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Open Sky Fitness Podcast

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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Dec 11, 2018

Every day you're just stacking another penny. If you're not doing something every single day to contribute to that pile, then the pile is going down.- Chris DiVecchio on the importance of being consistent with a healthy lifestyle.

 

Author of The 5x2 Method, Founder & Trainer of Premier Mind & Body, Chris DiVecchio joined us for a very special podcast episode. In fact, I don't think I've ever had a guest quite like him. You see, Chris helped a client, Walter Fisher, win $1 million in a bet to lower his body fat composition. It was quite the challenge, but Chris helped Walter make it happen!

 

Click here for the entire show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

Not only will you hear all about that story from Chris, but we also covered the following topics including answer a question from the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook:

  • How do you brace when powerlifting? What part does breath play in weightlifting?
  • What is the difference between glute activation and core bracing?
  • How decreasing body fat composition is different than just losing weight.
  • Why the scale is not the only way to measure your body's health.
  • How creating a false sense of high stakes can actually help you stay motivated with your goals.
  • About Chris' book, The 5x2 Method, and how it'll help you create greater self-awareness and be present each day in your wellness journey.
  • Examples of how to get in touch with your 5 senses every day for greater self-awareness and happiness.
  • How to begin living for the future.
  • How great things can happen when you begin focusing on yourself and being more open to new opportunities.

 

The 5x2 Method:

Revealing the Power of Your Senses

Get your own copy of The 5x2 Method: Revealing the Power of Your Senses by Chris DiVecchio

The 5x2 Method: Revealing the Power of Your Senses by Chris DiVecchioDid you know you use at least one of your five senses every moment of the day, even when you are asleep? Each sense has its own special power, but it is when they are used in combination that we create those unforgettable experiences.

We all have a set of daily habits that tend to dull our senses and encourage us to lead a pretty basic life of existence. We often find ourselves in the vicious cycle of wake up, repeat and go to sleep. I developed the 5x2 method to help wake those senses back up and create a whole new way of thinking, acting, being, and doing so you can start living the life of happiness you deserve!

 

As we know, the five senses are controlled by five organs:

  • Touch
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Sight
  • Smell

 

About Chris DiVecchio

Chris DiVecchioChris DiVecchio, Founder & Trainer of Premier Mind & Body, brings a wealth of self-development transformation mixed with a very practical technique to his fitness training. Coming from a bodybuilding background and a D1 collegiate hockey career, Chris realized that he wanted to teach his simple techniques and strategies to help others achieve both physical and mental acuity.

As a fitness trainer and lifestyle specialist, Chris has a knack for inspiring accountability and achieving results quickly. With each client, Chris develops a unique and effective nutrition and personal training strategy. His vast knowledge of great recipes and food combinations allow him to create a diet that not only tastes great but will also be easy to maintain. Chris has developed innovative fitness concepts and practices for all types of clients who are all working through very different life experiences, and he is excited to talk with you about your goals.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

 

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. What you're struggling with
    2. What you believe is standing in your way
    3. What your obstacles are
    4. What you want to achieve
    5. Your expectations and how you think Devon and I can help you

 

 

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 230 - 8 Holiday Mistakes You Must Avoid

1:40 About our guest today, Chris DiVecchio

2:00 Be on the show and let us coach you for an hour! Find out how.

6:00 A question from our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook -How do you brace when powerlifting?

10:00 The power and importance of breath - what to expect from an upcoming guest, Belisa Vranich

14:00 Why powerlifters have a big belly for the use of breathing while lifting heavy weights.

14:40 Glute activation - the importance of activating your glutes while lifting and why glute activation and core bracing is not the same.

17:15 Introduction to Chris DiVecchio and his background story

17:40 How he helped a client, Walter Fisher, win a $1 million.

23:00 How he met Walter and began to start training him for his goal.

26:00 How decreasing body fat composition is different than just losing weight.

31:00 Walter's past athletic history and how that came into play for training with Chris.

33:00 What people can accomplish in just a couple of months with losing weight and getting in shape.

35:00 Why the scale is not the only way to measure your body's health.

36:00 How creating a false sense of high stakes can actually help you stay motivated with your goals.

40:30 His own motivation for focusing on getting in shape and building muscle.

42:30 How he got into various careers in bodybuilding, modeling, acting, and then personal training.

47:00 Steps you'd take to start working with Chris and the type of insight he wants to find out about new clients to create a good, professional relationship.

48:00 The approach Chris follows to work with and help people reach their health and wellness goals.

50:50 About his book, The 5x2 Method, and how it'll help you create greater self-awareness and be present each day in your wellness journey.

1:00:40 Examples of how to get in touch with your 5 senses every day for greater self-awareness and happiness.

1:09:00 How to begin living for the future.

1:11:00 Mastering The Art of Adjustment - Getting comfortable with little adjustments to living healthier today.

1:16:00 How great things can happen when you begin focusing on yourself and being more open to new opportunities.

1:18:00 How to find and stay in touch with Chris DiVecchio.

1:20:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:21:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:21:05 Learn how to can be on the podcast and work with Devon and me in a coaching session.

1:23:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 231 - How to Decrease Your Body Fat Composition with Chris DiVecchio! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Dec 4, 2018

The holidays are a busy time for everyone and sometimes we forgot to make sure we set it up and plan vacations, family get-togethers, and parties in such a way that we actually enjoy ourselves too. So, this week, Devon and I are sharing our top 8 holiday mistakes that people make, how to avoid them, and how to make sure you have an amazing holiday season for yourself.

