When you see a photo of yourself and cringe Do you ever see a photo of yourself and cringe? Yeah, me too. Cue my self-talk: Wait, aren’t I supposed to not have any body image issues because I’m an expert on all this stuff? Am I, as an objectively small, white, cisgender woman, even supposed … Continue reading Ever felt like a goddess but looked like a hungover donkey?
How do the stories we tell ourselves impact our self-image, our performance, and even the enjoyment we derive from sport? And what if those stories aren’t serving us? How can we change them? Erin Ayala, licensed sport psychologist, certified mental performance consultant, and elite cyclist and I explore these questions and so much more in … Continue reading Real Fit Podcast Ep. 57| How self-compassion can unleash your speediest, strongest athletic performance (and improve your mental health) with Erin Ayala
I went to Lake of the Ozarks on a family vacation recently. It was a restful, rejuvenating vacation because my kids are finally at ages where it felt like a legit vacation rather than parenting in another place. Vacations used to stress me out — but it wasn’t just because of all the diapers, blankets, pacifiers, … Continue reading Vacations Used to Stress Me Out
Growing up, Sara Gross was one of the strongest, fastest, kids in her class. So she didn't understand why she only saw women playing sports on TV once every four years, at the Olympics. Today, she's a retired professional triathlete and the CEO and Founder of Feisty Media, a company she created in 2017 with … Continue reading Real Fit Podcast Ep. 56 | Sara Gross on the intersection between diet culture and sport
Answering a newsletter reader question about how to deal with negative postpartum body image after gaining weight during her second pregnancy