Nutrient dense smoothies, green juices and soups (especially when it's chilly outside!) are my fave go tos for healthy eating. And they're an excellent way to optimize your mind and body as well as drop excess lbs.
To make the cut and be Optimal Mind Body Program friendly they need to of course be organic, but also free of gluten, beans and sugar. TIP: Add 2 T of MCT Oil to any soup recipe for healthy fat and brain fuel.
1. Keto Superfood Soup Recipe
2. Vegan Bone Broth Recipe
3. Thai Soup
Grab n' Go
4. Kettle & Fire Bone Broth - You can pack a few of these cartons in your suitcase for travel or use this as your base for the soups you make.
5. Juice Press Souper Greens
For busy days, I love to have a big batch of one of my fave soups or broths in the fridge or freezer. Cook a big batch over the weekend, then keep it on hand as a base for soups, to make steamed veggies, or sip throughout the day. Be sure to let me know which one is your fave! XOMB
Weather's got ya hunkered down at home or in a hotel room?...
Try one or all of these faves to get your sweat, tone and/or stretch on!
1 Codyapp.com: They have a huge variety of fitness videos from yoga to strength training, I signed up and love the 30 minute Barre Sculpt classes ($19.00 for unlimited access) but have tried several yoga and a couple HIIT classes.
Click HERE to sign up and get 50% off your first workout plan. Also loving live streaming and recorded classes at Physique57.com. Superior value (as little as $19.95 per month for unlimited classes) and you can make your own mashups!
2 YinYoga.com The most comprehensive collection of online FREE superbly well done Yin Yoga sequences. Coming mid April, my Yin Yoga You Tube series and live streaming! If you're in the greater New York City area, come try my Tribeca Sunday , Yin Yoga & Mindful Meditation class. Ages 7 and older welcome!
3 You Tube Exercise & Stretch Selects
A selection of some of my ab, HIIT, Yin Yoga and other short videos I found and like. All gratis!
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NYC has no shortage of amazing workouts of every kind and outstanding, world class instructors. But for me to find instructors that will motivate and bring out the best, most mindful athlete in me each and every class, regardless of how I'm feeling...that's not as easy for me to find. Laurie Cole at Soul Cycle still, after over 10 years, manages to do this for me each and every class. Here are three more I found in Feb that I'll keep revisiting.
This AM I walked into the friendliest & funkiest (as in stylish, good vibe, TriBeCa funky) barre studio ever. Surrounded by the loveliest clients, delicious artwork and my fave - Biggie Smalls playing (at just the right volume) I got a sweet, sweaty barre workout + HIIT (high intensity interval training) with on point cues from Lilli Chen. I have been back since several times for a straight up barre class with Lisa Stefanelli (pictured above). This 50 year old mother of triplet's style of teaching really speaks to my 47 year old mind and body. Literally and figuratively.
by Taryn Toomey
Borrowing TT's words from class this AM "F*cking beautiful!I" to describe The Class. I knew I would like @taryntoomey from get go, she's into all white after all 😉 What I didn't know is how much I'd LOVE #TheClass. It's got a little of all my optimal mind body fitness faves and more: ballet, barre, HIIT, planks, down dogs, taoist breathing exercises, jumping jacks, squats, perfectly choreographed to inspirational tunes played loudly enough so we can (and do) all singalong. There's even some Hoffman Process in there. Superior full body and mind workout/sweat, (yep, my mind sweat) + stream of consciousness mindful mediation reminders with just the right amount of "f*cks" to keep me present & smiling from the inside out. 😊 That she can inspire even New Yorkers to primal scream - a great stress reliever - is a bonus!
Short & Sweet Online Workout
On the days you don't have time for a full class or workout and/or can't motivate to get out of your home for a group fitness class, try this little ab video I found on You Tube by running a quick search.
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