Thank You For An Eye-Opening Experience

The cauliflower rice was great! I thought it was quinoa before you do did the big reveal! Thank you for an Eye-opening experience! ~ Melissa M.

Fine Young Asset Queens moving their Fine Young Asset with Moi’

     Little did Melissa know that a line from her “thank you for inviting me to your ReNew You Ladies Retreat” text would inspire me to blog about the amazing event that I hosted last Friday, September 7, 10am-2pm at my home (aka my asset-moving queendom.) Assets and brains were moved. Minds were changed…literally and figuratively. Creative ways to discover and use our character strengths were learned and implemented. We shmoozed, we ate, we moved, we ate…did I mention we ate?… and lots of delicious, yet nutrient-dense food, of course! You know me I like to have my (Banana Dream) cake and my (cheap) vino too and I refuse to throw shrubs and twigs in a blender and call it a meal…Eeewww!

     But instead of recapping the entire event, like I usually do when I move assets (and other body parts) at retreats, I will just tawk about the food…because, well, everyone LOVES to tawk about food right? And I want to focus on one dish in particular because it really seemed to blow the lovely ladies away. Let me just preface by admitting that I am SO not a good cook, and I don’t really enjoy cooking…there I said it 🙁 . I’ve been told I am great at throwing stuff together and making some really delicious yet nutrient-dense meals. If you’ve checked out some of my quick and easy recipes like cauliflower latkes, roasted brussel sprouts, or some other “Eat Like The AQ” tips, you’ll know what I’m talking about. This one dish even had lovely Linda P. proclaim that she is amazed that she actually enjoyed something made with cauliflower. So here it is, drum roll please:

The AQ’s delicious cauliflower fried rice

You will need: fresh or frozen cauliflower rice, chopped red onions, shredded carrots, peas, or veggies of your choice,crambled egg, chicken, or whatever you enjoy for protein, Bragg liquid aminos (near the soy sauce in your fav grocery store,) garlic (I cheat and buy the minced in the jar because I don’t chop garlic,) mixed peppercorns, roasted sesame seeds (in the sushi section of your fav grocery store) to taste

      I don’t measure so you can do this all to your taste. Saute 3-4 red onions in a little olive oil and garlic. (I later use 100% pure olive oil spray with NO other ingredients and no calories.) Mix in 2-3 bags of cauliflower, add above spices to taste and brown. Use olive oil spray to moisten if needed. Add veggies of choice (steam them first.)  Add Bragg liquid aminos to taste, add protein, and stir periodically. You probably won’t need to add sea salt because the Bragg’s is naturally salty and the longer you cook it, the crispier it gets. Wallah!! (spelling?) You’re good to go!

Yummy cauliflower fried rice 🙂

      Everyone LOVED this dish: even our beautiful Georgia peach, Linda P. (and we ate Georgia peaches too!) What’s so awesome is that: 1. it would take about 9 cups to equal the amount of calories in one cup of fried rice and without the added fat….WOW! 2. The dish is loaded with lotza much needed vitamins, minerals, and fiber and 3. Everyone was SO satisfied but not overly full. Now I am not at all a carbophobe am I at all gluten-free, but I make some great calorie-reducing swaps where I can so if I feel like eating 17 of Jeanne’s delicious cookies, I will! Making simple and small swaps, like spices for sauces, or cauliflower for rice, or real fruit for sugar in your yogurt is what will change your body, your brain, and your life for good!

     Whether you move your assets with me weekly, or have at a past retreat, conference, or motivational seminar. Or you’ve read my blog or my book Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!, you know that my entire philosophy is Tiny Tweaks = Big Benefits. Small daily changes, as well as focusing on adding positive things to our lives is what absolutely works to bring more JOY and less OY to us! This philosophy has helped me, my family, friends, clients, and countless others who have listened to and applied my shtik to change their lives for good great! And I’m pretty sure that Melissa’s eye-opening experience went beyond her new-found love of The AQ’s delicious cauliflower rice. 🙂

 
“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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This simple posture tip will change your life!

Tiny Tweaks, Big Benefits

Is this what you look like when you’re watching TV?

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Is this you when you’re sending emails or posting on Facebook?

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What do you look like right now as you’re reading this? Can you say “Oy vey?”

