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038. SWEAT: Race Week! Nerves, Fuel and How It All Began. Triathlon Weekend is HERE!
037. GIRL TALK with Ashley: Motherhood, Hypothyroidism, Betty Squad, and all things TriLife

037. GIRL TALK with Ashley: Motherhood, Hypothyroidism, Betty Squad, and all things TriLife

May 10, 2022

GIRL TALK with Ashley: Motherhood, Hypothyroidism, Betty Squad, and all things TriLife

 

Episode 37: Show Notes.

 

It is humbling to learn a new skill, especially when you are an adult! Our guest today took on the challenge of learning how to swim, from zero to triathlete distances, as an adult. Today I sat down with Ashley, who is also a member of the Betty Squad and is truly inspiring and motivating. I definitely suggest you go and check out her Instagram feed (@tri_mom_of4). She is an athlete, triathlete, art teacher, wife, and mom to four! Today, Ashley shares how she manages to live with an autoimmune disease, something we connected on personally, all the while being a mom of four, and tackling the training for a variety of triathlon distances. She also goes into what it means to be part of the Betty Squad and shares her why she races, levels up, and pushes herself to accomplish the sporting endeavours she signs up for. You don’t want to miss out, so tune in today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • Ashley time with the Betty Squad and how she became involved in sports.
  • The story about learning to swim as an adult in preparation for triathlons.
  • Ashley's inspiration and motivation to complete triathlons and other sports endeavours.
  • How Ashley manages life and training, living with hypothyroidism.
  • The key role that nutrition plays in her navigating life with an autoimmune disease.
  • Ashley shares what her year looks like with regard to races.
  • Systems she uses to help with her training: Tridot and TrainingPeaks.
  • Ashley's preference in race distances.
  • What it means to her to be part of the Betty Squad.
  • Her central why: why she races, levels up, and pushes herself.

 

Tweetables:

 

“Staying consistent and putting in the time and effort really pays off in the long run!” — Ashley [0:07:48]

 

“I think diet and sleep, and all those little pieces together helps me to keep my energy up and keep moving — and feeling like I actually am me! I think with hypothyroidism you don’t actually feel like yourself when you go through really low lows and your numbers are off. It’s like an out of body experience.” — Ashley [0:09:20]

 

“There is definitely something I’ve learned at every race — which was fun and that was motivating right there, to just keep at it and think about what I would learn today.” — Ashley [0:16:32]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Ashley on Instagram

Betty Designs

Betty Squad

Tridot

TrainingPeaks

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

036. Beyond the Physical. A Dive into Mental Training with Mental Performance Coach Michelle Newton

036. Beyond the Physical. A Dive into Mental Training with Mental Performance Coach Michelle Newton

March 22, 2022

Beyond the Physical. A Dive into Mental Training with Mental Performance Coach Michelle Newton

 

Episode 36: Show Notes

Our society has an obsession with winning, but that’s not what sport should be about. It should be about showing up, putting in your best effort, and pushing your own boundaries, no matter what level you are competing at. In today’s episode, I’m joined by mental performance coach, Michelle Newton, who knows from personal experience how debilitating a negative head game can be. The mindset struggles that she was able to overcome inspired her to support others in the same way, and this led her to found Momentum Sport. Challenges are inevitable, but if you can learn to focus on what you can control (your attitude and effort level) rather than what you can’t (the outcome), you will begin to see that the journey is much more important than how quickly you cross the finish line.

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • Introducing today’s guest, Michelle Newton, founder of Momentum Sport. 
  • The many sports that Michelle takes part in.
  • Michelle’s personal battle of overcoming a negative mindset.
  • The success that Michelle saw when she began using visualization techniques.
  • The problem with placing too much emphasis on winning, and what you should be focusing on instead.  
  • Lessons from an iconic American coach.
  • The lack of mental performance coaching that was available when Michelle was growing up.
  • The power that sport holds in terms of personal development.
  • The increased interest in mental coaching, and the gender split of Michelle’s clients.
  • Michelle shares an example that highlights the value of mental performance coaching.
  • What a session with Michelle will generally involve (although it will be tailored to each individual).
  • The importance of learning to be present in the moment.

