A Tidbit About Me – Episode 1: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast

Hiiiiiiiiiiii! If you’ve been following me on snapchat, you know that this first podcast has been such a stressor to me. Learning new skills when it comes to technology is so intimidating to me….and obviously not extremely hard since EVERYONE has a podcast. But it’s effing hard to me, ok!? I think I’ve figured it out. Is it live on iTunes or whether the hell else you listen to podcasts? I have no clue. But I’ll figure that out for you guys soon and update this post as soon as I know. Just understand, I don’t listen to podcasts myself. I didn’t even know where you looked for a podcast until this weekend when I HAD to actual figure it out, so this is a whole new world to me!

I’m warning you now, this podcast is not my best work. I was trying to figure out what to start with so I just decided to talk about what I know best: myself. Which isn’t that thrilling, but I thought it would be a good start to let you know how I got started in paleo, with PaleOMG, writing cookbooks and just creating my own business all from being obsessed with food.

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Episode 1 Transcription:

Juli Bauer: Hey guys! It’s Juli here from PaleOMG. If you have no idea what PaleOMG is, that’s totes fine, because I’m going to give you a little background of me today. And if you hear any slurping or whining or barking, it’s this Frenchie that’s at my hip and will not leave me alone. These dogs are so needy; similar to me.

So anyways; my name is Juli Bauer. I run the blog www.PaleOMG.com, and I’m just going to kind of tell a little bit about myself. I’ve been asking my readers what I should podcast about, and have had all sorts of awesome ideas, so I thought I would just kind of start with my background and what really brought me into PaleOMG and then we can go from there, and hopefully I’m going to record a podcast every single week, which would be sa-weet.

So, anyways, my name is Juli. I am; how old am I; I am 28 years old. I run the blog www.paleomg.com which started out as a food blog, and then it’s really changed into all sorts of things; fitness, fashion, beauty, travel, and I just kind of keep expanding because I keep getting cool readers who ask me to do different stuff and that’s what I do.

Background on me is; I grew up here in Colorado, which I still live here in Colorado because I love it so much. I grew up in Golden as an only child. I know; surprise, surprise, if you’ve read my blog, you obviously can tell. But I grew up with a ton of insecurities. I honestly was one of the most insecure people I think I’ve ever met, and I hated it. I hate being so insecure. I would look at myself in the mirror and I hated what I saw. I just didn’t like anything about myself, and I was constantly battling those insecurities up until college, probably. And after college, really. But once I went to college, I decided I wanted to study health and exercise science, because I was always interested in exercise but I never found what I really loved. I never enjoyed myself in the gym, I just knew I should be working out; I knew that was important. Just like brushing my teeth, just like getting up and showering ever day. Those things you need to do. You’ve got to take care of your family; you’ve got to go to school. So exercise was just one of those things I did because I knew it was important.

But it wasn’t until the end of college I found out about Crossfit through Crossfit.com, and I couldn’t do; even though I was working out on a regular basis, I was climbing the Stairmaster for one to two hours, or on the bike, or on the elliptical. I couldn’t really do many other movements. I couldn’t do a pushup, I couldn’t do a pull-up, I couldn’t do any sort of Olympic lift. So I started looking at all these movements online, and I saw all these amazing women who were all shapes and sizes and they were just kicking ass in these competitions; in these Crossfit competitions. And it was so inspiring, because I would go into a gym and be so insecure about how I looked, and I saw these Crossfit competitions and these women who weren’t obsessing about that; they were obsessing about what their fastest time was in a workout, or how heavy they got in a lift.

So they were so inspiring to me, and I wanted to be like those women. So I started trying out movements on my own. I would look up just YouTube what an overhead squat was, and I would start trying it by myself. I started pushups on my knees, and pull-ups on the assisted pull-up machine, just doing a handstand hold. I just started getting better and better and seeing results and really seeing my body change. It was so quickly. I thought I was working out hard before, but I saw my body just doing such different things, and muscle tone, and leanness. I felt so good, I had so much energy.

