Month: March 2019

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 without associating it with shame. She has raised 4 healthy girls, who are confident in themselves. Chris firmly believes that health is separate from weight.

Highlights:

  • What was Amber like as a kid? (6:30)
  • How did you come up with workouts for Amber when she was younger? (16:50)
  • How did you balance getting your kids to workout, yet not making them feel pressure to do it? (20:10)  
  • Why doesn’t Amber credit her dad? (23:25)
  • What has your relationship been with food over the years? (25:30)
  • Was teaching your kids about health and fitness a conscious effort? (36:20)
  • What advice do you have for all the mom’s out there who are in the thick of raising kids? (39:30)

Take away

Being healthy doesn’t necessarily mean being thin, being healthy is how you feel.

 

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 shifted her focus from getting skinny to getting strong.

 

Highlights

  • Katey had 3 kids in 18 months
  • The idea of weighing her food sounded absurd
  • She hired a coach for the accountability
  • Katey knew she needed to make a change because of how limited she felt while playing with her kids.
  • Lost 50 pounds in 6 months using macros.
  • Did a reverse diet and focused on strength
  • Made a transition from focusing on fat loss to focusing on getting strong.

 

Take Away:

For Katey, the magic came when she shifted her focus from getting skinny to getting strong.

 

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 in size.  Emily shares important advice about how to approach this topic from a place of love.

Highlights

  • Life is about you vs you and becoming the best version of yourself. It’s okay to lean on others while you are getting there.
  • Finding balance while being both a mom and a business owner.
  • Be intentional with your time and learn to say no, and let  go of things that don’t matter.
  • Focus on things things that are most important.
  • Instilling confidence and kindness in children.
  • People who are kind to everyone around them are people who are confident in who they are.
  • Focus on building healthy habits.
  • Fitness is so much more than losing weight.
  • Health and fitness is about finding what you love and continuing to do it because of the way it makes you feel.

Takeaway

Raising girls to be healthy, confident, and not focus on their size starts from a place of love. 

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024: Why You Are So Tired with Michelle Herzog


Michelle Herzog, who is a nutritional therapist, joins Amber on the podcast today to share her holistic approach on healthcare. Michelle performs lifestyle interventions to  help women transform their mind, healthy, and body, using a 5 pillar system that she has created. After listening to this episode you will leave with actionable items to help you transform YOUR health.

Highlights

5 pillar system:

  1. Nutrition and Digestion
  2. Exercise and Movement
  3. Sleep, light, and EMF (Electromagnetic field)
  4. Testing, supplements, prescriptions, and detox.
  5. Stress perception, mindset, and energy
  • Michelle can relate to women who think “I should look and feel better than I do for all the work I put in”.
  • Once we can discover our roads blocks, we can create a plan to break through.
  • The more people you have on your team, the better off you are.
  • Health and weight are not the same things. You can “look” healthy, but not feel great.
  • It is important to provide an environment your body can thrive in.
  • Don’t be afraid to stand in your own truth.
  • There is a balance between looking good on the outside and feeling good on the inside

Take away:

It is important to take a lifestyle intervention to transform your health.

 

LINKS:

You can find out more about Michelle here 

Find out more about her 6 week coaching here

Visit Michelle’s website for a list of free offers and links to her social media

Personal link to the free 5-video mini course

 The blue-blocking glasses

The company Michelle recommend for EMF protection