 

Tweetables:

 

“My history and the suffering I endured because of a weak head game really piqued my interest in [mental performance coaching].” — Michelle Newton [0:04:27]

 

“In our society, we are very much of the mindset win and results and outcome. You want that in the back of your mind, but you won’t want that to govern your performance on game day.” — Michelle Newton [0:06:48]

 

“Showing up, staying a little longer for practice, being prepared, putting in the effort; those are the things we should focus on and those are the things completely within the athletes’ control.” — Michelle Newton [0:10:53]

 “I don’t think it matters what level you’re at. What matters is your commitment to having a strong head game.” — Michelle Newton [0:16:44]

 “Challenge is in our lives. It’s not going away. As the stakes get higher, the challenges get greater, and that’s awesome. The suffering is optional.” — Michelle Newton [0:16:58]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Michelle Newton on LinkedIn

Michelle Newton on Instagram

Momentum Sport

Momentum Sport Email

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

035. Bringing the Awareness for Women in Sport with Sara Gross

035. Bringing the Awareness for Women in Sport with Sara Gross

March 16, 2022

Bringing the Awareness for Women in Sport with Sara Gross

 

Episode 35: Show Notes

 

We’ve come a long way from the days when women were barred from entering sports arenas, but the fact that today, girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys, and only 6% of exercise research is female specific, is proof that we haven’t come far enough. Today’s guest is on a mission to change that! After 14 years as a professional triathlete, Sara Gross channeled her competitive energy into the building of Feisty Media, a company which is cultivating an empowering culture for active women. Tune in today to hear Sara’s journey from academic to Ironwoman to business owner, and how she is giving female athletes access to invaluable knowledge, resources, and opportunities to help them thrive in their sports!  

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • Sara shares what her diverse career path has looked like. 
  • The goal of Sara’s company, Feisty Media. 
  • How the sports industry treated women in the past.
  • Statistics which show how the pandemic has affected girls more negatively than boys with regard to sport.
  • The lack of opportunities and resources available for girls in sport.
  • Sara tells the Feisty Media founding story, and explains the various branches of work that they do.
  • Examples which highlight how women have been neglected in sports research and product development.
  • What you can expect from the upcoming Feisty Media summit. 
  • Sara’s journey as a professional triathlete. 
  • Exercise that Sara has been doing since she stopped competing in triathlons.
  • Examples of what Sara wishes she had known when she was a professional athlete.
  • Common issues experienced by female athletes, and how Sara is working to eradicate these. 
  • Exciting plans Sara has for the future of Feisty Media.

 

Tweetables:

 

“Our goal [at Feisty Media] is to create an empowering culture for active women.” — @saragross [0:01:43]

 

“Girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys. There’s stats coming out of the pandemic that are showing that 25% of girls that were in sport before COVID are not likely to go back, whereas the stats for boys is only 10%.” — @saragross [0:03:59]

 

“We receive this messaging that we’re supposed to be smaller and eat less. Let’s just eat so that our bodies can live well, so that we can feel strong and good and do the things that we love. That’s what I want.” — @saragross [0:25:04]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Sara Gross on LinkedIn

Sara Gross on Instagram

Sara Gross on Facebook

Feisty Media

Feisty Media on LinkedIn

Feisty Media on Instagram

Feisty Media on Twitter

Feisty Media on Facebook 

Feisty Media on YouTube

Feisty Women’s Performance Summit

Amelia Boone

Alison Desir

Lael Wilcox

Dr. Stacy Sims

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

034. Its Been a Minute

034. Its Been a Minute

March 14, 2022

It’s Been a Minute

 

Episode 34: Show Notes

 

There’s a lot of heaviness in the world right now, and I’ve been trying to be intentional about doing things that bring me joy. This podcast is one of them, and I hope the upcoming episodes with inspiring women can bring some joy into your life too! 

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • Welcome back, listeners!
  • Some of the things that are bringing me joy right now. 
  • Heaviness that many people are experiencing at the moment.
  • What I hope this podcast will add to your life over the coming weeks! 

