Meet Andrea

In 2011 I was at war with myself and my body, feeling like a failure at 328lbs– wishing and hoping things could be different, watching the life I wanted to live pass me by.

  • I was too large to fit in roller coasters.
  • I was too heavy to meet the weight limits for things like zip lines and ropes courses.
  • I was too out of shape to keep up with my friends.
  • I was too unhealthy to get pregnant.

I had lots of reasons to change my habits, to get healthy, and to lose weight, but I couldn’t figure out how to get started.

I couldn’t figure out how to lose weight, how to make healthy lifestyle changes, how to get motivated, how to stop yo-yo dieting, how to STAY motivated, how to get off the weight loss wagon for good and END THE CYCLE OF DIET-FAIL-REPEAT.

I believed that in order to live happy, healthy lifestyle, I had to perfectly execute the perfect diet and perfect exercise plan. That anything less than perfection was failure.

I WAS STUCK IN THE CYCLE OF DIET-FAIL-REPEAT.

Since 2012 I have completely changed myself, my body, and my life.

It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t quick. It’s also not over. It never will be.

I am constantly learning, changing, evolving…adapting to what life throw as me.  And I’m on a mission to help others do the same.

Living a happy, healthy I’mperfect Life is the best kind of life there is. I hope you’ll join me and thousands of others who are working to do the same!

In 2012 I learned that letting go of perfection was actually the key to creating a truly happy, healthy lifestyle, which completely changed my mind, my body, and my life!

Since 2012…

  • I lost half of my body weight
  • Became a certified personal trainer and CrossFit Coach
  • Completed over 30 races including Spartans and Triathlons
  • Started my coaching practice
  • Got pregnant three times! (Two beautiful baby boys and one miscarriage)
  • Gained 60lbs between those pregnancies
  • Lost 20 of those 60, so far!

But most importantly, I changed the way I thought about living a happy, healthy lifestyle!

Despite working to lose the “baby weight”, because my size and weight are important to me since they directly affect my quality of life, not a single extra pound steals my joy or discourages me from living my best, happy, healthy lifestyle.

In fact, these days I love my body even more and take care of it even better!

I have found peace in all areas of my life, ended the war with my body, and STOPPED the cycle of DIET-FAIL-REPEAT.

Instead of aiming for perfection, I make choices that allow me to feel my best– physically, mentally, and emotionally while loving my body from the inside out.

I honor myself, my body and my goals, and focus on living my best, happy, healthy, I’mperfect Life!

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  • How to stop beating yourself up for “failing”
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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MY CRAZY LIFE…

I’ve moved 19 times in my adult life between four different states and I’m itching to move again.

I’ve been married and divorced …and married again. I have been a foster mom and am now a mom-mom.

I’ve been a professional photographer, actress, administrative assistant, an ad executive, a preschool teacher, a private nanny, a software sales executive, and most recently, a small business owner…welcome to I’mperfect Life, LLC!

I’ve been a Catholic, a Born Again Christian, “spiritual but not religious” agnostic and atheist.

These days I consider myself a Happy Secular Humanist focuses on living a life that promotes physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness in myself and others. I am accepting and appreciative of all religions, cultures, genders, and sexual orientation without discrimination because diversity is what makes us special.

MY WEAKNESSES

I’ve spent countless hours of my life that I will never get back trying to find my keys, my glasses and my phone.  I have had an unreasonable number of jobs trying to find the right fit, never quite feeling fulfilled.  When there is a water shortage it will most likely be because I have rewashed too many loads of laundry that sat in the washer for so long that they got mildewy.

I’m late for EVERYTHING!  This is not an exaggeration.   Just ask my any one of my friends or family members.

 

My house, my car, my office and my yard are always in need of some serious attention. I make bad decisions. My teeth are crooked, my ass is large.  And as much as I’d like think I am a big picture kind of girl, I’m not.  I get stuck on the details, details which are rarely of much importance.

Having a linear conversation with me is like herding cats, my husband will tell you all about it.

MY STRENGTHS

I love trying new things. I’m honest…always.  I’m forgiving. I’m well rounded.

I’m curious. I’m interesting. I’m hilarious. I’m a team player. I’m a leader. I’m a nurturer and a problem solver. I’m creative and talented. I never meet a stranger. I’m super easy-going. I have a magnetic personality. I’m a free spirit. I make many good decisions. I’m good in crisis situations.  I’m a great friend and a Toltec warrior. (Go read the Four Agreements right now if you don’t know what that is!)

I am an I’mperfect actress, singer, photographer, writer and adventurer.  I love food and all things food related. I’m married to a wonderful, patient man who loves me just the way I am.  My life is a constant work in progress; most recently learning to live my new post-op, gastric bypass lifestyle; finding ways to be happier, healthier and more full-filled in the one and only I’mperfect life I’ve got!

It’s no secret that I’m a mess.  I have it far-less together than a 30 something career-woman, wife, homeowner and mother to four furry kids should.  But I’m learning to accept my weaknesses and embrace my strengths; finding balance and realizing that I’m okay just the way I am.

I hope you will join in embracing your I’mperfect life and learn to love your I’mperfect You!

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