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Amber’s Journey

Hello, my name is Amber and I am an avid fit camper who joined Recreation Fitness in 2011 shortly after the birth of my first child. Oft feeling frenzied and bored in the gym, prone to back injuries from poor form in a typical class-setting, and longing for fresh air and a community-approach towards a healthy lifestyle, the camaraderie and dynamics of Recreation Fitness have been a perfect match for my goals.

Weight has been a constant struggle since childhood and yo-yo dieting and exercise injuries have been familiar companions for 20+ years. I seek to embrace a vibrant lifestyle, not merely hit a number on the scale.

My blog reveals the daily victories, small shifts in my approach to food, fitness and self-care necessary to transform my mind & body… all the while, mothering two little girls.

To read this journey from the beginning, please start here.

8. Exercising and Sundaes in the Lion’s Den

I am in the mouths of lions when I’m at my dad’s.  There are fridge compartments bursting with cheeses, rich...

7. Moving in the Evergreens

The hilly streets of Seattle have been my outdoor playground for several days.  It has been a welcome respite from...

6. Hang Time with my Loves

I am not the only one working on my upper-body strength.  Here we are at Irvine’s “Great Park of Orange...

5. Slurping “Green Gold”

A snazzy email arrives once a week from Fit Camp, entitled  “Tips of the Week.” They are are always packed...

4. Celebrating my “New Normal”

Hosting bbq’s and parties has always meant delicious savory and sweet treats arrive in the loving hands of friends and...

3. Pregnancy Tests & Puddles, Oh My!

Nora’s face captures today perfectly!  This is a few hours after “the news.”  We are enjoying a wet, but action-packed,...

2. “Let’s Take This Outside”: First Workout of the Year

Ah, so here we are…Nora and I…at the park for our first (of many) workouts in the park.  I have...

1. Momentum in the New Year

The past two years have held some beautiful life changes: Pregnancy…   Becoming a family of three… And now, with...

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