Happy Self Publishing Founder Shares her Fitness Journey

October 17, 2018
Jyotsna Ramachandran is a stay-at-home mom of 2 kids and the founder of Happy Self Publishing. For almost 20 yrs she didn't do any type of workout. All that changed two years ago. She shares how she found her fitness motivation and now considers fitness a part of her daily routine, the food tracking app she uses that focuses on Indian foods, how she found a good personal trainer to work with as a beginning exerciser, and her new mission: to inspire other moms to make fitness their #1 priority. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 123 | BONUS: Grab my book for FREE FitArmadillo.com/eBook 

Running & Triathlon Training Tips | Running with Strength’s Kindal Sweet

October 16, 2018

Yesterday, Kindal Sweet of Running with Strength shared her fitness journey from hating running to becoming an Ironman triathlete. Today, she shares more insights from her journey as well as tips for running and training for an Ironman event. Learn about her favorite book for getting started with Ironman as well as what your training time commitment will be like for this event. Kindal's still trying to trick errr get me to complete the Ironman so you'll also hear her tips for locations for the event in case you're interested. Not sure you want to complete an Ironman just yet? Kindal also shares more general running wisdom she's learned from her own journey as well as those of her athletic friends. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 122


From Hating Running to Ironman Athlete | Running with Strength’s Kindal Sweet

October 15, 2018

Don't consider yourself a runner? Today's guest, Kindal Sweet, went from hating running to completing her 1st 5K in 2009 to prepare for a Disney marathon a few months later. She shares her running journey that took her from "not a runner" to 5K to marathon to chasing a BQ, to earning her Boston qualifying time and finally becoming an Ironman triathlete. This episode is longer than normal, but worth it! Kindal comes back tomorrow to reflect on her fitness journey and share more insights on training for various races as well as lessons she's learned along the way. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 121


Overcoming Overwhelm with Suzy Carroll

October 12, 2018

Felling overwhelmed? You're not alone! My guest, wellness expert Suzy Carroll, stops by to share tips and strategies for overcoming overwhelm. She shares advice she's learned from her personal experiences as well as those she's learned from speaking to other women. You'll walk away from today's episode with simple strategies that will empower you to break the cycle of being addicted to being busy. Learn more about her concept of Sacred Selfishness and how you can practice it to make your wellbeing a nonnegotiable priority. Then take Suzy's quiz to find out if you're addicted to busyness. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 120


Heart Disease Survivor and WomenHeart Champion Melissa Botello Shares Her Story

October 11, 2018

Heart disease survivor Melissa Botello shares her story and more about WomenHeart, an organization she works with as a volunteer to help educate women and save lives. We talk about the signs of a women's heart attack, questions to ask your doctor, as well as how women can advocate for their heart health. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 119


Tips for Running a Marathon with Dr. Jason Karp

October 10, 2018

Running coach and expert Dr. Jason Karp comes back to share running tips for completing a marathon. He answers listener questions from how much time we need to train to prepare for a marathon race to how to prevent burnout to refueling and pacing considerations. You'll love his practical science based tips. Looking to get started with a running routine? Head to our previous episode to hear Dr. Karp's tips for becoming a runner or becoming a better runner even if you aren't training for a marathon. Dr. Karp has written over 8 books and more than 400 articles on running related topics so don't miss the show notes for the full list and to get more of your questions answered. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 118


Running Coach and Expert Dr. Jason Karp Shares Running Tips

October 9, 2018

Want to become a runner, a better runner, or better running coach? You'll love today's guest! Runner and exercise physiologist, Dr. Jason Karp, shares running tips backed by science. Learn whether or not running is bad for your knees, if jumping on the keto diet bandwagon will help or hurt your running, and how to prevent running injuries. Dr. Karp's passion for the sport of running is highly contagious! He'll be coming back to the podcast tomorrow to share running tips for the marathon so don't forget to subscribe so you won't miss it. While you wait? Be sure to follow Dr. Karp on social media or pick up one of his eight books to take your fitness routine to the next level. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 117


Tools for Managing Type 1 Diabetes We Can All Use to Improve Our Health

October 8, 2018

Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm. She's had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 40 years. She believes that part of her success in living well with diabetes is her attitude. She shares lessons she's learned for managing Type 1 diabetes that we can all use to improve our health. You'll also learn two food groups you can include in your diet to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 116


Houston Memorial Park Conservancy’s Master Plan

October 5, 2018

Visiting or living in Houston, TX? Houston's Memorial Park is a great place to make fitting in fifteen minutes of fitness (or more) fun! Memorial Park Conservancy's President and CEO Shellye Arnold comes back to continue our conversation about this beautiful urban park. She shares more about the Master Plan for Houston's Memorial Park, which was unanimously approved by Houston City Council on April 1, 2015. Learn about the exciting and innovative Central Connector Project, which will be completed in 2022 as well as some of the fun events you can current enjoy in the park. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 115


What Makes Houston’s Memorial Park Special? Guest Shellye Arnold

October 4, 2018

Memorial Park Conservancy's President and CEO Shellye Arnold stops by to share what makes Houston's Memorial Park so special. She covers a brief cultural history of this Texas park, details about the country's most popular running trail, and the fun fact that the 1,500 acre park offers over 40 activities that can be enjoyed by visitors. We also chat about the feedback Houstonians shared that helped shape the Master Plan for the Park, which was unanimously approved by Houston City Council on April 1, 2015. The plan is one of the largest and most visionary urban parks projects currently underway in the United States. We end the episode by talking about some of the updates that have happened so far as part of the Eastern Glades Project. With so many great things happening in Memorial Park, we needed a second episode to cover just a brief overview. Tune in to tomorrow's episode to learn about the second half of the plan, including the Central Connector Project. Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 114