CURIE DEODORANT

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I'm one of the lucky few that doesn't have to wear deodorant, but if I did I would want something natural that works as hard as I do, and I wouldn't want to smell like a pine tree. 

A friend of a friend told me about Curie and I passed it along to Katie so that she could put it to the two+ STUDIO LB workouts a day in LA test. Katie loves that it's natural, contains no aluminum, smells great, and held up after two very intense STUDIO LB workouts.

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Curie was founded in San Francisco by Sarah Moret. As a marathon runner with a demanding career in venture capital, she needed a natural deodorant that could keep up with her active lifestyle and couldn't find one. She spent almost a year developing the formula and launched Curie in April 2018.  Curie is an aluminum-free, natural deodorant made with simple ingredients that your body understands, like coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and baking soda...and it works! Curie's signature white tea scent is light, fresh and feminine and smells heavenly :) 

I love that the brand’s name pays homage to French physicist and chemist Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel prize, and the first and only woman to win twice. She was a badass that broke barriers. Curie comes in regular, mini (temporarily sold out) and sensitive skin formulas.

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LAUREN'S 160-CALORIE PIZZA

Crush your cravings with my 160-calorie, ultra-thin pizza using my absolute favorite lavash! Not only is it delicious, but it can be topped with tons of veggies and get this... you can eat the entire square (1 lavash: 120 cals, 3 g. fat, 10g. protein + cheese and marinara). 

I haven't met a human that hasn't loved this recipe, and it's a breeze to make.  My girlfriend MJ introduced me to lavash as a pizza crust, but I didn't find a Studio LB worthy lavash until I discovered Joseph's.  Enjoy!

*As a test, Katie and I enjoyed this pizza four times in one week and did have a bit of bloat (could be fiber-related) so I wouldn't recommend eating it more than twice a week.  

Ingredients
1 lavash per person
olive oil
1 tbsp Marinara or pizza sauce
1 tbsp of mozzarella or shredded cheese of choice

Instructions
1. Line baking sheet with foil.  
2. LIGHTLY brush or spray lavash with a tiny bit of olive oil (too much will make it soggy).  Sometimes I brush the foil and then allow the lavash to absorb it on both sides.  
3. Top with marinara (too much will make it soggy) and mozzarella.
4. Bake at 425 for 4-5 minutes or until crust is golden brown.  Watch it ...these cook very fast, and if you allow it to cook one minute too long it will burn.  

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MOVING THE NEGATIVE

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Last week I started a little weekly column here called LIVING BETTER, where I'll share ways to help you stay inspired to live better, and healthier. 

Today I want to talk about using movement to break negative patterns and shift your mindset. The quickest and easiest way to upgrade your mood is to move.  You can literally move the negative out of your mind and body, because movement can chemically change how you feel.  Emotion is enhanced by motion, and movement can make you feel sexy, strong, beautiful and empowered (especially CCS).

How many times have you gotten up in the morning, sat up in bed and decided right then and there that you were in a bad mood, were totally unmotivated to do anything, or go anywhere, let alone workout.  It happens to all of us.  Just last week I had the worst PMS and I was procrastinating and angry at the world.  I don't think that I moved much for two days straight and then I went for a short walk, and momentum took over.  Later that same day I shot a full length Studio LB workout and felt 100% better. 

Breaking a negative pattern can be easy.  Here are three tips to help you take action and move the negative in a more positive direction: 

1. Movement Creates Movement.  When we're feeling negative or down, certain tasks seem impossible, right?  We tend to put things off (unloading the dishwasher, a 50-min. Studio LB workout), but if we just get started by taking that first step, it will have a snowball effect. Movement creates movement, and everything will fall into place.  

2. Motion Enhances Emotion.  On those days where you don’t feel like doing anything, try a short walk or one of my Quick-Burn workouts.  You can drastically change your mood and your mindset in just a few minutes.  

3. Call A Friend.  If you are feeling stuck, uninspired, you need an accountability partner (this is not a workout buddy)!  An accountability partner is someone that is depending on you as much as you are depending on them.  Who is your accountability partner?  It doesn't have to be in-person to be effective, it can be via phone, email, DM, FB group, or text!  

