Hello! My name is Miranda and I was chosen to be the ambassador for the Ridge’s 20 Pound Challenge.

First a little about me. I was born and raised right here in the Gallatin Valley. I have been married to my wonderful husband for two and a half years now. Both of our families live here as well. I work in accounting, which means long days sitting. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, it’s just doesn’t help the weight. Which leads me to why I am here now.miranda_before

My biggest motivation for joining this group is I need to lose weight, period.  When you break it down though, there is so much more to it.

My husband and I are considering starting a family.  I know that being healthy will help us with that.  I want to be able to run and play with my family, present and future.

Another huge motivator is my health in general. Health issues are always in the back of my mind. Thankfully, I have not been faced with any major problems due to my weight. I know that if I do nothing about it now that could be a very different story.

Knowing all this, I haven’t really made any valid attempts, until now. I have talked myself out of different programs or “diets”. I have started and given up. My own mind has discouraged me before I even gave anything a real chance. I even had myself talked out of joining this challenge, until I received that phone call that I was chosen to be the ambassador. I couldn’t be more grateful for that.

Knowing that my husband, family, and now all of you here at the Ridge are behind me gives me that extra push that I needed! I am going to do this. I am going to take it one day, one workout, one meal at a time. I am going to learn and apply as much as I can to make true lifestyle changes so that I can enjoy my family and this beautiful place that we live.