I Needed That

Chris Powell & Mathew Blades

In each episode, Chris Powell (from ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss) puts on a master class in goal setting, nutrition, weight loss and more, while Mathew Blades (Award-Winning Radio Host & Motivational Speaker) offers sweet LOL moments that help others feel less alone. read less
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Episodes

An Exciting Announcement + a Mic'd Up Hike
Apr 1 2024
An Exciting Announcement + a Mic'd Up Hike
In this episode, you'll learn: Why we are taking a break and what that means for youHow I Needed That got its start, and why do we keep it going?What happened with Mathews ketamine infusion, why he did it, and what he got from itChris’s frustrations with youth sports Extra! Extra! We have an announcement! After a year and a half of doing I Needed That, we are going to shake things up and refresh the show! In this episode, you’ll get to take a hike with Mathew and Chris to help you feel refreshed emotionally and physically. We talk about cactuses, our why, ketamine, and youth sports. Now, take this time with us to pause, refresh, and be ready to come back better than ever! See you soon on the journey of transformation! Resources:  Legend of the Superstition Mountains TV Show   If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Check out our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org Checking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
The Aro Podcast: Exploring marriage, parenting, and friendship with Shawn Johnson and Andrew East
Mar 25 2024
The Aro Podcast: Exploring marriage, parenting, and friendship with Shawn Johnson and Andrew East
This week we are bringing you a great episode from our friend, Joey Odom, with The Aro Podcast!  In this episode, you'll learn: The importance of regular relationship check-ins for spousesThe significance of individualized parenting for each child's growthThe secrets to maintaining meaningful friendships in adulthood "This week we have the incredible Shawn Johnson and Andrew East join us to talk about intentionality with your spouse, parenting, and friendship. They share their journey of navigating the unique challenges and rewards that come with having an online presence, both as individuals and as a family. This experience led them to create Family Made, a media network and community centered around the joys and realities of family life. Throughout the episode, Joey sparks some entertaining games that put Shawn and Andrew's knowledge of each other to the test. " If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Check out our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.orgChecking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Too Much Green Beer Yesterday? Let’s Get Sober Curious with Abbie and Janay of Teetotally Lifestyle
Mar 18 2024
Too Much Green Beer Yesterday? Let’s Get Sober Curious with Abbie and Janay of Teetotally Lifestyle
In this episode, you'll learn: How healthy distractions can help you overcome addictions The best NA alternatives The science behind hangovers and Chris’s hangover prevention tipHow to Green Light your team Happy (day after) Saint Patty’s Day!  Well, depending on how you celebrate, you may be feeling more hungover than happy…   The St. Patrick’s Day tradition began as a feast held in remembrance of St. Patrick on the anniversary of his death, March 17th. However, this day fell within the Christian tradition of Lent, but to honor the patron saint of Ireland, they were permitted to forgo their Lenten restrictions on food and alcohol consumption on this day, which has caused excessive drinking to become permanently linked to the celebration. Some people can drink with no issues, but many others have a little voice in the back of their minds saying, “Maybe it's time for something to change.” Today, Chris and Mathew are joined by Janay Oakland and Abbie Boudreau, co-founders of Teetotally Lifestyle, to empower you to listen to that voice and give you some tools that can make your journey into sobriety or mindful drinking a little easier. Teetotally Lifestyle is a modern lifestyle choice for people who are mindful drinkers like Janay and Chris, fully sober like Abbie and Mathew, or sober curious like you may be. Abbie and Janay both open up about what their relationships with alcohol were like before, why they made a change, and what their lives are like now.  In this episode, we get real about why so many people feel like they have to drink, healthy replacements and distractions to help you stay on track, and how to handle social situations dominated by alcohol. Chris outlines why alcohol makes you pee so often as well as the short- and long-term impacts drinking has on our bodies. He also helps us understand the science behind what causes hangovers and gives us great advice on how to avoid them. Once we are done talking about the green beer, Mathew gives us a crash course on how to green light your group, whether that's a sports team, a group of friends, a family, or coworkers. It’s all about executing the fundamentals flawlessly, being there for each other, communicating nonstop, and unemotionally holding each other accountable. To wrap up, we talk about our “never again” drinks, and we hear how Kiwi Strawberry Snapple got Chris arrested on prom night.  Resources:  Learn From People Who Lived It: Mindful Drinking and Socializing while Sober with Abbie and JanayTeetotallyLifestyle.comTeetotally Lifestyle on InstagramLukas Mac on InstagramAthletic Brewing CompanyKallyAll The BitterAVEC DrinksPrinciples by Ray Dalio If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Check out our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.orgChecking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Understanding Yourself through Human Design with Allison Cullen
