What does it mean to fuel your freedom?

Hey there, everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to listen, read, and following along with my new passion project. It is my hope that each episode leaves you with actionable takeaways that you can implement into your life immediately.

This podcast will cover all of the topics that I work with clients on each and every day: exercise and movement, nutrition, mindset, and recovery. It’s going to be a wide range. If there’s ever a question you have or topic you’d like to see, leave a comment on the blog, send me a message on Facebook, a DM on Instagram, or shoot me an email!

This podcast is truly for YOU and I want to make sure you’re getting what you want from it 🙂

Keep reading! If you prefer to listen, you can listen to the show on Youtube by clicking HERE or most major podcast platforms by clicking HERE.

Note: At the time of publishing, Buzzsprout was experiencing a disruption in services. My sincerest apologies if that is still continuing. The episode is available on Youtube and will be available on other platforms as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!

Let’s start with the name.

Some synonyms of the word fuel include: accelerant, gas, ammunition, juice, electricity, nourishment, and propellant. Sure, these could be used for fires or cars, but it’s also for ourselves.

  • Fuel in the form of food to power training sessions.
  • Fuel in the form of motivation as a result of action.
  • Fuel in the form of power to do what you have to do.
  • Fuel in the form of restorative sleep to accelerate your day.

There are a number of analogies for the word fuel in our life, as well as our health and fitness journey. Fuel allows for action; it allows the car to move forward. This podcast will be your fuel in your health and fitness journey.

It will include habits, practices, exercises, and other action steps for you to take while on your journey – often, regardless of your specific goal.

This leads me to the next word: your. Sure, it’s a nice way to connect the two, but it’s more than that. This is YOUR journey. It’s not your friend’s, sister’s, brothers’s, co-workers, or significant other’s. What has worked for other people does not guarantee that it will work for you with YOUR life circumstances.

Just as in the gym, when we need to have individualized programs due to a member’s injury history, we have to have that same approach in nutrition and lifestyle habits. A shift-worker won’t have the same eating schedule as a stay-at-home mom. An employee at a call center won’t have the same ability to move throughout the day as a teacher. Each person’s life is completely individual. Your fitness journey should reflect that uniqueness.

Finally, freedom. It’s a powerful word.

The health and fitness space is saturated with an abundance of information – much of this coming from those with the best of intentions, but lacking the knowledge and education to truly make it applicable to the masses.

The media headlines and social media spotlights are constantly marketing the quick-fixes, flashy products, and latest “hacks” to make money. As humans, it’s only natural to be drawn to these advertisements. These people are good at their job…of marketing. But that’s the problem.

They’re great at marketing and sales. This creates a cluttered world where we’re stuck looking for answers when products and programs fail us. We often fall into the trap of starting over again and again.

We yearn for freedom.

This freedom is, in part, through education and knowledge. There’s a saying: “You don’t know what you don’t know.” This is true. But, as we learn and know better, we can do better. The podcast will help you toward the goal of freedom with some of this education.

But more than that, freedom is truly achieved through action…Are we sensing that the magic is in the action, yet? 😉

The ‘unlocked’ kettlebell logo

This podcast isn’t just about working out and eating better. It’s not about the lifestyle hacks and tips or tricks to achieve your goals. It’s about teaching you these things so that, through health and fitness, you can achieve a greater sense of freedom in your life.

It’s about finding the keys to unlock the door and set you free – toward whatever life has in store for you.

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to listen, read, and join me on this journey.


What are your goals? Take the time this week to define them. Even if you don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, chances are you have some goals that you’d like to work toward. These can be health and fitness-related, or not. But take time this week to get clear on them.

Define them as SMART goals.

  1. Specific; This is where many resolutions go astray. Sure “save money” and “read more” is great, but what does that mean? Specify your goals. “I will save X% of my income per paycheck.” or “I will read at least 10 pages each morning.” Defining our goals makes them real, instead of being vague and unattainable.
  2. Measurable; We have to have a way to measure progress. Sure, “lose weight” is awesome, but if we don’t take pre-program measurements, how are we going to know that you lost weight? If you want to bench press more weight, but don’t know what your current max is, you’re not going to have a “before” to measure against.
  3. Attainable; If you’ve never run a mile, chances are that a marathon next month is out of the question. This will be specific to you; be honest with yourself about what is realistic instead of idealistic.
  4. Relevant; These should be something that YOU want to accomplish. If you have no interest in running, don’t sign up for a race as a goal that you want to accomplish. Pick something that you truly WANT and would be enjoyable to work toward.
  5. Time-bound; Set a deadline as to when you want to achieve these goals by.

Once you have them, work backward. What are the small actions that you need to take each day that will get you there? For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds this year, that’s about 1lb per week. What are you going to do to make that happen? What metrics are you going to keep track of so that you know you’re on track to hit that goal by the end of the year?

Thank you again for taking the time to read or listen to this episode. If you loved it and found it helpful in fueling your freedom, please leave a rating/review, share with a friend, or post a screenshot to your social media! It truly helps the podcast grow so much. Catch you in the next episode, blog, or Instagram/Facebook post!

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