When you're short on time, there's nothing like the convenience of getting in a good workout at home. I'm all about living a healthy lifestyle that also fits into a busy lifestyle. Whether you're building up the confidence to get to a gym, short on time, or just saving money, here are two of my … Continue reading Sweating From Home 💪🏼
Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Where Do I Begin?
"Hey Amanda! Any advice for someone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle?" I get messages like this all the time. Honestly, it's hard to know how to respond. 😮 Every body is different, so what works for one person, may not work well for someone else (i.e., intermittent fasting, keto, macro counting, running, etc.). … Continue reading Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Where Do I Begin?
So you want to eat healthier, but also want to stick to your budget? I hear ya! Check out my list of "Grocery Go-To's!" Most of these items can be found at Aldi. Typically, I pick a few items from each category to put together balanced meals for the week. I definitely do not buy … Continue reading Grocery Go-To’s
Amanda’s Evening Routine
One of my most popular blog posts is my morning routine. That said, a productive morning typically begins with an intentionally spent evening! Having an evening routine helps me relax, make time for what's important, and fall asleep with a clear, peace-filled mind. My evenings vary depending on if Dan and I have somewhere to be, but … Continue reading Amanda’s Evening Routine
Meditation, Devotions, and How in the World Do You Read the Bible?
What if you could have daily access to a source of worth that you didn't have to strive or work for? To unshakable confidence? To joy day-in and day-out? To wisdom in every situation? To peace no matter what adversity is before you? To unconditional love that in turn helps you to love and forgive … Continue reading Meditation, Devotions, and How in the World Do You Read the Bible?
What’s In My Gym Bag
Keeping your gym bag stocked with all the necessities saves time and makes it easier to get that workout done without any excuses. As you prepare for the week ahead, set yourself up to crush all your workouts by loading your bag up with all your essentials. Not sure where to start? Here are some … Continue reading What’s In My Gym Bag
I grew up attending a Lutheran church with my family. We believed in God, but the concept of a “relational, personal God” was foreign. Upon entering junior high, my sense of worth began to revolve around what I looked like. My self-esteem plummeted. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, anorexia, at the age of … Continue reading My Testimony
“Before God builds the dream, He builds the dreamer.”
It's important to remember that Jesus didn’t necessarily say, “Pick up your cross and follow the dream,” but he said, “Pick up your cross and follow me (Matthew 16:24).” I think sometimes when God gives us a dream, we get so fixated upon it that we begin to tie our sense of worth into fulfilling … Continue reading “Before God builds the dream, He builds the dreamer.”
Tips to Manage Stress Naturally
In the past (and let's be honest, I'm still working on this), I've been notorious for taking on too much, and because of that, frequently experience stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. That said, challenges are a part of life. No matter how much margin for rest or balance you create, some stress-inducing situations are unavoidable. … Continue reading Tips to Manage Stress Naturally
A Strong Body With a Sick Mindset Still Isn’t Healthy: Exercise
The number one question I receive is for advice for those who have struggled with an eating disorder, and are now working to develop a healthy mindset towards exercise (or food, but that will be another blog post). Most would agree exercise is a healthy, necessary habit. But for those who've struggled with an eating … Continue reading A Strong Body With a Sick Mindset Still Isn’t Healthy: Exercise