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Making FIT Work

Welcome to Making FIT Work, hosted by Nina McGoff, certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and busy mom of two. Every Monday on Making FIT Work, we'll be addressing the everyday obstacles that most of us face regarding health and fitness...motivation, mindset, nutrition habits, and more. We regularly interview other busy parents and professionals who will be sharing their best practices and tips that have helped them stay committed to their goals even when life gets crazy. Here you're always going to get real honest talk with actionable advice that I hope will inspire you on your journey to strong, healthy & happy. You can find Making FIT Work on any platform where you listen to podcasts. Be sure to hang out with me on Facebook and Instagram @fitwith_nina. Have an idea for the show? Or have a specific topic you'd like me to cover? Drop me a DM or join my private Facebook community Making FIT Work and let me know! I can't wait to hear from you! Thanks for listening in.

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How I Lost 45 Pounds ... TWICE!
My weight gain and loss journey through pregnancy was far from average. I gained 45 pounds each time, and in an effort to “bounce back” and not to be the mom who “let herself go” I developed an unhealthy mindset that I still have regrets about. For you mamas out there, don’t get caught up in the number on the scale. Focus on how you feel, rather than how you look, and I promise it’s possible to enjoy the journey.   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
45:41 10/05/2022
Two Dieting Mistakes Most People Are Making
There are two major dieting mistakes I see a lot of people making: cutting out carbs and cutting out fats. You may think they are the cause of all your weight troubles, but it’s just not true. We need them both for energy and a healthy life, and it all comes down to balance. Let’s talk about how to keep the carbs and fats in your diet so you can get real, sustainable results.   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
18:26 09/19/2022
One Year of Making FIT Work!
It’s the one year anniversary of Making FIT work! To celebrate, I’m sharing my favorite clips from the top 6 most listened to episodes of the show. All episodes are linked below, so make sure you give them a listen!   #6: Strength Training for Women: Why & How with Ty Rendich-Texidor #5: Top 4 Reasons You’re NOT Getting Results #4: Structure, Preparation and Mom-Guilt with Laurie Dionisio #3: Kick The Cravings #2: How To Make Diets Work for You #1: Getting Motivated & Staying Consistent with Tracie Calabrese   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
42:07 09/13/2022
How Stress Affects Your Health & How Fitness Can Help
Stress affects our health more than we know. If you want to be the best version of yourself—the best spouse, parent, employee, business owner, friend, etc—it all starts with stress. One of the best ways to tackle that stress is by really focusing on your self-care, and that includes your fitness. Kelly Almeida is a client of mine who is a busy mom and wife, and runs her own salon on top of it all. When she started making small shifts towards a healthier lifestyle, not only did she start looking better, but feeling better too.   Visit SALON ELL, @salonell   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
35:09 09/05/2022
Should You Talk About Your "Diet" with Others? with Elise Tzurkov and Robyn Stewart
Today I have 2 of my colleagues, Robyn Stewart and Elise Tzurkov, on the podcast to discuss whether or not you should be talking about your health and fitness journey with your family and friends. Diet culture has a strong hold on people and whether we like it or not, people notice when you start making healthier choices. It can be difficult to navigate social situations, holidays, and even eating in front of your kids if you don’t have the right mindset. But remember this: your health choices aren’t just a diet, they’re a lifestyle. YOU have the power over the food you eat, not the other way around.   Connect with Elise: @functionallyfitwithelise, MacroU   Connect with Robyn: @robyn_yqlnutrition, Nourish-U, Website   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
49:54 08/29/2022
Assessing & Re-Assessing Through Perimenopause
Menopause is a biological reality that all women face, but we don’t have to surrender to it. Think of menopause as a detour, rather than a decline. That’s why I brought on Dr. Carla DiGirolamo for this week’s episode. Carla is a Fitness and Nutrition coach in addition to her work as a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Menopause Specialist. Today we talk about the ins and outs of hormone changes as we get older, and the best ways fuel, train, and take care of ourselves as our bodies change. Menopause isn’t a deficiency, it’s a part of life. It’s time we learned to love and take care of our bodies, instead of hiding them away.   Connect with Carla: @fitforlifemd, Website, Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
61:29 08/18/2022
The Correlation Between Stress and Weight Loss
Being healthy is more than just diet and exercise, it’s an entire lifestyle. It may not be obvious, but our stress levels have a huge impact on our weight gain and weight loss. You can’t eliminate stress from your life entirely, but it’s important to learn how to manage it well if you’re committed to your health & fitness goals.   Use code FITWITHNINA at checkout to save 20% on your protein products at Jay Robb Protein! Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
20:57 08/15/2022
Self-Care As a Tool for Growth with Marcy Sarmento
When I think of real women who are Making Fit Work, I think of local business owner and friend, Marcy Sarmento. Marcy owns Livi Laser Center and is a mom of 2 busy kids, but she always makes time for self-care. Self-care is one of the best tools we have for growth, both in our businesses and our personal lives. When we build up our energy and confidence, we carry that energy throughout the day and in to every thing we do.  Marcy shares with us how she practices self-care, including meditation, journalling, building community, eating right, and always getting in some movement.   Marcy is giving 10% off ALL SERVICES at Livi Laser Center until September 1st. Just mention this podcast when booking your appointment!  Livi Laster Center Website, Instagram Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
