What is the Tripod of

Optimal Health?

Ep. 25 ft. Uma Naralkar

“If you’re talking about your body with hate, and you have so much anger and so much inbuilt frustration, it’s gonna be really hard to see the results you’re looking for.”

Uma Naralkar

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Bio
Uma Naralkar is an integrative nutritionist with a thriving practice in Los Angeles, California. She works at home and abroad, helping her clients optimize their health with small shifts in their diet and lifestyle. Most of her clients are women in the age group of 25 to 55. She specializes in hormonal health, digestive health, and optimal fat loss, and her mission is to help others change the way they are eating, moving, and thinking to reverse their symptoms and live a happier and healthier life.
Show Notes

Meet Uma Naralkar, a nutritionist and health coach who moved to California from India in her 20s to go to college. Her journey of producing movies in Hollywood took her to a dangerous place with her health, so she decided to make changes. Today she’s a proud mom who teaches others how to build their health tripod – explained in this episode!

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • How the body is clever (warning signs, it tells us things)
  • Her experience with food when coming to the US in her 20s (healthy food vs McDonald’s supersize meals)
  • Shifting your identity to who you want to be (James Clear Atomic Habits book)
  • Language barriers
  • Therapy, Nutrition, Stress Levels, Sleep… it’s wholistic, it all ties together
  • The Tripod of Optimal Health… your health sits on the tripod of:
    • What you’re eating
    • Your movement
    • Your mental health or mindset

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Transcript

INTRODUCTION

Lesley Logan
Hello, welcome back to Be It Till You See It. I’m so happy you’re here. I really am. This interview with Uma Naralkar Naralkar. She is a breath of fresh air and also has an incredible story that she shared. And actually in this interview, y’all, I asked her questions she’d never been asked before. And she’d never told that story before. And so I’m really honored that you’ll get to hear it in this interview. I want you to look at the show notes, you can get all of the links to everything that she has going on, she runs challenges, she has an incredible nutrition website. And you’re going to want to follow her on Instagram for best tips on just really be taking charge of your health. But, what I wha why I really wanted you do hear from Uma is, when I met her, she, I didn’t know her before I met her obviously, that’s how it works. So, so brilliant. But when I we met in this really interesting way, we were both sitting next to each other in the front row of this group. And she had no problems just like talking to me as if we had known each other and like asking me questions as if we’d known each other and I just really loved that about her. I loved that she wasn’t holding back or like, “Oh, I don’t know this girl,” Someone had asked this girl anything like she literally, if she had a question she asked it. And as someone who I tend to be someone who’s like little like sits back, you would never know it, I know. But like, I don’t often ask questions from people. I’ve been trying to change that about myself – hence this podcast. But like, I just it would be in these groups. And I’m like learning from these amazing people. And I just wouldn’t ask the question. And she having her sitting next to me constantly asking questions really made it seem like it was totally possible, and kind of got my gumption up to ask questions. And so I’m really grateful for her. And I’m grateful that we got to connect. So I can’t wait for you to dive into this interview. And please, please, please check out how you can get to know more about her and work with her and the show notes below. Because I promise even if you just follow her on Instagram, you’re gonna learn so much more about how you can take care of your health. And so until further ado, after this brief message, the fabulous interview with Uma.

Welcome to the Be It Till You See It podcast where we talk about taking messy action, knowing that perfect is boring. I’m Lesley Logan, Pilates instructor and business fitness coach. I’ve trained thousands of people around the world and the number one thing I see stopping people from achieving anything is self doubt. My friends, action brings clarity and it’s the antidote to fear. Each week, my guests will bring Bold, Executable, Intrinsic and Targeted steps that you can use to put yourself first and Be It Till You See It. It’s a practice, not a perfect. Let’s get started.

