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Michael and Adee Cazayoux dive into every facet of health, wellness and personal development in this podcast by Working Against Gravity. The WAG Podcast takes a unique approach to self-development by connecting the dots between nutrition, mindset, stress, and relationships through relatable stories and providing you with actionable steps that you can take today.
 
Being a mom is tough, but it doesn't have to mean your fittest days are behind you. Each week, join host Amber Brueseke, founder of Biceps After Babies, as she brings you the fitness tips, nutrition strategies, mindset hacks, and real-life tangible takeaways that can help YOU take the guesswork out of healthy eating and exercise. This podcast includes episodes covering weight loss, IIFYM, wellness, workout, exercise, weight lifting, fat loss, counting macros, healthy living, mindset, mom fit ...
 
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Today on the podcast we are going to dive deep into the topic of sleep. I selfishly invited Jenn Trepeck to the podcast, because I have questions about sleep and I wanted to ask somebody who thinks and knows more about sleep than I do. In this episode, we talked through sleep trackers, why sleep is important, how to improve our sleep, how to start …
 
Sharing and confiding in others can oftentimes be a scary thing. In today’s episode Adee and Michael share some useful tips on how to navigate touchy subjects, asking the right questions, and how to become a safe place for other people. What you’ll learn: 15:35 - Acknowledgement 18:30 - Practice patience 20:30 - How and when to give advice We would…
 
I'm back with another rant episode. I share this as a perspective to offer you from maybe a different perspective than you've gotten from other fitness influencers, maybe a different perspective than you currently hold yourself. I offer that as an opportunity for you to look at things a little bit differently. The thing that we're going to look at …
 
This one is for all you praise junkies out there! In today’s episode Adee and Michael share their stories on improving your sex life, feeling more connected, and breathing new life into your relationship all through the power of praise. Tune in to learn how practicing gratitude in your relationships can transform your love in more ways than one. Wh…
 
Have you ever felt paralyzed from having too many options to choose from? Well this episode is all about building trust in yourself and unlocking your inner guru, so that you can live life with less resistance, more peace of mind, and higher productivity. In today’s episode Adee and Michael are talking about trusting your intuition, how emotions ca…
 
We dive deep into talking about building trust with yourself when it comes to food. And this is a topic that I find so timely because a lot of you either have been in the place or had the experience of not feeling like you trust yourself around food. I've had that experience of feeling like I couldn't maintain control around certain foods. And here…
 
Having a solid morning routine can help get your days off to a great start, decreasing your stress and increasing your productivity. On today’s episode, Michael and Adee describe their consistent morning routine and offer some helpful tips for building one of your own. They also explain how starting with one small change can dramatically improve yo…
 
This is part two of the Ask Amber Anything Business Edition. Today, I'm going to answer questions that more relate to growing or scaling a business. So if you know that interests you more than just starting a business you might find these questions a little bit more pertinent. You may find that there's a lot to be learned even back in starting a bu…
 
Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a vicious cycle of always wanting the next new thing? This is called the hedonic treadmill - wanting too much and never feeling fully satisfied. In this episode, Adee and Michael are going to teach you how to do the opposite! Tune in for 4-tips on how to start appreciating what you already have and how to g…
 
Today, we're going to mix it up a little bit. Most of my podcast episodes are about your health and fitness journey. And they get to this point where they then want to help other people be able to have the same transformation that they've had. And that can look like going into coaching, it can look like building a business, and being able to take w…
 
Just like the seasons, our bodies are always going through cyclical changes, but rest assured we’ve got some tips and tricks that will help make this a lot more manageable! In this episode Adee and Michael are talking about what to do if you are noticing that you’re always going through some body changes or gaining weight during the winter season. …
 
Christine gives such a good insight into a world that so many of us don't know a lot about. She shares some of these really raw vulnerable moments in this podcast, with the hopes of helping to open your eyes to something that is really important to discuss. And that is this idea of achieving the fit body, achieving the epitome of health, and the ac…
 
This week on the WAG Podcast, Adee and Michael are answering another great listener question about fitness and nutrition considerations for masters athletes. The way you train when you are in your 20’s is going to look a little different than the way you train when you are in your 40’s+. This episode has some useful tips on how to manage volume and…
 
I am so excited about the conversation we're going to have today. It's a highly requested topic because a lot of you are learning things and you're understanding nutritional principles. Many would ask how to handle this information and incorporate it into their lives, and yet make it so it is a productive thing that doesn't harm their children. We …
 
Brooke Wells stands out among elite CrossFit athletes for her ability to compete at the highest level while also attending college and maintaining an active social life. In today’s episode, Adee shares some of the top lessons she’s learned from Brooke about juggling it all and maintaining a positive mindset. She also gives insight into some of Broo…
 
