HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

HOW WAS YOUR NIGHT? I had a really great NYE, champagne, hot tub, living room dance party….Oh, AND I GOT ENGAGED right at midnight… AHHH! I will share more later, but it was a magical evening and I am so happy.

I feel such an amazing vibe for 2011. The universe seems to be in tune with the intentions I am throwing out there. I hope you are feeling it too for all your dreams and goals and I wish you ALL THE BEST IN THIS BRAND NEW YEAR!!!

A few weeks ago when I thought to myself….”Who should I ask to be the ‘Tomboy Of The Month’ for January?” My next thought was, “Think Big Amanda! Who would be someone that seems out of reach? Ok…she popped in my head… NOW- GO ASK HER! Feel the fear and do it anyway! So I sent an email to Caitlin Boyle and her response was, “Sure thing!”

WOW! Ok, here we go.

Watch this video to find out about Caitlin and her Operation Beautiful project/book.

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Isn’t that inspiring? I know body image and the beauty standards of todays society is something I have struggled with over the years and I really appreciate her for making an effort to put an end to the nonsense that goes on in some of our heads. I wish I had this influence when I was 12 years old. I got bullied and harassed because I had boobs before everyone else….like it was a sin to be going through puberty or something?? (I used to layer 3 sweaters in the hot summer so people would see my “side view”). It really messed with my head back then to be completely honest. Well now, I encourage you to send your daughters to operationbeautiful.com.

She is also the woman behind a blog I go to EVERYDAY- healthytippingpoint.com

Thank you for being here girl!! Tell us a bit about yourself:)

My name is Caitlin Boyle, I am 26, and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am married to a wonderful guy named Kristien who is a Chinese Medicine Doctor and have two awesome doggies. I like running, reading, and cooking! (Here are Caitlin’s running tips, and here are some of her favorite recipes)
Nice! Your husband seems so sweet and supportive. I love that you help him out at his new Holistic Wellness Clinic. You 2 are such a team.

Here is Caitlin and Kristien when he graduated!

Caitlin at the Wellness Clinic playing receptionist:)

So, what inspired you to create Operation Beautiful?

I was inspired to start Operation Beautiful after having a really bad day at work; I wanted to do something small and simple for someone else to make me feel better!

If you weren’t a blogger/writer what would you want to be?

I would love to me a race director or work for a Girls on the Run council.


Such a great cause!

What is your favorite Beauty Product?

MAC concealer. LOVE that stuff.
Great product. I get 40% off at MAC- if we ever meet, let me know and I’ll grab some for you, haha!

On a more serious note, what is your biggest fear?

Not being able to have children!
I have faith you will have NO problem having kids!

Have you ever felt like giving up?

Professional, no. I always knew there was something better and now that I’m there, I want to maintain it no matter what! Personally, of course. I think it’s hard to stay on track with my healthy habits and not back slide into my unhealthy vices, like drinking too much.
Interesting, the thorn in my side involves unhealthy backslides as well, such as drinking to much and not being as healthy as I know in my heart that I want to be! It’s something I am bound to work on this year…

What is your favorite quote?

Love should come first, it should be the reason for and the beginning of everything.
Ohhh, I like that… what would you say is your greatest achievement?

Making my blog my career.

Ummm, ya, not to shabby;) If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

My best friend Sarah. She lives in Virginia and I miss her so much!

Who do you admire?

Molly Barker, the founder of Girls on the Run.


What is something about yourself people may not know?

I majored in marketing before changing my major to writing!


What is something that makes you smile?

My doggies!

Cute! What are your New Years Resolutions?

Eat cleaner, write my second and third book, buy a house, and get pregnant!
Your going to be an amazing mom! What do you do to RELAX?

Nap. I love napping!!!

It’s always nice to have a time out! Nice thing about working from home. We work LONG hours, but your bed is very close if you need to take a break! THANK YOU Caitlin for stopping by! All the best in the New Year. We all look forward to reading about what the year brings you. Keep it up!!!

(I like this video too, so I wanted to show it to you guys:)

Have a wonderful Jan.1 2011!!!!

Love and light!!

Amanda

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