 

Click here for the entire show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

We'll dive deep into each mistake as we go through our list:

  1. Creating unrealistic expectations for the holidays
  2. Operating on someone else's agenda
  3. Running yourself ragged
  4. Leaving your daily habits behind
  5. Not scheduling a time to eat
  6. Focusing on what you cannot eat rather than what you can eat
  7. Not setting boundaries with work before you leave for vacation
  8. Allowing their vacation to end with a fizzle

 

8 HOLIDAY MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID ep 230 OPEN SKY FITNESS PODCAST ROB DIONNE DEVON DIONNE

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

 

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. What you're struggling with
    2. What you believe is standing in your way
    3. What your obstacles are
    4. What you want to achieve
    5. Your expectations and how you think Devon and I can help you

 

8 HOLIDAY MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID ep 230 OPEN SKY FITNESS PODCAST ROB DIONNE 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: OSF 229 - How to Maximize Your Time At The Gym with Maarten Van Nus

1:35 The 8 mistakes to avoid during the holidays that sabotage your health.

2:00 Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

7:30 1st Mistake - Creating unrealistic expectations for the holidays

10:30 2nd Mistake - Operating on someone else's agenda

15:40 3rd Mistake - Running yourself ragged

22:20 4th Mistake - Leaving your daily habits behind

25:55 5th Mistake - Not scheduling time to eat

29:25 6th Mistake - Focusing on what you cannot eat rather than what you can eat

34:20 7th Mistake - Not setting boundaries with work before you leave for vacation

38:00 8th Mistake - Allowing their vacation to end with a fizzle

41:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

41:10 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

45:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 230 - 8 Holiday Mistakes You Must Avoid! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 29, 2018

Are you truly creating the environment that will allow you to become the best version of yourself? A lot of us feel so overwhelmed thinking we have to do so much to live a healthier lifestyle when really it's not that difficult. 

Find out how to get more out of life by doing less in this #TBT episode repeat from my interview with Adam Schaeuble that we released the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We know the holidays are super busy for everyone so we wanted to make sure you had the chance to have this episode in your download feed and listen to it because Adam and I both thought that interview was so awesome.

Click here to see the original show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

People want to lose weight but they also want happiness and joy in their lives. That just doesn't come from the gym and eating healthy. Eating better and exercising can add to it but there's a whole entire lifestyle that you need to really facilitate and nurture. - Rob Dionne

 

Hey guys! I recently had an awesome interview as a guest on Adam Schaeuble's new podcast, Casting The Pod. Adam's name might sound familiar to you and he was actually a past Open Sky Fitness Guest in episode 189 - Creating Your Own Lifestyle Rehabilitation Statement And Plan

 

 

Adam also hosts The Million Pound Mission Podcast. His new podcast, Casting The Pod shares the stories of podcasters and their experiences building, promoting, and growing a podcast show. It is also a 100% real and authentic representation of his own podcasting journey. All of his growth strategies (good and bad) will be revealed and all of the download and monetization numbers will be shared. His goal is to deliver a weekly dose of POD-tastic info that will help podcasters get their message out there!

I had such an awesome time sharing my podcasting story with Adam that I wanted to share it on Open Sky Fitness with all of you as well. Not only did we talk about the origin, current status, and future of Open Sky Fitness but we also dove into what's going on in my personal life as a new father. Hence, this episode will also be about making lifestyle changes and how we can make that happen.

 

As you tune in, we'll talk about:

  • Rob's advice for preparing for an interview and how to make the show light and entertaining.
  • How to rebound from a tough interview and make any podcast episode awesome.
  • Why being comfortable talking to people is so key to becoming a podcaster and it's okay if that's not you because you can focus on other things like writing, Instagram, YouTube etc.
  • Why you're not just interviewing people but you're also building relationships with people.
  • How Rob's life has changed since the birth of his daughter, Charlie Skye.
  • The benefits of meeting with a therapist and what he learned from his sessions.
  • The moment Rob realized he had to take a step back in order to give himself and his family more attention and care.
  • How Rob strives to practice what he preaches and really wants to work with people from a genuine place.
  • How to build an environment in which you can thrive.

 

 

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: BJ Gaddour: Has The Fitness Industry Let Us Down? - Ep. 227

1:40 About today's special podcast episode with Adam Schaeuble on his show, Casting The Pod

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

3:45 How we're restructuring our own lives to be more impactful and mindful with Open Sky Fitness.

5:40 Work with Devon and I through one-on-one coaching.

6:20 It's okay if change is scary; it's totally normal for everyone.

9:00 Introduction to our podcast share with Adam Schaeuble this week on Casting The Pod

15:00 The moment leading up to him starting a podcast and why he chose it over YouTube.

16:00 What the start of Open Sky Fitness was like in the beginning.

19:00 Rob's advice for preparing for an interview and how to make the show light and entertaining.

20:00 How he structures the episodes and switching between creating his own content and interviewing people.

23:30 Rob's process for researching and preparing to interview a guest.

32:30 Why it's totally okay to ask for them to send you a book to help you with your research for the interview.

34:30 How to rebound from a tough interview and make any podcast episode awesome.

38:00 How to go with the flow during an interview and how to know it's time to ask your next question.

43:00 What makes a great story in an interviewee and why solely information just isn't enough.

45:50 Why being comfortable talking to people is so key to becoming a podcaster and it's okay if that's not you because you can focus on other things like writing, Instagram, YouTube etc.

47:00 Some of Rob's best stories as a podcaster.

58:00 How Rob's life has changed since the birth of his daughter, Charlie Skye.

1:00:00 The benefits of meeting with a therapist and what he learned from his sessions.

1:03:00 The moment Rob realized he had to take a step back in order to give himself and his family more attention and care.

1:06:00 How Rob strives to practice what he preaches and really wants to work with people from a genuine place.

1:08:30 How to build an environment in which you can thrive.

1:13:00 Rob's dream day plan for the future.

1:29:00 Rob's advice and a story to go with it: Just get started.

1:38:00 Does the length of the interview matter?

