Fitlandia | Fitness for Your Mind
About This Show
It’s time to get over self-sabotage, negative thoughts, and obstacles to getting fit again and staying fit for life. Christa is a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, nutritional therapist, and founder of Fitlandia on a mission to end the vicious yo-yo dieting cycle. Join her each week as she sits down with top fitness and wellness experts to discuss nutrition, exercise, and mental health. Loaded with quick healthy tips and Fitlandia’s signature Mind Zoning® meditations, The Fitlandia Podcast gives you all the tools you need to commit to a permanent lifestyle change.
Most Recent Episode
35 - Get Fit Using Your Emotions
6 days ago
Today we welcome back Kelli von Heydekampf, Certified Professional Hypnotherapist and one of Fitlandia’s very own expert practitioners. Kelli is here to teach us how to harness the power of our mind to help with our fitness endeavors. Many of us have a negative cognition when it comes to thinking or talking about the emotions that are linked to our fitness or health goals. Of course, binge eating from emotional stress or snacking out of boredom is certainly not beneficial, but seeing how these behaviors all tie together helps us mentally and physically. Stay tuned to the end when Kelli walks us through a mind zoning session. Examples in Everyday Life Fostering a new puppy, Kelli has been observing the interactions between her 50-pound puppy and her 8-pound cat. Upon meeting each other for the first time, their physicality didn’t seem to matter but their attitudes and mindset set the tone and it was clear the cat was in charge. Kelli said she’s also noticed how her foster puppy is learning many “good dog behaviors” from their older dog. The puppy is learning what the rules are and what it takes to be a dog in this new household. By following the older dog, the pup is quickly learning his manners but in return, the older dog is getting reintroduced to the fun of playfulness. This monitoring and mentoring activity seems to be done naturally by animals and it serves them well. As humans, we can benefit from these similar types of relationships. We might not be familiar with this new fitness lifestyle but with the support of community, we can see what is possible and take joy in it. Kelli’s Book Recommendations Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert, PhD. Candace, who has passed on, was a trained scientist and studied quantum physics. In her work, she discovered just how connected our minds and bodies are. Her book relates to the newly discovered field of epigenetics. People who study epigenetics know that our DNA and genetics play a large part of who are and how our bodies may react to certain things but do not agree that we are pre-diagnosed to anything specific, simply based on our genetic makeup. The science of epigenetics agrees that every cell has this DNA and genetic information stored in it but the bigger and more important picture is how the receptors of each cell react. These receptor