So once I started competing, I wasn’t the strongest and I wasn’t the fastest, so I knew I needed to really plug in my diet. So I looked on the Crossfit.com website, and saw they were talking about both the Zone and Paleo at the time. So paleo was very scary to me. I had Loren Cordain, who wrote the Paleo Diet, as my professor freshman year. I was like; there’s no way I’m going to do that as a college student. I mean, at that time I was eating pizzas, and you know those cookie pie things that’s just like a gigantic cookie with frosting. I mean, I was eating all the time. I never had any sort of hunger cues. I just ate because it made me feel good. And at that point, I was really insecure and I needed something to make me feel happy in my life, and food was it.

So when I started looking up the paleo and the Zone diet, I decided Zone was going to be the best route for me. Zone is kind of like Weight Watchers; how Weight Watchers has points, Zone has blocks. So you’re just pretty much figuring out how much food you need. How much protein, how much carbs, how much fat. And dabbling in that. It’s just portion control more than anything. So I started doing that, and my body started to change even more. I was like; ok, this food thing really is important.

When; just a little more background, growing up I had all kinds of stomach issues. I was in and out of the hospital constantly, and I really thought stomach issues were just a normal thing; that feeling like you were going to die was a normal feeling. And I was in and out of the hospital all the time, and when I decided to cut some of the grains out of my diet, very slowly, because I was like, maybe I could do this paleo thing. I took one slice off my sandwich, and had an open faced sandwich. Then I was like, ok maybe I can take oats out of my diet. I started taking oats out; it was a very, very slow process. The more I took these grains out of my diet, the better I felt. I had so much energy, I slept better, my stomach issues went away 100%, and all this depression that I had been fighting growing up just dissipated. It was crazy. I was like, the clouds opened up and I felt so good.

So I finally was like; ok, I have to do this paleo thing. I don’t want to, I can’t cut out bread; there’s no way. I can’t do it. And I did it. I slowly took it out of my diet; when people say you have to go all or none, I don’t think that’s true. I think you can take it out slowly and figure out what other foods you can have instead of bread, instead of crackers, instead of packaged food. Slowly, you can figure out what you need in your diet.

So I did that. I slowly started cutting those foods out. I felt better than ever, and since I had no idea how to cook, I had to teach myself. So I started looking at blogs, and this was probably 6 or 7 years ago, and there weren’t many paleo blogs out there. So I was like, ok well maybe I should start cooking myself. And I started just mixing things together, and trial and error. I started getting some good recipes, some really crappy recipes, and definitely took some time to start figuring out how to cool.

Once I started making all these recipes; sorry, my dog is distracting me with all the snorting and barking he’s doing, at nothing. Anyway, I started making these recipes, and I would bring them to my friends, because I was just cooking for myself at that point. So I would bring them in to my friends at the gym, and at one point, one of the gym owners at an old gym I was at asked me to start the nutrition blog. So that’s what I did. I started writing about nutrition just on their website; just talking about pre and post workout, and really learning stuff along the way. I started sharing recipes, and my own recipes, and then once I left that gym, I really wanted to keep blogging because I was having so much fun writing. I always; my favorite classes growing up were writing classes, but I hated writing a certain way, I just wanted to write how I wanted to write, and that’s what a blog made me able to do. I was able to be exactly who I wanted to be, and write how I wanted to write, and not get a C on a paper because it wasn’t within the parameters of what the teacher said. I was able to do exactly what I wanted.

So that’s what started www.PaleOMG.com. And that was about 5 years ago, 5 or 6 years ago. It was just so much fun. I started slowly sharing recipes. I barely talked; if you look back at my first recipes on my website, I barely talk about anything. I just say, here’s the recipe, where it was inspired from, and that’s that. The more people started; oh I remember what it was. I talked about just something that was very therapeutic to me was talking about the issues I had growing up. So body issues, and at that time, I started Crossfit and I had lost 30 pounds when I started Crossfit and paleo, and I had gained over 30 pounds back because I was competing, so obviously I had gained muscle and my body had really changed. And that was something challenging on its own. So I just talked about this on my blog, and talked about seeing beauty in a different way. And I had all these women start talking on my blog, and it was being shared around other people, and all these other people connected with me. And I thought I was so alone in this feeling, and I wasn’t.

