008. Missy Gaspard, @missygaspardcoaching: Elevating Your Health Game Without Sacrificing Happiness

December 9, 2020

Ryann Nicole

Hi, I’m Ryann.

Your Not-So-Average Food Freedom Therapist & Virtual Coach. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Nutritionist with a BA in Psychology, and a MA in Professional Counseling, yes I do a little of the "so how does that make you feel".

But my ultimate goal is to provide you with the resources you need, in an easy-to-understand way, on healing your disordered relationship with food and your body. 

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On the Food Freedom Lab Podcast today, I am chatting with the incredible Missy Gaspard to discuss how she stays strong in her health game without sacrificing happiness! Guest Missy dives deep into how a traumatic event completely changed how she viewed her life. From there, she made it her mission to prioritize health and fitness, and she is now helping other women do the same!

Missy is an absolute ray of sunshine and is incredibly inspiring. She truly embodies #livingherbestlife and does not let a single day go to waste. What I love about Missy is that she prioritizes her mental health above everything else and works her mental health into her fitness routine.

“Health and wellness must teach you how to grow through the seasons of life. If you want to live your best life, you must be willing to embrace growth and necessary changes. As humans, we are wired to fight restrictions and stay firmly grounded. Trees have roots, your feet don’t. I will help hold your hand and your heart as we embrace our health journeys together. It is a blessing to have uplifting support and endless motivation when facing changes. I help clients lose weight, gain lean muscle mass, increase their cardiovascular endurance,  set and adopt healthy habits, seek and crush goals, and learn how to incorporate daily self-love and self-care. We will no longer wait for our grass to grow, we will water it ourselves. I teach my clients how to sharpen their own tools within their toolboxes to manage stress and anxiety better, let go of comparisons and judgments, and to face their fears with strength endless amounts of hope.” – Missy Gaspard

I am so excited to welcome Missy to the podcast today to talk about how to live a healthy life and ultimately make the most of every day. So if you are looking for some major #inspo or just a little kick in your pants to get your mindset back in the right place, this is your episode.




Functional fitness is focusing on the movement that benefits your body functions in everyday life – exactly how it sounds. It is based on the premise that you are incorporating movement into your life that adds to your overall well-being.

The ultimate goal is to have fun with your workout routine, and to make fitness work for YOU.  Depending on your schedule, you can still have an incredible workout ranging from 20-60 minutes.  


After an early onset of menopause, Missy went on a mission to do 365 hot yoga classes in 365 days to completely change her body. And what happened? Absolutely nothing. It was not until Missy did the internal work and EATING MORE FOOD that she finally started to feel better in her body again.


Wellness is so much more than the external. It is about learning to embrace the present, love the hard, and appreciate the journey. Missy chats with us about how a major trauma in her life led her to realize the days might feel long, but the years are short. Further, she realized how important it is to appreciate every moment. Especially the moments that bring us the most job.


So how do you get started on your health and wellness journey? And how do you create a fitness routine that brings more joy to your life than discomfort? Missy is dropping all the #inspo today on how to do just that! Press play on the player above to listen now! 

Connect with Missy Gaspard at @MissyGaspardCoaching on Instagram, and if you are interested in learning more about working with Missy, click here

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