we feel out of control, we feel like the only thing we have control over is our bodies.

This week, we have an amazing interview for you with licensed psychotherapist, the Executive Director of Wellspring Camps, and author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss, Eliza Kingsford.

As you listen, Eliza shares the common relationships that we have with food through coping mechanism, comfort foods, celebration, or addiction. Then, she shares the actions we can take today to improve how we see food, ourselves, and our relationship with others

Exercises you can begin today to shift your mindset about yourself and your relationship with food:

  1. Awareness
  2. Find a Replacement
  3. Consistency
  4. Have an Intention or "Why"
  5. Mindfulness
  6. Repetitive Action

Brain-Powered Weight Loss

Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it’s more about what’s happening in the brain. In Brain-Powered Weight Loss, psychotherapist and weight management expert Eliza Kingsford shows that more than 90 percent of people who go on diet programs (even healthy ones) fail or eventually regain because they have a dysfunctional relationship with food. Changing this relationship by changing the way you think about and behave around food is what it takes to permanently achieve weight-loss success. Kingsford’s 11-step first-of-its-kind program enlists dozens of mind-altering and behavior-changing exercises and techniques and shows you how to:

• Identify and reverse the conscious and unconscious thinking errors and food triggers that lead to the behaviors that drive our food decisions.
• Let go of the mindset of going on or off a diet in favor of a conscious quest to pursue a lifestyle of healthy eating and everyday activity—one that can last forever.
• Successfully use what Kingsford calls “dealing skills” to outsmart high-risk situations, tame stressful times, and prevent an eating “slip” from leading to a setback or all-out binge.
• Find out if you have what emerging research shows is an addiction to certain high-fat and sugar-added, processed foods that can be as powerful as addiction to cigarettes and narcotics.
• Design a personal healthy eating program built on Kingsford’s 10 Principles of Healthy Eating.

Wellspring Camps Executive Director, Eliza Kingsford, Featured On Dr. Phil Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ejRriKfwNw

About Eliza Kingsford

Eliza Kingsford is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in weight management, eating disorders and body image. Eliza is executive director of Wellspring Camps for teens and young adults, which follows the same holistic weight loss approach outlined in her new Brain-Powered Weight Loss book. She is also a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and a long-time athlete. Eliza became passionate about combining therapeutic intervention, nutrition, and exercise early on in her graduate studies at the University of Colorado. An experienced speaker and presenter, Eliza has appeared on various television shows (Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, and Dr. Oz), at national conferences and workshops, and in various publications.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 208 - 8 Steps to Losing 65 Pounds with Jim Sydnor 

3:00 About today's episode with Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook member, Jim Sydnor

3:40 What psychoanalysis is and how it can benefit our lives and relationships.

7:00 Sign up for our upcoming new  Sky Fit Challenge that starts on July 16!

9:00 Get ready for interviews with some of our Sky Fit Challenge members this week!

10:00 Introduction to Eliza Kingsford

11:15 What drew her in to study the relationships we have with food and why we spend so much time thinking about food.

13:30 How our childhood experiences can lead us to see food in a different way and shape our relationship with it as we move into adulthood.

14:30 What happens when we rely on comfort foods in order to cope with difficult moments.

18:00 How she came up with the title for her book, Brain-Powered Weight Loss.

20:00 How she's helping people change their relationship with food through therapy, meditation, and replacing old thoughts with new ones.

21:50 Why words like 'diet' or 'weigh-loss' are so taboo these days.

24:00 What people are truly looking for when they want to lose weight.

26:40 What might be happening in our lives to believe that weight loss is the only way to make us feel better.

31:00 Can we move from one obsession or addiction to another throughout our entire lives?

32:20 The concept of healthy obsession and how it can help us live healthier lives.

35:20 The differences between addiction and obsessively focusing on health.

37:00 What it takes to get to the point when you're really ready to start focusing on your health.

38:00 Step 3 of her 11 Step Program - Identify your Thinking Errors and Food Triggers.

39:10 Ten cognitive disorders that lead to wanted eating.

40:30 Over-generalization: What it is and how it affects our thinking.

41:50 Mental Filtering: Why we only focus on the negative when there are a lot of positives.

44:20 Why we disqualify the positive in our lives.

47:55 Jumping to conclusions: Why they're hazardous to our thinking.

49:20 Maximizing what we do wrong and minimizing what we do well.

51:00 Why we allow our emotions to dictate who we are and how we can shift our mindset to experience a different feeling.

52:50 Exercises you can begin today to shift your mindset about yourself and your relationship with food.

1:00:00 About our 7 Day Paleo Rest at 7DayPaleoReset.com

1:01:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 209 - Brain-Powered Weight Loss with Eliza Kingsford! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 3, 2018

In this week's episode, I had a really amazing interview with one of our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook members, Jim Sydnor, about his weight loss journey and how he turned his life around to live a healthy life.

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He had been athletic all his life but then he began ignoring his health in his 40s. Over time, he realized that his health was not what it used to be and needed to make a change for himself. Thus, he and his wife began focusing on turning their health around by walking more, cutting out sugars and processed foods, and keeping track of his measurements and progress. In the first 2 months, he had already dropped about 20 pounds.

At the start of his health journey, he was 6'3" and weighed 265 pounds. In a span of 3 years of learning healthy habits and being consistent, he has now gained roughly 24 pounds of muscle and lost 70 pounds or more of fat.