In today's episode, Melissa is going to talk about the physical transformation that she's created (PS: she's lost 55 pounds), how she's been able to keep that off, (PS: she's been able to keep it off for two years), and what are the actual secrets that allowed her to do that. And it may not be the things that you think would actually create that tr…
 
With the 2021 CrossFit Open just around the corner, it would be a good time to highlight some helpful tips to get your nutrition in check so that you can be sure that you are performing at your absolute best. In this episode Adee and Michael are sharing some of their experience training for competition and giving an inside look at how that might al…
 
This topic came up during the coaching call, I observed from the questions raised was that they didn't really know what to expect during maintenance. So that got me thinking about my relationship with food and about how I view food and how I use it in my life. And wanting to share that because I think it is really important to start this conversati…
 
Whether it's taking your shirt off around your friends, or wearing shorts in public - feeling insecure about your body is something many of us go through, even if we aren’t vocalizing it. In today’s episode Adee and Michael are putting it all out there, talking about ways we can all start letting go of our shame and finally start feeling comfortabl…
 
This episode is full of so much good information about what it takes for women to actually build muscle. Lindsay dives deeper and she really gets into some of the science behind what it takes to build muscle. She has a wealth of knowledge and she has a lot of information about muscle building, and she shares it all in this episode and it's just so …
 
Good communication is the key to a healthy relationship. Another big predictor of a good relationship is how couples fight. In this episode, Adee and Michael are talking about the Imago Dialogue, a powerful communication tool designed to help any two people move out of conflict and back to a place of mutual acceptance. What you’ll learn:05:30 - The…
 
Let's dive into today's topic, which is why your weight loss is slow and what the heck to do about it. So maybe you've had this experience where you're going through a fat loss phase and it's so slow and you're getting frustrated. Some don't see results and are not motivated and eventually, what ends up happening is they end up quitting, right? It …
 
This week Adee and Michael are talking about getting your body back after pregnancy. From experiencing diastasis, to postpartum depression, to tracking your food again, this episode is full of tips that will help you come up with a postpartum wellness plan for getting back to feeling comfortable and confident in your skin so that you can still take…
 
Starting a family is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. This week, Michael and Adee are talking about creating a plan, setting expectations and negotiating responsibilities of parenthood in order to avoid unnecessary stress so that you can both enjoy your baby, and each other. What you’ll learn:16:50 - Lessons of parenthood19:20 - Fre…
 
Today's topic is a really fun one. We're going to be busting some weight loss myths and gonna go a little bit on a rant about this because I feel a little bit passionate about it. These myths still linger and they manifest in a multitude of different ways but they're still kicking around. So we're gonna dive into these beliefs and I want you to tak…
 
We sent out a survey to over 3,000 aspiring nutrition coaches about what stopped them from taking the leap to begin coaching clients. One of the most frequent questions we heard was: can you actually make money as a nutrition coach? In today’s episode, Adee and Michael will dispel myths about making money as an online nutrition coach. Adee launched…
 
Today on the podcast, I got the pleasure of interviewing Katie Crokus. She shares a little bit about how we know each other way back to 2016 and how she's evolved her fitness journey and the fact that she's been in maintenance for three freakin' years. We really talked about maintenance, its importance, and how her body has changed more in maintena…
 
This week Adee and Michael are answering another listener's question about overcoming the challenge of unwanted weight gain and learning how to take care of your body. Be sure to tune in for more tips on nutrition, meditation, and mindset shifts that are sure to help you find what works best for you on your journey to looking better and feeling bet…
 
Happy new year! Let's cross our fingers and hope that there are lots of wonderful things to come in 2021 for you and for me. It's a new year, and maybe you're itching to get going on some physical goals that you have set for yourself this year. And so I thought it would be kind of fun to share with you some of the things that worked and didn't work…
 
Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey, or have been at it for some time, eventually we all hit the dreaded plateau. In today’s episode Adee and Michael are giving quick tips to help you break through the rough patches and get closer to your goals. Some of today's topics include lifestyle changes for long term success, identifying trends…
 
I am so happy that you're here and that we are wrapping up another year. I think 2020 will be one for the books. But I for one am excited for 2021 and what it's going to bring. Way back in 2018, I recorded Episode 13 on New Year's resolutions, and in that, I gave really great advice about how to think about New Year's resolutions and how to go abou…
 
As we get older it can become more and more difficult to build deep, meaningful friendships, but Michael and Adee believe people are craving that kind of connection more than ever. On today’s episode, they unpack some of their best tips for engaging in deep conversations with friends. Listen along to learn some questions you can ask and strategies …
 
