This is episode 152 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder! Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.
Pam is so excited to bring you today’s guest! Holly Fields is a certified personal trainer and certified fitness nutrition specialist located in Southwest Virginia. She has over 25 years of experience working in the fitness and the health & wellness industry.
If you’re struggling to get in shape, don’t know what to eat, or feeling unmotivated to get back into exercise, this episode is for you! Holly shares so many insightful tips around health, fitness, and nutrition. Holly breaks down everything that you need to know about getting started with exercising, how to balance your nutrition, and both feel and look your best!
So sit back, relax, and be sure to get ready to take notes! You’re going to love this episode.
[:30] About today’s episode with Holly Fields.
[1:19] Pam welcomes Holly to the podcast!
[3:15] Holly shares about where her passion for exercise originated, her background in fitness, her age, and what she has learned over her 25 years of experience.
[5:36] How exercise helped Holly through the struggles and stressors in her life.
[7:33] Holly dispels the female myth of ‘exercising will make you big.’
[9:05] Why do people often quit exercise and struggle to persevere?
[10:49] About Pam’s book, Rich Girl Poor Girl.
[11:12] What are the common concerns Holly sees middle-aged women facing when it comes to health and fitness?
[11:34] What can we eat? What should we eat?
[15:36] The role that our mindset plays with regard to what we eat.
[18:39] Why you should never restrict your eating. Just eat the cookie!
[19:34] What can we do to decrease midsection fat?
[23:47] Why positive self-talk and mindset are key to improving your overall health, wellbeing, and fitness.
[25:44] Why you have to schedule (and plan for) your workouts.
[27:34] The importance of balancing your nutrition with your exercise.
[28:58] Holly’s favorite nutrition and fitness tools.
[31:12] Holly explains what it means to have a calorie deficit.
[34:36] Pam and Holly’s tips for keeping track of what you eat/not overeating.
[38:38] Should we be eliminating sugar from our diets?
[40:30] Why you need to be counting everything if you’re trying to be in a calorie deficit.
[41:50] Simple everyday things we can do to feel and look better.
[46:20] Holly shares some final words of wisdom and motivation for listeners.
[48:14] Pam thanks Holly for joining the podcast!
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