Being a mom in this day and age means having to find that certain work-life balance. Someone who has that figured out is health and fitness YouTuber, Brittany Lesser. In this episode, Brittany shares her thoughts on various personal topics that give us a view of the life of a modern-day mom. She talks about the importance of showing up for the people you love, what makes marriage work, and health. Crediting her overall success to motherhood, Brittany also talks about being a single mother to her son, the realities of having a baby, and the struggles of being a mom that people don’t know about. Get a dose of inspiration from Brittany, especially if you are a mom or on the way to becoming one, on today’s show.
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The Truth About Being A Mom with Brittany Lesser
What Having A Baby Is Really Like
I’m joined by a good friend. Before I introduce her, I want first to remind you that not only are we here on all audio platforms, but we’re also on YouTube. If you want to check us out, we also have an experience. The experience was me and her training and working out. It was a brutal workout. We also do things like give back to the homeless and we also give strategies and structures so you can get to know the guest that is on the show.
Every Friday, we have something called the Quick Time Friday where I personally dive into topics and I discuss things that you might have never even thought. One of them was sex. Definitely check that out every Friday. When you review the podcast on iTunes, it’s very simple. You go into the description on YouTube, you click on the link, you put in your email info and you provide a review on iTunes. We send seven incredible gifts to you through a login portal and you get access to the CreateU Dashboard. It’s cool, you should check that out. Brittany Lesser, what’s up? Tell our audience who you are. You have a beautiful baby, Grayson. You’re very impactful on social media. You’re very charismatic. You share all of you. You don’t hide anything. You’re very transparent with people. You’re intentional. Who are you? Where does all this come from?
Years and years ago, I started a blog and that’s how I started on social media. Before I even had Instagram, I was writing a blog.
Do you still have the blog?
I switched blogs. It started off as a running blog.
Who runs? We’re bodybuilders. We walk here.
Now I don’t run, but I ran a half marathon and I was a long-distance runner when I first got into health and fitness. I started a blog and my blog was pretty popular, I’m not going to lie.
How popular? Was it very popular?
It was pretty good. I started out blogging and then I got onto Instagram and the whole nine yards. After I ran long distances, I saw bodybuilders like Jamie Eason and Amanda Latona and I was like, “I want to be them.” I switched over to bodybuilding and then that’s how I grew my following on social media.
Where did it come from, growing your social media?
It was mostly YouTube. I was sharing my first bikini prep. This was 2014. I guess people were fascinated in bikini prep during that time.
Are they still or not as much?
It’s died down a little bit because a lot of people compete in and they’re like, “This isn’t that healthy especially for women.” Now it’s transferred. People are still interested in it. In 2014, it was huge. I started blogging and my YouTube grew fast and my Instagram grew along with it too. My Instagram has been through different phases like fitness, modeling and then all these different things.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, we had an episode on Quick Time Friday and I had her on. We talked about how to get a hot girl. You grew your social media. Something very interesting you said is that people found out that bodybuilding wasn’t healthy for women.
That’s what most people talk about now. I feel like most of the influencers that were into bodybuilding, now most of them just do the self-love type like, “I’m healthier now that I’m eating food, like getting a period. For women, it’s so much harder.
Is it not healthy?
It can be but I know for me, my body’s very sensitive, so the second I start dieting, I lose my period. It’s not healthy. You get a period for a reason.
Is it birth control?
If you do have birth control, sometimes you don’t get your period and that’s normal.
Do you agree with birth control?
I’m on it. I have always hated it.
Why do you hate it?
It’s always made me feel terrible. It’s hormones pumping in your body. It’s not natural.
The industry is fucked in so many different areas. Nutrition in general, the grocery stores, you get medication and it’s birth control. You’re removing something that’s natural to your body. We’re trying to make all these configurations and manipulating this and manipulating that. The fact is that when we’re manipulating everything, how can biology keep up with the transformation and the evolution of humans? How can everything around us keep up with it?
Birth control is used for so many different reasons too. It can help different health issues.
You started growing and the influence kept on coming and coming. How many serious relationships have you been in?
I say technically two.
Who were they? Who was the first one?
This guy named Christian was my first love.
How old were you?
I was twenty. I was in college and then he was 22.
How long were you guys together?
Not long, it was definitely less than a year.
You then were with Matt.