LB's cassava PANCAKES

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Of course you CAN!  Last week, this recipe went out to my Spring Training fam.  These healthy pancakes are delish, guilt-less, and you have options to control dairy and sugar.  This was Mars's plate (above) but I like mine loaded with berries.  

Cassava flour is a grain-free, whole food based flour and it's awesome because it mimics gluten so the pancakes come out all thick & fluffy. It’s made by dehydrating and then grounding the cassava root.  Makes 7-10 pancakes.  Enjoy!

Ingredients
3 eggs
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup Greek yogurt or unsw. van. almond milk (if you're dairy-free)
1 tbsp coconut sugar (opt)
¾ cup cassava flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

Instructions
1. Mix eggs, coconut oil, yogurt/almond milk. 
2. Add the cassava flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, spices and salt; mix well. 
3. Cook for approx 2 min. per side on a greased skillet over med. heat, or until brown & cooked through.
4. Serve w/ fresh fruit & maple syrup (opt).

FLOWING WITH YOU

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I'm starting a little weekly column here called LIVING BETTER, where I'll share ways to help you stay inspired to live better, and healthier. 

Today I want to talk about your schedule flow and Studio LB.  So many of us lose steam because we work against the flow of our lives.  Since I know I’m not the only person out there stretched for time, I wanted to dedicate this week’s LIVING BETTER article to catering to your own schedule – whatever that may be. And this can come in handy for both moms and non-moms, too!

What I mean by catering to your own schedule is going with the natural flow of what’s going on in your life.  I find that many of the people that I work with try setting lofty fitness goals that are tough to stick with.  Like, "I'm going to start doing Studio LB, and I'm going to do the 50-minute workouts, and I'm going to do it every damn day at 5AM."  Sure, that's great in theory, but if you're not a morning person, or don't exercise at 5AM, it's probably not happening more than once, right?  

But, maybe you ARE a morning person and getting up at 5AM to workout makes the most sense to you. Maybe you get a rush of energy and some free time around 7PM, or you're a night owl and you do your best work at midnight.  Maybe you want to spend your mornings with your kids, and therefore you must shift your workouts and errands to evening.

By going with the flow of your own life, things get a lot easier and less stressful. At least that’s what I’ve found from my flow with Mars.

Jordan works from San Diego half of the week, so I single-mom-it, part-time.  On those days, I'll wake up, prepare breakfast, do school drop off, and come back home to work and then by mid-afternoon, I’m usually ready to get moving, so that’s when I do my workouts.  In the early morning (before 7AM), I can't seem to get it together, and I don't fight it.  

While everyone’s schedule, home life, and work situation is unique, I urge you to go with the flow of your own schedule.  There's no right or wrong time to do your workouts!  Try to ignore the proper times for workouts, and instead, do them at a time that feels good to you. 

Lauren Boggi YouTube Channel

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Guys, I've finally started a YouTube channel!  This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time so I'm pretty excited about it.  Subscribe and you you'll receive new quick-burn workouts weekly!  Lifestyle content will be launching soon.  

Subscribe to my brand new Youtube channel, where you'll find quick-burn workouts, and lifestyle content launching soon!   

TROPICAL GIVEAWAY!

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We've teamed up with our friends at Oh Joy & Sweat Cosmetics to give away the ultimate getaway (& get you into that !) right before Summer hits: One spot on my May 18-24th Activation retreat to Little Corn Island, a one-month membership to Studio LB, one Oh Joy yoga tote, & one Sweat Cosmetics pack of 30 skin balancing cleansing towelettes to one lucky winner ($3k value)!  Enter here!  

LB 100: SPRING TRAINING

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Are you ready to get ready for summer?  Join me for LB Spring Training, my six week fitness lifestyle program, designed to help you look and feel your best when Memorial Day hits.  Sign up and receive my tips, quick-burn workout videos and recipes in your inbox starting Monday.    

The cost of participating in the program in its entirety is a monthly membership to Studio LB ($39/month) or, you can join in without being a Studio LB member and receive my quick-burn workouts recipes, and tips in your in-box, daily.  

