Today I’m doing something a little different – I have a ton of topics to cover so I’m just going to go down the list. In case you have limited time you can check the show notes for time stamps to jump to the things you want to hear. Here’s what we’re talking about – scroll down for the time stamps to jump to the topics you want to listen to…
- Run Eat Repeat visors [ starts at 2:36 ]
- Diego updates & Something gross. [ starts at 8:05 ]
- A podcast I was listening to this morning that’s inspiring me to ask for a big favor that’s not really a favor. [starts at 20:07 ]
- What happened with my ex-bf. [ starts at 26:06 ]
- How and why to unfollow someone on social media. [ starts at 39:10 ]
New here? I’m Monica Olivas – I created Run Eat Repeat.com to document training for my 1st marathon and weight loss journey. After really struggling with my weight since I was a kid and not seeing myself as an athlete – everything changed when i found running. And the site grew an amazing following.
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Here are all the topics in this episode:
1. Run Eat Repeat Visors!
The RER visors are in! But I need your thoughts… please chime in on this post on Instagram
2. Diego and Snails…
Cone of Shame Alternatives for Dogs – I did a review of the options you can use with your pupper.
3. Asking for a ‘favor’…
Today on the Heather McDonald podcast she was talking about with a friend and fellow female comedian that they don’t want to ask for too much and they were joking about the things they put up with. And Fortune Feimster said if you want to pay us…that’s cool.
And I feel like I’m the same way… but if you don’t ask you don’t get it.
So I would like to ask you to tell someone about the podcast or RER instagram because that’s what helps to support the show to run (run!).
4. The ex-boyfriend…
A story about how my boyfriend broke-up with me because he didn’t like that I named my dog ‘Diego’ and no… his name wasn’t Diego.
Okay that’s not really what happened (at least I’m pretty sure that’s not what happened but it’s unclear).
Moral of the story: Everyone go to therapy. Everyone.
5. Social Media Self Care – Un-following on Social Media as self preservation
Pay attention to what you pay attention to.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while and because it’s mental health awareness month I think it’s a good time to talk about it.
If you have a hard time not comparing yourself on social media or find yourself idealizing other people’s lives or bodies or situation…
That might be a good idea to evaluate your social media habits.
Is there a certain time of day that you are more likely to be triggered or feel bad? Is it a certain person or certain type of person? Is it a certain type of post?
We keep being told that comparison is so bad. Comparison is the thief of joy. And you should love yourself and own it. We’re reminded that social media is just a highlights reel.
We know there are certain apps that can make you look thinner or blur out blemishes…
Yes we know all of this but the reality is when you’re just scrolling through and maybe in combination with having a challenging day I can make you feel bad.
Tips for Positive Social Media:
1. Be self-aware and honest with yourself.
2. Unfollow with love.
3. Fill your feed with positive, happy influences.
Thank you for listening!
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