Matt was my longest because we have a baby.
Let’s get into Grayson. If you don’t know, Brittany has a baby named Grayson. One thing that I see that’s so unique about Brittany and special about you is the way you show up for not only your son, but the way you show up for other people on social media. I want to talk about that and what that truly means to the future of not only your son, but to the future of yourself. Showing up in that way, where does that come from? Is your mom similar to being a mom and also showing up on social media with so much transparency and being yourself?
With the social media thing is I’ve always been extremely transparent. I’ve always shared a lot. Grayson has an Instagram and he had almost 10,000 followers and then I deleted them all and I made it private. Matt was like, “We could keep it.”
His Instagram, why did you take that down and remove that? You didn’t want anybody to be a part of the whole thing?
I have a lifestyle Instagram. I post them all the time on there, but I felt like I can keep that more personal for people that we know, friends and family. The honest truth is I saw a gossip page about me and it freaked me out. They started talking about Grayson. I was like, “I don’t want to subject him to this.” They were talking mean things about me and I never read those. I get it. They don’t even know me. They were saying mean things about me, about Matt and then about Grayson and I was like, “I don’t want to subject him to something that he can’t even control it.” He’s one and there are people gossiping about him on the internet. It felt weird to me that there are people that don’t know him talking about him. It’s different if Matt and I put ourselves out there. That’s our decision, but he’s one.
Matt is a good dad as well. That’s also important is showing up for your son. I respect you locking it down. You show up for them. Was your mom the same way with you, like charismatic and fun? Was it completely opposite?
Her and my dad divorced when I was pretty young, so she raised me. They separated when I was in third grade.
Was it rough for you though?
Absolutely, but she was an amazing mom. We had a lot of fun, but I did get grounded a lot. I apologize to my mom now, I’m like, “I was a bitch.”
If you’re a mother that’s reading this, be prepared.
It’s scary to have a girl. I want to have a girl, but I’m scared of it.
How many kids do you want?
I want three or four.
What is your thought on marriage? Marriage has changed now. What is marriage to you?
In my opinion, marriage is extremely important because that’s 100% commitment to your partner. I get you can be 100% committed, but why not? If you are 100% committed, what’s holding you back? When I say 100% commitment, I think that includes everything like respect, trust, loyalty, communication, effort, all of that. That’s 100% commitment. If you don’t have all of those things, then you’re not 100% committed to your partner. It’s like, “Why not?” Marriage is significant to me. I don’t think the timing of marriage is important because I had a baby out of wedlock.
You have it outside of marriage.
It’s very important to you. Do you think that stems from your childhood of the divorce? In third grade you’re like, “I want that. I want it to work.”
The one promise I made to myself was I didn’t want to give my kids a broken home, but here I am a single mom. I don’t think the timing is important. If you want to have a baby first, that’s fine and then you want to get married, that’s fine. I was hoping for that next step. My parents were married too and they were married for many years. In third grade, they separated and then they got legally divorced when I was in fifth grade.
I thought they were just married for a few years.
They were married for a long time. I feel like they weren’t happy the whole time. They argued a lot and it wasn’t always a healthy marriage. I think it’s a commitment.
What is a commitment to you? What does that represent?
It’s everything. It’s effort. It’s trust. It’s loyalty. It’s honesty. It’s love.
How many people do you know honestly have all that with themselves? How many people do you know trust themselves, are loyal to themselves, work hard, are consistent with their own relationship, with everything in their own life, all this stuff?
It goes up and down all the time.
Do you know anyone that is as close to 100%?
I feel like I am to myself. I don’t always love myself.
I want to check into this because what you said is like, “Myself,” and I asked about other people around you. There are two things that come up for me and with society. Number one is communication between that. You have it with yourself, but what about the communication with someone else to get them to also see it within themselves and have that same thing or even to match that. The majority of people don’t have it within themselves. They don’t trust themselves. They don’t communicate with themselves.
Even grabbing a brownie when you said, “I’m not going to have a brownie,” and you do it anyway. That right there is a representation of distrust of yourself and also implementing your intentions. No one’s perfect, but when you look at it from the perspective like, “How is someone else going to get married to someone if they have so much work to do with themselves?” If someone doesn’t trust themselves, how can someone that’s not honest themselves go into a relationship, get married and know it’s going to work very well? What’s your perspective on that?