Mar 11 2024
Understanding Yourself through Human Design with Allison Cullen
In this episode, you'll learn: What is Human Design and how can it help you?How to determine your Type and Profile and what they say about youThe physical side effects of not speaking your truthA forgiveness exercise you can do right now What do you get when you combine astrology, the chakra system, the I Ching, and Kabbalah? Today, Allison Cullen, host of the You Do Woo Podcast, gives us a crash course on the answer: Human Design.  In this week's episode, 5/2 generator Mathew and 1/4 manifesting generator Chris go deep with Allison on their Human Design charts, how manifestation works, and what to do with regrets that are holding us back. The Human Design experiment was founded almost 40 years ago, and Alison describes it as “kind of like the Myers-Briggs personality system... turned woo-woo.” Human Design is all about getting you out of your head, into your body, and tapping into the intuition of your higher self. Rather than making decisions with your logical brain, Human Design encourages you to get into your body, listen to the wisdom your body has, and trust it to make decisions for you. Human Design empowers you to unlearn societal norms that don’t serve you in living your best life and gives you a way to explain how you energetically relate to other people and the world as a whole. Remember, Human Design is an experiment, and Allison encourages you to take what works for you, what feels good, and leave what doesn't. Resources:  Bruce's episode Follow Allison on Instagram Free Human Design CheatsheetUse code “INEEDEDTHAT” to get your 20% off a Human Design Chart Reading or a New Paradigm Intensive Session. JovianArchive.com  If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Shop our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.orgChecking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Ask Chris Anything: Eating Healthy on the Go + Working out the Weak Side
Mar 4 2024
Ask Chris Anything: Eating Healthy on the Go + Working out the Weak Side
In this episode, you'll hear: How to eat healthy and save money while you travel How to build up the weaker side of your body When you should and should not exercise though sickness Why there appears to be more burnout these days  Today we answer listener questions about training the weaker side of your body, exercises for your immune system, and how to increase your caloric intake while breastfeeding. Chris also tells us his top tips for eating healthy and saving money while you travel, and Mathew talks about why there seems to be more burnout these days and how our language can impact our experience. Resources:  ​​Send a voice message to Chris & MathewLearn From People Who Lived It: Creating More Time in Your Day with Cortney McDermott If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Check out our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.orgChecking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Leap Year Babies + Q&A with Chris
Feb 26 2024
Leap Year Babies + Q&A with Chris
In this episode, you'll hear: What it’s like to be a Lear Year Baby Nutritional tips to build muscle How moving our bodies impacts our mindsHow Chris felt seeing himself on TV Happy (almost) birthday to all you Leap Year Babies! In this episode, Mathew and Chris talk to Lear Year baby and longtime friend of Mathew, Katie, about the questions she gets asked most frequently, how she celebrates her big birthdays, and how to break the curse of the dragon in the Dragon Year.  What diet is best for losing fat and bringing the muscles through? What is the relationship between exercise and trauma? And how do you get over hating the sound of your own recorded voice? We wrap up by answering these great listener questions that get the guys talking about Keto, healing desert walks, and perception distortion..  Resources:  Send a voice message to Chris & MathewBob Marley: One Love - Official Trailer (2024 Movie) If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Check out our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.orgChecking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Why Fake Butter is Bad + What to Eat More Of with Mike Mutzel
Feb 19 2024
Why Fake Butter is Bad + What to Eat More Of with Mike Mutzel
