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059: The Fitness Journey of A Food Blogger with Sara Wells of Our Best Bites

Ever wonder what a food blogger’s fitness journey may look like? Let’s find out! I sit down and chat with Sara Wells, an OG food blogger and co-creator of Our Best Bites. Sara shares her journey of losing 50 pounds seven years ago, and how she has experienced ups and downs since. We often compare…
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058: The Sneaky All or Nothing Mentality

Our brains are hardwired to keep us alive, #fact, but one way they do this is by subconsciously creating “All or nothing” mentalities for us to revert to. What does this mean? Well, the All or Nothing Mentality is the mentality that keeps you from working out if you have less than 30 minutes and…
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057: Setting And Achieving Your Biggest Goals with Jasmine Shea

Related posts: 009: How To Know When To Reverse Diet 011: Macros Aren't Magic – Setting Your Own Macros 021: How To Count Macros While Nursing 045: How Should You Train? Your Body Type Matters! 061: Ask Amber Anything…About Supplements Part 2 062: How to Get A Six Pack (and how you can too!) 001:…
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056: Biceps After Babies Radio Is One Year Old! (And a Life Update)

Biceps after Babies Radio is 1! I can’t believe it’s already been a year! This week’s episode is a bit different as I share some of my favorite episodes from the past year, and I give you some insight into my personal life – work, family, and workouts. I hope you continue to share your…
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055: So You Wanna Get Strong? with Niki Sims

I get to chat with my former barbell coach, Niki Sims, about the overwhelming benefit of lifting. Most women are nervous to pick up a barbell either for aesthetic reasons, for fear of getting hurt, or for lack of knowing what to do with the barbell. All three of these can be solved with the…
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054: One Year Of CrossFit, What Have I Learned?

I have been doing CrossFit for just about a year; in this week’s episode I share 5 things that I have learned in that year. When I started CrossFit I already had a good base of strength build up. However, if you don’t have a lot of strength or haven't ever picked up a barbell,…
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053: How to Believe Your Success Is Inevitable with Amber Smith

Amber has life coach, Amber Smith, on to chat about success in your fitness, and in your life. Amber teaches how the secret to success can be found in your thoughts and beliefs. Both Ambers share the likeness in their coaching theories and practices. They agree that a client's failure is a result of simply…
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052: LIVE Teaching Young Women About Body Positivity

Body Positivity has become such a buzz word – especially in social media. In this special episode of Biceps After Babies Radio, Amber shares the LIVE class that she taught to young women (aged 12-17) at a church camp on what body positivity means and why it is so important.  Highlights on Body Positivity Reading…
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051: How to Ask Better Questions In Your Fitness Journey

  Do you want to know how to really transform you body and achieve your health and fitness goals? There is more that goes into it than just your food and exercise. On this episode, Ambers dives into what questions you need to ask yourself and how to use those questions to fuel your results….
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050: From Yo-Yo Dieting to Sustainable Weight Loss with Linda Burbidge

Amber interviews client, Linda Burbidge, about her experience with Macros 101 and her journey with yo-yo dieting that got her results that just weren’t sustainable. Linda shares her real secret to success which was adopting a positive mindset and treating herself like she would a best friend –  with the respect and encouragement and understanding….
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049: Getting Out Of Victim Mentality In Your Fitness Journey with Jennifer Mondada

Amber interviews client, Jennifer Mondada, about her experience with Macros 101 and how she overcame her victim mentality and became a do-er. Jennifer shares how she limited her abilities because of her age (56), health (hypothyroid and knee surgeries, osteoporosis, etc.) and hysterectomy. Her lesson and moral of the story – she is in control…
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048: How to Start Tracking Macros: Everything You Need to Get Started

Whether you are new to counting macros or a seasoned veteran, this podcast on how to start counting macros is a great overview and can be such a valuable tool in achieving your fitness goals. Amber outlines 4 steps that are necessary for you in your macro counting journey as well as how to overcome…
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047: Top 3 Ways to Find More Time in Your Day with Maria Kang

Maria Kang, a famous mom in the fitness industry, comes on the podcast today to share her secrets for finding more time in a day.  Maria has been in the fitness industry for years and is a huge advocate for moms prioritizing their health and connecting with other like minded women. Listening to this episode…
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046: Top 5 Nutrition Strategies for Happy Hormones with Kaely McDevitt

Kaely McDevitt, a registered dietitian, comes on the podcast to share how to have healthy hormones. If you are feeling weight loss resistant or are wondering how to make sure your hormones are working for you, not against you, this episode is for you. You don't want to miss this fascinating episode.   Highlights  Five…
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045: How Should You Train? Your Body Type Matters!