They’re probably not ready. I’m not saying that you have to be 100% trusting yourself and everything like that in order to get married. There’s also the thing like, “You can’t love anyone else before you love yourself.” Some people do love other people before they love themselves or alongside them.
What you’re saying is they grow with somebody else?
Yeah. Some people like that can’t happen and I get it. There are certain circumstances where the person needs to be by themselves to grow. I feel like my first relationship, I didn’t love myself at all. We were also young. I don’t think it would have ever been a forever type thing.
Growing with someone else is always very important, but there are also all those other aspects of like, “Are you ready? Am I ready? Are other people ready around us?” How many people are truly able to love on that level? Marriage is the ultimate love. It’s not like, “I love you a little bit. I’m going to put this $5,000 ring on your finger and let’s giddy up into the sunset because in a couple of years, shit’s going to be rough. It’s going to be different.”
The thing with marriage though is that people don’t realize that relationships take work. That’s why people are so afraid of marriage. They think it’s supposed to be easy or you’re not always going to have the passion that you have in the very beginning of a relationship. People are like, “I don’t love you anymore,” type of thing. It’s like you probably do love them, but you’ve got to work for it. If you’re with someone for many years, that’s a long time.
My parents have been married for too many years. My experience is once people stop working towards it, the love dies on one side. It’s not about it dies on both sides. Generally, it’s just one side that dies. This is my thought is that I always feel like there’s one person that loves the other person more. That’s the thought that I have is that it might even be a little bit. I do believe in that. Once you stop working together on that growth, that one person slows down a little bit. It’s like someone that’s out of shape that’s going for a run. Once it gets to a certain point, they’re going to fall behind. How do we combat that? What’s your suggestion, especially in relationships because we talked about relationships a little bit about how to get a hot girl for a guy? What are your thoughts on combating that long-term with growth? Let’s talk about the relationship. Do you think it’s just date nights? Is it going to seminars together? Is it even going to counseling before you need anything? What are your thoughts on that?
It’s definitely setting time for each other to spend quality time because a lot of people would sit on the couch and don’t talk. The most important thing is never stopping learning about your partner. I’m not an expert, but some people will be like, “We’ve been together for many years. We know everything we know about each other,” but it’s like, “I feel like there’s so much.” As you are in a relationship and you grow together, you grow on your own and then you also go through different life experiences. You’re not the same person. I saw something on Instagram where the marriage you need at 25 is a different marriage than you need at 45 and a different marriage than you get at 65. The goal is to have those different marriages with the same person. I thought that was cool. It’s different. You’re not the same person.
I like that. It’s like my relationship with water. My relationship with water is different at 25 than it is at 35 or 40, but it’s still the same water. It’s evolved. I’m not 45, I’m pretty close.
You didn’t tell me about your age.
What’s your thought about that? I don’t tell anybody my age.
I don’t care. Do whatever you want.
I wanted to have a back and forth on this one. Let’s have a debate. What are your thoughts about Creatine HCL?
I never tried it.
What’s something that we can debate about? You and I have very similar minds. We’re like, “Go, go, go.” We’re thinking of things.
I am an over-thinker.
How were you with school? Did you go to college?
I did. I have a Bachelor of Science.
What is your Bachelor’s in?
It’s in Health Education.
I’m in Exercise Physiology. We can talk about this. What are your thoughts on organic foods?
I don’t eat them as much as I should.
Where does that come from?
It’s probably better. Why not? I don’t think you need it for everything like bananas.
There’s a bunch of stuff that’s come out saying that, “This isn’t good or that isn’t good. Organics are not even as organic as you thought they were. They use more stuff.” What are your thoughts? Jordan Syatt, Gary Vee’s trainer, he made a post about this and he was talking about it. He was like, “I hate to tell you, but this is an unbiased opinion. The truth is that organic is not as organic.” Don’t quote me on that. It’s something similar to that, but organic is not really organic as everyone thinks it is.
I feel like things come out like that all the time like, “Coffee’s terrible for you. Coffee’s great for you.” I love coffee. Starbucks is crap. I still drink it if I have to, but I just like the small coffee shops. They have better coffee or even my Nespresso.
How much caffeine do you have a day?
I do like half decaf, maybe two half decafs or one cup.
What’s the point of having decaf? Is there any reason? Are there any benefits?
