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 rollercoast..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. 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-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 potions? “Ain’t nothing 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!

“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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Change your posture and add years to your life!

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?

Read on…I’m going to tell you something that can help add years to your life.

I’m always ranting and raving about the importance of practicing good posture and lifting techniques in real life and outside your fitness routine. (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 long 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.

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!

 

12 things happy people do differently

As part of the research I did for my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!, I found hundreds — maybe even thousands — of studies, research and articles that say “asset moving” is one of the ways to make you less stressed, happier and more kvetch-free (aka pain and ailment free!)Okay, okay, maybe “asset moving” wasn’t quite the wording I stumbled upon, but you know what I mean.

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There’s so much awesome research, in fact, that I devote an entire section in my book to share it — along with your amazing stories and tips.

It’s called, “Why should I move my assets when they don’t want to move?”

Admit it, you’ve asked that very question, right?

One of my awesome clients shared a list she found called “12 things happy people do differently,” compiled by Sonja Lyubomirsky, research psychologist and professor of psychology, University of California.

Of course, you know what made it to the list!

Check this out:

Happiness-Enhancing Strategies
from The How of Happiness: A New Approach to
Getting the Life You Want (Penguin)
by Sonja Lyubomirsky
www.thehowofhappiness.com

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Counting your blessings:
Expressing gratitude for what you have (either privately through contemplation or journaling or to a close other) or conveying your appreciation to one or more individuals whom you’ve never properly thanked.

2cCultivating optimism: Keeping a journal in which you imagine and write about the best possible future for yourself, or practicing to look at the bright side of every situation.

3aAvoiding overthinking and social comparison: Using strategies (such as distraction) to cut down on how often you dwell on your problems and compare yourself to others.

4bPracticing acts of kindness: Doing good things for others, whether friends or strangers, either directly or anonymously, either spontaneously or planned.

 

5cNurturing relationships: Picking a relationship in need of strengthening, and investing time and energy in healing, cultivating, affirming, and enjoying it.

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Doing more activities that truly engage you:
Increasing the number of experiences at home and work in which you “lose” yourself, which are challenging and absorbing.

7gReplaying and savoring life’s joys: Paying close attention, taking delight, and going over life’s momentary pleasures and wonders –- through thinking, writing, drawing, or sharing with another.

8bCommitting to your goals: Picking 1, 2, or 3 significant goals that are meaningful to you and devoting time and effort to pursuing them.

9Developing strategies for coping: Practicing ways to endure or surmount a recent stress, hardship, or trauma.

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Learning to forgive: Keeping a journal or writing a letter in which you work on letting go of anger and resentment towards one or more individuals who have hurt or wronged you.

11Practicing religion and spirituality: Becoming more involved in your church, temple, or mosque, or reading and pondering spiritually-themed books.

…and a drum roll, please, for #12…

12aTaking care of your body: Engaging in physical activity, meditating, and smiling and laughing.

 

Let’s vow to move our assets, be happier, and kvetch and jiggle less!

 

Tiny Tweaks, Big Benefits

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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 (yiddish for smack in the assets) and set that freakin’ champagne glass on their keppes (yiddish for 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) who’ve transformed their bods just by applying my silly little posture tips to life .

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

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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“You actually walked here?”

I know you’ve missed my snappy little tips and smart asset quips and yes I have gone MIA with my blogposts for quite some time

I will fill you on some life challenges that have occupied my time in next blog post, but you know me. When something profound in the asset moving world inspires me to share I need to just let it all out NOW!

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Every Sunday I walk to Walgreens to get the newspaper and sometimes large amounts of sale – priced paper products which make me stick out like a sore thumb on my trek home on the Seminle Wekiva trail. Today, a young whippersnapper of a Walgreens employee blirted out,

 “You actually walked here?”…

…in response to my request to a 60ish Walgreens employee to please put my newspaper in a plastic bag to make my journey home easier whlist avoiding getting smelly newsprint all over my sweaty body. Ewww, I didn’t actually share the latter part.