EPISODE

Lesley Logan
All right, well, I am so pleased to finally bring to you Uma Naralkar. She is someone who hopefully I said her last name really well. But also who I got to meet because we both were in we were in a mastermind together, she was the first person I sat down next to, and we kept getting put into groups. So no matter how many different ways I counted off group, we always were in the same group together. And I found her just her passion and her energy and enthusiasm were like contagious. And also, I just feel like you know, no bounds. Like there was no scarcity mindset in talking to you. And it really helped me out and I wanted to bring you on to all the people listening. I’m so inspiring and so Uma, will you please tell everyone a little about yourself.

Uma Naralkar
Oh my gosh, first, I just want to say thank you for that intro. That was beautiful. And before I got on, I was just thinking about that day it was you know, we were the base front row of that mastermind, you remember that? And we were sitting right next to each other. That’s how we got introduced. And you’re absolutely right, we just kind of kept getting the same group. And it was a beautiful way to connect. And I also want to say that I really appreciate you everything you’re doing. You know, your work and how passionate you are. With everything that you do. I get inspired every day, even if you’re just doing a workout. If I’m watching a workout video, I’m like, okay, that’s so motivating, and I appreciate it. You’re like 100% and everything that you do, and I just want to say that I admire that about you. And I appreciate that. About me.

Lesley Logan
That’s amazing. I mean, if I just brought you on for the compliment.

Uma Naralkar
I provide an intro for you next time. I don’t know where to start. What what do you want to know about me? Ask me.

Lesley Logan
Well, I mean, I mean, so you know, we met because you run your own business. And that’s really cool, but I guess like well, what started you right to create your own business, like where were you that made you go, you know what I’m gonna do this thing that’s my own and I and also a bit, I know you do a lot with health and fitness. So I want to make sure we get into nutrition and that kind of thing, because you are the expert in that.

Uma Naralkar
Ah thank you. Okay, so I have a couple of different things. So I am a nutritionist, and I work with functional MD’s in LA and now we’ll be doing all over the country and a few different parts of the world where I do a lot of maintenance work, right. So if someone has a hormonal disorder, like PC, ODPC, OS, or just other functional disorders, like maybe type two diabetes, I work with patients to help maintain their lifestyle so that they, they can get off medication or reverse their conditions. So that’s one thing that I do, I also work with. So I do a lot of group challenges just to motivate people to move and to, you know, start start to start with the health and fitness journey. And I work and partner with multiple brands on social media. So those are my three different businesses. And my most important job is and I’m a mom, I have two amazing kids. And they’re still you know, they’re 8 and 11. So that’s a big part of my, what I do. And the way it all started, was I’m gonna give you the shorter version of the story. I had a corporate job in Hollywood. And it was really high stress and a lot of work weekends, late nights, a lot of clients servicing, and it kind of took a toll on my health. And because I was much younger, and very ambitious, I kind of let it slide, right. And before I knew it, my health was completely compromised, I was overweight. But more than that, I had like functional issues, I had high blood pressure. And it’s it’s so interesting. I feel like we all know when something’s off, right? Our body’s so clever. It’s constantly telling us, you know, you have a headache, your clothes are not fitting you the way they used to, you’re not sleeping well, right. And we kind of ignore all that till something happens. And that’s exactly what happened to me. We were in our late 20s and trying to start a family. And I couldn’t get pregnant, I couldn’t conceive. And after, I think a year of trying, we went to see a fertility specialist. And she asked me, she said, “Are you aware that you have put on over 25 pounds in just this last 12 months?” And I was like, “Wait, last 12 months? Are you sure? Like isn’t it… hasn’t been longer than that”? She said no, like, I’m just looking at your chart. And she said your hormones are off your blood… It was just I was completely at a rock bottom as far as my health was concerned. And I think at that point, I was just like, I can never forget, you know, that moment where you’re like, this has nothing. I mean, forget having babies, you know, if I want to live and if I want to live live long enough, I really need to change something. So I started making, you know, I started doing all the research and making changes in the way I was eating and moving and surely enough, you know, I saw changes and how I was feeling. And the weight went off, I got pregnant naturally and my entire life changed. I was just so much happier. It was like the fog lifted. And I think everyone around me saw that. I feel like that’s how it all started. Because people are asking me what I’m doing. Why am I you know, looking better? Why have I lost the weight? How did I get pregnant without IVF. And I just started sharing with, like my neighbor, my cousins and people who I know. And it just went from there. And then it was the reference. And people started asking me I literally I think there was a point when I was like, “Huh, maybe I should charge for this.” And I was like, it literally was like I think I started charging like $100 for like the whole thing like my entire consultation. And I’m like, yeah, sure, call me whenever you want. We’ll do as many follow ups as you want. There was no business concept next to it. And so that went on for quite some time. I did a lot of free work, I showed up everywhere. And I just loved doing it. And then there came a point when I was like, this is great, but I’m doing it for 10 hours a day with two babies. So I think I should get paid for it. So then it became a one-on-one coaching thing and then slowly evolved into an online business and then came all the scaling up. But the moral of the story is that I think that all of us know that, you know, we need to change, I feel like that sense is there when you see your health depleting. And I see it again and again and all my clients, and I’m sure you see it too, it’s like, people will come to you when they don’t have a choice, right. And they, they’re like, at a point where they’ve been diagnosed with something, or they’re so severely compromised, that they have to change. And I wish that that changes. And we start from the beginning, you know, we it becomes a part of who we are. And we don’t have to get to that point.

