029 – Half Size Me: Interview with Tracy Reifkind, who lost 120 pounds using kettlebells and author of The Swing!

Half Size Me - Episode 29 - Tracy Reifkind Before and After PicturesIn this episode of The Half Size Me Podcast, interviews  Tracy Reifkind, the author of The Swing!: Lose the Fat and Get Fit with This Revolutionary Kettlebell Program.

Tracy lost 120 pounds and she shares her views on weight loss, fitness, and loving yourself.

From Tracy’s Blog:Overweight since childhood,I spent most of my 30’s tipping the scales around 250lbs. At age 41 I took charge of feeding myself by preparing all of my own meals, no more fast foods!

I created a way to use my love of cooking, food, and eating to permanently lose over 100lbs. During this time I discovered kettlebells and my own style of training The Kettlebell Swing, bringing out my inner athlete and erasing all signs of former lifelong obesity. It’s never too late, YOU CAN DO IT!

You can find out more about Tracy at her blog,  Tracy Reifkind’s Training Food and Thought!

In this episode, you’ll learn 

— why Tracy chose the kettlebell as a way to lose weight

— how she has learned to love her body

— why she views her weight “maintenance” as “permanence”

— and much more!

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About The Half Size Me Podcast

Heather lost 170 pounds (108 of it since starting Weight Watchers 18-months ago) and she did it all while having 3 children (all of them c-sections), developing two hernias, and battling a life-long addiction to food. Since achieving her goal weight, Heather has made it her mission to help other women, especially moms, realize they’re worth it too.

So, join Heather every week for The Half Size Me Podcast where she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned that weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional and what works for her or her guests may, or may not, work for you. So, please be sure to talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professional when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.

2 comments on “029 – Half Size Me: Interview with Tracy Reifkind, who lost 120 pounds using kettlebells and author of The Swing!
  1. Lisa Morones says:

    Thanks so much for doing this interview.. I loved this episode and got a lot from it.. Thanks again Heather for all you offer to us all.. Lisa

  2. HeatherRobertson says:

    Thanks Lisa for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed the episode. It means a lot hearing from you guys! Take care!

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  1. […] I also bought this book, The Swing by Tracy Reifkind. This lady kicks ass! She is so inspirational and her story really speaks to me. She is so determined, strong and definitely someone to look up to. I’m regretting getting it on my kindle though and not as hard cover. It’s hard to shuffle on the kindle trying to see the exercises. I have definitely taken her tips on form and for swinging the bell and incorporated them into my beginners workout. She has a blog too, so you can visit it here if you would like to read her story and see her awesome results! You can also listen to a podcast interview here. […]