Lose Weight In 8 Steps

As you listen, Jim has narrowed down his wellness journey to these 8 Steps that you'll hear us talk about in the interview:

1) Hitting Rock Bottom - Finding Your "Why" For Change

2) Creating A Basic Plan

3) Being Consistent and Executing Your Plan Every Day

4) Tracking and Measuring Your Results

5) Being Able to Change Your Strategy When The Original Plan Isn't Working

6) Being Held Accountable - Have Someone or Something Help Hold You Accountable

7) Making Yourself The Priority

8) Finding and Participating in a Community

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 208 with Drew Manning: How To Get Fit With Keto

3:00 About today's episode with Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook member, Jim Sydnor

3:30 The 6-7 turning points you might experience on a healthy journey

9:00 About the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

11:00 When people get mad at your - sometimes it's not about you but it's actually about themselves and they're going through.

15:30 Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset - How to be more curious and not have a negative voice running through your mind.

17:00 Some stories from our Sky Fit Challenge participants and their struggles with starting their own health journey. 

20:00 Introduction to Jim Sydnor and his background story.

25:00 The progress he has made with his new mindset on health and wellness.

26:00 What his friends think of his new healthy lifestyle and mindset.

28:00 Various struggles he has faced and what changes he made to create a new plan for himself.

31:00 How he tried to gain muscle when he was younger with steroids and ended up having a bad reaction to them which inspired him to be healthy and strong naturally.

32:40 His struggles to lose the last 5-10 pounds.

35:00 What keeps him going every day to the gym and motivates him to both eat healthily and exercise.

38:00 Fears around death and being healthy as we age.

42:00 The benefits of switching up your workouts so that your body is forced to adapt and change.

43:40 What his family now eats vs. what they don't eat anymore.

47:00 His health updates with blood panels as far as cholesterol and blood sugar.

49:00 Why changing your diet could be the easiest fix to your health problems such as indigestion and acid reflux.

52:00 Both Rob and Jim's own rock bottom wake up calls to change their health around.

54:20 The importance of accepting where you're at now at the moment in your health and what simple changes you can make.

56:40 What advice Jim can give to Rob and other parents about nutrition and having healthy food in the house for the family.

1:00:00 How to raise healthy children via nutrition and teaching them about good self-image.

1:05:00 What Jim is doing today to help him and his wife stay consistent with their healthy lifestyle.

1:15:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon.

1:19:00 About our 7 Day Paleo Rest at 7DayPaleoReset.com

1:00:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

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Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

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And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 208 - 8 Steps To Losing 65 Pounds! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 28, 2018

Ever wondered what it was like to be and race as an Ultrarunner? This week, Rob interviewed Ultrarunner, Coach, 100 Mile American Record Holder, and 12 Hour World Record Holder, Zach Bitter.

Find out how Zach got his start as an Ultrarunner, how to become fat-adaptive, and how Zach trains to compete in 100-mile races.

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Jun 26, 2018

The biggest part of a transformation is not physical; you can give someone the best meal plans, workouts, or macros for their body type but it doesn't matter unless they're able to overcome their own mental and emotional challenges. That's how you make a true lifestyle change. - Drew Manning 

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we have Drew Manning returning for the second time! In our first interview with him, we talked all about his initial Fit2Fat2Fit journey. In this episode, we're discussing all that he has done since then including the launch of his A&E show - Fit to Fat to Fit. Not only that, but we discussed what he would have done differently during his experiment including getting fit via the Ketogenic Diet. Before we knew it, we were in a deep conversation about the Keto Diet including the following topics:

  • The science behind the Ketogenic Diet
  • How Keto can help you get fit
  • What foods you should eat and stay away from while on Keto
  • How to test your Ketosis levels properly
  • His top food hacks for eating Keto foods on the go

 

Breaking Through Mental Struggles

Besides the Keto Diet and his wellness journey, Drew also shared the best way you can get out of an emotional and mental funk when it comes to focusing on your health:

  • Find a support system
  • Be surrounded by like-minded people who are going through similar journeys
  • Have a safe place to ask questions as well as ask questions and give answers
  • Sign up for something that gets you out of your comfort zone but is still challenging so that it forces you the train
  • Check out private Facebook groups or coaching apps such as My Fitness Pal

These might not work for everyone but Drew has seen that it's so much more beneficial than just giving someone a 30 Day plan they do on their own.

 

Get Fit With Keto

How can you survive the dreaded Keto Flu? What are the best foods to eat to get and stay in Ketosis?

To be in good health while experiencing the Keto Flu, there are two very important things you should do:

  1. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  2. Supplement with sodium, potassium, and magnesium to avoid an imbalance of electrolytes.

While on the Ketogenic diet, you won't be as hungry - you'll only be eating 2-3 meals a day of high-quality, healthy fat like:

  • Steak
  • Salmon
  • Chicken thighs
  • Whole eggs
  • Butter
  • Cream
  • Coconut oil
  • Ghee
  • Avocado

Your diet should be 5% carbohydrates (30 grams a day or less) from nutrient-dense vegetables including:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli

F2F2F Keto Diet with Drew Manning | Complete Wellness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzgPejLwqKI

About Drew Manning

Drew Manning is a NASM Certified trainer, author of NY Times Bestseller: Fit2Fat2Fit, blogger and fitness enthusiast. Drew’s health program has been used by thousands of people all across the world. He has been featured on shows such as: The Tonight Show, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, CNN, The View, Good Morning America, Nightline and more. You can learn more on his website www.Fit2Fat2Fit.com

Drew’s goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. He wants to share his comprehensive fitness knowledge with his followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 206 - The Power of Mindsets: Fixed Vs. Growth Mindsets

2:40 Getting healthy is easier than we think. Find out more in our next official Sky Fit Challenge starting July 16.

