Posts tagged ‘health’
I cannot tell you how absolutely THRILLED I am to share a very special event that my mother and I are hosting on Sunday October 24th, 2010 at 11am EST. The best part is that you can be anywhere to join us! (You just need a computer or a phone)
We have developed the Celebrate Love Your Body Day telesummit for women of all ages with the intention that after the day is over, you’ll love your body just a little (Ok, a hell of a lot!) more.
My mother and I have put our noggins together and contacted the best of the best women experts in these fields:
You’ll learn from these experts on how to live an even more amazing, juicy life.
Oh, and these ladies have gifts especially for YOU so you definitely want to tune in.
Oh, and did I mention that this entire day is FREE? Yeah, totally FREE.
Go to our website, check out the Save the Date, watch our cute video, and SIGN UP!
Plus, you’ll get a free report from yours truly on “10 Ways We Love Our Body Best.” And it involves eating chocolate!
Soon we’ll be sending information about our special guests and an “official” invitation, but go ahead and sign up now and get a head start.
Now, if you’re saying: “Well, I’m not available on Sunday, October 24th,” don’t fret. If you sign up, you’ll get the recording of each call sent to your inbox so you can listen on your own time.
So, now visit our website and sign up! Drop me a note when you’ve registered…I would love to hear from you.
It’s officially Fall! Hooray, my favorite time of year. Pumpkins, a crispness to the air, and the chance to wear that fabulous leather jacket you have.
Here’s the thing though: If you’re like me, you’re playing catch-up with your health from the summer. I know I’ve had one too many ice creams (see the past 2 day’s posts, and damn you artisan ice cream truck parked up the street from my apartment!), margaritas, and late nights out. I could definitely use a well-being overhaul!
You too? What a coincidence!
So what you have to do now is join this awesome Fall Health Bootcamp my mother and I are doing together in her midtown NYC health center. For 6 weeks beginning October 12th, we’ll tell you all we know on how to jump start your health so you’re feeling amazeballs. So many people push off their health until the New Year, where they swear they’ll be healthy and go to the gym 6x/day, which of course they never do. I’ve learned that health must be a priority, and it certainly is not something you push off for a time “down the road.”
So here’s what you’ll learn in the 6-week bootcamp starting October 12th:
October 12th Easy Detox: How to lose the extra summer weight!
October 19th Eat to Refuel: Learn how to feed your body exactly what it needs to feel your best
October 26th Sleep to Renew: One of my mom’s specialties. What good is eating healthy food if you’re so dang tired all of the time?
November 2nd Move to Recharge: Learn the best ways to move your body.
November 9th Think to Empower: This is all about mindset, baby. Your frame of mind has is the KEY to lasting wellness.
November 16 Build your Team: How to create support around you after you set your health goals.
Don’t wait to sign up because space is very limited. Check out the information here and reserve your spot pronto.
Can’t wait to see you!
So…what are you doing this Sunday, September 24th at 9:30 EST?
Nothing? Well, Perfect then!!! Cause I’ve got your evening activity.
I have the honor of speaking to one of the most fabulous women I know, artist Joanne (aka TrickyDame) who spreads the words “Magic Passion Love” everywhere she goes. Joanne is embarking on a crazy road trip across the country and needs some help with eating wholesome food on the road.
As Trickydame prepares to leave Tybee Island, GA to continue travel on the MPL-USA Art Tour, she’s hoping her TWO SPECIAL GUESTS will give her some insight on how to eat healthy!! Amanda Mittman is a blogger & Certified Holistic Health Counselor who introduced me to Yiska Obadia. I attended her workshop, “Redefining Diet” and it was awesome! Should be a great chat! Call in especially, If you have any questions for Yiska & Amanda!
Call-in Number: (347) 202-0609
I hope to speak with you on the call..You can put off washing your hair and picking out your Monday outfit for an hour. This is way more fun.
If you’re interested in better health (and of course you are, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this!) you absolutely MUST, MUST, MUST sign up for this FREE Telesummit hosted by none other than my fabulous mother!
Beginning Monday, June 14 through June 18, she’ll be interviewing the best of the best in the health and wellness world, offering you advice, tips, and tricks to improve your mind, body, and spirit.
To view the list of participants and to register, visit the website MyUltimateWellbeing.
And what if you’re unable to be on the phone during the calls? Not to worry! You’ll get a link of the recording so you can download to your computer, ipod, whatever, and listen at your leisure.