I do have so I don’t have too much caffeine and then I can have two.
You really love coffee. When people get decaf, what is the point of it?
Maybe it’s the taste.
Is it good for you? Are there any health benefits?
I don’t know. They just call it different stuff.
Do you play sports?
No, I’m a bodybuilder.
Do you like sports?
What’s your favorite sport?
I would say football. I was a cheerleader when I was growing up.
Can you do a split?
I used to be able to. I need to work on that.
I can do a split. I almost tear my groin every time, but I go 100%. Do you like hockey?
This is some good shit right here. Why don’t you like hockey?
I used to go to hockey when I was little. It was fun.
You need some more spice with the sports.
Sports aren’t my forte.
What’s your forte? Is it blogging, clothing, your baby?
Yeah, it’s my baby. I have so many different interests.
What do you want Grayson to be when he grows up?
I hate that question. He can be whoever he wants to be and I’ll support him.
What if he wants to be an astronaut?
I’ll let him be an astronaut.
You ask a kid and you’re like, “What do you want to be?” They’re like, “I want to be a firefighter. I want to be an astronaut?” You go to that one kid like, “I want to be a social media influencer that wins the Olympia in 2024.”
My friend has a six-year-old, she’s like, “I want to be a YouTuber.” I’m like, “What is life these days?”
What are your thoughts of fitness on YouTube? Do you watch anybody?
Sometimes, I don’t even know. I don’t watch that much YouTube. I feel like I watch more of the beauty stuff or random.
I never understood the beauty side of YouTube and social media.
That’s how I learned to do makeup. I didn’t know how before.
As a woman, what are your thoughts on makeup? For yourself, you love makeup. For me, I’m more into natural beauty.
Many men say that.
What’s the problem with that?
There’s nothing wrong with that.
How many men say that?
Men are like, “I love the natural woman,” and then you go on their Instagram and they’re not natural at all. It’s literally butt implants, breast implants.
Are there are a lot of people with butt implants?
It’s either that or the injections. That’s a thing apparently.
It’s injections of what?
I’m not into it that much, but I know you can get injections into your butt.
I want to talk about supplements. As a mom, are there any supplements that you recommend or think like, “It’s probably better to take this. It’s probably better to take that.” Is there anything at all like Ashwagandha? Have you heard of ashwagandha?
I take it.
Is there something that you’re like, “This is exactly what needs to be taken during pregnancy and then after pregnancy?”
What are Prenatals?
It’s a big mix of vitamins. Mostly it has foliate, the natural form of folic acid.
Does your doctor tell you to do that?
Everyone knows to take Prenatals. When you’re breastfeeding too, it’s beneficial.
How long do you breastfeed for?
However long you want. The World Health Organization recommends two years.
Does it hurt?
In the beginning it hurts.
What hurts about it? Is it like biting on your nipple?
You get scabby and raw and bleeding at some point. The baby’s sucking on your titty.
I’ve never even thought about that.
Breastfeeding is hard. I liked it but it was so stressful. I had such bad anxiety over it like, “Is he getting enough milk? Is he latching correctly?” You always have to be there to breastfeed. Your boobs start shooting out milk and they get thick and hard once you have a lot of milk and you just press it. It hurts even to be full of milk. Breast milk is the most nutritious. It’s amazing. I tasted it. It tastes like fruit.
Did you taste your own breast milk?
I did a tiny bit.
Is that normal?
I think for sure it’s normal. You’re not going to drink it. You should try it sometime. I don’t breastfeed anymore. If I had some saved, I would give it to you but I don’t.
Are you going to donate it?
You can donate breast milk. It’s the best nutritious food. The woman’s body is amazing. I stopped breastfeeding months ago and if I squeeze, I can still get a little bit of it. If there are moms reading, nothing is TMI when you’re a mom.
What are the struggles of being a mom that people don’t even know about? Let’s talk about the journey of after you have your baby because everyone thinks, “You have your baby like it’s whatever.”
Everyone goes through different things. I didn’t tear that much in my vagina. Some people tear from their vagina hole to their butthole.
What is tearing?
It’s when a six to ten-pound baby comes out of your vagina. Imagine a baby’s head, it’s like centimeters. You dilate to ten centimeters before you push the baby out, which is a lot. It’s like a bagel.
How brutal is it?