Related posts: 061: Ask Amber Anything…About Supplements Part 2 009: How To Know When To Reverse Diet 011: Macros Aren't Magic – Setting Your Own Macros 057: Setting And Achieving Your Biggest Goals with Jasmine Shea 062: How to Get A Six Pack (and how you can too!) 001: Introducing BAB Radio with Amber Brueseke…
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044: The Size Of Your Body Doesn't Determine The Size Of Your Journey with Coach Tulin

From anorexic, to obese, to becoming a plus size health and fitness motivator, Coach Tulin has been every size. You will fall in love with her and she shares some gold mines from her journey. She speaks truth in such an eloquent way. She is motivating and inspiring and is not afraid to get vulnerable…
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043: The Day I Performed CPR On My Son AKA The Worst Day Of My Life

Amber shares an emotional story of her son’s near drowning experience.  She shares this traumatic experience in hopes to prevent other mothers from having a similar accident. Hearing her story reminds other to be vigilant and present, especially in this day and age when we are so easily distracted by our phones. After listening to…
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042: 4 Mistakes Made In A Reverse Diet

A reverse diet is the most important part of your weight loss journey, yet it is often overlooked. Many believe their fat loss journey is finished when they hit their goal weight, but it is crucial to finish with a reverse diet.  A reverse diet is what sets you up for long term success. Listen…
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041: “Should I Workout While Pregnant?” with Tessa Romero

Tessa Romero, a pre and postnatal specialist, comes on the podcast today to discuss all things pregnancy and fitness related.  She is a strong believer that pregnancy is one of the most important times to focus on health and nutrition. If you are pregnant, or planning on getting pregnant, this episode has a lot of…
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040: Ask Us Anything…

Amber and her husband, TJ, are back on the podcast together to address a variety of questions listener’s have asked. They spill their secret for how they go about supporting each other’s goals, which has gotten them where they are today- TJ being a doctor and Amber running a successful business.   Highlights: What do…
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039: Raising Confident, Healthy Daughters with My 12-Year Old Daughter Kate Brueseke

Amber’s twelve-year-old daughter, Kate, comes on the podcast today to share her perspective. She talks about what it’s like to have parents who track macros, weigh food, lift weights, and what it is like to have her mom run a business out of their home. She has great advice for all the mothers out there…
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038: What Fear Really Means

That pit in your stomach, your sweaty, hands, and you feeling scared doesn't mean what you think it means. Listening to this episode will change the way you think about fear. Amber teaches you how to reframe fear, and how to use fear as a way to grow and becomes something better. You will learn…
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037: The Awkward Truth About Your Pelvic Floor with Dr. Taylor Brueseke

Amber brings her husband, Dr. Taylor Brueseke- who is a urogynecologist, on the podcast today to talk about pelvic floor disorders. This topic is not your typical dinner-table conversation, as there is a huge stigma around it, but it is something that affects a large number of women. And, although these disorders are very common,…
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036: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Stress with Susan Choi

  If you are somebody who struggles with stress, this episode is for you. Stress can seep into every area of your life and it isn’t something that is going away anytime, so it’s important to learn how to manage it. Susan Choi, a Stress Management Coach, comes on the podcast today to discuss stress….
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035: Losing 29 Pounds Without Feeling Restricted with Melissa Porter

Melissa Porter, a Macros 101 client of Amber’s, shares her weight loss journey on the podcast today.  Melissa is proof that you do not have to workout to lose weight. You do not have to sacrifice your milk supply to lose weight. You don’t  have to give up dessert to lose weight. Melissa was able…
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034: “I Can't Afford It” And Other Excuses Keeping You Stuck

Amber is back with another hot topic: excuses. We all have them. The problem with excuses is they are keeping you stuck. Amber’s goal for this episode is to make you think about how your beliefs are impacting the results you are getting in your life.  After listening to this episode, you will realize that…
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033: Race in the Fitness Industry with Chrissy King

Chrissy King comes on the podcast today to talk about something that can be an uncomfortable subject: race in the fitness industry. Chrissy addresses the lack of diversity in the mainstream fitness industry. She advocates that fitness should not only be for thin, white women, but should something that is accessible to all and supportive…
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032: How to Manage Stress Eating with Niki Olsen

