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Andee Bookmyer

Andee Bookmyer
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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

Battling Decision Fatigue

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I remember recently sitting at a restaurant one evening and staring at the menu, feeling foggy and unsure of what to order. I smiled across the table at my friend, giggled, and apologized for...

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

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In today's world, where there tends to be a steady barrage of negative discourse and routine disagreements, I think most would agree that losing a pet is just downright hard. Whether it's a dog,...

Be the Sunshine: Coping with Dreary Days

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I would like to think of myself as usually a glass “half full” kind of individual. But going on seemingly ten days straight without sunshine has sometimes been a challenge. I mean, I can’t...
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The Early Bird Gets The Worm and Can’t Always Hang at Night!

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Going to bed early vs. staying up late is a topic that seems to keep coming up recently. They say the early bird gets the worm, right? What I have learned so far in...

The Power of a Genuine Apology

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It’s inevitable that we all make mistakes in our jobs, relationships, friendships, daily tasks, etc. Sometimes the errors are trivial, such as locking our keys in our car (oopsie), leaving the garage door open...

Let’s Get Dirty! Tips for a Mud Run

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It is no secret that stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things can turn out to create some of the most worthwhile, memorable experiences in life. This summer, a close friend...

Five Days Without Power: What We Learned

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I have to preface this blog with the brutal truth: I am kind of (ok, not kind of) a princess. So recently, on an anything-but-typical Thursday, when storms rolled through Indianapolis, thunder and lightning...

Six Summer Goals for Living Well

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Summertime is officially here! For many, life has a way of feeling a little easier in the summer. The sunshine, the seemingly longer days with more time to spend outdoors, being able to enjoy...

The Nice Girl Syndrome

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“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

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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!

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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

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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

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  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

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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...