Episode 51: Fitness + Diet Resolutions

Luke’s magic transforming tape measure.

Brilliant Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela found inspiration watching her toddler, Luke, turn a simple tape measure into an adventure using his imagination. Inspired Action Find more ways to be creative, even in simple ways.

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Major Topic: New Year’s Fitness and Diet Resolutions  Nicole presents strategies for how to start healthy fitness and diet routines that fit our lives (not the other way around), with an emphasis on balance, flexibility, and inspiration.

Try This: Add five minutes to your day. Set your alarm five minutes earlier and use that time to start that routine you’ve been wanting to do (stretching, meditation, alone time with your coffee, whatever).

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Angela SHOUT out to her winter hat for keeping her warm and cozy during the cold winter days. Secondary shout out to Nicole’s blanket doing the same good work.

From the Episode:

AWC Goodies:

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  • Check out the 7 Days to Make Your Life Sparkle Challenge! Every day, Angela will send you a super quick and easy challenge that, over the next week, will help you clear out the physical and digital clutter that is weighing you down. Go to https://angelawagnercoaching.com/ to sign up!
  • Like what you hear on the podcast? Then check out Angela’s online program, Spark. Through simple and fun exercises (and on your time), Spark will help you gain 8 hours back in your week so you can stress less and do YOU.

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Shout out to Angela’s winter hat.
Acknowledgment to Nicole’s blanket for keeping her cozy during recordings.

Episode 46: Dr. Robin Miller; Take Control of Your Health and Happiness

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) A patient repeatedly passed on his doctor’s advice, and last week he found out some really bad news. Inspired ActioThere is nothing you can do but try to support and encourage people; the decisions they make are their own.

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Major Topic: Healed Dr. Robin Miller is integrative medicine physician and co-authored the book Healed! Health & Wellness for the 21st Century: Wisdom, Secrets, and Fun Straight from the Leading Edge and will discuss some of the secrets she’s learned for how to take control of your own health and happiness.

Ask Coach AWags Send in your questions on anything from life to love to diet and exercise (like yoga!) and beyond at podcast@angelawagnercoaching.com to be featured on the podcast.

Try This: Take a ballroom dance class!

Dr. Robin Miller SHOUT out Dave Kahn is not only the co-author of the book, but a wonderful ballroom dance partner!

From the Episode:

AWC Goodies:

  • Sign up for the AWC Newsletter for a free weekly dose of awesomeness from Angela. Just go to the home page and scroll down to enter your email and get connected!
  • Angela is gifting 40 FREE clarity calls to put some love and kindness out into the world for her 40th birthday. Sign up for your 40 for 40 call and spend 30 minutes with Angela to spark inspiration in your life.
  • Check out the 7 Days to Make Your Life Sparkle Challenge! Every day, Angela will send you a super quick and easy challenge that, over the next week, will help you clear out the physical and digital clutter that is weighing you down. Go to https://angelawagnercoaching.com/ to sign up!
  • Like what you hear on the podcast? Then check out Angela’s online program, Spark. Through simple and fun exercises (and on your time), Spark will help you gain 8 hours back in your week so you can stress less and do YOU.

Connect with us:

If this episode sparked something in you, please be sure to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher, leave us a rating and review on iTunes (how to do that here!), and tell your friends about us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or good old-fashioned word of mouth! Thanks for visiting.

The DL on GF

Hey y’all!  So here it is, my long-promised blog post on some ideas for going gluten free. I haven’t (knowingly) eaten gluten since 2008!.  Was it a challenge at first? OMG YES it was.  I come from an Italian family where cookies, pasta, and bread were (and still are) everyday staples.  But, with some commitment, discipline, and knowledge, you can take control of your health, your energy, and your body in no time.  

Here’s the down low on gluten-free; some of the things I’ve learned in my years of eating gluten free, including tips on how you can work this into your life if you so choose.

  • First, what is gluten?: it’s basically a name for the proteins that occur in wheat. It can occur in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains, as well as the foods comprising those ingredients or ingredients derived from them. Gluten intolerance is found in people who can’t process these proteins.
  • Know where the hidden gluten is. Research gluten-free foods and know where the “hidden” gluten is. Common yet surprising sources can include:
    • Soy sauce
    • Salad dressings
    • Demi-glaze
    • Cereal
    • Chocolate bars
    • Beer
    • Food coloring
    • Sauces
  • Cut out processed foods. Eat fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and other whole foods. The more REAL foods you eat, the less gluten you’ll tend to find in your diet.
  • Substitute certain common ingredients for gluten-free options. For example, corn starch can be substituted for flour when you want to thicken a sauce.  Coconut, almond, rice, and all kinds of non-wheat flours can be exchanged for flour when you bake.  Wrap your taco in lettuce instead of a flour tortilla (you will feel less bloated too!). Use gluten free Tamari instead of regular soy sauce, zucchini “noodles” instead of regular pasta, and put all of your sandwich contents on lettuce instead of bread.
  • Call ahead for gluten-free meals at special events. People are usually happy to accommodate if you just make the effort to call ahead and let them know of your circumstances.
  • Always have food you can eat with you. Keep on-the-go options at hand in case you’re out and in need of a quick, convenient snack fix and do not have healthy options available. Many meal bars and snack companies have great options. My husband and I love Lara and Kind bars (Affiliate links are our favorite flavors).  Always keep a good stash of nuts and fruit with you. They are healthy and quick!
  • Reach Out.  Having a food intolerance or limitation can feel isolating.  Reach out to a nutrition counselor, friend, or online to find people to help you with this lifestyle change. There are tons of great blogs, social media accounts, and websites that are dedicated to the subject of eating gluten free. You are not alone!
  • Be thankful. I know that sometimes having a food intolerance can feel like a curse. I get it. I have been there. But, if you shift your perspective and realize that 1. you are healthy and 2. there is a free, non-medication-based solution, you can celebrate it.  And honestly, you will be healthier because of it.  Before I had a gluten intolerance, I would get a cookie at almost every lunch, a pastry every time I went into Starbucks, and never said no to cake at a wedding. I can’t imagine what my health (and weight) would be like without the discipline that my gluten intolerance has gifted me.

If you have any questions or would like to reach out, please email me at angela@angelawagnercoaching.com.  G-Luck! 🙂