With just 2 days till my birthday, I’ve been jammin’ out to Katy Perry’s Birthday song…have you heard it? Even if you aren’t a March baby like me, you gotta take a listen.
In it, she takes the words right out of my mouth sayin’ “make it like your birthday everyday”.
Well think about it…in life we’re always working towards something…whether it’s to lose weight, move to a new town or get a raise at work, we all have goals and once we achieve one, another one pops up. It never ends until, well… life ends.
So you have 2 choices. You either ONLY dance once you reach your destination OR you dance ON YOUR WAY to your destination.
If dancing your way to your destination is more appealing but you’re not really sure HOW or if it really works, keep reading.
One thing I’ve learned is that we MUST appreciate, celebrate and straight up party with the here and now. We must consume the goodness that we currently have in order to move forward (in the most pleasurable way).
Otherwise, we get constipated (on life) similar to when we aren’t able to digest food.
And walking around constipated is debilitating. And miserable.
So this leads me back to Katy Perry…in order to dance your way to your destination, it requires you to honor yourself every day. Honor the baby steps. Honor the ups and the downs. And celebrate, celebrate, celebrate.
If you’re feeling uncomfortable with this task, I’ve got your back.
In this week’s J-ciniTV we’re going to start with baby steps and make sure you don’t feel like a cheese-ball having a “party” with yourself.
I give a you an example of a few of the things I’m celebrating as I add another year on this planet to my belt while I’m still on my way to my destination.
Get a peek at the party here:
Celebrating is the juice, the motivation that keeps you going when the going gets tough.
So whether you’re 10 miles or only a block away from where you started, raise a glass…you’ve made it! Yippie!
Love, health & laughter,
Ever have a day where you’re so busy that you forget to pee…let alone eat?
I talk to women who struggle with this all the time. Where they *might* eat a breakfast and not swallow another bite until they collapse in the evening.
If you’re trying to lose weight you might think this is no big deal…after all, you’re not consuming calories and you don’t get hungry during the day…so why eat, right?
Sorry! The “I’m too busy to eat” or “I just don’t get hungry during the day” will bring your efforts to slim down to a screeching halt…no matter how many days you sweat or how much kale you eat.
Since I know you’re busy, I’m going to save you a few minutes of readin’ time because in this weeks episode of J-ciniTV I’ve put in all the details of WHY this is a terrible habit, WHAT you need to do instead and HOW to do it without sacrificing your to-do list and the 50 places you need to be at once.
And lucky for you, I used to be ‘el presidente’ of the “I’m so busy” club! I know how hard it can be to remember cool fun tips especially when it comes to putting yourself first when your to do items are multiplying like bunny rabbits, so I’m dishing out a rap-tastic way to remember it.
Trust me! You’ll get twice as much done when you do this:
Love, health and laughter,
We’ve allll been there…that awkward time between 10am and lunch where hunger creeps in a lot earlier than it should! Where you find yourself playing eeny, meeny, miny, moe to help you choose between your only 2 dreadfully disappointing options:
Option 1 is to eat and not be hungry for lunch (which means giving up your excuse for a mid-day sanity break)
Option 2 is to work through the hunger and pray you make it to your lunch break without passing out (or deliriously watching the minutes tick by)
Neither of these options are fun nor will they put you on the fast track to dropping a pant size!
So I want to give you a secret weapon that is!
In today’s episode of J-ciniTV, I dish out 3 secrets that’ll have you smooth sailing all morning long. That way, you can focus your time, energy and mind space on tackling that to-do list with grace and ease!
Warning! This secret will shock you:
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Thanks for tuning in and I’ll see you next week on J-ciniTV!
Love, health & laughter,
After a Laugh Yourself Skinny session with me, my clients will often report how I always make them feel lighter, calmer and peaceful…like this losing weight thing is tooootally doable. Other people have even gone as far to say that I’m like a beam of sunshine.
Which totally makes sense because I spend the first moments of my day working a secret tool I have to make sure I’m “little miss sunshine” everyday.
Because what I’ve realized is that the happier I am, the better I feel in my body…and the more sh*t I get done during the day.
After all, when you feel good, you look good. And you’ve got to be happy to do good work.
Most people assume that happy people have easy lives. Saying, “oh, she’s got it so easy. I’ll never have that”, justifying their poopy mood.
Well my friend, as a woman these days, no ones life is easy.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be happy!
And like we talked about in last weeks J-ciniTV episode, your thoughts manifest in your body.
Feelin’ good? Your body will feel light, tight and sexy.
Feelin’ poopy? You body will feel bloated, heavy and stressed.
So wanna know my secret to staying happy amongst the sh*t sandwiches life hands us?
It’s in this weeks episode of J-ciniTV!
Pull up a chair and join me on the couch to get this simple secret to feeling light as a feather all the time:
So let’s put this practice into action ASAP so happy days can be here again. Remember happy = healthy!
For this week’s coach’s challenge, name one thing you’re grateful for and place it in the comments below. I know you’ve got tons to be grateful for so feel free to add in more than one!
