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Springing Main Challenge

Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Welcome to the new challenge! We will be welcoming in spring and summer during this challenge....plenty of time to get close to the gals on your team! Let's focus on building connections for this first week. Post a blog (or share with your team) a little something about yourself. You can include things such as your name, age, marriage status, children, profession, favorite workout, favorite thing to do for fun, favorite food, quirky things about yourself, where you live, why you struggle with weight issues, what helps you stay motivated....there is no limit to what you can share! Shake things up a bit and share pictures with your team or in a blog that mean something to you. Also, feel free to post your facebook, myfitnesspal, fitbit, etc. pages so we can all connect in other ways as well!"

So here goes: My name's Amanda and I live in north central Kansas. I'm 25 years old, and have worked as the curator of a museum for a little over a year now. I lived in Ireland for a year and a half so it's safe to say it's my favorite place on earth! I've struggled with my weight all of my adult life (and much of my childhood) so I'm here to finally put an end to that. I'm not as focused on the number on the scale as I am on being healthy: not getting winded walking up stairs or around town, not having fat rolls even when standing, etc. I like Chalene Johnson's Turbo Fire workout, but I struggle with making time to do my workout. Hopefully this challenge will help keep me accountable and get me into a routine to help with these lifestyle changes!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REVIVED 2/22/2013 8:37PM

    nice to meet you

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RYDERB 2/22/2013 2:46PM

    Great introduction Amanda! I love that the number on the scale isn't the most important part of your journey. Getting healthy should be the priority and we need to celebrate all of our NSVs!
This season is going to be so much fun.
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NUMI1987 2/21/2013 4:48PM

    Nice meeting all of you, too! Can't wait for the rest of the challenge!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/21/2013 10:46AM

    Hi Amanda ... I am Christine and sounds like you are having a fun life ! Let's do this and feel better about ourselves !! Go bahama mama's !


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CHERYLANDERICA 2/21/2013 10:11AM

    Nice to meet you! I am also jealous you have been to Ireland! My mom and her cousin visited a few years back and met some distant cousins and saw where their great grandfather grew up. My mom said it is the most wonderful place on earth, and she has been several places! I look forward to getting to know you during the challenge!

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DEZZIEJAMES 2/20/2013 8:30AM

    So very nice to get to know you better Amanda. I'm still jealous of your time in Ireland!! emoticon

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NUMI1987 2/18/2013 8:45PM

    Ah, I'm so jealous!! We're going to London, Paris, and Rome this summer, but no Ireland this time. Say hi to the Emerald Isle for me!!

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JCARDINAL 2/18/2013 3:22PM

    Hi Amanda!! I'm going back to Ireland in May!! I had such a fantastic time the last trip that I can't wait to go back. That gives me something to work for. I want to not get winded walking for miles and climbing castle stairs. emoticon

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NUMI1987 2/17/2013 11:01PM

    Thanks! Good luck to you as well! emoticon I think you're the first Kansan I've seen on here - glad to know I'm not the only one!

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DJPERAZA 2/17/2013 10:07PM

    Good luck with your goals during the challenge!!! You can do it!!! It's great to see that another Bahama mama is from Kansas. I live in Southeast Kansas!

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