My name is Francine Azel. I am a mom of two teens who keep me on my toes and watch everything I do (even if they don’t want to admit it!).

 

I have lived a blessed life with a beautiful family. My husband is my best friend and has always found a way to make my dreams come true. He learned from the best… my dad. There was no such thing as a problem my husband could not solve until the day my dad, the first love of my life, suddenly died.

My dad was my partner in crime. He was ready to join in on the fun in any crazy trip or camping adventure I came up with. He was ready to join in on the fun. I was even supposed to meet him for a Food and Bike tour in Chicago the day after her passed. Suddenly, the rug was just swept from under me.

 

Losing my dad was tough, but what made it tougher was that fact that it could have been prevented. He did not take care of his body and he suffered a massive heart attack because of it. This tortures me every day, but I can’t allow his death go in vain. I won’t just sit back and watch another family go through that pain without at least trying to help! I may no longer be able to help him, but it is my mission to help other moms that can lead their families to health.

 

Whenever I walked into a room, my dad’s eyes would sparkle. He was the happiest man alive. Many compared him to Santa Claus. When I told him I became a fitness and nutrition coach, he gleamed with pride. Although, I was never really overweight when I was younger, my body definitely changed after having children. I had resigned myself to the fact that my body would never look the same again. No matter how much exercise or how many miles I ran, nothing really changed. Eventually, I learned how to clean up my bad eating habits, fuel my body with good nutrition, and fit my workouts into my busy schedule. Next thing I knew, I surpassed any goal I set out for myself.

And so now I am here, to pay it forward!

I hope I can inspire you to live a healthy life full of possibilities, one that you can create and control. Check out my blog for fitness motivation, tips and delicious clean recipes. I would love to get to know you more and would be honored to be a part of your journey.

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And so now I am here, to pay it forward!
And so now I am here, to pay it forward!
And so now I am here, to pay it forward!