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Episode 27: Stephanie on Bold Moves

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thank you for listening in.

I am joined by my workout coach, Stephanie, for a conversation about embracing an active and healthy lifestyle.

Mark Twain once wrote, “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

This was said in jest, with Mark Twain’s famous tongue-in-cheek style. But how many of us believe there may be an inkling of truth in his words.

Stephanie has a refreshing way of looking at her day-to-day routine.  A working mother of two beautiful children,  she structures her day for planning nutritious meals and physical activity. Well-being is a life-long journey, she says.  And it is worth the effort.  Everyone is unique and must be guided by individual preferences, depending upon where you are right now.  Her motto is “being bold moves mountains.”   For many, including me, that boldness may take the form of baby steps.   So put the kettle on and listen in to our discussion on healthy lifestyles and bold moves.  I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Thank you for joining Stephanie and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.  Embracing a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular physical activity is a gift that we give ourselves and those who love us.

One last thought comes from Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker:

“take care of your body. it’s the only place you have to live in.”

So, until next time. dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures take you.

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

14 replies on “Episode 27: Stephanie on Bold Moves”

I’m taking baby steps, Gallivanta! Having an “active” lifestyle has many definitions. Have you noticed whenever there is an advertisement for the “aged” they show retirees in a snowsuit on a mountain top or at the finish line of a 10 km marathon. For many, this is simply unrealistic. I like Stephanie’s insight on moderation and being in step with who you are at this very moment. I have no intention of climbing Mt Everest or skydiving or entering a long marathon – right now. But who knows…. I applaud those who take on extreme physical challenges as well as those that are walking around the block. Thank you for being an inspiration to me!!

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I’ve been physically challenged for over 25 years, and I can attest to the benefits of continuing to challenge your body no matter your level of ability, no matter your age. It helps with pain management, cognitive activity, creative thinking and of course boosting your immune system. We can all inspire one another in this regard!!

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I agree wholeheartedly. We must keep moving, even if it is small, incremental steps. Every day we make choices – we must chose to connect with our body and enjoy movement. What I am discovering as I age is that we can easily slip into the idea that an active life is for the young. This is simply not true. I may not run a marathon, but I can certainly step out on the sidewalk and head off on an adventure. By the way, I am going to take out my “belly dancing” video…should be interesting. I agree – lets keep on inspiring each other. Hugs!

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I found these comments sensible, probably the best I have heard, actually. I believe many of us fear exercise because we just do not fit into most exercise programs. Most of them just do not take into consideration the life styles or physical capabilities of us who are in our advanced ages of the seventies or eighties or more. And, when in our lives do we require the need for physical movement more than at those ages. Many of us give up, and that is NOT the answer. But, there are exercises that fit our needs. Calling all oldsters to be brave!

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How very very well said. I think that people fear the aging process because they believe their activities will be curtailed. You certainly have proven that this is a fallacy. Yes, movements and reflexes may be slower but the need to move is within us at all ages. I love your call to action. I’m with you. Let’s be bold and move mountains. Hugs!


This is a very engaging podcast! Thank you Stephanie!
I walk!!!
As a vegetarian since 17, my blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. are top notch. I have walked hours every day of my life. I walk, and I listen to adventures like on this podcast for inspiration on what else I might do. I have recently added small weights to my regime.This is definitely an inspiring podcast!

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So glad that you joined the conversation. What we do when we are young has enormous outcomes when we grow older – for good or alas, bad. You embrace life with joyful abandonment, Resa! Your enthusiasm adds life to our blogger community. I think I will try adding small weights to my regime. I love to walk, but I am in the baby step path when it comes to weights. Many hugs!

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Yes indeed,Bold Moves, which I found to be very well put together and quite interesting, especially the dieting portion as to OK to eat everything but doing so intelligently and with moderation. Which has also been my way of enjoying good food, as I have done most of my life so as to control my weight and quality of health. Many years ago, I was co-originator of the first ever world wide mixed gastronomical club. mixed as in men and woman, rather than the stayed old boring “mixed” as in men only clubs in existence world wide. I suppose this is why on the other hand I’ve always found proper eating and diet, as well as exercise to be of prime importance.
The exchange between you and your trainer, Stephanie, was excellent, in an appreciable friendly lighthearted and encouraging manner. It sort of suggested that the push-away from the table is by far from sufficient to keep us in proper condition, if we are to stay active and in control of our physical condition and well being. Bravo Rebecca!

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You were ahead of your time, Jean-Jacques. An eclectic gastronomical club – I can only imagine the amazing conversations over delicious repasts. Somehow, we have learned to be obsessive about food, whether dieting or watching chef competitions. We must not forget that food gives us life and allows us to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The other day I stopped by at my favourite afternoon “tea” cafe. The proprietor suggested that I try her freshly baked scones made up of her squash, soupe du jour. She said that she avoided wasting food and looked for innovative ways to use up her daily offerings. She even made ice cream out of the same soup. Both samplings of scone and ice cream tasted absolutely delectable. Enjoying good food gives strength to our bodies so that we look forward to physical activity. Thank you so much for adding depth to this conversation. Stephanie sends her thanks along with mine.


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