Lesley Logan
I couldn’t agree more. I think it’s, um, you know, it’s definitely like, I don’t have kids, but I’m sure that the way you raise your kids is to put their health and wellness first and like, because if you learn that at a younger age, like I didn’t I, no offense to my parents, they did the best they could, but like, I didn’t learn about boundaries. I was like, “Oh, I’m getting offered another promotion.” So you say yes. And it’s like, you know, the extra, like, you’re rewarded for the extra credit, the extra work to get the A plus, like, what do you know what I mean, but you, so I was just trained to do more and more as if more was better. And it’s probably why I love Pilates so much, because it’s all about quality, not quantity. I, I definitely had a similar thing or my career where I should have been the happiest I could be I was super young, and like so known. And I was my health was ruined. Stress had really taken over everything. And and I had to get so clear on like, what was causing everything and like unpeel the layers that had I put on stress to figure out like, what was the cause because it takes such a toll on our bodies. And I’m sure that you find like, if you go back to when you before you were this, you know, when you eat differently, and when you’re working out, you’re putting your health first I feel like I have way more confidence on days that I feel myself better than on days that I didn’t. Right?

Uma Naralkar
Well, 100% absolutely. And, you know, I also feel talking about the society, right, or how you’re brought up and what he was saying about, you know, of my parents too. And in fact, I was born in India, so country where education and success and doing more and resting less is definitely like a badge of honor. And I definitely took that with me when I started working. And I worked at as a producer in Hollywood, so it was excruciatingly stressful. And I think, you know, we take pride in the longer hours and the lack of sleep and the working on weekends. And when you are in your early 20s. It’s really not as those hormetic stressors, they’re there, but you’re so much more resilient to them, right. As you start entering your perimenopausal years, which is anything from 35 to 55. That stress amplifies and then you will see people having all these, like HPA axis issues and sleep problems. Like I cannot sleep no matter what I do, right? And it all it’s just it adds up. It’s like, you know what you did for the last 20 years? You can’t just rewind it in two months.

Lesley Logan
Right? Like, okay, well, I’m Uma, I’m sleeping eight hours a day and like it’s not getting better. It’s like, well, how many days have you done that? And compared to how many years you didn’t?

Uma Naralkar
Yeah, I mean, it’s like Lesley, I just I did Pilates yesterday. I don’t see my abs like, you know…

Lesley Logan
I know. Well, usually I say well, I’m not in the kitchen with you. (Uma: Yeah. That’s a good one) I so okay, you know, because you’re from India, when did you come to the US? And I just wonder like, because I was born and raised California girl. So that is an interesting life on its own. When I went to the East Coast. I’m like, What is… why are all these states so small? Why are people working in one state and living in another? You know, so I find like, people’s childhoods and life is very interesting. So how old were you when you moved here? And then? Like, what, what what do you remember? Like, when do you remember kind of like putting yourself out there a little bit more? And kind of, you know, what was that like for you?

