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GROUP COACHING! YAY!

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I am so excited to offer you guys GROUP coaching this month!

             It’s PERFECT for those of you that want support creating a sweet and skinny life you love but aren’t ready to take the leap to one on one coaching or maybe you just like being in a group setting and having other amazing people to vibe off of and support you!

Either way it’s a deal at $25 for an hour and a half! (That’s less than what you spend on dinner in NY!)

The next session is July 22nd (Next Monday) from 7:30-9pm.

 We will be discussing daily rituals to assist you in creating a happy, healthy, vivacious life you love! You’ll leave with FIVE amazing tools that you can start incorporating immediately to help you lose weight, get happy and stop stressing!

Don’t miss it!

Email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com to RSVP. Please put GROUP COACHING in the subject line!

YAY! Can’t wait to see your pretty faces on Monday!

Meatless Monday

Have you been tossing around the idea of going meatless this Monday?! Even if you haven’t till you read this post, I hope now you are. I understand the overwhelmingness of giving up meat for a lifetime or maybe even a couple months but how about for just one day a week? I’ve already written a post about why this is a fabulous idea and all the benefits you’ll reap from just one day off meat, so if you haven’t read that, check it out here.

Alright, so now you know why going meatless one day is a great start (or you skipped the article and are taking my word for it)! The great thing about going vegetarian for one day a week is that it allows you to experiment with all sorts of different food choices you might normally pass over for some chicken or steak! However, I often find my carnivorous friends struggling to eat anything more than carbs when they first try this out and that’s no bueno! So to make your meatless Mondays even easier, every Monday I’ll be posting a meat free meal plan full of easy practical options for you to indulge in and start your week off right! Of course you needn’t follow it exactly if you have some yummy meat free ideas of your own add them in! And please comment below and let me know some great things you’ve been eating!

Meatless Monday Meal Plan #1

Breakfast:
Oatmeal with almond milk, fresh berries and sprinkled with chia seeds
OR
Fresh green juice (if your one of hose people who aren’t very hungry in the morning)

Lunch:
A nice big bowl of lentil soup
OR
A make-it-yourself salad (but what about protein?! Lentils, kidney beans, black beans, quinoa, edamame or grilled tofu are all great protein packed salad add ons!)

Dinner:
Feeling decadent? Try my skinny eggplant parmigiana recipe
OR
Quinoa with sautéed spinach, onions, asparagus, zucchini, whatever veggies your heart desires..

Snacks:
Almond butter with sliced apples
Carrots or broccoli with hummus
Kale chips

Yay!! Your going to make it through this meatless Monday and maybe even find you enjoy some of these meat free options more than you’d ever imagine!

 

 
 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

MONDAY MEDITATION

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As all of you Facebook fans know, I am doing Oprah & Deepak Chopra’s 21 day Meditation challenge! If your not in the loop on Facebook, click here and fix that! I have absolutely loved challenging myself to make time for a meditation each day with the over all concept being meditating on perfect health. As per usual on Monday, I had set out with the intention of writing my “Monday Motivation” post after my meditation but as soon as I saw our centering thought for today’s meditation, I knew I had to share it with you! So let’s all take a moment, take a deep breath, wash away all the scattered thoughts of the day and think about ” with awareness, I create healthy habits”. In the pre-meditation discussion, Deepak explains how so many of our unhealthy habits come out of our unconscious actions. We’re so used to reaching for the sugar to put in our morning coffee, taking the elevator instead of the stairs, or even worse, smoking cigarettes or grabbing fast food on the go, that we’re not actually self aware to what we’re doing.  Being self aware is one of the crucial tools to creating balance and health in your body. Be aware of your actions, be aware of what your putting into your body, ask yourself questions before you eat something or skip the gym. ” How is this helping me?” “What is this doing for my body?” So many times all it takes to make the right decision is asking yourself one easy question because in that question you become aware and connected to that moment and are no longer on the conveyor belt of your usual pattern. Let’s take this monday to carve a few minutes out for yourself and just repeat those centering words, “With awareness, I create healthy habits.” Think about what habitual, unconscious things you do that could be affecting your health in a negative way and what things you could consciously create as new, improved, healthy habits. Perfect health, vitality, energy , a fit body and a balanced mind all start here. Get aware!

