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Learn how to create a healthy mindset, sustainable habits, and a lifestyle that you love (and that loves you back). Brock and Monica are seasoned pros with decades of nutrition and fitness expertise and coaching experience. Together, they turn the tricky business of behaviour change into an approachable even enjoyable project. Whatever your age, your level, or your goals, this podcast will get you moving steadily toward success.

Learn how to create a healthy mindset, sustainable habits, and a lifestyle that you love (and that loves you back). Brock and Monica are seasoned pros with decades of nutrition and fitness expertise and coaching experience. Together, they turn the tricky business of behaviour change into an approachable even enjoyable project. Whatever your age, your level, or your goals, this podcast will get you moving steadily toward success.

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United States

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Learn how to create a healthy mindset, sustainable habits, and a lifestyle that you love (and that loves you back). Brock and Monica are seasoned pros with decades of nutrition and fitness expertise and coaching experience. Together, they turn the tricky business of behaviour change into an approachable even enjoyable project. Whatever your age, your level, or your goals, this podcast will get you moving steadily toward success.

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@ChangeAcPod

Language:

English


Episodes

Regimen vs. System

6/24/2022
When people are trying to achieve a certain goal or outcome, they often look for a regimen to follow. After all, that's how we've been trained to approach these things. And while a set of rules or instructions may help you create a specific result, it rarely leads to long-term change. For that, we believe you need more than a regimen. You need a system. To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:17:13

Heads up: Your future is happening NOW

6/15/2022
A lot of us have a vision of ourselves in 10 or 20 years. But what we don't realize is that future is (or isn't) being created RIGHT NOW. Every day. We think we're going to get started on our healthy habits or whatever actions are going to help us reach our goals–"soon." The problem is that "soon" never comes–unless soon becomes NOW. To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:15:36

The Satisfaction of Solving a Long-Standing Problem

6/6/2022
The reason we asked Marieka on this episode is that we think it’s really valuable for you, someone who is in the process of making big changes (in any area of your life) to have concrete evidence that change really is possible (even when it’s a change you’ve been trying to make for a long time!) Monica and I can give you advice like crazy and assure you that “this stuff works” but it means a lot more coming from someone who has experienced it from the other side. To join us for the next...

Duration:00:32:02

How to Get the Most out of Coaching

5/27/2022
Questions to Ask Yourself To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:19:33

Consuming Content vs. Creating Change

5/17/2022
You’re listening to the Change Academy podcast, so we assume that you have some sort of aspirations or goals. Things about your health or your habits or your lifestyle that you’d like to change. A vision for a future that’s a little different–and a little better–than the reality of today. But if you’ve been listening for a while, and not much has changed, you may be suffering from consumption. And we don’t mean the old-fashioned disease that all the heroines of 19th-century opera die...

Duration:00:14:29

Bonus: 5 Life Lessons I Learned from Basketball w/ Molly Watts

4/18/2022
You may remember meeting Molly in episode #49 of the Change Academy, where we talked about changing the unchangeable. Molly first shared these basketball life lessons with her newsletter subscribers a little while back and we immediately wrote to ask her if she’d be willing to record them for you–because we think you will appreciate them as much we did. If you enjoy this little tidbit of Molly’s work, be sure to check out her Alcohol Minimalist podcast wherever you listen–or visit her...

Duration:00:09:51

50K Tuneup: Filters and Shock Absorbers

3/28/2022
Takeaways: To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:20:26

50K Tuneup: Timing Belt

3/18/2022
As much as we like to pretend otherwise, time is finite. Maybe not in a quantum physics sense but in a practical sense: We have only 24 hours to spend every day, and we also have an unknown but finite number of days left in our lives. Having a realistic view of what you are saying yes and no to can keep your life running smoothly, allow you to make time on important self-care, and do justice to the things that are most important to you. Find the full show notes and lab experiment at...

Duration:00:16:43

50K Tuneup: Alignment

3/9/2022
If our daily choices and actions are badly out of alignment with our goals, we are literally working against ourselves. We’re likely to be frustrated by a lack of progress. We may also be putting extra unnecessary stress on other parts of our lives. Takeaways: To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:18:03

50K Tuneup: Brakes

2/27/2022
We probably don’t need to remind you that skimping on sleep can contribute to an increased appetite, increased levels of stress (cortisol), a decrease in energy to do the things you enjoy, and so on. We’re also not going to spend time reviewing basic sleep hygiene or supplements (most with mixed evidence) that you can find in abundance when you search for “better sleep” online. Instead, we’re going to focus on our sleep mindset, and how that can be key to optimizing our sleep...

