Tales from the Trail – Families and rats and smells, OH MY!!

It’s 7:15 on a Saturday morning and I’m on the Seminole-Wekiva Trail. Just a 30-minute walk for me today cuz I don’t want to get too shvitzy. I have a 3½-hour hot date with my car and my hubby cuz we are heading to South Florida at 8 am.

And you know me: If I’m going to sit for that long, any kind of asset moving to precede the asset sitting will work for me!

Of course I will make some potty stops on the Florida Turnpike, park extra far away, and move my assets by not plotzing on the filthy public toilette’. (EWW!)

Yes, you can read more invaluable TMI tips in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank!

But let’s get back to the Trail…amongst the chirping birds…

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Smells of urine from who knows what kind of creatures that lurk in the night…

Animals at night


And yes even a lovely rat (he was hanging out with the squirrels, so he almost had me fooled; but his tail was long and skinny and not bushy like his buddies…EWW! again)…

In the midst of this early-morning scene are droves of people of all ages and fitness levels, walking, running, biking, rollerblading, swimming…uh, just kidding about the latter :). I don’t have my camera phone today so you will have to take my word for this and view lovely and free stock photos of rodents.

It’s amazing how many people just get it: the importance of starting the day with asset moving to bring more joy, reduce stress, and open up creativity channels as well as pooping channels…you already know moi’ has to sneak in a TMI benefit, or two or twenty. You are well aware that the asset-moving benefits list is simply endless, especially if you’ve read that legendary section in my book “why should I move my assets when they don’t want to move?”

Amongst the grandparents with their grandkids (all 4 on bicycles), Bill the 80-something marathon runner, and girlfriends gossiping about their boyfriends, is one family that really catches my attention.

Remember it’s 7:15 in the morning!

I’ve seen them before and have not yet stopped them for an interview, but check this out. They are a very fit couple probably late 30s or early 40s. Hubby is jogging with 2 toddlers in a double stroller. Mom is jogging with 7ish-year-old daughter on bicycle by her side.

And to top this all off, mom is very obviously pregnant!

So, wait a minute…we kvetch and moan about how difficult it is to get our assets up and out.

We complain about how lazy our kids are when they witness us pulling up to drive thrus, playing words with friends for hours, looking for the spot closest to the store and leaving the freakin’ shopping cart in the midst of the parking lot (don’t get me started with this pet peeve now).

This family of 5½ is up and out asset moving whilst most of us are eating bacon, sausage, and jelly donuts plotzed on our assets, or maybe even contemplating actually moving out of bed before 10am!

“Your children will become who you are, so be who you want them to be.” –David Bly 

Let me share something with you: Active parents tend to have active kids! It starts from you!

So rethink your weekend mornings and start the day with a healthy family stroll rather than a fatty family breakfast.

Join the rest of us asset movers (and rats) who know there is no better way to bring joy to your day and your life!


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

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


Email: Bethanne@moveyourassets.com

Tales from the Trail

One of the benefits of moving my assets (daily) is that I meet a lot of amazing people who move their assets as well and have great tails, I mean tales to tell (ha).

Betty is one of my trail buddies, who moves her assets daily, has a great tail, uh tale, and so do her two “babies”:

Betty with dogs

Check out those drop-dead gorgeous tales, uh tails, would ya?

And if you know anything about greyhounds, they have a serious need for speed. (Man, what’s with me and the rhymes and puns today?!)

Betty is a very upbeat, happy person — and April 15, 2013, is her 80th birthday…I kid you not!

Birthday 1
Betty told me the 3 things that keep her youthful are her good health, good friends, and her two drop-dead gorgeous greyhounds.

Betty, “bless her heart” (as they say in the deep south; I know my fellow New Yawkaz will have no clue what I’m talking about), just got a clean bill of health from her doctor! She has no aches or ailments and her blood pressure is 120/70. He told her to keep doing what she’s doing.

You can read much more about Betty and the others with great tails, uh tales, in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank, and of course right here on my blog page.

Happy 80th birthday, Betty!

Birthday Greyhounds 1

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

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


Email: Bethanne@moveyourassets.com

Girls’ Fun and Fit Day Out was a hit!

"I thoroughly enjoyed our entire fun fitness day because we worked all parts of our bodies, including our brains.

"We stretched, walked, strength trained, did Pilates and yoga, and learned nutritious tips at a delicious meal lovingly prepared by Bethanne, our inspirational fitness guru!

"I definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a jumpstart to her fitness program! It’s great for the regular exerciser who is looking for some fun and creative ways to get over her plateau! You’ll be thrilled!


That’s what you missed if you missed Girls Fit and Fun Day Out! It was 2½ hours of fun, fitness and awesome food!

We began with 30 minutes on the Seminole Wekiva Trail, and I’m not talking about walking on it! We lunged, squatted and punched our way along the Trail equipped with rubber resistance tubing and water, of course!

Then we made our way to the beautiful new FUNIQ studio where we strengthened and lengthened our bodies with my challenging, posture transforming, yet relaxing combination of yoga and Pilates (Yogalates!). Remarkably, EVERYONE felt taller, longer, stronger and de-stressed in just one hour!

Finally, we made our way to everyone’s favorite place…

Yes the kitchen! Yours truly, aka Better Butts by Beth, whipped up an awesome, super nutrient-dense, low-calorie, low-fat and extremely quick-and-easy and absolutely delicious lunch!

I demonstrated how to swap out high-calorie, high-fat foods for low-calorie and very low-fat foods that can actually reduce your cholesterol, increase your energy, and of course reduce your BODY FAT! Ultimately isn’t that what we all want?

The “girls” were astounded at how amazing a REAL salad (without any added fat) can taste if you add the right ingredients and my “secret spices!” 

Bethy and secret spices croppedBethy demonstrates amazing, healthy and
quick-and-easy tips with her secret ingredient!

Incredible feedback…

Everyone loved it wants to do this again (and again!). Here’s what else they’re saying:

“Bethanne's Girls’ Fun and Fit Day Out was like a get-away at the end of a very busy week for me. It was relaxing and energizing at the same time. I loved being out in the fresh air on the Trail, and the Yogalates in her beautiful new FUNIQ studio was awesome.

"I learned so much during the lunch when Bethanne fed us a fantastic (and healthy) (and easy-to-make) meal and told us exactly what ingredients she used to make everything. I consider myself a pretty healthy eater, but I always learn so much when she teaches.

"It was a really great 2-1/2 hours and I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a getaway but can't get away!"


By popular demand…

I've scheduled the next Girl's Fun and Fit Day out:

Friday, June 17, 2011
11:30 am – 2 pm
Longwood, Florida

Just $45 for 2-1/2 hours of fit and fun
includes an awesome lunch!

If a daytime workday isn't good for you…how about this: Get together yourself and at least 4 of your BFFs and I'll create a program just for you around your schedule

For only $50 per person, you can have your own 2½-hour, fun-filled, power-packed Girls' Fit and Fun Day Out including an awesome mind-body workout, amazing tips for eating “better and smarter,” and a delicious, nutritious lunch!

You don't have to be in central Florida either. I will come to you!

Contact me at Bethannesinfo@aol.com or 407.491.8107 NOW to schedule your OWN Girls' Fit and Fun Day Out!!