Uma Naralkar
Oh, that’s such a good question. I mean, no anyone’s ever asked me that. So I moved here when I was 20. And it’s interesting because I’m moved from one country to another country where I have no family, no friends, and I moved to San Francisco actually. And I lived there for seven years. I went to film school there and then I was there for a little bit longer. And it was all different. But I think the most the biggest difference for me was the food, right. So in India, we have a lot of health, inherently, there is health and cooks and food is never something that I had to even think about. So that’s the reason why it was always so well balanced and healthy because it was like home cook Indian food and all the beautiful dals and vegetables. And it was primarily really vegetarian, we, we ate meat on the weekends as like a treat. Dessert would always be homemade, something made and ghee, like very, very, like decently portion. And I came to America where everything was supersize, right? And I was a student. And I mean, I was first it was shocking, then it was exciting. And then it was kind of like, I didn’t have a choice, I was hungry and how to eat. And I was a student. So it was like McDonald’s and all the other. And it was truly exciting. I have to say at the beginning, because I was like, “What is going on? Why are these people eating so much?” But it was a huge adjustment and you know, when you’re asking me about how I you know what, the thing that I had to kind of like get over and just be like, I’m going to embody this. I am, you know, the book Atomic Habits. Have you read that? James Clear. (Lesley: Yeah) Yeah, he talks about shifting your identity to who you want to be? How do remember that part of the book of what he’s saying is that if you, you know, you, if you want something, if you truly believe that you want something, you need to believe that you have it. And you need to shift your identity in the sense that, you know, I am a confident 20 year old girl in the United States where I don’t know shit about this country. And I truly don’t understand half the words that they use. And at 20 was I clear about what I’m saying now? No, not at all, because it was nerve racking. And the reason why I’m bringing it up is because the biggest obstacle apart from the food, my biggest challenge was speaking, or just speaking out in class, or just raising my hand or just standing in front of an audience and saying, like, anything, it was something that I didn’t grow up with, in India you never get an opportunity to speak anything. Everything is crowded and they don’t have time for anybody speaking. So I think it was a true challenge. That sounds so… it doesn’t sound like a big deal. Because my children, both of them grew up here. They’re Californians. And, you know, I can see how speaking is so inherent, right? Like you’re, you’re in a group setting, or if you’re in a big crowd, just saying what you feel is pretty standard. It’s not considered like, you know, a big deal. But for me, it was, it was my accent, it was understanding what the other person is saying, ’cause a lot of times I would be like, my English was all very British. So I didn’t understand the caliber, you know, some some words, I just didn’t get what they say.

Lesley Logan
No, if you don’t put s’s and words, we put z’s there, it’s a whole thing.

Uma Naralkar
I’m just like, What did she say? And now what am I going to say like, so bad. The point is that even without knowing or understanding that I’m doing that, James Clear technique, I was like, I am this confident woman, I literally wake up every day, I had membership to the silly, shady gym that I used to go to. And, you know, because that’s what I could afford. And then I would like get something from Chipotle or McDonald’s, slightly different, but still kind of on the same budget. And then I would be like, I’m just gonna go, and I’m gonna make conversations with these people. And if I don’t understand what they’re saying, I used to do this weird thing where I used to record what people are saying. So if you said something to me, and I didn’t get it, I would be like, can you please repeat that? And I would put it on my phone, like as a voice note, and I would go home and be like, you know, at that coffee shop, the guy asked me, “For here or to go?” And I’m like, “What?” He’s like, “For here or to go?” And I’m like, “What is he talking?” And I was just like, I was like, “No, no, no, no coffee. Goodbye.” So I would make voice notes and go home and be like, this is what this shit means. So next time when you say is for here or to go, it is for here or to go, whatever. (Lesley: It’s, go ahead.) I mean, I don’t it sounds ridiculous, because this is like 20 years later, and so much has happened. But those two years, the first two years when I was in college, yeah, we’re, we’re hard and intimidating.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, but you, you were like, Okay, I’m going to go out there and I’m going to try to do all the things that I feel like I should be able to do. And then I’m going to do and I’ll go back to my room and try to figure out how to break it down in it that way. James Clear says what there’s so much research on it. A lot of people are like well when I have the job, then the promotion then I will go to the gym and take care of myself or when I, when I’m, you know, I’ve had different kinds go, Oh, well, when I’m about to have a baby, then I’ll get better about my health and it’s like, all the like you to have the thing you want to have you have to be it now like you have to be and do the things now. And that’s because it puts you in a mindset that makes you actually make the decisions based on the person who has the thing already versus the person who doesn’t have the thing. Right. So

