Unbroken Podcast 007: Jordan Chiles

Jordan Chiles was a really fun interview for my James Bond 007 episode. We talk about his nutrition and how he discovered carb back-loading after pounding 12 tacos on Taco Tuesday. We talk about his daily training and what it was like to train and compete with a team. He describes how he programs the workouts for his gym, CrossFit Provision.
You can tell Jordan is really passionate about what he does. He loves helping others find CrossFit and fitness. Even though he competes at a very high level, he takes the time to train athletes at all levels, and it shows by the growth of his gym.
If you want to follow Jordan, you can find him at the links below.

Instagram: @jchiles_37

Facebook: http://facebook.com/jordan.chiles.9

CrossFit Provision: http://crossfitprovision.com

Unbroken Podcast 006: Sheridan Page


Today’s episode is with Sheridan Page. If it was the end of the world or the zombie apocalypse happened, Sheridan is the person you would want with you. He knows a little about everything and always has a good story to go with it. He has 29 professional kickboxing and boxing fights under his belt.

Sheridan is no stranger to hard work. He played sports in high school and
then found himself in a boxing gym after his divorce from his first wife.
I was excited to talk about the boxing gym environment and how someone
trained to be a fighter.
We also talk about how he transitioned from fighting to lifting using the
Arnold method and then to CrossFit. Sheridan has realized how much he
loves coaching and has coached CrossFit for the last 2 years. I have had
the pleasure of competing in two competitions with him. This was a fun
interview with a fun person!

Unbroken Podcast 005: James Pettit

Running is mental, and all runners are crazy! Today’s podcast is with James Pettit. We talk about how important endurance is for a person’s fitness. James has run every distance from 100 meters to a marathon. His day job is practicing law at his family law firm, but his hobby is helping others reach their fitness goals. He programs classes for CrossFit Endurace at CrossFit Republic and works with Power and Grace athletes. He has also established a program called James’ Death Camp for some friends. He loves that he gets to train a wide range of athletes, from the beginner to the most advanced.

We discuss the mindset of the endurance workout, his first time his dad took him out on a run, and much more!
If you want to follow James, you can find him at the links below.

Website: http://www.cfrendurance.com/
Instagram: @jamesaugust648

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Unbroken Podcast 004: Ashley Humphries

On today’s episode of the Unbroken Podcast we talk to Ashley Humphries. On Facebook before I even started my podcast, I made a post about my own fight with my eating disorder of binge eating.  She reached out to me afterwords in a private message and thanked me for sharing my story and then shared part of hers with me. I knew I had to have her on the podcast.
We had met earlier in the year while prepping for the Tanger Throwdown and instantly became friends! One of the nicest people you can meet.  She is genuinely concerned for the welfare of others and has become a outspoken advocate for people who have eating disorders.  She thought she was alone and when she shared her story on facebook, it helped several people.  She wants people realize they are not alone.

Follow her on instagram at @ashleyrenee0113

6 yrs ago @105 lbs
6 yrs ago @105 lbs

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Unbroken Podcast 003: Dylan Harris

On this episode of The Unbroken Podcast, I talk to Dylan Harris.  Dylan has been my nutrition coach for 8 months, and I have lost a lot of weight working with him. We discuss working with a trainer for your fitness goals.  We talk about how Dylan went from playing college baseball to bodybuilding and now CrossFit.

We also talk about how sick he got last year and discuss what kind of toll it took on his body, going through surgery and then recovery. This was a really fun podcast, and I learned a lot from him.  I really want to talk to him again and not just because he is one of my coaches.  Follow him on social media.  Links listed below.

FitStatus website : http://fitstatuspersonaltraining.com/
Instagram: @fitstatuspt
Twitter: @fitstatuspt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fitstatuspt/

Also, I have to tell you, during the last 10 minutes of the podcast, the audio starts getting choppy.  Maybe my laptop started overheating, so I apologize for that. This is still a major learning curve for me.

Setting Goals and Follow Through

A big part of change in anyone’s life is getting the mind made up to follow through with the change.  A lot of people have good intentions to do something.  They will plan it all out in their head and feel good about it but never follow through.  That is why so many people do not succeed with a health or fitness plan. They felt good as they thought about it and that was their reward.  So how do you get your mind right to succeed in your goals?


