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Put the Fun Back in Fitness

If you’re not having fun, you’re not going to stick with it.

This is why diets and other weight loss programs don’t work.

Who would want to be around anyone who’s starving themselves, going through extreme diets and exercising until they couldn’t stand anymore?

They are  so moody, so irritable and they are not fun to be around.

Putting back the fun in fitness and health is the key to making it a lifestyle.

Do you remember the time when you were a kid and could not get enough of playing games and winning prizes?

Losing weight could be exactly like that if you want to.

Make a game out of it and give yourself prizes in the process.

First, set your target – your short term and long term goals.

When you hit your target, give yourself something that you enjoy.

You can buy yourself a new dress or hit the town for a nice meal.

Give yourself anything that makes you feel rewarded.

Playing games with friends is always fun.

Put the Fun Back in Fitness MainSo grab your girl friends and exercise together.

Look for a relative or someone who you can share healthy recipes with.

Going through a weight loss journey will be a lot easier if you’re having fun.

Find ways to enjoy the process.  Put back fun in fitness.

You’ll find yourself sticking with it and achieving your weight loss goals in no time.

Your Fun Fitness Coach,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

Start your fun fitness journey today.

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Eliminate Cellulite The Natural Way

Cellulite is a common body issue that most women struggle with.

They are these pockets of fat found usually at the back of the thighs.

The fat cells are poking up through the connective tissue, thus giving the skin a dimply and wrinkly cottage cheese-like look.

There are so many products out there promising to help you get rid of cellulite.

From cellulite creams…to laser treatments…to pills that melt fat…

….practically anything that can persuade you to shell out a buck or two or even hundreds to smooth out that stubborn cellulite.

They may work but the results definitely don’t last that long.

I have found a 100% natural and healthy way to erase cellulite.

It doesn’t cost anything too.

It’s called Inversions.

Inversions are when you take some part of your body and you turn it upside down.

When you invert, you are actually turning your entire circulatory system upside down.

What happens is the valves inside of the veins that normally would run one way for hours would get totally relaxed and unclogged.

You’re going to get way more blood, way more circulation and then that is going to allow the connective tissue to stay open.

You can start with lying on the ground and putting your legs up against the wall.

Main InversionsYour legs are then inverted.

Try doing this for 15 minutes every day as a start and work your way up to more minutes and other kinds of inversions.

For those who practice yoga, you can do a bridge pose or a headstand.

Just make sure you have a professional with you when you do these advanced yoga poses.

You will feel and see a significant change in the appearance of your cellulite as you do this regularly.

Try it and let me know how it works.

Sharing These Tips is My Passion,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

Go here to get more tips in getting rid of cellulite.

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Power Of Truth

There have been so many times along this journey where you could’ve stepped over the line into the false reality.

They are doing everything they can to seduce you.

Seduce you into taking ‘potions’…

Lure you into popping pills…

Shame you into starving yourself.

I could be doing this too.

I could be jumping on the bandwagon of other “experts” that are really paid spokespeople just selling you what you want to hear.

So why don’t I do it?

Because I couldn’t live with myself.

I’ve been through the journey of losing the extra flab and layers that were clouding my light…

I’ve stared at my reflection in the mirror wondering, “Where did you go?”…

I’ve felt the pain of not fitting into your favorite pants.

And maybe if I wouldn’t have gone through all of this, I would be “numb” to false lies and mis-truths that this industry feels so comfortable to extort.

… or maybe not. I guess we’ll never know.

It’s just so far from a possibility.

I have family members and loved ones that I care too deeply to ever breathe life into any of those lies of false hope and deception.

Through helping thousands and thousands of people to reclaim their inner light, it’s a deep satisfaction that no amount of money can ever buy.

Just this week, I was speaking with a woman in Australia who had enrolled in one of my first programs over … 8 years ago!

My heart is always filled up when someone shares their success story with me. It is an honor that will always be the greatest feeling when someone trusts you to surrender their path of health, and they receive the benefits that you intended for them to have.

She told me, “You were so different than all the other people and programs out there. I felt connected to you. You touched my soul.”

From that first choice she made to venture on this journey of dropping the extra weight, she has gone on to become a health inspiration to her friends and loved ones.

