282: Vanessa Hering, part 2: Food, fitness, fun, and winning

January 30, 2020 by Joshua
in Podcast

Who doesn’t love food? Vanessa also loves whole, fresh vegetables and fruit. If you haven’t seen the movie The Game Changers, about athletes who love vegan food and still compete at the highest levels, well you don’t need to because Vanessa is living it.

Changing diet and changing environmental habits have a lot in common. Vanessa found the joy, community, and connections in food that I did, and she won a bodybuilding competition. We also talk about environmental action. Still fun.

Vanessa and my second conversation might look long, but I suggest it’s worth it. She’s shares herself personally and openly, so I chose to let it go long.

She shared what many people go through—the internal resistance and reasons not to act, for example, and who doesn’t know about making excuses not to act? You’ll also hear her say why to act on diet, so you can hear about habit change on both sides from the same person.

Her openness helped me to where I think I’m opening up and speaking more naturally.

Her challenge worked in some ways but not others. This podcast isn’t designed to say it’s easy, only to share their experiences.

I think many would envy her results. She’s not superhuman. On the contrary, she’s every bit as human as anyone. What she did most of us can.

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