Read on…I’m going to tell you something that can help add years to your life and make you feel and lookabso-freakin-lutely fabulous in minutes…no kidding!

I’m always ranting and raving about the importance of practicing good posture and lifting techniques in real life and outside your fitness routine, as well as in your fitness routine, (but don’t get me started here about the very observable 9 out 10 peops that practice horrendous posture whilst moving their assets in the gym.) And if you’re not a client or student of mine, you may not have heard one of my infamous rants yet, but you’ll sure read a plethora of them in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!)

For example:

  • Do you have the strength to lift yourself up from a sitting position?
  • Do you have a tough time getting out of bed in the morning?
  • Do you creak and crawl out of the car?
  • Does your body feel the worst after you’ve been on your couch, in your car, your chair at work, or your bed?

I’m always warning my students about the complications of sitting in a poor posture for long periods of time on your couch, in your car, chair, or bed.

DUH! Your muscles are not meant to sit in poor posture for prolonged periods of time. That’s why you hurt more when you get out of your car than you do after a 30-minute walk!

I don’t care if you exercise for 2 hours a day, 7 days a week…you must be mindful of your posture when you’re performing any task, even sitting.

The less awareness and strength you have carrying your own body around, the more difficult it will be to get up, especially as you age.

When you’re sitting, instead of using that time to practice poor posture, you can use it to practice good posture — and strengthen your core.

Here’s how to watch TV with good posture :

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or this way:

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And here’s what you should look like when you send emails or post on Facebook:

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Or even better:

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I’ve written a lot of my book exactly like that — standing at my laptop.

Why is this important?

This is soooo important because:

1. You’ll eliminate needless aches and pains. (Sorry, I’m not referring to the one you’re married to, ha ha.)

2. You’ll look SO much better. Using your posture in the lovely manner that I am displaying (above)  will do more for your “core” than doing 5099 crunches daily…no kidding! In fact, 9 out of 10 peops that I observe are crunching improperly and are actually causing the “kangeroo pouch” to protrude and the girls (and chin) to drop toward the floor (yes “those” girls.)

3. You’ll be able to get up a lot more easily as you age and you won’t be trading in your G-d given body parts for a slow-moving motorized scooter. (Don’t get me started with those right now!)

And drum roll please…

4. You’ll lower your risk of death!

Research shows that the ability to sit and rise from the floor with one hand or no hands was closely correlated with a lower risk of death from any cause. You can read more here and also the original study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  I am worried about you and want you to be able to get off the freakin’ toilet in your “oldster” (the opposite of youngster) years. And by the way, (Bethy Tangent) because your such a germaphobe you shouldn’t be sitting on a public toilet anyway! So practicing your sqatting now (like we did in Turkey and other countries) will not only keep you germ free but will help strengthen your assets (literally your “glutes”) as well as your thighs. And remember, stronger glutes means less work from your joints, especially you knees, hips and lower vertebrae.

So not only am I teaching you ways to feel and look so much better than you ever dreamed, but I’m also helping to add years to your life!

 

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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“America’s Happiest Seaside Town” is…

…Downtown Stuart, Florida. Wait…WHAT? That’s the claim on their website and I may have to agree.

They had me at “healthy” of course.

I know you’re used to me blogging about eating healthy and moving assets, so you’re probably asking, “What the? Since when is The Asset Queen, a travel expert?” Well, I’m really not but once in a while I need to go off on a Bethy Tangent and write about something a bit different to inspire me to get out of my funk. Yes, Bethy gets into a funky little tizzy at times and the result is a fatigued, tongue-tied, cranky Asset Queen that needs a battery recharge…which is why the last blog post you read from me was in April :(. When my regular routine doesn’t seem to be cutting it, I have to take a step back and remind myself of the things that seem to pull me up by my (orthopedic) boot straps, get my creative juices flowing, and make me a sorta whole Bethy again. When you read on you’ll discover why this blog is not too out of the ordinary for moi’.

For as long as I can remember, one of my fav things to do EVER, was (is) to drive to a strange neighborhood (no, not “weird” strange, but “unfamiliar” strange) and move my assets to explore, decompress, and rejuvenate, whilst I admire the architecture, the foliage, the birds, the bees, and the numerous creepy crawlers; especially the latter when I lived in NYC…lots of human creepy crawlers! In my late teens (about 5 or 6 years ago LOL), I remember bringing my partner in crime, my (late) mommy Elaine to explore the uncharted depths of Cornwall-on-the-Hudson in upstate NY where we moved to, from NYC, when I was 17. So, a few days ago a decided to let go of the “have tos” and the “want tos” even just for the weekend, knowing that I’d be celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of our cousin Jacob from Friday through Sunday in Hobe Sound, adjacent to historic Downtown Stuart.

