Richmond’s Kin’s Green Challenge contestant is off to a good start
Samantha Jaune is losing, and she couldn’t be happier about it.
In the first few weeks of the Kin’s Greens Challenge, the Richmond woman has dropped eight pounds and hopes over the remainder of the 13-week contest to lose at least another eight to meet her targeted goal.
“It’s not a bad start I think,” she says on the heels of last week’s in-store challenge which involves raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
She is one of 13 contestants throughout the Lower Mainland who have kick-started their goal to a healthy lifestyle to benefit their bodies and win them a cruise in the Kin’s Greens Challenge.
Last week, speaking with customers at Kin’s Farm Market, she was able to collect several pledges while getting them to write on Post-It notes one thing they were willing to do to improve their health—such as exercising or eating more vegetables.
Jaune says the recent poor weather has required a little more willpower to stick to her exercise regimen, but she’s been able to do so.
“I’ve also been able to discover all these lovely trails through Richmond,” she says. “Last Sunday I went for a nice walk and discovered a big eagle’s nest that they’d just come back to check out.”
As part of the challenge, she’s also been to Richmond’s community centres and swimming facilities and frequently goes to Watermania with her boyfriend.
Her main fitness routine is a 30-minute cardio kickboxing workout in which she spends two minutes at each of 15 different exercises.
And in a food challenge recognizing St. Patrick’s Day, which requires participants to create a meal using only greens, she created a green stir fry.
For more info, see kinsfarmmarket.com/index.php/community-2/greenfighters.