Brandi Harvey: Your Roots Create Your Results

 In Fit, Redefining Wealth PODCAST
“Everybody has the giant inside of them.” - @youngfitandfly Click To Tweet

Let me ask you something, and I want you to be honest. What’s the point of making a resolution if you aren’t going to keep it? Also, how do you expect to keep your resolution if you’re not fixing the root of the problem?

For example, the most common New Year’s resolution is to get in shape. You can go to the gym, and lose the weight but that alone isn’t going to keep the weight off.

Your fitness doesn’t start at the body. Like most things in life, it starts at the mind and soul.

You need to analyze what got you overweight, to begin with. Is it from emotional eating? Do you have bad habits, like rewarding yourself with a milkshake when you do something good?

On this episode of the Redefining wealth podcast, we are joined by my good friend, Brandi Harvey.

You probably recognize her as the daughter of popular TV show host, Steve Harvey, but much more than that Brandi is a wellness advocate, teacher and profound public speaker.

Recently she’s started her own company BEYOND HER, which is still in its infancy.

Download this episode today to hear her amazing insights on one of the most important pillars: Fit.

“Nothing is going to stop you but you.” - @youngfitandfly Click To Tweet


The Cliff Notes:

If you want results, you have to do things you’ve never done before.
Don’t be the skinniest person in the room, be the healthiest.
Sometimes you just need a nudge or word to wake up your inner giant.
You only get one body to take care of.
Our bodies need to be loved, respected and cared for.
A part of our journey is respecting our temple.
Whatever we do in the dark, it shows up in the light.
You have to change all of your habits if you want to see results.
You can’t out train a bad diet.
What we put into our bodies has the ability to heal us, or to harm us.
Greatness never goes on sale, it’s always full price.
You have to consider what caused the weight to get there in the first place.
A quick fix never lasts, you have to find the root of the problem.
Everything is connected: Mind, Body, and Soul.
Make sure you have the mental capacity to handle the things you want.
Take the time to reflect on your feelings.
To get the things that you want, you have to do the things you’ve never done.
You have to be alone for the spirit to talk to you.
Every great person has had a mountaintop experience.
Many people use their faith as a cop out.
You can’t pray about it and then forget about it.
Don’t be afraid to surrender.

“You can’t get ready for your life. It’s happening right now.” - @youngfitandfly Click To Tweet


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  • Regenia S. Robertson

    Hello Patrice, I had a feeling Brandi was “deep”! She is serious about life, and about how well life is lived. Thanks for the exposure!

    • Patrice Cunningham Washington

      Deep she is! 🙂

  • Taryn Anthony

    This episode screams — Faith without works is dead!!!! I truly appreciated the push and insight to be fit 1st in everyday. THANK YOU both for your vulnerability and your vision to change communities!

    • Patrice Cunningham Washington

      YESSSSSSSS! You picked up on that, huh?

  • Taccarra L.

    OMG…. I REALLY loved this episode. Brandi
    was so on point about How we use the phrase “your body is a temple”…. We can’t pray again high blood pressure in the sanctuary and then go eat fried chicken and cookies in the fellowship hall.

    I also loved how y’all spoke on being mentally fit and seeking help to process some of life’s issues.

  • Denshai Lee

    Let me tell you…I have listened to this episode 3 times. This was tough love! Thank you Brandy for being a straight shooter! “You have to consider what caused the weight to get there in the first place” ~ man I have been journaling into what has me eating candy or the kids snacks and it’s really shown me that I speak so negatively about my body. I have replaced though negative comments with affirmations and I’ll repeat them until I believe them. It’s time to love on myself and respect my temple.

  • Pamela Garrison

    Greetings Patrice,

    Giving thanks, as The Holy Spirit moves through you and straight
    to my heart!

    I appreciate the word “community” however, for me the word
    “congregation” is a better fit.

    Don’t leave this church until you hear the benediction:
    “My name is Brandi and the truth about wealth is: we define it
    everday for ourselves.”

  • Latoya Wilson

    Hello Patrice,
    I just want to say that Brandi and you have truly educated me on the meaning of “wealth”. For example, one of your key points about “getting to the root of my issues”. Because in striving to lose weight but then I would back track and gain all the weight back. Because of emotion triggers that had lead me back to eating for comfort. I really enjoyed listening to your podcast for I find it to be relatable on the everyday issues that affects us all. For, me it starts with truly making a commitment to wellness mind, body and soul. Thank you

  • Tanesha

    I have listened to this podcast today for maybe the 7th or 8th time. Let me tell you, Patrice, not only with this episode, but just the work that you’re doing as a whole, it has really changed my life. I’m totally reeducated myself on many of the things that I’ve thought, many of the things that I understood but chose to ignore and learning so many new things about myself. You have definitely encouraged me to want to be better, and not just want to be better but put those real efforts behind it to actually be on the path to being better. It’s not always easy, there are quite a few growing pains, but I KNOW in my heart of hearts that it’s all worth it for what I will walk into. Please don’t stop the work that you’re doing. And if your real, good girlfriend gets a chance to read this or if you choose to share; thank you. Thank you. I always knew that there was more than I needed to work on underneath this surface. Aside from the weight loss. Getting to the root of that thang. So, thank YOU, Brandi for your wisdom. Thank you both.

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