11:00 A recap on Drew from our last interview with him back in 2016.

13:35 The lessons and side effects he learned and experience during his Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.

15:30 Strategies he uses and suggests to help people break through their mental and emotional struggles.

18:00 How to get to the root of what's emotionally and mentally holding you back from focusing on your wellness.

20:40 What he would've done differently during his initial Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.

21:20 How the Ketogenic Diet has changed his mind and body function.

22:20 His A&E Fit2Fat2Fit TV show - what various diets each participant follows on the TV show.

24:40 Various contestant's result and how one struggled to get back to fit after gaining weight and another was a married couple.

28:30 Who is the Keto diet for? What's the best process of doing it?

30:20 How to combat the Keto Flu during the Ketosis Transition.

31:20 What foods do people eat on a Ketogenic diet?

33:25 How you can keep track of your diet and supplements to ensure you're moving into Ketosis.

35:50 How reliable it is to test your Ketone levels via blood tests.

37:30 How to make the Ketogenic diet part of your lifestyle even while traveling.

40:40 The fad part of the Ketogenic Diet and different brands offering labeled "Keto" products that are actually processed.

43:00 The most important factors to consider when changing your diet.

44:00 Calorie deficit - is it necessary to focus on it?

45:00 Specific workouts you can do in order to reach your fitness goals.

46:00 His 60-DayKeto Jumpstart Program that you can sign up for today and what you can expect from it.

50:00 The benefits of focusing on just creating one habit each month.

51:50 Drew's own struggles with staying healthy and how he overcomes them.

55:15 His next plans for the future.

56:15 The benefits of MCT oil and how to add MCT oil powder to your coffee instead of coconut oil or preparing a Bulletproof coffee.

58:40 Closing comments with Rob and Devon.

1:00:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 207 with Drew Manning - How To Get Fit With Keto! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 19, 2018

Today's episode is all about understanding the belief systems that we have of ourselves including how they were created in the first place and what we can do to change them. Specifically, we will be looking at the work of the author, Carol S. Dweck, who wrote, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

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In her book, Mindset, she dives deep into the two mindsets we have - fixed and growth. In a nutshell, people who have a fixed mindset believe they can never change and this is how they'll be forever vs. those with a growth mindset that believe intelligence is something that can be learned, cultivated, and developed.

However, we don't have just one type of mindset for the rest of our lives either. Depending on where we are in life and what the topic is about, we could either have a fixed or growth mindset. So, you might have a growth mindset about fitness but then have a fixed mindset about money or career.

In addition to exploring the differences between fixed and growth mindsets plus why we develop them, Devon and I will teach you how you can shift to a more growth mindset when it comes to your health and wellness. 

 

"If you're spending all your time trying to prove to others or to yourself that you can achieve something but you don't put your time towards learning on how to do that in order to grow and take care of yourself, then you're just going to stay right where you are now." - Devon Dionne

 

Carol Dweck, "Developing a Growth Mindset"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiiEeMN7vbQ

 

Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

The Fixed Mindset

If you have a fixed mindset, you believe you're either born with it or you're not. You might have also developed this mindset because someone such as a parent or teacher taught you to think that way.

People with a fixed mindset believe that it's talent and not hard work that gets you ahead in life or your goals. This mindset essentially leads to negative thinking that you are not smart enough and you won't even try because you're afraid to fail. You probably find yourself facing challenges with anxiety because you're afraid of not looking smart. In the end, this mindset discourages you from taking on any new challenges altogether for fear of looking bad if you do not succeed.

People with a fixed mindset also:

  • Don't like obstacles and will just give up before even really trying to put in some effort.
  • Believe the effort isn't worth it to try something because they think they'll fail anyway.
  • Ignore useful negative feedback or criticism that could help them improve.
  • See other people's success as a threat.
  • Are constantly trying to prove themselves to others.
  • Think they can't do any better than where they are at now in life.

A fixed mindset could eventually lead them to plateau early on in life and never reach their full potential.

The Growth Mindset

If you have a growth mindset, then you believe that talents and abilities are only a starting point. You think that there is potential from the starting point and that potential is limitless. You've come to realize that if you put in the effort, hard work, and persevere, you will grow and can succeed. You eagerly embrace new challenges and see them as a way to learn.

People with a growth mindset also:

  • Are persistent with new challenges or obstacles and will not give up.
  • Believe that the putting in great effort is the key to mastery.
  • Become curious when someone gives them useful, negative criticism and are eager to use that information to help them improve.
  • Feel inspired by other people's success.
  • Don't need to prove themselves to others and know they have the strength to keep working hard at their goals.
  • Realize that there is no end to what they can do and achieve in life so they live in their potential.

 

 

 

How Did We Develop Fixed Mindsets?

"I've seen so many people with this one consuming goal of proving themselves in the classroom, in their careers, and in their relationships. Every situation calls for a confirmation of their intelligence, personality, or character. Every situation is evaluated; 'Will I succeed or fail? Will I look smart or dumb? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or a loser?' " - Carol S. Dweck

Fixed mindsets are easily created at a really early age; especially in test-oriented schools. If someone ever told you didn't have the talent for something or if you were praised for your achievements vs. the actual work you put into getting it done, then it's very likely that you developed a fixed mindset.

