Fitness In Post

We all know what it's like to sit on the mix stage at 4pm on a Friday and try to resist the plate of warm chocolate chip cookies. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence. But if find yourself constantly exhausted by the barrage of unhealthy food options in the post-industry, you need a better strategy.

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Meredith Gold, the founder of the program 'The Kung Food Way.' Meredith is one of the rare few people I've come across who not only has an extensive background working in the post-production industry but also has a lot of knowledge of athletics (being a black belt herself) as well as nutrition.

Meredith is a scenario-based self-defense instructor as well as a holistic nutrition coach, a member of Black Belt Magazine's Hall of Fame and was even voted their 'Woman of the Year.' Her program draws parallels between everyday safety/self-defense strategies and healthy lifestyle choices.

If you're fed up with working in post because the food options are always terrible, this episode will provide you with the basic defense strategies you need to begin making healthier choices.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Meredith’s history balancing her pursuit of self-defense and post production

  • How she used her experience to help people live confidently and holistically
  • Learning to be aware of the food you eat and how it affects you physiologically

  • Recognizing the difference between necessary eating and unnecessary eating
  • How keeping a food journal can drastically change your nutrition awareness
  • Maintaining your boundaries even when you make mistakes

  • Knowing your limits and giving yourself permission to let others know them too
  • Combating the bombarding nature of food advertising
  • How setting boundaries can actually draw people closer to you
  • Using the 80-20 principle in your diet
  • Learning to recognize patterns of unhealthy eating and physically removing yourself from temptation

  • Maintaining healthy habits with new rituals

  • Altering your path in the grocery store to encourage healthier choices
  • Defending your body and your health with fierocity

Useful Links:

Optimize Yourself

The Kung Food Way

Raw Power Self Defense

Athletic Greens

PrepDish

Freshly

Kitchen Karate

Guest Bio:

Meredith Gold is a scenario-based self defense and empowerment instructor, as well as a holistic nutrition coach. Her program, The Kung Food Way, draws parallels between everyday safety/self defense strategies and healthy food and lifestyle choices. She is a former feature film and sound assistant editor who left post production in 2002 to pursue this new career direction.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep88_Meredith_Gold.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

The following is a reading of my blog post Why Taking Supplements Is Worth The Investment (And The Ones You Can Trust).

If you're not already, I highly suggest taking a quick 15 minute walking break while listening to this episode because movement is the key to lasting creativity. 

Be well.

Zack Arnold, Creator Fitness In Post

 

PS Have questions about this episode or anything else? Click here to submit a question for an upcoming podcast Q&A episode.

 

Direct download: FiP_blog_Supplements.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

How much time do you spend every day in your email and your various other inboxes? How about running errands, paying bills, posting messages to social media, or any one of fifty other repetitive tasks that never seem to end? It can often seem nearly impossible to manage the amount of things that have to be done on a regular basis, but the good news is there is a better way.

In this episode I have a rapid-fire conversation with Ari Meisel, the co-founder of Less Doing as well as the author of such books as "Less Doing, More Living" and "The Art Of Less Doing." We talk about how you can organize, automate, and outsource much of the needless busy work in your life so you can focus more on the important work you should be doing instead.

Click here to download your FREE BONUS '10 Productivity Tools to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Topics of Conversation:

  • Ari’s battle with Crohn’s disease and his path to efficient living

  • How to eliminate stress systematically

  • The Importance of outsourcing and automating your life

  • Defining your “why” and using that to frame your goals

  • Using tracking to catch up to the ubiquity of technology

  • Quantifying your problems and learning to tackle them efficiently

  • How to minimize multitasking and open up your schedule

  • Learning the difference between efficiency and productivity

  • Batching work into categories to make it more manageable
  • Battling the time-wasting nature of email

  • What apps/plugins most successfully maximize group communication

  • The importance of setting macro goals for your day

Useful Links:

FiP Activity Groups

10 Productivity Tools to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Athletic Greens

Q&A Submissions

Less Doing Website

Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier

The Art Of Less Doing: One Entrepreneur's Formula for a Beautiful Life

IFTTT (If This Then That)

SaneBox

FollowUp.cc

Google Inbox

Trello

Zapier

Guest Bio:

Ari’s story starts in 2006, when some unexpected news derailed his booming real estate career: Crohn’s Disease: A highly-debilitating digestive ailment, Crohn's barred Ari from leading a normal life. He lost weight, energy, and the ability to work with regularity—in fact, there were times he could only work for sixty minutes a day.