1:41:00 Why you're not just interviewing people but you're also building relationships with people.

1:48:00 Unwritten rules of social media and sharing online.

1:52:40 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:12:10 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.

1:57:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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.

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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 228 - How To Get More Out Of Life By Doing Less With Adam Schaeuble! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 20, 2018

People want to lose weight but they also want happiness and joy in their lives. That just doesn't come from the gym and eating healthy. Eating better and exercising can add to it but there's a whole entire lifestyle that you need to really facilitate and nurture. - Rob Dionne

 

Hey guys! I recently had an awesome interview as a guest on Adam Schaeuble's new podcast, Casting The Pod. Adam's name might sound familiar to you and he was actually a past Open Sky Fitness Guest in episode 189 - Creating Your Own Lifestyle Rehabilitation Statement And Plan

 

Click here for the entire show notes

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

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Adam also hosts The Million Pound Mission Podcast. His new podcast, Casting The Pod shares the stories of podcasters and their experiences building, promoting, and growing a podcast show. It is also a 100% real and authentic representation of his own podcasting journey. All of his growth strategies (good and bad) will be revealed and all of the download and monetization numbers will be shared. His goal is to deliver a weekly dose of POD-tastic info that will help podcasters get their message out there!

I had such an awesome time sharing my podcasting story with Adam that I wanted to share it on Open Sky Fitness with all of you as well. Not only did we talk about the origin, current status, and future of Open Sky Fitness but we also dove into what's going on in my personal life as a new father. Hence, this episode will also be about making lifestyle changes and how we can make that happen.

 

As you tune in, we'll talk about:

  • Rob's advice for preparing for an interview and how to make the show light and entertaining.
  • How to rebound from a tough interview and make any podcast episode awesome.
  • Why being comfortable talking to people is so key to becoming a podcaster and it's okay if that's not you because you can focus on other things like writing, Instagram, YouTube etc.
  • Why you're not just interviewing people but you're also building relationships with people.
  • How Rob's life has changed since the birth of his daughter, Charlie Skye.
  • The benefits of meeting with a therapist and what he learned from his sessions.
  • The moment Rob realized he had to take a step back in order to give himself and his family more attention and care.
  • How Rob strives to practice what he preaches and really wants to work with people from a genuine place.
  • How to build an environment in which you can thrive.

 

 

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: BJ Gaddour: Has The Fitness Industry Let Us Down? - Ep. 227

1:40 About today's special podcast episode with Adam Schaeuble on his show, Casting The Pod

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

3:45 How we're restructuring our own lives to be more impactful and mindful with Open Sky Fitness.

5:40 Work with Devon and I through one-on-one coaching.

6:20 It's okay if change is scary; it's totally normal for everyone.

9:00 Introduction to our podcast share with Adam Schaeuble this week on Casting The Pod

15:00 The moment leading up to him starting a podcast and why he chose it over YouTube.

16:00 What the start of Open Sky Fitness was like in the beginning.

19:00 Rob's advice for preparing for an interview and how to make the show light and entertaining.

20:00 How he structures the episodes and switching between creating his own content and interviewing people.

23:30 Rob's process for researching and preparing to interview a guest.

32:30 Why it's totally okay to ask for them to send you a book to help you with your research for the interview.

34:30 How to rebound from a tough interview and make any podcast episode awesome.

38:00 How to go with the flow during an interview and how to know it's time to ask your next question.

43:00 What makes a great story in an interviewee and why solely information just isn't enough.

45:50 Why being comfortable talking to people is so key to becoming a podcaster and it's okay if that's not you because you can focus on other things like writing, Instagram, YouTube etc.

47:00 Some of Rob's best stories as a podcaster.

58:00 How Rob's life has changed since the birth of his daughter, Charlie Skye.

1:00:00 The benefits of meeting with a therapist and what he learned from his sessions.

1:03:00 The moment Rob realized he had to take a step back in order to give himself and his family more attention and care.

1:06:00 How Rob strives to practice what he preaches and really wants to work with people from a genuine place.

1:08:30 How to build an environment in which you can thrive.

1:13:00 Rob's dream day plan for the future.

1:29:00 Rob's advice and a story to go with it: Just get started.

1:38:00 Does the length of the interview matter?

1:41:00 Why you're not just interviewing people but you're also building relationships with people.

1:48:00 Unwritten rules of social media and sharing online.

1:52:40 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:12:10 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.

1:57:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 228 - How To Get More Out Of Life By Doing Less With Adam Schaeuble! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 8, 2018
How can MSM powder improve your health without the risk of side effects? What are the top benefits of MSM powder? Should you be taking it?
 
In this #TBT podcast episode, Devon and I are discussing what MSM powder is, what the full benefits of it are, and where else you can find the same nutrients and benefits such as in vegetables.

Click here to see the original show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Nov 6, 2018

A ton of awesome questions from members of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook were submitted to us recently so today we're taking the time to answer them for you. If you ever have a question or need help with something, you can always ask in the Facebook group and either we or someone in the group can help you out.

 

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

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

Questions we'll be going over include:

  • Muscle rubs, creams, balms, and oil (cold, hot, herbal, Hanako, arnica, CBD/cannabis etc.) - How do they work? Are they actually good for the muscles? What are their benefits?
  • How can I get over my fear of reinjury or injuring someone else during a workout, practice, or sporting event?
  • What's Rob's favorite version of a classic exercise?
  • Can CrossFit can be utilized in a normal strength training program?
  • Are Nitric oxide boosters and pre-workout powders beneficial for strength and cardio training?
  • What foods should we eat after a hard workout and how long should we wait to eat them?

 

 

 

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 225 - The Alzheimer's Solution: How to Prevent It With Nutrition with Ralph Sanchez

1:50 Join the conversation in our online Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

4:00 The benefits of reaching out for help from someone like a business coach or personal coach to help make decisions and get unstuck.

