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My Secret to Success


Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Secret to Success

There are so many things that we can do to do on this adventure to achieve better health and fitness but I have recently discovered a new secret to ensure success, yes, ensure success.

This new found secret is expensive but well worth the price. This new found secret guarantees I eat healthy, eliminate junk food from my diet and makes sure I get out to exercise. In fact, since I began to utilize this new Secret to Success (S2S) on January 1, I have lost 14 pounds in about 6 weeks.

Before I share this S2S, I want you to realize this is not something I can share with anyone, in fact you must cultivate your own. As I said before, this S2S is expensive, can be loud, will grate on your nerves, will cheer you on like no one else in the world and when you don't do what is required watch out. Some of you may think I am talking about a personal trainer but I am not. This S2S is much more effective, this one is determined and watches everything I do like a hawk. My Secret to Success is my 13 year old daughter.

Now some of you may think any child of any age will help, and they might, but believe me there is nothing like a 13 year old daughter. She knows everything, will definitely tell you when you screw up, will plead, beg and cry louder, longer and more effectively than any trainer and best of all she will love you like no other, and with that she will want you to succeed.

In this last month and a half my DD has encouraged me to get out to walk, ride my bike and to play more soccer with her. She has watched my food intake and reminded me to eat healthy. On a recent trip to a restaurant she absolutely glared, and then in a voice and tone only a 13 year can master she proceeded to remind me why Coke and fries are off my list, and not only until I reach my goal weight but forever.

Please don't get me wrong, my DD is amazing and I love her so. She is a fantastic young lady with talent, kindness and a heart of gold but wow, if you want success, there is none other like her. I honestly suggest, if you want to guarantee success, you would be wise to employ one of your kids, (or maybe a niece, nephew or neighbor's kid if you done have your own) especially if they are 13 to help you on this journey to better health and fitness. It will make a difference. It has for me!
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SWIMMAN 3/10/2013 2:35PM

    Great blog Andy! Thanks for lightening up my evening :-)
And keep going on the exercise - woo hoo!!

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SUSHIMAMA1 3/5/2013 5:13PM

    emoticon lol sounds just like my 13 year old daughter!! thank God for them...still chuckling over here!!

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MSGRANNYMAE 3/3/2013 8:17PM

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SHARIKAYE 3/2/2013 6:26PM

    You are a lucky guy Andy! I wish I had started this journey when I still had teen-agers in the house. By the time you are my age you will be healthy and happy and fit and enjoying every moment with your grandchildren!! Not that I don't enjoy every moment with my granddaughter...but I sure will be happy when I can get down on the floor and play. And right now my goal is to be able to chase her around the park when she is old enough for that. Timing should be just perfect!
You are a gifted writer. I love to follow your blogs!

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LEPETITCHIHUA 3/1/2013 5:58PM

    My teenagers are responsible for my stopping smoking a few years back. They are just so loving and pushy at the same time. They are my everything!

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/1/2013 10:08AM

    My 18 year old grandaughter lives with me . I know what you are talking about .my 4 year old grand daughter lives across the street , looks like i will be moving a lot more . Thanks for sharing you s2s .Have added you as a friend .

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GOODWITCH333 2/28/2013 11:43AM

    Our kids give us unconditional love, and yet can ace the "tough love" mode. My son is great for keeping me on track too.

And where on earth do they learn that "head tilted down and to one side pursed lips single raised eyebrow" look from anyways?!?


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JSPIN74 2/28/2013 10:24AM

    Awww! She sounds great...so fantastic! Way to go with your successes & lucky for you to have such a great kid.

My 11 yr old daughter is my loving-hawking-cheerleader...they really can't be beat.
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APRIL_IN_MN 2/26/2013 12:17AM

    So true! I'm glad your S2S is working so well for you! LOL!

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MOTIV8N2LOSE 2/22/2013 10:27AM

    It's great to have a support system and children can be the best cheerleaders emoticon that we need. They are the little voice inside of us that keeps pushing us on. emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/21/2013 8:59PM

    Thank you for sharing!

Love it! Give your DD a hug. She is a treasure!!

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DFOLKARD 2/20/2013 7:17AM

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/19/2013 10:54AM

    Hmmm wonder if that would work with 14 yo DS? At this point, he would rather eat rootbeer and hamburgers (oddly, he never seems to want to eat all his fries! And I don't push it!).