In this episode, you'll hear: The science behind popular health claims Why some people are putting urine on their faces Why fermented foods are easier to digest and their other health benefitsMike's general diet advice and how to eat healthy on a budget  Nutrition science can be tricky, and unfortunately, there is often a huge divide between what some influencers are saying and what the research is saying. Thankfully, Mike Mutzel, aka Metabolic Mike, is here to bridge that gap by bringing the science to the forefront. From using stem cells in your morning urine for wrinkles to busting the baseless fears around saturated fats, Mike is a wealth of knowledge! In this episode, we learn about the anti-nutrients in some plants, the benefits of eating fermented foods, and why food processing in the US is great for a long shelf life but not a healthy human life. Mike talks about why he went vegan and why he went back, Mathew opens up about some of his GI issues, and Chris realizes he should listen to his mom more. Mike also gives us some valuable general diet advice: Eat fewer processed foods and eat more whole foods.Eat less cheap, commercially prepared foods and more local, ethically sourced foods.It sounds simple, but the reality is that not everyone can afford to shop at health food stores, so Mike also gives us advice on how to get the best health bang for your buck. It's important to keep in mind that when we switch our diets, it may take us a couple weeks to adjust our taste buds, but our habits will shift and will be well worth it in the long run. This doesn't mean we can never eat pizza and ice cream again, but Mike does advise us to use the 80/20 rule and practice moderation. As many of us know, big business is more concerned with their bottom line than our waistlines. Unfortunately, this means we have been inundated with false information in order to boost products with higher profit margins, like margarine and other fake butter products. These products are made from hydrogenated cottonseed oil or canola oil, both of which are not fit for human consumption. In general, Mike tells us to avoid fake or imitation foods and try to “eat like your great-grandparents would eat” by avoiding novel food products that rely on manufacturing to be palatable for humans. Thank you for listening! Resources:  ​​HighIntensityHealth.com High Intensity Health on YoutubeMike’s Instagram   If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by: Checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   Check out our merch! You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.orgChecking out Mathew’s Grief Relief Retreat at SirrineYoga.com/grief-relief-retreat/  Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Football is Over, Now What? + Finding Your “Why” to Keep Promises
Feb 12 2024
Football is Over, Now What? + Finding Your “Why” to Keep Promises
In this episode, you'll hear: Examples of realistic boundaries to help you get and stay on trackWhat it means when your dog is dragging their butt on the groundWhy knowing your true “why” is so importantWhat Chris learned about himself through bodybuilding By mid-February, around the time the Super Bowl hits, about 1 out of every 2 people has dropped off their New Year's resolutions. While we are sad football is over, we are happy to have all the time back that we were dedicating to fantasy teams, weekly games, and recovering from celebrations and commiserations to refocus on the promises we made to ourselves. The social aspect of football is a beautiful thing, but oftentimes the social pressure or cheat days of beer and burgers can catch up with us fast. So, it’s time for a gut check, literally. If you are part of the 50% of people who have fallen off the wagon, today is the best time to restart! Rethink your SMART goal, revisit your why, and think about how it will feel when you keep your promises. Chris gives us some great tips for how to identify your true “why” as he opens up about his false “why” that led him to bodybuilding, what he learned about himself along the way, and how he was able to find his real “why” in the end. Also in this episode, Mathew tells us an important lesson he learned from his Chihuahua. Millie and the guys read and respond to some listener comments, and of course we end off with a game of name that tune! Thank you for listening! Resources:  What Are Three Main Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan? If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of KEPT Premium at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
Learn From People Who Lived It: How to be Happy with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
Feb 5 2024
Learn From People Who Lived It: How to be Happy with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
In this episode, you'll hear: The elements of happiness and how to be happierThe role that rest plays in reducing stress and the importance of exercise as medicine“Perfect” vs. “good enough” and why the ego is stopping us from being happyAdvice for when comparison makes you unhappy Today, we are doing a podcast swap with Learn From People Who Lived It, hosted by our co-host, Mathew Blades!   Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar joins us from his home in New Jersey, where he recently launched the world's first fully accredited master’s degree program in happiness at Centenary University. Tal is an expert in the field, having received his BA in Philosophy and Psychology and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard. He tells us that, as a young man, his squash training informed his understanding of what it takes to become an expert and excel throughout his life. Tal's dedication to the sport led him to play squash professionally and, eventually, to win the Israeli National Squash Championships. After being injured during his time in the Israeli Army, he left professional sports but was soon recruited to play at the amateur level for Harvard. There, he won the U.S. intercollegiate squash championships and eventually returned to his alma mater to become a lecturer. Tal first began thinking about the nature of happiness when he found that success in Squash was not bringing him happiness. Years later, the same realization came to him again when he found that success academically and socially in college was not causing him to feel happy either. This situation made Tal do the unthinkable… leave his computer science program and move to philosophy and psychology. He had to figure out, “Why aren't I happy? And how can I become happier?" This move kicked off what would become an incredible career and a lifelong dedication to studying the science of happiness.  Dr. Tal has become an accomplished writer, with his books on positive psychology and leadership being translated into more than thirty languages and appearing on best-seller lists around the world. In addition to what Tal has achieved at Harvard, he has also taught happiness studies at Columbia University, consulted and lectured for companies like Microsoft, Intel, and Google, and given expert interviews on programs like NPR and Armchair Expert. Throughout his career, one thing Tal has found to be true is that success has nothing to do with happiness. Rather, happiness will lead to success. One way we can see this happening is with the “flow state." When you are in the "flow,” you are having “peak experience” and “peak performance." Flowing can make us feel happy, but before we can know if we are happy, Tal tells us it’s important to define happiness.  Most people equate happiness with pleasure, but it is so much more than that. Pleasure is one element of happiness, but there are others as well: spiritual well-being (meaning and purpose), physical well-being (exercise, nutrition, and rest), intellectual well-being (curiosity and lifelong learning), relational well-being (time spent with others and impact on our community), and emotional well-being. Emotional well-being is the element that encompasses pleasure but also requires being able to deal with painful emotions. Dr. Tal says, “The first step to happiness is allowing in unhappiness.”. Many of us are missing one or more of these elements. There are billions of people worldwide experiencing burnout, and Dr. Tal tells us this is not due to their being more stressed, but rather that there is not enough rest time to take care of all of these aspects. Oftentimes, people just feel like busyness is just a fact of life. Still, by evaluating what we really want in life and understanding that perfection is not realistic but good enough is good enough, you can change your expectations and, in turn, shift your perspective. There is a time for the highs and a time for the lows, but most of the time, we just need to be neutral. Tal calls embracing and accepting that most of life is neutral, with spikes in the highs and dips into the lows, emotional flexibility. He tells us to “surrender to the emotion." Embrace it. The pandemic is another factor that impacted our happiness. However, one especially alarming trend that Tal has been giving voice to is rising depression rates among teenagers. These recent unprecedented increases are mainly attributed to their widespread use of smartphones. Tal notes that the technology itself isn't the issue, but the lack of boundaries around smartphones is. Technology is radically impacting the self-esteem of men and women, but, to a greater degree, teenage boys and, most radically, teenage girls. Fortunately, Tal has advice on how to do a reality check for our children (and ourselves) when we start comparing our bodies and lives to the ones we see online. Practicing gratitude daily develops an appreciative mindset that will serve us much more than the depreciative mindset so many of us have developed as a result of impossible comparisons. But keep in mind that it's not so much what you say to your children; it's about how you model behavior for them.  This kind of practical and insightful perspective is what Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar’s Happiness Studies Academy is all about. The goal is to help individuals become happier themselves and empower them to help others do the same. With a year-long certificate program and a two-year, fully accredited master's degree program, Tal is giving future leaders in the field a way to learn about happiness from multiple perspectives.   Resources Mentioned TalBenShahar.comHappinessStudies.Academy/cihs/  Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar on InstagramJean Twenge Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on FlowEllen Langer on Mindfulness“The Good Enough Mother" by D. W. Winnicott    Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org Additional Credits: I Needed That is managed by Sam Robertson
How to Feel Fuller and Stop Cravings + The Most Annoying Songs of All Time
Jan 29 2024
How to Feel Fuller and Stop Cravings + The Most Annoying Songs of All Time