6:30 Our one-on-one coaching services that are currently available to help you with your wellness journey.

8:30 Why you have to take care of your health first before helping other people.

10:20 First Question: Muscle rubs - Are they actually good for the muscles? What are their benefits?  How do they work?

30:00 Second Question: How can I get over my fear of reinjury or injuring someone else during a workout, practice, or sporting event?

38:00 Rob's favorite variations of classic exercises.

46:20 Can CrossFit can be utilized in a normal strength training program?

55:35  Are Nitric oxide boosters and pre-workout powders beneficial for strength and cardio training?

59:30 How to stay energized during a workout besides pre-workout powders and supplements.

1:00:00 Pros and cons of pre-workout supplements.

1:06:00 Protein shakes vs. food after a workout?

1:10:00 How to see if the protein shake or food is giving you the better result.

1:11:40 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:12:10 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.

1:13:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 226 - Pre & Post Workout Supplements, Reinjury Fears, CrossFit Training, Muscle Relief Aids! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 1, 2018

Primal Potential Podcast host, Elizabeth Benton shares her top weight loss strategies this week!

Click here to see the original show notes

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

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

In this week's TBT, Elizabeth Benton, from Primal Potential Podcast, shares her best “weight loss strategies” on how to stay motivated, not make excuses, and how to build a routine. Since she was seven, Elizabeth has been obsessed with fat loss and yet she grew to become a 350 pound adult. As an obese woman, she worked in the health care industry developing anti-obesity programs, as well as in the dietary supplement world. Despite all the information she gathered, it didn’t help her to lose the weight. She knew she had to switch her plan of action and went back to the basics, breaking all the dieting rules. With this new lifestyle she lost over 150 pounds.

Oct 25, 2018

Leave a review by going to reviewourpodcast.com

All show notes can be found at http://openskyfitness.com/how-to-lose-30-pounds-in-3-weeks-with-sean-hyson-ep-65/

Oct 16, 2018

When we follow our gut, it's the brain of our instincts. If we follow our gut instinct, it's only going to help us bring purpose into our lives." - Lisa Thomas

 

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

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

This week, we have a really special guest! In fact, we're talking about something that doesn't normally come up on the show. As you tune in, Transformational Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas, shares how she discovered she had spiritual gifts and what she's doing to help people release inherited thoughts and emotions that have been past down in their families for generations.

More specifically, she's sharing how she helps people see a different way of looking at themselves, their health, and their lifestyle.  She also teaches us how we can embrace our abilities and skills in order to share them with the rest of the world.

As you listen to our conversation, you'll learn all about: 

  • Roadblocks that people often run into around self-sabotage and procrastination in both their personal and professional lives.
  • Differences between therapy and energy healing plus how they work together.
  • How energy healing helps people let go of addiction.
  • Why we self-sabotage ourselves. How shame can manifest into self-sabotage.
  • Why we're addicted to feeling overwhelmed and thrive on being worried about something.
  • What steps we can take to be more present in our lives, health, and the world around us.

 

Lisa's Free Gift to You:
2 Full-Length Healing Meditations

Receive your FREE gift from Lisa here

Tap into your power. Release what holds you back from living fully present. Healing Meditations help you remove blocks and access energy to create the life you desire.

 

LISA THOMAS ENERGY HEALING EXPERT- TAMING THE SUGAR TIGER

Taming The Sugar Tiger

In this Healing Meditation with Energy Expert, Lisa Thomas, you will discover new ways to release what is holding you back and keeping you attached to unhealthy behaviors around food — namely sugar.

 

 

 

LISA THOMAS ENERGY HEALING EXPERT HEALING MEDITATION RELEASING THE WEIGHT THAT DOESN'T SERVE YOUReleasing The Weight That Doesn’t Serve You

Extra weight wears on you emotionally, as well as physically. Release the “burden energy” and the weight will follow.

This 73-minute Healing Meditation recording goes even deeper with a BONUS Hypnosis Session.

In addition to the Healing Meditations, you will also receive powerful Affirmations to help you get the most out of the mediations.

 

About Lisa Thomas

LISA THOMAS ENERGY HEALERTransformational Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas, has the privilege of working with talented people from all walks of life. She empowers individuals to reach their full potential, by removing inherited emotional blocks, such as fear of success, fear of failure, anxiety, procrastination, excess weight, fear of public speaking, false money beliefs, relationship drama and business stagnation.

Everyone deserves to be seen, heard and known for who they are. Lisa’s expertise in removing negative energy and inherited patterns empower people to get their gifts, talents, and ideas into the world, more confidently and in alignment with their Soul’s purpose.

Lisa is dedicated to breaking cycles of struggle and negative patterns, drawing on her lifelong access to Source energy and an intense study of various holistic healing methods. You don’t have to live with those roadblocks any longer.

You don’t have to live a life that is less-than. Let Lisa help you clear the path. It is time for you to have the support you need. It is time for you to let go of what is tying you down so that you can be free to live a life you love.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:20 About today's podcast episode with Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas.

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 222 - What Fish Should You Avoid At The Supermarket?

4:00 Why we're taking a pause from the Sky Fit Challenge

8:00 The benefits of shifting and looking at what's the most important thing in your life right now.

10:00 Find out where your life is out of alignment with the Wheel of Wellness episode 151

11:00 What we'll be focusing on during this break from the SFC to help revamp our community.

13:50 Introduction to Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas

14:30 How they met via the New Media Summit.

15:40 Lisa's backstory of having a science-based career, what it means to become an Energy Healer, and how she chose to be present with her spiritual gifts.

16:30 Her spiritual gifts of being both clairaudient and clairvoyant and having the ability to see people who have passed away.

