This year is all about me, my health and fitness, and building my own business as a Beachbody Coach. Here I want to post about my fitness journey as it continues (it is always a work in progress no matter how fit I get) and about learning to take on an independent business and making it work for me.
To introduce myself, let me tell you a little about my fitness interests, my diet, and my life passions.
Right now, I'm training for my first full marathon (26.2 miles) which is happening on February 3rd. Clearly that means there's a lot of running in my training schedule, but I actually mostly cross-train using Insanity: Asylum, a Beachbody program that I love! I finished Insanity (the original) a year ago and it made such a difference in my body and my fitness level I have kept with Shaun T and his programs. I also love weightlifting and will be getting back into that once the marathon is over.
As for my diet, I am a vegan. That means no meat and no animal byproducts whatsoever (so no cheese, no milk, no butter, no eggs, etc.). Yes, I get enough protein and iron and vitamins. In fact, I feel healthier and happier as a vegan than I ever did as an omnivore. It's been almost 4 years since I started on a vegan diet and I love it. I'll post more about it later for those of you who are interested.
As for life outside of food and fitness, I am passionate about the well-being of today's youth and am hoping to embark on a new life journey soon in a graduate program. My background is in psychology and I have an interest in policy and school systems. On a less academic note, I just love life! Travel is very important to me and I go on trips whenever I can to visit friends and explore new places.
OK, that's enough for now. Stay tuned as I document the ups and downs, challenges and successes, and many lessons I learn as I move forward with my fitness and business journey.
I'm Amanda K; lover of fitness, sweets, veggies, adventure, travel, and happiness.