Lauren's Loaded Potatoes

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Guys, craving loaded potatoes?  This recipe is SO good and better than the O.G. because the potatoes are dip-able like nachos!  This recipe makes three-four servings, and is perfect for dinner, as an after-school snack, or an evening get together.  I like to add quinoa and make a bowl out of it.  

Ingredients

  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or olive oil
  • Jakes Prime or sea salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cashew sour cream (recipe below) 
  • 1 cup black bean dip (recipe below)
  • Mashed avocado + chopped tomato blend (cilantro is a great addition, too)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Slice potatoes into thin rounds (can go up to 1/4” thick if want thicker portions).
  3. In a bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil.
  4. On foiled baking sheets, place potato rounds in single layer. Sprinkle with jake's prime or salt.
  5. Bake for 30-35 min. or until potatoes are golden and start to crisp at edges.
  6. When cool, put potato rounds into 3-4 bowls with beans, cashew sour cream + tomato/avo blend.  I also add quinoa to mine (yum). 
  7. If serving family-style, arrange potato rounds on a large platter with bowls of beans, avocado-tomato blend, cashew sour cream, and cilantro (if using).

 

CASHEW SOUR CREAM

This dairy-free cashew sour cream is healthy, tangy, creamy, protein-rich and the perfect compliment for any spicy dish that calls for sour cream.  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 1-2 hours (if you own a high speed blender, no soaking necessary)
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • Water to blend

Directions

  1. Drain cashews and place in blender.
  2. Add vinegar, lemon juice, and sea salt.
  3. Pour in just enough water to cover the cashews.
  4. Blend on high approx 2-3 min. until mixture is smooth and creamy.

 

BLACK BEAN DIP

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 14-ounce can of black beans, drained
  • 1/2 lemon or lime squeezed
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tsp La Boite Hawayej spice (sub with taco seasoning)
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into high speed blender.
  2. Start the machine, slowly increase to its highest speed, and blend for 1 min, or desired texture.   

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Join us May 18-24th for our version of Spring Break!  Think bucket-list location, daily transformative workouts, soulful beach-side conversation with like-minded women, self-care coaching that will allow you to care for you, delicious fresh + local meals, followed by rest and adventures into town for reggae and happy hour. 

Just 89 days until we create some of that retreat magic at Yemaya, Little Corn Island!  Grab your girls and take $200 off your retreat for Presidents' Day.  Email Katie with any questions.  Payment plans are available.  

Presidents' Day Sale Price (per person): 
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Ocean view Suite Private - $2,914
Ocean view Suite w/ Plunge Pool Dbl - $2,973
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Light my fire

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This smoothie is pure skin food (major vitamin-c), is a great immune-booster, and doesn't taste at all like baby food.  Despite its name, the sweet potato doesn't belong to the same family as the potato.  Potatoes are tubers, and sweet potatoes are roots.  Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A and C, fiber, potassium, and iron, and are a fresh, low-calorie addition to your smoothie blend.

if you're in a rush, there's no need to bake the sweeties, first.  You can grate raw sweet potatoes for easier blending, but the frozen chunks make it super simple to toss directly into the blender and help keep the whole thing cold.   

Light My Fire
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1/2 c. filtered h20
1/2 c. frozen sweet potato (baked then frozen)
1/4 avocado
juice of 1-2 lg. lemons
1" knob ginger
1" knob turmeric
1/2 tbsp. flaxseed meal
Optional: pinch of cayenne, black pepper

Balance

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Ah, balance. The buzz word all over the gram. Those balance posts drive me nuts more than statement tees do.  Balance is everywhere and we’re all searching hard for it.  And we should be, because it’s super important. Without it, we can feel kinda anxious and lost.  

Balance (or, happiness, IMO) is really a very personal thing and it’s super interesting because it looks so very different for each of us.  It relates to our life, mind-set, and our lifestyle.  It's about making healthy choices and feeling good, but also allowing yourself the freedom to have fun and be flexible so you’re not hyper-obsessed about every workout and meal.  

Balance is the wellness homeostasis that we’re all striving for, right?  But do we even know what it means?  Figuring out what it means to YOU is step one.  Then, how do we sustain a lifestyle that is fun and makes us feel incredible (healthy) rather than guilty or anxiety-ridden?  I’m asked this question everyday, and I’m here to tell you that it’s totally 100% possible!