Wow!

No false statue could have ever touched her in that way…

All the way to the deepest part of her heart and being.

I guess that’s why they say, “The truth will set you free”.

The truth that it doesn’t have to be painful or destructive to your body…

The truth that you never have to starve or count calories again…

The truth that your body is able to heal itself now and forever.

That’s the only message that interests me.

It’s the only path to freedom.

Thank you for allowing me to share this journey with you.

It is truly, my greatest honor.

Hands at the heart, Head bowed,

Love and Light,

Andréa

P.S. When you align yourself with truth, nothing can stop your success. It is the disease of lies that causes your body to store the extra weight, your mind to be overwhelmed with confusion and your heart to be immersed in pain.

When you are on the path of truth, everything gets lighter.

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Sugar Scripts for Any Occasion

Sugar has been a part of my life since I was an infant.  And believe me… I was not born with this superwoman “sugar-is-not-appealing” strength.

I had to go through so many times of breaking my addiction, then getting addicted again, then breaking the addiction, and getting addicted again before I finally figured some things out.

Now that I know how devastating sugar is to your weight loss goals and how it wreaks havoc in the body, I want to share some tips on how to handle yourself in social events where you are constantly offered sugar left and right.

Feartured - Sugar Scripts for Any OccasionAll of us have been in this situation…

You’re in a party and suddenly someone comes to you and gives you a piece of cake.

I believe that we deserve to have other options than just saying”Yes” out of guilt and eating that piece of cake.

If this is not the day that you planned to have your cheat meal, then there are several things you can do and say.

If you’re offered a piece of cake, you can say…

“No, thank you. I’m good, thanks very much.  Have you seen the rainbow today?  Wasn’t it lovely?”

This is called Deflection.

You say “No”, thank the person, and then follow it with a small talk about a general but interesting topic.

This will take the person’s mind away from the sugar and from recognizing that you don’t want sugar (which makes them question your sanity or wonder what’s wrong with THEM to not have the willpower to say no to sugar… none of which has anything to do with you).

If Deflection does not work, use an Excuse.

You can say, “No thank you. I notice that when I eat sugar, my skin breaks out.  Must be an allergy.”

Usually they stop at the word allergy.

In here, you give an actual reason and the person won’t take offense as you are taking full responsibility for your experience.

The Life-Changing-Event Excuse

The last step is to use when you’re confronted by a super aggressive sugar-pusher (aka your Grandmother) who may use guilt or even force to shove the sugar in your face.

This is when you need to pull out your big guns and go strong by saying that you are preparing for a contest or that you’re getting ready for a vacation at the beach.  Tell them that you’re feeling great about the progress that you have been making.

You can then follow it up with another conversation about something that interests the person. What is their absolute favorite thing to talk about? Use that in this context now. You will need all the secret weapons you can handle in order to block this level of attack.

In our society today where social events center around food and sugar for that matter, we will be faced with these challenges.

It’s best to tackle them head on with preparation and consciousness.

These scripts have been working for me for years.

So next time, when you’re in a party, you can try to use these lines and see how they work for you.

And when you do, I want to hear more about it.

Your Fitness Coach and Script Writer,
Love and Light,

Andréa

 

Let me help you overcome your sugar addiction.

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Cook Your Way to Weight Loss

Do you have the habit of relying on other people or places to feed you?

From fast food restaurants to a bag of chips in a convenience store, there is always a place where you can grab food, quickly and easily.

Every time you step outside your door, remember that you are venturing into a place full of temptations.

And you don’t want these temptations to catch you off guard.

Eating out can be treacherous because you don’t really know what they put in their dishes.

I’m not saying  that you can never eat out, but most of the time, you will probably be eating from home.

The fact is, cooking or preparing your own food is the only way to know what you’re eating.

You will be confident that you are able to nourish yourself with natural ingredients that are so important for your healthy weight loss journey.

If you have not done this before, a great way to start is to plan what you’re going to have for the week, or even for the next 2-3 days.

You can prepare your grocery list and buy the ingredients all at once.

Cooking Your Way to Weight Loss2Have a prep or cooking day for all your meals.

Put your cooked food in different containers and store them in the freezer.

This way, you can grab them when you’re in a hurry for a morning meeting or when you’re coming home tired from work.

