Our Goals for 2017

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2016 is nearly gone, and while it’s important to be present, we must look towards the new year and begin planning the next stage of our lives and TFF. 2017 is sure to be an exciting year for both of us, and for TFF. While we’re not the biggest fans of New Year’s Resolutions that aren’t realistic, we do have some pretty specific goals that we want to achieve in the new year. In today’s episode, we talk about:

  • our thoughts on new year’s resolutions and goals in general
  • each of our own personal goals for 2017
  • general goals for TFF

What are your thoughts? What do you think about resolutions? What are your goals for 2017? We’d love to hear. We couldn’t be more excited about the future and what 2017 holds, and are excited to share that with you. Hope you enjoy the episode, and see you next year!

-Jackson and Aaron


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Show Notes

Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Support TFF: www.patreon.com/thoughtforfood

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Follow Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Interested in coaching from Jackson and Aaron? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or click services on the website to learn more.

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Sandi Nypaver and Sage Canaday on Athlete Empowerment, Listening to the Body, and Female Body Image

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Super super excited to share today’s episode with you. Professional plant-based ultrarunner Sage Canaday returns to TFF along with his incredibly talented girlfriend, coach, and esteemed ultrarunner, Sandi Nypaver! Sandi and Sage are the dynamic duo, power couple of the ultrarunning scene so it was an honor to have them both on the show. Sandi is a USATF and Lydiard certified running coach, certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and the winner of many races from 5 miles to 100 miles. Sage is a professional ultrarunner for Hoka One One and has won many big races including Speedgoat 50k, World Long Distance Running Championships, and the North Face Endurance 50 Mile Championships. He also has a marathon PR of 2:16 (cray cray) and is the host of the enormously popular and helpful YouTube channel, Vo2maxproductions. Sandi and Sage have started a coaching business called Sage Running, and also very recently started a podcast called Sage Running, which you can find on iTunes and their website, sagerunning.com

In the episode, we talk about:

  • their respective seasons and lessons learned
  • athlete empowerment
  • running nutrition
  • how Sandi became passionate about plant-based nutrition
  • listening to the body and avoiding overtraining
  • female body image issues
  • answering listener questions
  • and more!

We hope you enjoy hearing from these two talented and thoughtful athletes, it was such a pleasure to sit down with them!


Thank you for tuning into the show, and for taking the time to leave a review on the iTunes store, it really helps us out and we love reading your reviews! Leave one for a chance to be given a shoutout on the show. Be sure to check out our social media platforms to keep up with all things TFF. Here’s a recent YouTube VLOG from the day we interviewed Sage and Sandi:

We’ve been having an absolute blast with the YouTube videos, and Sage has been a huge inspiration in that realm, so it would mean a lot if you subscribed!

Don’t be shy to send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com with any and all questions or feedback! We’d love to hear from you.

Alright guys, enjoy the interview and the rest of your week, go eat some plants, and what’s your thought for food?

-Jackson and Aaron


Show Notes

Sage Running website: http://www.sagerunning.com

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sage-running-podcast/id1148375669?mt=2

Vo2maxproductions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh_w_vLvlZNBeTAP8qaWhoA

Sandi’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RunningWild2Believe/videos

Sage on Instagram: @sagecanaday

Sage on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SageCanadayFanPage/?fref=ts


Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Snapchat: TFFlifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Interested in coaching from Jackson and Aaron? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or click services on the website to learn more.

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Sid Garza-Hillman on Approaching the Natural Through Integrated Movement and a Small Steps Approach to Health

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Boy oh boy are we excited about this one! We’ve been huge fans of Sid for a long time, from the amazing commentary on his podcast, Approaching the Natural, to his hilariously brilliant YouTube VLOGS, Sid Garza-Hillman is perfectly aligned with TFF. A certified nutritionist, health coach, Programs Director at the Stanford Inn, 50k race director, and ultramarathoner, Sid is a straight up badass. He’s been in the plant-based scene for quite some time now, and is an advocate of the small steps approach, which we talk about in the show.

