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Kalika just completed her nine-day challenge. Check out her before pictures. It's truly incredible what nine days can do! Congrats, Kalika! Mission accomplished.  

EATING LITHE L.A. 29 Oct 2014


Whenever I go to the West Coast, I tend to eat my way through the day. There are so many fresh, healthy options! Some of my favorites: Malibu Seafood's fresh fish, Lemonade Venice's casual fast food, L&E's oysters, Moon Juice's cold-pressed juice and nut milk, Alimento's Cali-Italian, Gjelina, anything from True Food Kitchen (the crudites are to die for), and Sugarfish's sushi. 

Do any of you have L.A. favorites? Please share! 


Q&A with E.T. QA E.T & Destination Maternity

You love her workouts, and you've watched her bounce forward phenomenally. Read all about Lithe Instructor, Elizabeth Tomkins on Destination Maternity's blog, Cravings

Images of Elizabeth via Lauren



Cooking sauteed veggies with Lithe Spice No.1 is so easy and delicious. Try this spiced zucchini recipe!  

Serves 6

1-2 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Lithe Spice

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the zucchini and cook, stirring until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining tablespoon of oil and zucchini. Then, return the first batch of zucchini to the skillet along with the garlic and add Lithe Spice. Cook, tossing gently, until the garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Images via Lauren

YELLOW CAKE 26 Oct 2014

Yellow cake

This really isn't a recipe, but I had to share this incredibly easy-to-make super-decadent, yet healthy dessert/snack. If you're wondering just how yummy this is, my 3-year-old with a sweet tooth calls it "cake" (it's the yogurt). It's simple to throw together and satisfies a sweet tooth in a healthy way.  

Ingredients:  Noosa coconut yoghurt and fresh pineapple

Directions: Cut pineapple and top each piece with a dollop of yogurt. 

Image via Lauren

LITHE BRIDE 23 Oct 2014



Just wanted to share a few photos from my wedding on August 29th. After Lithing here and there for the past few years, I bought my first monthly and created my own #LitheBride challenge – 25 classes in the 30 days leading up to my wedding. I felt so beautiful and so accomplished in my wedding dress! Six weeks later I was back in the studio, craving CCS and chia seed bars. So good to see the faces that were there with me during some of my most stressful weeks! Thanks for the healthy addiction, friends.
Allison (Berger) Hartman 
Images via Emily Wren Photography


Sayeh's Living Lithe

Lately, I've been feeling like a dinosaur. And not in the worrying about aging and crow's feet way, but in the world is moving so fast and I'm totally clueless about how anything works way. 

Thing is, I've never thought of myself as old-fashioned. Even the word 'old-fashioned' feels old-fashioned. I picture the ladies in Steel Magnolias saying it to their mothers who are scandalized by their off-the-shoulder dresses. But, I think I'm indeed old fashioned, or at the very least, I'm terrified of the future and like things to stay the same, and have always been slow to jump on the new developments of life. 

For example, when Myspace came out, right after I graduated from college, I was totally appalled by it. It seemed like the craziest, most narcissistic platform on the planet. Take a picture of...MYSELF?? By...MYSELF?? And put it on the INTERNET?? And then put lots of other pictures of everything ELSE I do on the Internet?? And tell people how I'm FEELING in the moment?? I'm feeling that it's none of your business how I'm feeling! But, a few of my less grumpy friends jumped right on it. This is great! What a great way to keep in touch and know what people are up to! They used HTML to decorate their pages with sparkly Chanel logos and made it so their profiles played songs like "Where Is the Love" by the Black Eyed Peas (when their boyfriends broke up with them.) I, of course, had no problem looking at people's pages and gawking at their willingness to share...until eventually, I warmed up to the idea and got a Myspace myself and subsequently spent hours looking for different 'skins' for my page. Skins. 

When checking in happened, I really thought about just shutting it all down. CHECKING IN?? CHECKING IN?? I'm going to tell everyone exactly where I'm am at the very moment that I'm there?? I won't even accept gum from people I don't know because of tales of razor blades in apples and LSD-laced Jolly Ranchers instilled in me from my trick-or-treating days, and YET, YET I'm going to tell the whole world where they can find me in case they want to do something terrible to me?? WHY does this make ANY SENSE? Lo and hold, however, many friends and acquaintances began checking-in as if it were entirely normal. (I still refuse to check-in, unless there's a discount incentive involved). Recently, I actually contemplated walking into Mr. Chow in NYC to "accidentally" to bump into Fredrik Eklund, my reality TV crush, when Instagram told me he was eating there with his hottie husband Derek Kaplan. I even told my cab driver to DIVERT DIVERT, but then got a hold of myself, and realized this was ludicrous behavior and went home instead. 

Twitter? It's been out for how long now? Almost a decade?? And I've only recently had to create an account for work, whereupon I told my colleague: Oh my God, have you been on this Twitter thing? It's actually super helpful and informative!! You can follow local organizations and know what they're up to and hear about sales and get news and hear from your favorite celebrities instantly! She looked at me as if I had just stepped out of the Delorean wearing a puffy, orange vest. 

Thing is, I want to be the person that has the foresight to hear about some new technology and think THIS IS THE FUTURE, I'm going to jump on that! But, I'm not. I'm the opposite. If I were at the meeting about Twitter, I would have scoffed and left to make calls on my Zack Morris cell phone. I recently toured a local high school whose students graduate knowing how to animate, code, create apps and have partnered with a local startup to learn how they developed a mobile DNA lab. Mobile. DNA. They are building an actual motorcycle that is controlled, while driving, by an iPhone app. I can't walk and text. 


You know what I was doing in high school?? Obsessing about my thighs and writing notes to my friends on actual paper which I folded into weird shapes that I was really proud of and physically HANDING them off between classes. That's what I was doing. 

I can't code. I can barely work my iPhone. I SUCK at Google. And to boot...it all terrifies me. When I told a friend about this school I visited, she said: Doesn't it make you feel great that there's a school in the city where kids are getting such an incredible education? I looked at her blankly. NO, it doesn't feel great! I'm a horrible, selfish person that is thinking about ME right now. ME. That's who! That tour made me realize that if I ever have kids, they are going to look at me the way I look at my mom when she can't figure out the remote control. 

Yet, there are folks my age and older in Silicon Valley and all over the world that are totally unafraid that the future is now, and that a 10th grader can swab the inside of my cheek and tell me if a child I conceive will be predisposed to any genetic abnormalities, during second period biology. I mean...I'm still getting over FaceTime. HELLO! We are looking at the people we are talking to on the phone. Not that long ago, that was something crazy sh*t that only the Jetsons could do, and we're all acting like it's old hat!

I usually wrap my columns up with some call to action for myself, or some solution or something to give myself a strategy to fix my problem...but I'm not sure I have one this time. Because even though I want to be cool and teach myself Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, I think I may have to just accept that I'm always going to be a bit leery of the next big thing.

See you in class! (But first, GET OFF MY LAWN!)



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HAPPY WEEKEND! 17 Oct 2014

So Cal sunset

Happy weekend from the West Coast!  Ahh...California. I feel so lucky that my work takes me here. I love the sun, "sleeping in" due to the time change, beautiful Santa Monica sunsets, and eating Lithe without even trying.  Stay tuned next week for a list of my local southern California eating Lithe recommendations and more shots from the weekend.

Image via Lauren

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