 

How to Shift Your Mindset From Fixed to Growth

To begin helping others shift their mindset from fixed to growth, you can use different praise methods or share stories of how people with no talented cultivated skills and beliefs. That's a great way for a manager to motivate their employees to think more positively.

However, switching from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset is not magic; you have to change a deep belief in yourself.

When you think something negative such as "You're stupid; why even bother? All this hard work is stupid," you can begin to shift your mindset by acknowledging that you heard that thought in your mind and understanding that it belongs in that fixed belief mindset. Then, tell yourself that you can do this, and finally apply an action to overcome your challenge. Don't judge yourself in the moment but be persistent in solving the problem. Persistence has a direct effect on growth.

Acknowledge the setback, be curious about why it happened, think about a solution for the next time it happens, and be persistent.

From there, you need to create a growth mindset thought from your fixed mantra. So, if your mantra is, "I'm too stupid; I'll never be able to do this," think about the reverse of that mantra such as, "I'm smart enough to figure this out; it might take me some time and it might take me some work but I know that I can achieve this."

Take this challenge on daily whenever you come across yourself thinking fixed mindset thoughts. This is something you have to work on every single day.

 

"People think that they can simply fake it until they make it but if you're thinking that, you're never going to make it because it's not about faking it. It's actually about changing your belief that qualities can be developed through practice and work. So, you have to change the fixed mindset belief with practice by taking it on daily; it's not going to be instantaneous now just because you feel inspired. Don't just think positive but take your actions within that belief system and develop them through practice and work" - Devon Dionne

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: 205 - How to Avoid a Lifetime of Chronic Pain with Erin Burch

1:50 About today's topic: The Power fo Mindset - Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

2:20 Join us early for our next official Sky Fit Challenge starting July 16.

5:00 Some of the awesome reviews we've received on iTunes!

7:00 Research done by Carol S. Dweck on the mindset.

7:45 Our two different mindsets - one that holds back (Fixed Mindset) and the other (Growth Mindset) which really helps us.

11:00 About the Fixed Mindset

14:20 About the Growth Mindset

15:00 How different mindsets react to new challenges in life.

15:50 Anxiety vs. Excitement for both mindsets.

17:10 How Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets approach problems and obstacles

18:00 The different views on effort and whether or not it's worth it.

19:30 Whether or not these mindsets accept or reject criticism and what affect criticism has on them.

20:40 How we see other peoples' success and react to it.

21:50 The effect that jealousy or envy has on our mindset.

26:15 The result of having a fixed mindset.

28:00 The Grow vs. Fixed Mindset when it comes to health.

28:50 How we even developed a fixed mindset to begin with in life.

34:20 The different mindsets we see in the Sky Fit Challenge and our clients.

35:00 Why you don't have to be afraid to reach out for help in your wellness journey.

36:50 How to use a Growth Mindset to continue focusing on your fitness and nutrition.

38:00 Studies on children who have been praised in two different ways.

39:45 Actions children with fixed mindsets regularly adapted into their work vs. children with growth mindsets.

44:00 How people with a growth mindset are happier compared to fixed mindsets.

44:45 How you can shift your mindset from fixed to growth.

54:00 The importance of staying curious rather than be stuck in your fixed mindset.

56:00 How to apply a growth mindset to your health.

1:01:00 How to deal with and solve problems that come up in relationships.

1:03:00 What a healthy adult relationship looks like.

1:06:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:08:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

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ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 206 - The Power of Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 12, 2018

When it comes to your body, you're either in the driver's seat or you're in the trunk. Unfortunately, most people are literally in the trunk; in other words, they're in the dark, they don't know what's happening, and you don't know how you got there. If you're in the driver's seat, you've got access to feedback and you're listening, look, and learning as you're going along. If you arrive someplace you don't like, you're able to change it because you understand how you got there. - Erin Burch

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Sign up for either the Transition or next Sky Fit Challange

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For today's podcast, I had an amazing discussion with the Founder of The Burch Method, Creator of Core Container™ System, and proclaimed, Body Whisperer by her clients, Erin Burch. With 38 years of physical therapy, yoga, Erin uses an inside-out approach that has not only healed others but herself as well. To find out more about her work and receive weekly insights, you can go to her website and subscribe to receive her Body Whispers - Love Notes from Your Body emails.

May 31, 2018

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In this #TBT episode, Dr. Mike Israetel gets down and dirty with proper “weightlifting techniques“. First, you’ll hear from host Rob and his wife Devon on how to prevent and deal with generic shoulder and knee pain. 

Then you’ll listen to Dr. Mike, professor of Exercise Science at Temple University, Head Science Consultant at  RenaissancePeriodization.com, and coauthor of the books, Scientific Principles of Strength Training and the Renaissance Diet.  He breaks down the specifics of a squat like you have never before heard.  You’ll learn how to bench press properly and hear why a weightlifting belt is a waste of money.

May 29, 2018

This week, we had an incredible interview with eco-entrepreneur, owner of Melody Productions, Director of the Food Heals Documentary, and co-host on The Food Heals Podcast, Allison Melody. Recently, both Devon and I were on her podcast for episode 199: The Secrets to Revolutionizing Your Workouts and Losing Weight Naturally and so we invited Allison to be on Open Sky Fitness to share her own incredible health journey.