 

Tweetables:

 

“The last month or so I’ve really been trying to lean into things that bring me joy.” —  Britt Anderson [0:01:01]

 

“If you’re feeling stuck or ‘blah,’ just know that you are not alone.” —  Britt Anderson [0:03:01]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

033.Lets Get Real: Mini-Episode: 39 Things I’ve Learnt in 39 Years. Points and Perspectives.

033.Lets Get Real: Mini-Episode: 39 Things I’ve Learnt in 39 Years. Points and Perspectives.

December 15, 2021

TMSS 33 Show Notes

39 Things I’ve Learnt in 39 Years. Points and Perspectives.

Episode 33: Show Notes

They say self-reflection and knowing yourself is the starting point for all wisdom, and today's Mom Sweat Sanity offering is a special installment where our host, Britt Anderson, gets real and honest with 39 things she's learned in her 39 years on earth! This bite-sized episode is overflowing with personal reflections and insights on how to curate an internal and external world that honors us and those we surround ourselves with. Britt shares some ways we can be intentional with how we show up in the world through our thoughts, boundaries, actions, and reactions, and you'll hear a much-needed reminder that self-love, self-respect, and self- confidence trump everything else. Listen in for a moving story of a time when Brit and her partner learned that there is only this moment and this one day, and the powerful understanding that fear is a reaction but courage is a decision. Plus, Britt shares some hard- won insights on dealing with change, goal-setting, the gold hidden in the journey on the way to your goals, traveling, and so much more! Press play and gift yourself a gentle moment of inspiring clarity with us today.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • ●  Introducing today's topic in anticipation of Britt's 40th birthday: 39 things from 39 years!

  • ●  How self-respect, self-love, and self-confidence trump all.

  • ●  Hearing about Britt's 'why' and the importance of communication and connection.

  • ●  Finding grace in the hard seasons, and coming back to a self-empowered mindset.

  • ●  The importance of surrounding yourself with people who love, support, and challenge you.

  • ●  You are bigger than a number on a scale or a list or your age; this is your life and you define

    yourself!

  • ●  Releasing the things, people, and relationships that no longer honor your authenticity.

  • ●  Talking about how you are allowed to change your mind.

  • ●  Travel, travel, travel!

  • ●  Britt shares a personal story where she realized that one day is all that matters.

  • ●  Her approach to learning, setting goals, and where the gold is in these journeys.

  • ●  Dropping expectations; how we create our own suffering by trying to control others.

  • ●  How fear is a reaction but courage is a decision.

  • ●  Some reflections on the choice of happiness.

  • ●  Moving your body and climbing that mountain for the view; it's always worth it!

  • ●  Hear about leaning into your knowledge and trusting that your truth is enough.

  • ●  Telling the truth so you don't have to worry about which truth you may have told.

  • ●  Britt's advice on dealing with the unplanned and unexpected.

    Tweetables:
    “Self-respect, self-love and self-confidence trumps all.” — Britt Anderson [0:01:51]

© 2021 Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast 1

TMSS 33 Show Notes

“Life can be hard and it can seem unfair. Look for the grace, it will be there.” — Britt Anderson

[0:03:03]

“One of the best investments for growth, learning, and appreciation: travel.” — Britt Anderson

[0:05:15]
“Investing in yourself is never selfish.” — Britt Anderson [0:07:32]

“Set goals. Not only the achievement of those goals will teach you; the road to that goal will be the biggest journey. That road may change, and in the end that goal may change because of the road you were on.” — Britt Anderson [0:07:42]

“Just because something isn't always enjoyable, does not mean it's not worth doing.” — Britt Anderson [0:09:55]

“The time will pass anyways. Make sure it passes doing the things [that] you want to do.” — Britt Anderson [0:11:09]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Britt Anderson
Britt Anderson on Instagram

© 2021 Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast 2

032. Breakneck Booty with Shelby Kennedy: How YOU Can Prioritize Your Health and Wellness from Home with 19 Simple, No Equipment Necessary, Steps!

