Natalie Allport https://natalieallport.com Athlete | Advocate | Creator Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:03:15 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 https://natalieallport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Natalie Allport https://natalieallport.com 32 32 EP 138 – Learning to train your body & mind for longevity in sport w/ April Zilg https://natalieallport.com/april-zilg/ https://natalieallport.com/april-zilg/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:03:13 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2235 April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation - including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.

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April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation – including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.

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EP 137 – Why diversity & representation in sports matters https://natalieallport.com/137-2/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:15:00 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2231 Sports are a microcosm for society, and it's important to have diverse representation within communities like these. In this podcast I talk a bit about why I think that matters, a time where I have felt like I didn't belong, and some recent athlete examples.

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Sports are a microcosm for society, and it’s important to have diverse representation within communities like these. In this podcast I talk a bit about why I think that matters, a time where I have felt like I didn’t belong, and some recent athlete examples.

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EP 136 – Train your mind to lean into discomfort & fear w/ Dawn Fletcher https://natalieallport.com/136-2/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 22:08:00 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2227 We dive into how she practices experiencing discomfort, the important of discomfort variability, some real talk about overcoming fear, as well as discussion the impressiveness and evolution of the mindset of top CF Games athletes such as Tia-Clair Toomey, Matt Fraser, and Katrin Davidsdottir.

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Dawn Fletcher is the founder of Driven Mind Training, where she works as a mental performance coach for competitive athletes primarily in the sport of CrossFit, as well as other individual, team and action sports athletes.

In this (live recorded in 2020) episode we dive into how she practices experiencing discomfort, the important of discomfort variability, some real talk about overcoming fear, as well as discussion the impressiveness and evolution of the mindset of top CF Games athletes such as Tia-Clair Toomey, Matt Fraser, and Katrin Davidsdottir.

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EP 135 – It gets harder before it gets easier https://natalieallport.com/ep-135-it-gets-harder-before-it-gets-easier/ Mon, 30 May 2022 19:12:28 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2221 Do you ever wish it would get easier? Well, it can, but it might take it getting harder first...

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Do you ever wish it would get easier? Well, it can, but it might take it getting harder first…

Often I’ll be doing a workout and think “I wish this was easier” and I know all the motivational posts say you shouldn’t think that, but I think it’s perfectly normal to have that thought pop up when you’re digging deep into a tough workout or training session or doing something that is hard! I’ve talked before about negative thoughts and how it’s about taking that pause and reframing it. And that kind of relates to the topic of the episode, because for those thoughts to get better or “easier” in a sense, it gets harder first, meaning you have to face them first.

Now the other day I was running and I was thinking about the whole concept of wishing it were easier. Wishing it felt easier. And what I realized was, that the only way for that same run to feel easier, were if I were faster or had more endurance. Which takes doing hard things, like training, and pushing myself harder. If I can run faster or further, then that same run would feel easier in comparison. Which goes to show that easy is really a comparison to the hard. And thus, it doesn’t really get easier, you get stronger, faster, smarter, or more enduring, through doing hard things, so that that initial hard thing feels easier in comparison.

That same concept can be taken for building habits of any kind. Perhaps you want to stop watching as much TV or you want to stop using social media for the first 30 minutes when you wake up. It will be hard at first because being entertained feels good. It’s designed to make you feel good chemically! So at first, it will be hard, but eventually it will get easier as you adapt.

This can also apply to a tough conversation or becoming more emotionally vulnerable. At first its really hard to be open and vulnerable, but over time it becomes easier as you have deeper and deeper conversations. You might even look back and think that that initial conversation or feeling is actually surfaced level in comparison to how vulnerable you’re able to be now by choosing to lean into the hard. I’ve noticed this with social media. At first it was really hard to film myself or do videos, but over time it became easier the more I leaned into it and pushed myself further.

Of course, there will always be moments of hard, especially as you keep leaning into discomfort to keep progressing forward towards your goals and towards personal growth, but remember, the best way out is through, which means it gets harder before it gets easier.

