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My name is Amanda and I'm 26 years old. I have a beautiful son named Nolan who turns 5 in October, a beautiful daughter named Julia who just turned 2 in April, and an amazing husband who I've been married to for 6 1/2 years. My goal is to enjoy a healthier lifestyle so that hopefully my children will do the same. I just need a little help staying motivated, which is where this comes in.

I completed my first 10K last June. I signed up with a friend who didn't train as much as I did and didn't want to outrun her since we signed up to do it together. So I didn't go as fast as I could have, but we had fun. It was a mud run so the whole thing was through the mud, our clothes and shoes were wet the whole time and we had to climb walls and other obstacles. All in all, I'm proud of how I did. I finished in an hour and 43 minutes and had a blast! Doing it again this year by myself to try for an hour and a half.

Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,385

My Goals:
I want to live a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well, exercising, and losing some weight so that I can set a good example for my kids.
For the first time in my life I think I'm able to consider myself a runner. I never thought that would be possible because I have asthma, but here I am.

My Program:
I'm trying to eat healthier- this is hard for me, but I'm getting there. I just LOVE dessert and all types of sweets!
I have started jogging. That's something I never thought I would do (or be able to do with my asthma). My goal is to jog 3 times a week. I also do strength training exercises with dumbbells 3 times a week.

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I am from Southern California and love it here! We moved to LA county 4 years ago and it's awesome... everything is so close I find myself walking to the store (when it's not too hot out). It's great! I made an end-of-2007 resolution to walk rather than drive whenever possible. I've kind of gotten away from this- I need to get back to it.

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

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    LOL!!! Oh my!! we are neighbors I'm on the other side of the 605 in El Monte..heheheh!! Where do you run? There is a very nice simple trail in duarte near the royal oaks's only 3 miles but this where I love to walk :O) or ride. Blessings to You and thanks for sharing your has inspired me!! emoticon
    2774 days ago
    I'm from the San Gabriel valley. I got injured in January of this yr, I inflamed my rt hip joint over doing it on the treadmill. My dr wasn't much help he told me to not exercise until I was pain free and kicked me out of his office! With 3 little ones and a busy schedule I just haven't gone back to see him. I only get pain after walking on the treadmill. outdoor walking or bike riding is not painful so that is what I do for exercise. There is a lindora center near me in Monrovia but I've always thought it was to expensive but I could be wrong. I was 110 when I got married 12 yrs ago ;0( I would be really happy at 130 or 125. I've done weight watchers in the past and I'm currently doing a meal replacement protein shake I got at wholefoods. I'm really motivated and I know that I can do this. U inspire me since u understand the struggle of "the last four pounds" once u are "not that big" it seems like ur body just doesn't want to get any smaller! Sorry i'm venting! Glad to have read ur blog!!! Wow!! 115!! that is awesome!!

    2775 days ago
    WOW!!! You went from 135 to 115!!! that is amazing. I've been telling myself that I CAN"T LOSE WEIGHT...but seeing your page makes me think that I can!! :O)

    How long did it take to get from 135 to 115? How tall are you? OMG I have so many questions!! I'm from LA too :O) I'm 5'3 and been stuck in the 140's for too long..also baby weight :O) My baby is now 2!!!

    How did Lindora work out?? You have inspired me today :O) Thanks!
    2775 days ago
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    thanks for my goodie!! im feeling much better now :) have a great weekend...keep up the hard work!!
    2946 days ago
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    hey mama!! great job on the running! how are you doing? i cant believe how much weight youve lost already,'ll be at goal weight in no time. emoticon have a fantastic day :)
    2969 days ago
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