256 posts categorized " Lauren Boggi "

8 WAYS TO FALL {2013 REPOST}! 16 Sep 2014

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Fall is my favorite season and we as humans are just like the seasons.  I look at fall as a time for personal harvest. September/October is kind of like the new year.  It’s also just like heading back to school.  Like the ebb & flow of nature's seasonal changes, fall is a time to reflect on our lives, a time to examine where we are with personal accomplishments (bucket list, anyone?). 

Come October, I often ask myself what I need, what’s missing, or what needs to change. With all this change and incentive to push the restart button, it’s a great time to get back on the horse with your Lithe/fitness routine, and create good, healthy seasonal habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. 

Here are 8 ways to start making the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be your Lithest before the holidays roll around.

1.  Earlier to bed, later to rise.

There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but if you add thirty minutes to your usual wake-up time and crash thirty minutes earlier each evening, the extra hour of rest will go a long way in helping you adjust to shorter, darker days and the drastic decrease in temps here in the Northeast.

2. Nutrients in, garbage out.

Break a sweat everyday, cut out processed food, drink those Greenies, bust out the Neti Pot, utilize aromatherapy and oils, brush your skin and drink more water.

3. Fall back a bit (but not a ton).

We take care of matching your Lithe schedules to the season (I’m currently creating two amazing new Fall Lithe workouts), but it’s your job to slightly reduce the intensity, length or frequency of your schedule. If you’ve been Lithing 2 times a day AND running, or if you’ve been in the studio 7 days a week, give your muscles an extra day of rest this season.

4. Breathe, sweat, shake & wrap it up!

The Lithe breath is the foundation of your practice.  It not only works the core, but it releases excess toxins. Looking for other ways to release toxins?  Wrap it up and sweat it out by taking our Wrap Star workouts:  Hot Legs, Cinch & Peeled!

5. Enjoy (and winterize) your diet

Eat foods that are local and in season.  Enjoy your local farmers market, cook more, grab lean local and seasonal Lithe Foods, and go apple, pear and pumpkin picking with friends and family.  Try: arugula, artichoke, broccoli, endive, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, cranberries, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, okra, pears, peppers, grapes, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, squash and zucchini.

7. Build your practice

Fall is the perfect time to build (or re-build) the foundation of your Lithe practice. Did you fall off the wagon this summer?  Are you feeling less than motivated?  Sign up for our Fall Lithe Transformation Challenge (or do your own personal 9 day), focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe habit and see serious results.  Can't do the challenge or a 9 Day?  Sign up for 3 classes a week, 3 weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstance. 

8. Give thanks.

We have to keep in mind that very little is accomplished by ourselves. Be grateful for all of the people who support, guide and challenge us.  Always remember that the grass isn’t always greener, and that there are people in the world that would give anything to be in your shoes, right now!

Image of Lauren via Jordan

 

#LITHETRANSFORMATION HASHTAG CALENDAR! 15 Sep 2014

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To win a ticket to Lithe Tour Philly, attempt to complete our Lithe Transformation Hashtag Calendar!  There are 19 hashtags in total, and we require you to complete 19 of them for the win.  We'll post every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for the next six weeks!  We recommend creating a public Lithe-specific account on Instagram or Twitter and follow us @lithemethod. 

GAME DAY ISRAELI SALAD! 14 Sep 2014

FSTG ShiraziSalad

I love this time of the year.  It's football season AND late-summer produce is abundant and at its peak.  If you're celebrating game day and want to keep it healthy and Lithe, make this classic Israeli Salad.  It's light, refreshing, low in calories, dairy-free, and so delicious.  I've paired it with Food Should Taste Good® Multigrain Tortilla ChipsServes 8-10 people.  

Ingredients:
•   1 lb Persian cucumbers, diced

•   1 lb fresh, ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced

•   2 bags of Food Should Taste Good® Multigrain Tortilla Chips

•   1/3 cup minced onion
•   Juice of 1 lemon

•   1/2 cup minced parsley

•   2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

•   Salt to taste

If you love this, check out Sayeh's Salad Shirazi recipe!

Image of Lauren via J. Zoyla

LITHE ON BUSTLE! 10 Sep 2014

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HI-TOP! 9 Sep 2014

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You've never worked your abs like this before! Put on your Hi-Tops and hit the floor. Hi-Top is a total-body workout with a focus on the abs, back, and upper body. We're talking visible abdominal results within 24 hours, post-class. 

Are Lithe's Hi-Tops ($25) required to take the workout? No, but we highly recommend them for the best experience and maximum comfort. Our Hi-Top socks were made for the workout. They are thick, slippery, and provide extra cushion for the ankles, feet, shins, and knees while allowing your ankles to breathe (Bonus: they also look great with Hunter boots!). Our Hot Legs socks are available to borrow through the end of September, but their looser, un-padded knit does not allow for maximum comfort and glide. We recommend DIYing with a pair of thick ski socks.  

