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Body Ablaze – Push ups and core!

I’m really excited about this one, but not for the reasons you probably think.

I have two superstar guests with me! One is my 14 year old daughter, Taylor, and the other is George. My cat. He doesn’t do much except get in the way, but he’s fun nonetheless.

 

 

My daughter has watched me exercise consistently for the last 5 years. Before that, I was riding the diet roller coaster. I would go on a diet, exercise like a fiend for a couple of months, lose weight, then go right back to eating Big Macs while sitting on the couch. Read More

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Complaining: Why you do it and how to stop it.

Man. Is it just me or are there a whole bunch of super grumpy people out there?

Blog post after blog post, Facebook rant after Facebook rant – I feel like everyone is complaining about something all the time.

Whether someone is complaining about receiving poor service at a restaurant, or being a waitress at said restaurant and not receiving a good tip, or yelling about the person who cut them off while commuting to work, or even the person who writes obnoxious passive aggressive status updates when they feel that someone in their life has wronged them in some way, it’s everywhere we look! So much complaining. Read More

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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