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Mom Genes The Podcast

Finding the right jeans is hard. Accepting your genes is even harder. Whether you wear boyfriend or bootcut, high rise or low rise, this podcast will teach you to accept and respect your Mom bod so you can love the genes you are in! Co-hosts Rachel Coleman, MFT and Tina LaBoy, RD use modern research to bust diet myths, explain the evidence based models of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, and get real about body after baby. This podcast will take you on a journey of unpacking your old beliefs about food and weight to increase your confidence, learn to nourish your body, and raise body confident kids. So put on your favorite jeans, pull up a chair, and let’s talk Mom Genes.


This episode of Mom Genes was produced and edited by Rachel Coleman and Tina LaBoy. Thank you to Jerry DePizzo for the music production. You can find Epsidoe information and show notes at, follow us on Instagram @Momgenesthepodcast, and join the Mom Genes The Podcast FB group to find a community of Mamas learning to love their bodies and discussing the episodes.

May 11, 2021

The “Myth Busters” Series


Oh, exercise. It’s kind of a curse word we mutter at times, and other times it’s a declaration of self care. We all have a complicated relationship with exercise thanks to an appearance obsessed culture, so today’s myth that we are busting is: “Exercise is for weight loss! So, If I’m not going to lose weight, I don’t want to exercise!”  So we are going to chat a little bit about how we hear this myth express itself and then we are welcoming body positive fitness instructor Holly Max @fatbarrebabe to help us bust this myth even more!


Since guilt and shame are common themes in all of the most commonly expressed myths about exercise, we knew we had to help bust this myth by neutralizing exercise, or joyful movement as we prefer to call it, so that we can get it back to the root. Exercise is a celebration of your body, not a punishment or a way to change your body. By shifting the goal from external change to internal motivation of mental health clarity or de-stress or, gasp, FUN, we lose any expectations on ourselves and allow movement to connect us to ourselves. If that sounds challenging, then listen to this episode where we explain how to do this and give you journal prompts for further exploration.


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The information presented in this podcast does not replace individual therapy or nutrition recommendations.