Being a mom is tough, but it doesn't have to mean your fittest days are behind you. Each week, join host Amber Brueseke as she brings you the fitness tips, nutrition strategies, mindset hacks, and real-life tangible takeaways that can help YOU take the guesswork out of healthy eating and exercise.
I'm bringing my friends, Lauren and Kelly, from SISSFiT onto the podcast today. They’ve created a company and app that helps women have fun while doing cardio while being coached through the whole process. In today’s episode, we had a great conversation about comparison with our former selves, and that maybe cardio doesn’t have to be boring. So without further ado, let’s get into it! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/171 Follow me on Instagram! Links: www.bicepsafterbabies.com/96 bicepsafterbabies.com/cardiochallenge @siss_fit sissfit.com
46 min 40 sec
I am so excited about this conversation today, as this topic might be the missing piece in so many women’s journeys-- and I think we need to dive a little bit deeper into our questioning to try to figure it all out. So without further ado, let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/170 Follow me on Instagram! Links: Reverse Freebie Download https://bicepsafterbabies.com/38 https://www.bicepsafterbabies.com/114 http://bicepsafterbabies.com/42 http://bicepsafterbabies.com/76 http://bicepsafterbabies.com/72 https://www.bicepsafterbabies.com/9 https://www.bicepsafterbabies.com/10 bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
45 min 39 sec
In today’s episode, Erica shares about how to rationalize and set goals with regard to your values and what’s important to you. This kind of understanding will be a powerful shift in your journey So, let’s dive into the interview with Erica Theide. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/169 Follow me on Instagram!
57 min 48 sec
This episode is going to be a little bit different than most-- I’ll be recording my typical week in this podcast. Hopefully, you find it enjoyable, somewhat fun, and give you a little bit of insight, too. Enjoy! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/168 Follow me on Instagram! Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist bicepsafterbabies.com/becomeacoach
1 hr 2 min
Today I'm answering your questions in terms of working out and lifting. Hopefully, it will give you some things to consider in terms of your workouts and how to make them more effective. I also share what you can get in my FREE masterclass workout program. Ready to learn? Let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/167 Follow me on Instagram! Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/workshop https://bicepsafterbabies.com/45
47 min 19 sec
Today I'm going to share my supplement routine, and it may surprise some of you. If you haven't listened to episodes 60 and 61, I suggest going to those after this episode, as I give a lot more context of where supplements fit in your journey, and what supplements you can or should take. But before you head over to those episodes, let's dive into today's podcast. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/166 Follow me on Instagram! Links: www.bicepsafterbabies.com/60 https://bicepsafterbabies.com/61
26 min 56 sec
Today I have my friend Marci Nevin on the podcast. A lot of people are working on developing their self-trust, so I think this will be a really fun topic. Let's get into it! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/165 Follow me on Instagram! Links: Marci Nevin Decades of Strength
Today we're going to dive into some valuable things that you can directly apply-- how you speak to yourself can create a powerful shift in your journey in the long run. I'm sure you've already read today's episode title, so let's just get into it. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/164 Follow me on Instagram!
22 min 28 sec
I am so excited for you to hear from my friend, Lynn, in today’s episode. As a leader in her field, she’s going to be able to help you look critically at your current stress levels and give you tangible takeaways on how to bring those levels down. So without further ado, let's hop into the episode with Lynn. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/163 Follow me on Instagram! Link: Connect Flow Grow
45 min 2 sec
Today on the podcast we discuss three mindset shifts that make weight loss, or your goals, easier. You can apply these shifts to support literally any goal that you have! So without further ado, let’s dive into today’s episode! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/162 Follow me on Instagram!
