What a day!

Whew! I just got back from The Marketing Dangerously Social Media Challenge Meetup hosted by Jonathan Christian and let me tell you I’m exhausted! From the 1.45 hour (2 buses and 1 skytrain) trek from my place downtown to Langley + the information overload + meeting LOTS of wonderful people and contacts, I’m shocked I’m not passed out in my bed! But – it was totally worth it. I am so glad I went and met all the great contacts and kind people who are more than willing to help me with my job search I was blown away with kindness. Not to mention the lovely Dr. Mélanie DesChâtelets who drove me all the way home! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Aside from all that excitement today was Day 1 of Operation Slim Down (OSD for short), and it went very well!

Breakfast consisted of my favourite breakfast of all time – OATMEAL :) If you haven’t already, please check out one of my favourite blogs Kath Eats Real Food (KERF) and check out her dedication to oatmeal. Her posts got me hooked, I foresee that you will too!

My oatmeal mix consists of:

  • 1/2 raw oats
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk + 1/2 water
  • 1/2 banana mixed in while cooking
  • Garnished with a few blueberries, the other half of the banana and a few scoops of plain non-fat organic yogurt!

After breakfast it was off in search of some coffee. Upon arriving at one of my usual coffee shop spots – I job searched a bit and came across the job I’ve literally been looking for since the idea of moving to Vancouver entered my mind – a social media job with Lululemon! It’s a digital storyteller position for someone who basically is looking to eat, sleep, breathe their brand and HELLO THAT’S ME!

So after rushing to get a cover letter together I realized that I can’t submit it right away… I need to strategize how I’m going to actually apply – and soon! I need to set myself apart from other applicants If you have any ideas PLEASE let me know – I can use all the ideas and help I can get.

I had a snack of three Ryvita crackers with organic PB and strawberry fruit spread while working on the cover letter to prep myself for Fit Test #1!

It was tough – but here’s fit test #1’s results:

Not bad considering the first round’s numbers were way lower and these numbers are close to my last round’s final numbers. :)

I made myself a spinach, goat cheese, blueberry and avocado salad while rushing to get ready. And off I went!

I had a lovely skim latte at the coffee shop where the meet-up was held to tide me over until I got home… which didn’t end up being until 10pm! I was starved and too tired to cook anything (not to mention it was so late to be eating!) so I threw together 1/2 cup of yogurt, a few sliced strawberries topped with a few chia seeds (more info to come on these nutritious puppies soon enough!) and an Ezekiel english muffin with my trusty PB & J. Whew – eating healthy and balanced is hard work! I will try to do better tomorrow.

On that note it’s late and I’m exhausted. The to-do list tomorrow consists of
1. Following up with some contacts I met this evening.
2. Figuring out a creative way to apply to Lululemon.
3. Insanity – Day #2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit + either a run or hot yoga.
4. Prepare good meals!


(I just wanted to mention that I know these posts are content heavy – and I promise I will start toning it down and keeping it simple… as soon as my photographer gets here!)



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5 responses to “What a day!

  1. Faith bowyer

    Your photographer will be there soon! :)
    Looks like you ate great food all day, I haven’t eaten breakfast yet – so now I’m starving haha.

  2. Amanda Petrie

    Yum! Food looks great :)
    YAY exciting about the job! :) I will keep thinking of ideas for you.

  3. Dayna Hackett

    Hey all,

    I met Amanda four-five years ago and this girl has been nothing but happy ever since I met her. I worked shortly for lulu myself and have known many people who have. If anyone has the ability to achieve her goals and be true to herself it is this girl.

    Amanda, all the best in the future :) You will rock this! I have faith :)


  4. Nickmao

    On Insanity sheet it’s said that 2 legs on switch kicks are 1 rep. Have you done 65? Or you changed your legs 4 times per second?

    • Hey Nick! I think I actually did 65 here, I liked to count my reps with each kick for that exercise. Four kicks per second would actually BE INSANITY! Let me know how you progress – I’d love to help in any way I can :)

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