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Andee Bookmyer

Andee is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Certified Stress Management Coach. She grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended Ball State University. She taught high school English for several years before becoming a mommy to Preston. She has a passion for writing, CrossFit, laughing and helping others. For more of her writing, you can visit her personal "Bookerella" blog at https://i5878.wordpress.com

The Nice Girl Syndrome

“Your hair looks better down,” was eerily and unexpectedly whispered into my ear by a low, raspy, unfamiliar voice. I literally jumped out of panic, confused and truly dumbfounded. I was at my workplace, training...

When Friendships End: My Break-up Story

Recently I was broken up with by a female friend of ten years via a balloon-themed card in the mail. That’s right: I was broken up with via snail mail. If you are laughing,...

Let’s Get Reading: Book Recommendations for the New Year!

With winter upon us, the holidays behind us, and that long stretch of cold before Spring arrives, we may find we have more time for some cozy moments at home. That “New Year, New...

The Power of Unplugging

A few weeks ago, I left my phone on the charger while I went to the park with my family to throw the football around and enjoy the weather. Let me tell you, it...

NEAT Matters: The Truth About Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

  NEAT stands for "Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis." If that sounds overwhelming, know you are not alone, and in the simplest terms, NEAT means we are burning calories other than during formal, sports-like exercise. We're not...

Managing the All or Nothing Mentality

Fall is here, and we know that means we can find ourselves extra busy with events, holidays, and everything that tends to surface as the rest of the year unfolds. But remember that our...

My First Solo Trip: How Doing Nothing was Everything I Thought It Could Be

Before she headed off to Vegas by herself for a few days, a close friend told me, “You can’t put a price tag on peace of mind.” And oh man, was she so right....

Tips for Staying Healthy During Travel and Vacation

Summer is here, and for many, that means travel and vacation are on the radar. Yay! It’s like we can almost hear the Go Go’s singing to us back in the 80s, “Vacation all...

The Struggle is Real: Scaling Back Screen Time and Video Games

It started about three years ago with a surprise Christmas present for my son that yielded squeals of joy and excitement but now, three years later, that present has created stress and concern. I’m talking...

Marching into March: The Power of Walking

Are you ready to march into March? Or spring into Spring? Whatever the phrase, Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!” so to celebrate, let's get moving! Walking stands out as one of...

No Kids Allowed? Taking a Look at the Latest Wedding Trend

I remember when I received the invite to my high school reunion, and immediately I knew the answer was no. In fact, it was a very, very emphatic no. But with “no kid” weddings,...

The Holiday Bucket List

Whether we are ready for it or not, the countdown to the holidays is undoubtedly underway! It is common to feel pulled in many directions throughout December, but ultimately, we want to enjoy the...

Retail Therapy is REAL: Tips for Holiday Shopping!

November is here, which means Christmas is coming fast. ‘Tis the season to “Wine and Prime,” right? Retail therapy is real. And with the urgency to buy now with the media reporting there will...

I (Still) Only Have One Child

“Do you ever regret not giving your son a brother or a sister?” she asked, a blank look on her face, yet distinct curiosity glimmering in her eyes. I wasn’t expecting that question from a...
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