In this episode, we talk to Sid about things like:

  • his background in acting and music
  • approaching the natural through a small steps approach
  • why integrating exercise throughout the day is more effective than working out and then sitting
  • Sid’s thoughts on effective activism
  • much more!

If you haven’t already, definitely go subscribe to both Sid’s podcast and YouTube channel. They are amazing. Huge thank you to Sid for joining us on TFF, and we’re excited for future collaborations in the future. We will warn you, this was our first ever Skype interview, and was somewhat of a test run as we didn’t know what to expect. For some reason, Aaron sounds like he was calling in via satellite phone from the Gobi Desert, so we apologize for the bad audio quality in sections. Jackson and Sid sound great though.


We just want to say how grateful we are for each and every one of you tuning into the show each week. We absolutely love doing this and it makes it even better to know that we are reaching people all over the world and having an impact on your lives. It means so much when you send us a nice email or leave a 5-star review on iTunes, we read each and every one and it makes our day every time. Keep doing what you’re doing and living the Thought For Food Lifestyle. Jackson has been having a ton of fun on YouTube making a few VLOGS each week, so definitely subscribe to Thought For Food TV for regular videos, it gives a different perspective on TFF than the podcast! And keep sending us your questions on email for future Q&A episodes, we love answering your questions so don’t be shy. We will be in Los Angeles from October 22nd-25th, so if you’re around, give us a shout! We’d love to connect. Until next week,

go eat some plants. what’s your thought for food?

-Jackson and Aaron


Show Notes

 

Sid’s website: http://sidgarzahillman.com/

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/approaching-natural-podcast/id705700222?mt=2

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsU_Wof0HYUTehD34CKcIBw


Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Snapchat: TFFlifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Interested in coaching from Jackson and Aaron? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or click services on the website to learn more.

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli

How to Start Cycling, Plant-Based Kids, and Update on Exercise Addiction | Q&A 004

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Here we are with another Q&A episode! We absolutely love answering your guys’ questions, so keep ’em coming. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions via email and social media. On today’s podcast, we answer questions ranging from how to get started in cycling, to vegan parenting tips, to where we’re at with addressing our exercise addiction. Hope you enjoy the show, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Google Play to get the latest episode first thing Thursday mornings.


Thanks to everyone for the continued support of TFF. We are more motivated than ever and that’s thanks to you guys. It means so so much to us to see your reviews on iTunes, comments on social media, and outpouring support through emails and all of our content. Let us know what YOU want to see from us here, whether it’s podcast ideas, video ideas, or ways we can improve your experience. We are also fully open for business with nutrition consulting, so if you or someone you know could benefit from individualized consulting and help from either Aaron or Jackson (or both!), shoot us an email or check out the store for more information. Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel yet? We’re putting up pretty regular videos and would love to hear your thoughts and feedback over there so go watch some videos! Here’s our latest to get you started 😉

 

We love you guys, thanks for listening! Go eat some plants, and what’s your thought for food?

-Jackson and Aaron


Show Notes

Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Snapchat: TFFlifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Interested in coaching from Jackson and Aaron? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or click services on the website to learn more.

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Shaleen Shah on Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary and Compassionate Entreprenurialism

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This week on the show, we’re excited to bring Shaleen Shah to you guys. Shaleen is an entrepreneur and founder of the farm sanctuary Luvin Arms, based here in Boulder, Colorado. Luvin Arms is a pretty new sanctuary, only about a year old, and is pretty small, with a few goats, pigs, chickens, and horses. With his background in computer programming and entrepreneurialism, Shaleen has created a beautiful website and platform focused on creating a community based on education and compassion by connecting with animals. In our conversation, we cover everything from how Luvin Arms started to creating a culture based around compassion and what the plant-based/vegan business world is looking like for the future. If you’re in Boulder or Colorado in general, come celebrate Luvin Arms 1 year anniversary and eat amazing vegan Indian food this weekend (October 9th)! Get tickets here: https://eventgrid.com/Events/23257/luvin-arms-1st-anniversary-dinner-and-dance-celebration. We’re really grateful for Shaleen coming to join us on the podcast, so thank you to him and we hope you enjoy the conversation.


