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The Yoga Pants Podcast
21 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
55 - Why We Need to Talk About Money
Money has always been a taboo topic. Most of our decisions are made with money in mind, yet we don't feel comfortable talking about it with people outside our close-knit circles, usually just within our immediate families. Yet when we keep our money concerns private, it can create stress, insecurity and feelings of hopelessness. Our goal today is to crack open the door and encourage all of us to be more open about this previously secretive topic. Today we cover: Generational practices that have created this taboo around money & how we can change it for our kids Money management is a Practice Money is one of the biggest relationship stressors so learning to talk about it is so important How do we invest our money? Budgeting vs Reality Just for you, our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
23 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
54 - The Importance of Coaches - At All Ages & Stages of Life
Today we talk all about coaches. When we look back and think about the people who have played impactful roles in our lives, coaches always stand out. But at some point, after our youth athletic careers are over, most of us never work with coaches again. That's what we explore today including: Examples of great coaches in our lives The best coaches expect a lot from you - which in return teaches you to expect a lot from yourself Great coaches also transcend the sport or activity you do and train you to be a champion "on and off the field" Coaches exist in all areas of life, not just kids' sports Sometimes having a coach is the best way to hold yourself accountable to your goals & so much more! Just for you, our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
21 minutes | Jan 9, 2023
53 -New Year Inspired Life: The Power of Visualization
Get ready to shut your eyes and go for a ride! Today your ride is a throwback to 1988 - you get to swim the 100 yard breaststroke with Nicole DeBoom! The backstory: Sarah believes strongly that visualizing your success is one of the keys to achieving it. Whatever you believe is what will come true. But learning how to use visualization to get there takes practice. Today we do a deep dive into what it feels like to visualize a one minute athletic event. But the message is this: once you learn how to practice visualization, you can transfer that skill to any aspect of your life. Want to join the life changing workshop Sarah talks about? You can find more details here. Just for you, our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
18 minutes | Dec 29, 2022
52 - The 4 Things You Need for a Happy Life
Welcome back to a very fun episode of the Yoga Pants Podcast. Today we talk all about happiness. Turns out it's pretty simple. You just need 4 things. Something to do Someone to love Something to look forward to Some way to give back If you want to read more about Dan Buettner's research on this topic, check out The Blue Zones of Happiness. We certainly love this outlook and whenever things feel off, it makes it much easier to identify which of the 4 is missing. Attaining it is not as easy, but at least you have a starting point! Want to join the life changing workshop Sarah talks about? You can find more details here. Just for you, our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
29 minutes | Dec 16, 2022
51 - Belonging: Why We Crave it & How to Find it
This topic is perfect for the holidays. While some of us are able to find and connect with our people during this time of year, many others go through huge waves of loneliness - from loss, distance or pandemics. While we want it to be a time of connection, it is often the opposite. Instead of feeling despondent and helpless, we share some ideas on how you can take action and find your people. 1) Think about your current core beliefs. The best tribes share values. 2) Practice unconditional self-acceptance. Stop saying "I'll finally fully love and embrace myself after I achieve xyz!" 3) Make room for "and" 4) Prioritize healing yourself. At the end of the day, you won't make progress unless you're willing to put yourself out there. It's hard, but good things come when you allow them to, and staying inside your safe place won't allow others in! Just for you, our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. It's not too late to shop for the holidays! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
12 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
50 - The Most Comfortable Sports Bra on the Planet for All Cup Sizes
Today we have some fun talking about the girls & sharing a product that is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Meet the Skirt Sports All In Long Bra! Okay, "all cup sizes" is an impossible task so for the sake of this episode, let's say A to E cups. Today we talk about: Boobs: how they're all different but they have one thing in common - they want a comfortable bra to support them! The All In Long Bra in all its brilliant glory Strappy cuteness Supportive compression without hard-edged underwire Even though Nicole was dubious, Sarah confirmed that even up to E cups are happily supported in this bra! Just for you, our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. Grab an All In Long Bra now!!! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
35 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
49 - Best Holiday Gifts for Runners (& Athletes)