18:00 Why she wanted her spiritual gifts to go away but eventually turned towards using them to help other people change their lifestyles by changing their energy.

20:30 The great amount of inherited anxiety is part of her family's bloodline and how working with an Energy Healer led her to want to become one herself.

22:00 The difference it made for her to become certified by The Emotion Code compared to other certifications she already had.

23:00 How her Emotion Code Certification and gifts have allowed her to help people release themselves from inherited patterns.

23:40 Constellation healing that Devon uses and whether it's similar to what Lisa does.

26:00 Rob and Devon's experience working with psychotherapists and how it's been beneficial to them but also takes some time to actually heal.

27:40 How she works in conjunction with therapists to sort through all the information, feelings, and ongoing emotions.

28:15 The difference between therapy and what she does as an Energy Healer

30:00 The pattern of turning inwards on yourself and how to work through it in both energy healing and therapy.

34:40 How she helps people let go of their sugar addiction.

37:20 What came up with one client with the word, "compelled." Why do we feel compelled to act a certain way?

40:00 Why do we self-sabotage ourselves? Why is "shame the most inherited emotion?"

41:00 How shame manifests into self-sabotage.

42:40 How we get addicted to feeling overwhelmed and thrive in worry and anxiety to feel normal.

44:00 Patterns of feeling really uncomfortable with yourself to lead to thriving in overwhelm.

46:00 What steps we can do to be more present in ourselves and what's happening in our lives.

47:50 What happens to women when we take on the role of being people pleasers and carrying the burdens of others.

49:50 Gifts from Lisa to help with healing through meditation.

51:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:22:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 223 - How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Health with Lisa Thomas! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Oct 4, 2018

Health is not only about fitness and nutrition, it’s also about balancing all of the other aspects of your life. – Devon Dionne

On this week’s #TBT episode, Devon and I are sharing one of the best tools to help you take the first step to owning your wellness: The Wheel of Wellness. Health and wellness is more than just eating healthy every day and hitting the gym a couple of times a week. It can be about mindfulness, relationships, self-purpose and more.

To help you get a better understanding of your health and wellness, we’ve broken it down into 12 different categories.

The 12 Sections for the Wheel of Wellness:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Physical Fitness and Activity
  3. Health
  4. Relationships
  5. Career
  6. Finances
  7. Spirituality
  8. Creativity, Fun, and Recreation
  9. Self-Love
  10. Personal Growth and Education
  11. Environment and Nature
  12. Self-Purpose and Service to the Community



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Oct 2, 2018

If we focus on whole foods, hands down; we're going to up the nutrients that we're bringing in to the point where we probably don't have to supplement in nor count calories and will start losing weight immediately. Eating a whole food diet is almost a 180-degree switch. - Rob Dionne 


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10 Vital Habits To

Build Muscle Mass & Lose Body Fat

 

"If you've got a grateful mindset, I think you'll be able to weather the peaks and valleys a lot better." - Jason Leenaarts

 

I'm really excited for you to hear this episode because we're doing something unique this time! This week, fellow personal trainer, Author of The Revolution Is You!, Owner of RevFit Therapy and host of the Revolutionary You! Podcast, Jason Leenaarts, joined me and we shared our own top 10 vital habits for building muscle mass and losing body fat. It was a super fun conversation to bounce off ideas about health, fitness, and nutrition plus share our experiences as personal trainers and podcast hosts.

 

Jason's Top 10 Vital Habits

 

"A lot of people think that if they're going to lose weight, then they have to start running but they don't. All they have to do is just start moving more than compared to what they normally do and find out how to make that effort progress." - Jason Leenaarts

 

From good habits (#10) to the most important (#1), here is Jason's list:

10. Have the right supplements for the right goal.

9. Go for half the starches, twice the veggies.

8. Get the steps in each day

7. Plan predictable, controlled meals that require little to no brainpower.

6. Practice gratitude regularly.

5. Strength train 2-3 times a week.

4. Track your progress with data: workouts, weight, body measurements etc.

3. Get more consistent with your new habits.

2. Manage your sleep.

1. Eat for the goal.

 

Rob's Top 10 Vital Habits

 

Beginning with good habits (#1)) to the most important (#1), here is Rob's list:

10. Water - Drink 80-100 oz of water a day.

9. Eat 2-3 servings of veggies a day.

8. Eat all whole foods.

7. Batch cook, meal prep, eat same food daily, weekly, monthly.

6. Minimize or completely eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet.

5. Schedule everything that's going on in your life.

4. Get into the habit of outsourcing tasks you're not great at or ones that take up too much time.

3. Recovery - you have to get in the habit of resting.

2. Move for at least 20 minutes a day.

1. Lift heavy things consistently.

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About today's episode with Revolutionary You Podcast Host, Jason Leenaarts on the 10 Vital Habits for Building Muscle Mass and Losing Body Fat

2:50 Check out our upcoming Facebook Live event in the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on How to Kickstart Your Metabolism on Thursday, October 4

3:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 220 - Cortisol: 10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress

5:40 Get in on the 50% off Sky Fit Challenge discount until October 7

7:50 Introduction to Jason Leenaarts

11:10 How Jason got into personal training for a career.

14:00 Why he began his podcast, Revolutionary You! and what it's all about.

15:00 How Rob got into being a personal trainer once he moved to Los Angeles.

17:45 Why Rob, like Jason, also wasn't interested in creating a podcast solely for personal trainers.

20:00 The immense amount of podcasts that are out there that you can listen to for free.

22:30 Our individual lists for our top 10 habits to lose weight and gain muscle.

23:00 Number 10

27:30 Number 9

32:20 Number 8

35:40 Number 7

41:40 Number 6

48:20 Number 5

51:30 Number 4

56:40 Number 3

1:00:40 Number 2

1:03:50 Number 1

1:19:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:21:10Turn your health around with an awesome community in our Sky Fit Challenge

1:22:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

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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!

