Hi. My name is Andrea. And I’m a supportaholic.
I love everything about support. I love what it gives to me, I love what it allows me to give to others, and I love what it allows others to give to each other. I love the freedom that comes with saying something out loud, and I love the feeling of acceptance and understanding that comes with someone saying something that I myself have been feeling. I love the collaborative spirit of support. Read More
Do you ever leave the house with the feeling that you’re forgetting…something?
That nagging feeling where you know there is something you’re supposed to be doing, but you just can’t place your finger on it. The kids are fed, the coffee maker is turned off, you’ve gotten your presentation to your boss, you’ve picked up your husband’s prescription for him while you were getting groceries…
What it is? What are you forgetting?
Oh. Food. Right. You forgot to eat.
…and come to think of it…underwear. You forgot to put those on today. Read More
Ladies, can we all just be real for a moment? Can we? Just one hot minute, can we all just put our cards on the table and be honest with each other?
How many of us have started towards the doors of a new group fitness class, looked into the window, saw all the fit and perfect women in the room and thought, “Oh God. Oh God. OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD.” Show of hands?
How about how many of us, mid jump during a series of jumping jacks, experienced the horrifying sensation of a little spritz, a little tinkle…you know? A little leakage. Read More
I am a huge fan of beautiful things, but not in the usual sense of the word. My best friend, Daley, told me she has noticed that I am drawn to “characters,” and she’s right. I’ve always found myself intrigued by anything that’s a little…well…different.
A dog with three legs gallivanting around happily.
Weathered antiques full of scratches but still holding on strong.
A man with a scar on his face.
I find all of those things beautiful because I know there’s a story behind it all, and it’s usually a story that includes some kind of struggle as well as overcoming the struggle. That’s not only beautiful, it’s inspiring and real.
Up until recently, I believed that being perfect meant being without flaws, at least as far as beauty is concerned. To me, physical perfection meant no scars, no stretch marks, no cellulite, and…a-hem…perfect boobs. It’s kind of what the media wants us to think anyway, right? Models and starlets featured on the cover of magazines are airbrushed to perfection. It makes me want to take a brown marker and add some hairy moles to their picture-perfect faces.
That’s mean and petty. Sorry. Let’s get back to the real issue. Read More
What is the most common reason people don’t exercise? Lack of time! I’ve asked the question over and over again, and that it the response I get from my clients and followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
We’re busy! We have work, and laundry, and soccer practice, and homework, and grocery shopping…..Ugh! There is just so much to do in what feels like a limited amount of time. This is where creativity has to take over!
Although it would be fabulous for everyone to dedicate one hour out of their day to exercise, I know it’s not realistic.
I created this video to inspire others to get their body moving whenever they can! I’m the ultimate multi-tasker when it doesn’t require a whole lot of focus and brain power. I listen to audiobooks when I’m preparing dinner. I will bake some chicken for my lunch while I’m making breakfast for my kids. I will find ways to sneak exercise in when I’m cleaning my house!
Some exercise is better than no exercise. Park at the back of the parking lot and get some extra steps in when you go the store. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. Do some calf raises while you do the dishes. Get your body moving whenever you can! Small changes over time add up to huge results.
Okay. Go move now!
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