Name: Amber Zuckswert
Amber’s seems as though her body was sculpted by the great Michelangelo himself. She is a modern dancer, model, traveler, instructor, and blogger who has recently starter her own online Virtual Pilates workout program. This is what makes me so unbelievably happy – to find people that have a passion, and that are working extremely hard to monetize what they are passionate about AND make a positive difference in peoples lives. In this interview, I ask Amber three simple questions that will immediately get you on the path to living a healthier and much happier life.
I am inspired to eat healthier, cook more, and make my mind, body, and spirit a high priority, just like my startup company is a priority. Thanks so much for your inspiration Amber!
Here’s a summary of our interview:
As an entrepreneur, I’m used to eating Ramen Noodles. What are some beginner tips to eating healthy on a budget?
The most important first step is to get processed foods out of your diet. Go to a Farmer’s Market and find (relatively cheap) fruits and vegetables. This means that you’re going to have to learn how to cook, and spend time cooking, but this only benefits you because you have to take care of your body. By eating healthier, you will be much more alert, much more energized, and be able to push yourself longer and harder when you need it.
Most people work hard during the day, come home to eat dinner, watch Lost, and then go to sleep. What advice can you give to motivate yourself to scheduling a daily workout routine?
In order to be better at work, you have to take care of your body. Take an hour from your day and make sure you dedicate it to working out. Amber recommends working out before work, because if you try to work out after work, you’re going too be too exhausted to work out.
The most important thing is to stay inspired: work out with a friend or coworker; take classes at the gym to work out in a group setting and make it fun. If you hate running on a treadmill, don’t run on a treadmill!!! Do what feel right and feels fun. You’ll stay motivated longer and be healthier because of it.
Don’t wait until “tomorrow”; there will always be a tomorrow. You have to do it now and you will feel so much better because of it.
Starting a business is very stressful. What tips can you give a young entrepreneur to take the stress levels down and be healthier spiritually?
The biggest thing is to focus on the present. Businesses can be a lot of hard work, but you don’t have to carry around the stressful baggage of startups everywhere you go. If you’re with your girlfriend out to dinner, BE at dinner with your girlfriend. There is no need for you to think about the company or check your emails during dinner. Take the time to enjoy the moment because you deserve it.
Recommended recipe from Amber:
- 1 cup sprouted or soaked buckwheat
- 8 soaked dates
- 1 apple
- 2 Tbl shredded coconut
- fresh cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Put everything in a blender or food processor, or Champion juicer with blank.
Adjust the ingredients to your taste.
You can add bananas or other soaked dried fruit and nuts.
This kinda makes an oatmeal like breakfast. I also will add almond milk to top it off! Buckwheat is a great alternative to wheat or oats because it’s actually a seed! High in protein 😀