★Motivation Monday: Kickn’ Ass

Exercise is the most potent & underutilized antidepressant

Exercise - Antidepressant

Are you kickn’ ass or do you feel like you’re getting your ass kicked

Are you bringing your ‘A’ game
Are you present – with peace & clarity
Is your heart open & ready to receive

Fighting the Fight
Do you feel like every move you make is met with resistance?
Is it hard for you to stay out of a ‘story’?
Are you in shutdown – overeating, having 1 too many cocktails or vegging out?

When you’re stuck in those ‘lower vibes,’ feeling anxious, worried and spinning old thoughts/emotions leading to old behaviors/habits, it seems almost impossible to do anything else.  Having the awareness that you’re in that space is a step in the right direction. Literally.

According to a Harvard Medical study on people with mild to moderate depression

  • Exercise’s effects last longer than antidepressants
  • People who exercise regularly are less likely to slip back into depression
  • Will notice a mood lift & improved self esteem

While you’re going through it, you may not feel like doing anything. I get it, I’ve been there. Many of my clients are dealing with injuries or chronic pain and while their condition gets them down, some are brought down even lower by the meds they’re on.

If you need to consult your physician before you begin, make sure you do that and begin with an advised protocol. Even if your condition requires long term medication, do it in conjunction – you’ll benefit from exercise & self care.

It doesn’t mean you have to go out and spend 5 hours in the gym…. the Harvard study found walking daily (5x/wk) for 30 minutes was sufficient. Of course, if you wanted to add a little extra and throw in a yoga class or weight lifting routine, that would be fantastic!

Dealing with your situation and adding on exercise does require effort, and if you have the Awareness, I’ll match your effort. Are you willing? If you are, and need a little extra help getting started, contact me for a complimentary 30 minute Breakthrough Session – in the box below.  You’ll walk away with an AHA or 2 and a clear cut strategy to start Rockn’ your higher vibe! 

Kickn’ Ass
This is where you want to be, isn’t it? On top, livin’ the dream, feeling good! You can get there. All it takes is a willingness to be present – to embrace your ‘Budding Buddha’ and be in the now – free from your past, with clarity about where you’re heading.

Habits of Success
– Exercise regularly
– Eat nutritiously to support clarity
– Daily review of your goals
– Speaking positively – uplifting yourself & others
– Adequate rest
– Daily energizing/meditation/prayer


Live Passionately, in flow with all that is possible!

Contact me for a Breakthrough Session and a plan to develop
new patterns that align with your life and goals

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Love & Light,

Paula D’Andrea – Transformation Specialist

After an outstanding career as one of L.A.’s top fitness trainers, Paula D’Andrea is Rocking her role as a Transformation Specialist. Paula has taken her knowledge of the body and mind to a deeper level. Using her strong intuitive skills, personal experience in healing her own body and years of practical learning, she is now guiding her clients out of long term cycles of sabotage, limiting beliefs and pain to live more vibrant, dynamic lives.



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