Lovely, picturesque, mom and pop shop laden Downtown Stuart

So my husband Jeffrey, his mom Harriet, and I took the 2 1/2 hour southeast drive on Friday afternoon from Orlando to Stuart. The moment my eyes met Downtown Stuart I felt a little pitter patter in my heart, or maybe it was my deep love for Jeffrey, or maybe I was just hungry? We were greeted by our amazing family at the (food to die for) Osceola Street Cafe. The vibe of this seaside town was just incredible and the company was quite awesome too. I immediately felt that I needed to further explore Stuart, uh not the person but the town.

My eyes must have lit up like a Christmas tree, Chanukah bush, when Jacob’s amazing mom and true super woman, cousin Kim, told Jeffrey and me about the wonderful 4-mile hike via Stuart’s river walk, under bridges, over bridges, yada yada yada, I was SO sold. The mere thought of waking up early on Saturday morning, driving from our hotel to park in downtown Stuart for our journey got my creative juices flowing again; they had been pretty dried out for weeks. Or maybe I was just salivating because Jeff and I agreed to start with an early breakfast at the Osceola Street Cafe again. Did I mention that the food was awesome? Yummy hummus, eggplant salad, Chicken Milanese…all homemade and delicious. You already know from my previous posts, and from my book, that I eat REAL food and refuse to throw shrubs and twigs in a blender and call it a meal…Eeeww, G-d forbid!

Our journey through downtown Stuart began at around 8am Saturday. Luckily, there were no Bar Mitzvah festivities planned till the early evening so we had lotza time to frolic about, and we sure did. Except for the restaurants and cafes, most shops were not yet open but we did our pre-breakfast asset-moving to select stores we I had to return to. After our delicious and nutrient dense breakfast at the Osceola Street Cafe we began our incredible journey over the river and through the woods.  Well, not quite the latter but we trysted on the river boardwalk laden with incredibly picturesque scenery, fiddler crabs, exotic birds, fishermen, giant multi-colored lizards and no journey would be complete without being scared by a large object propelling into the water like a cannonball and then gently floating gracefully…a coconut that fell from a palm tree.

After an hourish of asset-moving through some extraordinary scenery, my brain awakened and I got a few epiphanies including turning my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! into an E-Book…and BAM I did it two days later. (And you can order it here for only $7.99). Back to the point of this story: The beauty, the view, and the letting go, literally fixed me in just a few hours. Of course we I ended up shopping in some really cool stores, like the Joseph Lynn Decor Gallery (pictured below) with a beautiful display of assets climbing walls . Would it surprise you that I already have a few of those climbing the wall in our house?

 

I can’t resist a store with a wall full of assets.

 

Of course, we returned early the next morning and frolicked a bit more…

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And no stroll is complete without checking out what the locals produce at the weekend market…

I would have to agree with downtown Stuart and his its claim to be the “Happiest Seaside Town”. But don’t take my word for it; you’ll want to check him it out yourself. Next time you head to Boca to visit Aunt Sadie, leave a few hours earlier and plan on spending a few hours frolicking your fine, young assets there. Make sure to bring a blingy little pad and pen to jot down the inspirational insights that will be flooding your brain.  Just watch out for those flying coconuts.

 

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete;  it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Texting causes more doc visits than push-ups!

Your excuse, ooh I’m sorry, I mean…your “concern”:

“I don’t do push-ups BECAUSE my wrists hurt.”

My snippy, snappy, smart-asset answer:

“You don’t do push-ups SO your wrists hurt.”

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NO, not THAT push-up, smart asset!

 

Oh doncha worry sista (or brotha)

I joyfully address many of your excuses, ooh I’m sorry again, I mean “concerns” on by blog and in my book: Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! But I have to give you a mental poch in tuchus (slap in your assets) because you are still blaming that 16 second trek up the steps for that devastating injury to your knees rather than the 16 hours per day you spend off of your feet and on your seat…literally!

