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,
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
2. Nutrients in,
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).
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 6-7 days a week, give your muscles an extra
day of rest this season.
4. Breathe, sweat, shake & wrap it up!
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 (coming soon!)
5. Enjoy (and
winterize) your diet
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 the October "10" (Yes, you’re worth it). There are a few
spots left before registration closes (we have to get those meal plan orders in!) on Thursday, October 4th at 5PM. It’s the best way to get the
attention you need (from me), detox, focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe
habit and see serious results. Can’t do
the 10? Sign up for 3 classes a week, 3
weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstance.
8. Give thanks.
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 Boggi Goldenberg wearing Lithe via Dom