So that’s what really made me start talking about other things in my blog; I would literally start talking about anything. To an annoying thing I saw while I was driving, to something at the supermarket, to a new snack, to a new workout, to people I was dating, to breakups. I talked about it all on my website, and I really took on this family; that’s what I see it as. I took on this family of people who comment on my blog on a regular basis. It really made me want to blog more often. So I started blogging probably once a week, and the more comments I got and the more feedback, the more I saw people cook my recipes, the more I wanted to do it. So I really started making a ton of recipes, and I think probably 3 years ago my first publisher contacted me about doing a cookbook, and I made my first cookbook. And then I went with a different publisher the second time around, and the same publisher the third time around, if that makes sense. So I used two different publishers. I was able to put all my thoughts and all my recipes into books, and that’s so crazy that I have a few published books out there at this point. So that’s been the past few years; just blogging and writing cookbooks.

So that means, honestly, I probably have over 1,000 recipes that I’ve put out into this world, and that’s insane. 1,000 recipes in probably 5, 6 years, and I don’t want to stop that any time soon. I absolutely love cooking and I love coming up with new recipes, and I love never getting bored. I don’t want to get bored, and I don’t want other people to get bored. So I really kind of hold myself accountable for coming up with new stuff, so people always have something to come back to.

But probably about 2 years ago, I started sharing some outfits that I was wearing on book tour, and I got like 10 times more likes than my food photos! So I was like, ok maybe I should look into this fashion thing. Because paleo and Crossfit gave me so much confidence; I didn’t know I could have that much confidence. Fashion really did the same thing. I was able to show that confidence on the outside, as well. Fashion made me hold my head up higher when I was walking around, you know. So I started dabbling in fashion.

So every week I have on my blog my weekly workouts, and then I do a couple of recipes, and then I have my Fashion Friday’s, as well. So I’ve been able to work with different companies. I go shopping way more often than ever. I think some people think that you just get free stuff all the time, and that’s not it! I’m buying plenty of clothes just so I can put that out into the world and show you guys how to dress a scarf or how to wear a dress with booties. I just think it’s so cool when women show how to really rock an outfit. It’s hard to find an outfit just off the runway. It’s cool when you can see how women really turn those trends into daily life.

So that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve always wanted to get into beauty. So if you’ve been following along anywhere, you’ve heard me talk about filming my first hair tutorial, so I’ve been doing that. And then I’m going to do all kinds of different tutorials. Maybe cooking; maybe how to dress a scarf. Kind of all kinds of different things I’m going to bring to you.

More than anything, I’ve made this blog my business, and I think what is so cool about the world that we live in now is we’re able to do anything. I grew up thinking that I wouldn’t like my job, because that’s what I saw in the world. People being very unhappy at a desk job, and complaining about it when they got home, and I thought that was what it had to be. And I am so lucky that I have been blessed with this opportunity to be around such cool people and have this opportunity to talk about different stuff that really has influenced me, and hopefully influenced others. And I want to show other men and women out there that you really can be your own entrepreneur. I went from making nothing out of college; I was well below poverty line, and I was still making paleo food. And it was not perfect paleo, that’s for sure, but I was still making it work. And now I make a living off of something that I love. So I want people to know that that’s totally possible. And I wanted to talk about those different things because a lot of people ask me; how do you cook paleo on a budget? And I totally did it. So that’s one of my topics I’m going to get after soon.

But I wanted this to just be a baseline, so if you’re just starting off on my blog, or starting off on this podcast and you have no idea who I am, this is me. And this is a boring podcast. This is like, “Hey this is my cookie-cutter podcast.” But I swear it’s going to be more interesting. It’s going to get better. But I’m sitting in my bedroom facing the wall right now, recording on headphones. I’m just trying to get my life together on this podcast.

So this is me. You can find me at www.paleomg.com. And feel free to comment on my blog if you ever have any questions, or if you want me to talk about something on my podcast. I see comments on my blog first and foremost, and those get responded to right away versus social media or iTunes or whatever else. But I can’t wait to talk to you guys more. I can’t wait to hear your feedback. I can’t wait to answer questions you have, and I’m hoping to do a podcast a week, and we can just talk about stuff, and hash it out. And if you want to know my real personality, just follow me on Snapchat. Everything is PaleOMG. Follow me on Snapchat; I’m very bitchy there. I do cuss a lot. Please don’t tell me not to cuss, just don’t. But I love you guys. I hope to see you soon, wherever you are in this land. Let’s talk soon my friends.

Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


128 thoughts on “A Tidbit About Me – Episode 1: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast”

  1. I love that you named the podcast uncensored. Absolutely fantastic. Haha sticking it to the people who tell you not to swear. Just keep being you!

  2. I love your blog and following you on Snapchat. My dog is my BFF too and I’m obsessed with his cuteness. Jackson is so adorable and I love seeing him featured.
    This podcast is a great addition! Following you is really inspiring me to try Crossfit buuuut I’m still scared ????????????

    1. i hope you could hear his slurping and snorting at the beginning of the podcast lol because that’s all i can hear when i listen to it!! and don’t be scared to try crossfit! EVERYONE feels that way when they start!

  3. Awesome podcast, i love following you on Snapchat you are hilarious i find myself laughing out loud at your uncensored comments. Im thinking of starting Crossfit as i need a new challenge. Thanks for inspiring us and being authentic.

  4. Julie…you are awesome, thank you for being real, Bitch, Chick:) and thank you for talking about implants on the girls gone wod podcast, i have battle with any chest workout since my surgery, and hearing what you said made me feel like how i feel is normal with the chest weakness:)
    Keep on keeping on….haters gonna hate because they have nothing better to do!

    1. yeah implants definitely aren’t great when it comes to working out, but they are so great for many other reasons! thanks for the support! can’t wait to share more because of great people like you out there!

      1. I second this! It’s been almost a year since my surgery and I can’t crossfit in quite the same way as before (it took me probably 4-5 months to be able to do pullups again. There is very little info out there about this topic and I wasn’t prepared! Oh well, still worth it!

        1. i had my surgery before i started crossfit, so i don’t have much info about recovering, just know that it’s definitely challenging and hinders some movements

  5. Oh my god Julie!! This is so great! First of all, I hadn’t heard your whole story so that was great. Secondly, this is so honest and I’m pumped for it. I love how genuine you are, and you say what you want. But I also think that some people don’t see this sweet you, do you that is so appreciative of her blog readers, the you with your dog, the you that has been an insecure woman. This podcast intro showed all of those sides of you. I think this is going to be a great venture for you. I especially can’t wait to hear about Paleo on a budget. Fortunately I am by no means near the poverty line, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t follow a budget. I would love to hear your insights on how to do this!

    Hugs to you and all that you do. You are an inspiration, even if you cuss a lot 🙂

    Also, I making your Paleo OMG spaghetti pie this weekend – can’t wait to use my first spaghetti squash of the season! Do you have any recommendations for energy bites? I need to use up some dates.

      1. You’re the best!!! Thanks for the quick response, making these for food prep tomorrow! Not a lot of bloggers take the time to respond – makes a big difference 🙂

  6. Wow, Julie! I don’t know what makes you think this podcast was boring. It was AMAZING!! I’m your age and struggling to find confidence and my place in the world, and hearing your story and the power woman you’ve become is very inspiring. Thank you for this. Xx

    1. finding confidence is definitely challenging and i think it comes and goes as we age. so i hope you can find that confidence within yourself, too! thank you so much for the support!

  7. Awesome job! I really enjoyed hearing your story. I tuned in while cooking up some chicken and cauliflower rice – seemed appropriate! Looking forward to hearing your next one. 🙂

  8. Great first podcast! Can’t wait for the next one to come out. Love your snapchat, your super funny. Your blog and cookbooks have really helped stay on track with my paleo lifestyle. Just wanted to say thank you!

  9. Hey Juli! I’m listening now and loving hearing more about how paleomg evolved to what it is now. So cool!

    I’ve looked into CrossFit a few times over the years but I’ve always been discouraged by the cost. It is not just realistic for my family for me to join CrossFit. I go to a gym but I never really know what to do there. I’ve heard so many CrossFit success stories but I just really can’t spend the money. Any advice you can give me would be appreciated!

