Amanda Buse

Approaching the holidays

I am getting excited about the approaching holidays and the opportunities to share new foods and interesting recipes with friends and family!  I love being able to share healthy food that tastes good!  It's the best way to get people to realize that being healthy doesn't mean eating food that tastes like cardboard.  Living a healthy lifestyle isn't a prison sentence to bad tasting food, severe restrictions, and a strict workout regimen.  When you find the nurturing lifestyle that best suits you, then you are actually free to do the things you love and enjoy your life.  So let's stop the insanity.  Stop dieting and torturing yourself.  Stop counting calories, carbs, steps, and realize that the way to get healthier isn't a giant math equation. The best thing you can do is to learn how to eat real food.  It's so simple and we make it so complicated.  I truly hope this holiday season that you enjoy meals with friends and family that are nutritious and delicious.  Food should be both!

Amanda Buse

Change

So change can feel overwhelming, right?  Sometimes I refer to it as the "C" word like it is something bad that I shouldn't speak out loud.  What I have come to realize though is that change is all in your perspective. If you think something is insurmountable, then it probably will be.  If you believe that you can achieve, then the possibilities are endless. Oh things will still seem difficult along the way from time to time. But if you can persevere, then that is true strength. I'm not talking about perseverance as gritting it out or just getting by. There is so much personal growth from going through difficult circumstances rather than trying to escape them.  Embrace the challenges.  You can have confidence that they will make you stronger.  We should learn from our past because it helps to shape the future.  So when I look back over the years, I am amazed at how things have worked out.  The changes that I thought were so devastating back then have led me to the place where I am now.  And I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.  

Amanda Buse

New Beginnings

Today is the day!  There is no time like the present to begin your wellness journey.  I have been on one of my own for quite some time and each step is so rewarding.  I could not have done it without the support of others and I can't wait to pay it forward.  If you are looking for someone who understands how debilitating pain can be, or how frustrating it is to lose weight, and how it feels to not participate in activities that you love because of your health, then please reach out to me.  I have been there.  I would love to share with you the knowledge I have gained on my wonderful, crazy, beautiful journey back to health.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  You just have to take the first step...