the lively show: intuitive eating & exercise with kelly krause


Today’s Lively Show episode is one of the most inspirational so far!

I’m talking with Kelly Krause, an Austin native who works for South by Southwest Interactive about her recent journey to regain her health intentionally.

Since April 1st, 2013 Kelly has lost 137 pounds and has completely changed her relationship to eating and exercise based on a simple, strong-held values.

Despite her heavy travel schedule, Kelly has remained devoted on this journey and has a lot of advice and experience to share.

This episode is perfect for anyone looking to improve their health, transform their relationship to exercise and eating, or who simply want to hear a downright incredible story!






  • How Kelly landed at E Entertainment and eventually got hired by South by Southwest Interactive.
  • The event that sparked a massive lifestyle shift for Kelly and resulted in losing 137 pounds.
  • The intentional tenets and values that Kelly created to guide herself kindly and successfully down this path.
  • The action steps Kelly took to change her relationship to eating and exercise.
  • How Kelly handles a heavy travel schedule at work while on this journey.
  • The ego challenges Kelly faces day to day about this change.
  • The most difficult part of this journey for Kelly.
  • What Kelly recommends for people looking to make a similar lifestyle shift.
  • How Kelly handled a naysayer she encountered along the way.
  • What Kelly would tell someone just starting out on this journey.




Kelly’s post on

Couch to 5K app

Ride (Austin spinning class)

Send a message to Kelly @Kelljokrause




Want more? Check out past Lively Show episodes here.


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 photo by Jenny Hartgrove Photography

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  1. Kelly Krause

    Thanks for having me on, Jess! What a great platform to share the journey.

    1. Virginia Schneider

      Wow, thank you so much for sharing your story! I’ve been struggling with weight my whole life and have started and stopped with exercise and healthy eating I don’t even know how many times. The last part especially inspires me, I get so caught up with school and everything that I forget how much I really want it. The time is now! Thank you so so much!

      I go to UT and love living here in Austin but I’m always so intimidated going to a new gym or working out. I’m going to have to try Ride!

  2. Lesley

    I think you may mean “tenets” and values rather than “tenants” and values

  3. Ale

    For people who feel intrigued by the concept of intuitive eating but also scared that they may end up eating ALL THE THINGS, the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch ( is a fantastic resource. The authors are dietitians and nutritionists, and their advice is very practical and grounded on science. When I first came across the idea of eating intuitively, I was terrified to “let go” after many years of compulsive/emotional eating and restriction, but this book really helped fix my relationship with food.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this book, Ale! I hope it helps anyone out there thinking about going this direction with their eating. : )

  4. Jessa

    I listened to this podcast a couple weeks ago and it has completely changed the way I think of myself in regards to exercise. I happened to listen while on a run, and realized how very negative I am towards myself – always disappointed in my workout/eating/self, and I say horrible things to myself even while I’m working out or eating great, sabotaging myself and my progress. After listening to the podcast I’ve adopted a “is this better than yesterday?” approach and have come further in the past two weeks than I have in several months. So simple, so brilliant, and so hard to do. It’s almost like I needed permission to be kind to myself – so thank you, thank you, thank you. 9 weeks until my first half marathon and now I feel like I can do it!

    1. I’m so, so grateful this episode has helped you, Jessa!

      It is so easy to just listen to the ego’s constant negativity and sabotaging, isn’t it? I struggled with this myself for 9 years and can say what you are doing is so powerful. : ) Just keep going!!

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