I’m Amanda – a twenty something Kiwi (New Zealander), with a love for moving (keeping active), loving (the life you live and the people you have in it) and eating (mostly healthy foods, with a HUGE sweet tooth). Hence the name of the blog & website being Move Love Eat 😉 I am also a qualified Personal Trainer!
I have always enjoyed running and netball, however other exercise eluded me until 2011 when I joined Twitter and met a few lovely ladies with similar goals (at the time; loosing a bit of weight and getting fit). Being a part of this community helped to cement some solid habits and form a love of exercise.
I joined an all-female circuit gym and began running semi-regularly, I didn’t really do too much food wise and managed to drop a little weight but soon began to get very bored with the same routine every day in the gym.
I soon began to realise that if I wanted to make any headway I needed to stop eating the crap I was eating, which was inevitably making me feel very tired and therefore not feel like doing any exercise at night (I have never been a morning person, despite having erratic attempts at trying to be one).
I have since joined a ‘real’ gym and once I got over the dauntingness (yes I know, it’s not a real word, but in this case I think it applies) that comes with not knowing what you’re doing at a gym, I fell in love with working out.
I have found a love of lifting heavy and am officially a powerlifter (something I would’ve laughed at a couple of years back if anyone suggested it!) and know for a FACT that lifting doesn’t make women bulky. With PB’s (Personal Bests, not peanut butter!), of over 2.5x body weight for squat, over 3x body weight for my deadlift and a little over body weight bench press, you can find out more about my Powerlifting Journey Here.
Fast forward to more recent times and I am much more knowledgeable with nutrition side of the healthy living equation (I am a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach) and attempt to tame my wild sweet tooth with clean ingredients rather than processed crap (most of the time!). I am also a qualified Personal Trainer who runs Wanganui Bootcamp with my partner and a Metafit Coach
I lost over 13 Kilo’s and then put a few back on (muscle not fat, one reason why living by the scales sucks – don’t fall into that trap!). I am feeling A LOT more comfortable in my body and am starting to build some muscle, WOOP!
This blog is a wrap up of the things I find amusing, exciting and also downright frustrating in the health, fitness and well-being industry as well as some random musings to do with the things I love in life (travel is near the top of this list, so is living your life to the fullest every day and a splash of personal finance – I am a qualified Chartered Accountant as well).
I love hearing from readers; whether it be to help motivate each other, vent our frustrations or to share our stories so please do comment, like and share our posts both here on the blog and on the various social media websites we are active on or just drop me an e-mail
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