Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
When your body needs a break - Tina Muir

When your body needs a break - Tina Muir

October 27, 2017


Tina Muir

Be Brave. Be Strong. Be You!

  1. It is not what you look like, or what you do - It is who you are that matters!
  2. Running is just fun and I love it all the time- “No you are lying”
  3. Treat yourself as you would treat your sister or best friend
  4. Amenorrhea- wanted to blast that this is an issue in running
  5. Tina shares how she built her 5-Star baby hotel
  6. Being a Mom make you feel like a temple



Fun Facts about Tina:

  • Professional runner/Great Britain Olympic hopeful
  • After the conclusion of our podcast Tina shared that she is expecting a darling little girl!
  • She has a podcast Running for Real that features people from all over the running, health, and wellness.
  • PHIT for a Queen loves her #nowatchme movement encouraging runners to use their body as a guide for training.



Where you can find Tina:




No Period Now What?

No Period Now What?

October 20, 2017


Dr. Nicola Rinaldi

No Period Now What?

Nicola has a PhD in computational biology Image courtesy MIT. After graduating she worked for a biotechnology company while pursuing her dreams of a family, which were thwarted by a diagnosis of hypothalamic amenorrhea (no period). Eighteen months of trying to conceive followed. She spent hours on research, using the knowledge gained to work on recovery.

Concurrently, she tried the medical route to pregnancy, with multiple doctor visits, injections, and ultrasounds resulting only in failure. Ultimately, she was able to achieve a natural pregnancy. Since that time, Nicola has shared her knowledge of the path to recovery, helping hundreds of others achieve their dreams of womanhood and pregnancy. She has spent the last three years as a stay-at-home mom, with her three boys, Antony, Timmy, and Cameron, while writing this comprehensive guide to recovery.


Dr. Nicola Rinaldi “No Period Now What?”  She answers just that on  PHIT for a Queen podcast:

  1. Function Hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) resulted in infertility
  2. My body doesn’t care how I look!
  3. NPNW generated from participation on a support board for FHA
  4. Median time to recovery is 6 months regardless of longevity of FHA


5 factors that contribute to FHA:

  • Eating- hormones release telling the body how much we have eaten or what we have eaten.
  • Weight & weight loss- 82% of respondents had lost more than 10# at some point in their journey.
  • Regardless of weight the body views weight loss as a stressor
  • Exercise- burns energy and releases hormones that are part of stress response
  • High intensity has more impact on stressor hormones
  • Psychological stress “anxiety”-  clean eating & tracking your food can be a form of stress.
  • Genetics- what is the best way for “us”

Where you can find Dr. Rinaldi:

Buy the book:



So you know she is legit:

Nicola Rinaldi. Nicola has a PhD in computational biology from MIT. After graduating she worked for a biotechnology company while pursuing her dreams of a family, which were thwarted by a diagnosis of hypothalamic amenorrhea (no periods). Eighteen months of trying to conceive followed.



Food Peace for the Female Athlete

Food Peace for the Female Athlete

October 13, 2017

Julie Duffy Dillion RD

Birdhouse Nutrition Therapy



  1. Food, Peace- Not all dietitians are diet pushers
  2. You are the expert of your body!
  3. What does better mean?
  4. Weight change is just a symptom
  5. Sometimes to perform our best we have to have boundaries

 Where you can find Julie:

So you know she is legit:

Julie Duffy Dillon is a Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder and PCOS Specialist, and Food Behavior Expert partnering with people on their Food Peace journey. She is trained as a mental health counselor and supervises dietitians and other health professionals to use weight inclusive and attuned eating strategies. She owns central North Carolina's group nutrition private practice and premier source of eating disorder treatment and prevention, BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy. Julie also produces and hosts the weekly podcast, Love Food. She is launching a brand new e-course for those of you with PCOS called: A Step-By-Step Guide to Food Peace with PCOS. Learn more at and



Just Three Words: Athlete, Mother, Survivor with Karen Newman

Just Three Words: Athlete, Mother, Survivor with Karen Newman

October 6, 2017

Karen_Newman.png  Karen shares her inspirational story with Kara and Becca from her quiet cabin in Vermont! Karen a world record breaking triathletes shares her inspirational story of cancer diagnosis, battle with an eating disorder and how her faith got her through.


  Talk about a Fighter! Karen Newman is an inspirational speaker, world record-breaking triathlete, mother, wife, dietitian and author. She’s also an eating disorder and stage-4 metastatic cancer survivor. Her real-life stories have been giving people hope: helping free them from the bondage of shame, secrets and addictions; inspiring them to be authentic, to dream big and risk living the life they were meant to live. Karen has been featured in numerous publications and shows including the NBC Today Show and the NY Post, and has lectured all over the country. She has also received many awards, such USA Triathlon’s “Most Inspirational Comeback Award” as well as the Connecticut Sportswriter’s Association’s “Courage Award,” and American Cancer Society’s “Determination Champion” for her tireless charitable efforts.


  Karen’s book, entitled Just Three Words is a gripping, intimate, and contagiously inspiring story about the challenging experiences that brought her to her knees and then to her life’s purpose, and the miracles that kept her alive and winning athletic events around the world. Karen is an eight-time All-American triathlete and has medaled in events all over the world, even breaking an age-group world triathlon record, despite enduring cancer treatments. On September 14, 2016, just four months after being immobilized by a tumor in her spine, she raced for the USA in Cozumel, Mexico and had the honor of carrying the USA flag in the Parade of Nations.

  As a triathlon coach, Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition, health and wellness educator, and President-Elect of the Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen has had a long career educating and encouraging people in health and nutrition, as well as on the track. A University of Vermont alumna, she married her college sweetheart, Peter, and together they have three amazing boys—Stetson, Chase and Trent—who inspired her to survive and thrive.


  How to Connect with Karen:

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