Jessie Pavelka: Eat, Sweat, Think and Connect Your Way To Better Health – Ep. 272
This week, I am excited to share with you this great conversation I had with my friend, colleague at and Co-Founder of RetroFit Gym, and fitness expert specializing in extreme weight loss, Jessie Pavelka.
We dove deep into his Four Elements for living a healthy life: Eat, Sweat, Think and Connect plus we also discussed the following and more:
- Why true transformation really begins when you look at your emotional, relational, mental and spiritual health.
- The four points of the Connect Element: to yourself, to another person, to a group, and to a higher power.
- Why the key ingredient to being healthy is to simplify it and how to do that.
- How to step away and take a closer look at what kind of life you want to create for yourself.The struggle many people face to lean into all of these different roles.
Devon and I also took a few minutes at the start of the show to talk about how to continue staying motivated about your 2020 health goals, how to find your ‘why’ for living a healthier lifestyle, and how to stay accountable with a buddy.
Hope you enjoy the conversation and learn something new!
Jessie Pavelka – It’s Time to Make the Change
About Jessie Pavelka
In the US he was a trainer on NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’, hosted ‘Dietribe’ on Lifetime TV and appeared on Oprah’s OWN network.
He is currently the Ambassador for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and England Athletic’s Run Together Initiative.
His UK company ‘Pavelka’ is a wellbeing partner for technology giants Cisco Systems, helping employees become more resilient and healthier in a fast-moving, dynamic world.
Texan born Jessie has 15 years of experience in working with people who want to make changes in their lives. Although he specializes in extreme weight loss his main aim is to assist people to regain control and live the life they truly deserve.
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00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob and Devon
3:00 How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? How can you keep on track with them?
6:50 What can help you stay motivated with your goals even if you haven’t hit rock bottom yet?
7:50 How to find your purpose and reason to be healthy before the rock bottom hits.
20:30 Introduction to Jessie Pavelka
23:00 His experience being invited to an Overeaters Anonymous: Newcomers meeting to observe and how it helped him shift to who he now helps.
25:00 The importance of being consistent with small changes every day.
26:20 Why we can’ change people but we can set an example for them by living a healthier lifestyle.
28:00 Jessie’s Four Elements for living a healthy life: Eat, Sweat, Think, and Connect.
30:30 Why true transformation really begins when you look at your emotional, relational, mental and spiritual health.
31:50 How to bring the Think Element to your day to day life through breathwork, meditation, mindfulness, and more.
32:20 The four points of the Connect Element: to yourself, to another person, to a group, and to a higher power.
44:00 Why it’s so hard to understand what a deeper love is if you don’t have a child of your own.
49:50 His own struggles with mental and emotional health.
51:00 Why he’s always been interested in people’s different struggles and what the solution was for them.
57:00 The fact that many health and fitness influencers and biohackers are making being healthily complicated when it doesn’t have to be that way.
1:00:00 Why the key ingredient to being healthy is to simplify it and how to do that.
1:04:00 How to step away and take a closer look at what kind of life you want to create for yourself.
1:06:30 The struggle many people face to lean into all of these different roles.
1:11:00 The high expectations that society puts out there and so we’re sold the idea that we can become whatever we want to be.
1:14:00 How to not get sucked into the idea that you have to become great but just fall in love with something and become great at it.
1:19:00 The beauty of getting curious about people, new ideas, activities, and opportunities.
1:25:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon
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1:27:20 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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- You might enjoy these other Open Sky Fitness Podcast episodes:
- Self Love: Why We Have To Work For Our Own Happiness With Briar Flicker-Grossman – Ep. 268
- Getting Clear On What You Want For 2020 – Ep. 270
- Discover Your Value & Confidence With Ingrid Marcum – Ep. 250
- Dave Asprey: Bulletproof Hacks For A Healthier Home And Life – Ep. 183
- Ben Greenfield On Striking The Ideal Balance Between Health And Performance – Ep. 38
- Find out more about Jay Ferruggia
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