In this episode, you’ll learn: What foods fill you up, and how can you add volume to your meals?What are trigger foods, and how do they contribute to overconsumption?Chris’s penny-pinching tips and craziest Super Bowl storiesThe most annoying songs (and why we still like some of them) In this week’s episode, Mathew and Chris talk about filling foods, trigger foods, past and future Super Bowls, and the most annoying songs of all time. When it comes to the weight-loss journey, one of the biggest struggles most people have is hunger and cravings. A semaglutide, like Ozempic or Wegovy, will impact satiation, but not everyone wants or can access these tools. However, by eating more filling foods, we can naturally keep ourselves fuller and more easily maintain a calorie deficit. Foods that fill you up are going to be high in protein, high in fiber, high in air/water volume, and low in fat, like fish, apples, and eggs. No food is "bad," but some “trigger foods'' can cause us to feel even hungrier. They may trigger you emotionally, but they can also trigger you to eat more and are easy to over consume, like chips, ice cream, or croissants. Resources Mentioned: Extreme Weight Loss participant, Rachel Paul on gaining the weight back + Your taste  Chris’s high protein queso recipe  Sources Used: Protein Intake — How Much Protein Should You Eat per Day?Increased Dietary Protein as a Dietary Strategy to Prevent and/or Treat ObesityClinical Evidence and Mechanisms of High-Protein Diet-Induced Weight LossHigh Fiber DietThe Role of Fiber in Energy Balance Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
What Your Chronic Pain is Telling You + How to Find Relief Now with Vinny Crispino
Jan 22 2024
What Your Chronic Pain is Telling You + How to Find Relief Now with Vinny Crispino
In this episode, you’ll learn: What an “SOS Routine” is and how to make one4 steps you can take RIGHT NOW to mitigate your painHow to recognize and stop the cycle of self-sabotageThe impact pain has on your identity and how to separate the two Vinny Crispino is back! Last week we laid the groundwork, and this week we go a level deeper and dig into the steps we can take to relieve pain NOW and change the stories we tell ourselves about our relationships with chronic pain. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out here. Vinny was a decorated D1 collegiate swimmer at the University of Wyoming, with his eyes set on the big leagues, but a surfing accident took him from elite athlete to disabled in a matter of seconds. After years of learning about the body and searching for relief, Vinny is now pain-free, competing in ultramarathons, and helping others find healing through Pain Academy. In today's episode, Mathew, Chris, and Vinny discuss four steps you can take today to start finding relief from chronic pain. They also talk about how to recognize and avoid self-sabotage, the complicated realities of using medications to mask pain, and the parallels between a weight loss transformation journey and a pain relief transformation journey. Our modern mentality skews towards quick fixes, instant gratification, and masking pain. However, the way medications impact our healing is complicated and may be causing us to unknowingly reinjure ourselves. Pain itself is not the problem; it’s the messenger, and if we can turn off the alarm bells and listen, there’s actually something very useful it will tell us. The physical pain is real, but the emotional pain is making it worse. We may even be self-sabotaging because pain can be a useful excuse as to why we limit ourselves or haven't achieved our goals. Chronic pain can become part of our identity if you let it, and without the correct mindset, no amount of therapy will help you. However, by creating a SOS routine to calm your nervous system, distancing yourself from the pain, and regulating your emotions, you can begin to rewrite your story and edit the pain out. Resources Mentioned Vinny’s first episode PainAcademy.net Ram Dass Love Serve Remember FoundationPain Academy Instagram  Pain Academy Youtube    Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Relieve Chronic Pain through Emotional Healing with Vinny Crispino
Jan 15 2024
Relieve Chronic Pain through Emotional Healing with Vinny Crispino
Vinny was a decorated D1 collegiate swimmer at the University of Wyoming, with his eyes set on the big leagues. Eventually, he moved out to California, where a surfing accident changed his life forever. Vinny went from an elite athlete to being disabled in a matter of seconds. What followed was almost four years of frantically searching for answers everywhere he could. After finding no relief, he realized only he would be able to help himself. At 23, Vinny went back to school to learn the basics and try to heal his body. Today, he is pain-free, competing in ultramarathons, and helping others find healing through Pain Academy. In today's episode, Mathew, Chris, and Vinny discuss their experiences with chronic pain, the solutions they have tried, the inevitable addiction issues, and what finally worked. Understanding the physiology of pain is one part of the equation, but Vinny was only able to find relief when he began to understand the emotional side of pain. He tells us he thinks about treating back pain like anxiety or depression by regulating our internal worlds with thoughts and words. Like many of us, Vinny has had to overcome years of suppressing his emotions and has developed practical tools over the years to help himself and others recover. In this episode, you will hear: The craziest (unsuccessful) treatments the guys tried to find relief from their back pain.The impact chronic pain has on our relationshipsThe emotional factors contributing to chronic painMistakes to avoid when you are experiencing pain Resources Mentioned PainAcademy.net Pain Academy Instagram  Pain Academy Youtube   Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Dr. John E. Sarno  Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat   You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Reframing New Year’s Resolutions + Keeping Promises Made to Yourself