  With everything you have going on in your life, it is inevitable that you are going to feel stressed from time to time. Today Niki Olsen, a Mental Health Therapist, comes on the podcast today to talk about stress eating. Niki has tangible takeaways that will teach you how to manage your emotions. She…
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031: 5 Most Common Macro Counting Mistakes

  If you are feeling frustrated with macros, this episode is for you. Amber coaches you through some troubleshooting to help you understand where you are getting stuck and why. She will teach you how to move past the frustration and help you know what’s the next step. Highlights: Not starting  (2:24) It’s not working…
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030: How To Not Give Up When Progress Seems Slow with Susan Dangerfeild

If you are in the trenches of weight loss, and are struggling with seeing progress, this episode will speak deeply to you. Amber brings Susan Dangerfield on the podcast today. Suan went from not having any consistent healthy habits or moderation to becoming well versed in the fitness and nutrition world, and was able to…
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029: RANT: Macros and Intuitive Eating

Since intuitive eating has become a hot topic, many of you have been wondering how Amber feels about this movement. Today on the podcast, Amber opens up about her opinions of intuitive eating. She shares what she agrees with, as well as what she disagrees with, when it comes to eating intuitively.    5 Things…
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028: Failure Doesn't Exist

Today on the podcast Amber shares a unique way to look at failure. If you are someone who has experienced failure, this episode will be a game changer for you. After listening, you will never look at failure the same again. Amber will teach you how start creating the results you want in your life…
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027: How To Raise Healthy Children

Amber has a very special guest on the podcast today, her mom, Chris Longhurst ! Her mom has played a huge roll in her fitness journey, as she was the one that helped Amber get started lifting weights at age 14. Chris shares her secret of how she balanced teaching her children about healthy eating…
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026: What It's Like To Lose 50 Pounds with Katey Chang

Today on the podcast, Katey Chang, a former client of Amber’s, shares her journey of losing 50 pounds. She is very open about the roadblocks and struggles that emerged during her cut. The process of losing 50 pounds was not easy for her, but she didn’t stop there. For Katey, the magic came when she…
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025: Raising Girls Without a Focus On Size with Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson, the co-founder of High Fitness, comes on the podcast today and shares her experience with raising daughters who are confident, healthy, kind, and not focused on their weight. This is a topic that is near and dear to Emily, as she has had first hand experience raising two daughters who are very different…
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024: Why You are So Tired with Michelle Herzog

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023: CrossFit vs Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting

Amber shares how her fitness routine has changed since she stepped into the gym at age 14. She has gone through different styles of training; starting with group fitness and moving through bodybuilding, powerlifting, and onto crossfit. Amber compares and contrasts these different training styles and gives listeners an idea of what the different lifting…
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022: The Truth About Fitness Competitions with Lindsey Mathews

If you are thinking about doing a fitness competition, or are curious about what a competition entails, this podcast is for you! Amber brings Lindsey Mathews, a pro fitness competitor, on the podcast today to share her behind-the-scenes journey of competing. Lindsey opens up and shares raw and real feelings about the truths behind competing….
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021: How To Count Macros While Nursing

Related posts: 062: How to Get A Six Pack (and how you can too!) 009: How To Know When To Reverse Diet 011: Macros Aren't Magic – Setting Your Own Macros 057: Setting And Achieving Your Biggest Goals with Jasmine Shea 061: Ask Amber Anything…About Supplements Part 2 001: Introducing BAB Radio with Amber Brueseke…
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020: Ask Amber Anything About Macros

On today’s episode, Amber is answering YOUR questions about macros. She asked the ladies on her email list what questions they have about macros; Amber answers those questions here on the podcast today. She covers a variety of topics from how to handle Fast Sundays while trackingto knowing when you should move from a cut…
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019: Beating Mom Guilt with Triplet Mom Marta Spirk

Today on the podcast, Amber talks with Marta Spirk who is a Success Coach. Marta Spirk shares her story of becoming the mom to triplets and finding herself again after the postpartum period. Marta can easily relate to moms who have lost themselves as they have attended to the needs of their children, as she…
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018: 10 Things I Am Scared To Tell You

In today’s episode, Amber pulls back the curtain and lets you see a side of her that you do not see on social media. She takes an idea started by Jess Lively, and gets raw and vulnerable as she gives you a “behind-the-scene” view of Amber. Amber shares her favorite thing to watch on YouTube,…
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017: 3 Ways To Avoid The Comparison Trap with Sara Payne

