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An Exercise that Helps You Feel Better About Yourself

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I just started doing some new exercises. I’ve been a fan of yoga and jogging for a while now. Very recently I decided to join my husband at 5:00am in the morning in our basement to try an exercise called Kempo, it’s an exercise that’s a part of a series of exercises in the P90X program.

Kenpo is a combination of boxing, kick boxing and karate moves. Now, I’ve NEVER done anything like this before, mind- you. There I was at 5:00am, sweat pants, t-shirt on, kicking and trying to box simultaneously. I had a hard time initially following all of the moves and my hands and arms were flailing- finding it difficult to punch the air- not quite use to this particular motion.

What I found as my exercise session continued was that I was laughing at myself, moving new muscles, calling out to my husband as he knew the moves better then I, and honestly, enjoying doing something different.

My body loved it! It felt like a good workout! It was a good work out.

My body had gotten accustom to my light jogging and occasional yoga and doing these new moves really seemed to bring it back to life.

I had never planned doing new exercises. As a matter of fact, I had been very against expanding my repertoire of exercises. I’ve enjoyed yoga and jogging, I thought- I have the exercises I like, no need for others.

On this particular morning, I found something new and fun to do. Something that had me feeling great and an added bonus- I was also connecting with my husband in a new and different way!

If you’re feeling concerned about how you look, wishing your body to shift a little here or there or just want to feel energized reinvigorated, and better about yourself, consider opening up your mind and expanding the type of exercising you do.

If you don’t presently exercise, try adding an exercise video to your weekly routine. I recommend you commit to doing it with a friend- that way you can each hold each other accountable.

If you already exercise, then by all means try something new and out of character for you. My Kenpo exercising had me feeling more “masculine” when I was done. What the heck do I mean by that- I mean I felt strong, grounded, easily connected with my inner confidence. Trying something new can help you to feel stronger and more confident too!

Peruse the internet, ask around, find a class to join, a video to buy or rent, and if you feel so inclined get your new exercise groove on!!!

Here’s to confidence and feeling GREAT about yourself!

Warmly,

Andrea!

PS Where are you at with trying new and different forms of exercise? Haven’t gotten started- no problem, would love to hear from you regardless of where you’re at- use the comments section to share your story!

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What Do these 2 Things Have in Common? Going Out in the Rain & Making the Most of Something You’ve Avoided

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I remember when my husband (he was actually my boyfriend at the time) and I lived for a short while in Alaska. We would ride our bikes everywhere. The town we lived in was so small it was easy to get around by bike. I remember one particular day when it was raining- it rained A LOT where we lived. Anyway, on this particular day Shane and I deliberated on whether or not we felt like going out in the rain. We jointly decided yes. Although, this bike ride was different. Instead of trying to stay as dry as possible, wearing rain pants and a raincoat synched to our faces, to keep the water out, we decided to be extra free spirited and not care how wet we got. So, out into the rain we went, semi zipped raincoats, and jeans. Aaahhh, I still remember the fun of that day. Man, did we get soaked. We rode around, sang radio tunes, laughed. Hopped off our bikes, eyed each other up, as we simultaneously felt the cold wet fabric of our jeans sticking to our legs- we laughed gloriously at how drenched each of us was!

That my friend, was an amazing day! Why? Because we “let loose”! We stopped trying to avoid something (in this case the rain), and instead revelled in it- really made the most of it and had a BLAST!

Is there something in your life you can stop avoiding and begin to make the most of? If you’re feeling like that might be too difficult to do, start small. Start with this week’s upgrade tip to get you rolling.

Upgrade Tip:

Spend time out in the rain.

Many people protect themselves from the rain, using umbrellas, raincoats with hoods. That’s all good, certainly there are times when we just don’t want to get wet. But, to counter all those days of trying to stay dry, allow yourself to go outside, for a walk, jog, hike- whatever, and let the rain wet your face, your hair, your clothes even. There is something so invigorating about freeing ourselves from our regular routine of “looking presentable” and just not worrying. Every time I’ve done this, I come home feeling elated, relaxed, laughing a lot and ready to snuggle into some warm cozy dry clothes and just spend time with people I love!

Sound good? Have a go at it! Release your inhibitions and get wet!!

Can you relate? Have you ever avoided something? What was it and how did it affect you? Would love to hear your thoughts! I invite you to post your comments! Thanks for sharing!

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Bypass Making Wrong Decisions with This Strategy

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Ever spend time chasing down answers to fix a personal or family challenge? A challenge that perhaps had something to do with helping your child in school? Or maybe it was linked up to overcoming a health concern? Or, possibly it had something to do with having your life run smoothly, with less stress?

Well, there are many ways to find answers to these questions: read books, look online, see a doctor, therapist, coach, etc… You get my drift!

Sometimes it feels like there are so many different approaches, each leading to a different answer, we’re just not sure what answer is the BEST for us. And, we can even try a few different things only to find we still haven’t uncovered our best answer- the answer that resolves our particular situation.

I have a way you can uncover the best answers for you, and it doesn’t have anything to do with relying on books, other people, etc..

Click here to check out this week’s video tip to learn the BEST way possible to find the RIGHT answers for you.

Definitely interested in hearing your thoughts! I welcome you to post your comments and perhaps how you can relate. Thanks for sharing!

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Better Way to Start Your Day

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Do you wake up in the morning and immediately start doing: taking a shower, making breakfast, lunch for kids and on and on…

Instead of just jumping into your day in doing mode, why not try incorporating one little thing into your routine that will help you to relax more, feel inspired and quite possibly put you in a better mood.

This week’s upgrade tip is really simple, and yet, if you commit to practicing it, it can bring you big rewards!

Check it out here!

Definitely interested in hearing your thoughts! I welcome you to post your comments and perhaps how you can relate. Thanks for sharing!

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Why I Do What I Do

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I decided to go on a rampage and share from my heart some of the reasons why I do what I do. Why I’m in this line of work to begin with. This video tip is really me expressing to me (and now you) why I’m passionate about helping others.

And, if you listen closely, you’ll glean a tip or two to apply to your life, to help you live the rock and roll awesome life that you deserve! (wink, wink!)

Feel free to watch, who knows, maybe my passion will be contagious!

Click here to watch this week’s video “rampage”!

Would LOVE to hear what you think. I welcome you to post your comments and perhaps how you can relate. Thanks for sharing!

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