 

To join the meditation challenge with me, click here and sign up for free! http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/bestsellers/ProgramPage.aspx?bookid=178&id=7733

 

 

 

 
 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

MONDAY motivation!

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That’s right, it’s Monday! Monday has quickly become one of my favorite days of the week because I love writing these Monday motivation posts. I hope they get your week off to an inspiring and productive start the way they do to mine. This kick ass quote comes to you from Babe Ruth and I love it because (like many of the quotes I pick) you can apply it to your diet or healthy living choices but you can also apply it to ANY area of your life that you are frustrated with right now!

It IS hard hard to beat someone that won’t give up! In fact, it’s near impossible. SO what’s that area of your life your struggling to win in? Is it diet and fitness? Do you feel that every diet you try and fail is just another reason you’ll never be the size you want? Well trust me I know how discouraging life can be. I’m a professional actress, I got on audition after audition week after week without sometimes booking anything! It stings but you have got to focus on your end goal, whether that be a size 4, a successful marriage or a dream job because at the end of the day that’s what keeps you in the game! And the longer you stay in the game the easier it will be to win! It’s a great idea today while your killing sometime at work to take a post it note and write yourself a little reminder, maybe it’s this quote or maybe it’s just a sentence or two about why achieving your goal is so important to you. I find when trying to eat healthier and make better choices it’s easiest when you constantly remind yourself why it is so important to you. A reason that really resonates with you like “to be a good example for my kids” or “to love what I look like naked”. Whatever gets your blood flowing and engages you on the path toward success. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so cut yourself some slack and know that everyday you keep on striving and pushing for your goals is a victory. “It is very hard to beat someone that never gives up”.

Happy Monday!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for watching! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

MONDAY Motivation!

MM6                Mondays like today, I need this motivation as much as you probably do. Here in New York City it is dreary and gray with leftover snow piles cluttering the sidewalks in various shades of charcoal. Getting out of bed is not easy but somehow most of us have managed to do it.  This week’s motivation comes from a quote I’ve been reflecting a lot on lately. Well actually the exact quote I had been thinking of was “you get in life what you think you deserve”  but this is extremely similar I believe. You can have it all if your not afraid to ask for it!  Say that to yourself a couple times in a row and I think some things in your life may immediately start rearing their ugly heads at you. I’d even write it on a sticky note and put it by your desk or your mirror so that you can see it day after day. Are you asking for the things you want it your life?! I mean, really, really, literally asking.  We only have a short time on this planet and we shouldn’t waste a second of it not asking for what we want! Everything in our life is a reflection of what we are asking for right now, in relationships, in careers and in your BODY! Don’t accept anything less than you deserve! Now you can take this and run it through all those areas of your life but for the sake of brevity and because this website is about a healthy body, let’s focus on your health.

Are you demanding a healthy, fit and vibrant body? Or are you settling for less than you deserve? I hope this is not too “out there” for you guys but I truly believe if you can grasp this concept, you can transform your life. You can have the life, love and body of your dreams! If you put out into the universe (or google) the question “how can I eat for more energy” or ” how can I exercise to thin my thighs” etc, etc, you will get an answer! If your looking for ways to be more active, trust that they will appear, you’ll start noticing more active options for dates or maybe decide to start walking to your coworkers desk instead of sending them a short email. If you want a meeting with someone who you think is out of your reach (I use italics because they are just a person and this is all in your head) even the more reason to go ahead and ASK for it. This monday, I’m reflecting on what I want in my life and then seeing what kind of “asking” needs to be going on. I feel motivated and strong to take on this week and hope you do as well! 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

Monday MoJo

 

