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Harder To Kill, #MeToo, & Strength: Steph Gaudreau
“Strength has several facets; it can mean being quiet, surrendering, or letting go of things. Strength isn't always just this raw charge moving forward. Sometimes, strength is realizing that you need to give yourself a rest day.” – Steph Gaudreau
Whether you are a mother, an entrepreneur, or an athlete, how can you honor, respect, and uplift all of your layers?
On Wellness + Wisdom episode 217, USA Weightlifting Level 1 and CrossFit Coach, Author of both The Paleo Athlete and The Performance Paleo Cookbook, and Host of the Harder to Kill Radio podcast, Steph Gaudreau, returns to uncover how you can give yourself the permission to accept your body as is, what you can do to support #MeToo in your own way, and how you can be both strong, confident and soft, emotional at the same time.
Discover how you can give your mind and body the full attention they deserve by setting healthy boundaries with people, commitments, and technology.
The Performance Paleo Cookbook
DELICIOUS, NUTRIENT-PACKED MEALS TO FUEL A BETTER PERFORMANCE
Get your copy of The Performance Paleo Cookbook by Stephanie Gaudreau here
You train hard to perform well; your food should fuel the process and taste good, too. The Performance Paleo Cookbook gives you all the information and recipes you need to prepare delicious food that will help you get stronger today.
When you train, your body needs the right combination of nutrients-whether it's to support your workout or to aid in recovery. Following a Paleo-based diet with smart modifications for training is the best way to maximize your workout so that you can get stronger and raise your performance.
In this book, you will get meal strategies based on your workout, meal combinations that pack a nutrient punch and recipes that will nourish you throughout your day-from pre-workout snacks to post-workout fuel and dozens of other carb-dense, nutrient-boosting meals to keep you at your best. And with 100 delicious recipes like Mocha-Rubbed Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken Wings, Baked Cinnamon Carrots, Savory Salt & Vinegar Coconut Chips and Banana Fudgesicles, who says healthy food has to taste bad? No matter how you choose to test the limits of your body, The Performance Paleo Cookbook has got your back with tasty, energizing food to help you train harder, recover faster and perform better.
The Performance Paleo Cookbook
Listen To Episode 217 As Steph Gaudreau Uncovers:
- The struggles and pressures she faced in the first years of starting Stupid Easy Paleo.
- What “Paleo” means to her today and how her views have changed.
- How she has worked through her fears of money and not knowing how to handle her personal narrative of wealth.
- Whether or not our interest in the people we look up to and our heroes is beneficial for ourselves.
- What “hate following” is and how we can stop giving our energy to it.
- Why strength has so many different faces and meanings.
- What steps we can take to reframe how we see and think about our bodies.
- The biggest limiting belief about women and lifting weights.
- How to find a gym where you will feel comfortable at.
- Why the narrative that women can't be strong is completely false.
- How we can support women who want to work on improving their physical fitness.
- How she honors both her strong, confident self and highly sensitive personality.
- Why we feel like we need permission to take a break and just rest our mind and body.
- How she balances her life working from home and her advice to people struggling to take their mind off of work and pressure.
- What to eat after a workout; especially if you're insulin sensitive and looking for gluten-free options.
- The downfall of following a diet that bans certain foods compared to adding in better, healthier options as a swap.
- Steps we can take for social justice with #MeToo and #WeToo through face to face discussion.
- How we can improve communication with the people in our lives by setting boundaries around cellphone and technology use.
- How we can set boundaries when it comes to helping people and allowing them to work through their own process.
- About her upcoming book and the possible title of it, “The Harder to Kill Handbook.”
Power Quotes From The Show
“What's the difference between a leader and an influencer? Are you following somebody because you feel that you can trust them as a leader or are they just influencing you to buy something? Are they forcing you to follow their exact path or are they challenging you to follow your best path? Ultimately, it comes down to you asking yourself, ‘Am I following this person because they've inspired me to follow my best self or because I feel like I'm lacking something and I just want to get to where they are and be like them?' ” – Steph Gaudreau
“Too much inward focus can be really stifling for people and serve to force where we are not at in our lives. This is one of the reasons why positive affirmations don't work for a lot of people because our subconscious brain knows we're not there yet in our journey. Positive affirmations work for some people and not others but I think the point is that if we're too focused on ‘we' but we don't ever consider ourselves, then we start to lose ourselves. Perhaps we start to not take care of ourselves because we're only caring for others before we put energy back into our own system. I don't know the right answer but I think we need to be fluid, flexible, and surrender or take a stand when necessary.” – Steph Gaudreau
“The biggest limiting belief that I run across with my female athletes is ‘I will get hurt.' It's crazy to me because I never ever hear this when I hear people talking to men. No one ever says to men, ‘Be careful because you might get hurt,' yet the number of times I've seen someone say this to a woman is countless. Being physically active does not automatically cause injury. We need to take the ego of that idea; the ego is the most dangerous thing in the gym. Working outside of your limits, knowing you're outside of your limits, and continuing to push yourself because you want to keep up with everyone else is what's dangerous.” – Steph Gaudreau
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Links From Today's Show
- Steph Gaudreau
- WFR 016 Steph Gaudreau
- The Paleo Athlete by Steph Gaudreau
- The Performance Paleo Cookbook by Steph Gaudreau
- Harder to Kill Radio Podcast
- Harder To Kill Radio Episode 108 | Cellulite + Confidence: Fierce Love Friday
- Harder to Kill Club on Facebook
- Steph's post about cellulite on Instagram
- Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Wellness
- Stefi Cohen
- Gary Vaynerchuck
- Brené Brown
- Tim Ferriss
- Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
- WFR 070 Tony Federico
- WFR 132 Christine Hassler
About Steph Gaudreau
Steph Gaudreau combines a formal education in biology / human physiology (BS Biology – Human Physiology), 12 years of science teaching experience (MA –Education and National Board Certification), holistic nutrition training (Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner), and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food (human with taste buds).
Steph’s mission is to spread the word about how to make simple, tasty recipes to help people in their quests to just eat real food. She wrote the best-seller The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance in 2014, and her award-winning book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Eating Better, Getting Stronger & Gaining the Competitive Edge (Page Street Publishing, 2015).
Steph’s recently taken to the airwaves with her chart-topping podcast, Harder to Kill Radio, where she interviews experts in fitness, nutrition, and mindset about how to build unbreakable humans, and she’s the creator of the Women’s Strength Summit (coming March 1, 2016).
In addition, Steph’s an international speaker on the subjects of nutrition and strength training, giving talks at PaleoFX, AHS, and AHS New Zealand. Steph’s been recognized in the media by publications such as Outside Magazine, Triathlete, and SELF, has appeared on ESPN Radio, and her blog was named by Greatist as one of its 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness and Happiness blogs of 2015. Scroll down to see more media appearances.
Her dedication to learning the finer points of sport is evident in her numerous coaching certifications such as USA Weightlifting Level 1 and multiple CrossFit disciplines, including Level 1. She’s competed in everything from endurance mountain biking to CrossFit (competing on a team at the SoCal Regionals in 2013) and now weightlifting where she earned qualification to the American Open in 2014. In addition to competing, Steph coaches weightlifting at CrossFit Fortius in San Diego and has coached CrossFit in gyms reaching from Scotland to SoCal.
She lives in San Diego with the loves of her life, her Scottish husband Z, and her cat Ellie. When she’s not lifting heavy stuff, you can find her tending to her beehive, standing on the dining room table to get the perfect food photo shot, and reading nerdy science books.