Today, we are joined by Simply Manders. Amanda started as a CrossFit athlete and quickly fell in love with nutrition. She segued into nutrition coaching and currently works at Black Iron Nutrition. Amanda has a significant social media following and believes in creating accessible health-related content. In this episode, we learn about the work Amanda has done to cultivate a beautiful relationship with herself. This profound self-love has had cascading effects in all aspects of her life and led her to find her current boyfriend, Austin. We talk about this healthy, nurturing relationship that has changed Amanda’s life in numerous ways. This positive partnership has been especially great for Amanda in light of her mental health struggles. She frequently shares her battles with her online audience. While it has not been easy to be vulnerable publicly, it has been greatly rewarding. Through sharing her mental health battles, she hopes to contribute to the growing culture of empowerment and creation of an open dialogue around the topic. Amanda is an inspiring, authentic person so you don’t want to miss out on today’s show.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Chrystal’s recent bounce back from a negative dip and what she learned from it.
- Today’s small woman-owned business is a natural beauty company, Roses and Azalea.
- Amanda’s current goals, gratitude, and badassery.
- Why it is important for Amanda to create accessible, delicious recipes.
- Fat & Weird Cookies: Amanda’s take and her favorite flavors.
- What Amanda thinks about online negativity and how she filters it out.
- It all starts with self-love: why loving yourself first is the key to attracting healthy relationships.
- How Amanda reached a place where she was able to enter into a positive relationship.
- Learn more details about Amanda and Austin’s relationship.
- Why it is important to Amanda to share her mental health struggles online.
- A lesson Amanda has taken from therapy: don’t go down an overthinking rabbit hole!
- In relationships, it is important to communicate and clarify your trigger points.
“Happiness, it’s a decision. It’s a state of mind. And even when shit is going down around you, it’s possible to stay in a positive state.” — @Xtal_Rose [0:02:20]
“If you don’t truly love yourself, it’s a lot easier to get, unfortunately, involved in unhealthy relationships or not stand up for yourself.” — @simplymander [0:17:55]
“I didn’t want people to think that I was this perfect person.” — @simplymander [0:25:55]
“As somebody that truly struggles with anxiety and depression, it is not something you want to have or want to get attention for. But as I started going to therapy up here, I really started to make a lot of progress that I hadn’t in the past.” — @simplymander [0:27:21]
“You’re not responsible for your initial two seconds of thought but you are responsible for how you think about it after.” — @simplymander [0:32:25]