032. Breakneck Booty with Shelby Kennedy: How YOU Can Prioritize Your Health and Wellness from Home with 19 Simple, No Equipment Necessary, Steps!

December 15, 2021

TMSS 32 Show Notes

Breakneck Booty with Shelby Kennedy: How YOU Can Prioritize Your Health and Wellness from Home with 19 Simple, No Equipment Necessary, Steps!

Episode 32: Show Notes

We've all said it - there aren't enough hours in the day. Between work, family, and the bazillion things on that never-ending to-do list, the modern woman's days can easily slip away in a rush of caring for everyone else but ourselves. And, while we know that carving out time to take care of your body is about more than fitness, who honestly has the motivation or finances to spend hours in the gym? Powerhouse Shelby Kennedy believes we all deserve time to honor our bodies and feel empowered about prioritizing ourselves, without having to break the bank or restructure our whole day. Today we are thrilled to have her back on the show to celebrate the launch of her book which tells you how to do exactly that! Breakneck Booty: The 19 Most Effective, No-Equipment Exercises To Strengthen, Grow And Transform Your Glutes From Home in Just 14 Days is designed with the modern woman in mind, and takes you through simple but targeted explanations of each step in the 2-week challenge to show how you can (and should) shape your fitness routine to fit into your lifestyle. In this conversation, Shelby shares what inspired her to write this book, examples of the ways you can use the exercises and adjust them to the challenge level you would like, and some inspiring advice on how she lives her life through presence, vulnerability, and bravely sharing what you have to offer with the world. From the importance of the mind-body connection in terms of mental health, to why the booty is the best place to start, tune in now to hear how self-love and feeling good can become a part of your daily life!

Key Points From This Episode:

● We catch up on the Shelby Kennedy brand, and her inspiration for Breakneck Booty! ● Hear Shelby's take on failure, and being brave with what you have to offer.
● The importance of believing in yourself, and getting out of your own way!
● How, as modern women, we don't have the time or money to spend hours in the gym. ● How we each deserve affordable and time-saving fitness that works for our lifestyle.

● Achieving the 2-week challenge and then shaping the schedule to fit your needs.
● Some examples of ways you can adjust the challenge level of the exercises.
● Shelby shares her life journey with exercise and what she's learned along the way.
● What the mind-body connection means to her, and how exercise boosts mental health. ● Why the booty is a great place to start!

● Shelby's mission: empowering, educating, and helping women to boost their self-love. ● Honoring yourself and your body by intentionally carving out 'me time'.
● How the experience of a physical book or list can be super motivating and personal.
● Shelby's approach of living in the moment; sitting in the discomfort of the unknown.

© 2021 Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast 1

TMSS 32 Show Notes

● How she is embracing vulnerability and being open to all types of feedback.
● Hear Shelby's inspiring final advice on self-acceptance and valuing what we want!

Tweetables:

“Failure is a very real option, but if you do not try you are never going to know what you're capable of.” — Shelby Kennedy [0:06:23]

“This life is a balance of believing in yourself, and getting out of your own way.” — Shelby Kennedy [0:07:37]

“Can you work out and feel good about yourself, feel good about your results and the effort that you put in? And not have it take up all your time because you're a busy modern woman and you have a bazillion things to do? Yes! And I believe that's what my book delivers.” — Shelby Kennedy [0:08:59]

“Yes, you're taking your 30 to 45 minutes to do your workout, but that time is about you, and I feel like we [as women] don't get that.” — Shelby Kennedy [0:15:00]

“I am trying to live in this moment right now. And what that means for me is, you need to live in it with how it feels.” — Shelby Kennedy [0:21:20]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Shelby Kennedy on Instagram @itstheshelblife Breakneck Booty on Amazon
Britt Anderson
Britt Anderson on Instagram

© 2021 Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast 2

031. Hormonal Cycling: How Aligning with Your Cycle will Unlock Balance and Synergy in your Life and Workplace with Ash McDonald

031. Hormonal Cycling: How Aligning with Your Cycle will Unlock Balance and Synergy in your Life and Workplace with Ash McDonald