Bring some packed healthy meals wherever you go so you won’t be limited to only one option which is to buy from a restaurant or a fast food drive through.

When you do this, you will know exactly that what you’re eating is great for you.

Your food will provide you with the nutrients that your body and mind needs.

This will help you eliminate cravings and avoid having chemicals in your meals.

Cooking and Preparing your own food may need some getting used to.

Trust me, when you learn this, you’re going to come to enjoy this time for yourself, and your confidence will increase more and more as you do it regularly.

Your Cooking Fitness Coach,
Love and Light,

Andréa

 

For more natural weight loss tips, go here.

 

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Taking Care of Yourself is Not Selfish

As women, our society sees us as the nurturers.

We are the ones who take care of others even at the expense of ourselves.

We feel that we are selfish when we take care of our needs first before attending to the needs of others.

We go out of our way to do these things for other people and feel guilty when we do things for ourselves.

Now, I want you to pause, think deeply and ask yourself…

Is giving to others at the expense of yourself a positive experience for you?

Do you get to the point that you run out of energy because you have not taken the time to replenish yourself first?

I’m not suggesting that you stop giving to others.

Let’s just reframe your viewpoint of giving.

Be Your Number One Priority

Say this to yourself:

“It is not selfish to take care of myself.”

Say it again and this time, mean it:

“It is not selfish to take care of myself.”

When you take care of your needs first, you will give from a place of abundance.

You are fulfilled from within, and you will be able to give your best energy.

You will become a better lover, mother, friend, a better person.

Start by giving yourself one hour a day for your needs for you to take care of yourself.

You deserve to feel complete and cared for before you share yourself to the world.

And YOU are the best person to do that to yourself.

Learn the joy you get when you love yourself the most.

You’ll find that your ability to love and care for others increases infinitely.

An Advocate of Loving Oneself,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

Join us as we explore the wonderful journey of loving yourself completely.

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Fat Melting Recipe “Turkey Chili”

Turkey Chili

Turkey, beans and chili…Who can go wrong with that combination? This dish has a rich and deep taste that lingers in your mouth.  It’s packed with natural power proteins that make you stay full longer and eliminate cravings. Enjoy every bit of its flavorful kick!

Ingredients:
1lb. of Ground Turkey ( ½lb. ground dark Turkey + ½lb. ground white Turkey works best)
1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
2 Cans Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
2 Cans Lukewarm Water
1 Can Organic Black Beans (rinsed, drained)
¾ C. Red Onion
½ C. Red Bell Pepper/chopped
½ C. Yellow Bell Pepper/chopped
½ tsp. Chipotle Chili Flakes
1 tsp. Fresh garlic (minced)
1 tsp. Green Chili’s (diced)
½ Packet Stevia in the Raw

Turkey ChiliSpice Mixture for Turkey Chili:
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. dried Oregano
1 tsp. granulated Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper (Turn up the AMP if you like more heat)
½ tsp. dried Cumin
1 Whole Bay Leaf
Dash of Nutmeg
Fresh chopped Cilantro (top garnish)

Directions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine all dry spices and set aside.

In a large Dutch oven, add diced fire-roasted tomatoes, 2 cans of water, black beans, bay leaf & Stevia.  Bring to a slight boil. Cover and continue to simmer.

In a large frying pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat.

Add turkey and brown thoroughly about 10 minutes, stirring frequently for even cooking.

Add dry ingredients to browned turkey and simmer for a 5 minutes longer.

Add turkey mixture to simmering tomatoes & beans.

Stir and bring back to gentle boil.

Lower heat and Simmer another 45 minutes. Serve hot with chopped cilantro.

 

Get more naturally tasty and healthy recipes in my “100 Fat Melting Recipes” book which is included in the BikiniButt Program.

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Fat Melting Recipe “Simple Kale Salad”

Wonder why there’s so much buzz over Kale ?

It’s a great source of fiber, healthy carbs, vitamins and minerals  that you need to feel light and energized all through out the day.

Try this easy-to-make, flavorful salad and it will definitely put all your doubts about this green leafy veggie to rest.

So simple, yet so delicious!

