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Graduating and getting fit

Posted: Thursday, May. 31, 2012

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Becca Thiessen is a senior Elementary/Early Childhood Education major at Anderson University who is looking forward to making a positive difference in children's lives. Becca is having a blast planning her wedding, which is scheduled for next May, with her fiance, Jason Perry! Contact Becca here.

Hey y'all!

Jason miraculously asked me this morning when my first blog was due...eek! So here I am, writing to whom I hope will become a group of friends that I can share my weight-loss journey with.

My name is Rebecca, but I go by Becca, Bec, Moose and babe. The last one is reserved for Jason, my wonderful fiancé whom you will hear a lot about. Jason and I are students at Anderson University (about to enter our senior year!); he is a business/accounting major and I am an elementary/early childhood education major. He's crazy about numbers and I'm crazy about kids! Jason is extremely patient, kind and, gosh, can he make people laugh. He's a huge Packers fanatic and would love nothing more than to exchange vows on Lambeau Field (yeah right!). We love to laugh, dance, bowl, have picnics, watch movies and cook/bake together. I'm also addicted to Pinterest and love crafting and scrapbooking. We're extremely goofy, fun-loving, and silly.

On top of graduating next May, I will be exchanging wedding vows. While this is a super exciting time in my life, I am also extremely nervous and overwhelmed. This year I looked in the mirror and realized that I needed to get in shape, not only to fit into my dream wedding dress, but also just to feel better about myself, and to ultimately feel beautiful from the inside out. My hope is to be able to walk into any wedding shop and be able to try on any dress, and the only reason it would be put back on the hanger is because of personal taste rather than it not being able to fit my body.

I learned about the Get Fit Challenge through my aunt who was watching WCNC News Channel 36. I thought, what better incentive is there to lose weight than to tie it with the prospect of winning a free honeymoon to the Bahamas?? I will be using Weight Watchers, Flex + Fit and hardcore exercising in order to get my big ol' butt in shape!

I look forward to sharing this experience with all of you. Talk to you soon!

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