Uma Naralkar
Exactly. That’s exactly. That’s exactly. That’s how he he explains it, but I just I’m fascinated because I read that book pretty recently, right? It wasn’t there 20 years ago, but I feel like that’s what I was doing without even knowing it. So

Lesley Logan
Yeah, I, I mean, it’s really I think, as human beings are really incredible. Sometimes, like, as far as survival goes, we’ll come up with different things. But that is definitely, I feel like a great story, because so many times people are like, well, I don’t know how, like, I’ve told this story before but, you know, running my own companies, I’m like, why is I don’t know how to be a CEO. Like I remember getting frustrated, like, I don’t know how to be a CEO. And then I was like, Okay, I heard someone say on a podcast like, well, if you act as if you are the CEO or whatever, then like, what would that CEO who doesn’t know how to solve this problem do? And so I had to go, Okay, if I’m, let me just pretend to be this person that I don’t feel like I am yet. And what would I do right now. And so it makes you just make way different decisions from a place of control and confidence versus scarcity or victim or it’s impossible, you know?

Uma Naralkar
Yeah, absolutely love that. I just feel that there’s one thing to it, though, which is, so being that person or and and manifesting your future. You know I think it’s beautiful. If you are open and willing to do the inner work, right. Or if you have, if you’re coming from a place where you are healed, you’re happy, you’re ready to receive, right? If you are this bitter person holding some kind of anger, or, you know, if you are not there yet, as far as your development yourself, self development goes, then I feel no matter how much you embody, no matter how much you manifest, and then you’re like, just sitting there being like, oh, why am I not, you know, getting this, and you’re not looking at what’s happening inside. And this is, again, it’s a pretty standard pattern, which I see in your clients where it’s like, it’s been three months, I’m doing all things that you’re telling me to do, but I hate my stomach, like, you know, and I’m like, first off, if you’re talking about your body with hate, and you have so much anger, and so much inbuilt frustration, it’s gonna be really hard to see the results you’re looking for. It’s not just the food, you know, your mind and your stress levels have so much to do with your outcome. And so it is a combination of I feel you can manifest and you’ll definitely need to believe that you are it to get there. But you do need to pay attention to what’s going on inside your head and the healing and the inner work.

Lesley Logan
100%, it’s, I mean, I think we’ve all seen even movies, if you’ve never seen in real life of like people who are in leadership roles who like just should be there, you’re like, this person should not be there. And they’re, and they’re also not even appreciating the things that are around them. Um, when it comes to So, you know, I think people say inner work, and I’m wondering, like, I know, for me for a long time, I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna do the inner work,” like, “what does that even mean?” So I would read books, because that’s what I could afford at the time. And I was like, oh, I hope this is the inner work. And then podcasts came out. I was like, thank goodness for this free. (Uma: Yeah) Free way of getting some work for me, like it was definitely working with a somatic therapist actually was really, really good for me. For you like for clients that you’ve worked with? Obviously, nutrition is a, I don’t think people realize a way that nutrition plays mind games on us. And so what would you say is like, is it nutrition? Is it is it therapy? Like? What are some of the what are some of your go-to ways for people to figure out that inner work they need to do?

