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25 posts from February 2015

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 27 Feb 2015

St. Lucifer 1 St. Lucifer

Happy Friday! Today's giveaway is from Saint Lucifer! Its spice is a masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers. Together, they work to unleash the hidden pleasures of any food. I love Saint Lucifer on my pizza, healthy hot wings, sweet and spicy nuts, salmon, and Bunny Mary Skinny Heathen.  

We're giving away a bottle to three lucky winners! For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us what recipe you're going to spice up! One winner will be chosen at random at noon on Monday, so you have four days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!

Images via Saint Lucifer

A BABY-WEARING WORKOUT! 26 Feb 2015

Lithe+ Oh Joy + Ergo 1 Lithe + Oh Joy + Ergo

I had so much fun working with Joy and Ergobaby – check out our baby-wearing workout!

If you're a mom, you know just how tough it is to squeeze exercise in, but our baby-wearing workout makes it a reality when you have an Ergobaby wrapYou guys are familiar with these Lithe moves, but when you're wearing a baby, it takes them to an entirely different level and you really work up a sweat. I recommend tacking these moves onto a 20-30 minute brisk walk.  

While some of the motions may look small or simple, these functional and fat-blasting exercises balance the body muscularly while targeting the core. We're flexing, extending, and rotating, and no muscle is left un-worked. It's really important (and feels good) to extend the spine during this time because new mamas are always hunched over due to nursing and tending to your babe. These particular moves were designed for wearing a smaller baby (less than six months) facing inwards. Coco was so cozy and in a sleepy bliss the entire time!

{Photos by Casey Brodley; fitness consulting by Lauren Boggi of Lithe Method}

 

LITHE SLIMMING BROTH 25 Feb 2015

Lithe Broth 1

Feeling under the weather?  This is liquid sunshine.  Our veggie version of bone broth is mineral-rich super-broth is a delicious, filling snack that also supplies healing nutrients and alkalizes your system, making it easier to detoxify, lose weight, and feel fantastic. This recipe can be varied according to taste.

Ingredients
3 quarts water
1 large onion, halved
2 carrots, sliced
2 cups chopped kale and parsley
2 celery stalks
1 tsp. turmeric
1 clove whole garlic (don't chop or crush)
Bragg's Liquid Aminos or sea salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh dried shiitake mushrooms

Put ingredients into a pot and place on a low boil for approximately 60 minutes. Continue to boil to taste. Cool, strain (I prefer to eat the cooked veggies), and store in a sealed container in the fridge. Re-heat and drink up to 3–4 cups a day.

Nutrition facts per serving 
Strained: 5 calories, 0 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates   
With veggies: 60 calories, 0 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates
 
Image via Lauren

SAYEH'S LIVING LITHE! 25 Feb 2015

Sayeh

I don't know about y'all, but this winter's been rough on me. No matter how many folks tell me spring is around the corner, or that this winter really hasn't been that bad, or at least we aren't enduring what the New England area has endured, I still can't help but feel a little bit like we are all characters in that movie Snow Piercer. Circumnavigating the world on a rickety train for the rest of eternity, forced to eat gelatinous bricks of protein and amino acids for nourishment, while the rest of the planet freeze dries during an extinction level snowpacolypse.

I'm slipping on ice. I'm ruining shoes. My back hurts from bracing myself against the wind and cold. I'm cranky. I don't want to cook. Even though I know I should be trying to incorporate foods that are purported to warm me up from the inside, I just don't FEEL like it because all I want to do is crawl under a blanket and complain about how I also don't feel like watching anything available on Netflix. In sum, the struggle is real, and it's time for a vacation to somewhere much warmer than here. In the meantime however, not surprisingly, my motivation levels to get into the studio have been as low as my mood. And that never helps.

I just want to eat MSG-laden dan dan noodles and greasy cumin lamb on top of steamed white rice (hello, Han Dynasty!) I want bechamel covered mac and cheese. I want to eat meatball hoagies on crusty bread that I dip into a plate of spaghetti. I want chili on top of everything. (There's a place in Texas, that I LOVE, that basically serves you ground up chili on top of chili on top of chili with a side of Saltines, and I can't stop thinking about it.) Not only do I want all of these rich, heavy foods, I want them in copious quantities. I want thirds. Pad thai or pad see ew? I'll take both. And throw in some spring rolls and any manner of dumpling you may have on the menu. Danke schoen.

Since good ol' Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow and I know I won't be warm again until mid-April, I realize this is not going to be a sustainable way to live. This means I need to find recipes for meals that stick to my ribs, but not my arteries. I tried to Google "hearty, healthy" meals, but Google assumes that I misspelled "heart" instead of "hearty" and is giving me lists of 25 foods approved by the American Heart Association. Which is all well and good, but not exactly what I'm looking for. (Yes, I know I should've put the terms in quotation marks. Whatever!)

Do you guys have anything you do to keep it together in the winter? Recipes to share? Tips to brave the cold and get to the studio? Or if you're feeling the same way, I'm certainly down to commiserate. Let me know, ladies! I need ya right now!

See you in class! (Tomorrow)

 

BEHIND THE SCENES {OH JOY + ERGOBABY + LITHE} 24 Feb 2015

Joy Lauren + joy

I had a great time in L.A. this afternoon working with Oh Joy + Ergobaby. Joy did a fantastic job Lithing it up with baby Coco. Stay tuned for a blog post and a baby-wearing workout!  

Images via Casey Brodley

LAUREN'S FAVE PHILLY SPOTS ON BE WELL PHILLY 23 Feb 2015

Be Well Philly Lauren Boggi Be Well Philly

Check out
Lauren's favorite Philly spots to get fit, eat Lithe, and recharge!

Image via Kate Kempf

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 20 Feb 2015

Mamachialithe

Happy Friday, Lithers! Today's giveaway comes from one of my favorite health food brands, Mamma Chia! Add  natural vitality and powerful nutrients into your day with their products (Mars and I are both in love with the Chia Squeeze). All of Mamma Chia's offerings are infused with delicious fruits, and veggies and packed with essential omega-3s, protein, and fiber.  

For a chance to win a fantastic gift pack of Mamma Chia products, please leave a comment below telling us what you look forward to trying! One winner will be chosen at random at noon on Monday, so you have four days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!

MELISSA'S EARNED IN WINTER CHALLENGE! 17 Feb 2015

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Lither Melissa B. just moved back to Philly from D.C. and she's ready to get back into Lithe shape, 2009 style.  She's been around the block before so we know that she can do anything she puts her mind to. Let's cheer her on!

Melissa via Lauren

LITHE IN TRAVEL + LEISURE 15 Feb 2015

T&L

Check out Lithe's Lithe on Location series in partnership with Kimpton Hotels: "Staying Fit on the Road" in Travel + Leisure March, 2015.

FREE PEOPLE #FPLETSMOVE & LITHE! 13 Feb 2015

We're loving this clip of Yoga, Surf/Paddleboard & Lithe! 

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