Grace & Grit Podcast: Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives

Grace & Grit Podcast: Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives

The Grace and Grit Podcast takes the health fairy tale you've heard all your life and turns it upside down and inside out, helping women rebuild their relationship with their body once and for all. Placing the focus on love and respect, rather than the aggressive demands and unrealistic expectations that have become the norm, Courtney Townley is determined to help women mend the fabric of what is driving the female health story.

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January 5, 2016 17 min

Learn more about Courtney Townley and her mission behind Grace & Grit.

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1:20: Introduction to Grace & Grit’s Mission

2:10: How Cou...

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The real reasons women are struggling to get healthy for the long term has more to do with mindset than strategy.

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1:00: How “thinking sma...

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January 14, 2016 18 min

The superpower most women are under utilizing when it comes to improving their health.

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00:45: The linchpin to success with ANY goal.

1:45...

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January 16, 2016 18 min

You will have to "trim the fat" in your life to make room to practice healthy living regularly.

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1:20: Why change feels so hard.

1...

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January 23, 2016 20 min

Stress plays a much bigger role in reclaiming health than most women realize.

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2:30: Why I suggest most women do the opposite of what the ...

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January 30, 2016 22 min

Getting clear on what the metabolism even is and how you can train it to work for you rather than against you.

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1:40: Changing the convers...

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Your gut health has been referred to as the second brain! In this interview with holistic nutritionist, Laini Gray, we discuss how important gut health is, and how you can fortify yours.

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About Laini Gray: Laini Gray has been in the business of fitness, food and fun for over 20 years. She began her career with a focus on FUN and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in the field of recreation, where she whole heartedly adopted the c...

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February 13, 2016 26 min

Habit change is no small task. They take a lot of GRIT and time to change. In this episode, Courtney gives you strategies for making REAL habit change.

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In today’s fast and furious world, staying mindful in the present moment is no small task. And, yet, awareness is the key ingredient to making choices that consistently serve the life you said you wanted to live. Mindlessness, on the other hand, truly is the quickest and most powerful way to unravel your health. Check out this podcast for more insight on what a mindfulness practice is and how to get started developing your own toda...

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The scale evokes intense emotion in most women and it isn’t even a living thing! It is a hunk of metal that is judged, blamed and booted all for giving women a number that simply reflects their relationship to gravity.

Contrary to popular belief, the scale is not telling you about the state of your health, your abilities or your worthiness as a human being.

Nope.

The scale gives you a very small sliver of insight into your greater ...

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Most women don’t consider that calorie cutting and exercise are forms of stress.

They are great stressors in a system that can handle them, but to be honest, most women who are experiencing some form of physiological breakdown are not in the best position to be dealing with MORE stress, they need to unload their stress. In other words, women need to heal their systems BEFORE they add stressors like calorie cutting and cardio. Just ...

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Women are hearing a lot these days about the importance of detoxing and cleansing their bodies to optimize health. Unfortunately, many programs are selling aggressive tactics and pushing a lot unnecessary supplements to aid these natural processes. In this episode nutritionist Sara Bradford and I help women better understand your body’s natural detoxing ability and simple measures you can take today to help keep your detoxing syste...

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The benefits of superfoods are being sold to us at every turn. And while I am all for eating the foods that super-charge health, there are some incredibly potent character traits that have the potential to nourish us just as deeply, if not more than, the foods we are hearing so much about.

Absolutely, EAT superfoods, but don’t focus so much on what you are eating that you lose focus on how you are living (or should I say NOT living...

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You, and nearly every other human being on the planet, are on decision overload.

No kidding…you are making around 35,000 decisions daily which means by lunch time you are probably already in a state of decision fatigue!

You need to be sure you are making the best decisions for your health at a time when you are thinking clearly and have your VALUES governing your decisions NOT hunger, fatigue or someone else’s crisis.

Improving you...

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It is always the little things we take for granted, eh? And yet, it seems to be practicing the little things consistently that lead to BIG gains.

In the age of complex exercise systems and hard to understand dieting tactics, it is easy to lose sight of the easy stuff you can do to gain massive benefit when it comes to your health.

One of the simplest…drink more water!

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The fitness industry has made exercise very, very complicated. So complicated, in fact, that many women I coach have fierce resistance to it, even though they understand the importance of it.

What if the secret to feeling better fast physically, emotionally and mentally wasn’t about the latest and greatest exercise system that the fitness industry has conjured up but rather about moving your body more consistently throughout the da...

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When it comes to optimizing your health, sleep is a really big deal.

You can eat a clean diet and move your body daily, but if you are neglecting your recovery and dream time, your body will struggle to absorb and deliver the nutrition you are feeding it and your muscles will be unable to repair and rebuild. Your immune system will be compromised and your cognitive function will go out the window. And this is just a short list of n...

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The female hormonal system is complex, to say the least and it can make a woman a hot frustrated mess (literally) when it comes to improving health. In this episode, Dr. Jen Hawes helps us to better understand some of the most common hormonal, thyroid and adrenal issues women face and how we can best protect ourselves against hormonal warfare.

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In this episode, Doctor of Physical Therapy Kat Ingalls helps us to better understand some of the most common injuries women experience when working to up-level their health.

We discuss the dangers of pushing your body too hard too fast and why a foundation of basic strength, combined with smart exercise progression, is so important. Kat also dishes out tips and tricks for quicker recovery when an injury does occur.

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Maintaining a social life, while trying to get healthier can certainly pose some challenges due to the fact that most social events are based on less than stellar food and lots of alcohol.

If you are really committed to your health, you are going to have be ok with creating some parameters for yourself when you do go out for social occasions. In this episode, Courtney introduces tried and true strategies for navigating your social ...

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