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

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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

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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

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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! 

KASEY PORTER! 12 Feb 2015

Kasey
From: Milford, New Hampshire 
 
Favorite City: Boston, MA
 
Favorite Lithe workout: It's a tie between Weightless, All That, and Mercy 
 
Favorite Lithe exercise: Anything and everything Cardio CCS. I love the endurance it involves. It reminds me of being back on the competition mat. 

 

How'd she land a spot on the Lithe team: Kasey is fun, spunky, outgoing, positive, and strong. She pushes you with her infectious energy. Her classes are a chance to get present, get sweaty, and have fun!
 
Other job: Buyer for The Atlas Group 
 
Enjoys: Traveling, being active, red wine, Cape Cod, dirty martinis with blue cheese olives, no shower Avalon happy hours, long days at the beach, my puggle Wes (named after a former New England Patriots player), New England sports, Lithing (I cannot live without it), skiing, being outdoors, dancing, exploring new restaurants/bars, local farmers' markets, fruit, champagne, fashion, all-natural beauty products, my girlfriends, and spending time with family. 
 
What you wouldn't know by looking at her: I cheered competitively my entire life and was a cheerleader for the University of Rhode Island. I am really outgoing but can be shy initially. I double majored in merchandise buying and business while holding a minor in digital art. I love being busy and active. Relaxing is not my strong suit (I love to dance until the point of exhaustion). I tend to be a perfectionist and am extremely detailed-oriented. I love fashion and am constantly putting outfits together and drawing inspiration from magazines, boutiques, and my own closet (even if I have no plans on wearing them!).
 
I am slightly obsessed with my dog Wes and I talk to him as if he were a person. I love traveling back to Boston and I try to go as often as possible. I really believe in positive energy and getting back exactly what you give out. I found this in a book called The Secret which I reread often. I work out mainly for my sanity. Exercise puts me in the best mood. I am the oldest of three. My sister is two years younger and lives with me in Center City. My brother is six years younger. I come from an extremely close family. I love being involved in Lithe and I really believe in everything it stands for.  
 
Temp image of Kasey via Lauren

LITHE ON LOCATION 12 Feb 2015

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G'day from across the Pacific! My husband and I are on a five-week honeymoon and we shot this today on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. What a magnificent place – it's a ski resort in the winter and a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts in the summer (which is now for the kiwis!). We spent our time here zip lining, jet-boating, waterfall repelling, and hiking. All of which couldn't have been possible without the core strength I've gained from Lithe, so I had to hop up on this rock and demonstrate a signature move. The lake is deeper than the Eiffel Tower is high, which I thought was so cool (and kind of creepy)! We are off to Bali right now, and I plan to supplement my Lithe workouts with yoga and surfing until we get back to the States.

Cheers!
Diane Turner (now Begg)

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