    1. i couldn’t afford a crossfit gym when i first started doing crossfit. so i taught myself some of the simple movements like kettlebell (i used a dumbbell) swings and handstand holds then i did workouts off the crossfit.com website modified to what i could physically safely do! so it’s possible to do it without a gym, you just have to be creative!

  10. This was amazing Julie, I really enjoyed it! I started eating paleo last winter and your blog has been my holy grail to paleo cooking. I cook four recipes from your blog and cookbook each week. I can’t wait for the next podcast, so inspirational.

  11. Way to go Juli!! This will be a podcast I definitely subscribe to! Thanks for sharing a lot of details outside of food and workouts. I especially love the beauty and fashion posts, so can’t wait to hear it discussed. So blessed to have you here in CO!

  12. You are the best! I love everything you do. i cannot tell you how much you make
    Me laugh and smile just by being you. i have Crohn’s disease and am working on incorporating Paleo into my life. So thankful for you and your knowledge. Cannot wait to add your podcast to my weekly podcast list!

  13. Excited to listen to this! I was in Portland this week and tried the sweet and sour cauliflower at Bamboo Sushi that you recommended – wow that shit is good! Would love to see a recreation of that on your blog 🙂

  14. OMG! I’ve been following you on Snapchat and have been hoping you’d start a podcast!! I’ve been wanting to try CrossFit (I’m intimidated) and start a blog (even bought a domain name) and this inspired me to just go for it. I totally relate to the post-college/pre-PaleOMG you and look forward to more podcasts. Super fired up!!

  15. Love following you on all social media! Just listened to your pod cast when I was feeling tons of self doubt and had no idea you went through that when you were younger Can’t wait to hear more! You’re such an inspiration and your snap chats make my day! Thank you for being so amazing and sharing!

  16. Loved the podcast!! Your blog is aweomse jaynieand I always enjoy your blunt honesty. I’m hoping that even though I’m only a year behind you in age, I can still figure out this whole cooking and self confidence thing.

  17. Sitting here having a listen while the buffalo chicken chili cooks in my crock pot. I love this and can’t wait for more. Thanks so much for all you do!

  18. amazing job, glad it finally uploaded. Love your snaps. I’m probably not your target audience but I am inspired to get in better shape by your journey. I have always worked out but want to focus on strength. I do have football on in the background, probably enjoy more than my husband (considering he is at the gym right now) but don’t hold that against me 🙂

      1. weird, now they are! I was on my phone before, so maybe that was the issue. Sorry! Thanks for replying 😀 Love your blog, and love how often you post–you’re a rock star!!

  19. So while I was listening to this in the kitchen, my husband had to come out of the office to see what was going on because in the beginning of this podcast, I just kept yelling, “Me too! Me too!” I’m so excited and can’t wait to hear more!

  20. Yay!!! Love your stories on snap chat and glad you are doing a podcast!! Enjoyed it! Can’t wait for the next one!! Keep calling people bitches!!!!

  21. Great podcast. Can’t wait for the next. Good job. Love your snaps. You are so honest and hilarious. My husband usually looks over my shoulder when i listen to your snaps. I’m a crazy dog momma too and talk to our dog the same way. ???????? It can’t be helped right?

  22. Juli,
    Just listened to your first podcast and I am so excited for more!! When you shared about your background with food and exercise and said something along the lines of “I had no idea what a natural hunger cue was, and used to eat all the time just to make myself feel good because I didn’t feel good about myself..” HOLY SCHNIKES this totally hit the nail on the head for me! You said it way better than I ever could!! I hope this is something you talk about more. I think I can learn a whole hell of a lot from you, as I’m finding myself feeling very similarly to this right now. Thanks for doin’ you, babe. You’re making a difference.

    1. i think SO many people go through that, just not everybody knows that they are. so glad to know that others go through it, though! can’t wait to share more!

  23. So excited for this new endeavor! You may have mentioned this in a blog post previously, but would you consider doing a podcast of collagen vs. protein powder? I’ve noticed that you often opt for collagen in your shakes but have never known why or the pros/cons to either!

  24. I never listened to podcasts until this past weekend! I didn’t really know what they were, how to find them or what the purpose was and after you shared the link to the GGW podcast you did, I was hooked! I basically just feel like I’m hanging out with whoever is recording – it’s great!
    Thanks for always sharing about your insecurities, I think it’s so important for women to know they are not alone when it comes to all the WHACKED out ways we feels about ourselves. Also, your snapchat is my fave, don’t ever stop cussing, screw the haters!

