This week we talk fitness and how we can overcome our limiting beliefs with personal trainer, Arthur Smith Jr. Before that, Bricia and Paulina talk about the start of summer break and what their plans are for their kids. We also touch on the progress of the GoFundMe campaign that is benefiting Red Mexicana De Organizaciones Y Lideres Migrantes in helping Guatemalan Mayan interpreters  travel to help the children and their families who were separated at the border get the proper interpretation services they deserve. If you would like to make a donation, visit us here: 6 Guatemalan Mayan Interpreters

& back to the interview! Arthur is the founder of The Training Ground Zero, an online fitness and nutrition platform that specializes in helping women find their true superpowers while learning the principles of working out and making the best choices based on their current situation(s). 

We talk...

The 5 foundational physical movements we need to perfect and why:

  1. Squat 
  2. Sit-ups
  3. Push-up
  4. Plank hold 
  5. Dead lift 

How the accumulation of stress affects our bodies:

  • Stress suppresses your immune system and you're not able to fight off inflammation ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Arthur's 5 essential steps when starting your fitness journey:

  1. Specify a goal & timeline
  2. Identify your current obstacle- What has prevented you from accomplishing your goal in the past (time, discipline, education, etc.)?
  3. Create a detailed plan of action
  4. Get the right coach for you
  5. Receive a nutrition & work-out plan

The 3 barriers we face when making a change to our nutritional habits:

  1. Belief 
  2. Environment 
  3. Habits (action) 

The influence women had, and continue to have, in Arthur's life

Paulina's "lightbulb" moment of realizing her relationship with eating healthy and working out

The importance of learning how to overcome our limiting beliefs to achieve a healthy lifestyle

The perfect food to eat in the morning

To learn more and get in contact with Arthur, follow him on IG, @ArthurSmithJr and send him a DM!

Pick or Tip of the Week

Bricia's tip is to opt for foods that you want your child to eat, rather than foods that they want to eat. Read her latest blog post where she explains meal planning and her favorite recipes, here: bricia's meal planning tips

Paulina's tip is to find a physical activity everyone in the family can enjoy together. Her family's is dancing, what's yours?

Arthur's tip is to understand the power we all have within to help ourselves accomplish our #goals. We all can do it! Also, if you're shopping for gym equipment, rather than the traditional weights, invest in comfortable shoes, a yoga mat and the right coach for you. Gym equipment isn't always necessary because your body can act as the best resistance training.