 

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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 221 - 10 Vital Habits for Building Muscle Mass and Losing Body Fat with Jason Leenaarts! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 25, 2018

No matter how much you exercise or nutrients you eat, if you do not manage your stress levels, you really can't be healthy overall. We always want to look at the external world of what can we do about our health rather than look at our wellness internally. Being healthy isn't just about being at a certain weight but also about feeling happy and knowing how to manage our stress. If you don't know how, then you're going to sabotage your weight loss and health goals." - Devon Dionne

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we're discussing an important topic: stress. In our talk, Devon and I will go over what it is, external vs. internal stress, how it affects our bodies, and how to reduce and manage it.

Why is understanding stress so important? A lot of people don't actually focus on this aspect of their health when they should because being stressed is actually a big problem for your health.

Very often stress is actually all based on your own perception and control over a situation. There are both internal and external factors that can affect it.

 

Health Problems Brought On By Stress

 

"Stress increases more stress in so many ways." -Devon Dionne

 

There are numerous problems that are brought on our minds and bodies because of stress including:

  • Weight gain
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Gut health issues
  • Slow metabolism
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety

 

 

10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress

 

"The more you can focus on the positive and less on the negative, the better you'll feel. It's really not that complicated." - Rob Dionne

 

Here are ten effective ways to both manage and reduce your stress. Don't worry over trying to do all ten at once. Instead, we suggest you focus on doing two of them this week as a way to begin helping your stress levels.

  1. Sleep more and use less blue light in daily life
  2. Eat healthy, nutritious foods while reducing gluten, caffeine, and sugar
  3. Exercise - balance the amount while still challenging yourself
  4. Meditation - Breathwork or an activity like yoga
  5. Spend time with friends and loved ones
  6. Make time for yourself to do things that you love to do
  7. Visit with a therapist to talk about what's going on in your life
  8. Shift your perception of what's happening around you
  9. Keep a gratitude journal to write in every day, week, or on a regular basis
  10. Plan efficiently, prioritize, and avoid situations or people that cause you to stress out like news on TV or being on social media

 

Free Gratitude Journal Download

To help you begin focusing on healing from stressful thinking or anxious thoughts, we've put together this Free Gratitude Journal that you can download here:

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About today's episode - stress and how to manage it

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression With Anthony Treas

2:20 Tune into our past #TBT episode with Tony Horton

3:00 Sign up now and get 50% off on our next Sky Fit Challenge

4:00 What is cortisol? What is stress?

7:00 External Stress vs. Internal Stress and the health problems they cause.

11:50 How stress directly relates to our weight, reproductive system, mood, and alertness.

14:00 Adrenaline vs. cortisol hormones.

15:30 How our body creates it's own sugar and glucose to store it as fat.

18:30 The hormones, leptin and insulin, and their relationship with our stress and fat cells we produce.

21:00 Health problems caused by chronic stress.

22:30 10 Ways to manage and reduce both your stress and cortisol levels.

46:00 Get started reducing your stress with our free Gratitude journal you can download.

49:00 Continue the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

51:00 The positive impact of being more structured and organized can have on your life.

 52:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

53:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

54:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

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 220 - 10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 20, 2018

On this week’s #TBT episode of Open Sky Fitness, award-winning journalist,  certified strength and conditioning specialist, and author, Lou Schuler, spoke to Rob about his career and life experiences about getting fit and staying fit for life. Lou has had a career in the fitness journey for more than 20 years and has witnessed major changes and trends in the world of health.

Plus we answered some questions from the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group including: Should you do cardio before or after lifting?

 

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

 

 

Click here to see the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Transition and Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Tune into our upcoming Facebook Live on A Tutorial On How To Kick Out Your Sugar Addiction in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Sep 18, 2018

"The S.T.R.O.N.G. Method focuses on the brain. You have to understand that when you're trying to make any kind of change in your life, your brain is going to fight you because it only wants to work hard enough in order to keep you alive. So, if you're trying to make changes in your brain, you have to understand how you're going to be able to continue to make new neural pathways when your brain is trying to get you to stick to your old habits." - Anthony Treas

 

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We have a very eye-opening interview today with Iraq War Veteran, Anthony Treas, who is on a mission to radically change men's mental health and the stigma of mental health. He is also the creator of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method which is a proven method to help men eliminate anxiety to regain control over their health and mental wellbeing to become strong men.

I was able to meet Anthony at a conference and while talking to him, he shared his experience with PTSD, anxiety, and starting over after being in the military and his relationship with his wife ended. Not only did he create a strategy and found a way to pick up and carry on living his life but now he's also helping people who have experienced similar or even different difficult situations and hardships.

At some point in our lives we either have, are, or will experience hard moments so hopefully, this episode will help you overcome obstacles within your own life.

As you listen, Anthony will share:

  • What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for and what to expect from his coaching program.
  • How he was able to redefine his mission and purpose after serving in Iraq.
  • How you can begin to heal your mind and body from anxiety and depression.
  • The impact of going on and off medicine can have on a person's mind and body.
  • How he identified his negative thought patterns and began creating new habits to steer clear of them.

 

 

What is Men's Health Coaching?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wk53yDBcG0

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 Join us for our Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

2:30 About today's episode with Anthony Treas

4:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 218 -Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You?

4:45 Rob's story of helping his neighbor get into shape for his wedding and how he ended up doing better than most of Rob's regular clients.

8:30 The advice that Rob gave to his neighbor to do on his own as far as exercise and nutrition.

9:30 Secrets of the Sky Fit Challenge - What 4 steps you need to take to lose weight now.

11:35 Everything that's included in the Sky Fit Challenge and the extra help and support you'll receive from this awesome community.