So many peops, kvetch about aching joints including knees, wrists, back, and hips and are clueless to the fact that if their “shut down” muscles were woken up again, their joints wouldn’t be taken the brunt of the movement. HMM, are you one of these peops? I superbly address all of your gripes in my book, including “I can’t run BECAUSE my knees hurt” which of course should read, “I can’t run SO my knees hurt.”

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Texting Tendonitis? Wait…WHAT?

Even though I LOVE to elaborate on waking up sleeping assets (mainly the “glutes”) as a cure for most knee pain, I made the push-up the focus of this blog because most women will avoid it like the plague. In fact, I am usually the only woman in any class doing manly push-ups as well as planks on my hands. Too many women (and some men too) complain of “painful” or “weak” wrists and actually avoid exercises that will beautifully strengthen the muscles of hands, the forearms and upper arms allowing wrists to basically come along for the ride and be pain free. In fact, more doctors see WAY more sedentary peops with texting tendonitis than wrist pain due to push-ups, planks, or lotza “downward dogs” in Yoga. Ask your favorite orthopedist for yourself.

I couldn’t do one push-up in my twenties

You might have caught a glimpse of this beaut in a previous blog post

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No this is not a zoo creature, this is moi’ at 19.


And you can read much more about my transition from punk queen to Asset Queen in the book. At my ripe old age of 19 I was more likely to tattoo a skull on my assets than to actually move them. It wouldn’t shock you to know that I could not do one push-up for the first few decades of my life. I had lots of aches and ailments including meshuganitis, of course. Among other kvetches, I remember my right wrist always hurting in school and then subsiding in the summer. (HMM…writing rather than texting tendonitis.) Fast forward to fit and fiftyish Bethy…

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I can do dozens of push-ups and my wrists NEVER hurt! Of course, I make all of my clients do push-ups, planks and downward dogs and I don’t hear one kvetch about the wrists. Keep in mind, I am younger than almost all of my clients, including this legendary duo…

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet 80 year young Dots, the energizer bunny, and her studly 83 year young hubby Dick

 

There are 650ish (skeletal) muscles in the body…

…and many of us have literally “shut down” HALF of them by placing them up on cinder blocks for the past 30 years, kinda like that jalopy in your neighbors driveway. Practicing push-ups, planks and down dogs will not only get your arms fit and lean and diminish the appearance of upper arms that seemingly flap in the wind when there is no wind, they can literally STOP needless wrist and elbow pain. It’s time to stop using that horrendous hopscotch injury that you sustained in middle school as the culprit behind your current kvetching and move your assets NOW. Even if it means skipping the drive-thru and actually walking into Starbucks when you get your 800 calorie Mocha Choca lata yaya!! Don’t get me started about lattes, and drive-thrus, and shopping carts, OH MY!

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Kill 98% of germs on your food for < 10 cents per bottle!

Did you know that this miracle potion can kill 98% of pesticides and germs that lurk on your food?


I am usually not a fan of miracle potions, lotions, pills, and concoctions but this one is well worth the cost, it’s almost FREE and completely harmless and healthy!  You can save thousands of dollars and avoid purchasing expensive foods and rinses, just by applying this one. Dying to know what it is? Okay read about it HERE and I’ll shut my mouth (for a change!)

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 

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This simple posture tip will change your life!

Tiny Tweaks, Big Benefits

Eyes and girls front…Yes, THOSE girls!

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OY VEY there’s a martini on my head!

Peops tell me all the time that my little tips and quips have changed their lives and need to be shared with the masses. And that’s exactly why I decided to write: Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! But in the meantime, you can read my blog for free 24/7. Here is one of my simple tips that will not only transform your posture and make you look taller and leaner, but will absolutely have you kvetching a lot less about chronic aches and ailments especially about your neck and back:

  • Move, stand, and sit as if you are balancing your drink of choice on your head
  • Use your G-d given parts to support you and not the back of the chair or the wall you’re leaning on…I’m watching you!
  • Eyes and girls front at all times (yes those girls). And imagine holding a fragile egg between your shoulder blades at all times.