Duration:00:26:25

50K Tuneup: Transmission

2/17/2022
Key Takeaways: Lab Experiment: Step 1: Play the field. Take some time to research and try out a bunch of different things. (See the worksheet for ideas.) Step 2: Pick your favorite(s) and schedule time at least once a day to make this a regular practice. Step 3: Notice how you feel and function when you make time to shift into neutral. To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:37:49

50K Tuneup: Fuel System

2/7/2022
Welcome to part four of the 50,000 Mile Tuneup Series. In previous episodes, we checked into our beliefs and expectations about aging, updated our goals, and clarified our values and priorities. We then turned our attention to exercise and movement. Take aways: - As we age, we need fewer calories and more protein. - Cutting back on starches and liquid calories can help lower caloric intake. - Splitting your protein intake up into 30g doses, spread over the day, can maximize the...

Duration:00:26:15

50K Tuneup: Engine

1/28/2022
How does the way we move and maintain our bodies change as we go through life? How can we set ourselves up to keep our engines running smoothly and powerfully, even as our mileage gets higher? Takeaways: - The body hates being overworked just as much as it hates being still. So work smarter not harder - Movement is more than just exercise. Don’t just commit to working out. Challenge yourself to live a more active lifestyle. - Respect your limitations (by modifying appropriately) but...

Duration:00:32:17

50K Tuneup: Navigation System

1/17/2022
This information will serve a sort of GPS, helping us make choices and design habits that steer us toward our desired destination. To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:17:10

50K Tuneup: Updating your Software

1/7/2022
Healthy habits like eating well, getting some exercise, and managing stress go a long way toward keeping your body and life running smoothly But every once in a while, our lives can benefit from a more thorough going-over. In that spirit, we’re going to begin 2022 with a sort of 50,000 Mile Tuneup for your life. Whether or not you currently have any warning lights flashing, we invite you to join us for a system-by-system inspection and overhaul of your health, habits, outlook, and...

Duration:00:18:32

Announcing the 50,000 Mile Tune-up (Extracurricular)

1/1/2022
We’d l ike to invite you to join us for something we’re calling the 50,000 Mile Tuneup: a system-by-system inspection and tuneup (or complete overhaul, if necessary) of your health, habits, outlook, and ambitions. Each episode in the series (starting with the very next episode) will be a deep dive into a different aspect of our lives (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress, time management, and so on) and will include lots of additional resources, tools, and (of course) lab experiments for you...

Duration:00:06:35

What's Your Goal-Setting Style?

12/27/2021
Takeaways: Lab Experiment: Identify your goal setting personality with this little quiz https://changeacademypodcast.com/personality To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:28:06

Accountability is BS with Heather Parady

12/15/2021
Our guest, Heather Parady, a mental health therapist turned online entrepreneur and podcaster who hosts no fewer than three podcasts! Her Happy Brain podcast is where we originally came across her work, and in that podcast Heather explores a lot of topics that would be of interest to Change Academy listeners–which is why we invited her to join us on the podcast. Highlights of Brock's conversation with Heather include why accountability is BS and how to get clarity on what you should be...

Duration:00:28:51

How Fast Can You Change?

12/2/2021
Some changes happen quickly; but most significant change takes time. And it’s important that your time frame for success be appropriate to the size of your goal. Otherwise, you may not be able to see--or appreciate--the progress you are making. Takeaways: Lab Experiment (download a copy) If you feel frustrated by a lack of progress, assess whether your timeline for success might be unrealistic or out of scale with the size of the goal. Specifically: After thinking this through, you might...

Duration:00:28:10

How Will You Tell the Story?

11/22/2021
All of us will experience our share of challenges, disappointments, and hardships as we go through our lives. We may go through things that are quite traumatic. Our ability to recover and transcend these things depends a lot on how we tell the story of our lives. In this episode, we’re exploring the power of narrative psychology and how we can each use it to cultivate more resilience. Takeaways Lab Experiment To join us for the next workshop, go to changeacademypodcast.com/weighless

Duration:00:23:59