I got an epidural so I couldn’t feel anything, but I pushed him out in fifteen minutes. Some people take hours. It depends.
Isn’t an epidural bad for the baby? Didn’t they say that? Is it bad for the mom, for the hormones or something?
They say it could pass drugs to the baby, but I don’t know.
You don’t believe in that? You just needed to get the baby out.
I was trying to do all-natural with no epidural, but it was all in my back.
What do you mean it was all in your back?
If the baby’s facing down, he’s the right way. If he’s facing up, you have back labor. When the baby is coming out, they arch their neck back. If they’re facing up, it pinches on your back nerves. When you have back labor, it’s ten times worse than when they’re facing the right way. He came out sunny side up they call it, which is his face is facing up instead of down. You poop on the table usually. I did for sure. I had a mirror that was the only way I knew.
You had a mirror of you pooping?
I watched Grayson come out of my vagina. It was really cool. They’re like, “Do you want a mirror?” I’m like, “Yeah.” It was a big mirror so I could see him coming out. It was awesome.
I’ve learned about the ripping of the butthole. Matt’s going to text me. He’s going to be like, “What the fuck?”
He saw it all. He saw me poop on the table.
You women with kids are all about them. This is what I’m talking about. This is what makes Brittany so amazing to the audience. She’s showing up for everybody.
No one talks about it, but it happens.
What is that feeling? What are your thoughts during pregnancy? Having Grayson inside of you from the beginning, what are those feelings throughout? I can only imagine sleeping and there’s a baby inside of me.
It’s the coolest feeling in the world to know that you’re growing a human. There’s nothing that beats it. There are many things about pregnancy that’s hard like you get so big. I could barely walk in the last trimester because I had bad pelvic pain. The baby’s usually super active when you’re chill, so at night having a party. I have so many videos of him kicking my belly. I loved every second of it. I love being pregnant. Some women hate it. There are some things that I hate.
What are the things that you don’t like?
I was really sick in the first trimester. I couldn’t even leave the bed for some days. It felt like you had the worst hangover in the world that you couldn’t throw up and you were like that all day. Some people get no morning sickness. I had a lot.
Did you throw up a lot too?
I didn’t throw up at all. I almost wished that I could throw up. Do you know when you throw up and you feel better? I couldn’t throw up, but I felt really hung over the whole day.
I’d rather feel nauseous and not throw up.
I used to be afraid of it.
I used to be afraid too. My first ever time was in seventh grade and I only threw up once in my life. Not only did it come, but it came harder than it ever has before. I threw up a long time ago. I threw up when I was 24 or 23.
That doesn’t matter because we don’t know your age.
I threw up for the second time. When I was in Denver, Colorado, I didn’t know that I was drunk, but I found out that I was because once I left, I was like, “What in the world’s happening?” I threw up and I’ve only thrown up three times in my life. How many times have you thrown up?
I’m probably more than that. I remember throwing up when I was a kid.
Maybe I’ve thrown up four times.
Some women throw up all the time. They throw up nonstop. Sometimes they have to go to the hospital and get rehydrated.
Pregnancy can be really crazy.
A lot of people don’t even respect moms.
It’s hard to be a mom.
I’m more talking about the pregnancy side, having someone grow inside of you. If it weren’t for you, if it weren’t for mothers, for women, there wouldn’t be a world.
It’s birthing them and then raising them, it’s a whole life.
What are some of the struggles after you have the baby and everything? Normal life things, like you have work to do. The first couple of months, how is that, the whole shebang?
You’re breastfeeding, which is hard to get the hang of it and you’re doing it constantly when they’re little. Lack of sleep was really crazy. I would have died if I didn’t take naps. They feed every two hours when they’re little, even in the night.
For how long?
It could be fifteen minutes each side even. Sometimes you finish breastfeeding and then an hour-and-a-half later you got to breastfeed again. That’s hard and then you’re starving because you burn so many calories when you’re breastfeeding.
Were you eating a lot?
I was starving. I would have to eat in the middle of the night.
You’re burning a lot more calories where people don’t realize that.