With a blossoming business to run, Ari knew an hour per day was unacceptable. Against the advice of doctors and loved-ones, Ari embarked upon an extraordinarily painful journey to cure what medical textbooks consider an incurable disease.

Through excruciating amounts of trial and error, Ari not only regained control of his life but beat this seemingly unbeatable disease—and is now symptom-free.

Less Doing, More Living; Less Doing Virtual Assistants; and Less Doing BPO are the result of Ari’s amazing journey back to health, happiness, and well-being.

Ari currently lives in New York City, where he spends every ounce of free time with his loving wife, Anna, and four fantastic kids—Benjamin, Lucas, Sébastien, and little Chloe.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep87_AriMeisel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:35pm PST

This mini-episode is a reading of the blog post How Total Burnout Led to the Most Productive Year of My Life.

If you're not already, we highly suggest taking a quick 15 minute walking break while listening to this episode because movement is the key to lasting creativity.

Useful Links:

Burnout Archives

GO FAR Movie

Optimize Yourself Program

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock App

Post-Production Burnout

Ep83: How Being Sedentary Is Killing You (According to NASA) with Joan Vernikos

Ep71: Ep71: How Movement Makes You Smarter with John Ratey

Spark: The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and The Brain

Omnifocus App

You Can Book Me Utility

Q&A Question Submission

 

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

Direct download: FiP_blog_OneYearAfterBurnout.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PST

In today's 24/7 always connected society, it's so easy to get caught up in the noise and distractions of everyday life. The constant barrage of emails, Facebook notifications, and Twitter posts may keep you occupied in the moment (and more importantly make you look "busy"), but they're also keeping you from doing the important work you should be doing to advance yourselves.

Learning how to manage your focus and avoid distractions is an absolutely vital skill to master if you want to be successful, and once you do so you will easily move ahead of 99% of the people you are competing against for jobs in the post-production industry.

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Yogis Anonymous co-founder Ally Hamilton, author of the new book "Yoga's Healing Power." We talk about how spending as little as five to ten minutes a day on your yoga mat (even if it's in front of your desk) can rewire your brain to be less distracted and more focused on the important work you should be doing instead of reacting moment to moment to your various devices.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Making Yoga accessible to everyone
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • What does yoga have to do with you?
  • Yogic Philosophy and its relationship with the body
  • Recognizing painful patterns in your life and learning to correct them
  • What can yoga do for you?
  • Replacing your negative inner dialogue with positivity
  • What your yoga mat says about you and the people around you
  • How being present leads to success
  • Using technology to bring yoga classes to everybody
  • Listening to your peers and how presence encourages connectivity
  • How yogic philosophy will help your career
  • Why strong focus and time management makes you value other people
  • Ally's new book: Yoga's Healing Power

Useful Links:

Yogis Anonymous

Ally's Blog

Yoga's Healing Power

Guest Bio:

Ally Hamilton has been teaching yoga for twenty years and holds a passion for breaking down the gifts of the ancient practice and making them accessible to all. "They are so relevant, helpful and, in my opinion, necessary if we want to find peace, happiness and fulfillment in our modern, busy, SmartPhone-carrying, kids screaming in the backseat, mortgage is due, lives!"

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep86_AllyHamilton.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm PST

The Fitness In Post podcast is back! In this special mini episode I detail the changes and improvements coming your way in year 3 of the Fitness In Post program.

Thank you for being such loyal listeners!

Be well.
Zack Arnold, Creator Fitness In Post

Direct download: WelcometoFiP3.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm PST

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is our #1 most popular episode and is a repeat of [Podcast] Ep 48: Transitioning From Reality to Scripted

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access show notes

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top1_ep48_Monica_Daniel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm PST

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