Welcome to the Rebel Babe Cave Podcast, everybody! For the first official episode, we are so happy to welcome three-time Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder, Tianna Bartoletta! It would be hard to find a more perfect guest to kick things off. Tiana is a beautiful, muscular and strikingly real person and she embodies the ideas of self-love and everything else that we stand for here at the Rebel Babe Cave. In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, talking about Tianna’s early love for sport, her training regimen, the struggles she has faced with her health and how these issues ultimately led to her progress. Tianna shares some very intimate and graphic details from her life, including an unfortunate accident on the track! She talks about handling the harder parts of life, how yoga has inspired a lot of positive change in her mentality and how she had to reintroduce herself to herself after a difficult separation. For all this and more from a shining star, make sure to join us!
Key Points From This Episode:
- An introduction to the podcast and our feelings around its launch!
- One goal, one point of gratitude and something badass from Tiana!
- Tiana’s training schedule and her upcoming timetable for getting ready.
- The importance of strength training in Tiana’s practice.
- Some of Tiana’s health issues, recent injuries and thyroid dysfunction.
- The number of things women have to juggle in their everyday lives!
- Tiana’s most embarrassing moment in athletics during college.
- The motivation and the driving force behind Tiana pursuing athletics.
- Dealing with depression and anxiety and how this guides Tiana’s narrative.
- Self-care and identifying patterns of giving too much to your circle.
- The slow drifting change that occurred in Tiana’s life around her marriage.
- How Tiana fosters self-love on a daily basis and maintains this through difficulties.
- Tiana shares her personal mantra!
“I have really, really long days because I like to and because I am crazy.” — @tibartoletta [0:08:25]
“If you just protect yourself you can be a better friend, a better lover, a better wife, whatever it is.” — @tibartoletta[0:32:09]
“I started to understand that I wasn’t honoring my body or who I was.” — @tibartoletta [0:33:49]