September 15, 2021

Hormonal Cycling: How Aligning with Your Cycle will Unlock Balance and Synergy in your Life and Workplace with Ash McDonald

 

Episode 31: Show Notes

 

Have you ever heard of hormone cycling? It affects every woman with a menstruation cycle, and we go through four different stages every month. Did you know that there are also optimal times for memory, for creativity, for balance? Well, today you’ll hear from therapist turned holistic business coach, growth strategist, and cyclical planning expert, Ash McDonald, as we discuss the various hormonally optimal times throughout the month and how aligning with your cycle will unlock balance and synergy in both your life and your workplace. Ash is the Founder of Ash McDonald Mentoring, where she helps women entrepreneurs increase their profit and productivity by optimizing their mindset, hormones, and time. Her mission is to teach women with big dreams how to crush their goals without having to miss out on the moments that matter most in life and, in today’s episode, we get a sneak peek into her process as she shares the power of utilizing your cycle as a blueprint for your life, the feminine alignment coaching programs that she offers to help you do just that, and how to approach things everything in your life using what Ash calls a cyclical workflow. Tune in today for all this and more!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • An introduction to Ash McDonald, therapist turned holistic business coach.
  • ‘Business biohacking’, the term Ash coined for utilizing your cycle as a blueprint for your life.
  • Learn about the feminine alignment coaching that she offers and how it can help you in your business and your personal life.
  • Find out why understanding your hormonal cycle should be a commonplace narrative.
  • The importance of changing the narrative about periods for men and boys as well as women.
  • What hormone cycling and cycle syncing mean and helpful resources you can reference.
  • Hear about the four phases of your cycle: menstruation, follicular, ovulation, and luteal.
  • During which phase you are most connected, adaptable, creative, or communicative.
  • How the contraceptive pill can interfere with our cycle and cause estrogen dominance.
  • The digestive enzymes in raw vegetables that can be instrumental during ovulation.
  • Some of the effects of elevated levels of progesterone during your luteal phase.
  • How Ash would approach the task of creating content using a cyclical workflow.
  • How early cycle syncing can be beneficial for women; as soon as you have a period.
  • Why, as a cyclical being, you are not meant to be the same person every single day.
  • How the world around us is built upon the belief systems and 24-hour cycles of men.
  • Learn more about The Flow Lab and Ambitiously Aligned courses that Ash offers.
  • The power in building and scaling a business that is aligned with who you are.
  • Ash shares her morning routine and how it differs from phase to phase during her cycle.

 

Tweetables:

 

“Our superpower is understanding our cycle and using it as a blueprint for our life.” — Ash McDonald [0:03:20]

 

“Thinking through my cyclical workflow [of] content [creation] – menstrual would be brain dumping, follicular would be writing, ovulation would be recording, and that luteal phase would be editing.” — Ash McDonald [0:19:09]

 

“As a cyclical being, you are not meant to be the same person every single day.” — Ash McDonald [0:22:22]

 

“We, [as] women, can have immediate results in our life that we are deserving of when we look through the lens of our own cyclical blueprint.” — Ash McDonald [0:24:23]

 

“It’s all about building and scaling a business that is aligned with who you are.” — Ash McDonald [0:27:42]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Ash McDonald Mentoring

Ash McDonald on Instagram

The Flow Lab

Ambitiously Aligned Arena

Ambitiously Aligned Mastermind

In the Flo

Woman Code

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

 

The Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast 2021

 

 

030. Raising Your Frequency with Love Powered Co-Founder Anna Lozano

030. Raising Your Frequency with Love Powered Co-Founder Anna Lozano

September 7, 2021

Raising Your Frequency with Love Powered Co-Founder Anna Lozano

 

Episode 30: Show Notes.

