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I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

Julie46

Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

Julie

It's Better to Give

Gift-giving etiquette.

Is it acceptable to regift?
Your neighbor brought over baked goods. Should you reciprocate?
The clothes are the wrong size. Should you ask for a gift receipt?

These are all questions people ask themselves this time of year. Gift giving can be tricky to maneuver. You want your gift to be perfect and you don't want to offend anyone, but you have a budget to stick to. Here enter the rules of gift giving to make things a little less stressful.

Make sure the gifts you give and get bring joy to everyone this holiday season with these simple gift-giving guidelines.

Put Thought Into It

It's Christmas Eve and you're rushing from store to store, trying to buy for everyone on your list. You've waited until the last minute and haven't had the time to put much thought into what each person would want. This year, give yourself enough time to make each gift special by choosing gifts that fit each person's interests, hobbies, or personality and avoid generic gifts like candles, slippers, or throws.

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. - Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book

Be Smart About Regifting

Most people agree it's okay to regift. You receive something that you'll never use or maybe it's just not your style, but you know a friend who would love a zebra print scarf. You can receive the unwanted gift with grace and gratitude, but the giver never has to know you didn't keep it. Before re-gifting, make sure all tape, paper, and traces of previous wrapping are removed and never regift to someone who has contact with the original giver.

Don't Feel Obligated

A co-worker gave you a gift and you weren't planning to give her anything. Should you feel guilty and run out and buy a gift? In most cases, no. A gift is just that: a gift. Nothing should be expected in return. A smile on your face may be all that the giver wanted. If such a scenario causes you great stress, keep a few generic wrapped gifts on hand when the unexpected happens.

Include Gift Receipt

The shirt doesn't fit, the jewelry's not your style, or you already have too many knickknacks. What do you do? Even if you know which store the item came from, without a receipt they may not take it back. You've likely been there before, so save your friends and family a headache and awkward moment by including a gift receipt with your gift.

The Thought's More Important Than the Price Tag

Ever feel pressured to spend more on someone's gift just because you know he or she will spend a lot on you? Maybe others have a bigger bank account than you, and that's fine. Keeping up with the Joneses at the holidays will tax your already tight budget. A gift should be special because of the thought put into it, not the price tag. If you give a gift with expectations of a gift in return, you may need to reevaluate your intentions.

Stick to Family and Office Rules

Do you break the bank every year buying gifts for your entire extended family or every co-worker? Come up with a plan that eliminates the need to buy for everyone and pass it by your family and boss. What about a gift exchange, Secret Santa, or white elephant party with a spending limit, gifts for the kids only, an office party rather than individual gifts, or money designated for gifts donated to charity instead? Once rules are made, everyone must commit to sticking to them or people may feel left out and get their feelings hurt.