Ep. 235 Hall of Fame | Karen Burfoot - How To Transform As A Single Mum

Oct 25th, 2021


Ep. 235 Hall of Fame | Karen Burfoot - How To Transform As A Single Mum

Recovering from an abusive relationship, Karen is a single-mum who works full-time in a demanding job in London. Her traumatic relationship shook her to the core and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after many sleepless nights.  She had awful night terrors and was surviving on less than 3 hours of sleep every night.

Karen uses exercise, especially weight training to bring about a sense of balance in her life. She leveraged all of RNT’s  accountability systems to support her journey and has achieved a level of ‘shredded’ that you can easily compare to that of bodybuilders!  

In Episode 235 Karen Burfoot talks about how much exercise means to her and how ‘training to failure’ makes her feel powerful and strong. She talks about the support she received through her RNT journey along with her therapy to manage her mental health. She now says she is happy and has a positive outlook on life. 

If you want to know how training can help you feel stronger both in mind and body, this podcast is made especially for you. 
 “Do you want to write down the same number? Which way do you want the graph to go, do you want it to be flat, or do you want it to go up?”
- Karen Burfoot

01:00 - Personal life challenges
01:20 - Wanted a new weights programme
03:15 - Mental struggles 
04:30 - Poor sleep
10:20 - What helped?
11:24 - Self care list
14:15 - Juggling work and parenting
17:18 - How she felt when she started with RNT 
19:13 - Training to failure
22:53 - Battling the log book
26:10 - Shredded mindset
27:50 - RNT community support 
29:00 - The Grind is a game
31:26 - How to manage as a single mum
36:57 - Next goals?
39:05 - Dealing with ADHD
42:00 - The Physical Is The Vehicle 
48:09 - Managing cravings
50:25 - Advice to new members
51:42 - RNT in two words
54:12 - Karen’s RNT journey in two words 
28:50 - Nuggets from RNT Education
30:22 - Physical is the vehicle 
34:23 - Tips to members
35:46 - Nutrition Nuggets from RNT 

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