 

I think that after the past year and a half or so, we can all agree that we are all in need of a higher frequency. Well, today you are in luck! In this episode, we chat with Anna Lozano co-founder of Love Powered Co. on all things high-frequency living. She shares how through maintaining a high frequency and listening to her intuition, the universe has led her through many uncertain but ultimately fulfilling experiences. Among these is the story of how she left a corporate dream job to become an entrepreneur, as well as the story of how her family was led to move to British Columbia and the rewarding journey that they have been on over the last few months. Anna explains how our kids already have so much mindfulness and intuition, and why we should be equipping them to not forget it. She also explains how she met Lindy Sood and came up with the idea for Love Powered Co based on what they mutually wanted for their kids. Tune in today to find out the importance of following your soul’s purpose, how discomfort leads to magic, the pros of writing down the pros and cons, the importance of raising our frequencies in light of what’s happening in the world today, and how to go about doing this. For an inspiring conversation that is sure to leave you with a higher frequency, tune in today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • How the universe led Anna Lozano and her family to move to British Columbia.
  • Some background to Anna and how her family came to Canada from Poland.
  • What made her leave a corporate dream job to become an entrepreneur.
  • How she met Lindy Sood and came up with the idea for Love Powered Co based on what they mutually wanted for their kids.
  • The importance of following your soul’s purpose and how discomfort leads to magic.
  • How our kids already have so much mindfulness and intuition and the importance of equipping them to not forget it.
  • Why Anna feels that the traditional education system is outdated.
  • Thoughts on collaboration over competition and women entrepreneurs supporting each other.
  • Anna’s passion for investing in female-funded companies that are doing good for the world.
  • The courses and masterclasses that she offers.
  • The importance of raising our frequencies in light of what’s happening in the world today.
  • Anna’s upcoming Instagram frequency course to show people ways to raise their frequencies.
  • How Anna discovered her superpower for connecting people.
  • How she found the courage to follow her intuition and step out of the corporate world.
  • Advice to others on how to step out of their comfort zone.
  • How the worst-case scenario is not that bad and the pros of writing down the pros and cons.
  • Why Anna keeps a proof journal of her wins.
  • Anna’s daily self-care ritual and how this changes with the season of her life.
  • The future possibility of a holistic micro-school.

 

Tweetables:

 

“I just started putting it out there that I want to be an entrepreneur, I want to create, I want to be in charge of my future, I want to be in charge of my happiness, to be in charge of putting what I want into the world, and I want to contribute to making the world a better place.” — Anna Lozano [0:06:44]

 

“We both looked at our children — and we said, ‘Well, what if we raised them with this foundation of personal growth and mindfulness and affirmations and gratitude so that when they grow up, they're not undoing all the programming, but this is just their foundation?’” — Anna Lozano [0:08:42]

 

“With all the shifts happening in the world today, the most important work we can do right now is our own frequency. We have to keep our frequency high. We have to stay in that high vibrational standpoint, no matter what is happening outside of us.” — Anna Lozano [0:18:00]

 

“Whatever I'm putting out into the world is just coming back to me as a boomerang. So if my frequency has lowered, well, guess what? I'm gonna attract things, opportunities, experiences, people that are vibrating at that frequency, and I can't have that!” — Anna Lozano [0:19:29]

 

“Thirteen years ago, I felt it and I acted on it. And I continue to do that. It’s not that we don’t have things that feel fearful come our way, or feel scary, but I just work through it because I already have proof that it is so much better on the other side.” — Anna Lozano [0:23:14]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Anna Lozano on Instagram

Love Powered Co on Instagram

Love Powered Co.

Lindy Sood on Instagram

The Secret

Losing My Virginity

Abraham-Hicks Publications on YouTube

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

029. Conquer 100 Behind the Scenes: How Family Conquers All with Sunny Jo Lawrence

029. Conquer 100 Behind the Scenes: How Family Conquers All with Sunny Jo Lawrence

September 1, 2021

Conquer 100 Behind the Scenes: How Family Conquers All with Sunny Jo Lawrence

WELCOME BACK!!

The Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast is back after a summer hiatus and we cant wait for you to tune in to all out exciting new line-ups!

We are kicking it off with an amazing women, Sunny Jo Lawrence.

 

TUNE IN TODAY!

Episode 29: Show Notes.

