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Jen Brown - Running and Triathlon Coach, Author and Mindset Coach for Women SpartaChicks Radio brings inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in sport, business and life. Jen Brown from Sparta Chicks Radio is a Running and Triathlon Coach and Writer. The goal of Sparta Chicks Radio is to share inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in all walks of life about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery, success and living life on your terms. From world class athletes, brilliant business minds to everyday women undertaking epic adventures, Sparta Chicks Radio will help you tap into your inner strength, courage, bravery and determination so you can chase your dreams and live a more fulfilling life on your terms. Find out more at www.spartachicks.com
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Aug 26, 2018

“Attitude is more important than fact” might seem like one of those weary and overused motivational slogans.

But Lisa Bentley lives it every day.

A member of the Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame, Lisa is an 11 time Ironman triathlon champion, including 5 straight victories at Ironman Australia (2002 - 2006).

She also has cystic fibrosis - a genetic lung disease that results in chronic infections with limited lung capacity.

Lisa was diagnosed in 1989 at the age of 20, when the average life expectancy for those with cystic fibrosis in Canada, was also 20.

The facts would suggest Lisa was never meant to excel at endurance sports.

She’s the first to admit she wasn’t the most talented athlete around, especially given her limited lung capacity.

But it was Lisa’s approach to the mental and emotional side of sport -- and her attitude -- that set her apart.

We dive into her story and the tools she used to build that mental fitness in this conversation.

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Aug 19, 2018

In April 2018, Steph became the first British woman to circumnavigate the world and ride a motorbike (affectionately called Rhonda the Honda) on all 7 continents — yes, including Antarctica!

This journey covered 120,000km / 74,000 miles, across 53 countries, and took 4 years to complete.

In this conversation, Steph and I discuss:

* why you sometimes feel lost and unfulfilled despite achieving the goal you’ve set for yourself,

* how she planned the logistics of her 4 year trip,

* why people enjoy helping — and why you should ask for it,

* her experience with the Imposter Complex the day she started her ride in London,

* how she has learnt to manage her thoughts when others share their fears and doubts with her (including when someone said to her: “you’ve bitten off more than you can chew”). Notice the language she uses: I choose to believe I’ll be ok,

* her experience riding through Iran when it was illegal for women to do so,

* the experience of getting Rhonda the Honda to Antarctica on a 60’ foot sailing yacht, and then home via a Russian icebreaker,

* the times she thought about quitting and her fears of not finishing the ride, especially when injuries left her in considerable pain,

* the difference between quitting because you’ve given up or because it’s a conscious decision, and

* the expedition she is leading in 2019 - taking the first group of all-women bikers to Everest Base Camp in Tibet (Interested? There are spots available!)

Get the full show notes for the episode here.

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Aug 12, 2018

Australia’s coolest psychologist, Ali Hill is a CEO, sought-after speaker, author, podcaster, mum of 2 and runner.

Perhaps it’s no wonder that after being overcome by a tremendous sense of overwhelm 2 years ago, that Ali (as a ‘head mechanic’ to use her words) went on a quest to understand society’s obsession with ‘busy’ and how to live a life filled with meaning, even amongst the busyness.

That quest resulted in Ali not only making changes in her own work and life but also writing a fantastic book called ‘Stand Out: A Real World Guide to Get Clear, Find Purpose & Become the Boss of Busy’ and launching one of my favourite podcasts, Stand Out Life.

In this conversation, we discuss where her interest in behavioural science and psychology originated from, the fear of failure, how to live a life filled with meaning (even amongst the ‘busy’) and her experience running the 22km race at Ultra Trail Australia this year.

Plus, I turn the tables and ask whether a psychologist -- with all the tools, knowledge and insight she has -- can still experience the Imposter Complex.

Get the full show notes for the episode here.

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Aug 5, 2018

Steph Lowe is a triathlete, Sports Nutritionist and the Founder of the Natural Nutritionist, a business based in Melbourne, Australia dedicated to teaching how easy real food living and performance can be.

The foundation of her approach is a whole foods, lower carb higher fat (or LCHF) lifestyle, which she also describes as JERF (just eat real food).

This conversation ties together with the previous conversations I’ve had with Katee Pedicini on the podcast as nutrition is one of Katee’s key recommendations for developing happy hormones.

In this conversation, we discuss:

* the profound impact removing gluten had on Steph’s physical and mental health,

* why food is medicine,

* the benefits of adopting an LCHF lifestyle (and whether you would experience the same benefits if you are not gluten intolerant),

* the most common tell-tale symptoms a person might have that would benefit from adopting an LCHF lifestyle (listen up if you have 3.30-itis, you get hangry or if you experience cravings),

* the impact of gut health on your hormonal cycle, PMS and immune system,

* the added benefits of adopting an LCHF lifestyle for athletes (including for those who struggle with weight loss despite heavy amounts of training),

* the difference between LCHF and a keto diet, the confusion between the two and why she doesn’t recommend a keto diet to athletes,

* why carb-loading doesn’t make sense and why the intensity of your training should dictate your carb intake (not what stage of training you’re in),

* how to make the transition to an LCHF lifestyle and the ideal time to do it, and

* the benefits of fasting (and how to capitalise on what you’re already doing).

Get the full show notes for the episode here.

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