20:50 Introduction to Anthony Treas

21:40 What his life was like before an after serving in the Iraq War.

23:00 How he stayed mentally sound and focused while still serving in Iraq when his ex-wife sent him an email that she wanted a divorce upon his return.

27:30 What was going on in his mind when he arrived back home to the USA to an empty house with no wife, not ready to see friends and no family nearby? What about other army veterans or men with similar experiences?

30:30 The transition that war veterans go through once they come back home including redefining their mission and purpose.

32:00 How a therapist helped him begin to redefine his purpose and create new goals for himself such as start taking online classes which included one on health and wellness.

34:00 The fact that there's such a lack of support out there for men's mental health compared to women.

36:40 What steps men can take towards healing their anxiety and depression.

37:30 How he came to get to the point of deciding to have a brain scan to truly understand his brain's health.

39:00 The impact going off medicine had on his mind's and body's health.

40:00 How he came to discover that some of his symptoms were all based on mental thought patterns.

42:40 His S.T.R.O.N.G. Method and why the first part focuses solely on understanding and learning the brain plus what you truly want.

45:00 What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for.

45:30 Why goals take time to come true and you have to be fully committed.

58:00 What advice he'd give to his younger self.

1:01:00 What to expect from Anthony and his coaching style when you work with him.

1:05:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:07:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:09:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

1:10:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

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 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression with Anthony Treas! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 11, 2018

"Perfectionism is the enemy of progress." - Winston Churchill

 

GOING ON NOW! CLICK HERE TO JOIN US FOR OUR 5-WEEK TRANSITION CHALLENGE AND THE NEXT 8-WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

 

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 Challenge!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

Being a Perfectionist - Good or Bad?

 

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali

 

A lot of people take pride in calling themselves a perfectionist because they associate it with being a hard worker. However, is it actually good for our mental and emotional health?

For the majority of us self-proclaiming perfectionists, living that way can set you up for so much anxiety and stress which isn't good at all.

The Opposite of Perfectionist - Being a High Achiever

A high achiever can strive for excellence with the amount of progress they make because it provides them the opportunity to learn and grow. Meanwhile, a perfectionist's focus on achievement is so much less forgiving and they tend to beat themselves up over any mistake which robs them of any satisfaction and pride in their work or any happiness on the progress they've made.

Hitting a goal is not the same as being perfect. Our society molds us to think we have to get straight A's in order to be successful; that we have to be perfect in order to be successful. High achievers know that it's okay to fail and they see it as a way to learn.

 

"Perfectionists will stress more and achieve less than high-achievers. High-achievers will always achieve more because they're enjoying the process of learning." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

 

Are You A Perfectionist or A High Achiever?

A high achiever feels the pull and is drawn towards a goal. While a perfectionist feels pushed and stressed over the idea they have to do it or there's something wrong with them. 

If you're on the fence whether or not you're a perfectionist or a high achiever, here are the top 10 signs for both categories:

 

The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist

  1. You see success as an all or nothing situation. Anything short of success means failure.
  2. You have a fear of failure which leads to you becoming a procrastinator.
  3. You become overly judgemental of yourself and others.
  4. You're emotionally closed off to others and it's hard for you to be open and honest about what you're not perfect at.
  5. You become defensive don't accept constructive criticism well.
  6. You feel anxious and depressed about all of your setbacks. You see any setback as a direct reflection of their self-worth.
  7. You live with anxiety and stress every day because you're constantly overthinking of what you should be doing next to be successful.
  8. You continually set unrealistic goals for yourself all the time. If they don't reach their goal, then they only see failure and not as a way to learn.
  9. Misery loves company - You love hearing about other people's failures.
  10. You have low self-esteem and this constant feeling of guilt and being ashamed of not succeeding.

 

The Top 10 Signs That You're A High Achiever

  1. You see any type of success or failure as progress. Regardless of how you're doing with your goal, you'll see it as progress.
  2. You think and focus on your goals with eagerness rather than feel pressured to succeed and therefore you're less likely to procrastinate.
  3.  You're not afraid or intimidated by others success and want to learn from people who inspire you.
  4. You can admit which areas you need to improve and you seek answers on how you can do something better.
  5. You're okay with people giving you constructive criticism because you know you can either accept it or not and it also doesn't define who you are.
  6. You're easy going about setbacks and know you can bounce back from them.
  7. Enjoy celebrating the goals that they've achieved so that they can be happy about it, relax, and decompress.
  8. Set realistic goals for themselves so that they can truly enjoy the process. If they don't succeed, then they still see the process as a valuable learning experience.
  9. You cheer people on and celebrate their successes.
  10. You accept who you are and love yourself.

 

 

How To Shift From Perfectionist to a High Achiever

Being a perfectionist isn't good for you and you won't be able to change overnight but here are some easy ways to get started. Just stick with each action for a length of time and you'll be able to see your mentality towards work, success, failure, and life change.

  1. Self-awareness - identify your tendencies with a gratitude journal
  2. Focus on the positive things in your life
  3. Affirmations - alter the way you talk to yourself
  4. Begin to see criticism as a way to improve
  5. Start separating fantasy from reality in your life
  6. Learn how to enjoy the process and not focus on solely the result

 

 

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 217 - How Interval Training Can Speed Up Weight Loss with Dr. Martin Gibala

3:00 Join us for our next 5-week Transition Challenge and 8-week Sky Fit Challenge HERE!

4:30 A break down of what the Sky Fit Challenge really is.

11:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

12:20 Today's topic on perfectionism.

13:20 Rob's own struggle with perfectionism and why we chose to talk about it today.

13:50 Is it a good thing to be a perfectionist?

15:30 The differences between High Achievers and Perfectionists.

20:00 Why we get so hung up on the need of being perfect around people.

22:00 The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist or A High Achiever

1:02:20 How you can begin to shift from being a perfectionist to a high achiever.