Please pause and absorb the profoundness of this (and walk forwards, side to side and backwards whilst absorbing)

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The premise of actually walking to and into a store shocked this 20 something year old fine, young overweight lady probably because her mama searches for the closest parking spot, doesn’t return her freakin’ shopping cart to the rack and frequents drive up windows. You will read much more about these pet peeves of mine in my upcoming book Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank! and you can read about the latter peeve here, but don’t get me started right now.

Hmmm two cars per household in the USA

It’s amazing to me how very few people these days  don’t rely on their own bods for transportation in our beautiful US of A. In my day and in yours too, we biked and walked everywhere for fun transportation and never thought of it as exercise. When mommy called us in for supper, we’d say “10 more minutes” so we can finish our game of Ringo Levio (Italian for tag; I’m still hung up on that inspirational Italy trip that you can read about here.) It’s pretty frightening how difficult it is to get peops nowadays even off the couch, especially kids. But it’s (usually) not too tough with our Ryan, Talia and Adam; you will read a lot more about how asset moving parents are obviously more likely to have asset moving kids in my book as well.

By the way, the average family in France (and Itlaly) have less than one car per household while the average American has two, so this has lots to do with the fact that we have the need to bring the automobile everywhere

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HMMM, I don’t think we are fitting a family of five in here

I threw in this Bethy tangent about Europe (lots of Bethy tangents in the book) because Jeffrey and I recently returned from a 2 week vacation in France. Incredibly everyone moves his/her assets and everywhere well into their 60s 70s and beyond. (Almost identical stats in Italy.) Even more incredibly, we saw only two very overweight people during the entire two weeks and guess where their accents indicated they were from? Can someone say the lovely US of A?

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Only in this country would a young store employee be flabbergasted  that a relatively young customer actually made it there on “feets” even if they look like these…

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Yes those really are my funky feest and I manage to move my assets around the world with those flapjacks, so you can stop laughing and get on yours NOW

Tales from the Trail: One-legged girl wanted!

I have introduced you to some pretty inspirational peops that I’ve met on the Seminole Wekiva Trail,  who like me, realize that the benefits of moving their assets sure outweigh the consequences of sitting on them. I interviewed Betty and her two greyhounds whilst walking them on her 80th birthday, Edgar who was training for the Boston Marathon and is legally blind, as well as Dexter who has both arms intact but chooses to keep them off of the handles when he rides his bicycle daily. Now I’m searching for the one-legged girl on the racing bike…

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…Have you seen her?

This morning at about 8 am two chicks (not birdies, but women) on bikes sped passed me in the opposite direction. I did a triple take because I swore that one of the girls had one leg…she wasn’t hiding a limb like Dex. The girls moved like lightening so by the time I reached for my cell phone, to snap a pic, they were long gone.

Needless to say I was pretty awestruck by this

And you should be too especially if you are still rolling around in bed on Sunday morning and then directly onto the couch with your Ipad whilst kvetching about your aches and ailments! And don’t give me that crap about taking a rest day…yes your mind probably needs a rest from your rough work week, but I know that your bod did not work hard enough to warrant a full day of Sunday plotzing!

Bethy, get to the point

My point is, and especially after encountering the one legged girl, we have no excuse to not move our assets especially on a Sunday morning! What did you say? it takes too long to pack up the kiddies?

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Jamie and Dave and their two girls happily strolling on the trail…one a litte camera shy!

 

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Amanda runs every Sunday with her three kids and usually her husband. She pushes her youngest in the jogger stroller whilst the other two bike along side of her

So, now I got you feeling a little guilty about making your Sunday morning all about going to brunch?!No problem, why don’t you take the family and walk there? …and then you can walk to church! Oh and on your way, if you see the one-legged girl please snap a photo and email it to me. Thanks 🙂

Bethy’s Thought of the Day

Bethy Tangent:  Haven't you always noticed how “endorphin” and “morphine” both curiously have the “phin(e)” suffix? 

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Ok, maybe you haven't but obviously I have!

Interestingly, endorphin is a contraction of the two words “endogenous” and “morphine” intended to mean "a morphine-like substance originating from within the body." Wow!  So moving your assets can actually get you “high?”  Why would you choose to sit on your assets, which cannot possibly evoke this type of feeling, could it? No, it absolutely can't and when you read Section II of my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank, you will learn why it might be scientifically impossible to ever release stress -  reducing, mood – enhancing, feel -  good chemicals if you don't move those fine young assets of yours!