Ingredients:

1 bunch kale, washed
1 tbsp. virgin olive oil
3-4 red onion slivers
1 tbsp. almond slivers
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Thoroughly wash the kale, and cut or tear into small pieces.

Place kale in large mixing bowl and gently massage olive oil into the leaves. (This softens and moistens the kale for the best texture.)

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Next, toss in the onion and almonds.

Season with sea salt and black pepper.

 

For more great recipes, check out my “100 Fat Melting Recipes” book included in the BikiniButt Program.

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Love Yourself

In our culture, there is so much pressure to be “in love”. We are told that if you don’t have a romantic partner, you’re unattractive, unlovable and even broken.

I remember an x-boyfriend telling me once that if a woman hasn’t been married by the time she’s 25, men automatically think there is something wrong with her. She’s considered “damaged goods”.

We watch movies with lines like, “You complete me” and we never stop to question how these messages are impacting the most important relationship of your life… the relationship with yourself.

This Valentine’s Day, I’m celebrating something different.

For the first time in 16 years, I am not in a co-dependent attachment with another person. 16 years!

And while the temptations to couple up are everywhere… I’m choosing something different this year.

I’m celebrating love for the true love of my life.

The one relationship that has been there from the beginning …

The one relationship that will carry me through every step of this lifetime’s journey…

The only relationship that will truly never end…

The relationship with myself.

So today, instead of pouring out affection onto another person, I’m choosing to adore and cherish me.

Here’s how I’m going to do it:

– I’m going to write myself a love letter (and mean it)

– I’m going to take a really long meditation (because I deserve it)

– I’m going to invite my yoga practice to show me something that I was never ready to see before (and I’m going to not resist it when it comes up)

– I’m going to dress in clothing that makes me feel the most beautiful and alive as possible (because it’s fun)

– I’m going to wear sexy underwear that no one else will ever see (because it’s my special secret)

– I’m going to consciously forgive myself for ONE thing that is no longer serving me

– I’m going to laugh as loud as possible

– I’m going to dance as crazy as my body will let me

– I’m going to sing as loud as I can

– I’m going to challenge myself to find one new way of loving and adoring myself without hesitation

– I’m going to bath in candle light

– I’m going to drench my body in sacred oils, caressing my skin with the love and care of a devoted lover, worshiping the glistening light that dances with every stroke

– I’m going to give myself as much pleasure as I want

– I’m going to sleep in a caccoon of peace, cuddled and nourished by the blanket of love that is surrounding me

… sounds like a great day! 😉
Wherever you are in your own journey of self-love, my hope is that you will find ONE way to adore yourself today.

If you are in a romantic relationship that fills you up, then this will only make it more pleasurable.

If you are in between romantic partners, then you can use this ritual as an opportunity to raise your vibration to attract people that are vibrating on a higher and higher level of reality.

When you are in pain, you will attract others at that level.

When you are in love, you will attract love.

Here’s to the celebration of love!~

Your Self-Love Coach,
Love and Light,
Andréa

If you are ready to truly, wholy and authentically LOVE yourself (inside and out) then let’s go here.

 

 

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Find The Motivation From Within

Are there days when you’re feeling heavy, wanting to lay your head down and just curl up in bed?

You know that you have to get up but your body has no desire to do it.

You dread the torture from exercise and  you force yourself to eat healthy.

You’re fighting a war with your mind and body and you just can’t win.

Has your motivation been zapped away?

I hear you.

I am a fitness coach and a fitness expert and still, there are days when I feel exactly like this…

…days when I do not want to exercise or eat healthy.

Instead of beating yourself up and feeling guilty about a “wasted” day, be gentle with yourself.

Know that is part of the process.

Motivation is a journey, not a destination.

Find the Motivation From Within 2It will keep getting stronger and it becomes a part of your being.

The motivation to a healthier life is inside you.

You will never lose that as long as you know why you started this journey.

The flame may not be strong now but when you tap into it, you’ll see it alive and burning.

You’ll feel the motivation coming back.

Remember that there will be days like this and it’s all part of the adventure.

The important thing is you accept it, move on and decide that tomorrow is another day…

…that you will get back on track and continue on with your journey to healthy and natural weight loss.

I Believe In You,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

Let’s get you motivated and fired up today.  Join me.