Episode 175: Strategies to Actually Hit Your Health Goals with Lindsay Young

Episode 175: Strategies to Actually Hit Your Health Goals with Lindsay Young

How are you doing on your health goals that you set at the new year? In this episode, you will learn some practical strategies on how you can stay motivated and actually achieve your goals. Our guest is Lindsay Young from Lindsay Lives Well.

About Our Guest

Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist living in sunny Southern California. She’s a wife, mama of 3, food enthusiast, and embracer of imperfection. Lindsay specializes in helping busy women develop a nutrition and lifestyle plan that fits into their real life, so they can gain health without losing their minds.

She believes eating healthy can be simple, beautiful, and easy. Lindsay’s approach to wellness focuses on real food in a real-life context, helping her clients develop a modern approach to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and joyful, in their homes and out in the real world. She believes living well can mean eating chocolate and enjoying happy hour, learning to trust your body, and embracing food freedom.

Lindsay has been working in health and fitness since 2004 and started her company, Lindsay Lives Well, in 2016. She loves hanging out on Instagram @lindsay.lives.well and in her private Facebook group, Busy Ladies Live Well, spreading the good news about living well and fostering supportive relationships with likeminded ladies. You can learn more about her story and offerings over at www.lindsayliveswell.com

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How to Set Health Goals You’ll Actually Achieve

  • What does it look like to set realistic goals?

  • What keeps us from following through on our health goals?

  • Why do we think we want to achieve a goal and then lose motivation?

  • How can we stay motivated to reach our health goals?

  • How can we do things differently to achieve success instead of making the same resolutions and goals year after year?

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Episode 126: Gain Health Without Losing Your Mind with Lindsay Young

Episode 126: Gain Health Without Losing Your Mind with Lindsay Young

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A balanced life starts with a balanced meal. That’s right, today we are talking about how to eat the food we love while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Joining me today is one of my favorite guests from the past. Lindsay Young and I first met on Instagram, of all places, but her message just clicked with me. Not only are her images beautiful, but she posts everything with balance and grace in mind. Lindsay is active in our Facebook and Your Life Rocks Membership group, and her philosophy on food and wellness fits so well with what we are all about at Your Life Rocks. I am excited to talk all about Lindsay’s Food Freedom Lifestyle with you today! 

About our guest

First, a little more about Lindsay: Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist on a mission to help mamas like herself find wellness and freedom through food. Lindsay knows that we are busy, so we need a plan that is going to fit into real life. Eating healthy can be simple, beautiful, and easy. When Lindsay isn’t helping clients, she is living it up in Southern California with her husband and 3 kiddos. She is ready to embrace imperfection and pursue wellness, and I know I am incredibly fortunate to have her back on the show today. 

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Lindsay and I are going to discuss what it actually means to live out the Food Freedom Lifestyle. It turns out that all it takes is a few simple mindset shifts to successfully create a healthy lifestyle. We, as Christians, are called to a high standard of living, but that high standard does not mean perfection. Instead of pursuing targeted health goals, Lindsay helps her clients change their overall approach to health and wellness. You are going to have a few easy, small steps that you can take towards an overall healthier lifestyle. 

In addition to her wellness philosophy, Lindsay will also share her thoughts on diet plans, the emotional impact of food, and how we can stand strong in spite of the messages the world sends us about our bodies. Food can easily become an idol, but luckily, knowledge is power! When we have both a head knowledge and a heart knowledge about what will be best for us, we can pursue this healthy lifestyle. Lindsay shared this scripture with us today that I feel encapsulates these ideals perfectly. 

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Philippians 1:9-11 “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”

Lindsay’s 5 Tips for Food Freedom

  1. Shift your focus to what you want to include on your plate

  2. Drink ½ your body weight in ounces every day.

  3. Avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates, and hydrogenated oils.

  4. Eat REAL FOOD.

  5. Surprise–Chew your food!

 

Resources:

You Are What You Love: The Power of Spiritual Habit by James K.A. Smith

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If you want to immediately feel better in your body, drink water.

— Lindsay Young

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Episode 108:  {Health} Surviving the Holiday Food Season with Lindsay Young

Episode 108: {Health} Surviving the Holiday Food Season with Lindsay Young

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Don’t let your health goals be a victim of the Holiday season.  It doesn’t have to be that way!  Our guest expert, Lindsay Young, shares 5 tips to help you guard your health this holiday season. 

About our guest

A little about our guest.  Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist living in sunny Southern California. She’s a wife, mama of 3, food enthusiast, and embracer of imperfection.

Lindsay specializes in helping busy women develop a nutrition and lifestyle plan that fits into their real life, so they can gain health without losing their minds. She believes eating healthy can be simple, beautiful, and easy.

Lindsay’s approach to wellness focuses on real food in a real-life context, helping her clients develop a modern approach to a healthy life that is sustainable and joyful, in their homes and out in the real world. She believes living well can mean eating chocolate and enjoying happy hour, learning to trust your body, and embracing food freedom.

tips shared on the show

The holidays are this perfect storm of opportunity for weight gain, not only because of the obvious reasons like holiday parties, big festive meals, and sweets galore, but some of the big lifestyle factors are at play against us:

  • Shorter, cooler days provide us with fewer opportunities to exercise

  • STRESS, a huge hormonal trigger for weight gain

  • As working moms, there are so many more chores and tasks that fall under our responsibility: getting out the cards, teacher gifts, sending food for all the kids holiday parties, buying gifts, church performance rehearsals, family tensions, traffic, end of the year work deadlines… all of these things just take more TIME so we have less time for meal prep, sleepless (a huge trigger for weight gain and cravings), and often our healthy eating and exercise habits are what gets pushed aside.

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That’s the reality of motherhood, we tend to sacrifice ourselves. Holiday weight gain is not the result of one big meal. It’s the sum of all the small choices and little decisions we make between Halloween and New Years. Five simple & straightforward tips to avoid holiday weight gain:

1) Start your day sweet-free.

2) Get in 10 minutes of exercise every day.

3) Decide ahead of time what to do with food gifts. Don’t bring them into the house!

4) Eat before you go. Don’t show up at parties & events hungry.

5) The three-bite rule. Three polite bites for “special occasion” food.

We get frustrated when we are not eating in alignment with our values.

— Lindsay Young

learn more about our guest

  • www.lindsayliveswell.com

  • https://www.instagram.com/lindsay.lives.well

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/110136536344304/

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