Jan 8 2024
Reframing New Year’s Resolutions + Keeping Promises Made to Yourself
In today's episode, Mathew and Chris discuss why New Year's promises are better than resolutions, why most people abandon them after about 4 to 6 weeks, and tips to stay consistent with your goals. Whether it’s Chris's promise to stretch or Mathews' promise to hit the gym, the guys are right there with you, fighting through the struggles and celebrating the achievements. Thankfully, there are some things we can all do to set ourselves up for success!  First, expect it to get hard. It’s not if, but rather when the temptations to give up or get complacent will strike. Look at the conditions that have led to failure for you in the past and identify what you can do this time to overcome those challenges. Next, be honest with yourself about why you are making the promise. Is it out of tradition, outside pressure, or a real desire to change? Every day is a chance to do something new, and there is no reason to wait until January 1st. Any time you are ready to commit is the perfect time to start. Setting SMART goals and maintaining a good mindset are also essential to keeping our promises to ourselves. Chris walks us through the science of goal-setting, and Mathew talks about avoiding comparing our journeys to those of other people. No matter what, keeping the promise we make to ourselves is what is most important. If you need to, alter your goals to make them achievable, sustainable, and realistic. Don’t take on too much or let perfection get in the way of progress. Just 10 minutes a day can change your whole life! In this episode, you will hear: Why promises are better than resolutionsWhat promises Chris and mathew made to themselves this yearThe most common resolutionsThe most common reasons we don't stick with resolutionsThe importance of keeping our promise to ourselves and how to make that easier to do Resources Mentioned: Huberman Lab PodcastGrief Relief Retreat Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Become Better, Not Bitter - with Noah Galloway
Dec 4 2023
Become Better, Not Bitter - with Noah Galloway
Today’s show features an interview with Noah Galloway. Sergeant Noah Galloway, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is the personification of valor and resilience. This Purple Heart awarded, double amputee decided to join the military as a result of the September 11th terror attacks. However, his battles didn’t end in the field when he was forced to adapt to a life with only two limbs after an IED attack during Operation Iraqi Freedom which would take his left leg above the knee and his left arm above the elbow. Noah’s incredible journey to mental and physical wellness is one that he shares his with open heart. Noah rose out of post trauma depression via his reinvigorating passion for fitness His transformation story is one of the most inspiring we have heard! Also in this episode: Noah shares how his journey has been full of ups and downsMathew and Chris invite Noah to play a round of: Name That TuneMathew and Chris invite Noah to play a round of: Would You Rather Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Fatgirlfedup on losing 300lbs + Living with CALCIPHYLAXIS
Nov 27 2023
Fatgirlfedup on losing 300lbs + Living with CALCIPHYLAXIS
Today’s show features an interview with Lexi (fatgirlfedup) and her husband, Danny. They have been accountability partners during their journey of transformation. Lexi has lost 312 pounds through healthy habit stacking. Lexi was diagnosed with calciphylaxis and opens with us about this rare disease and how it has affected her life/transformation. Danny talks about the importance of having an accountability partner during transformation and how powerful it is to have someone on the journey alongside you. Also in this episode: Lexi talks about emotional eating and the root of this behavior in her lifeChris and Mathew ask Lexi and Danny about their approach to weight lossMathew and Chris invite Lexi and Danny to play a round of: Name That TuneMathew and Chris invite Lexi and Danny to play a round of: Would You Rather Thank you for listening! If you like what we are doing, you can support the show by checking out our sponsors: Go to BetterHelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsoredTry Neurogum over at: TryNeuroGum.com/ineededthat #sponsoredStart your 7 day free trial of The KEPT App at: KeptPromises.com/ineededthat You can join our community by: Following us on Instagram @ineededthatpodcast Connecting with Chris at ChrisPowell.comConnecting with Mathew at LearnFromPeopleWhoLivedIt.comBringing movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org