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Mind Over Muscle, Defeating the Fat Myth: Susan Guidi

How are limiting beliefs holding us back from physical and mental transformations? What are the benefits of weightlifting? How does weightlifting protect women and men as we get older? How can someone begin a physical transformation? What is it like to compete in a bodybuilding competition at 65? Why must we continue to choose to do hard things? 

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Susan Guidi joins us for the second time on the podcast to discuss her remarkable physical and mental transformation from her experience of training for, competing in, and winning a bodybuilding competition at 65. She discusses the limiting beliefs that she had to break down to change her life, how she felt on stage at her bodybuilding competition at 65, how anyone can start their own health journey, and more. 

“If you’ve got someone who sees something in you, it’s quite a gift.” 

“I lived in that world of ‘Nobody sees me, why should I do anything to make me vital and joyous and loving?’ ” 

“We reach a certain age and realize ‘I’ve never put my needs first, ever.’ And choosing myself first became an enormous gift.” 

“There’s something about what I’ve achieved through this that doesn’t have anything to do with the aesthetic.” 

“Weightlifting, especially for an older woman, is fricken empowering as hell.” 

“If I can do this, what else is possible?” 

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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