38 min 59 sec
I’m so happy to bring one of my sisters, Rachel Coons, onto the podcast today. Rachel’s on Instagram, where she shares all about putting dinner on the table, and tips for making that realistic and doable for everyone. I believe that what most of us want to find in our journeys is moderation, and hopefully, today’s episode will grant you some insight and takeaways on how to do that. So, let's hop into the episode with my sister, Rachel Coons. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/161 Follow me on Instagram! Links: www.bicepsafterbabies.com/116 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/27 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/37 https://www.bicepsafterbabies.com/40 https://www.bicepsafterbabies.com/109 @ucanserveittoo
42 min 15 sec
This week I’m sharing another live coaching session with a client of mine, Laurie. I wanted to put this coaching session on the podcast because I think the issues Laurie experienced are things we can all relate to in some way. We get into the nitty-gritty of what was really going on with Laurie, discover difficulties that Laurie hadn’t realized herself, and then work through them together. I think you will really enjoy today’s episode, so let’s get into it. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/160 Follow me on Instagram! Link: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
45 min 13 sec
On today’s Friday bonus episode, I’m interviewing one of my awesome clients, Leah Edgley. We chat about how Leah has added more calories while seeing more results, and how she mentally manages weight fluctuations. If you’ve ever been stuck in the cycle of doing more exercise while eating less and less, this episode is for you! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/159 Follow me on Instagram! Links: www.bicepsafterbabies.com/9 https://bicepsafterbaies.com/42 bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
29 min 44 sec
Today I am going to share one of my live coaching sessions, where you’ll get a glimpse into how I coach. You’ll hear me get into a deeper level with the person I’m coaching, to figure out what’s actually keeping them stuck, and how to take steps to move forward. So, if you’re someone who struggles with consistency, this episode is for you! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/158 Follow me on Instagram! Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/join bicepsafterbabies.com https://bicepsafterbabies.com/157 https://bicepsafterbabies.com/76
41 min 26 sec
I have a very special surprise Sunday podcast for you! Today I wanted to chat a little bit about what MACROS 101 is, what it does for people, and who it’s for. So if you’re on the fence about joining, curious about what makes it different from all the other programs out there, or just excited to hear about what’s ahead in MACROS 101, this episode is for you! We are opening the doors to MACROS 101 for the last time in 2021 on August 30th! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/157 Follow me on Instagram! Links: https://bicepsafterbabies.com/80 https://bicepsafterbabies.com/81
29 min 6 sec
I’d like to introduce you to Shari Brasel for this week’s Friday bonus episode! We talk about bravery and how Shari has stepped into this brave version of herself, and the difference MACROS 101 has made in her life. I’m really excited about this one because I know that there will be women who resonate with Shari’s story, and hopefully, you can see yourself overcoming big things as well. Now, let’s jump in! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/156 Follow me on Instagram! Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/challenge bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
In today’s Friday bonus episode, we have Nadene Hinkins, who is a 61-year-old MACROS 101 alumnae who joined the program curious as to whether it would work for someone her age who has had a hysterectomy. She shares about her fitness journey and how her mindset has changed from a place of doubt to one of success. I’m excited for you to give this one a listen! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/155 Follow me on Instagram! Link: bicepsafterbabies.com/challenge
21 min 26 sec
This week’s episode will help give you ideas on how to build a strong foundation in your fitness journey, and thus build your own success. I also talk about what to expect in the upcoming Five Days to a Fitter You Free Challenge, and MACROS 101. So let’s get to it! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/154 Follow me on Instagram! Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/challenge bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist www.bicepsafterbabies.com/28
52 min 45 sec
I'm honored to introduce you all to Alice on the “I Did It” Series today. As she shares her story, I think a lot of you will find that you relate to her journey and hopefully, it will give you hope and insight into what’s possible for you on the other side. This is going to be really fun, so let’s get into it! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/153 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Differences between a macro dieter and a macro scientist (2:27, 9:11) The difference between learning something and applying it (3:47, 7:58 ) What to expect in Macros 101 (9:53, 22:17) Identity shift and discovering the empowered self (10:36, 11:43, 16:57, 20:49) Macros 101 community (14:12, 15:15,16:57) The power of being able to help someone believe in themselves (18:23) How coaching can only happen when vulnerability and openness happens (19:19) Free five days to a fitter you challenge (22:50) Links: www.bicepsafterbabies.com/124 bicepsafterbabies.com/challenge
