Lean and Green Body’s 20 Rules to Live by

Sweat everyday for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Eat your vegetables.

Drink a minimum of 80 oz of water each day.

Follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to nutrition.

Limit stress.

Meditate daily.

Surround yourself with positive people who lift you up.

Journal everyday.

Wake up 1 hour earlier.

Limit screen time.

Read more.

Travel.

Spend time with family.

Find someone who makes you happy.

Smile.

Follow your dreams, find what truly makes you happy.

Be present.

Be happy everyday, maybe not all day every day … but everyday.

Love yourself.

New year, new me?

Just because we are starting a new year, it doesn’t mean you have to commit to a dozen resolutions hoping to change who you are.

What’s wrong with who you were in December 2018?

Nothing.

Perhaps, you want to make a few improvements or enhancements to your life - that’s great!

But please do not be swayed by all the marketing schemes trying to target you to change your life or who you are today!

I encourage you to instead of setting New Year’s resolutions - instead of setting goals - think about the person you want to become in 2019.

Not just physical changes.

Who do you want to become? How do you want to enhance who you already are?

I would encourage you to pick a word - just one - that would embody who you want to become this year.

You can be anything….

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HAPPINESS

LOVE

ATHLETIC

PEACE

JOY

HEALTHY

SUCCESS

Your word is unique to you, and your particular goals and mindset for 2019.

I encourage you to use this word, or mantra, daily. Write it on your bathroom mirror if necessary, and embody this word.

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What does this word mean to you?

After having much professional success in 2018, my word for 2019 is JOY.

I want to ‘work smarter, not harder’ and enjoy everything I have created. This goes for Lean and Green Body®, myself personally, and my family. I want 2019 to be all about JOY for me, my staff and most importantly my family.

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Life is too short, not to enjoy.

What is your word … and why? Comment below!

I’d love to see what you are up to this year.

(My incredible mindfulness coach Ciara gave me this idea)

Year in Review

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Wow. What an incredible year it has been!

Honestly, 2018 has been the biggest year professionally of my life.

When I look back at this past year, I am amazed by all of my accomplishments and everything I have built for Lean and Green Body®.

I am happy to say that this is only the beginning of Lean and Green Body® … we are just getting started!

Since August 2018, I have had the privilege of being featured in the following publications: Naples Daily News (online video and front page of the paper), Gulfshore Life Magazine, Naples Herald, and Naples Illustrated (coming January 2019).

Here are a few of the big points and events of 2018 …

January - Grand opening of 5th Ave Studio

January - I published my first book- Revitalize and Renew

January - First event for Revitalize and Renew at Revival Yoga

February - Revitalize & Renew book launch

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February - Revitalize & Renew book launch party

April - Lean and Green Body® at an Ebella event with Dr. Perlmuter

July - Made the decision to close 5th Ave Studio … only to go BIGGER!!

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August - Started a partnership with Momentum Brewery for monthly yoga classes

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September - I won Top 40 under 40 for all of Southwest Florida!!

October - Hosted a Yoga and Wellness event for the David Lawrence Center

October - Started teaching weekly yoga classes at my own public studio space … for only $10/class … making yoga more accessible to everyone

October - Became a Certified Fitness Nutritionist through ISSA … love continuing my education and staying current on new wellness ideas for my clients.

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November - Lean and Green Body® became an approved Blue Zones Project partner

December - I was asked to sit on the board of the Red Cross.

December - MALK Organics asked me to become a national partner, and work with them as a nutritionist. I am so excited for this partnership, because together we will be able to educate the public on a national level.

December - Mindful Movement Studio powered by Lean and Green Body® … pre-sale started December 17 and beta launch is January 1!


This year has been incredible! Through Lean and Green Body®, I have been able to host over 20+ events for our Southwest Florida community.

Thank you to all of you, who have supported me through this momentous year of growth.

In 2019 Lean and Green Body® will officially be a national brand!! I am so excited and ready for this expansion, and to educate the greater community on the importance of wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

Happy New Year!!



Love and Light,

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Thankful

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With Thanksgiving behind us, and the holidays and New Year approaching quickly, let’s take a moment and pause.

