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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.

Abs have never looked so bright

98. Catching the Wave

Several weeks ago, I started typing a blog post. It was the first of the year…it was to be an...

97. Pulling the Emergency Brake

My silence here has been purposeful. There’s a heavy drape of shame and guilt and disgust I’ve placed upon my...

Miles Challenge Begins with Family Bike Ride

96. Fall Miles Challenge & No Excuses

This photograph began to appear in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago. My first reaction was, “Wow, she is...

Surfs Up

95. Trying Something New “Yoga & Surf”

Life feels rich, vibrant, and terrifying when I’m trying something new.                  ...

When park play is tough, work out at home!

94. Stopping the Drums and Hiding the Scale

My toddler, Nora, is at an age where things are either matter-of-fact or pure magic. There’s no grey area…it’s black...

93. Peach Cobbler & 100 Summer Miles

For every fresh zucchini that I snap off of the gigantic stalks in our garden, there is an ice cream...

92. Summer Miles Challenge: 50 Miles in 5 Weeks!

I’ve logged 50 miles in the first 5 weeks of the Recreation Fitness “Summer Miles Challenge” (50.82, to be exact)....

91. Kids & Messy House…Why not a 5k?

Both girls are sick today.  All three of us are short on sleep and even shorter on patience.  The house...

90. Replacing Mindless Eating with Purposeful Movement

These past few weeks have brought an avalanche of unwelcome news. Some beloveds have dearly departed and others have received...

89. Breaking the Overeating Guilt Cycle

I am as comfortable with feeling guilty about eating as I am with simply eating.  Whenever I draw an imaginary...

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