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EP 134 – Finding happiness, cultivating self-love, and making friends after sports w/ Cory Camp https://natalieallport.com/cory-camp-134/ Fri, 20 May 2022 19:09:00 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2220 Cory Camp is a former D1 swimmer, and the founder of Forever Athlete. In this episode we talked about going ALL IN with sharing your story, mindful content creation and social media use, how to make friends as an adult / in life after sports, his experience being single for 5 years, learning to love himself, and his #1 secret to happiness.

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Cory Camp is a former D1 swimmer, and the founder of Forever Athlete. In this episode we talked about going ALL IN with sharing your story, mindful content creation and social media use, how to make friends as an adult / in life after sports, his experience being single for 5 years, learning to love himself, and his #1 secret to happiness.

Cory was also on episode 86, where we talked about being a forever athlete, running a marathon with no training, vulnerability and the influence of your environment. Listen to that episode here: natalieallport.com/cory-camp/

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PreFORM Podcast https://natalieallport.com/preform-podcast/ Tue, 17 May 2022 22:35:55 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2216 Hear Natalie talk her journey and mindset on the PreFORM podcast

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Hear Natalie talk her journey and mindset on the PreFORM podcast:

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EP 133 – How to build an athlete mindset, learn to pivot & control what you can w. Justin Su’a https://natalieallport.com/133-2/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:14:00 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2211 Justin Su'a is a mental performance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB). He is an author, hosts 2 incredible podcasts (including a new one with Sports Illustrated), and posts daily mindset tips on Twitter and Instagram.

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Justin Su’a is a mental performance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB). He is an author, hosts 2 incredible podcasts (including a new one with Sports Illustrated), and posts daily mindset tips on Twitter and Instagram. He has worked and mentored numerous high performance and pro athletes and coaches from multiple sports, and is someone I look up to when it comes to mindset and mental performance!

This episode is a throwback, and was originally recorded via IG live on April 16th, 2020. Let me know if you got new insights listening to it again, or if it’s your first listen, enjoy all of Justin’s wisdom – we’ll have him back on the show for a round 2 for sure!

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EP 132 – From the field to the boardroom: Lessons on leadership, confidence & balance w/ Andrea Hopelain https://natalieallport.com/andrea-hopelain/ Fri, 06 May 2022 12:18:00 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2213 Andrea Hopelain is the SVP of Global Brand management at EA Sports and brand innovator's top 100 women to watch. Andrea shares how her soccer experience has helped her succeed in business, how she manages her energy and mental health while crushing it at work and at home, how the growth of F1 and women’s sports are impacting e-sports, her experience with things like  imposter syndrome and being a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more.

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Andrea Hopelain is the SVP of Global Brand management at EA Sports and brand innovator’s top 100 women to watch.

In this episode Andrea shares her journey to getting to where she is now, how her soccer experience has helped her succeed in business, how she manages her energy and mental health while crushing it at work and at home, how the growth of F1 and women’s sports are impacting e-sports, her experience with things like  imposter syndrome and being a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more.

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Good Morning America: CrossFit Athlete Trains her 84 yr old grandmother https://natalieallport.com/good-morning-america-crossfit-athlete-trains-her-84-yr-old-grandmother/ Tue, 03 May 2022 13:51:50 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2198 Recently, a video of Natalie training her 84 year old Abuela went viral, and the story was featured on news outlets and TV stations across America, including this article from Good Morning America.

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Recently, a video of Natalie training her 84 year old Abuela went viral, and the story was featured on news outlets and TV stations across America, including this article from Good Morning America: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/crossfit-athlete-trains-84-year-grandmother-84215576 (click to read!).

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EP 131 – 3 steps to improve imposter syndrome https://natalieallport.com/131-2/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:33:00 +0000 https://natalieallport.com/?p=2208 Feeling imposter syndrome? Same. Here are 3 steps I've been using to work through it (and no, it's not "fake it till you make it").

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Feeling imposter syndrome? Same. Here are 3 steps I’ve been using to work through it (and no, it’s not “fake it till you make it”).

Resources mentioned:

HBR article: https://hbr.org/2021/02/stop-telling-women-they-have-imposter-syndrome

Brene Brown podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RGICGdqwdTVlD8N472qzh?si=31da721894344114

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