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Julia

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COMPUCATHY 2/18/2013 6:35PM

    That's awesome! And some day when you are walking her down the aisle in the best health of your life, you can thank her for changing your life for the better forever. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/18/2013 7:37AM

    Sounds like a great plan. I'll be happy to send the postage if you'll just box her up and ship her on over here. Alas, my own are long gone from home. emoticon emoticon

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CAMAEL100 2/18/2013 5:52AM

    A positive message about a teenager!! Well done to both of you!

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JACKIE542 2/17/2013 11:11PM

    You have a great secret to your success. With her, you can't lose, emoticon emoticon

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HOLISTIC5 2/17/2013 10:23PM

    Andy, would you rent her out ?? I could use a S2S like her !!!!

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JUDY106 2/17/2013 10:15PM

    You bet!!! You are in good hands.

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AMINO_WELLNESS 2/17/2013 9:18PM

    totally agree Andy! WTG!!!

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BBONET 2/17/2013 8:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Such a wonderful motivator!!! You are doing so well continue on his path!!! emoticon

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NANCY-GIRL 2/17/2013 7:55PM

    Yes, from time to time, my (almost) 9 y/o GS can certainly be a S2S! ;-)

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MUSIC2HISEARS 2/17/2013 7:30PM

    Sounds like you have a winning combination there!

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HOLLYM48 2/17/2013 6:57PM

    Wow, sounds like a great personal trainer and she comes with the house!
What a loving thing for your 13 yr old daughter to do to keep her dad on track. I love it! And I bet she likes having that kind of power to keep you accountable.
Good luck to both of you!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/17/2013 6:40PM

    Aw your DD loves her Daddy and wants to keep him around forever!!!

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WILSONWR 2/17/2013 6:39PM

    Wow! Is your daughter available for rent?? She is better than any personal trainer I know!

Bill

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LRSILVER 2/17/2013 6:13PM

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BLESSED2BEME 2/17/2013 5:52PM

    My 17 year old DD has been very good at pointing out where I'm going wrong! I totally get this! Glad it is working for you.

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FITLIKENIC 2/17/2013 5:02PM

    I have a 15 y/o Son, they certainly can be an asset and help in our success!

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JUSTYNA7 2/17/2013 3:33PM

    You are one lucky guy Andy and I know you know and we know it too. Hahaha, you are fun with your blogs. My own daughters are doing the opposite but... they are in their 20's and have a different view point. I DO have a 13 year old nephew... hmmm

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LASARRE 2/17/2013 3:05PM

    emoticon My daughter will start marching when we are standing together and she says mom you need to move too. So we move to get steps. Daughters are great!

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BEACHBARB2 2/17/2013 2:26PM

  Hahaha! We have 3 daughters and our only g'daughter is about to turn 13. You describe a 13 year old girl perfectly. They will absolutely keep one on the straight and narrow. The good news is that she'll know everything, and be quite happy to share that with you, until she's about 18. At least you're getting your money's worth out of her, right? LOL

Congrats on the weight loss!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/17/2013 1:13PM

    Double duty S2S. By having your daughter on board with your healthier lifestyle journey, she will learn things to, so in the long run her lifestyle will be healthier too.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 2/17/2013 12:02PM

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DOUGLYE 2/17/2013 11:25AM

  Nothing like a live-in accountability partner ;-)

Glad you found your motivation
. . . and way to go on the 14 pounds
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LOVESLIFE48 2/17/2013 11:18AM

    That is so awesome that your daughter is cheering you on!! I have 2 son's ages 23 and 21. They don't care what I eat or what I do. You are so lucky to have that kind of support!!! Be Thankful!!! I may be closer to my goal if I had a 13 year old cheering me on!! emoticon emoticon

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MLKDUD 2/17/2013 11:17AM

    Sounds like you found the ultimate secret!!

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LYNCHD05 2/17/2013 11:01AM

    You are right. They are expensive but they do,work. Keep listening to,her and you will win! And you know what, you are feachong her something too!

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BLONDIE218145 2/17/2013 10:50AM

    My goodness Andy. You scared me at first. I have a 26 yo Marine for a Son. I certainly can relate ! He's a wonderful inspiration for sure.

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