Wiivv was lucky enough to work with Amanda on our most recent photo shoot. After hearing her story and how much she enjoyed our product, we just had to feature her. Here is Amanda's story:
GROWING UP I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AN ACTIVE KID
As a youngster, I was involved in school sports and horseback riding. As I got older, I developed a passion for weight lifting (See: The 8 Laws of Lifting Bigger and Better), which has now become a pillar in my active lifestyle. This has brought me to work with fantastic brands like Wiivv.
I'M NOT ONE TO SHY AWAY FROM CHALLENGES
I can’t say that I’m very competitive, but I always want to give everything I do 100%, and leave nothing on the table. So, back in 2010 when I decided I needed to make a drastic change to my lifestyle and self-image – and after unintentionally gaining over 25 pounds – I decided it was time.
The decision was life-changing. I joined boot camp, I increased how frequently I was exercising, I gained confidence and I began to believe in myself and that anything and everything was possible as long as you put in the work.
EVENTUALLY BOOT CAMP WASN’T ENOUGH
I like challenges and I needed something else. I decided to run the Vancouver Sun Run twice, I competed in Femsport (a women’s only strength and fitness challenge), I’ve joined a fitness team and have competed twice as a bikini athlete. I tried kick boxing and I started to hike actively around Vancouver. Since 2010, I’ve lost a total of 40 pounds and have gained so much confidence and a new sense of respect for my body and how it preforms. Most importantly, I’ve learned to recognize how important it is to take care of myself. (See: Running for Weight Loss)
THIS IS WHY I GOT INVOLVED WITH WIIVV
My body gets put through the ringer week in and week out, and I need to make sure I take care of it. Wiivv helps me do that. They give me the extra support I need to take on 18km hikes, to hit the gym 6 days a week and to help me deal with the wear and tear of everyday life, pain free!
We always emphasize how important it is to take care of, and maintain our “stuff”, but why shouldn’t we put in the same amount of time and effort to take care of and maintain our feet? My feet are tools that help me achieve my personal goals and I am not willing to compromise my ability to take on the next challenge because I’m not doing everything I can to take care of myself. Thankfully I’ve found the right product with Wiivv. They allow me to keep going and to continue to dream big and aim high.
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