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Navigating & Managing OVERWHELM ft. Susan Niebergall | Dieting from the Inside Out Ep.239

In today's episode, we have an amazing guest for you—Susan Niebergall.

I'm sure most of you follow her—and if you don’t—you should. Susan and I always have great conversations when we get together and we cover a lot in this episode. We talk about Susan's journey in jiu-jitsu, Susan getting out of her comfort zone, and the parallels jiu-jitsu has drawn for her—in coaching, fat loss, and life. We also talked about some of the myths surrounding weight loss and getting stronger, for everyone, but with a focus on women—especially as they're aging. Susan is in her 60's and is in the best shape of her life. We also went into being successful in weight loss transformation—it was an amazing episode.

There is so much you can take away from this episode with everything Susan and I got into, which is exactly what Dieting from the Inside Out is all about. We don't just look at the outer work, we need to look inward. As James Allen famously wrote, "You cannot travel within and stand still without." I know you'll enjoy and get a lot out of today's episode.


(00:00) – Introduction

(01:11) – Our sponsors

(04:42) – About today's episode

(06:53) – Catching up with Susan and jiu-jitsu

(16:32) – Jiu-jitsu seminars and parallels to weight loss

(28:18) – Parallels between jiu-jitsu and coaching

(39:56) – Prominent struggles in fitness and with goals

(56:47) – Where to find Susan

(57:53) – Closing thoughts and how to sign up for coaching

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Episode Synopsis


Susan has been in some pain lately due to a hip issue, she also tweaked both shoulders in jiu-jitsu. Susan is a beginner and has been doing jiu-jitsu for several months, and after a particularly intense session, she ended up with tweaked shoulders. Even after a week, she’s still feeling that session.

Susan has found that during her jiu-jitsu sessions, after getting her