 

mm4              Albert Einstein has some of the most amazing quotes on life, he clearly had a lot more figured out than his contemporaries may have given him credit for. This particular quote, I selected to start of our week because I feel like it’s applicable to the mind and the body! Interpret as you may for it’s YOUR monday motivation but I’ll let you in on what I’m taking away from it. In life, what makes us happier than almost anything else is forward motion. Think about it. Progress, progress, progress. Think of an area of your life your really happy about right now and I guarantee it’s because your seeing progress in that area. This is why people can have tons of money and love and still be unhappy, what they really need is growth and progress, the feeling like they’re moving forward. What areas of your life can you make progress on? Is it your health or your diet? Because your already making progress by checking out this website and showing that you care about your life and your body! Set small goals to show yourself progress, how about making it to the gym 4 times this week instead of 2 or 3? That’s progress! Little by little you can accomplish big things! Of course, you can apply it more literally as well, moving helps keep our body balanced! It clears our and head and reduces stress when we exercise, that’s why when you skip the gym for a week you’ll tend to feel a bit of kilter and maybe not understand why. Our bodies love movement whether it’s walking to run your errands, cleaning our house or jumping on an elliptical. Movement keeps us balanced and happy. So happy monday my sweet and skinny loves, get motivated and get moving!!

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

Monday Motivation #3 :)

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This is a quote passed on to me from my grandma and with the recent flu outbreak in Boston I thought it was very appropriate this Monday! Often on the day to day we let little things bog us down and sadly sometimes it takes an even bigger catastrophe in our life to really put everything into perspective for us. That cute guy you went on a date with not calling you back is an epic disappointment till you find out you can’t pay rent this month or lost your job and all that can seem like your world is crashing down till your doctor finds a lump in your breast. I don’t want to scare you, just trying to prove a point. Our health is soo incredibly important and it’s usually the first thing we tend to take for granted. We only get one body so why not put into it only the purest, most healthful ingredients to keep it running on super? You know what’s better than a flu shot these days? A fantastic immune system! Your body is such a wonderfully magical machine that can be your greatest ally against sickness if you are conscious about fueling it well. So eat those veggies and fruits, drink up that freshly made green juice and wake up everyday and say thank you to your body for doing its thing and keeping you happy and healthy! Our health is really our greatest wealth.

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION

Here’s one of my favorite motivational quotes to start your week off right! “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” alludes to having to hit rock bottom in order to get to a whole new level of our lives. Are there areas of your life your unhappy with? Well January and the beginning of the new year is the perfect time to transform yourself, the universe is aligned to help you do so! And by that, I don’t mean in some astrological way ( although it certainly could be true), I mean everyone is alive with new years resolutions! It’s the only month out of the entire year we all share a common bond of trying to transform some area of our lives! Want to give up meat or start an exercise group? I bet you’ll find others following suit. I can’t think of a better environment to find yourself in! Make this your month, your year to become the butterfly that’s already inside of you. And keep this quote close to heart because sometimes it takes falling on our face a few times to finally be able to walk! Don’t get discouraged, the toughest times in our lives often come before our greatest victories!

Now go get em tiger! ;)

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

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MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION

Motivational quotes are probably one of my favorite things in the world. I’m a total quote-a-holic, I have pages of them in my documents, they’re tacked all over my cork board and scribbled on my dry erase board. So I thought I’d share my little personal “fire starter” with you. Every monday morning I’m going to share another motivational quote to start your week off on the right foot! I hope it get’s you thinking and sets your mind in the right direction for having the best week yet.

This first one is particularly close to my heart, it’s been with me since high school and it’s probably the closet thing to my life motto. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” You are a blank slate and the beauty of that is that you can create whatever you’d like. We live in a world where people are inventing jobs that would have never been thought possible just a decade ago. We’re breaking barriers and reinventing ourselves and you can do this right now in your life. It can be as big as deciding you want to start your own business or as small as deciding you want to be a person who regularly goes to the gym. You decide what defines you, what kind of person you want to be. So what do YOU want to create this week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)