Many peops are hunched over staring at the ground whilst trysting on the trail and I SO want to give them a verbal poch en tuchus (a smack in the assets) and set that freakin’ champagne glass on their keppes ( heads). You can unround those shoulders, lose the neck pain, and look and feel even more awesome just be keeping your eyes (and girls) front, no kidding. Take it from moi’ and the thousands of sistas (and brothas…yes they have “girls” too) who’ve transformed their bods just by applying my simple little posture tips to life . And these posture changes can actually add years to your life! No kidding, read more HERE.

Added bonus: the likelihood of you stepping in doggie or bear poop, whilst trysting on the trail, dramatically decreases if you are looking ahead and not down! Let’s get that Long Island Ice Tea in place on your keppe and move our assets together, shall we?

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Not all cooking sprays are created equal

Tiny Tweaks = Big Benefits

By pure observation, most of my fellow Americans consume SO much crap but have convinced themselves they are eating healthy. Even a Consumer Reports’ survey says that 9 out of 10 Americans claim they eat healthy, yet are inflicted with a plethora of hypokinetic diseases including oodles of excess body fat. But it’s not all your fault! Food labels are actually “allowed” to mislead you with words like “healthy,” “natural,” and “organic.” Forgive me peops but organic candy is the epitome of an unhealthy oxymoron, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s a matter of just reading the ingredients list on the food label; and I’m pretty good at translating them into English for ya!

The Asset Queen has your back! I love to share healthy and easy recipes, simple swaps, and easy tweaks to get you off your tuchus (aka your fine, young assets) as well as help you cut down on the consumption of crap. Here’s a little crap-cutting wisdom, “not all cooking sprays are created equal.” Let moi’ elaborate:

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The AQ in wonderment checking out the list of ingredients in spray cooking oil

You know that infamous can of cooking oil spray that saves hundreds of calories? Yes the one I’m holding in the above pic with my overly-dramatic look of wonderment. Well you will be traumatized, I mean dramatized, too when you read the ingredients. I understand that the chemicals used to propel the oil from the can and keep it from foaming are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA, but, wait what??…silicone? I guess I really didn’t think much of it till my awesome licensed massage therapist, Tracy Sipe, informed me that she knows of people who spray this stuff directly on their food…Eww!

Less than $3 and the ONLY ingredient is extra virgin olive oil

Less than $3 and the ONLY ingredient is extra virgin olive oil

I’m all for saving hundreds of calories too. And at 120 calories per tablespoon for ANY oil (yes, even extra virgin olive) pouring directly from the bottle into the pan or onto the veggies is not a terrific option if you’re trying to cut down on the extra calories. Well guess what?…You have options! Option #1 is to make sure the only ingredient in that store bought can is the oil! The Bertolli olive oil, pictured here, has no other ingredient listed besides extra virgin olive oil. (Trader Joe’s has their own 100% pure Olive Oil spray as well). And there are 0 calories and the cost is not much more than the one with added propellents…Woo Hoo-gotta love that!!

Option #2 is to purchase your own self-pumping spray bottle like the gorgeous one I’m sporting below, recommended by the amazing LMT Tracy Sipe. The Misto oil spray bottle costs less than $10 ($8 at Bed, Bath & Beyond with your 20% off coupon). Fill it halfway with your oil 100% pure olive oil (or other healthy oil of choice that is safe to cook with) give the top a few pumps and presto… get cooking. Added bonus: you can use it over and over and don’t have to clog up the planet with lotza empty cans. Though I must admit that the disposable type is a bit more user friendly :).

Let me reiterate that the propellants and anti-foaming chemicals in these cans are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA. However, most registered dieticians, licensed nutritionists, and ACE-certified fitness nutritionist specialists like moi’ will tell you to choose foods as close to G-d’s form as possible; what I like to call “single ingredient foods”.  And THIS always holds true…the less ingredients listed, the better, and make sure that you recognize them! For example, I buy Quaker or store brand “old fashioned oats”.  The only ingredient on the label is “whole grain rolled oats”.  You should not need an interpreter to read your food label, but if you do, contact me HERE and I can help translate into English.

Luv, The Asset Queen

The AQ happy with the chemical-free reusable bottle

The AQ happy with the chemical-free reusable bottle

 

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Eat like The AQ and never diet again

For less than $3 roasted sesame seeds add amazing flavor to all your fav foods. Ditch the dressing!

