Month: September 2019

Teaching Young Women About Body Positivity featured by top US macro expert, Amber of Biceps After Babies

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 of Max Lucado’s “You are Special” and applying it to our lives. (7:03)
  • Concept – we look at ourselves and our lives thru “dirty lenses” (16:37)
  • Difference between an ornament and a tool and how this applies to our body (19:32)
  • Body Positivity is more than accepting your body – it is realizing that you are more than your body (22:59)
  • Objectification and what it means to practice self-objectification (25:14)

Takeaway on Body Positivity

Body Positivity is more than just looking in the mirror and liking what you see.  It is viewing your body as a tool that is capable of greatness and realizing that you are more than your body.

Your purpose is not ornamental, your purpose is to accomplish and achieve.

When you can view your body in this light, you are no longer defined by how you look, but rather at what you can do. 

Note: materials and concepts were used from the following sources: 

Beauty Redefined

“You are Special” by Max Lucado

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. If you want long term results you need to have a healthy long term perspective and that comes down to how you speak about yourself and your goals.

“The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of the questions that you ask.”

How to Ask Better Questions on your Fitness Journey Highlights: 

  • What does it mean to ask good questions? Sometimes, it means taking a step back or getting a coach to help you see what is right in front of you. (5:40)
  • How to change negative questions into positive questions (9:55)
  • What are presuppositions and how to use them to help rather than hinder you (11:06)
  • How to avoid closed statements and turn them into positive questions (17:59)

How to Ask Better Questions on your Fitness Journey Takeaway: 

How you talk to yourself matters. When you ask yourself a question with a negative connotation, you will automatically look for all the reasons to support that negative thought. But, when you can look for ways to flip those questions so that they predict success – then you set yourself up for success.

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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. As a PhD holder – in Economics no less – Linda is an incredibly intelligent woman and to hear her breakdown what it takes to have sustainable weight loss is very enlightening.  

 

Highlights of the Podcast Episode: 

  • Living in north central North Dakota, protein rich and Macro friendly foods aren’t readily available, but she still makes it work by planning. (8:00)
  • Macros is very much like economics – how is this going to fit into your budget? (15:52)
  • Affirmations and Positive Self-talk are such powerful tools (20:50)
  • Quitting and Starting again will not get you there any faster (25:58)
  • Counting Macros does not mean you do sugar-free or low fat if it is important to you to have the “real food” (30:39)
  • Stop going into things thinking “I’m going to fail” (32:54)
  • You don’t have to sacrifice what you love to achieve your goals (37:36)

Takeaway of the Podcast Episode: 

No matter where you are, or where you have come from, you can always choose to start again today. And the best way to start again is to talk to yourself like you really value yourself – like you would talk to a best friend. The mind has great power and channeling positivity into that power is going to make a world of difference because you start to believe the things you are telling yourself.

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