Healthy Shopping at Costco

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Oh boy! I am so stoked for this post! I have been wanting to do a great blog on all of the healthy foods you can purchase at Costco. Yes, for those who know me, you know I LOVE Whole Foods but Alex and I also love to load up on all of our ‘basics’ at Costco. Especially now that we are both competing together in October and loading up on more protein than most, LOL!

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Balancing Chronic Stress in Your Life: Alex and Ashley Poptodorov

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Welcome to the A+A Blog. We love helping you live your healthiest life. 

Stress is something that we all have to battle daily in our lives. How we handle these stressors will determine our overall health and wellbeing. Alex and I are owners of A+A Wellness: Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle right here in East Cobb/Marietta, GA and offer our ‘Health Talks’ biweekly at Whole Foods Merchants Walk. Join us for our next seminar or visit www.AandAWellness.com for more info. 

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5 Things That Could Be Stunting Your Fat Loss Goals: Ashley Poptodorova

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When it comes to reaching FAT loss goals (notice I did not just say ‘weight loss’) it takes working “smarter” and not harder. As a Health Coach, these are the top 5 areas that I notice people fail at reaching their fat loss goals.

Our next series for our ‘Inner Circle’ Members will be on how to strategically approach these areas so that you ...

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Step 6 of Proper Goal Setting: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

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Ok, last part of the series on ‘Proper Goal Setting’ and I could not be more excited! I am hoping that at this point, you’ve been able to take a look at some of the ‘action items’ provided for each part of this series (I am even thinking of turning this into an eBook because it’s THAT important). I saved the best for ...

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Step 5 of Proper Goal Setting: Building the Right Support Network

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I can’t imagine starting my journey to health with no support. When I started my own journey I was 208 pounds. Throughout the most impactful part of my journey I leaned on and relied on the help of my husband Alex to support, guide, teach and hold me accountable. His support is still one of the things I credit largely to my success.

A proper support network is what helps to keep you accountable, motivate you and support your efforts. It ...

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Step 4 of Proper Goal Setting: Doing the Right Things Right.

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As a Fitness Professional the one thing I come across MOST when dealing with new clients is that they are often times doing the right thing the WRONG way. When it comes to reaching goals, it is so important to have the pieces properly lined up for success.

This will probably be the shortest post in this series but I want to share with ...

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Step 3 of Proper Goal Setting: Planning Ahead

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So many times in life we plan to fail by failing to plan. It is a tough truth that I had to learn in my life and especially when it came to adapting to my new ‘healthy lifestyle’ and goals. Remember, I started my OWN journey to health at 208 pounds! Just look at the picture below. That was me before & AFTER because ...

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Step 2 of Proper Goal Setting: Prevent Overstimulation

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Part two in our series on ‘Proper Goal Setting’ is probably one of the hardest aspects and components in our society. Overstimulation is a very real thing and requires daily FOCUS and effort to prevent it from wreaking havoc on our lives (and goals). Lets start with defining what this is and looking at some practical ways to combat overstimulation in our lives.

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Step 1 of Proper Goal Setting: Establish SMART goals

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I am particularly excited about this 6 part series to ‘Proper Goals Setting’ for our Inner Circle Members. I hope you find it helpful and insightful and if you have any questions at all, you can simply jump over to the forum to post your questions under our ‘Ask Alex & Ashley’ thread.

The first (and often missed) crucial step ...

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6 Things Standing Between You and Your Goals

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goal_settingHow many times have you set a goal only to find that it got shuffled under a pile of ‘to do’s” or worse yet, that you completely forgot it all together? Even worse yet, what if you feel like you are in daily of pursuance of a goal that you can never reach? These 6 things are common areas that may ...

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