Episode 43: New Jeans And Vacation Without Shame: Sarah’s Story

December 5, 2018

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Episode Overview

Long-time thrifter Sarah Ruthven shares how she overcame her reluctance to spend money on herself and made the investment in herself that ultimately paid out in dividends with her family relationships. Sarah has been a member of Balance365 and No-Fuss Fat Loss and while she had a specific goal in mind, she was surprised by just how many facets of her life were affected. Tune in and here what Sarah’s experience was like and why she thinks other women should give it a try for themselves.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How Sarah’s Balance365 journey got started
  • The experience of losing yourself in motherhood
  • The importance of sleep
  • Self care as more than pedicures
  • What happened when Sarah went jean shopping
  • Trial and data – learning as you go
  • Balancing your plate – taking a long view over time
  • Intuitive eating as a practice
  • Practicing habits until they become automatic
  • Sarah’s Vacation Without Shame
  • How our judgments of ourselves affect how we see other people
  • Keeping our eyes on our own plate
  • How Balance365 can impact interactions with our families
  • Role modeling habits for our kids
  • What Sarah has to say to people on the fence about joining Balance365



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!