1:17:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:18:00 Lean towards being a high achiever and take baby steps with your health in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:21:50 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!

 

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 218 - Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 4, 2018

 There's compelling evidence that interval training is going to elicit superior benefits including boosting your fitness or improving your blood sugar control and maybe even your blood pressure. On an apple to apple comparison, I thin interval training is superior. - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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This week, Rob had an amazing interview with the Author of The One-Minute Workout as well as professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. Martin Gibala, about interval training, building healthy habits, and enjoying a healthier lifestyle that'll match your interests and make you happy.

As you listen to this interview, Dr. Gibala uncovers and answers the following questions:

  • Why is interval training is so effective for people who have busy schedules?
  • From walking to HIIT, what benefits can people expect once they begin doing interval training workouts?
  • Are there any specific movements that are better than others when it comes to working out?
  • Can I do interval training if I have poor health or was recently injured?
  • The great debate: Are burpees good or bad for us?
  • What nutrition guidelines should I follow when I begin interval training?
  • Is it possible to train for a marathon by just doing interval training workouts?
  • To what point are we overtraining our bodies? When is something too much?
  • What workouts should you be focusing on as you get older?

 

"Interval training can be a time-efficient way to burn calories and improve body composition." - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

 

Which Exercises and Movements Are Best?

 

"We need to liberate people from this idea that exercise means changing into spandex, going to the gym, lifting weights or doing cardio on the bike and just remind them that exercise is about physical activity and there are so many ways to incorporate it throughout the day and with bursts of 10-15 minute interval training with workout snacks." - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

A lot of people want to solely know what the best workouts and movements are but what they should actually be considering are their goals. For example, do you want to focus on:

  • Weight loss
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Muscular strength

Maybe you want to focus on a combination of them or even all of them but the first step is to know your why. Why do you want to begin a new fitness regime? What results do you want to see? Answering those questions will help lead you to which exercises you should be doing for yourself.

Incorporate traditional exercise, cardio interval, and resistance training. But make sure you do the activities that you like and enjoy more. If you hate burpees, it's not going to resonate with you at all and you shouldn't force yourself to do them.

 

The 1-Minute Workout

A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology—with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he’s the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala’s first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go?

Gibala’s fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths (“it’s only for really fit people”), explains astonishing science (“intensity trumps duration”), lays out time-saving life hacks (“exercise snacking”), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala’s latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week.

Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four micro-workouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don’t exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.

Intervals Don't Have To Be 'All Out'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoyU3k5qVSA

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 About today's interview with Dr. Martin Gibala

3:10 Check out last week's show: OSF 216 - Seasonal Allergies: Causes and Natural Alleviation 

3:40 Starting September 10 - Join us for our 5-Week Transition Challenge (included in the price of the normal SFC!) before doing the 8-Week Sky Fit Challenge!

8:30 Introduction to Dr. Martin Gibala

9:00 What led his interest in kinesiology.

11:30 The start of his research on interval training for everyone.

12:50 Various types of interval training between easy cardio, resistance, HIIT and more.

13:30 How interval training compares to LISS and long amounts of cardio.

15:20 Why interval training is so effective and appealing for people who have busy schedules.

16:00 The Wingate Test he performed and how that impacted his research and opinion on interval training.

17:50 What benefits including weight loss people can expect from doing an interval training workout including the after-burn of calories during recovery time.

19:40 Skepticism and criticism he faced and how those opinions have changed to be more favorable to interval training.

21:00 How to safely approach interval training despite injuries or health concerns.

22:00 Easy interval workouts such as alternating walking speeds.

23:00 How to incorporate interval training into your lifestyle including how often you should do it and is it all they need for cardio?

25:00 The latest research that maybe doing 3 short, separate bursts of exercise throughout the day could be better for you in terms of blood pressure and pressure control instead of a long workout.

25:30 How you can take your cardio (rowing, biking, swimming, walking) and turn it into a resistance workout.

26:00 Tabata vs. Wingate exercise

27:20 Specific movements that might be better than others.

29:40 Are burpees good or bad for us?

33:00 How Dr. Gibala schedules his own exercise time.

35:40 Why exercise, like dieting, doesn't have to be so complicated plus why more isn't better.

38:50 Your World Fitness Level A good way to let people know whether or not they're improving in their physical fitness.

40:35 High-intensity nutrition - how the foods you eat or methods like intermittent fasting can aide your interval training and health.

43:00 Is it possible to train for a marathon by just doing interval training workouts?

44:40 To what point are we overtraining our bodies? When is something too much?

47:00 What workouts should you be focusing on as you get older?

50:50 Final comments with Rob

54:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our next 5-week Transition Challenge begins on Monday, September 10 followed up by the 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.

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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 217 - Interval Training: Which Type Is Best For You? with Dr. Martin Gibala! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Aug 30, 2018

On this weeks episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we drop the bomb that we finally had our little baby girl. Plus a hint at the bonus episode coming out soon about our birthing story.

This week we throw back to Dr. Bill Sears and our discussion about how to live a long healthy life without inflammation. 

Click here to see 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

Aug 23, 2018

A comfort zone consists of a series of routines, behaviors and patterns that minimize the stress in your life and puts you into a state of mental security. There’s no risk because you’re basically on autopilot. – Rob and Devon Dionne

On this week’s episode #TBT of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I are sharing how you can break out of your comfort zone and begin to live a healthier life. When you’re brand new at building a healthier lifestyle, going to the gym or learning how to cook healthy meals can be stressful and intimidating. However, leaving your comfort zone can easily be accomplished.

We’ll explain what a comfort zone is, how optimal anxiety can help you grow, and the benefits of breaking through your comfort zone.

Click here for the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

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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.

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

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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

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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?

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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.

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

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