You need to keep your milk supply up. It’s hard because your whole life turns upside down. It’s different. This little tiny human need you to live, so it’s everything. It’s the lack of sleep. You feel like you’re not yourself because you’ve just had a baby. Your body is not what it used to be. Your boobs are giant, producing milk, leaking everywhere. You don’t feel sexy post-pregnancy. You feel like you’re a cow almost. It’s hard and you don’t know what you’re doing. Most moms don’t know what they’re doing. We don’t know about wake times. I don’t know about wake times. How often do they nap? They sleep a lot, but then the house is a mess.
How do you take care of yourself throughout all of this?
It’s hard. If I didn’t have Matt, I really can’t.
There are a lot of single moms out there that literally don’t even have anybody.
Me being a single mom now is so different than if I was a single mom from the beginning. I have a friend who her baby daddy left when she was 38 weeks pregnant and she’s been doing everything from day one. I was like, “You are literally Super Woman. I truly can’t imagine.” She’s been doing it by herself. There were many times too where I wanted to cry because he wouldn’t stop crying. I didn’t know what to do. Matt was so calm. When my water broke, I was like, “Get the fucking car.” I was freaking out. I thought I was going to be so calm and he was like, “Calm down, everything’s going to be okay.” I’m like, “You’re pissing me off with how calm you are. The contractions hurt so bad.” It was hilarious.
What is that like for a dad after you have the baby?
I think dads are very disconnected to the children. Even some moms, like when Grayson came out of me, I was like, “This is the love of my life. I’ve never been more in love than I have been with this child.” That’s how I felt. Some moms don’t feel that way, which is totally fine. Some moms don’t feel that connection to their children, but dads especially they didn’t grow the baby. They don’t know them yet. When the babies are so little, they don’t have a personality. They don’t smile at you. It’s hard to because you want them to smile. Grayson started smiling at four months or something. You feel like, “This is all worth it,” type thing. In the very beginning, they just eat, shit, cry and sleep. It’s hard and you feel like, “What is my life?” For dads, it’s hard for them to connect with the baby. I think they’re there to support the mom. Matt was like that. I let him sleep in a lot but if I needed help, he helped me so much. He would cook for me and be like, “Make sure you’re eating.” He did a good job of taking care of me, which I think is the best thing that dads can do is support a mom.
To anyone that ever has a baby and you’re a guy, be prepared. Even in my mind, I would not even sleep. I’d be like, “What do you need?” I’d sit in the room, I’d be like, “Is the baby going to choke? Is he good? I’m going to go to sleep. I can’t go to sleep.” It’s different for a mom because as a dad you want to build that relationship with your son or daughter. I feel like for me it’s like, “How do I do that if I’m the one that didn’t carry him or her? How do I do that if they don’t even know who I am for a certain amount of time?” Because they do have a connection with you that’s a little bit different.
You can do skin-to-skin with the baby too. Matt did that a little bit. When the baby comes out of you, you don’t want to have a shirt on and they get that skin-to-skin connection.
How shredded was was Matt at that time?
He was the one who had the cravings.
That’s what I’ve heard is that the male gains weight, goes through this emotional run.
He was still shredded for sure.
That’s very interesting because I think once we’re connected in any way, shape or form, friends or whoever it is, we take on a lot of their traits and characteristics. That’s the beautiful thing about having a baby. One last thing I want to ask. Usually I ask the question of if you were at a dinner table and you can invite any three people except for anybody in your family, cousins, nobody like that. Who would they be? I want to let evolve this a little bit. If you could choose three people for Grayson to be sitting at a table at the age of twenty years old, who would you select for him?
It can’t be any of his family, even my grandma?
No, you can’t do that.
He’s not going to meet her.
I can’t believe you said he’s not going to meet her.
He’s met her, but she turned 99. He’s not going to have an actual conversation.
How is she doing?
She’s pretty good. She’s still kicking it. My brother’s taking care of her.
Where does your brother live?
He’s in South Florida with her. His name is Brendan.
South Florida, that’s where you’re from and she’s down there. That’s retirement century. There’s so much retirement there and that’s cool, she’s 99. That shows that she’s got good traits. She’s one of the four.
Can I pick Jesus?
You’re the first person ever to say that.
I would want to talk to Jesus.
We were talking about a lot of aggressive stuff. That’s cool, Jesus at the table. Pick two other people.
I want to say someone successful and interesting like Elon Musk or something. I like him. He’s cool. He’s smart.
What do you want for your son?
I want him to learn.
You want Jesus.
He can learn from Jesus.
