Today on the podcast, we have Miranda Lee is a faith-based Health and Confidence Coach who loves to help busy go-getters build confidence through food freedom, fitness and faith. She is a certified personal trainer and has her B.S. in Applied Health Science. She is a wife, dog mom, and daughter of Christ. Miranda is the host of a top ranking nutrition and mental health podcast, The M-Powered Podcast. Miranda is a huge mental health and eating disorder awareness advocate, and recovering perfectionist. She believes that it is totally possible to eat the foods you love, prioritize mental health, and stop over-training, all while still reaching your health goals. It’s time to #ditchdietculture and start falling in love with yourself!

YOU CAN FIND MIRANDA HERE: https://www.instagram.com/THISISMIRANDALEE/ www.thisismirandalee.com And Cassandra can be found at: https://www.instagram.com/drcassandraleclair https://cassandraleclair.com/

A few TAKEAWAYS from today’s episode:
1. Fitness is not a one size fits all. It can look different for everyone and can be unhealthy to strive to look like others who are up on a pedestal in society.
2. Words are so heavy and so hurtful. Things from our childhood really can stick with us into adulthood. Commenting on other’s bodies can be a really dangerous thing to do as we don’t know what is really going on behind the scenes.
3. Fitness is really about doing it to build yourself up and be mentally fit and physically fit, not to chase a sometimes realistic expectation in society.
4. You can try all the diets and exercise constantly, but it isn’t until you shift your mindset into a healthier and more compassionate state that you’ll see your relationship with food and fitness shift.
5. Honor your body right now, not what it used to be. In holding onto old items for when you are at a “goal weight”, it can truly create so much shame in your fitness journey.
6.Our bodies are always communicating to us in what it wants to eat and how it wants to move. Lean into listening to it while knowing you can do something and give yourself grace instead of going all in and being extreme with how you respond.