If we’re not careful, social media can quickly turn us into worshippers of the women we admire. While admiring other women is amazing, this can often trip us up in the dangerous comparison trap. This is why it’s so important to be our own inspiration too and to look inward rather than outward to find our own unique strengths. This is what today’s episode is all about, and our guest, Kristin Rhodes, is an embodiment of inner power on a magnitude of levels! Kristin is a wife, mom, the full-time director of a day-care center, and a professional Strong Woman. She is an eight-time winner of America’s Strong Woman, a three-time Strong Woman World Champion, the current World Record holder of the Circus Dumbbell, and Log Press, and The Guinness World Record Holder for the most weight pressed overhead in a minute. In this episode, Kristin shares the insights she’s gained on training, nutrition, performance, and self-love from her 13-year journey in the industry. She offers her refreshing view on social media, body-positivity, and the freedom that comes with not giving a damn. If you’re looking for a reason to “get in, get out, and get it done” in any area of your life, trust America’s Strongest Woman to give you the inspiration you need, right here, right now!
Key Points from This Episode:
- Why it’s important to be your own inspiration rather than trying to be like someone else.
- Discover how the Strong Woman landscape has changed over the past decade.
- Being a mother and a wife with a full-time job: A peek inside Kristin’s life outside of training.
- Kristin’s training schedule and her top tips for getting the most out of every workout.
- Find out how to remain mentally strong during the frustration of injury and rehabilitation.
- Kristin’s secret to cultivating a healthy, happy marriage between a demanding lifestyle.
- Why it’s important to steer clear of social media pressure and the illusion of #bodygoals.
- Find out why the second half of your life really begins when you just stop caring.
- Discover how Kristin’s career and relationship with her body has impacted her children.
- Why age should not be a barrier to getting fit, trying something new, or competing in sports.
- What it feels like to lift in a stadium in front of 3,000 people watching your every move.
“If you want something bad enough, you find the time and you make it work.” — Kristin Rhodes
“It doesn’t take forever to get really strong if you just get in, get out, and get it done.” — Kristin Rhodes [0:15:20]
“As long as you’re happy and your family is happy, who gives a sh*t what anybody on the internet says?” — Kristin Rhodes [0:33:26]
“My mind goes blank when I go out and lift. My body just does its thing. I don’t see anything. I don’t hear anything. I just do it.” — Kristin Rhodes [0:38:20]
“Always believe that you can be great.” — Kristin Rhodes [0:42:25]