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Body Image: Where to Set Boundaries

Episode 48 | December 19, 2023

Laura Thomas, certified fitness coach, talks body image, healthy boundary setting habits, and the importance of showing our bodies gratitude for how they have served us.

Listen in as Laura Thomas talks about neutral self talk, changing your body image, and appreciating all your body can do.


Welcome to “That’s a Hard No”the podcast about learning to say no and set boundaries to live our best lives. 

Follow along with me as we learn from fellow strugglers and experts, so that you too can start saying no without feeling fear, guilt, or FOMO. 


Laura Thomas, a fitness coach who helps women overcome body image self-doubt and find their inner-strength. Owner of Laura Thomas Fitness, she is certified as a women’s coaching specialist, online trainer, and pre- and postnatal coach. What we love about Laura, is that instead of focusing on inches, pounds, or other body measurements, she instead guides her clients on their personalized journeys towards building energy, stamina, body awareness, and connection.
Key Takeaways

[00:03:07] Shifting mindset towards body image

[00:03:58] Anti-fat bias and societal conditioning

[00:07:11] Body image and societal pressures

[00:10:33] Access to healthcare and gatekeeping

[00:19:04] Would you still go down this road?

[00:24:48] Women’s bodies and education

[00:27:41] Understanding postpartum experiences

[00:29:00] Trauma-informed approach in therapy

Where to Find Laura
Credits and Thanks
  • Many thanks to our friends and families (our “villagers”) for listening, and for your continued support.
  • That’s a Hard No is a production of Clever Girl Marketing
  • Marketing and Production Coordinator, Maura Del Rosario
  • Production Support, Evergreen Podcasts, Noah Foutz, Producer
  • New Rock Anthem Music: Written by Noah, and performed by his band, The Big Leagues
  • Videographer, Kae Holmberg