Check Out Episode 5 of Our Podcast, “Self-Hate and Female Rivalry”

Hi again, everyone!

While half of our dynamic duo is still on her hiatus (during which time, she’ll be creating and starting her own online nutrition-based education/coaching system – Go, Nikki!), the other half, Kate, is here to give you our fifth podcast episode, “Self-Hate and Female Rivalry.”

This podcast episode focuses on how we, as the female gender/sex, are taught to aspire to a particular body image and ideal weight, and the damage that we do to our own bodies and lifespans by pursing those ideals in an unhealthy way.

The episode also details the competitive and destructive nature of the female psyche when it comes to interacting with other women, whether it’s about hitting certain milestones “first,” being the very best mom/homemaker/spouse, being a superior female because you’re a working professional (as compared to a stay-at-home mom), and even between other women in your profession.

Kate spends the hour detailing how destructive these methods can be, not only to the women we direct our negative energy towards, but also to ourselves.

We need to be kinder and more loving, not only towards others, but towards ourselves. There’s no unlimited amount of happiness out there. We can all succeed without tearing one another down. Let’s lift each other up, and become better role models for the next generation of women/females out there.

As always, we hope you’ll enjoy this episode of the podcast, just as we hope that you’ll stay tuned for the next one. We’re still planning to ask some pretty awesome guest co-hosts to come in for the next few episodes, so make sure you’re following us via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, or Tumblr to keep up with us! Remember – our episodes are also available to stream on iTunes and Google Play.

We’d love to continue receiving your feedback as to past episodes, as well as suggestions for upcoming episodes. Feel free to hit us up via social media, or by sending us an email at

Stay well, friends, and remember – be kind to each other, and to yourself!

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Referenced resources:

  1. Roxane Gay, “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body”
  2. Ashley Graham, “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like”
  3. Jen Mann, “People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges” ***CORRECTION – Kate’s reference to Jenny Lawson and her hilarious and bravely honest books were in error – she meant to reference Jen Mann and her hilarious and bravely honest book. Her bad.***
  4. “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie” (available on Hulu)
  5. Gabrielle Union, “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True”

Listen to Episode 2 of our Podcast, “Self-Care and Self-Love: What Have You Done for You Lately?”

How many of us (especially the women among us) give so much to our family, our significant other, our career, etc., that we have nothing left for us at the end of the day?

Check out our second episode (which was recorded on Facebook Live!), entitled: “Self-Care and Self-Love: What Have You Done for You Lately?” In it, we talked about how hard it is for some of us to take time out of our busy schedules to make sure that we’re doing okay. We’d love to know what you ladies and gents think about the episode and about practicing self-care and self-love in your life.

Also, stay tuned for our next episode, coming soon!


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Take a Listen to Our Very First Podcast!!

Here it is, friends! Our very first podcast!

We really hope that you enjoy the episode; we’re so proud to share it with you!

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And please feel free to leave your comments about the episode below (or on our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Google+ pages), or let us know what you’d like to hear in future episodes!

Our First Podcast Will Be About Valentine’s Day! Tune In Later This Week To Listen!

Greetings, all!

Stay tuned this weekend to listen to our very first podcast episode of “Hammer Time With Nikki and Kate: A Disabled Lawyer and a Personal Trainer Walk Into a Podcast….”!

This episode will revolve around a romantic’s favorite holiday: Valentine’s Day!

We’ll be discussing:

  • Our thoughts on the holiday;
  • The pressure people feel or expectations people have about showing affection/appreciation to the one they’re with on this one day of the year, especially if they haven’t been together for too long;
  • How babies and marriage can change how a couple celebrates;
  • Hooter’s Valentine’s Day deal involving free wings when you bring in (and shred) a picture of your ex;
  • Valentine’s Day horror stories, including when Kate had to break up with a real-life version of Dexter one Valentine’s Day; and, to end with some optimism,
  • Our best Valentine’s Days.

We’d love to know your opinions/stories involving the lovers’ holiday! Please feel free to leave a comment below, send us an email at, tweet to us at @HammerTimeNandK, or comment on our Facebook pageTumblr page or Google+ page.