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It took me 10 years to discover what worked for me and my health. This was not an overnight change; it was a lifestyle change and it took time. I slowly made discoveries about my health and I'm still making discoveries even today. I'm still ebbing, flowing, and changing when things aren't working for me. Some things work for a while but then I have to shift as I age and the food and production formulations like deodorant are changing." - Allison Melody

 

Discover What Health Journey Is Best For You

"If we deal with the past and we send love to our inner child or younger self, we can heal the present by healing the past. However, we're never done fully healing ourselves; there's always something else that we can work on." - Allison Melody

In this episode, you will hear us cover the following topics with Allison:

  • Allison's origin story, her parents' illnesses, and why she started a plant-based diet.
  • The moment she discovered holistic health and natural medicine.
  • How you can get started on improving your health
  • The 7 Stages of Grief we go through and how we can emotionally heal ourselves.
  • What it means to have a gluten sensitivity vs. being Celiac.
  • What spiritual psychology is and how it can help you heal your mind and work through childhood issues.
  • Rob and Devon's own experiences with therapy and emotionally healing themselves.
  • How to eat healthy without feeling hungry nor depriving yourself of food you enjoy.

 

How To Become A Healthier You

 

"To start focusing on better health, ask yourself, 'What is the most present thing in my life right now that I need to work on?' and start there. Where are you now in your health and where can you go tomorrow?" - Allison Melody 

 

We asked Allison what her top advice was on how to starting living a healthier lifestyle. She advised to begin by focusing on just one thing at a time instead of everything at once and gave a list of what you can begin focusing on today depending on what you're leaning towards the most:

  1. Don't take on too much at once, but focus on one thing at a time.
  2. Choose what to focus on based on what is most present in your life now whether that's physical weight or emotional weight.
  3. Focus on what foods are potentially harming your health such as gluten, processed foods, and sugar.
  4. Don't take away your favorite foods or activities but add vegetables or a 20-minute walk.
  5. Gradually begin to add more fitness to your life by walking more or going to the gym a couple of times a week.
  6. Take a closer look at the relationships in your life because maybe you need to let go of a toxic friend or build a stronger bond with someone else.
  7. Clear your mind through journaling, meditation, and focus on what really needs your attention.

 

About Allison Melody

 

"I am on a mission to awaken people to the fact that a healing miracle is possible. That we can heal our bodies if we give it what it needs to heal." - Allison Melody

 

 

The topics she addresses through her work are powerful and heart-centered and focus on Holistic Health, Social Justice, Human Rights and Animal Rights. They reflect her passion for creating positive change in people and the communities they serve.

At the age of 26, Allison endured the devastating loss of both her parents to cancer after long and challenging battles. Witnessing her mother and father suffer so intensely and needlessly from a cure that brought more pain than the disease, Allison soon dedicated her life to finding a better way to heal. She watched in disbelief as doctors prescribed drug after drug, observed her parents’ hair fall out, their rapidly aging faces, and their exceedingly diminishing vitality. The tragedy instilled in her an unwavering passion for nutritional medicine and propelled her into the world of holistic health and alternative healing. Allison’s firm commitment to natural health is further evidenced by her achievement of a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology.

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Beginning June 18, you can sign up for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start in July!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

 

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 202 - Vitamin Supplementation: Do You Need It?

1:50 About today's guest, Allison Melody, and why switching to a plant-based diet was a life or death decision for her.

2:15 Shout out to our current Sky Fit Challenge that's going on now!

3:10 Sign up starts on June 18th for the next Sky Fit Challenge beginning in July or try out our transition month to get started!

8:00 Why we love our sponsor, ButcherBox, so much and how it can make eating healthy so much easier and cheaper.

7:40 Introduction to Allison Melody

8:30 Allison's origin story, her parents' illnesses, and why she started a plant-based diet.

12:00 The moment she discovered holistic health and natural medicine.

13:50 Why her father wouldn't listen and believe in her lectures about nutrition, holistic health, and natural medicine.

16:00 How her father's death sent her on a mission to help people discover that it is possible to heal the body through natural methods.

17:00 How she was able to forgive and emotionally heal after her parents' deaths.

18:30 The 7 Stages of Grief we go through and how we can emotionally heal ourselves.

21:30 What Allison has learned about what it means to be healthy over the last couple of years and her philosophy on health today.

23:10 How she went from organic food to raw food and then did allergy and blood testing to truly find out what foods are working for her body.

23:30 What it means to have a gluten sensitivity vs. being Celiac.

24:00 Why she decided for herself that the best option was to follow a plant-based diet.

24:45 How she discovered the importance of emotional healing and slowing down from time to time to give herself the self-care she needs.

25:30 What spiritual psychology is and how it can help you heal your mind and work through childhood issues.

27:20 Rob and Devon's own experiences with therapy and emotionally healing themselves.

30:50 How can a person get started on improving their health.

33:00 Her advice to people who think that weight loss is the number one focus on getting healthy.

35:00 Whether or not a juice cleanses and fast is okay for you.

35:25 What has worked for her to lose weight but might not work for everyone else - juicing, intermittent fasting, maintaining exercise.

36:00 Why being healthy is not about the number on the scale.

37:00 How to eat healthy without feeling hungry nor depriving yourself of food you enjoy.

38:00 About her podcast and website, Food Heals Nation plus all the retreats they have coming up! 

42:20 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

43:25 Sign up starting June 18 for our next Sky Fit Challenge!

46:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

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Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 203 with Allison Melody! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

May 15, 2018

"The key component to success in the physical competition world and often to health and transcending disease states are all related to your digestion. How well you can assimilate and utilize the food that you're eating; no matter what it is and how well you can eliminate any waste that will prevent it from growing bad bacteria in the gut. That's the bottom line; you have to get your digestion figured out." - Wade Lightheart

 

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we had 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, Advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, Director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition, Founder of the Prosperity & Health Alliance, and Enagic Master Trainer, Wade Lightheart, join us on the show. Wade is also a vegetarian and author of several best-selling books including Staying Alive in a Toxic World and The Wealthy Backpacker.

In this episode, Wade and I had an amazing discussion about how he came to be an All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, how he dramatically transformed his health with meditation and becoming a vegetarian, plus all about optimizing your digestion with digestive enzymes and probiotics.

Specifically, you'll hear us discuss:

  • Life-changing events that led him to become interested in bodybuilding and exercise physiology.
  • How he discovered meditation and became a vegetarian bodybuilder.
  • Why natural bodybuilding essentially saved him from his party lifestyle.
  • His experience earning a spot to compete in the Mr. Universe Championships.
  • Whether or not a person can be a bodybuilder and be healthy at the same time.
  • What the journey was like to train as a vegetarian bodybuilder.
  • Why high quality cultured, digestive enzymes and probiotics are a great start for improving your gut health.

 

"We live in a culture that worships athletes and athletes have extremely high levels of fitness relative to their sport, but that doesn't necessarily that they're healthy. Fitness is a component of health, but it's not the total picture. So, as I discovered in the world of bodybuilding, you can be both fit and very unhealthy." - Wade Lightheart

The Ultimate Immune System Optimizer (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YItU4zH6bVc

 

Take Wade's 12 Week Program FREE

Just go to bioptimizer.com/open to take Wade's 12 Week Program for FREE!

In this 12 week program, you’re going to discover how to achieve AWESOME health and double your energy with natural, tested, and scientific strategies.

Here’s just a tiny sample of what you’ll be seeing over the next 12 weeks:

  • How To Get 70 Percent More Energy In 30 Seconds Or Less
  • The Ultimate Key To High Performance, Health And Longevity
  • Mastering Your Mind For Health, Wealth And Happiness
  • How To Turn The Tide Against Uncontrollable Food Cravings
  • How To Select The Most Powerful Supplements For You
  • How To Stay Lean And Trim Without Sacrifice
  • The Simplest And Fastest Way To Detoxification And Great Skin
  • How to Optimize Your Brain For Super Intelligence

 

 

 

About Wade Lightheart

3-Time Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Wade Lightheart, is one of the world's premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 countries. Wade is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.

 

 

 

 Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

 

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 200 - Juggling Your Family's Health Starts With You with Alek Lev and Jeff Meacham

3:00 All about the documentary, The Magic Pill, that focuses on a whole food/Ketogenic based diet.

4:30 Benefits of the Ketogenic diet and the importance of correctly following it.

8:00 Why we love our sponsor, ButcherBox, so much and how it can make eating healthy so much easier and cheaper.

10:00 Introduction to Wade Lightheart

 

11:00 Life-changing events that led him to become interested in bodybuilding and exercise physiology.

16:00 Is there a way to live a healthy lifestyle as a bodybuilder no matter if you're a vegetarian, Keto, or anything else?

17:30 How bodybuilding has turned into a sub drug culture.

19:00 His experience using steroids and drug cycling during for bodybuilding competitions.

21:00 How he discovered meditation and became a vegetarian bodybuilder.

23:30 How bodybuilding essentially saved him from his party lifestyle.

27:00 His experience earning a spot to compete in the Mr. Universe Championships.

28:30 Can you be a bodybuilder and be healthy at the same time?

29:30 Why Rob decided to compete in a bodybuilding competition.

31:00 Lessons in health in the bodybuilding world. 

33:30 What the journey was like to train as a vegetarian bodybuilder.

36:00 How he was introduced to gut health through the use of probiotics and digestive enzymes.

37:20 His experience going raw and following a vegan diet to prepare for one of his competitions and how he actually did better than before.

38:50 Is it natural to take in all of these supplements for a vegan or vegetarian diet?

41:00 How he was able to overcome his partying lifestyle to live a healthier life with mindfulness.

43:30 His philosophy on being a vegetarian and what he suggests other people do when deciding on which diet to follow.

46:00 Why high quality cultured, digestive enzymes and probiotics are a great start for improving your gut health and stopping inflammation from occurring in the body.

50:00 The difference between an enzyme and probiotic.

54:00 How mono-agriculture has greatly altered the food we grow and eat.

56:00 What probiotics are and why they're so important.

1:00:00 How our ancient ancestors consumed healthy bacteria from natural food compared to the unnatural foods we eat now.

1:04:00 How fermented foods help to improve our gut health.

1:06:40 How he ferments coconuts.

1:07:30 The supplements he has developed and why they're so helpful.

1:16:00 Where they can connect with Wade and all about his course on the BiOptimizers website.

1:18:50 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:20:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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May 3, 2018

On this week's TBT Open Sky Fitness Podcast episode, Rob had a great talk with Jay Campbell about testosterone replacement therapy. Jay the best selling author of The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy MANual, a 16 year TRT patient and respected thought leader on Hormonal Optimization.