Sara Payne is a life coach and fellow medical wife and specializes in helping women see their potential and become the very best versions of themselves. In today's episode we dive into the 3 ways to avoid the comparison trap with some very actionable things you can start today to make a difference! We also…
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016: 5 Steps To Becoming More Confidence with Elisabeth Mortensen

On today’s podcast, Amber speaks with Elisabeth Mortensen, personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, military wife, and mom of 3. Having never worked out prior to giving birth and then struggling with postpartum weight afterwards, Elisabeth found herself becoming a slave to exercise and feeling like her worth came from the number on the scale and…
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015: How To Get Out Of A Fitness Rut

I found myself in a fitness rut last year. I am guessing many of you can relate to that feeling. In this episode, I lay out the 4 steps I took to work through it and show you how I was able to come out the other side – better than ever. Steps to beating…
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014: My 2019 Goals

 In last week's episode I outlined how to set your New Year's Resolutions for 2019. This week I take you behind the scenes to walk through my 2019 goals in order to hopefully inspire you to dream a little bigger this New Year! My 4 big goals this year are: Double my business revenue…
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013: How To Set New Year's Resolutions That Stick

New Year's Resolutions: you either love 'em or hate 'em. I argue that if you hate them or they haven't worked for you in the past that's because you are doing them all wrong. In today's episodes I teach you the 6 steps to take to actually set New Year's Resolutions that change the trajectory…
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012: How To Feed A Family While Counting Macros With Lillie Biesinger

Lillie Biesinger from @lillielovesmacros is a goldmine for macro and family friendly recipes. She feeds her kids and her husband while tracking macros and shares her tips and tricks to do both successfully. Follow Lillie on Instagram and check out her website.   Related posts: 001: Introducing BAB Radio with Amber Brueseke 002: 6 Simple Steps To Learn…
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011: Macros Aren't Magic – Setting Your Own Macros

Related posts: 009: How To Know When To Reverse Diet 057: Setting And Achieving Your Biggest Goals with Jasmine Shea 021: How To Count Macros While Nursing 045: How Should You Train? Your Body Type Matters! 061: Ask Amber Anything…About Supplements Part 2 062: How to Get A Six Pack (and how you can too!)…
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010: Eating Less Isn't Always Better: A Reverse Dieting Case Study With Shauna Torenvliet

Society constantly tells us that the blanket answer for success is always eating less – it's not true. For many people the right next step is eating more through a reverse diet. Shauna Torenvliet shares her experience and success going through her first reverse diet.   Related posts: 001: Introducing BAB Radio with Amber Brueseke…
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009: How To Know When To Reverse Diet

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008: Why The Secret To Weight Loss Is Enjoying The Process with Cali Gibbs

 Today on the podcast, Amber chats with Cali Gibbs. Cali was one of Amber's “Ditch The Diet” coaching clients who completed the 12-week program. Today Cali’s sharing her story about how she lost weight, boosted her confidence and re-gained control of her life through the help of Amber. Cali gives some advice and encouragement…
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007: How To Eat Out While Counting Macros With Heidi Bollard and Natalie DuLaney

Natalie DuLaney and Heidi Bollard from @butteryourmacros know a thing or two about balancing eating at restaurants while hitting their fitness goals. Hear them share their 5 best tips for eating out without breaking your macro bank: Plan ahead and research the restaurant before you go. Read and scan the menu carefully and look for…
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006: 10 Things I Have Learned As A Fitness Coach

3 years as a fitness coach has taught me a thing or two about how to get results. I have 10 secret that will help you create transformation from the inside out and I share them with you in this episode. Links mentioned in this episode: Article: F*** exercise. Try this instead. Mind Your Business Podcast…
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005: How to Focus on Progress Not Perfection with Monica Packer

Monica Packer has interviewed hundreds of guests over the past two years for her podcast About Progress. In this episodes she shares the 4 things she has learned about focusing on progress not perfection and how you can change your mindset about your results. Links mentioned in the episode Blog Post: Here Lies Monica, She…
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004: 5 Things I Want You To Know As You Start Your Fitness Journey

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003: Losing 50 Pounds From A Place Of Love with Becca Jackson

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002: 6 Simple Steps To Learn To Track Macros

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001: Introducing BAB Radio with Amber Brueseke

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