44:26 08/01/2022
Alcohol & Weight Loss
If you’re on a weight-loss or health journey, you might be wondering how alcohol fits into the equation. First, you should evaluate how you drink: do you find yourself mindlessly snacking, or are you giving up on healthy habits the day after drinking? It’s also important to understand how the body metabolizes alcohol too, and you might not like the truth! But most importantly, understanding why you drink at all might help you make the decision that makes the most sense for your journey. You can always enjoy a drink or two, in moderation.   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
21:30 07/25/2022
Family, Fitness, and Photography
Lucie is a commercial portrait photographer who works mainly with fitness, lifestyle, and athletic brands and loves to work with companies and individuals looking to level up their business and ready for their photos to reflect that change. As an entrepreneur (and a busy mom!) Lucie has a lot to do, and not a lot of time. In this episode we talk about the evolution of Lucie’s own fitness journey and how she relies on community to make it all work. Summer Sessions with Lucie! https://www.luciewickerphotography.com/summer-sessions-2022 Mention this podcast and get 15% off!   Web: www.luciewickerphotography.com Ph: 617-429-6654 Instagram: @luciephoto LinkedIn: luciewicker Sign-up for Lucie's email list   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
37:29 07/18/2022
Intermittent Fasting: How to Know If It's Right For You
Intermittent fasting (or IF for short) is a tool some people use to increase the amount of time spent between meals, usually dinner and breakfast the following morning. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the what’s, why’s, and how’s of intermittent fasting. IF can be great, but it’s not for everyone and it’s certainly not a long-term solution for most people. I’m all about working towards getting you stronger, happier, and healthier. Is intermittent fasting the best way to get you there?   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
17:43 07/11/2022
The Do's and Don't's of Postpartum Fitness with Dr. Jackie Kickish
For you mamas out there, you might’ve heard that a permanently weak core and bladder “leakage” are normal post-baby, but Dr. Jackie Kickish is here to tell you that it’s not. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction might be common, but that doesn’t make it healthy, and it also doesn’t mean you have to live with the shame and embarrassment of it for the rest of your life. Jackie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist who’s on a mission to help moms improve their pelvic floor function so they feel strong and confident. If you’ve had a baby and you’re ready to get back to the fitness world, give this episode a listen so you know what to do (and not to!) as you head back to the gym.   Connect with Jackie: @drjackiekickish, Facebook, Website Get Jackie’s FREE Postpartum Guide   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
31:57 07/06/2022
The Convenience and Consistency of At-Home Workouts with Sara Charbonneau
This week I’m chatting with Sara Charbonneau, school adjustment counselor, coach’s wife, mom to two littles and one almost-adult, and member of my HIIT and Lift program. Sara is busy! Even though life can be hectic, she knows how important getting a good workout is for her mental and physical health. That’s where at-home workouts come in. The flexibility and convenience of working out at home has helped Sara get more committed to her physical health than ever before. It’s all about adjusting your workouts to fit into your life, rather than building your life around your workouts.   Register for my HIIT & LIFT Program!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
36:17 06/29/2022
Diet Traveling Tips
With COVID restrictions lifting, travel plans will be at an all-time high this summer. If you plan on traveling, it’s important to ask yourself how you want to feel—both physically and mentally—on your vacation. If you’re anything like me, feeling happy, healthy, and at your best during and after your vacation is important! Check this episode out for my best tips for staying on track with your health and fitness while you travel, so you don’t have to hit that reset button when you come home.   Register for my HIIT & LIFT Program!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
18:09 06/20/2022
Staying Strong v. Staying Active with Hollie Nicholson
As the warmer months roll in, it makes sense that you might feel pulled to pick up more activities like running, hiking, swimming, or other sports you might want to play with your family. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to get outside and get active! But doing more active activities doesn’t mean you should let your strength training fall behind. In this episode, strength and nutrition coach, Hollie Nicholson, and I discuss why keeping up with building your muscle should stay a priority this summer.   Connect with Hollie: @hollienicholsonwellness, Hollie Nicholson Wellness on Facebook, Website, email: hollienicholsonfitness@gmail.com   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
41:18 06/13/2022
Easy Eating
Planning and preparing your meals is super important for staying on track with your fitness and nutrition goals, but life happens! You’re busy, with lots to worry about, and not every week goes according to plan. So how do you stay on track with your food when you’re not on your A-game? Today I’m sharing 5 tips I personally use when I’m having an off day or week. Life will always have its bumps in the road. Instead of trying to fight it, let’s figure out how to work around it.