    1. lol amelia, i felt the same way! i had no idea how to find a podcast lol so we are learning together! thanks so much for the support and glad i have a new listener!

  25. I love you on Snapchat. I loved this podcast and I can’t wait for me. I am really interested to hear how you do paleo on a budget! Also any suggestions on how to get your Hubby to go Paleo? Mine can’t exist without carbs (potatoes/rice and pasta) all of which make my tummy go ugly.

  26. Hi! LOVED the podcast ! Have made lots of your recipes and have found you hilarious for couple years I’ve been following. Keep swearing/ screw the people who have shit to say about it!
    I lived in Boulder back in 2000-2002. I love love loved it! Still miss it!

    So. I would love to know if you get into workout ruts? And how you overcome them / how you handle them? I’m currently In a massive rut and just don’t wanna ( insert toddler tantrum here). Ha! Would love to hear a podcast around how you overcome food/ workout struggles…. THANKS!!!

  27. You are hilarious! Love that you are doing a podcast! Would love to hear you talk about how you transitioned from crossfit competitor to just doing crossfit. I’m trying to get out of the competition mindset but if I am not competing my motivation is shit. Thanks for being awesome!


    On another note – you talk about how you saw those strong women and wanted to be like them, to inspire people. Well, you’ve achieved that. You inspire me more than any other person. I’ve grown up my whole life with body image issues, serious ones, and I am still overweight and struggling with food addiction and binge eating. But I love Paleo, and when I stick with it I feel so good. You inspire me to be better, to be strong, to suck it up and eat well and work out because I see you in your photos, so strong and so confident, and it’s a killer kick in the ass for me. So rock on lady, your blog and your snapchat are my LIFE BLOOD. Love love love xoxoxo

    1. thank you so much, bailey!! keep pushing forward, keep trying to be the best version of yourself and the most confident one, too!! so glad i’ve been able to play a small part with inspiring you in your daily life!

  29. I finally had a chance to listen while I was on a long drive home this weekend! Love this and love you! I’ve been following your blog since college so at least like 4 years, and I’m so impressed with what you’ve been able to turn this into. I feel like I know you lol and please don’t stop cussing on snapchat

    1. awwwww thank you so much for supporting me through it all, amber!! can’t wait to share more podcasts because of awesome people like you out there!

  30. Hello! I really enjoy reading your blog and following you on Insta. I would love for you to share in a podcast or blog your crossfit coaching journey – how/why you became a coach, daily life of a coach, likes/dislikes of the job, etc. I am interested in becoming a crossfit coach someday, so it would be super cool to hear your story!

  31. So I just listened to your first podcast. That was the first podcast I’ve ever listened to, so we are both newbies. ( I’m a little slow with this sort of thing.) I follow you on FB, have your first and third cookbooks which I love. You’re great. I’ve been following your blog for awhile…back when your picture was different.
    I’d love to hear a podcast about how you transformed your body and lost weight between your first and last cookbook. You really leaned out. What do you do differently? And along those lines I’d love to hear tips for how you avoid emotional eating or eating out of boredom.

  32. Crap. I’ve been saying your blog name wrong for years now. I always say it “Pale Oh My God.” I don’t even think I can change it at this point haha

  33. One podcast and I’m already obsessed… I love hearing how you got started with everything because even though I’ve been following your blog for awhile, I realized I’ve never gone ALL the way back to the very beginning. I already feel like I know so much more about you! Also this is a very long shot but I go to UCLA and just started a podcast with two of my friends called Actually Adultish where we give advice to other college students/young adults about basically everything… if you’re ever open to coming on as a guest through a Skype phone call we would LOVE to have you. I feel like you could give amazing health/fashion/fitness/beauty/body image advice to people our age. If not then you should still definitely talk about all of that on your podcast! Congrats!!! Can’t wait to hear more!

  34. Hey Juli,

    I found about your blog a few years ago looking for recipes. My favorite being the spicy coconut chicken and the coffee short ribs. I love the idea about you creating a podcast and I wanted to offer my talents to you.