It's that time of year! Time to shop for all the people you love (go ahead and throw something for yourself in the mix too). Meaningful gifts make all the difference. If you have a runner (or athlete of any kind) on your list, listen to these ideas. And please share your own! The more ideas the better, so post your comments here or pop over to social and send us a note! The Gift of Fitness: Garmin (Sarah wants a new one!) The Gift of Health: InsideTracker (Nicole says get your blood drawn and become your own health advocate!) The Gift of Support & Motivation: ZOOMA Run Club The Gift of Inspiration: Momentum Jewelry (AWESOME stocking stuffers) The Gift of Cute & Comfortable: Skirt Sports (specifically All In High Rise Leggings, Go the Distance Half Zip, Wonderluxe Skirt in the Holiday Print coming soon) Now you can cross off your list and you have more time to workout and do things for yourself during this holiday season. You're welcome! For our listeners, use code POD20 for 20% off Skirt Sports and Momentum Jewelry. Shop now! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
40 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
48 - Workout Hacks from a Pro Athlete that Everyone Can Do
Ready to get your at-home fitness game on?! Today Nicole shares some awesome workout hacks that anyone can do. This episode was inspired by Sarah who simply wanted to know how Nicole operates her fitness regime with the added bonus of identifying some exercises that will help others. And once Nicole got rolling, she couldn't stop. In addition to some bigger picture concepts like how you are motivated & encouraging women to "try on new exercises and variations to see what fits," we literally break down the following moves that have kept Nicole healthy and strong as she comes back from spinal fusion surgery. Bridges Dead bugs Pilates V-ups Back extensions Squats in all their glory Lunges Just for you - our awesome listeners - use code POD20 for 20% off now! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
27 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
47 - Best Skirts & Skorts for Tennis & Pickleball
Hot on the tails of our "Best Leggings in the World" episode, we bring you some fun banter about our favorite court sports. Tennis has always been a Skirt Sport, but pickleball, while first created in the 60s is suddenly on fire and you must get the best gear to help you slam that tennis/badminton/ping-pong ball like a pro. In this episode, we talk about the power of wearing products that were actually made for the game you play, and highlight the features we love about the court-specific styles Skirt Sports offers. Namely the POCKETS. The dual (both thighs), convertible (upper and lower pockets on the same pocket!), deftly hidden pockets that do exactly what you need to play with confidence. Yes, this episode is pretty product-centric, but don't be fooled, we always sprinkle in some personal stories of triumph and tragedy as we go! Styles we recommend for tennis and pickleball: Triumph Skort "Everything about this skort is a triumph," says Sarah 😎 Jaguar Skirt "Is it the Jag-WHAR or the Jag-YOU-are skirt," asks Nicole 😂 Lotta Breeze Capri Skirt "Yes you have a pocket for your balls while playing in capris!" Eclipse Tank "Very forgiving around the midsection" agrees everyone everywhere All In Long Bra "Most Comfortable Bra on the Planet" (future episode - not kidding) Time to get yourself some new skirts and skorts! Use code POD20 for 20% off now! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
28 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
46 - The Best Leggings in the World
Sometimes you stumble across something so special you can't imagine life without it. That is what happens when you step into any of our Skirt Sports leggings for the first time. Today we deconstruct: The feminine ideal: Yes these leggings make us dig deep! The fabric The high waist The pockets Why flattery is not a bad thing! Time to get yourself the best leggings in the world! Use code POD20 for 20% off now! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
21 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
45 - 5 Things We Love About Amelia Island
"It's a rejuvenation of your soul." The ZOOMA Amelia Island Run Series is so much more than crossing the finish line (though that's a huge part of it). Amelia Island is a magical place that you must experience in your lifetime! Here are 5 reasons we love it so much. The view. The ocean offers peace & happiness. All the fun stuff! Welcome party. Fashion show. Yoga & more. The history. It's one of the oldest cities in Florida - sometimes called 8 flag island because 8 countries have ruled it over time. The medals. More distances = more medals. The courses. We engineered the most interesting, beautiful race courses that will not let you down. Register now! We'd love to hear from you. Please share more reasons why you love Amelia Island too! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
23 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
44 - Introducing the Yoga Pants Podcast
We're back! With a new name and an even more candid format. The truth is - we were asked to change our name by another organization with the same name. We took it as a sign that we needed to mix things up. So we took the summer off and came back swinging. Welcome to The Yoga Pants Podcast! Today we talk all things NAME, because when you change something as big as your name, it's not a small ask. We share why we chose The Yoga Pants Podcast, the beauty of change, and the brilliance behind the power of SEO 💪 Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
27 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
43 - She RUNS This Town: How Movement Creates Connection
She did it again! Sarah Ratzlaff officially acquired She RUNS This Town (originally named Moms RUN This Town), a national organization of over 500 women’s running clubs with a goal is to motivate, inspire, celebrate, and encourage ALL women in ALL stages of life. Originally founded by Pam Burrus, She RUNS This Town has been helping women connect for over 10 years. Today we talk WHY? Why Sarah felt SRTT would make the perfect addition to her lineup of Be Inspired Brands Why SRTT has been so successful in connecting and motivating women Why the organization changed names from Moms RUN This Town to She RUNS This Town Why connection, especially during tough times like a global pandemic, is more important than ever And where Sarah sees SRTT going For more info on SRTT, check out the soon-to-be-revamped site here!
