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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.

88. Fresh Faces

There are some fresh new faces making us sweat and laugh at the park. These trainers are setting our buns, arms,...

87. Making Exercise a Family Affair

How have I made exercise a family affair?  It’s been a long long road…and it’s still under construction. Ten years...

86. Pre-Pregnancy Weight & Healthy Vacation

After committing to outdoor fitness and healthy food choices for the past seven months, I am proud to say I’m...

85. On Being Obese & Mending the Albatross

The negative health affects of being obese have fallen heavy upon my shoulders and mind lately. I have been watching...

84. Creating a Rainbow Palette

It’s both beautiful and daunting to be the person most responsible for creating your child’s palate…nurturing their love of a vibrant...

83. March Madness

If you want to know why my smile is so bright this morning, watch this video. Bringing my two children...

82. Heart on Fire

I’m in it lately.  In the zone.  I feel this hunger to be fit.  Zealous dedication to fitting in my...

81. Watermelons in Underwear

How do I know that working out regularly with Recreation Fitness is changing my body? Because this morning, after slinging...

80. Superbowl Blues

Two hungry men fell into mini-states of depression this afternoon.  When football-watching folk think Superbowl, the helmets clash and the...

79. Sunset Serenade

Last night, I arrived to fit camp and this sunset was splashing across the sky. I had left two sick...

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