Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dear Men of the World,

"Tell her what makes her unique.  
 Pick her up and pretend you're going to throw her in the river;
 shell scream and fight you but secretly, shell love it.
 Hold her hand and skip. Hold her hand and run. Just hold her hand.
 Pick flowers from other peoples gardens and give them to her.
 Tell her she looks pretty. 
Let her pay for stuff if she wants to.
 Introduce her to your friends as The coolest girl I know.
 Sit in the park and talk to her.
 Take her to the library, and playgrounds, and train stations.
 Tell her dirty jokes.
 Tell her stupid jokes. Write poems about her. 
Just walk around with her. Throw pebbles at her window at night.
 When she starts swearing at you, tell her you love her.
 Take her to shows of bands shes never heard of.
  Let her fall asleep in your arms.
 Call her. Call her back if she calls you.
 Sing to her, no matter how bad you are.
 Carve your names into a tree.
 When she is mad, he kiss her. 
Give her space if she needs it.
 Push her on swings. 
Stay up with her all night when she's sick.
 Make up pet names for her, but cool ones, not sappy ones.
 Play the guitar for her so she can sing along.
 Write on her. Tell her your thoughts and dreams.
 Take her to cool shops, and let her take you to even cooler ones.
 When she's sad, hang out with her or stay on the phone with her, even if shes not saying anything.
 Buy her ice cream. 
Let her take all the photos of you she wants.
 Look into her eyes.
 Slow dance with her, even if there is no music playing. 
Kiss her in the rain.
When you fall in love with her, tell her."
Its just want we want.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Little Things

Progression Time

Staying focused throughout the holidays!
Here is a progression pic from the time I started with my trainer Michael till now.
My maximum squat is now 190 lbs. 
Last night I had 110 lbs on the bar to dead lift and squat 
in reps of 21, 15 and 9
I finished it in 18 min.

Victoria Soto WOD

I completed the Cross Fit Hero WOD in memory of Victoria Soto. 
What she did was brave and admirable, 
a true hero, 
and angel. 
This workout was brutal,
but the least I could do to pay my dues and respect. 
My time was 32:32

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Amanda Delight, Portrait Artist

What do you want to do in this lifetime?
 What is stopping you from reaching your goals??
Those are not excuses to stop you,
they are challenges to over come along the way!
 I want to spend more time with my daughter,
 I want to create all day, and I want to see more of the world.
 Anything is possible!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

To my future someone,

Amanda Delight Works Out

Click on the image above to watch video

"Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances,
losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories,
learning from the past and realizing that people change." 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No Big Heads 2012

 The University of Alaska Anchorage Student Union Gallery
 held the 27th Annual, No Big Heads.
 A national juried self-portrait competition
of limited size and I entered a 8x10 oil on canvas painting.

To watch the video click link below

David Kassan, a realist portrait artist from Brooklyn,
 New York was the Juror for the show. 
David is known for his incredibly detailed life-size portraits,
 and it was an honor to hear him speak.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Being a Parent is a Blessing.

I cried today at Sams school.
 I heard a lil girl say to her,
 "I don't have a Mom" 
it broke my heart.
 That lil girl held my hand the whole time I was there.
 Ive held onto this disposable thing for 9 years,
 so much longer
 than some hold onto a life they created...
It doesnt make sense.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ed Sheeran - This

My equilibrium is off when I miss you Jeremy Michael. 
Your energy inspires me. 
I have no doubt your spirit will soar
 when you find what it is you seek.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Anything But Typical

I was looking at my body tonight
 in disbelief at how small my frame is getting.
 Its amazing where I have been
 and exciting to see where I am going.
 Dont envy what I have done,
 instead shoot for who I have become.
More strong, fast, healthy, wise and happy!
 Get rid of what is holding you down in life.
 If you want something, go get it!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Push Press with Amanda Delight


I am a single parent that works full time.
 I maintain a household all by my self
 and despite my demanding schedule,
 I still make it to the gym every day.
 I do my hair, wear makeup and enjoy
 putting on a little dress with heels now and then.
 I have no excuses
 and I think you should stop listening to yours.
 Just because you are busy,
 doesn't mean that you can't take time for yourself,
 your health and embrace your femininity.
 Set the bar high and reach for it!
 The only thing stopping you from reaching your goals, is you! 

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Sunday, September 09, 2012



Yes, I have stretch marks.
 And after 18 hours of labor,
 I earned them...
and have continued to earn them every day since.

 I forgot how much this hurts. F*ck! 

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Fit and Fabulous!

 Michael pushed me tonight and it was fantastic!
 Wait, he would say he pushes me every night...
and he does,
 Im just extremely happy with tonight's workout.
 Im feeling it and I know my ass is going to hurt tomorrow
 and that my friends is fabulous!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Correlation Analysis

My daughter and I at the statue of liberty.
 Maybe some day these kind of quotes will be powerless to me.
 But until then,
 they will continue to talk to me
 and give me the drive to keep walking.....
and there it is,
 the direct correlation.

Time Is On My Side

Left taken 3-20-11 with my iphone 4,
 size 12 jeans (clearly too big), a medium shirt with a 36 DD bra.

Right taken 9-2-12 with my iphone 4S,
size 12 jeans (that I paint in cause I love them), an XS shirt, and a 32D bra.

 Was I happy with my image then, absolutely.
 Is this subtle change worth the money,
 time, effort and pain?
 Without a doubt.
 I told a friend last night
 this its a long slow process,
 and it is.
 Change does not happen over night
and it is not easy.
 But, the only thing stopping you from having the body
 and over all health you have always wanted, 
is you!

A Delight Volkswagen Short Bus

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Boob Sweat

Michael told me to,

 "do something with that hair
 and loose the makeup"
 ...so I did. 

I won't give away all his secrets though,
 because you should go see for yourself.
 Word has it, he loves to demo.
 You can find him at the Alaska Club.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Progression Photo

From Mount Katahdin,
 the highest point in Maine at 5,268 feet
 to Flattop Mountain,
 the most hiked trail in Alaska!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mirror Mirror

Every morning I get up and look at my body.
I admire the changes 
and take note of what still needs a lot of work.
There was a point in time
 when I did not have any mirrors in my home.
But I want you to know;
Never be afraid to look in the mirror and judge yourself.
Instead, be afraid of never looking in the mirror. 
~A. Delight
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Alaska Mens Run July 21, 2012

 It was raining at the start line,
 and rained the entire race. 
But, it was for a good cause,
 to raise local funds for grants in the community for support and research related to prostate and testicular cancer.
  At the finnish line! They had FREE food! 
 ...And I placed!!! 
Came in 3rd in my age division
 and crushed my time from last year
 by 7 min and 36 sec!
 ...thats almost a whole mile a head of myself.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Peace on Earth

No place I would rather be,
 then this moment,
 this place, this time.
 The warm sun, the beautiful mountains,
 the ocean breeze with the sound of the waves
 and my beloved train tracks.
 I dont know where else I could be
 that could deliver this all at once.

 Pure Delight.