  1. If you have a goal, write it down.
    Just thinking about change never brings about the change you want in life. Once you think of something good for you, stop what you are doing and write it down.  Put it somewhere you can see it. It makes it more official.
  2. Make a plan of action.
    Once you have your goal, how are you going to achieve it?  Whether it be going to the gym, losing weight or starting a podcast, you have to map out how to achieve it.  It just doesn’t happen.  Sit down and plan! Write out the steps you need to take.  If your goal is weight loss, you will need to plan on eating healthy and exercising.  Great, but how?  Go to the gym 4 times a week for 60 minutes.  Hire a nutrition coach.  Make a vision board with your goal and how you will achieve it.
  3. Tell everyone your goal.
    I promise people want to help you, at least the people who matter in your life.  People will line up to do what they can to help you. Post your goals on social media.  I can’t tell you how many times people came up to me and told me they are there for me.  That is what helps so many stay accountable, BECAUSE those same people will notice you eating unhealthy or not going to the gym.  I remember my first ever post regarding my intentions to lose weight over 4 years ago.  I asked for help.  I asked people to support me in my goal to lose weight.  It was my most “liked” and commented post ever. People offered to run with me.  People offered to help me plan meals. Tell people, and ASK FOR HELP!
  4. Remember, you will get off track.
    It is going to happen. It’s how you get back on track that is going to determine if you will be successful in your goal. Never start again the next day or week, start over right then! Take a step back, take a deep breath and keep moving forward. One bad meal or day is not going to ruin what you started. People might not believe in you, and you might even doubt yourself. But get back up and keep moving forward. Remember step 3?  When you get off track is when you need to lean on the people you asked to help.
  5. Begin with the end in mind.
    What is the point or goal you are wanting to achieve? Are you going to do what ever it takes to get there? You will have to ask yourself if you really want something. You have to envision yourself being there and never let go. You will have to look back on your dream daily to get there.  If you think starting a new job would be a good idea but are not willing to do what it takes, then none of these steps will really help you.

I am not perfect when it comes to doing this, and a lot of us already know these steps. Just doing it, though, is the hard part!  Don’t let your goals turn into just dreams.  Make the choice now to go out and get your dreams!

Unbroken Podcast 002: Macy Mitchell

This is the first podcast I have ever recorded, and Macy Mitchell was awesome enough to let me figure out how to even do this thing with him.  I felt really nervous at the start, but now I feel like I settled into the interview after saying “like” a thousand times.

Macy is a very busy person, but you can tell family is always number one for him. Our kids come and hang out in the interview as well.  He is a business owner of All-American Rental and co-owner of CrossFit Republic.

CrossFit has become more than just a place to exercise for Macy. The members of the gym have become like family. We talk working out, eating healthy and getting your mind right.

Follow Macy on Instagram Here


Unbroken Podcast 001: Raymond and Robert Delgado

First ever episode of the Unbroken Podcast. In this episode we talk with Raymond and Robert Delgado. They were participants on Season 5 of Extreme Weight Loss with Chris and Heidi Powell. Over the year they were on the show, they lost 342 pounds combined.

We talk about the audition process and how it almost didn’t even happen. Tons of motivational tips form these guys. Super fun and easy to talk too.


Follow them on Instagram

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So It Begins

As I am sitting here thinking about what I am about to start, I cannot help but get really excited and nervous. I am jumping into this thing with a lot of heart and YouTube video knowledge.  I want to do it as right as I can.  I have researched the best quality/affordable mics, how to host a podcast, and how to edit and record them.  I have my social media covered, and I have this website. So again, now I am sitting here thinking about what I have gotten myself into.

I am excited, because I love to talk to people. I am passionate about fitness, weight loss, weightlifting and just helping other people.  This is a way for me to do all of that.  I get to keep hitting it hard in the gym. I get to keep eating healthy. I get to go out and talk to my friends who know way more than I do. I get to go out and make new friends and talk to people I admire.

95 pounds is a lot of weight to lose, but I still have about 35+ pounds to take off. I am still trying to make myself better. This is a way for me to do that. A way for me to stay on my game, because if I start slipping, people will know.

I hope I get to help people. I hope someone will see me and think, if this guy can do it, anyone can.  I am no one special. I just put myself into situations where it is hard to fail.  Get the mindset right, and surround yourself with people who want to help you.  This podcast is my attempt to surround myself with all of you and be vulnerable.

I plan on posting about my podcast for that week.  We will be releasing one every Wednesday.  I will also post daily regarding health, working out and getting your mind right.  I hope to have guest posts from friends. We will have a lot of fun and also tackle some serious subjects.

Live life Unbroken, and welcome to The Unbroken Podcast!