27 min 8 sec
Today I’m back with another rant episode. This is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently, as I’ve been interacting with my clients, social media audience, and friends. It’s a topic that’s been recurring so frequently, I thought it would be important to discuss it on the podcast. I’m sure you’ve already seen the title of the episode, so let’s jump in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/152 Follow me on Instagram! Links: www.bicepsafterbabies.com/102 bicepsafterbabies.com/challenge
32 min 7 sec
In today’s Friday bonus episode, we have Anna Crosby, who shares about the tough choices she’s had to make throughout her fitness journey, and the life that she created for herself. I’m really proud of the decisions she chose to make, and I hope that after listening to today’s “I Did It” series, you’ll walk away knowing that you can do this in your own life, too. So let's dive into the interview. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/151 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Mindset shifts (4:54) How physical shifts if not accompanied by internal shifts don’t last (10:07) What’s in store in Macros 101 (11:14) What coaching can be really like (15:45, 24:19) Alcohol and macro counting goals (17:17) Being in control in making choices that are aligned with the outcomes that you want to create( 19:18, 22:11, 23:12) Just keep tracking (26:03) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
28 min 54 sec
This week I dive into the topic of hiring an effective coach, and how to make sure that you’re getting a return on your investment. Inspired by a listener’s question, we’ll dig a little bit deeper as we go through today's episode. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/150 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Coaching: Its pluses and its minuses (5:38) How to know when you need a coach? (7:33, 10:29) Coaches cannot guarantee your results (12:41) Definition of a coach (14:30) It’s not all about what you know but it’s all about what you apply (14:30) What to look for in a good coach? (23:59, 26:56, 29:39, 31:25, 34:53, 36:40) How to know if a coach has actually been helpful in identifying self-sabotage when being coached? (37:24) The transformational coach (44:45) How to know when you should fire a coach or switch coaches or be done needing coaching (47:56, 51:12) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist bicepsafterbabies.com/cert www.bicepsafterbabies.com/146
55 min 12 sec
I'm coming at you with another Friday bonus episode, where Mandy Boland talks about being diagnosed with breast cancer, experiencing weight gain, and ultimately, her propulsion into MACROS 101. I’m really excited to share this episode and Mandy’s transformation with you this week! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/149 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: What’s in store in Macros 101 (1:32, 12:09) How important tracking and balance is (9:48, 18:00) Progress can still happen even if we age (14:36, 20:46) Being plant-based while doing macro counting (11:20, 13:03) Lifting with macro counting (13:32) Mental shifts while going through Macros 101 (15:41) You can get your best self back even if you encounter huge medical changes (20:04) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
23 min 23 sec
Today's episode is a fun one. We’re going to go through ten myths that’re making your fitness journey more difficult. Now, let’s get to some myth-busting. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/148 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Myth No. 1 You can’t count macros if you’re a vegetarian or a vegan (2:20) Myth No. 2 Macro counting is a new fad diet (10:23) Myth No. 3 You have to hit your macros perfectly in order to see results (14:38) Myth No. 4 You have to eat over 140 grams of protein to be successful (21:40) Myth No. 5 You don't/ can't eat nutrient-dense food while counting macros (25:03) Myth No. 6 You have to weigh everything (29:13) Myth No. 7 Going under your macros is better than hitting them (31:24) Myth No. 8 Counting macros is restrictive (33:01) Myth No. 9 Counting macros is only for weight lifters or women who are lean (37:18) Myth No. 10 You have to eat low fat (42:33) What’s in store in Macros 101 (19:55, 20:47, 31:24, 35:57) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist www.bicepsafterbabies.com/65 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/144 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/34 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/124 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/126 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/3 www.bicepsafterbabies.com/72
50 min 6 sec