Uma Naralkar
First off, yes to therapy, I think all kinds of therapy is I appreciate all of it. And I think people it’s still it’s very interesting, still people have a lot of resistance to see a therapist or to you know, just to open up and talk to someone else about what’s going on. So I guess to kind of be but more than that, yeah, nutrition, what you’re eating is going to be foundational movement and how active you are and what you’re doing there. As well as your stress levels, your sleep. All that I think ties in it is pretty holistic. I don’t think it’s one or the other and I have a lot of really fit client who are like, I mean, as fit as they can be, were miserable, who are so unhappy, who are who are, they like constantly looking for ways to, you know, get to the next level. And quite frankly, they don’t even know what the next level is. So I think it’s everyone’s very different. And for one person, maybe it’s like, you know, your nutrition is seriously lacking. And we need to make some switches so that you start, like having a better relationship with food. But for someone else, it might just be something as simple as you know, like doing yoga or getting out in nature. Someone who’s like stuck in front of a computer all day and doesn’t even like realize it. Like for example, like the best, I think the best example I can give is like being in a casino, right? Like inside a casino, like, how clever is that? It’s like, the lights are always the same. It’s always bright, it’s always entertaining. There’s enough blue light to keep the melatonin out. So you’re always in that cortisol rush, they want that because they want you to play. But that’s how we are pretty, pretty much living our life. Like like we’re in a casino, right? Because we’re indoors, we are in front of the computer, then you’re watching something, and then we expect to have a good night’s sleep. So I feel like it’s it’s just it all ties in. And it’s not one thing I call it, I call it the tripod, actually of optimal health, which is what you’re eating, how what your movement, you’re like activity, your lifestyle, and then your mental health or mindset, right, they all tie in, and then your health, it’s sort of like sitting on that tripod. So if one of those legs is like wobbly, then the whole thing is gonna collapse.

Lesley Logan
But it’s an incredible visual, and it’s an eye and you’re right, because you mentioned like, it’s holistic, because some people could be listening going well, you know, Uma and Lesley, I do yoga, I do Pilates, I eat like this, and then still not it’s like, well, if your mindset is it, (Uma: yeah), like your movement might be there and your nutrition might be there. But if your money mindset is lacking, or your, your, the way you see other people trying to help you like all those things, you have to you have to work on all the parts of the tripod, I that’s really a genius way of describing it. You know, I, I find like, with a lot of people, they start to go, Well, this is like, this is really nice, but it’s either very expensive to think about that. Or it’s very time consuming, which is, you know, expensive. So, you know, for someone who is maybe lacking in time, do you have any like go-to tips for working on that tripod with just like, you know, like, quick, easy, not that anything’s easy, but just ways to kind of get started. Because I think once you get started, it’s like a snowball, and you start to find more time because you start to crave doing more.

Uma Naralkar
Yeah, but you’re absolutely right. I think starting small and you know, getting those successes, and putting those checks on that small list for your health. It always it’s, it’s super motivating. And what you write is like a ripple effect and you feel like doing more. For starters, things that that are absolutely no money. The first thing I would say is circadian fasting, all of us can do it. It does not cost any money. I think that’s the reason why it’s so you know, not popular because the pharma companies are nobody’s making any money out of people fasting. So that would be one, sunlight, getting some fresh sunlight, like on your face in your retina like in the early hours of the day, just to think that circadian clock also obviously for vitamin D, for energy, that would be a good thing, starting to cook at home. Or even if you are not a cook, just getting involved in the process of cooking, maybe sitting and creating a menu together or just maybe have a couple of nights and the week where it becomes a thing where you are like experimenting with food with a glass of wine or something. I feel like the more involved you are in the process of picking your food, prepping it, eating it and I know everyone can do it. And it is time consuming. But it doesn’t have to be every day. It’s just it gets you gets you closer. I think it’s a part of mindful eating. Like it’s not just Oh, sit down in a comfortable place and make sure you are smelling your food and looking at all the colors and like eating it has, that’s beautiful. But you should also know where the food came from. Right? And I think doing it even once a week. It’s like a beautiful exercise. Sleep doesn’t cost anything most of the time unless you’re at a point where you need a lot of sleep aid. But most of the time you’re always trying to get to sleep on time, staying away from blue light, staying away from media and staying away from this toxic toxic media more than anything as as well as just a lot of like chat and conversations which can kind of hurt you in any way. Because you know, all of us have those, right? where, you know, talking to mom makes me feel this way or, you know, talking to certain cousin Julie brings up this side and me. So maybe not doing that like right before going to bed.