There seems to be such a rush this time of year, one holiday on to the next. Presents, parties, and an overfull schedule has us moving at a rapid pace.

Let’s pause and surround ourselves with gratitude for this amazing life we are living. Let go of any hardship, stress, worry and think about what you are grateful for.

Gratitude for our families, friends, and the community in which we surround ourselves.

Every year, my family gathers around the table at Thanksgiving and we take turns stating what we are grateful for that year. It always struck me as odd that we only do this once a year. Shouldn’t we be thinking about, and outwardly expressing these sentiments weekly or even daily?

If we don’t tell those around us that we are grateful for them, how will they know?

How will they know that the simple act of kindness they showed to you changed you?

I encourage you to all pause, and surround yourself with gratitude.

Think about 5 things you are truly grateful for each day.

One of my favorite parts of my morning routine (thank you Rachel Hollis for the idea) is writing down 5 things I am grateful for. Each day they may look slightly different, but they always put my life into perspective. I look at the list every morning and I say ‘wow, life is pretty great’. This helps me to create positive energy in the morning, and then bring that positive energy out into my day. My clients, and those I meet then feel that positivity and hopefully some of it rubs off on them, and they are able to pass it along.

Here are my 5 things for today…

  1. I am grateful for my husband, my partner in life.

  2. I’m grateful for this time each and every morning for myself, to pause and reflect.

  3. I am grateful for my dog Neera, who lays by my feet as I write this.

  4. I’m grateful that my business is doing so well, and I have the opportunity to share something that I am so passionate about with my community near and far.

  5. I am grateful for my family, and my friends who have turned into family.

What are your five things?


Case of the Mondays

Case of the Mondays | Lean and Green Body® Blog

How is the weekend already over?

Why is the weekend only 2 days??

Mondays don’t have to be scary and dreadful.

In fact if they are… you may not be doing something right.

Mondays are a fresh start, a chance to live your life to the fullest and savor every moment.

Come into Monday with fresh eyes.

I love to get up early on Monday mornings to allow time for me to complete my morning routine, and set my weekly intentions while I enjoy my tea.

I treasure this time before my house wakes up, and the craziness of the week ensues.

Coming into my Monday with a clear mind helps me to handle whatever the day throws my way.

If you dread Monday, perhaps take a deeper look into why?

Perhaps your job causes you stress and makes you dread Monday. Consider why?

Where does this stress come from?

Is it the people you work with or for?

Or is it indeed the work itself? If you are not in your dream job, than think what your dream job would look like?

What would you do? Who would you work with?

How would you feel in the mornings before work? Less stress? More happiness and freedom?

Taking a closer look into these realities can be uncomfortable and difficult, but can ultimately lead you to finding freedom and peace.

In order to make your Mondays, and every morning, smoother and less stressful start to work towards this goal of your dream job every day. Do something everyday to help you reach your goal.

If Mondays continue to stress you out, but you are indeed working in your dream job currently; think about how you could restructure your Monday work day to find more peace and ease. Perhaps, move your Monday meetings to later in the day or move them to Tuesday. Take Monday morning to ease back into work, answer emails, return phone calls, and create a plan of action for your day and your week. Setting aside this time first thing on Monday can reduce stress and help you to plan out your week efficiently and effectively.

Change

Change | Lean and Green Body® Blog

The key to a successful business is change, evolving and adjusting to the needs of our clients and community.

We officially closed the doors to our 5th Ave S studio this summer. 

It was a bittersweet moment for me, one that I chose to keep off of social media. I have not announced this news publicly until now. 

I chose to close the doors on our 5th Ave S studio because it not longer fit with my vision of the business. Lean and Green Body® is ever changing, evolving and growing. It is my job as the leader and visionary to follow and keep up with these changes. Our 5th Ave S studio was simply too small for our needs, we out grew this studio much quicker than anticipated. (Which is good news!!) 

My goal is to teach more group yoga classes through Lean and Green Body®. To offer my yoga teachings as a gift to my community, for rates that are accessible to all. I have already begun offering weekly yoga classes throughout Collier County, for a full list of classes visit our schedule.  We also have a full list of events and workshops through December 2018 on The website.

We have several big and exciting changes coming and I can not wait to share them all with you in much more detail! 

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