In today’s “I Did It” Series, we have Anna Meinhardt who, at the age of 45, went through MACROS101 and was able to achieve her fitness goals. She is living proof that anything is possible, no matter your age. So let’s dive into today’s interview! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/147 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Pacifying the noise in one’s head (5:01, 6:23) What got you here won’t get you there (8:36) Be coachable (9:41) Importance of tracking and using your data (12:25) Have that scientist mindset (12:25 ) Your goals are possible (24:10) What works for one person may not necessarily work for you (15:33) The biggest person to trust is YOURSELF (16:18,16:22, 18:46) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/waitlist
23 min 15 sec
Maybe you have a goal, have worked to achieve something, and then have family, friends, or loved ones that are unsupportive, jealous, or work to sabotage you in the process. How do we deal with that? How do we manage that? This is an excellent topic to discuss, so let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/146 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Understanding the Why (3:03) The root of why others feel threatened when you succeed (3:43) Two ways you can experience someone else's success (8:31) Tip no. 1: Celebrate your own success (17:46) Tip no. 2: Find a community that celebrates your successes (17:46 ) Tip no. 3: Communicate your goals with those that you love (23:15) Tip no. 4: Evaluate how important growth is to you (27:44) Tip no. 5: Become a better climber (29:00) Confidence In Your Numbers (31:10) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/confidence
33 min 54 sec
Today is the start of our Friday bonus episodes, where I talk to MACROS101 alumnae and learn about their personal fitness, health, and weight loss journeys! We’re kicking it off with Shaelie, who’s dealt with PCOS and has experienced transformations both before having a child and after pregnancy. I'm so excited for you to hear Shaelie's story. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/145 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Beneficial tools in Macros 101 (13:45, 14:51) Shalie’s postpartum weight loss journey (18:13, 26:38, 28:31) One’s success is inevitable (20:10) How tracking is important (21:54) The need to prioritize what’s important to us (24:06) Listen to your body rather than your fear (30:56, 34:07) Internal transformation (34:07, 35:43) Confidence In Your Numbers (40:32, 42:30, 48:27) Links: bicepsafterbabies.com/confidence
46 min 39 sec
Today on the podcast I have Jody Moore, Master Certified Life Coach, where we chat about her relationship with the scale, food, and her body. She explains how her fitness journey provides an opportunity for her to take the coaching she does with her clients (mental and emotional), and apply similar coaching to herself with fitness. I’m excited for you to join us as we answer the question, “Is it ok to have a goal to change your body?” So let’s get into it! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/144 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Benefits from coaching (6:35, 40:52, 41:35) How goals we set bring up the opportunity to strengthen ourselves mentally & emotionally (8:31) The power of our thoughts (10:35) Difference between needing to change and wanting to change one's body (11:34, 13:10) Dealing with the scale (17:57, 20:56, 27:28) There are many goals you can set around nutrition (24:36) Moderators vs. abstainers (29:36, 30:39, 31:12 ) Adding things in rather than subtracting things (37:36) Consistency (38:58) Confidence In Your Numbers (45:06, 46:50, 48:27) Links: @jodymoorecoaching bicepsafterbabies.com/confidence
52 min 40 sec
In today’s episode, I discuss the difference between calorie counting and macro counting. You’ll walk away understanding the hierarchy of nutrition and how you can benefit from paying attention to macronutrients. If you’re looking to feel more balanced with your food choices, remove the morality of food, and make nutrition something that is both enjoyable and sustainable, this episode is for you! So let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/143 Follow me on Instagram! Highlights: Macro Counting (3:19, 40:27, 52:45) Macros 101 (4:21, 44:04) Calories and the three main macronutrients (7:52, 10:09, 16:55) How the hierarchy of nutrition impacts your body composition (11:43) Fat, carbohydrates, and protein (17:43, 20:17, 22:20) Reasons why paying attention to macronutrients is so beneficial (25:14) No. 1: Macro counting helps you maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss (26:32) No. 2: Macro counting helps you to keep your food choices balanced (33:25) No. 3: Macro counting helps to remove food labels, the morality of food (36:58) No. 4: Macro counting is both enjoyable and sustainable (50:17)
59 min 24 sec
In today’s episode, I was joined by two of my favorite people, Heidi and Natalie from Butter Your Macros! We always have such awesome conversations, so I thought we would just sit down, hit record, and talk. We discussed everything from how our relationships formed, to CrossFit, to some recent struggles that both Heidi and Natalie have had in terms of their aesthetics and goals. If you want to know why weight loss doesn’t actually make you happy, this episode is for you. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/142 Follow me on Instagram!
