054. Empowering Your Wellness Journey: Overcoming Regrets, Loss, and Body Challenges with Gina Livy



Get ready for an incredibly touching and uplifting episode, as we have the privilege of sitting down with the incredible Gina Livy, a true trailblazer in the world of wellness. 

In today's episode, we're going on a journey through Gina's remarkable life story. From her humble beginnings in the wellness industry to her recent triumphs and challenges, this conversation is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Gina doesn't hold back as she shares her powerful experiences. We'll hear about her complex relationship with her ex-husband and how she's been navigating the emotional aftermath of his passing. We all have those moments where we wonder about missed opportunities, and Gina opens up about her regrets and the things she wishes she had done differently.

The topic of losing oneself in a marriage is a candid one, and Gina bravely discusses how she found her own identity and growth after facing this challenge. Through the highs and lows, she found support and new beginnings in a blossoming relationship. One particularly heartwarming moment she shares is about the passing of wisdom from one chapter of life to another.

The theme of reconciliation in the face of death takes us on a deeply emotional journey. Gina reflects on the unexpected gifts that can emerge from loss and how it can reshape our perspectives on life and relationships.

Gina's unique role as a source of support for others' healing journeys comes with its own set of joys and struggles, and she opens up about how this has impacted her own sense of well-being.

Weight, health, and body image are subjects many can relate to, myself included, and Gina's candid exploration of her own struggles in this area is both relatable and inspiring. She shares her holistic approach to healing hormonal imbalances, the effects of stress on our bodies, and offers insights into activities that promote both mental and physical well-being.

Gina Livy is the founder and CEO of Weight Loss by Gina Inc., a business that helps people lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way, so they can move on with their lives and never have to worry about weight loss ever again. Gina has been helping people lose weight for over 30 years and her mission is to disrupt the diet industry by showing people there’s a different way to lose weight that’s healthy for their body and their mind, while making it accessible, affordable, doable, and sustainable. 

From body positivity to simple tips for prioritizing your health, Gina covers it all. So, grab your favorite cozy beverage, find a comfy spot, and prepare to be moved and motivated by Gina's incredible journey and insights. Your heart and wellness journey are in for a treat!

We talk about:

  • [0:00] Intro 

  • [1:15] How Gina got her start in the wellness industry

  • [5:45] Her complex relationship with her ex husband and processing his recent death

  • [7:25] Having regrets not doing the things she wanted to do

  • [8:40] Losing herself in her marriage

  • [12:30] Finding support and growth in her new relationship and marriage

  • [15:30] The coinciding moment of 'passing the torch'

  • [19:30] Reconciling in the face of death

  • [22:40] The true gift in loss

  • [25:40] Being a channel for the positives and negatives when helping others heal

  • [28:10] Her struggles with her own weight

  • [32:10] Using a holistic approach to heal hormone imbalances

  • [35:00] How stress impacted her health and body changes

  • [38:30] Activities that heal the mind and body

  • [42:30] Pushing through denial

  • [47:00] Her thoughts on drugs that suppress appetite

  • [55:45] What makes weight loss complicated

  • [57:10] Where guilt and shame with food comes from

  • [58:10] How men's weight loss is different than women

  • [1:02:06] Her thoughts on body positivity influencers

  • [1:10:06] Simple ways you can prioritize your health

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