 

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Jay recently launched TRTRevolution.com and the TRT Revolution Podcast which promise to be the definitive resources for all things Testosterone, Anti-Aging and Life Optimization. Jay along with his mentor Jim Brown consult with aging men and women and soon will be offering a unique line of supplements (Optimized Life Nutrition) essential for living a hormonally balanced life.

Rob and Jay had a deep discussion about why men can experience a loss of the testosterone hormone, what are the symptoms, and how to replace the hormone with therapy. To prepare for this interview, Rob even took a blood work test, a Pre TRT Wellness Panel, to see where his hormones were at and how healthy he is.

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK: THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE AT IN YOUR LIFE

Life can get incredibly busy and not only are we trying to juggle everything going on in our lives, but sometimes other people's lives too. Friends, family members, and co-workers may all need us at one point in their lives to help them out. And it's great to help them out however and whenever you can, but are you paying enough attention to yourself?

This week, try to stop for a moment and take a close look at everything that is going on in your life. Your family, your career, and you goals. Are you spending enough time on what you want to accomplish? Maybe you don't spend enough time on you or if everything becomes too much, you just push everything aside to give yourself space and a moment to breathe.

Pay attention to everything that you have going on in your life and ask yourself if it's too much to handle. Maybe you have too much going on right now or too many goals that you're facing. If something is too much to handle, it's okay to back off and come back to it later when you're ready for it.

Likewise, what are some tips that you can share with all of us when you're juggling too much at once? Send us an email, voicemail, Facebook message, Twitter tweet etc. How do you handle stress and taking on different projects at once?

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WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob

3:30 How can we juggle everything that goes on in our lives?

12:45  Introduction to Jay Campbell.

13:50  Jay's background and why understanding testosterone is important for him.

14:50  Jay's story of being diagnosed with low level testosterone.

17:05  What are hormones and why are they so healthy for us?

20:00  What are the symptoms of low testosterone deficiency?

22:35 How important is it to meet with a doctor who knows about hormonal level deficiencies?

23:30 What is it like to begin testosterone hormone replacement therapy? How do I know if the therapy isn't helping me?

24:45 What about the pill for women? How are the hormones balanced?

26:15  Is it a big decision to go with testosterone hormonal therapy?

27:55  Can the environment that we live in today affect our hormones?

28:30  What are the statistics for males who have a testosterone deficiency?

29:00 Are male body types correlated with testosterone?

31:25  What are the causes of gynecomastia or male breast enlargement? What can happen if there's a very high production of estrogen in the nipples and it goes too far over time? What about during puberty?

36:30  What's the recovery time like to reduce male breast tissue or hard glands?

38:55  What were Rob's results for his Pre TRT Wellness Panel and what does his blood work mean for him?

54:00  What are the risks for going on a Statin medication such as for high cholesterol?

57:45  Would a young male with low testosterone automatically be prescribed to take a medication?

1:01:05  How can a person improve their testosterone balance  and control their insulin with nutrition?

1:10:00 What are some indicators that you may have a low amount of testosterone?

1:11:00 Why do more people need to know about hormonal imbalance and low testosterone for men?

1:12:30  When do men begin to naturally lose testosterone hormones?

1:13:35  How often should men have their testosterone levels tested?

1:14:29 Why cardio is incredibly important during your 40s.

1:17:33  Closing Remarks by Rob

1:21:40  Open Sky Fitness Closing

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Apr 17, 2018

Internationally known Yoga and Ayurvedic Practitioner with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) Degree Program in India, Author of The Yoga of Personal Development: Enlightened Lessons on Peak Performance, Leadership and Living A Life of No Regrets and the forthcoming book, The Yoga-Ayurveda Book of Anti-Aging Secretsand Founder of Visionary Yoga, Mariko Hirakawa joins Rob to discuss what it means to live a lifestyle full of awareness. She's an enlightened individual who has studied Yoga for many, many years and has a great deal of knowledge and advice to share with all of us.

As you listen, you will learn:

  • What Ayurveda is and how can it benefit our wellness.
  • The four traditional wisdom paths and background of Yoga.
  • How practicing Yoga can help us discover where we belong when we feel lost.
  • The questions she gives to people to help create movement in their lives.
  • How we can feel more grounded and balanced via Yoga, meditation, and therapy in a such a fast-paced world.

Devon and Rob also answered several questions from the Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group:

  • How can you add more protein to a vegetarian diet?
  • How do carbs and fiber work together?
  • How do you gain muscle, but not fat if you're skinny fat?

 

 

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Apr 3, 2018

 

Adam and Vanessa Lambert of Bee the Wellness Podcast join Rob in this episode. Together, Adam and Vanessa have the credentials of a Certified Personal Trainer, Catalyst Athletics Certified Weightlifting Coach, and BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach.

For nearly 10 years, they have been helping clients improve their lives by focusing on the fundamentals of strength & conditioning, mindfulness, and nutrition. It is there goal that each and every single client can walk away with the knowledge they need to integrate these pillars into their lives to lead a life full of wellness and become their best selves.

Not only do they offer personal coaching services, but they also lead retreats and adventures from all around the world including California, Peru, Costa Rica, and the African Safari to further help people discover their expanded selves.

In this week's episode, Adam, Vanessa, and Rob talk about:

  • How we've built our own individual foundations of health. 
  • What helped Adam and Vanessa start and get so interested in their own personal development. 
  • How they inspire their clients to get curious about being healthy.
  • The use of meditation, holotropic breathing, plant medicines, and deprivation tanks to help let go of the past and focus on true personal development work.

