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Keeping On-Track

Thank-you to everyone who left comments on my Lululemon hire-me campaign post! I feel so loved, you are all far too kind!

I feel like everyday for the past while has been a complete blur! I meet new people who are willing to help me on my journey everyday – and most of the time they are people I meet at random! It’s amazing the people and connections you can make when you are positive and confident in what you want. I haven’t heard back from Lululemon thus far. However, I did speak to someone in the HR department who now has my resume and am in contact with another person who might be able to get my resume passed along! All I know is that I’m keeping up my positivity and keeping on track with my goals! (<– That’s my key to success people – If I can do it – so.can.you!)

I will keep you updated!

Operation Slim-Down (OSD)
 is still on track! Breakfast was the same-ol’-wonderful-same before packing up and heading to a new coffee shop to do some work. This place was Arbutus Coffee (circa early 1900’s I believe!) and was super cute and smelled AMAZING. I actually had to leave because I was going to give in and buy a baked good (which no doubt would have been incredible) and fail at self-control. I won myself over and moved onto the next lovely cafe! :)

I then went boot shopping! I know I should not be shopping for anything because I’m JOBLESS – but honestly my boots that I’ve been wearing now have holes in the sides and the bottoms now = unwearable. Thus the hunt was on – and I found some amazing deals. I got two pairs of boots (both walk-a-ble!) for $80 when full price they would have been $230! Is that a good find or what? 

By this time I was starving and was right next to Choices (or Whole Foods – same chain!) so I went in to get some lunch. I have to admit that the fact that this city has healthy options as take-out at local grocery stores basically makes me want to live here for that reason alone. Halifax needs to step it up! I’ve been following my favourite fitness and food bloggers who live in the USA for a long time now and was always jealous of the fact that they had access to an affordable health-foods grocery store – it makes me smile every time I walk into it knowing that I now can too!

They have this wonderful “hot foods bar” where you can literally put whatever you want in a container or a bowl (take-out or eat-in) and they simply weigh it and that’s how they figure out the cost! It’s amazing and I might become addicted to it… This was my combination today: bean and veggie medley, raw spinach, a spoonful of wheat berries, a few garlic artichokes, 5 cubes of feta, edamame, 5 cubes of sesame tofu and some kale on top! It was delicious and I was so full!

Since I was in the area – I obviously had to have a non-fat latte from 49th Parallel! (Follow them on Twitter – @49thParallel)  They have amazing coffee and it reminds me of TIBS, so for good reason it is my favourite place to get lattes! :)

I then spent the next few hours doing a lot of work trying to email contacts and reached the point that I had enough – it was time to go home! I had a snack and was going to do Insanity 2.3 and then try to make it to 8pm hot yoga but was so tired I had to have a nap. The nap turned into an hour and by the time I finished Cardio Power and Resistance it was past 8pm!

I have to admit that I found it painful to even walk today I am that sore from starting Insanity again. On that note I am going to re-adjust my goals to stick with Insanity first and foremost and incorporate running and yoga into my schedule once my body tells me it’s ready. The key to any fitness program is listening to what your body is telling you!

Late dinner consisted of a spinach salad with strawberries, goat cheese, a few walnuts for protein and a few drops of feta oregano dressing! Dessert consisted of an apple with a side of organic PB – YUM!

On an exciting note, my best friend and amazing photographer Faith Bowyer (<– check out her stuff!) is coming to stay with me tomorrow… because she’s MOVING HERE TOO! I’m so excited you have no idea. We’ve been dreaming of this point in our lives since we were in elementary school – watch out Vancouver you’ve got two very ambitious and passionate ladies in your mists!

What do you do to keep yourself on track with your goals?



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Goal: To be hired by lululemon.


I will be a part of the lululemon social media team. 

By: ­­­April , 2011

Name: Amanda

Why is this my goal?

I want to work for lululemon because I am passionate about “creating components for people to live a longer, healthier, more fun life.” (lululemon’s mission) I have learned how to set personal health and fitness goals over the past few years and because of the support and education I received from the people around me – I’ve achieved them!

Once I set one goal, I achieved it and found myself setting a new one! Before I knew it the process of setting and achieving goals became so integrated into my life I do it on a daily basis without thinking twice about it. I never dreamed I would be able to run a 10k, but I have and now I’m aiming for a half marathon! The thought of practicing yoga and realizing all its benefits never even crossed my mind as an option – but now I LOVE it!

I have to admit that lululemon’s manifesto has inspired me to be the best person I can be, for me and no one else. I believe that nourishing the body, mind and soul are vital in order to live a happy, fulfilling and successful life and that you can achieve anything you put your mind to!

How am I so sure? I’ve been living it!


Now what?

Now, it’s my goal to be a part of a team and movement to create the support to give back this health mentality. Sometimes people just need a little inspiration in order to find the strength within to create that positive change leading them towards a happier more fulfilling life. It’s possible; anything is possible! I want to be a part of creating the ability for change.

 How might you ask am I going to achieve this goal? I must work for the best company out there doing exactly what I love to do of course!

 Work with lululemon!


As the organized, goal oriented person I am, the process must be clearly thought about and broken down into steps!

Step One: Applying – Check!

After applying for the digital storyteller position with the lululemon Social Media Team, I thought that if this is a goal I want to achieve (and yes it scares and excites me!) I need to make it happen!

Step Two: Using social media to make an impact – Check!

Welcome to my blog! :)

Step Three: Show the social media team what I’m made of! – Check!

This is where you come in! I could sit here and talk about myself until I’m blue in the face (Not good. Breathing deeply is important!). Or I could tweet about how much I love lululemon all day long (A little too much don’t you think?)!


I could get the people who know me personally to be a testament that I do indeed embody the lululemon mission and live the elements of its manifesto without conscious thought!

I’ve submitted the cover letter and resume. I’ve set my 1 year, 3 year and 10 year goals. And I’ve integrated the manifesto into my life. I’m already up on top of social media, know how to follow trends, have a degree in strategic communications and most importantly refuse to work for a company whose mission isn’t closely related to my personal one. I know I can do a great, better than great, job for lululemon – I just need the opportunity to prove I can!

This is where YOU come in! I’ve explained what, why and how I want to work for lululemon and I’ve used my expert social media skills to get you here now I need some feedback!

Your mission is to comment on this blog post telling the lululemon social media team how well I’d fit into their team! Responses can include, but are not limited to giving wonderful examples of how I am:

· A goal setter
· Self-aware, possessing a desire for constant self improvement
· Someone who actively lives and breathes the lululemon culture and lifestyle
· Intrinsically motivated and passionate
· Empathetic and approachable
· Outgoing, energetic, upbeat and FUN

Hire Me!


What do you think? Can you help me prove to lululemon I have the ambition, ability and skills to be a part of their exciting social media team?


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