    I am a graduate from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s in New Media Arts with a focus in Audio Engineering. I love working with anything audio, especially podcasts. I know you’re always busy, so having someone help clean your podcast of pops, clicks, and any other unwanted noises, I am the person for the job.

    If you are interested, let me know and we can see what we can do in the future.

    Thanks again for what you do, please don’t see this as spam!

  35. So happy you’ve put together a podcast! I came across your Instagram about 6 months ago via a friend & have spiraled into a crazy blog/snapchat follower. Absolutely love your awesome personality and humor on Snapchat. It makes my work days 100 times better. Thanks so much for the awesome content!

  36. Hi Juli!! I found you on Instagram and then started following you on Snapchat and couldn’t decide if I liked you or hated you, then one day it clicked and now I feel like we’re besties, JK LOL!! But I love your snaps and just listened to your podcast, the first podcast I’ve ever listened to and you rocked it girl! Xoxo

  37. Juli–this is fantastic! I’ve been following you for a few years now and as someone who has similarly suffered with stomach issues, lack of energy, and cystic acne I can relate to you in so many ways…plus your personality is so refreshing! Since graduating from college almost 5 years ago (dear God…) this whole “adulting” thing has been kicking my ass with keeping up with what were once good eating habits and daily workouts from being active sports. You’ve really encouraged me to get my diet back on track while proving to my husband that healthy CAN taste good. Now it’s just time to get my workouts back in as well! Anyways–your podcast is such an amazing addition to your blog because I listen to you while at work–instead of just blatantly showing the office that, “Nope, sorry. Juli’s new post is more important than your work for me right now. Please try again later.” 😉 Love you and your PaleOMG community. Keep on being you!

  38. Sooo I’ve listened to other Podcast where the person speaking was trying too hard but seriously listening to your podcast made me love you even more. You are being yourself which is what makes you relatable and anyone who has followed you the past five plus years can see how much you have grown and evolved. I started doing crossfit about six months ago and had a accident where I partially disclocated my shoulders. Since then I have not been consistent ( to be honest I wasn’t very consistent to begin with). I have a fear and anxiety when it comes to going and part of me hates that I went into it totally fine and now I have a injury. Also with the three little ones it’s pricey. It’s easy for me to feel as though it is something I started, didn’t finish which equals failing. Thanks for everything you shared. Hearing you did movements on your own from watching YouTube before really training and competing helps me to see there is a lot I can do at home. Thankfully my husband has experience with crossfit and has his degree in excercise science so if I cannot afford the gym I can bring the gym to my house. Your Monday blogs always inspire me to never give up on being my best and this podcast is the cherry on top. Thanks. Quick question.. Have you ever hurt yourself excercising?

  39. Hi Juli- I just listened to your first podcast- if this is “not your best work” I can’t wait to listen to a one you consider best work one since i absolutely loved this one! I can’t wait to hear more and love how real you are! 🙂

    1. thank you so much, jenni! i just recorded another one and feel the same way lol. but i’m sure everyone feels that way when they start off! so thank you for the support!

  40. Hi Juli,

    Have you ever had any injuries from working out? If you did how did you overcome the anxiety of getting back into the gym?

    1. the only injury i’ve ever had was during a crossfit competition doing a 1 rep max on a lift, never just in the gym doing regular workouts. and i found a gym that made me feel comfortable and confident! it’s all about the people and the coaching when it comes to crossfit!

  41. I listened to your podcast last night when I really should’ve been sleeping. I just loved it! I think you’re hilarious and it was so great to actually hear you talk about what led you to where you are now. Thanks for sharing. Hope there are many more in the future!

  42. I loved it so much and I actually downloaded an official podcast app on my phone and feel like an official adult lol I’ve been telling my friendson about you via instagram and snapchat and all about Jackson! Keep it up! I stumbled upon Fed & Fit’s podcast chanel too! 🙂

  43. Maricela Espinar

    I’ve never listened to a podcast before until you announced you started one. Loved the first one and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about alcohol. I love drinking socially but sometimes it can be so hard if I’m trying to be more strict with my diet.. and I hate how guilty I feel afterwards. Anywho – thank you for sharing and I can’t wait until the next one.