Lesley Logan
I mean, there’s a genius because I think people are like, Oh, I’m going to be screen free. But then they like, yeah, call their sister who makes them feel like not super great about themselves, or they get off the phone with their mom. And it’s like, just kind of before bed not doing any of those things that don’t make you feel good.

Uma Naralkar
Yeah, any of those things, at least an hour. And it doesn’t have to be you know, too long, you can do a lot of things other than talking to toxic people are watching TV. Right? So I mean, it could be listening to something, it could be a podcast, or music, or maybe maybe actually talking to people who you live with or (Uma: Are talking to people you live with?) Which is like everyone’s just on their own media. So which is why I have to intentionally make my kids do that, because they are that age where media is everything. So talking to people at home is actually a part of a bedtime routine. So it’s like they get time on the television. So it’s, it’s, it’s watching and talking. That’s what we call it. So watching time is where they can be on the iPad or on TV. And then it’s talking time, so they can talk to each other or they can talk to us.

Lesley Logan
I think that’s so cool. Because I think there’s probably a lot of moms listen there. And it’s like, how do you get them off, but you’re they get to be on their screens. It sounds like until their… It’s bedtime routines. And then it’s like, you get to talk to us, or you could talk to each other or you anything to that.

Uma Naralkar
Yeah. Yeah, or they have other options, they have Legos to play with. It’s just not screen, screen time is over that point. And it just, it’s so inherent, it’s now they know it. So they will be talking and playing something really cute. Could be could be drawing and talking. So yeah, I think as you said in the beginning, that, you know, these are the kind of things that I really, I think they’re important to me, and I want them to learn them from the beginning. As against, later

Lesley Logan
But what what great tips because not not one of those things cost any money, they just cost like making the decision and being intentional about it. And, you know, it’s I find that when you make those, those steps, it really is that I said it before, it’s like a snowball like starts to use, it starts to gain more speed and it allows more space, you’ll start to see more opportunities for either free ways to take care of the three things on the tripod, or, you know, you might – because you have more time – you start to explore other things. I mean, I remember thinking when my surgery morning pages, I’m like, I already have to wake up so early. Like, I can’t even do this. And I’m like, “Look, this is a free thing that you’re very expensive therapist has suggested you do, just give it a try.” And now it’s like it doesn’t take that much time. It does start the day off really, really well and you and helps you with every everything else that I do all day. So, so thank you for sharing those just like off the top because I think that it’s been really helpful. Okay Uma so everyone is in love with you now. And they want to follow you and and work with you. How can they do that?

Uma Naralkar
A couple of different ways. I have a website, it’s called Arm With a Twist, and you can put a link for that. (Lesley: On the show notes) And then I’m on Instagram that’s where I mainly hang on social media. So you can definitely catch me there. Right now I’m actually doing a free challenge starting March, sorry not March, May, right? May 17. It’s what five days. So it’s a free mind and body challenge. And I’m sharing one hit workout, one mindset exercise which you can do in less than 20 minutes every day for five days. And then I have a free food list with that which you can use to just complement what you’re doing. So if you’re interested, I will also give you a link to that and you can put in the show notes. I’d love to have you guys there.

Lesley Logan
Oh my God, this sounds so fun. Do you run challenges often so that anytime people are listening to this, you know down the road they can jump on?