Jesus was shredded. I think that Jesus had a six-pack to be honest. What are your thoughts?
I don’t know because he drank bread and wine and soup.
You have two more people. What are you doing?
I don’t know why I hate this question. How about you?
For Grayson, I would probably pick Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter has represented a lot of incredible stuff for sports.
Gary Vee, that’s I want.
Not even The B Meyers. It’s cool.
You can be the fifth.
I like Derek Jeter because he was never an asshole in sports. You even know who he is. Do you watch baseball?
I used to. We used to go to baseball games when I was little.
The majority of people if they don’t even watch baseball, they know who Derek Jeter is because he’s always been an inspiration to other people and he’s not a crazy athlete. He’s a smart guy, but he’s always worked extremely hard for many years in the league. That’s cool to grow up like that. I think that would be very inspirational. Those are your four people: Jesus, Gary Vee, Elon Musk and your great grandma.
You picked Derek Jeter.
You asked me to pick Derek Jeter. You said pick somebody. I said, “Derek Jeter.” You’re like, “No, don’t want him.” I’m like, “Thanks for shooting me down.” I think about that a little bit more when you leave because you can think about who you are, what you represent in a way. It’s all about your growth. That’s what it’s about like dinner table, sitting there with four people that you’ve always wanted.
It’s personal growth, intelligence, history.
For me, at one point it was Donald Trump. It was Gary Vee. I would even love Putin. That’s all I wanted to ask. To summarize, thanks for coming on. This is super exciting. We could talk about so many different things.
We could have talked for a few hours.
We started killing it, smacking it. If you’re someone who maybe you want a family or maybe you’re single and you want to be in that relationship. You want to find someone that loves you. Like myself, I’m single. For me, it all about staying true to yourself, stay intentional like you are with social media and the way you are with your son, how you share it to the world. Be you. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t create yourself, create you. There’s no reason why you can’t find someone that you love and eventually marry, have a kid with and that loves you back. Don’t give in to society on saying like, “You have to get married in this amount of time or you have to have a baby. You have to have this timeframe.” Do what feels right for you. Don’t second guess it because second-guessing is what steers you off the path towards success, whatever that success looks like, whether that is having a baby, whether that is a job, whatever it is. Stay on path.
Trust yourself because, for example, I’m a single mom now. I didn’t think that was going to happen and people were like, “You should have been married first.” I’m like, “It felt right to both of us. I don’t regret that because it felt right to me at the time.”
That’s an amazing advice. Don’t promise everyone like, “I’m not going to be a single mother. I’m not going to be a single father.” You don’t know. Life never turns out the way you think it will ever. Go with the flow and trust your gut. That’s all you can do. Brittany, where can they find you on social?
@BrittanyLesser or @BrittLesser on Instagram. It’s the same with on YouTube. My blog is BrittanyLesser.com.
You’re coming out with some cool stuff. I love talking about it. It’s beautiful. Thank you so much for coming on. It’s cool to meet another Floridian like myself. Thanks so much for coming here to Denver, Colorado to share a little bit more. To summarize what we talked about, we dove a lot into what it means to be a mom and what it means to show up as someone in this world that is empowered. It’s all about Hera. Do you want to explain what Hera is? It’s about empowerment. It’s being a mother. What is your representation of Hera?
Live in your truth. Being yourself, focusing on growth on yourself but also being the best person and the best mom you can be.
You could check us out on Spotify, also iTunes, one of the best platforms to host podcasts on. If you ever want to throw a review in there, ask a question or whatever, I would love to see what you say, what you’re asking. Also send me a DM on Instagram with anything @TheBMeyers. You can check me out on Snapchat BMeyersWR, YouTube, whatever. Thank you so much for reading another episode of the show. It’s been a ball. Brittany, thank you one last time for coming on. We’ll see you next time. Peace.
About Brittany Lesser:
Brittany is a NASM certified personal trainer, Online Coach, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, YouTuber, Sponsored Athlete, Nationally Qualified Bikini Competitor, and has obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Brittany is also a model and actor based in Los Angeles, California.
Brittany’s passion for health and fitness, as well as her passion for helping others, has combined and allowed her to make her dreams a reality of doing what she loves. She pours her all into every aspect of her career, and hopes to grow even more in hopes of reaching more people by inspiring and motivating them to be their best selves.