Hello! My name is Amanda and I am 32 years old. I have been happily married to Max for the past 9 years and together we have a beautiful three year old daughter named Ella. I teach high school English, and I am not entirely sure that I would ever like to do anything else!
My weight loss and better health journey began September 2010, when I decided to have Lap-band surgery. It was the best decision I ever made. My Lap-band is not a crutch, it is a tool. It helps me control how much food I put in my body, but not WHAT food I put in my body, so I have got to continue to make healthy decisions. My Lap-band also does not do my workouts for me…I do them myself. I have reconnected with the runner inside, and realized what a great and wonderful feeling it is to move my body. I am right at the half-way point in my weight loss. I have lost 65 pounds and I have about that amount to go. I hit the dreaded plateau, and need some encouragement and motivation. I found that in Ben Davis and The Do Life Movement. I love where my life is headed. I am currently signed up for 5 races, one of which will be my first half-marathon.