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Feb 20, 2018

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we had Health Coach of TransformationCoach.Me and Host of the Million Pound Mission Podcast, Adam Schaeuble, talk about his own weight loss journey, his 5-Year plan to creating the life he wanted and now lives every day as well as his best advice for creating a healthy strategy for life via plans like the Amazing Results Formula and the Next Level Goal Developer.

 
Adam is a great reminder that we're never alone in our health journey and it's people like him who will help you get the results you want because they are just so passionate about helping others.
 
One of the biggest factors to getting fit is your environment and Adam also shared a lot of great insight on how to help your family and loved ones start focusing on their health as well. 
 
Before we got into the interview with Adam, Devon and I also took some time to discuss a question that came up in the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group: What natural foods can you have if you have low blood sugar?
Feb 13, 2018

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This week, Devon and I are talking about cell phones as well as other forms of technology such as microwaves and how they can affect our health. Since the use of cell phones and other electronic devices are still relevantly new, there isn’t a lot of concrete information out there, but there have been studies with results that both favor and warn against the use of cell phones.
 
In these studies that we looked at, none were conducted on children; only adults. However, it’s believed that children are the most susceptible to the harmful effects of radiation from cell phone and wifi use.
 
In this episode, you’ll discover:
  • How cell phone use can affect our health.
  • Why California and other states are issuing warnings about cell phone use and presenting new bills.
  • How cell phones and non-ionizing electromagnetic waves work and can affect the body.
  • How long it might take to see clear side effects.
  • How cell phones might cause changes in our DNA with long-term use.
  • How much limitation should children have with cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices.
  • How to reduce the radiation exposure from cell phone use and what to know when using your cell phone.
  • Why you don’t want to use protects that promise to protect you from radiation like a radiation shield cell phone case and the negative consequences.
  • Signs that you might be addicted to your phone.
Feb 8, 2018

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Now that it’s the new year, we’re all coming out fresh with goals and ideas for ourselves and how we’re going to make this year great. We feel like we have it all.

But once we hit mid January, our fiery will and inspiration has been lost. Why is that so? How can we be so excited about a goal or idea and then it’s gone from our minds?

Health and wellness is a journey that can’t be completed in 2 weeks. There is no end and we have to constantly work towards bettering ourselves.

As you listen to this podcast, Rob shares his own struggles with finding himself on his health journey and he’s not done yet either. Discovering good nutrition and creating habits to exercise through out the week takes time and motivation.

We can’t give up on our health goals so easily. We need to discover our inner confidence if we want long-term results.

Feb 6, 2018

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On this episode of the Open Sky Fit Podcast, we had Speaker, Author, and Naturopath, Dr. Todd Nelson, discuss how to heal inflammation, chronic pain, and why anyone experiencing health problems should come to a doctor practicing natural medicine first rather than go straight to their pre-approved by insurance company list of physicians.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Dr. Nelson decides what a patient needs and how he goes about coaching them.
  • His advice for healing from inflammation and chronic pain.
  • Why it's best to have a coach when you're trying to recover your health.
  • The proper use of cannabis to treat chronic pain.
  • How to holistically got relief from chronic seasonal allergies.
  • DOMS and how to naturally ease muscle soreness and speed up recovery time.
  • Natural ways to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  • Suggestions for those with thyroid problems or CRPS - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Jan 9, 2018

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This week on the Open Sky Fitness, the CEO and Founder of Bulletproof Dave Asprey, joined us to talk about his own personal health history, how to hack your home and life for better health, his take on coconut oil, and so much more great insights on how to bulletproof our wellness.

Not only is Dave leading the way for Bulletproof Coffee, he is also a Biohacker, Host of the Bulletproof Radio Podcast, Best-Selling Author of The Bulletproof Diet and Headstrong, Organizer of the Bulletproof Conference, and also the Founder of many other service organizations, products, and productions.

Dave has just such a wealth of information and I can’t wait to share it with you all. We had a great discussion about how sneaky factors like junky blue or LED lights and toxic mold in your home can be a factor to why you might feel ill, not have a ton of energy, and are experiencing other factors such as brain fog.

As you listen to this week’s episode, Dave shares:

  • Why half of us under 40 aren’t making enough energy to sustain us throughout the day.
  • How mold and fungus can weaken our minds and bodies.
  • Why healthy bacteria and mitochondria is vital for our wellness.
  • How technology can lead to brain fog and make us restless.
  • What we can do to prevent disease and early aging.
  • Why being healthy doesn’t have to be expensive and easy hacks we can use every day.
Jan 4, 2018

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We’ll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we’ve done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won’t just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there’s so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we’ll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics.

Jan 2, 2018

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On this week's episode, Devon and I are discussing how friendships shape our lives and can either help or hurt our health because after all, we're a product of our social circle. Our past friends have helped create who we are today and our current friends will help develop us into the person that we will become tomorrow.

The best way to become the person you aim to be is to change your environment including the people that you spend the most time with. That doesn't mean you have to stop being friends with someone close to you, but you might want to re-evaluate that friendship and see if that person is either helping you or preventing you from reaching your goals.

In this episode, we'll go over:

  • The benefits of having friends
  • How friends impact your mental and physical health
  • Where to find new people to spend time with
  • How to cultivate a friendship with someone new
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