[Podcast] Ep41: An Agency Editor Tells Her Fitness Story

“You have to be your own champion because no one else is going to do it” – Katie Toomey

In this episode I have a candid conversation with agency editor Katie Toomey. This conversation was inspired by a recent article in Creative Cow titled “An Agency Editor Tells Her Story,” written by FiP’s own Kylee Wall. Katie and I talk about her journey from being an unhealthy, 90 pound overweight editor to someone who decided to transform her life wholesale. And she is succeeding.

Topics of Conversation Include:

Katie’s post production background

A day in the life of Katie at work

Coping with raised anxiety levels when people are in the room

Life as an editor at an agency

Katie discusses how she began this journey to better health

Needing surgery for a collapsed lung

Katie’s small steps to better health

Getting in shape and how to make permanent change 

How to succeed by doing what works for you–trying still means you’re succeeding!

How Katie use MyFitnessPal to reach her health goals

Katie’s editing environment and hacking her workspace

We can change ourselves and work to help change our industry

We need awareness of what our industry is — Should we kill ourselves for the job? Should everything be ASAP?

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Useful Links:

Cell Dwellers – “Unshakeable” — animated music video on YouTube

Karmic Courage Film: Ingenue

   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXi_d0yGSkw  

   Film website: https://karmiccourage.wordpress.com/films/

Creative Cow link to article

Public FIP facebook group link

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. Zack helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs overcome procrastination, depression, and creative burnout so they can get sh*t done and achieve the most meaningful goals in their lives...without sacrificing their sanity in the process. If you’re interested in learning how to better manage your time, your energy, and develop ninja-like focus, download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”

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