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When you move your body are you thinking of the calories you want to burn, or are you experiencing the sheer joy of spending your energy on something? Let’s talk about that. Today’s guests are actively making the world a better and more inclusive place. Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser are the creators of All Bodies on Bikes, a community of cyclists who don’t limit themselves to just one body type and operate with the intention of ‘no one left behind.’ They are advocates who are changing the narrative that you have to look a certain way in order to feel a certain way, and helping other organizations do the same.

Let’s get right into the conversation with these incredible ladies, blast open the doors of possibility, and begin changing the way we think, not the way we look!

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[00:01 – 7:00] Opening Segment

  • I introduce Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky
  • How Marley and Kailey are impacting the world with their work
    • Marley explains how they got started
    • Becoming unlikely advocates
    • Kailey talks about the cultural shifts in sports

[07:01 – 18:21] Movement Should be Joyful not Punishing

  • The girls talk about the ‘joy of movement’
    • Refocusing on how we spend energy
    • It shouldn’t be a punishment but a positive experience
    • Marley’s story and experience – the joy of inclusivity
  • Being conscious of the intention of what we do
    • It still takes work
    • Making people feel more welcome
    • Communicating expectations and intentions

[18:22 – 34:23] Changing the Way We Think, Not the Way We Look

  • No such thing as the perfect body
    • Freeing people from the idea of perfection
    • Our vessel is not our values
  • What you give your attention to grows
  • ‘Fat’ is not a bad word – breaking down buzzwords
    • What to say and what not to say
    • Sensitivity to self-identification
    • The origins of the word ‘obesity’
    • Tackling the concept of ‘BMI’
  • A word about Conspiracy of Goodness Network

[34:24 – 46:27] Don’t Blame Yourself for Your Genetics

  • Marley tells the story of the twins
    • The impact genetics have over environment
    • Marley talks about how her genealogy comes into play
  • The reality of abundance and scarcity
    • Keeper/Thrifty Genes
  • The influencers in this field
  • Joining the community
    • Resources below
  • Your identity and your movement

[46:28 – 56:18] Closing Segment

  • Connect to the joy of movement not the movement itself
  • A vision of possibility
    • Active transportation
    • What brings you joy
  • Connect with Marley and Kailey
    • Links below
  • What proves to Marley and Kailey that it’s still an amazing world
  • Final announcements

Tweetable Quotes:

“We didn’t set out to be advocates for people in larger bodies. But we realized that we had a story to tell and that we resonated with people and that biking is an amazing activity for people who live in larger bodies.” – Marley Blonsky 

“I think if we talk more about the JOY of moving our bodies then we invite more people in than if we talk about other motivations for moving.” – Kailey Kornhauser

“I hope at the end of the day that people realize that there is so much more to them than their body… What really matters is what’s inside, what our values are, our personality; this is just our vessel.” – Marley Blonsky

“If you put so much stock and value on what you look like and not who you are as a person, and your character, then when you no longer have that body… what’s left?” – Marley Blonsky

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Connect with Marley on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out https://lifeontwowheels.space/ to learn how you can improve your inclusivity.

Connect with Kailey on Instagram. Go check out https://www.kaileykornhauser.com/ for even more inspiring content.

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Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast--new episodes every Wednesday!