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with massage therapist Sparrow Heatley

Are you having a hard time staying consistent with exercise? This week, massage therapist and yoga instructor Sparrow Heatley shares how she learned new skills, faced her fears, and showed up for herself while training for her first sprint triathlon.


Exercise is usually our last priority when we are busy and overwhelmed. But that’s when we need it the most! Exercise reduces stress and increases energy, resulting in a great ripple effect. After a workout you choose to eat healthier, sleep better at night, and experience an uplifted mood. Sometimes exercising to lose a certain amount of weight or to look a certain way is not juicy enough to keep us motivated for long periods of time.

In this episode, we uncover how setting a big goal with specific benchmark dates is the key to staying motivated and consistent - even when we are at our busiest or feeling our lousiest. We invite you to say YES to the challenge you’ve had in mind for yourself! 

Episode Timestamps:

2:43 How did Sparrow’s first Triathlon change her?

3:54 Calming your anxiety in high pressure races

5:02 Overcoming the feelings of “I can’t do this”

8:17 The unique environment a triathlon community provides

11:25 A victory over a triathlon can empower you throughout other aspects of your life

13:05 Learning the importance of self-care during training

17:39 How has triathlon training affected the rest of Sparrow’s life


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Hosted by: Jill de Jong

Produced and edited by: AJ Moseley

Medical Disclaimer

Content here and in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not substitute any medical advice, and does not replace any medical judgment by your health provider. Always seek a licensed physician or professional provider for health related questions and issues.

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