18:29 06/08/2022
Healthy & Fit with Hashimoto's with Dr. Emily Kiberd
Having an underachieve thyroid condition doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck over-weight and over-tired your whole life. Dr. Emily Kiberd is a chiropractor and movement instructor who helps women who struggle with thyroid issues to lose weight and feel better. In fact, Emily herself has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and incredibly, has put it into remission! With a personal thyroid success story, Emily leads the way for other women with thyroid conditions to stop the chronic cardio and build muscle, learn to properly fuel themselves, get proper rest, and reframe the mindsets that are holding them back. Healthy and fit with Hashimoto’s is within reach for you.   Connect with Emily: @dremilykiberd, dremilykiberd.com, Join Emily’s Thyroid Strong Masterclass
32:43 05/30/2022
Do You Need A Coach?
Do you need a coach to get results? Of course not! You can absolutely take your health and fitness into your own hands. There are thousands of free resources online about anything you might want know. At the same time, there are thousands of conflicting opinions said by people with thousands of different lifestyles and personal experiences. If you want to get to your goals even faster, you may want to consider hiring a coach. Make sure to tune in to this episode to hear why you might want to hire a coach, why a coach is like a cheat code, and what to look for if you do decide coaching is right for you.
14:18 05/26/2022
How To Thrive Through Chronic Illness with Jess Kaeterle
This week I’m chatting with my friend and a client of mine, Jess Kaeterle. In this episode, Jess gets really vulnerable with us and shares all about her chronic illnesses and the impact they have made on her health and fitness journey. She may have her own health struggles, but she keeps showing up and living her best life.   If you experience chronic illness, you can still thrive! It might look a little different for you—you might need some help and you definitely have to take care of yourself, but you can have a healthy life and your own fitness journey. Life is not a one-size-fits-all journey, but you can always be growing towards your goals.   You can connect with Jess on Instagram: @jesskaetyoga
68:51 05/16/2022
Setting Up Your At-Home Gym
Let’s talk about your at-home gym—why you should have one, and how to set it up. I know you’re busy (I am too!) and sometimes that means not getting to the gym as much as you’d like to. If you have a well equipped and inviting gym space at home, it will help you with your overall consistency, stay on track, and reach your goals! Get your must-have equipment from Perform Better and get 15% OFF your TRX Home2 System HERE!   Don’t forget to join the Making FIT Work Private Facebook Page and connect with me on Instagram: @fitwith_nina
17:03 05/09/2022
Fueling Your Body for Weight Loss with Kendra LaHue
Kendra LaHue helps women lose weight and get strong, all without fad diets. There’s a misconception that in order to lose weight, you have to eat very little and be miserable the whole time. It’s just not true, and Kendra is proving it.   Kendra talks about her own background as a former athlete-turned-medical professional-turned personal trainer. After finding her way in the health and fitness world, Kendra realized that her real passion lay within helping women lose huge amounts of weight (30-150 pounds!), feel like a badass by getting stronger, and learn that all of this is possible through fueling your body properly—not starving yourself.   We discuss weight loss myths, the fear women seem to have of carbs and fats, and how progress will never be linear, so we should all practice a little self-kindness.   In Kendra’s words, you can’t fail if you don’t quit. As long as you just keep going, you’ll find the results you’re looking for.     Don’t forget to connect with Kendra on Instagram: @kendralahue And check out her website: kendrafitness.com
39:53 05/02/2022
Early Morning Workouts & Consistency with Michelle Freitas
Michelle Freitas is a Nurse Practitioner, wife, and mom to two littles just 1 and 3 years old.  I’ve been working with Michelle for almost 5 years and was personally impressed when she recently decided to add on training for a half-marathon to her already busy schedule & sleepless nights.     Michelle walks us through how her fitness journey has evolved since college and how she has come to feel her best now as a Mom of two.  She attributes much of her consistency to early morning workouts, her fitness friends, and the support of her hubby.   While most people would use having small kiddos as a reason to stay in bed, Michelle quickly realized that skipping her early morning workout didn’t exactly equate to waking up feeling more refreshed.    Whether or not you have small children, I think everyone can learn a little bit about the power of consistency from Michelle.   If you have any suggestions for upcoming episodes or are interested in joining the Making FIT Work community on Facebook I would love to have you. You can use this link to join, ask questions, make some new fitness friends and be the first to know about upcoming challenges and programs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642949039303216/ And don’t forget you can GET $10 OFF, my favorite Trim supplement here. https://www.modere.com/Welcome/?referralCode=7579098
