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Eager to Motivate
E2M Fitness Media Network
E2M Fitness Media Network
Chasing Greatness: Overcoming Obstacles and Embracing Growth with Rebecca Ard
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About the Guest(s):
Rebecca Ard: Rebecca, often called Becca, is a seasoned run coach at E2M (Eager to Motivate) and E2R (Eager to Run). With over three years of experience within these programs, Rebecca has earned her spot as a respected coach, especially known for her transformative running programs. Besides being a dedicated coach, she is a proud mother of two active children and a bodybuilding enthusiast who has passionately pursued personal challenges and fitness goals. Rebecca’s unique perspective on growth, dedication, and resilience makes her a standout figure in the fitness community.
Episode Summary:
In this episode of the Bad Podcast, hosts Brad and Dawain are joined by special guest Rebecca Ard, a distinguished coach from the E2M and E2R communities. The trio delves into the theme of growth, inspired by a quote from Carol Dweck about the importance of stretching yourself and persevering even when times get tough. Rebecca shares her journey, highlighting the challenges and triumphs that have marked her path to becoming a successful run coach and fitness enthusiast.
Brad and Dawain emphasize how initial struggles, whether in fitness or life, are crucial to achieving long-term growth. Rebecca provides practical advice on how to push through tough times and maintain a dedication to personal goals. Her story about overcoming an injury and continuing her fitness journey is particularly inspiring, shedding light on the importance of persistence and having a solid support system. This episode is a rich resource for anyone looking to find motivation and practical tips on achieving personal and professional growth.
Key Takeaways:

The Importance of Persistence: Rebecca emphasizes that the only way to achieve what you want is to push through hard times and give yourself an honest chance.
Community and Support: The role of the E2M and E2R communities in fostering supportive relationships and providing motivation is crucial to achieving success.
Personal Growth through Adversity: Rebecca’s story of overcoming injury illustrates how challenges can be leveraged as opportunities for growth.
Consistency in Fitness: Regular exercise and sticking to a workout routine are fundamental, even when it’s challenging, to cultivate a long-term, healthy lifestyle.
Holistic Approach to Coaching: Rebecca’s one-on-one and group coaching programs are designed to cater to runners of all levels, focusing on fostering a love for running.

Notable Quotes:

“If something’s really hard and difficult to you, what’s on the other side of hard is exactly what you want.” – Rebecca Ard
“When you choose healthy, a lot of people around you that you value have a lot to say about your fitness journey.” – Rebecca Ard
“One more day: give yourself one more day to follow the program and see how you feel.” – Rebecca Ard
“Everything you go through in life and every person, every physical, it’s all temporary.” – Rebecca Ard
“You gain the confidence and love for yourself that you’ve never had before when you prioritize your fitness.” – Rebecca Ard

Resources:

Rebecca Ard’s Website: runcoachbecca.com

This episode is packed with valuable insights on growth, perseverance, and the transformative power of fitness. Tune in to hear more from Rebecca Ard and learn how you can achieve your natural best. Stay subscribed for more inspiring episodes of the Bad Podcast!

 

 

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0:01
Growth, Announcements, and a New Podcast

2:17
The Journey of Personal Growth Through Fitness and Coaching

4:28
The Importance of Persistence and Fighting Through Early Challenges

6:23
The Impact of Community and Relationships on Personal Growth

9:40
The Joy and Fulfillment of Coaching Runners

11:27
Overcoming Initial Struggles to Achieve Fitness Goals

14:29
Fighting Through Adversity and Embracing Temporary Challenges

19:35
Rebecca Ard Reveals She Has An Identical Twin Sister

21:24
Run Coaching Programs and Upcoming Charleston 5K Training