Episode – 051 Taking a Break

Big news, everybody: as Fit is Freedom reaches its 1 year anniversary, Kelly will be putting the show on hold for a little while. She feels it’s time to take a step back, reevaluate her motivations, and figure out what’s next.  Think of this as a season finale rather than an ending. In any case, Kelly will be back at …

Episode – 050 Is It Too Late to Get In Shape?

One of Kelly’s deepest fears is that someday she’ll be too old and physically unfit to participate in the activities she’d like to be a part of. The date this episode goes up—August 5—is actually Kelly’s birthday! So you can understand why that particular anxiety might be on her mind. But don’t fret: while you’ll obviously need to prepare more …

Episode – 049 Layered Accountability Makes Everything Easier

Kelly was recently taken aback when a fitness-minded friend of hers said that he considered being part of an accountability group to be “cheating.” In truth, when you mix layered accountability into your routine, it’s not only easier to get what you want out of it but it feels more purposeful as well. Layered accountability will keep you on track …

Episode – 048 Consistency: What It Is and How It Varies from Commitment

Kelly is on vacation, and while she is getting in your standard rest and relaxation (plus podcast recording), she’s also making a point of staying active through kayaking. That’s because she knows consistency is key to staying on top of your fitness goals. Even when life gets in the way of our fitness, it’s good to step back and examine …

Episode – 047 Community & Connections: Uncover a Hidden Gem

Kelly has traditionally gone solo with her fitness, training and working out on her own, but after recently speaking to a friend and going through her own cooperative fitness experience, she learned how much better working out could be if you’re surrounded by a supportive community. Imagine having a whole team of voices urging you to press on when the …

Episode – 046 Are You Short on Time or On Commitment?

While Kelly’s normally a cheerleader for herself and everybody listening, she’s starting on something of a low note this week. She wants you to consider a time—or even times—you set a goal for yourself but ultimately didn’t follow through on it. Why didn’t you? Did you take on too much at once? Or maybe you didn’t truly want to follow …

Episode – 045 The Three Biggest Fitness Mistakes & How to Fix Them

Most of the women Kelly works with are successful, active, and very, VERY busy, so it’s easy for them to become overwhelmed in short order. It’s not necessarily that a new diet or fitness routine is too much. It’s more that pressure we put on ourselves when we commit to something can push us towards overload. With this in mind, …

Episode – 044 Consistency is Everything

Kelly’s hosting a Q&A episode for this week, and in fishing for questions she received a lot about consistency—working out consistently, eating well consistently, generally just sticking to a repeatable routine that keeps you active and healthy day in and day out, rather than something we only do sporadically. It’s one thing to throw yourself into a new workout or …

Episode – 043 Play Bigger, Feel Better with Hayley Carr

Feel Better, Play Bigger! Hayley Carr is a high-performance success coach with 19—19!—karate world titles under her belt who doesn’t like playing small. She works with individual and group clients to not just improve but transform them, turning potential into action. Hayley is also a close friend of Kelly’s—even if they’ve never met in person—so the following conversation is less …

Episode – 042 Playing the Long Game

When you take action today, you make everything better tomorrow! Today’s freer form episode was inspired by an introspective writing exercise Kelly was working on, one that asked to consider her top three values. Two of the top values she whittled her list down to were health and freedom, which she believes to have a symbiotic relationship—after all, the healthier …