37:26 04/25/2022
Why Do We Allow Our Eating Habits to Spiral
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22:47 04/11/2022
Your Self Worth is Not Dependent on Your Size with Christine Braneli
On this episode, I interview Christine Braneli, a mother of 2 young adult kids. She has 29 years combined experienced as a chiropractor, beauty salon owner and business owner and is now out of private practice and working at the intersection of health and beauty; helping women glow from the inside-out. Christine spent years working in the fitness/health/beauty industries constantly striving towards an ideal image.  Rigid diet restrictions and excessive exercise to keep her looking in a way that she along with many people thought represented overall health & beauty.  It wasn't until Christine's daughter who struggled with a severe eating disorder was in recovery, did she herself realize, she ALSO had disordered eating and a less severe case of body dysmporphia. Chrisitine, now uses this experience to help women feel beautiful from the inside-out by un-tieing their self worth from their size.   You can connect with Christine on IG at www.instagram.com/christinebraneli
44:08 04/04/2022
How to Enjoy Your Cultural Foods While on a Weight Loss Journey with Cams Campbell
Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Cams Campbell, Certified Nutrition Coach from Kingston, Jamaica and who guides women of color on their weight loss journeys, helping them figure out how to eat their cultural foods and still lose weight! Several years ago Came lost 45 lbs after she learned about macros and finally found her happy weight and what she calls her food freedom. And now she teaches others how to do the same.  In this episode, Cams takes us through her weight loss journey, how she came to find Macro Counting, how it helped her reintroduce the cultural foods that she was craving back into her diet, and how that helped her maintain her 45lb weight loss. Cams shares her best practices for incorporating cultural foods into your diet and how over the years she has taken some of her favorite Jamaican foods and flavors and made them overall more well-balanced and healthier allowing her to now enjoy and savor those flavors more often. You can learn more about Cams’ coaching and services online here or you can follow her on IG here. If you’re on FB, I would love it if you joined my private community Making FIT Work here. And don’t forget you can GET $10 OFF, my favorite Trim supplement here. 
44:55 03/28/2022
Anniversary Episode!
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47:03 03/22/2022
The Power of Protein
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13:20 03/14/2022
Kick the Cravings
In this episode we are talking all about cravings.  Specifically the difference between mindless snacking and cravings, and the misconception of WHY we're having cravings to start.  Most people assume that they just have this uncontrollable sweet tooth that just gets the best of them every night, when in reality that has nothing to do with it. If this episode resonates with you and you know your mid-day and late-night cravings are getting in the way of your results be sure to sign-up for my FREE 7-Day Kick the Cravings Challenge that starts on Monday, March 14th here. Also, GET $10 OFF my favorite supplement here. Search TRIM, and choose your favorite flavor.
11:22 03/07/2022
The Difference Between a Yoga & Pilates Practice with Cindi Assad
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38:00 02/28/2022
Strength Training for Women: Why & How with Ty Rendlich-Texidor
On today's episode, I'm speaking with Ty Rendlich-Texidor. Ty has a degree in sports medicine and as a trainer she focuses on helping people address nagging injuries as they work towards achieving their fitness goals. Ty strongly believes that everyone should be able to train how they want for as long as they want. We particulary tackle the topic of Strength Training for Women;  what it means, the importance of it and how most women underestimate their overall strength. The benefits of strength training for women go way beyond weight loss and physique changes, and once you listen to the episode in full you will have a better understanding of why you should ditch the pink weights and realize what a women's strength does for her, day in and day out. We also touch on the importance of sometimes doing less in order to accomplish more. As always, I hope you enjoy this episode! You can find more information on Ty and her training programs at www.tytraining.com or follow her on IG at www.instagram.com/ty_training GET $10 OFF your first order of Trim here,     
35:58 02/21/2022