And let’s bask in all the happiness it brings!
Love, health & laughter!
I confess if we were to rewind a few years ago, I was addicted to my heart rate monitor.
I wore it every day (because I used to work out every day) and would LOVE watching the calorie count tick away during a sweat session. Back then it was normal for me to burn upwards of 800 calories a day from my workouts.
I thought if I was burning more than half my food from one workout every day of the week, I should have had washboard abs and a body like a Cameron Diaz.
So you can imagine how continually disappointed and exhausted I was that exercising and eating kale was not my ticket to the lean, toned body I always lusted after.
What I learned from years of this was that just like food, not all workouts are going to leave you slim and trim – no matter how many calories you burn!
When I walk my clients through my signature program Laugh Yourself Skinny, not only do they discover the fat-blasting food that’s right for them, but they also walk away with a deep understanding of what workout is right for them!
If you’re working out and still not slimming down or you feel that your workout could be causing you to gain weight, I highly recommend you join me for my Virtual Dinner Party on Feb 5th!
I’ll be dishing out my best-kept weight loss secrets and how to lose 10 pounds so you can start seeing some real results (and finally have a body you L-O-V-E).
Plus… If you reserve your spot at the virtual dinner table NOW, you’ll receive 2 recipes that’ll whittle your waist and tickle your taste buds.
But I also want to leave you with something you can use today, so here comes this weeks episode of J-ciniTV!
In it I dish out the telltale signs that your workout is secretly causing you to gain weight. Let me tell you, if I had known these signs a few years ago I could have saved myself A LOT of time, energy, money and happiness!
Get started discovering the workout that’s right for you with this video:
And don’t forget to head over to www.laughyourselfskinnynow.com to reserve your spot for my f.r.e.e. weight loss party.
Can’t wait! It’s gonna be a freakin’ blast!
Love, health & laughter,
PS. If you want to lose weight for good, you’ve got to stop working against your body and start working WITH it. Learn how here: www.laughyourselfskinnynow.com
One of the most common lines I hear from women who are struggling to lose weight is, “I’m eating healthy and exercising – and I don’t know what’s wrong with me! – I just can’t seem to lose these 10 pounds!”
Then a mental spiral starts with all the possible reasons why she hasn’t lost the weight yet…
“Well…maybe it’s portion control. I probably eat too much,” she says. “Or maybe I need to get my thyroid checked.” “Or [huge sigh] maybe I should start running.”
Let me set the record straight, if this situation feels familiar, the reason you aren’t losing weight has nothing to do with portion control, your thyroid or logging miles.
The truth is, there are 5 major pieces to losing weight AND keeping it off for good.
As much as I’d love to go in-depth about these 5 pieces and why you’ve hit a plateau with Weight Watchers, I’m going to refrain from making this post 10 pages long.
Instead, this is your personal invite to my Virtual Dinner Party & No Bullsh*t training on Wednesday, February 5th, “How To Lose 10 Pounds & Have A Breathtaking Body You Love”
Reserve your spot at the virtual dinner table NOW and you’ll receive 2 recipes that’ll whittle your waist and tickle your tastebuds.
Since we’ve got a little time before the big event, I’ve put one of my sought-after secrets in this episode of J-ciniTV so you don’t have to wait to start slimming down!
Get started with dropping a pant size now by watching this video:
And don’t forget to head over to www.laughyourselfskinnynow.com for more weight loss secrets without starving yourself!
Can’t wait to party with you! It’s gonna be a freakin’ blast!
Love, health & laughter,
PS. “Eating healthy” isn’t your ticket to losing weight. Neither is straving yourself. Eating the fat blasting foods that are right for YOU is one piece of the puzzle. Learn how to find those foods for you here.
Today is the first official J-ciniTV episode of 2014 and I’m THRILLED to share it with you.
As you can see, the LYS team and I have been working like mighty little mice through a huge makeover and we’ve got such a pretty new playground to Laugh Ourselves Skinny in! After you watch today’s episode, poke around on here and check out the new site!
Anyhooo – I’m sure your holidays and new years were one big month-long celebration that may have you feeling less than fabulous. Don’t get me wrong – I love a good glass of champagne and chocolate cookie sandwiches from Sweet Freedom here in Philly, but after nightly indulgences my body is craving a good cleanse.
Now if you think I’m clearing my social calendar and drinking juice for 3 days straight in an effort to get back on track…come on! You know me better than that!
I’ve learned the hard way that the only thing waiting for me at the end of a juice cleanse is a binge, so I never recommend it to you, especially if you struggle with emotional eating like me.
I’ve got something waaaay better than that.
In this episode of J-ciniTV, I give you a run down of what I’m doing to detox, without wanting to punch my friend and steal her pizza.
Indulge in this week’s dose of skinny:
Now, making change requires ACTION so here’s this week’s “coach’s challenge” which will help you get on the fast track to dropping a pant size.
In the comments below, share: what’s one thing you’re going to do to get back on track without starving yourself?
Excited to get the accountability party going! See you in the conversation below 🙂
Cheers to a love, health and laughter in 2014!
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