You must ingrain this little life-changing mantra in your brain so please write it in your little bling book, tape it to your fridge, to your soon-to-be-gone cottage-cheesy thighs, and on your boyfriend’s assets so you can always see it:

“HALF of everything I eat must come from veggies and fruits. Proteins, grains, and fat portions must be a heck of lot smaller if I never, ever, ever want to go on ‘El Toro’, I mean ‘El Diet again’.  If half of everything I eat is crap (aka ADDED fat and ADDED sugar) then half of my body will be crap.” Period end of story.

(BTW ‘El Toro’ is an enormously frightening rollercoaster, but at least you can go on once and not have to sign up for the rest of your life like you have to do with the diet rollercoaster…Hmm…just sayin’!)

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The Asset Queen’s lovely lunch plate

Take notice that more than 50% of this plate and most of my meals come from plants. You can’t go wrong if your plate resembles this 80% of the time. All of your meals should have veggies and/or fruits because they are loaded with nutrients that your granola bar just can’t compete with, even if it has added protein. Hmm, I’m sorry but I’ve never heard the quote, “A granola bar a day helps keep the doctor away.” Have you?  And hey, I’m human and like to have my Banana Dream Cake and vino and eat and drink it too; I refuse to throw shrubs and twigs in a blender and call it a meal and so should you! BTW, that is not cheese, that is chopped cauliflower; I don’t avoid dairy, it’s just not on my plate at this time. So maybe I”ll have a probiotic-rich yogurt with fruit in between lunch and dinner. Another BTW for all you protein powder potion-obsessed peops, greek yogurt has about 15 grams of protein per serving and cost about $1. So ponder this: why are you spending lotza needless extra $ on all those pricey protein powder potions? Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing baby.

Keep in mind that if you eat foods like these that are chock full of probiotics, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and digestive enzyme-producing nutrients, you will never have to “invest” in a pantry full of expensive supplements again. If you and you kiddies frequently partake in chicken fingers, french fries, and macaroni & cheese, which are virtually void of any of the aforementioned nutrients, then it is no wonder that you are all popping lotza pills that help you digest, think clearly, and feel well…DUH!! Rethink YOUR plate! Let my plate and literally Myplate.gov be your plate so you can ditch the diets, pills, and miracle potions. Added bonus: you will be more joyful and less jiggly for good! Stay tuned for more life-changing eating tips that will keep you fit and healthy for life and won’t cost you a dime! Here are some of my deliciously fav, nutrient-dense, low-calorie recipes like cauliflower latkes , roasted brussel sprouts and my yummy frozen smoothie.

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Assets, Minds, and Souls Were Moved…

(Fine young) Assets were happily moved by me The Asset Queen

…. and will be moved again at the 2nd Annual Spark Women’s Retreat March 9 -11, 2018. Are you still pondering whether to attend this amazing event with all of your Orlando Yiddisha sistas from other mistas? Really? Read the blog post that I wrote after last year’s 1st Annual Spark Women’s Retreat and you will not need to ponder any longer:

Yummy (and abundant) food catered by Shaike’s

One week later and I’m still kvelling and looking for words to describe the awesomeness of this event, so I’ll give it a shot:

Some of our fav “F” words are Food, Friends, and FUN…did I mention Food? Oh, and of course, FUNIQ™Fitness (a shameless little plug for my fun and unique asset-moving creation). 🙂

Over 100 women gathered at the luxurious Reunion Resort and Spa in Orlando to celebrate, eat, shmooze, and be inspired by some outstanding presenters including Sarah Gittleson, Rachel Slavkin, Yaffa Palti, Lori Palatnik, Stacy Soll, Gitty Schepansky, and yours truly, The Asset Queen.

As wonderful as the event-packed schedule was, I believe the best part of the weekend was the amazing sense of spirit, friendship, fun and abundant love, that emerged; the girlfriend camaraderie was immeasurable. We sang, danced, ate, shared in prayer,…OY, did I mention that we ate? It is mind blowing how the “sisterhood” thing just happens… and many of us met for the first time! Take a bunch of women from all walks of life, with and without kids and careers and throw them together for a weekend and…WOW! Mishugaas seems light-years away when you are amongst your sistas from other mistas, doesn’t it? Life-long new friendships now emanate as triumphantly as the smell of Grandma Sylvia’s deliciously fresh, yet oil-laden latkes.

Ladies of the Spark Retreat dancing their assets off!

