“It’s a lifestyle and that’s not going to change because we genuinely enjoy it. This has nothing to do with the numbers on the scales, this has nothing to do with the amount of adipose on my body… This makes me feel like me.” — Deana “Jump Rope Gal”
I’ve known Deana (AKA Jump Rope Gal) for a few years now. You can find her on YouTube and Instagram. She’s been on the podcast before, episode 36 with her “jump rope band” Mel and Kyle. If you dig this episode, you’ll likely dig that one too.
Today we get into so many topics that all revolve around being the most authentic version of yourself. We discuss why Deana doesn’t prefer the term “fitness,” identifying unspoken assumptions when making decisions, defining discipline and how it relates to jump rope, things to know as a beginner, and a lot more. Deana definitely delivers a big dose of positivity in this episode, so if you’ve been stuck lately for any reason you’ll really enjoy what Deana has to say.
02:11 How Deana Started Jumping
04:59 Deana’s History With Different Sports
14:28 Why Deana Doesn’t Prefer The Term ‘Fitness’
20:04 Identifying Unspoken Assumptions When Making Decisions
22:30 Follow Your Curiosities
27:30 How To Approach Intuitive Nutrition Choices
41:25 Where Deana’s Optimism Comes From
44:15 Defining Discipline, And Explaining How To Use It To Build Habits
53:07 Real Progress Is Not Glamorous
55:52 Skills That Frustrate Deana
58:31 Skills Take Longer To Unlock As You Get Better
1:01:28 What To Know As A Beginner Jumper
1:07:09 What Is Jump Rope To You?
1:08:51 You Can Jump However You Choose