1 hr 12 min
This week I spoke with my friend, Andrea Allen, who is a core and Diastasis Recti expert. We chat about what the core actually does, what Diastasis Recti is, and how to know if you have it. Even if you’re not experiencing Diastasis Recti, Andrea breaks down why you’ll benefit from learning to activate the pelvic floor and strengthening your core. So let’s get to it, so you can walk away knowing how core strength helps with all daily activities AND those gains in the gym! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/141 Follow me on Instagram!
57 min 54 sec
We are diving into a topic today that I get asked about all the time: Macros and Pregnancy. Whether you’re planning on getting pregnant, currently are pregnant, or just here to learn another aspect of macros, welcome! In today’s episode, I talk about how macros can be combined with pregnancy in terms of safety, the differences between the trimester phases, how to adjust your macros while pregnant, and supplements. So, let’s get into it! **I am not a doctor. If you're pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, please always discuss your nutrition plans and goals with YOUR provider** Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/140 Follow me on Instagram!
46 min 2 sec
Most people understand that moving their body plays an important part in their health and fitness. What’s often misunderstood, however, is how to make sure your workout supports the goals you’ve set. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with workouts not aligning with your ambitions, it can be frustrating to put time and money into something that’s not moving you toward your aspirations! In order to prevent you from spinning your wheels, I wanted to discuss the most common mistakes I see women make when choosing a workout plan. Awareness is the first step toward change, so hopefully, you’ll walk away from this week’s episode understanding how to better choose a workout plan that is both effective and enjoyable. So, let’s get into it! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/139 Follow me on Instagram!
34 min 48 sec
There are a lot of myths out there in terms of weightlifting, especially with females lifting weights. You’ve probably heard of them, seen them on social media, and maybe even internalized them yourself. In today’s episode, I talk about some of the most common misconceptions and myths I hear about weightlifting, and talk them through with you. So, let’s do some myth-busting! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/138 Follow me on Instagram!
32 min 23 sec
Many people are nervous to start lifting weights, and I get it. Maybe you’re afraid of hurting yourself, you don’t want to get “bulky”, or you don’t think it’s right for your goals (Spoiler: Unless your goal is to literally just stay in bed all day, weight training WILL support your goals). If one of these reasons sounds like something you’ve said to yourself, this episode is for you. We're going to talk about one of my favorite topics today, which is lifting weights. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the information that you need to make a good decision for your journey and the goals that you're wanting to hit. It's also a great listen for those wanting some talking points when helping others understand the value of weightlifting and why it’s such an important part of your programming. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/137 Follow me on Instagram!
46 min 23 sec
On this week’s episode, I chat with Danya Douglas Hunt, a former Olympic Athletic Therapist & Strength and Conditioning coach turned multi-passionate entrepreneur, about all things mobility. She explains that, through the lens of mobility and its effect on our health, we better understand the overall themes of consistency, forward progression (not perfection), and supporting your whole body for graceful aging and movement. Mobility is for anybody who wants to age gracefully and continue to perform daily acts of living. It’s not just for somebody who wants a deep squat, or someone who dreams of lifting a ton of weight. So, if you are someone who moves your body at all during the day, this podcast episode is for you! Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/136 Follow me on Instagram!