36 minutes | May 13, 2022
42 - How it Started vs How it’s Going: The Story of the Skirt Sports Baton Pass
Two years ago, Nicole received an email from Sarah Ratzlaff, a follow up from six months prior when Nicole was looking to do a cross-promotion for her business Skirt Sports. Nicole's response: "No I'm not looking for a cross-promotion right now, but if you want to buy my business, I'd love to talk." Thus began one of the most important relationships in both of their lives, and the framework for the baton hand-off of Skirt Sports was sparked. How it started: May 6, 2020 Nicole was sprinting down the finish chute, slapping hands, and dealing with all the emotions that arise when the end of a huge race is near. Sarah was sitting in the grassy field in the middle of the track watching the events unfold around her, thinking about which one she wanted to do next. How it's going: May 6, 2022 Nicole is chilling out on the high jump mat, recovering after her long race, cheering on her teammates as they zip around the track Sarah is sprinting lap after lap after lap. Working hard, pushing her limits & taking in all the support she can along the way. When is the last time you took a snapshot of an important moment in time and analyzed what has changed since? It's easy to think that you're not really getting a lot done, but when you really start checking the boxes, you realize you've been more successful, busy and productive than you ever imagined. Today: Take a moment to list out what you have done in the past two years. Personal. Career. Fun. You name it. Make your list. Take it in. And remember how amazing you are.
32 minutes | May 7, 2022
41 - Operation Smoothie: Refresh Your Palate
Join the 7-Day Smoothie Refresh Challenge. It's free. It's delicious. It's just what you need right now. Did we mention it's FREE?! Before we dive into all things smoothie, Sarah and Nicole talk about what's really behind the smoothie - it's about prioritizing ourselves, making our health a priority, and doing it with the camaraderie of other active women who want to share tips, tricks and smoothie secrets. Go to skirtsports.com or click right here to join. The Smoothie Challenge starts May 9th! Sarah & Nicole's Smoothies Tips: Freeze your fruit: Then you don't need to add ice & water it down Sneak in frozen cauliflower for picky kids Greens - esp neutral greens like spinach and kale - can go in pretty much every recipe Lots of protein ideas: nut butters, protein powders, yogurt (esp greek yogurt), silken tofu, guava Add herbs like mint or cilantro - you can freeze herbs in ice cubes and pop into your smoothies To add some "oomph" that gives the smoothie structure and helps you feel full, try fresh avocado or cooked oatmeal Nicole mentions the best blender: She has this Ninja. It's held up for years and gets used every single day! Recipes: Sarah's fave: Cucumber-Pineapple-Celery - Listen to the episode for all ingredients Nicole's kitchen sink concoction - Sarah calls it the Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie: Greens, frozen fruit (mango is a good choice), yogurt, cooked oatmeal, almond extract, honey, cinnamon, unsweetened vanilla oatmilk As always use code POD20 on your next Skirt Sports or Momentum Jewelry order!
23 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
40 - 10 Tips to Get Through Tough Times
How do you cope when you're going through a tough time? Sarah and Nicole riff on their personal strategies to help turn things around when they're struggling. Listen now to their top-10 strategies. Cheat sheet here: 1) Change your mental channel. Use a mantra or power word to help. 2) Talk to a therapist 3) Talk to a friend 4) Call a help line. 5) Delete negative self-talk. 6) Write down a compliment someone pays you and put it in a box (or online "box") 7) Limit your exposure to social media 8) Get some physical movement. Go outside. Get some sunshine. 9) Be sure your vitamins & minerals are balanced. Double check Vitamin D and K3. 10) Make future plans. Create "something to look forward to."
