I’ve Been Selected To Be A Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador

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I am so excited to join the Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador Team.  Their motto for 2015 is all about #PYBCYE – Pushing Your Boundaries, Challenging Your Expectations. This means that I will continue to embrace and publicize that there are “no limits or boundaries” to what  can be achieved in the areas of health and fitness.   I will be challenging myself to return to school to become a certified nutritional specialist this year.  I’m enthusiastic about meeting new people through my blog and hopefully traveling around the world to find new information to share.

Peace and Love

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The Beauty of a Name

I’ve asked my mother several times to repeat the story of how she came up with my name.  It’s such a funny tale.  My mother loved to watch soap operas.  While she was pregnant with me, there was a character that she loved to watch daily.  She can’t remember if the soap opera was the, “Edge of Night”, “Guiding Light” or “Days of Our Lives”.  She just remembers that she loved the character named, Andrea.  So, she decided to name me after her favorite soap opera diva.

Oftentimes when I’m feeling quite spirited and over-the-top, I explain to people that I was named after a soap opera character so please excuse me if I’m being a “Drama Queen”.

During a past family reunion several of my aunts produced these wonderful posters which explained what our names meant. My poster was as follows:

Andrea

Origin:

Greek

Literal Meaning:

‘strong’

modest at heart, she is quick to make friends

her beautiful smile captivates others

looks  for thoughtful ways to show she cares

her family feels her love and understanding

Andrea believes in searching for the truth

she’s admired for her way with words

she enjoys the thrill of new experiences

she esteems truth and integrity

I believe this truly captured who I really am today.

Now for some fun with acronyms

A-  ambitious; athletic; adventurous

N-natural; nurturing

D-determined; dependable; dramatic

R-responsible, responsive; real; respectful

E-encourager; elegant

A-aspiring

Questions:

l. How did your parents come up with your name?

2.  What does your name mean?

Peace and Love ♥