  44. Holy freaking craptarts! Another awesome podcast to brighten up working the graveyard shift. Thank you for joining podcast land!

  45. Holy guac. You hit the nail on the head. I work as a role model position as well meanwhile always feeling insecure and weight yoyos due to muscle gain. You’re such a role model and def get me in the mindset to just chill out and take it slowly. Thanks Juli! xo!

  46. Hi Juli
    I recently started following your snap stories and I love your humor and energy! I am so glad you are doing these podcasts. At first I was like, eh should I listen? -and then I did. And now- I can’t get enough!! Post more please!
    Question: you mention you lost 30 pounds then gained it back in muscle, right? That’s awesome. That’s what I’m trying to do. I lost like 20 pounds of college weight and I’m down to 107! But now I wanna gain and build muscle. So it’s possible to gain those 15-20 pounds back, but look way healthier and leaner, right?!
    Thank you so much.
    These podcasts are going to be amazing!! I’m a newbie, so I am going to subscribe to the blog too!!

    1. well, i lost 30 pounds then gained 30 and now i’m about 25-30 pounds lighter than i was when i was competing. so i had to lose some weight to be a bit leaner. but everyone’s body is so completely different so i can’t say what exactly would work for you, just what i went through!

  47. Juli- I LOVE your podcast. I havent had time to sit down and listen to these but I started working from home and need the background noise and this is perfect so I am starting from the top. I do have a question

    I am always GF (allergy) and I follow paleo most of the time though I have some success eating dairy. I also crossfit and have found that after a year of crossfit I have seen a lot of changes in my body nice toning and muscle building but if I look back to a year ago where I was strictly cardio and abs’ing I was much “thinner” now I am definitely forming that crossfit body. How do you find the balance? What was your breaking point from your comp body to now?

    I think you talk about this is a blog as well but just curious how to get over this hump

    Thank you

    1. my breaking point was when i looked in the mirror or saw a photo of myself and i didn’t recognize myself. i didn’t want to feel that way. i find balance by not lifting as heavy as i used to and constantly adding in different kinds of workouts such as Fit and orange theory. keep listening to the podcast because i talk about it a lot! but for me, it’s spicing up my workouts, not lifting as heavy as i used to, and doing different moves that you don’t always find in normal CF workouts

  48. HAHA. I’m laughing at myself.
    I have been following your website since 2013-14 ish, so I was well aware that you started a podcast recently and as I was (finally) listening to this, I was thinking about how this was probably recorded in January or sometime recently, but no, September. Where have I been for literally almost a year? (Last year of nursing school and planning a wedding is where I’ve been).
    Anyway, you’ve probably talked about this on a podcast already (ill catch up) but I wanted to ask how you modified Crossfit workouts and eating after you didn’t want to compete anymore. I started Crossfit in 2011 and have since backed off for about a year now because I wasn’t happy with how much muscle I was building and how it made me personally look. In this podcast you talked about how you lost X amount of weight and then gained X amount from muscle building. I remember you saying something on Snapchat or Instagram like girls always talk about getting that booty with squats and lunges and etc…. but no, not me. It makes my thighs grow and I need to fir into shorts for the summer! THAT IS ME TOO. so anyway, if you’ve already talked about this, feel free to just copy the link to respond to me and i’ll continue catching up on all the podcasts i missed while I was MIA from anything but school and getting married (Woof).

  49. I have been following you on Instagram for a while, but I just now thought to look for you on podcasts -lame, I know. But, it’s almost exactly a year to date from this Podcast you created, and I plan on listening to every single one until I am caught up. You are hilarious, and I can’t wait to see what all I learn from you- and hopefully use to help change my life for the better! 🙂

  50. Hi! First timer (or as the kids say, “Newb”) here!
    I was searching for an instant pot carnitas recipe and so glad I clicked on your recipe to find your blog and podcasts! I’m hooked and subscribed!
    You are so relatable and funny and I already adore you! No, I am not a stalker, I promise!
    Though I do live in Southern CO…but gas is too expensive, so I’ll just stay put! Lol!
    I can’t wait to try out your recipes! Thanks in advance for sharing them here!

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