Month: May 2018

6 Podcasts I Can’t Live Without

My name is Amber and I am a podcast junkie. It’s true. Me + my trusty AirPods + a good podcast =  happiness. I like a lot of different programs but I have compiled my all-time favorites in case you are looking for something new to play in your earbuds during your next workout (is…
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MFP Tips And Tricks

If you are new around here, you might not know much about macros – and that’s ok! My goal is to break seemingly complex ideas and lingo down into something anyone can understand. First up – my good friend MyFitnessPal (MFP). This is a free app and if you haven’t downloaded it, head to the app store…
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Paper Towel Analogy

Done is better than perfect. I’m living by these key words this week. Part of me wants to hold this video back and re-do it and get the sound quality better, but you know what? The content is solid. The message is what I want to share. And sometimes you just have to say done…
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Your WHY

Why is it that so many people who want to lose weight, who know what they need to do to lose weight, struggle to string enough consistency together to gain traction? Have you found these thoughts creeping into your head: “I don’t have enough willpower.” “I need to workout, but I’m just so busy…” “I get excited…
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What To Do When You Mess Up

Consider this analogy: This morning you slept through your alarm, hit traffic on the way to work, and end up 30 minutes late to work. What do you do? Do you beat yourself up for being so weak and decide that since you already missed 30 minutes of work you might as well just go…
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5 Tips For Finding Your Motivation

I posted this quote on my Instagram page: There was a great discussion in the comments and also in my stories about how to form habits and how long that process takes. Many of you said that while you feel like you have made exercise a habit, finding the same success with your diet is…
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How can you combat stress and increased cortisol levels?

We live in a fast-paced, high stress world. So telling someone to “relax” or “manage their stress” can almost seem laughable. But what if I told you that your stress was making it hard for you to lose weight, or even was causing you to gain it? Would that make stress management seem more urgent?…
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The two most frequently asked questions that pop up in my inbox

Today I’m taking two questions that frequently pop up in my DM’s and inbox and answering them for you, once and for all. Q: What should I do if I get to the end of the night and I haven’t finished my macros and I’m not hungry? Should I force myself to finish them? In…
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Should I Focus On Losing Fat Or Building Muscle?

Should I focus on losing fat or building muscle? In fitness-speak “bulking” is the process which someone goes through to gain muscle. It means you are eating a caloric surplus while lifting weights allowing your body to use the excess calories to build muscle. “Cutting” is the process of trying to lose fat. It means…
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5 Rookie Mistakes Beginning Macro-Trackers Make

If you are new to the macro-counting scene here’s 5 common mistakes I don’t want you to make. 1. Overshooting calorie goals to hit macro goals What happens when you go over your carb goal? Or you overshoot your protein macros? Should you still aim to hit your other macros as well? The answer is no….
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