47 min 23 sec
Darci has such an amazing story that I am so excited for you to listen to on the podcast today. If you want to hear a story that has all of the things: drug addiction, homelessness, losing her kids, eating disorders, shame, and wraps up with a happy ending, this is what Darci shares. By Darci sharing her story vulnerable and honestly, it allows us to get a perspective that maybe you hadn't ever considered before. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/135 Follow me on Instagram!
53 min 53 sec
On this week’s episode, I interview Lindsey Mathews for a second time! When she first was on the podcast (Episode #22), she talked about her time as a fitness competitor in the bodybuilding world and her transition out of that world. Here we are 2 years later, and I brought Lindsey back to give an update on where she’s at now with healing her hormones, figuring out her weight fluctuations, and getting her perspective of her past few years. If you’re struggling with weight gain, body fluctuations, or not sure what’s going on in your body, this episode is for you! Now, let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/134 Follow me on Instagram!
54 min 21 sec
If you’ve set your own macros or had someone set them for you, you might be like: Now what do I do? In this week's episode, I walk you through 8 steps to help you successfully use the tool of macro counting. I discuss what you need to start doing right now to make it work for you. This episode is for those who are ready to get started on their journey, ready to dive into macro counting, and ready to use the tool of macro counting to reach their fitness goals. Now let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/133 Follow me on Instagram!
45 min 45 sec
I'm going to talk specifically in reference to the top mistakes that I see people making when they set their macros. I like to help clients to move from that like a macro dieter role, where there are still rules and restrictions and still feel bad when you go over your macros to recognize that macro counting is just a tool and you can wield it in a whole lot of different ways. So if we understand that macro counting is a tool then if you become more aware of it and more intentional with it, can you create better results with your body? Can you create, can you get more of what you want? And the answer is yes if you pay attention and you're actually intentional with what you consume, we can use that to our advantage to be able to create new results in the future. Now let’s dive in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/132 Follow me on Instagram!
42 min 8 sec
Today on the podcast we are going to dive deep into the topic of sleep. I selfishly invited Jenn Trepeck to the podcast, because I have questions about sleep and I wanted to ask somebody who thinks and knows more about sleep than I do. In this episode, we talked through sleep trackers, why sleep is important, how to improve our sleep, how to start to look at sleep holistically. And I got some of the answers about heart rate variability about readiness scores. So if that's something that you've been curious about how to improve your sleep and how to know if you're not getting enough sleep, what are some of the recommendations when it comes to getting better sleep, then this podcast episode is going to be for you. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/131 Follow me on Instagram!
41 min 41 sec
I'm back with another rant episode. I share this as a perspective to offer you from maybe a different perspective than you've gotten from other fitness influencers, maybe a different perspective than you currently hold yourself. I offer that as an opportunity for you to look at things a little bit differently. The thing that we're going to look at a little bit differently today is motivation. Because we like to talk a lot about motivation and we like to point out how important it is and that we need to stay motivated. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/130 Follow me on Instagram!