38 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
39 - The Art of Change
Episode deal: Use code POD20 for 20% off skirtsports.com There will be times when we add something new to our lives. Whether we choose to add it, it is forced upon us, or someone else dictates the new-ness, we must adapt to the change or face a life of misery and suffering! Nicole recently got a puppy. Her last puppy was 20 years ago when she and Tim were 30, with boundless energy and no child! When their child was born 10 years ago, Wilder literally joined this world a dog-whisperer. It was obvious she NEEDED a dog. Last year, they decided on a french bulldog due to Instagram reels of love and cuteness (not really, but kind of!). On Christmas, they committed. Pickle DeBoom joined the family in April. And all hell broke loose! Nicole asked Sarah to help guide her through this stage of newness, of change, of adding something to a perfectly happy life that has the power to create angst, imbalance, and fear of constant accidents on the carpet! As they talked, it became obvious that Nicole's puppy counseling far transcends that experience. The lessons and advice apply to anyone who is facing change in their lives. Notables: The plan is great in concept but a flexible mindset is the key to success since plans rarely (or never!) go accourding to plan! It's important to eliminate an attachment to outcome. The beginning: It feels like chaos. You don't have the skills, routine or bandwidth to deal at first. Meltdowns are to be expected. How do we persevere? How do we not "return to sender" when times are tough? STICK-TO-IT-IVE-NESS! Persistence is key. Literally - hang in there - it will get better! The truth is you have 3 options: Send it back Incorporate it into your life Use it as an opportunity to carve a new path, a new Identity, a new exciting future. It's up to you.
51 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
38 - Playing Bigger with Sara Dean
Sara Dean is mindset, business, and leadership coach for moms. She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with over 3 million downloads. Her biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring a long infertility journey, and then a full blown identity crises following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity – one step at a time. Today, Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start growing in every aspect of their lives. She is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday. Sara has built 3 successful businesses in the last 18 years. She built and recently sold an award winning gym in Seattle. Her podcast is a top rated show in iTunes, with listeners in over 140 countries. She leads a private online community of thousands of Shameless Moms. In addition to leading her international army of Shameless Moms, Sara coaches other Shameless Mama business owners to build thriving business they truly love. Today we talk about what it means to Play Bigger Without Asking for Permission. It's an important topic especially in light of last week's conversation about imposter syndrome. Notables: Women have historically tried to shrink their bodies which carries over to their minds. Sara's goal is the opposite; to help women take up space We ask for permission partly because it has been modeled that way - women have been trained to ask for permission before we allow ourselves to do things Own your superpower: Be really clear about what we're good at. Say it out loud. How do you identify your superpower? It's often what we're naturally good at, what feels easy to us. It's okay to pick the easy thing, Give yourself permission to not be good at everything. For moms who are raising boys: What do we do to help them support strong girls and women? Sara says, "Model the behavior we want them to see. Help them make space for others' experiences." To find more Sara Dean, go to Shameless Mom Academy, check out her 4.5 million downloads & going podcast, and join her free Shameless Mom facebook group.
37 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
37 - Imposter Syndrome: Stop Feeling Like a Fraud
Skirt Sports deal: Use code POD20 for 20% off Today we talk about imposter syndrome: What it is, why we suffer from it, how to stop feeling like a fraud and own our true power. Notables: Imposter syndrome is when you doubt your abiities and feel like a fraud Sarah felt it throughout her career, possibly stemming from the fact that she was told not to shine her light so bright Nicole did not feel it very often throughout her career: She felt confident and owned her accomplishments. Possibly due to her early sports background instilling confidence and creating a sizable ego :) When we are in male-dominated worlds, we're breaking barriers, it makes sense that we feel like outsiders Overcoming imposter syndrome: vulnerability, stop hiding who you are, open the conversation - admit that you feel out of place and own it Tell us if you have ever experienced imposter syndrome. If yes, how? If no, what do you do to avoid it?
25 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
36 - Face it: Your Expression Has More Power Than You Think
One day Nicole was writing a long text, and her daughter looked up and said, "What's wrong mom? Are you crying?" It turns out Nicole's texting face looks like she's either super sad or has to go to the bathroom! Our expressions speak a thousand words - the key is to make sure they're speaking the words you want. Today we talk about how our expressions matter, and how sometimes we have no idea what expression we're actually conveying to others. Notables: Be aware: Think about how the expression on your face may affect others around you. Listen to feedback: if a theme continues to present itself, it's worth exploring Check yourself out in the mirror Put a smile into it: See how smiling changes the energy in the room And of course Resting Bitch Face was discussed! Tell us your facial expression stories!
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