Uma Naralkar
Yes. So this one is a free challenge. I also do my 10 week challenge. It’s called the Om Can Be Challenged, which is every three months. I do private coaching. I do group coaching. So there’s different opportunities to work with me and it’s all on my website.

Lesley Logan
Oh, amazing. We’ll have all that in the show notes and how you can get in touch with her. And if you are like I don’t even know which one of these things I mean, you’ll just dm her on Instagram and she’ll help you. Okay, so I asked everyone this because I think it’s so important that anyone listening to this who resonate with your story who heard you know how you got here to this country and like how you started your business, and they’re like, this woman really resonates with me, I really want them to have tips from you. So, what are, you know, some tips you can give to our, our listeners about how they could Be It Till They See It, it could be something bold or executable, or how they can find out what their intrinsic motivation is or targeted.

Uma Naralkar
Alright, so as I said before, the first the most important thing is to make sure that you are starting from a really healed and grounded place, right, you want a really good foundation to build on that’s important. And you will know it you know, when you’re when you when you feel it. And if you’re not. And if you need some work that you need to do, then, as we talked about, therapy is great. But also things like tapping, or breathwork, or just more time in nature, where you can let go heal and create the space to invite all those things that you want to be. That’s one thing, and then once you do that, it is truly important to believe that you have it and I feel like even affirming to it, you know, saying it out loud, I am, whatever it is that it is like, for example for me, right now I am in the process of trying to be a little more mindful of how I spend my money and spend like during COVID, I was just going a little out of control. And I caught myself and I was like, you know, I need to know, I need to literally I need to train my mind to be more mindful about money. So one of my affirmations is that I am the kind of person who saves. I’m the kind of person who saves and it is so effective. So every single time I want to spend more than a $100, I just did that I’m like, I’m the kind of person who saves and a lot of times I change my mind. And so it’s just as affirmations really help in getting to where you want to be. And yeah, I mean, I feel like at the end of the day, if you don’t believe you can do it, no matter what anybody else tells you, it’s not happening. So you better believe, and you better 100% trust the fact that you are and you can do it.

Lesley Logan
That is I love all of those so much. But the affirmation thing is something I’ve recently started doing, because we’re making a lot of changes. And I was having this like identity crisis about about like being that person and I was like, we just have to start telling ourselves that every single day because you got to get that, that subconscious to believe it. So thank you for that. I love all of these tips so much. And I’m just so grateful for you. I’m grateful that we we met I love that the universe has made sure we’re in the same room at the same time. It’s so fun to see what you’re doing. And I’m so grateful that you were able to share so generously with those of us who those who are listening because I think that a lot of people are working so hard on who they want to be. And oftentimes they don’t realize it’s actually not buying something or it’s not the next educational thing you need. It’s really taking care of that health tripod. And I’m so, so grateful for you. Everyone, please do us a favor, screenshot this. Share it on your socials and tag us both so we can see your takeaways. Make sure you follow Uma and I will until next time Be It Till You See It.

Lesley Logan
That’s all I’ve got for this episode of the Be It Till You See It podcast! One thing that would help both myself and future listeners is for you to rate this show and leave a review. And, follow or subscribe for free wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, make sure to introduce yourself over at the @be_it_pod on Instagram! I would love to know more about you. Share this episode with whoever you think needs to hear it. Help us help others to BE IT TILL YOU SEE IT. Have an awesome day!

Lesley Logan
‘Be It Till You See It’ is a production of ‘As The Crows Fly Media’.

Brad Crowell
It’s written, produced, filmed and recorded by your host, Lesley Logan and me, Brad Crowell.

Lesley Logan
Kevin and Bel at Disenyo handle all of our audio editing and some social media content.

Brad Crowell
Our theme music is by Ali at APEX Production Music. And our branding by designer and artist, Gianfranco Cioffi.

Lesley Logan
Special thanks to our designer Jaira Mandal for creating all of our visuals (which you can’t see because this is a podcast) and our digital producer, Jay Pedroso for editing all the video each week so you can.

Brad Crowell
And to Meridith Crowell for keeping us all on point and on time.

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