Ladies of the Spark Retreat dancing their assets off!

As a Spark Retreat presenter, the feedback I received was incredible. Saturday morning I led 40ish women on Trail Mix (aka my posture-changing walk and more) and later showed attendees how to Move a little more and kvetch a lot less. It was Shabbat so I could not video our awesomeness nor could I blast rhythm-pounding techno tunes. But take my word for it, lives were changed in less than a few hours! I LOVE moving assets from chairs and teaching eager new students to make tiny tweaks that can bring lotza joy and way less kvetching about aches, ailments, and jiggly areas. So when dozens of women approached me saying things like, “You have such a gift for inspiring people,” or “You taught me how to change my posture with your ‘eyes and girls front’ mantra,” and “Can you come do your program at our JCC?” or, “Can I please purchase 1000 copies of your book NOW?” how can I not be totally verklempt(OK may not 1000 copies.) Of course I want to travel from city to city and spread the asset-moving love! Needless to say, I sold lotza books, got quite a few new students to attend my FUNIQ Fitness class, and I booked future asset-moving and speaking engagements.

 

40ish women joining me for "Trail Mix" moving assets, arms and transforming posture.

50ish women joining me for “Trail Mix” moving assets, arms and transforming posture.

My intent is not to make this post a brag fest about my asset-moving skills, even though the retreat has certainly reinforced my purpose on this planet which is to help people deal with life’s curveballs. I am genuinely humbled in soul, lifted in spirit, and empowered even more in mind and body because of the incredible interactions I witnessed, new relationships that were made, and the life-changing takeaways from this incredibly uplifting event. So ladies, we need to do these WAY more often, how about biannually, monthly, daily? OK weekly!

So I guess I will be moving ya, seeing ya in less than 2 weeks at the 2nd Annual Spark Women’s Retreat. 🙂

 

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“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete;  it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me and there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Your Kvetch: “I have no time to eat (a Healthy) Breakfast.”

Peops are always telling me they don’t have time to eat a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast. Which is why 9 out of 10 times the average American will skip breakfast altogether, or grab something that chock full of crap…Like a “healthy” candy bar with with added calories from protein (aka the protein bar).  You have no excuse not to eat a tasty, low-calorie, heart-healthy breakfast packed with high energy yielding nutrition! This awesome breakfast takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and you can even slap it into a take-out cup and eat it on the road with a plastic spoon, like moi (The Asset Queen) does!

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Bethy’s Awesome (less than) 5-Minute Breakfast To Go

 

Here’s all you need:

½ cup oatmeal — the plain old-fashioned kind, not the kind in flavored sugar-laden packets!

1 cup water

1 teaspoon REAL peanut butter (the kind with no other ingredients except peanuts — ie no added sugar or chemicals) And yes of course you can substitute cashew or almond butter.)

½ cup fresh berries or a small banana or other favorite fruit, or a mix of your favs

optional: 1 teaspoon of chia seeds which are chock full of protein, good fat and lotza vitamins and minerals

You can microwave the oatmeal and water and then add your ingredients, or cooking on the stove top also takes less than 5 minutes. And you can make enough for your hubby and brood of 12 kiddies all at once!

The whole serving has less than 350 calories and less than a ¼ of the calories come from good fat and there is no added sugar!

This quick and yummy breakfast is packed with SO much nutrition that you’ll have more energy than you know what to do with.

Plus it’s so high in fiber that you’ll be full for hours — and yesterday’s “junk” will fly right out of your trunk LOL!

You can’t say any of the above about that empty calorie bagel with cream cheese that has twice the calories, 3 times the (not so good) fat, and offers virtually NO nutritional value.

Oh, and you can tell that annoying buddy of yours, the one that keeps trying to sell you the latest and greatest multi-level marketing miracle potion, to take a hike because for a fraction of the cost you can eat real food (aka G-d’s food) with less than five ingredients that are all recognizable. Stick with me and I will offer you FREE quick and easy ways to “Move Your (fine young) assets and eat less (crap) without ever having to invest in the latest and greatest mulit-level marketing miracle potion, lotion, or pill again! Stay tuned for my new and improved MYA blog coming soon! For now, check me out at FUNIQFitness.com and type in ANY topic you want info on in the “search” space. I have years worth of amazing, life-changing info.

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“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete;  it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me and there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 

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