5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? This year has flown by!
I’ve already started to receive invitations to holiday parties. Holy smokes! Holiday parties are always filled with yummy delicious temptations. Cheese dip, sausage balls, chips, cakes, pies, brownies, cocktails….you name it!
I can already feel my pants getting tighter.
In an effort to help, I’ve come up with 5 tips to help you avoid “The Holidaze” and get through this holiday season like a champion.
Watch this video and you’ll be ready to handle yourself at any dessert table you see! In the non-eating-everything-in-sight way, I mean.
I always love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment after you watch it.
I’m also really excited to to announce I’m opening my yearly holiday challenge to everyone! You’ll hear about it in the video too.

You can join The Holidaze Challenge by clicking here.
Here’s to being the champion of your own health and happiness!

Find Your Tribe

In a recent double blind scientific study, individuals seeking to lose weight had a greater level of success in a shorter period of time when they were surrounded by other positive and likeminded people with similar goals.

Now, you can take a deep breath, because this is not another weight loss blog post. I certainly post plenty of them, but this ain’t one! Rather, I bring up this study to demonstrate a point that I think deep down we all know but often forget.

Surrounding ourselves with positive people and people that inspire us is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. Our levels of success can be augmented or drowned simply by with whom we choose to associate.

The picture you see above is of me with my girls. My sisters. My tribe! They are the people who push me the hardest, support me when I need it the most, kick me in the butt when I’m acting foolish, and set me straight again when I’ve lost focus. They inspire me to do better everyday.

Find people who inspire you. Find people who you can help inspire. Find people who match or compliment your values, and want the quality of your life soar, as well as the goals in your life get crushed on a regular basis.

Find your tribe and do whatever it is you do to elevate yourself.

Here’s to being the champion of your own health and happiness!

Andrea xo



Love Thyself….Including the Wobbly Bits

Raise your hand if you’ve always been 100% okay with your body?

No one?

Now raise your hand if you’ve EVER been 100% okay with your body?

…Okay. A few of you. Cool.

Body acceptance has been a big talking point over the past year, and it is great, don’t get me wrong. I think any one movement that focuses on appreciating yourself and being proud of what your mama gave you is a beautiful and empowering thing. We need more acceptance for ourselves and others, and we need to empower the next generation of young women to be happy in their skin. It is a beautiful and powerful movement…

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Weight Loss Word Problem of the Day.

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Here’s a word problem to start your day.

Scenario: It’s December 25th. Christmas Day. Less than a week until the New Year. Kim has been eating and indulging in all the eggnog, ham, cookies, and more nog that comes with the holiday. Other than running from party to party or the occasional frantic present wrapping, she has done next to nothing in the way of exercising. Her pants are feeling a wee bit tight. (Okay. A lot bit tight. But hey! It’s the holiday!) On December 26th she makes a New Year’s resolution: She is going to lose fifty pounds by exercising six days a week for an hour and reducing her calories to 1,100 a day. She is going to start on January 1st. (Which means that she continues to eat and drink like a drunken sailor for the next five days.) Read More