Images of Lauren Boggi wearing Lithe's Hi-Tops & Onzie via Katie Kempf

LITHE THANDAI LASSI 3 Sep 2014

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I'm on a nine-day challenge, which means my diet is ultra clean and I'm kicking up the intensity in-studio and also taking my workout outside for an extra hour a day.  I've also been testing our Lithe Spice and came up with a fantastic breakfast lassi that also moonlights as a dessert. 

Indian thandai, literally translated as "something that cools," is a sweet, creamy milk drink flavored with nuts and mixed with rose petals, poppy seeds, and spices such as cardamom and fennel. On Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the refreshment is traditionally served with the addition of bhang (a derivative of marijuana). Here we've gone dairy, bhang, AND alcohol-free and used our Lithe Spice, which accentuates the nutty, warmly-spiced, floral flavors in the lassi perfectly.  

Ingredients: 1 cup coconut water, 1/2 can coconut milk, 1 large handful of cashews and 2-3 tablespoons Lithe Spice (sub in a pinch of cardamom, pinch of sea salt, fennel, poppy seeds, and edible rose petals or rose water).

To Do: Mix everything in high-speed blender until smooth.

Image of Lauren via Jordan

LITHE TACO SALAD 28 Aug 2014

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I know that I've been talking a lot about Mexican food lately.  I've also had my share of chips over the past two weeks.  Never the "bad" kind, though.  As you guys know, some days I dehydrate, some days I sub-in lettuce, and some days I have none, but every day I believe that Food Should Taste Good.  Have you guys tried them?  They're natural, gluten-free, certified vegan, kosher, low sodium, and have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. 

Lithe's Taco Salad incorporates FSTG blue corn tortilla chips made with blue corn, brown rice, flax, sesame, sunflower seeds, and quinoa (grab a bag at Whole Foods).  I really love this dish - it's a delicious and super satisfying meal that everyone will love. It's healthy, light, and you won't even miss the cheese.  Ground turkey subs in for beef; nonfat yogurt peppered with lime juice, jalapeno, and cilantro makes a clean and zingy cilantro crema. Fresh papaya (a sweet, nutritious superfood) slices add a splash of color.  Perfect for Fall, back-to-school, and football season!  Serves 6

Ingredients:

•    1 avocado
•    2 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
•    Food Should Taste Good® blue corn chips
•    3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
•    2 limes
•    1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
•    2 tbsp finely chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper
•    1/2 tsp coarse salt
•    1 pound ground turkey
•    1 tsp chili powder
•    1 teaspoon Lithe Spice or ground cumin
•    1/2 pound romaine lettuce, chopped into 1-inch pieces
•    1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
•    1/4 cup kidney beans, drained and rinsed
•    2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
•    1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped
•    1 papaya seeded, rinsed, and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick wedges

To Do:

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add corn, and reduce heat to medium; simmer until kernels are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer corn to a plate; let cool. Slice kernels off cobs; place in a small bowl, and set aside (you should have about 1 1/4 cups).

2. 
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread Food Should Taste Good blue corn chips in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; heat, turning once, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool, and set aside.

3. Make the cilantro crema: In a medium bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, juice from 1 lime, cilantro, jalapeno, and salt. Set aside.

4. 
In a medium nonstick skillet, brown turkey over medium heat, stirring frequently until no longer pink.  Stir in Lithe Spice or chili powder, cumin, and juice from remaining lime.

5. 
Transfer mixture to a large serving bowl. Add lettuce, avocado, beans, tomatoes, onion, papaya and reserved corn and blue corn chips. Toss to combine well. Drizzle with cilantro crema; serve immediately and enjoy!

Images of Lauren Boggi and Mars via Jordan

LITHE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH MAG 26 Aug 2014

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Check out our latest for Women's Health Mag!

LAUREN BOGGI ON STYLE BISTRO 22 Aug 2014

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Lauren talks to Style Bistro about confidence, diet, fitness, excuses and balance.  

Images via Style Bistro via Dom 

EVERYTHING NICE 19 Aug 2014

Lithe Spice

Are you an Herbigirl?  Eating clean is about to become super easy and really enjoyable in October!  You'll love our delicious and healthy superfood seasoning mix - All-purpose, antioxidant-rich and perfect for spicing up smoothies, water, veggies, salads, soups, and protein without all the fat and additives.  Also works beautifully on the skin as a mask!  Available on-line and in-studio. 

Image of Lithe mix via Lauren

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