Stay up to date with all things TFF by checking out our social media platforms. You can find us @TFFlifestyle on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Jackson is also posting more regular videos on Thought For Food TV, our YouTube channel, including VLOGS, recipe videos, and much more! Please go subscribe 😉

We’re gearing up for another Q&A episode, so if you have any questions about anything related to the stuff we talk about (or not) send us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com so we can answer your question Live on Facebook and on the podcast!

If you want to support TFF for free, please consider writing a review on iTunes to keep us reaching more people, it’s super easy and it makes our day each time we see a new review pop up (we read each and every one). Here’s a link to our iTunes page: bit.ly/TFFitunes.

Finally, we are getting our services more dialed in on our website, including nutrition and lifestyle consulting and grocery store tours. If you or someone you know could benefit from getting some individualized consulting and help with nutrition and lifestyle in order to take your health or exercise to the next level, definitely check us out. We offer a huge amount of value for affordable prices, and can’t wait to start working with you. Click over to our shop to learn more!

Thanks to everyone listening and supporting the show from all over the world, it means so so much to us to read your emails and social media comments, and it keeps the fire burning to produce great content. Keep doing what you’re doing!

Go eat some plants, and what’s your thought for food?

-jackson and aaron


Show Notes

Luvin Arms: www.luvinarms.org

Luvin Arms on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luvinarms/?fref=ts


Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Snapchat: TFFlifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Interested in coaching from Jackson and Aaron? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or click services on the website to learn more.

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Kayle Martin on Breast Cancer Survival Through Plants

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This week on the podcast, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Kayle Martin. Kayle is the owner and founder of Cowgirls and Collard Greens, a business designed to empower women battling breast cancer with knowledge about plant-based nutrition. Kayle was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 and decided to adopt a completely raw-vegan diet combined with conventional cancer treatment, which led to curing her disease and catalyzing her to spread the message of plant-based living to prevent and reverse disease. She loves animals, and has a particular affinity to horses, and became vegetarian after her beloved cow, cupcake, ended up on her dinner plate. Kayle also lives a mostly digital-nomad lifestyle, following her passions. 

In the episode, which was a solo interview from Aaron, is focused on Kayle’s story surrounding breast cancer and veganism. The conversation also includes a discussion of her current lifestyle based on travel and growing her business. Kayle is incredibly inspiring and is a fantastic resource for helping to empower women around taking control of their health through plants. We hope this episode helps bring to your awareness the power of plants.


Thank you to everyone who has supported TFF through social media, leaving a review on iTunes, or sending us emails. We’ve been incredibly excited about connecting with you guys, and it means a lot to us that what we’re putting out is at least entertaining, if not helpful and inspiring to people all over the world. If you have a question that you would like answered on the podcast, send us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com, we’re gearing up for another Q&A podcast. If you haven’t already and want to support us for free, please consider leaving a review on the iTunes store, which helps us grow and reach more listeners. We’re also producing a ton of new content from Jackson’s YouTube VLOGS to weekly blog articles on the website. Definitely go check those out to see a different side of TFF. Have an awesome day, enjoy the episode, and go eat some plants.

What’s your thought for food?

 

Show Notes


Kayle’s site: Cowgirls and Collard Greens

Kayle on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CowgirlsCollardGreens

Instagram: @collardcowgirl


Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

Twitter: @TFFlifestyle

Snapchat: TFFlifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Jackson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/54401

Interested in coaching from Jackson and Aaron? Send us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com to learn more.

Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

soundcloud.com/peterkuli