I actually have my sister on the podcast today. She’s done some pretty amazing things with sports so we're going to talk about her playing rugby and making it to the All-American team, which is a real big deal. And we are going to talk about how what that was like and how that happened. And then her transition away from being someone on a team into…
 
In our last episode, Adee and Michael were talking about building your own success map, and how to recognize positive patterns in your life - but what happens when nothing seems to work no matter how hard you try? In this episode, Adee and Michael are talking about a quick mindset shift that will help you get over plateaus and back on track. Whethe…
 
In episode 111, we talked about how to create a plan that's going to really be effective for you. So today, I wanted to dive into kind of the next step and I think this is one of the biggest problems that I see a lot of women struggling with is the execution of the plan. We're gonna dive into why you struggle to stay on your plan, why you can creat…
 
Have you ever had one of those days where everything just clicks? You feel great, you’re excited about life, and you’re at the top of your game. What if it were possible to recreate more of those days? In today’s episode Adee and Michael are talking about building your own success, what you have to do to get back on track, and how recognizing posit…
 
Today I'm going to chat with Leslie about her experience going through a reverse diet so that you can hear from somebody who's been there and done that, somebody who had all the fears, who came into the process, not really expecting to go through a reverse diet and did it anyway and came out on the other side. I think it's important to share these …
 
Have you ever tried holding someone accountable and then it backfired? This week, Adee and Michael are giving tips on how to hold people more accountable without coming off too strong or being pushed over. Whether it’s how you say it, or exactly what words to use, sometimes helping out isn’t as easy as you’d think. Both Adee and Michael share some …
 
I'm just so itching to have you listen to this interview that I had with Kiki. We talk about a whole range of topics, about eating, lifting, but most importantly, we talk about the idea of eating more to weigh less. Kiki and I have done a couple of things together. When I feel like having thoughts in my head about different concepts, Kiki did such …
 
This week Adee and Michael are telling you the one thing that has made the greatest impact on them. And that’s the power of intention. Listen in as they discuss how living with intention has changed their lives and how they apply it in everything, from work and fitness to parenting and relationships. And in true Michael and Adee fashion they are le…
 
I have an awesome guest for you today, who is older than 40. At her age, she says that she's never looked better. When she found macro counting in her late 40s, everything changed her. I bring Mary Ann onto the podcast to share with you somebody who has done it. So if you're listening and you are aging, I want you to sit back and listen to her stor…
 
It's that time of the year and we're rolling into Thanksgiving season, and then comes Christmas, and then comes the New Year. It's that time of the year for indulgence and that's known for a lot of women equated to the time when you gain weight, and then we hit New Years, and then the new year's resolutions come out and then the weight loss starts …
 
Have you ever felt like you were working so hard with your nutrition but not making any progress? Adee and Micheal just may have a solution for you. In this episode, they talk about how when it comes to nutrition, your Swiss Army Knife is the ability to weigh, track and measure your food and hit a certain set of macros. While strict tracking doesn'…
 
Today I have a bunch of my friends together. In fact, we decided to bring team Biceps After Babies on for another podcast episode. And so I thought it would be fun, actually, my team thought it would be fun to have them come on and to interview me. So a lot of times on the podcast, I interview other people and ask them questions, and they thought i…
 
Can you really lose weight while eating more? In some cases, yes. While it’s easy to believe that eating less will help you lose weight, Adee and Michael use this week’s WAG podcast to break down how this might actually work against you. With the science of metabolic adaptation to back them up, they explain how your body actually responds to eating…
 
I know a lot of people are building home gyms right now, especially with COVID and so I thought this would be a really fun episode to record just talk about how my husband and I built our home gym over the years, some of the brands that we use, how we found a space, you know, and then how you can take this information and start to build something t…
 
In this week’s WAG Podcast, Renee Mahail joins Adee for a live coaching call to talk about her past attempts at macro-tracking, the pressure to be perfect, and how you can be in love with your current body and still want change. As an officer in the US Army, Renee is used to living an active lifestyle but admits she feels her nutrition is holding h…
 
Today my guest is someone that's a little bit different because most people in the fitness industry wouldn't put the two of us together, "opposing sides". But it's interesting that both of us share the same goal and that’s where we want you to get to. I believe that's the goal for most women in the fitness industry, to empower women, we want women …
 
In this episode of the WAG Podcast, WAG coach Brittany Werner joins Michael in a unique conversation about her life and experience living overseas, working in nutrition with children and bariatric clients, finding her home with WAG and now working mostly with working moms. As a mother of three, Brittany found her passion in working with other moms.…
 
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