Plus! What To Do With A Rocky Friendship, Update On A (Recovering) Shoe Hoarder, and 35 Million Podcast Downloads!
Book Chat – I Was Told To Lose Weight (If I Wanted My Next Video Series To Be A Hit)
After being told by a high level executive producer that I needed to “lose a little weight or really tighten up” if i wanted my new project to be a hit, I spiraled out of control. Having destroyed my metabolism in the years leading up to this moment, I had no choice but to take drastic measures to make this happen. After that call, I spent the next 2-3 months exercising for 3 and 4 hours a day. I cut my calories as low as possible, sustained on a diet of sugar-free jello, diet soda, and microwave popcorn. I was the thinnest and most unhealthy I had been in my entire life. And what did I get for it?
Lots of praise.
It wasn’t until I experienced my own health scare that the hypocrisy of what I was doing as a leader in the (so called) “Health & Fitness” industry really hit me.
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you how much I struggled with the decision to come forward with this story. But to remain silent is to be an accomplice.
At the risk of pissing some people off and revealing the ugly under belly of the fitness industry… today I share my truth with you by sharing this story… which also happens to be one of the first chapters in my new book.
It has taken me years to feel ready to express this publicly. So, thanks for allowing me to share this rather painful story with you…
Podcast Chat – 35 Million Downloads! Oh My!
My podcast manager, Kristin, informed me of the news. OMG. Seriously, taking in the numbers (35 million downloads!) is a lot surreal and impossible to fully grasp, so I just need to take this moment and acknowledge YOU. Thank you if you’ve ever listened to a podcast episode (The Chalene Show and/or Build Your Tribe), left a review, sent a message to let me know how an episode touched you, sent an episode to a friend, and any other love you may have shown. I can’t fully express how much all of it fuels my passion and keeps me going! It’s seriously such a blessing to spend time with you each week! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
While we’re on topic, here are the pods from this week!
- How to Write That Person a Letter (The Chalene Show, Monday)
- 7 Day Challenge to Grow Your Email List and Instagram At The Same Time (Build Your Tribe, Wednesday)
- Nothing Changes Until Your Mindset Changes (The Chalene Show, Friday)
Relationship Chat – What Friendship Should Mean
While many of us have slightly varying definitions of friendship, I think the bottom line for most is: trust, communication, reliability, and respect. All the other stuff, like laughing together and having common interests / values are a HUGE bonus. You have to know your priorities. That said, every friendship — no matter how strong — has its hiccups.
Life Hack Chat – Update On A (Recovering) Black Heels Hoarder
Speaking of true friendship, I need to update y’all on my girl, Dr. Mcayla (of DrMcayla.com). Last week we talked all about decluttering and I poked a little fun at my bff. Well, girl has shown me up! You’re going to die when you see her closet transformation! Of course, this never would’ve happened had it not been for me, so y’all better recognize.
I included Mcayla’s update MOSTLY to show you that clutter will be gone if you have a plan and a system! Dr. Mcayla, well heck, all of my smart, organized, and successful friends use a PUSH Journal. Actually – to date more than 250,000 peeps have learned to create a plan and organize their life using the Push Goal System! It’s as much a part of my morning as listening to podcasts and drinking coffee!
Pick yours up TODAY and get your life organized! It’s a game changer.
Lastly…. Don’t forget to talk to me! Please share your thoughts about what you’ve read in the comments below this blog!!! It means a lot.