29 min 54 sec
We dive deep into talking about building trust with yourself when it comes to food. And this is a topic that I find so timely because a lot of you either have been in the place or had the experience of not feeling like you trust yourself around food. I've had that experience of feeling like I couldn't maintain control around certain foods. And here I am years later feeling very much in control with a trust that I built with myself. In this episode, Jaime talks a lot about building trust with yourself and what that can look like, and how if you don't feel like you have trust with yourself now, what are some of those first steps that you can start taking to rebuild that trust with yourself. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/129
43 min 4 sec
This is part two of the Ask Amber Anything Business Edition. Today, I'm going to answer questions that more relate to growing or scaling a business. So if you know that interests you more than just starting a business you might find these questions a little bit more pertinent. You may find that there's a lot to be learned even back in starting a business. So I'm excited to take some of that information that I've been learning over the last five years as I started and have scaled my own online business, and be able to teach some of that and pass it on here so that you can do whatever you want with it. Grow your own business, start your own business, and be successful in your own way. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/128 Highlights: Make money and be able to invest back into your business (4:45) Spend most of your time selling and serving (6:02) Imposter syndrome and how how to cope with it (7:44, 11:09) My nursing license status journey (15:22) Do things for yourself (20:02) Inherent values take place when modeled (21:34) Involve your family with your business (23:08) Time blocking (27:38) Focus and serve people on a deeper level (35:47) Show up to attract more (38:07) BAB’s business and certification programs (39:45) Takeaway: Okay, this was super fun. I hope this was fun for you. It's like I said, it's really fun for me to chat business. And one of the visions for my business that I've had for a long time is to really have three arms of the business. So I've always thought about having the nutrition arm of the business, the workout arm of the business, and then the like business and certification side of the business. I'm just one person and I can't help everybody. But what happens when we build an army of coaches who are able to go out and build their businesses and coach other women, then you know, the vision expands and it gets bigger. And so that's what this year is about. So we have some fun things coming. We have some coaching certification that's going to be coming, we have some business mentoring that's going to be coming later on in 2021. And that will be the first place that we go as we start to roll out these new programs to help you start and grow your own business. bicepsafterbabies.com/business www.bicepsafterbabies.com/127
42 min 26 sec
Today, we're going to mix it up a little bit. Most of my podcast episodes are about your health and fitness journey. And they get to this point where they then want to help other people be able to have the same transformation that they've had. And that can look like going into coaching, it can look like building a business, and being able to take women through that same experience. And so I wanted to record a podcast episode becasue I get asked all the time about my business, about where I started, how I grew my business, how I got clients, how I was able to develop programs and really make this into my career. We'll go a little bit into how I got started. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/127
49 min 37 sec
Christine gives such a good insight into a world that so many of us don't know a lot about. She shares some of these really raw vulnerable moments in this podcast, with the hopes of helping to open your eyes to something that is really important to discuss. And that is this idea of achieving the fit body, achieving the epitome of health, and the actual road that she had to get to win those competitions. I think there's so much here beneficial for you to hear this podcast. I can't wait for you to dive into this episode with Christine Ajisafe. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/126 @chrissyajisafe
1 hr 1 min
I am so excited about the conversation we're going to have today. It's a highly requested topic because a lot of you are learning things and you're understanding nutritional principles. Many would ask how to handle this information and incorporate it into their lives, and yet make it so it is a productive thing that doesn't harm their children. We all want to help our kids to have an amazing relationship with themselves, with their bodies, and with their food, just like we want that for ourselves. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/125
38 min 33 sec
In today's episode, Melissa is going to talk about the physical transformation that she's created (PS: she's lost 55 pounds), how she's been able to keep that off, (PS: she's been able to keep it off for two years), and what are the actual secrets that allowed her to do that. And it may not be the things that you think would actually create that transformation. And so that's what we're going to talk about today on the podcast, and I'm so excited to invite Melissa to be able to share more of her story. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/124
44 min 51 sec
This topic came up during the coaching call, I observed from the questions raised was that they didn't really know what to expect during maintenance. So that got me thinking about my relationship with food and about how I view food and how I use it in my life. And wanting to share that because I think it is really important to start this conversation off with. I believe that we all have different needs and the idea that one size fits all doesn't fit anybody well. So, let's dig in. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/123
39 min 26 sec
This episode is full of so much good information about what it takes for women to actually build muscle. Lindsay dives deeper and she really gets into some of the science behind what it takes to build muscle. She has a wealth of knowledge and she has a lot of information about muscle building, and she shares it all in this episode and it's just so good. Lindsay talks about mistakes that she's made in the past, I've made in the past I think most people have made in the past when it comes to building muscle. And if you're wondering, why isn't it happening? Why is it taking so long to build muscle? There are some reasons for that and Lindsay goes through all of that in this episode. Find show notes at bicepsafterbabies.com/122
58 min 39 sec