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Mandy

Being active was never a thing in my life since I had my daughter. I always thought that I should devote all my time to her and therefore never made time for myself. It’s about 7 years ago when she told me that she wanted mommy to stay healthy forever, which was really a wake-up call for me, and I started to recall how active I was before I had her. With “wanting mommy to stay healthy forever” in mind, I hired a personal trainer and focused on strength training. It was not easy, but what really motivated me is the voice of this little girl. I started to train hard and pushed myself harder. Gradually, exercise has become my daily routine, and my to-do on every Sunday is to plan types of workouts for the entire week.

I find great benefits of regular exercise. It gives me the time for myself and releases the stress from my job. I also find it helps keep my thinking clearer when I am dealing with complex projects. But most importantly, my active lifestyle somewhat influences my daughter who is now very active as well. She goes to ninja warrior training three times a week. She also started to follow a much healthier diet than before. (That is correct, she said NO to burgers, candies, and pops). I still remembered the answer she gave me when I asked her what defines beauty. She said “Mom, strong is beautiful.”

Whenever the ninja girl is at her training gym, mama will be in the gym rowing, cycling, weight training, or kickboxing. I always tell people “Life is short…exercise while you still can”!

 

Brooklyne - The outdoors hold so much serenity...

 

Sarah - An opportunity for some quality family time...

 

Alnoor - I started to dabble in road cycling...

 

Drew - I love to play baseball...

 

Ava - Being active outside is fun...

 

Aisulu - Rhythmic gymnastics is gaining popularity...

 

Grayson - We got way better at skiing...

 

Christian - I love scootering...

 

Eman - I always played outside...

 

Jeff - I take a 20 minute walk...

 

Christine - Movement is medicine...

 

DougA - I like to cycle...

 

Coleen - I was in the middle of training...

 

Jason - Challenge Alberta is an excellent platform...

 

JulieK - I want to be mobile...

 

Rachel - New challenges require curiosity...

 

CJ - Bruce helps me train...

 

Karah - I found some pretty rad trails...

 

Karen - We venture out on long trail runs...

 

Jessica - I loved our family bike rides...

 

Dustin - I walk as much as possible...

 

Jillian - I love to run...

 

Lauren - Find outdoor places to skate...

 

Kenadi - Find new areas to explore...

 

Michelle - I grew restless at home...

 

Gabrielle - I love to go for walks...

 

Tara - I have always enjoyed strength training...

 

Jennifer - I really appreciate the four seasons...

 

Mackenzie - I’m no stranger to staying active...

 

Kacey - I grew up with physical activity...

 

Quinn - I love to go to the gym...

 

Michael - Adapt to what you can do...

 

Slav - I have enjoyed getting creative...

 

Jamie - I’ve been trying new activities...

 

Ashley - Staying active has been crucial...

 

Stacy - I am never sitting still...

 

David - I start with 20-minutes of Yoga...

 

Doug - Movement is life-changing...

 

Vahid - Nothing will stop Edmontonians...

 

Giselle - Find joy in small ways...

 

Dounia - I developed a love for fitness...

 

Brittany - I believe movement is medicine...

 

Councillor Knack - I started a 14-day pilates routine...

 

Julia - Edmonton has such great trails...

 

Lindsay - I would set a new goal each year...

 

Megan - Physical fitness is a way of life...

 

Candice -  This year I need a little more inspiration...

 

Megan & Adam - we have had to think outside the box...

 

Adrienne - You can run anywhere outdoors...

 

Tracy - Exercising outdoors boosts my mood...

 

Megan - Have a furry, adorable workout buddy...

 

Dia - I’ve come to embrace change...