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FYI there will be lots of “Bethy Tangents” in Move Your Assets.

It is my effort to forewarn you before I whirl off the main topic. Yes,my "all over the place" nature is reflected even in my writing. I  have so many life – changing tips and smart – asset quips to share and don't want to leave out a thing!

Urgent message from the asset queen: move your assets OR ELSE!

If you would have told me five weeks ago, when I was writhing on the floor in the most escrutiating agony I have ever experienced in my 48 years, that this would be me this week…

 

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…I would have said that you were meshuga!

 

Assets (temporarily) frozen

In fact I was ready to throw the towel in on my life's purpose of encouraging you (and me) to move our assets since mine were (temporarily) "frozen" and I saw no light at the asset moving tunnel.
Peops, have faith and patience in yourself and your body…it wants to heal…it truly does! It wants to take you on trips around the world and to shopping malls and on long walks with your "love man" and maybe even a game of tackle football with your stepson…or, maybe not!

Bethy, what is your point?

My point is you must keep your body fit and strong, so in case you do suffer an unforeseen physical or mental trauma, you are well prepared for the healing! I am living proof that after two major back sugeries just six weeks apart, you can come back strong at age 48 or older, if you don't let sarcopenia get you! You will hear a lot more about sarcopenia and disappearing assets in my next blog post as well as in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank, which I almost threw the towel in on too! OY VEY,that would not have been good since you've been hearing about this freakin' book for umpteen years!

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Move Your Assets OR ELSE

 Take if from me and Isaac Newton:

"A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force"

HMMM, outside force – do you mean the ones that we actually elect to take us out of motion such as drive thrus, cars, computers, cell phones…yada yada yada! How many "forces" can you rattle off that have kept you sitting on rather than moving your assets?

If you decide to throw the towel in on your asset moving, be prepared for some seriously undesirable consequences such as not being able to move your assets, even for a simple walk, without causing injury to knees, hips, back, bones and other organs. Heed my warning now and have walks with friends instead of words with friends, or you will not be walking, let alone getting off the toilet and out of the car without difficulty, in a few years.

 

A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force

 

 

Bethy’s fav quote of the day

“Food is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and exercise is the most potent yet underutilized antidepressant.” Bill Phillips

Me walking with bags

 

You will ready much more about "looking for a drug free way to feel less depressed" in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank! Please keep moving your assets especially through this most gluttonous, I mean most wonderful, time of the year. Even just a walk to the grocery store counts! Read some more awesome asset moving tips here

Asset Queen down but not out

You may have noticed that I’ve been MIA for almost 3 weeks and you haven’t heard hide nor hair from me.

Unfortunately I have a not-so-great reason for not posting, sharing, or motivating you to move your assets…I’ve been out flat on mine!

This Asset Queen has been down for the count. Ironically I shut down the same day the government did but I swear this is of coincidence only.

I’ve been in too much pain to literally move from my bed, get up and down off the toilet, put my clothes on, read, write or literally move mine or anyone else’s assets.

At the moment I can actually sit in a very strange position and alternate it with one legged standing and write about my mishap; a few days ago I had a 2nd nerve block injection into my spine…

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and I believe that has made me feel a little more human today…thank the good Lord above.

Hmmm and ironically, didn’t the government temporarily prop itself on its own two feet the very same day as well?…maybe there is a something to this, or maybe not since I am SO politically incorrect!

I am scheduled for surgery Tuesday, October 22, to remove a large 14mm-sized extruding disc from my spine. Unlike 98% of most back issues that require less asset sitting and more asset moving to repair, I comprise less than 2% of folks who truly need surgical repair.

I, the doctors, and basically everyone who knows me are 100% convinced that I will make a speedy and miraculous recovery thanks to the avid asset mover that I am.

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Even Wonder Woman is not invincible but I have not one iota of doubt that I will be up and moving my assets, better than ever not too long after my surgery!

This will just be another chapter to add to my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank. I will keep you posted with my progress.