And let me mention again, it’s free! So visit the website and sign up!
Today I was planning on posting some of the latest developments in the “Battle of the Bulge” as people like to call our war against obesity (For so many years, it was drugs…now it’s pounds we’re fighting against!)
I was all set to write the post (which will now come later in the week) but then I came across this horror in the Daily News today.
The “Craz-E-Burger”: a 1500 calorie arterie-clogger. One beef patty. Loaded with cheese. Topped with bacon. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s sandwiched in between 2!!! Krispy Creme donuts. I seriously just vomited in my mouth.
First, it sounds just nasty. I thought the McGriddle was gross (a sandwich in between french toast), but this has trumped that. According to the article, this bad boy is the “hot” thing at fairs popping up across the country. And people aren’t only eating it, they’re eating A LOT of it. And loving it.
Experts, food companies, and politicians are racking their brains trying to find ways to get America slimmer. What’s the point, I ask, of labeling the calories im a bottle of Coke when people are eating “food” like this? There’s something MUCH deeper going on here, and it’s really scary. This makes deep-fried twinkies look as healthy as brocolli.
What we need is EDUCATION on proper nutrition. Stat! Before we have even more “Craz-E-Burger” induced heart attacks!
Once again, I had a different post prepared for today but of course life always seems to get in the way of our plans. I promise you’ll learn all about energy drinks tomorrow!
I felt compelled to write about what happened to me last night– a pretty big moment for me.
I got home from class and back to Brooklyn on the later side, around 8:30pm. I went to my favorite vegetarian café to pick up some vegetables for a late dinner, but unfortunately due to the late hour they were all gone (and probably for the better because who knew how long those veggies were sitting out in the open). Pissed, hungry, and grumpy (Matt and I call the combination of grumpy + hungry = grungry), I trudged home and started rooting around for something to make for dinner.
If you recall, in an earlier post I mentioned that I have a rule that I don’t east past 8pm, or 3 hours before bed. (I just feel so much better in the morning when I have an empty stomach—breakfast tastes so much yummier!) But, it was 8:45pm, I was hungry, and I decided I wanted to eat anyway. I figured the easiest and quickest meal to make was scrambled eggs with some purslane from my CSA, so I went ahead and made it.
Upon sitting down to the dining table, I paused for a moment, looked at my plate of food and literally asked myself out loud: “Amanda, do you really want this?”
“Yes, of course I want it,” I answered. “I’m hungry, I’ve had a long day, it’s not that much food, and it’s only protein. I think I’ll be OK in the morning”
“But remember your guidelines you created,” my inner-self answered. “Do you really NEED to eat this food” (Mind you, I’m still talking aloud)
So I looked down at my food, and I mean, really looked at it. Noticed the texture of the eggs, the smell, the yellow of the yolks and the green of the purslane. Did I really want this food in my body?
And as if by magic, I suddenly got up from the table, walked to the garbage, and threw it out. The entire meal I made, into the garbage. I went to the coffee maker and made myself some teeccino with rice milk instead. I stopped for a moment, thought about what I did, and a big smile came across my face.
What did I do? I stopped. I paused. I slowed down. I actually listened to what my body wanted instead of running on automatic pilot like I usually do. I took the time to think about how I would feel in 2 hours when I went to bed and how my body would be digesting the food as I slept. And I considered the state of my being 8 hours from then, when I woke up to eat breakfast and would feel bloated from the meal.
In the past, I probably would have gotten home, quickly eaten the meal, and most likely topped it off with something sweet, like chocolate. Again, auto-pilot. But this time was different. I practiced mindfulness and honored my body and my commitment to feeling my best.
So what can this tale do for you?
Remind you to listen to your body. Talk to yourself (it’s OK to sound like a crazy person!), ask if you really want what you are going to put in your mouth. Are you eating it for the right reasons? Are you honoring the commitments you made to yourself? And is that the exact food that is going to nourish you at that moment? I actually realized I had wanted something warm because I had eaten cooling salads and vegetables all day, and my body just craved warmth, despite the heat. I didn’t need the food to satisfy me. The warm drink was all I needed.
Be mindful of what you are doing when you are doing it. It’s a lot of work but the benefits you reap are well worth it. My body is really thanking me this morning, and I know yours will too.
Where in your life do you need to slow down and be more mindful?