 

For anyone who followed the Iron Cowboy James Lawrence complete his incredible Conquer 100 physical challenge by completing 100 triathlons in 100 days, today’s guest may be familiar to you. In this episode, we speak to his wife, the equally incredible Sunny Jo Lawrence. She gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what life was like for James, for her, and for their five children as he undertook this incredibly challenging pursuit. We look at the ups and downs of such a journey and what it looks like to be the organizer and the support system. She speaks about how the Conquer 100 required a collective effort for the whole family, how each of her kids found their own purpose and role in it, and how she prepared for it by setting the tone. We also discuss how she has used the experience to teach her children that change and disruption are opportunities for growth. Tune in today to find out where she saw the biggest growth in herself during the Conquer 100, the importance and the difficulty of maintaining a good attitude through challenging times, and why this generation should not be afraid to pursue hard things intentionally. You’ll also hear about Sunny Jo’s calling to connect with women, her new speaking career, and her future plans in terms of content creation, as well as the possibility of a book. What does Sunny's life look like with five kids in a goal-oriented household and how does she keep her values in check? Well, tune in today to find out!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • Some of Sunny Jo Lawrence’s background and her love of fitness.
  • How fitness brought her and her husband James Lawrence together.
  • Sunny Jo’s experience of doing triathlons.
  • How Sunny Jo prepared for Conquer 100 by setting the tone for the household.
  • How Sunny has taught her children that change and disruption is an opportunity for growth.
  • How this lesson relates to the pandemic.
  • How James lives his mantra of living in the present.
  • Sunny Jo’s calling to connect with women and her new speaking career.
  • How her new career offers her the opportunity to self-reflect and grow.
  • Why having to adapt everyday was one of the greatest challenges she faced during the Conquer 100.
  • The importance and the difficulty of maintaining a good attitude in the situation she faced.
  • The most physically challenging thing Sunny Jo’s has ever experienced firsthand.
  • How this generation avoids discomfort but Sunny Jo’s daughter is learning to pursue hard things intentionally.
  • Future plans for Sunny Jo in terms of content creation and the possibility of a book.
  • Sunny Jo’s normal morning and evening self-care routines.
  • Her thoughts on her changing role as a mother as her children grow up.
  • Britt’s advice for Sunny Jo to sit in your silence.

 

Tweetables:

 

“Every mom knows that she sets the mood of the home. So, I imagine in these moments of chaos, as long as the mom keeps it together, the whole family keeps it together. I knew that. I knew it was imperative.” — Sunny Jo Lawrence [0:07:21]

 

“And that’s the crazy part, it’s like people went into this year with COVID saying, ‘Oh my gosh, everything’s uncertain!’ Every morning when you get out of bed, life is uncertain. It is no different than every other day of our lives.” — Sunny Jo Lawrence [0:10:53]

 

“It’s okay to suffer but when you go 10 and 20 years and you haven’t figured out your path and you can’t figure out this balance, that’s what I want to talk to women about.” — Sunny Jo Lawrence [0:17:05]

 

“It’s a beautiful place of growth for me as well because I get to self-reflect and say, ‘Well, where am I? Where do I have gaps? Where am I missing what I need to be seeing in all this? And where do I have room to grow?’” — Sunny Jo Lawrence [0:20:26]

 

“The whole journey is unprecedented. No one’s ever done this before, no one knows what to expect. The people who’ve come closest are us!” — Sunny Jo Lawrence [0:25:45]

 Sunny Jo's Bio:

Sunny is a Utah native and have a college degree from Utah Valley University in the field of Psychology. I married James in December of 2000 and we are loving life together. We have five children, four daughters and one son on the end. I have always loved being a mom, as well as James’ #1 supporter through all of his accomplishments. We balance each other out and make a great team.

I am excited about starting my own career, and heading into the second half of my life. I am passionate about people, and love getting to know anyone with whom I cross paths. I am regularly told that I am a ray of sunshine and that my personality fits my name.

I have been an athlete for most years of my life, and have enjoyed the calmed down version now that I am entering the next chapter of my life. Golf has waited many years, and is now something that I love to do, especially in my hot pink golf shoes.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Sunny Jo Mama

Sunny Jo Lawrence on Instagram

IronCowboy James on Instagram

Conquer 100

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

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