Just like it takes time to reach your fitness goals, balance definitely doesn't happen overnight.  And, sometimes you have to really forgo it to fully learn how to achieve it.  For example, If you’re goal-getting, trying to lose weight, or level-up and become your most fit…there’s not going to be much balance happening.  You cannot be downing burgers and beers on a weekly basis and achieve your goals.  BUT, if you can’t have a little wine and dark chocolate what’s the point, right?  

Everyday people ask me about what I do to stay fit (this thing called Studio LB), what I eat, and if I’m restrictive all the time.  Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m enforcing restrictions on myself, because I feel like I've found my balance.  I do try to maintain a healthy, low sugar diet, but if I’m craving something sweet I’ll indulge in some Nutella (on an apple), or a healthy thin crust pizza.  But not every night.  I do enjoy a glass of wine every night and that’s my non-negotiable.  If I want or need to kick it into high gear and become leaner, I’ll nix the wine and choose something with less sugar.  My diet is often 90/10 or 95/5, but, I’m prepared to sacrifice certain things because I truly love the way training and great nutrition make me feel and look.  Do I ever reach for the Potato chips?  Of course, maybe once a month, but I'm def not pining over them.  

So how do we do it?  With a little bit of mindfulness and awareness.  By being mindful and raising our awareness on the things that cause us to feel imbalanced, we can overcome what has thrown us off-balance. 

When it comes to creating more balance, I recommend making small changes  instead of enforcing restrictions.  Sounds like LB 100, right?  For example, choose vodka + La Croix over that glass of wine.  Try cooking in chicken broth instead of butter a few days a week.  Cook four nights a week instead of ordering takeout or eating out. Try to move a little more every day:  Walk to work instead of taking the train, take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Park on the far end of the parking lot so that you walk more during the day. When it comes to exercise, do what you love.  Bottom line is, If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t stick with it.

If you’re new to this, or are trying to achieve your balance, I always recommend starting with the 80/20 rule.  Make healthy choices 80% of the time and allow yourself the freedom to enjoy the things you crave 20% of the time.  And when you’re ready to take it to the next level, make the 20% the healthiest indulgent choices you possibly can.  

I'm here if you need me! 


Xx
Lauren

MOON MILK

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You'll see versions of this recipe all over the place and I'm sharing because it totally works! 

I'm a night person, but these days I'm in bed at 9PM during the week and what a difference it makes.  Warm milk is a common remedy to help lull you to bed, and I've been drinking Moon Milk to help me unwind.  

Sugar is optional, so omit the honey or maple if you'd like, but it does make it taste really great.   This is really the best kind of night cap: Turmeric flights inflammation, nutmeg is a natural sleep aid, and a little ashwagandha goes a long way.  Drink warm, and then bath, book + bed!  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup milk of choice 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ashwagandha 
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of sea salt 
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (optional)


DIRECTIONS
Heat milk to a simmer over med-low heat. Whisk in cinnamon, turmeric, ashwagandha, cardamom, nutmeg and pepper, then whisk some more to avoid clumping. Add coconut oil/ghee, reduce heat to low, and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and let stand to cool for a minute.  Stir in honey/maple last. 

GET OILED UP

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Fat has a pretty bad rap in the kitchen, but healthy fats (in moderation, of course) get a free pass because they are really beneficial to our health.  

With the 2015 ban on trans-fats activated across the US, the demand for healthy oils has really increased. Have you noticed the HUGE diversity of oils at the grocery store?  It's amazing, but it can be downright overwhelming in the store - and in the kitchen. 

Every dish seems to call for a different oil.  Each oil has a different smoke point, and, not all oils are made the same.  Some oils are stable at room temperature, others at low heat (olive oil), some (ghee and coconut) are stable at high heats. MCT oil is not stable at high heat - it changes into something else entirely, and is really BAD for you to ingest.  What’s more, over-processed oils like canola, which has to be bleached and deodorized can actually rob the body of vital antioxidants.  Crazy, right?  

To assist us, I've broken down my favorite oils, and how to use them.  

OIL Basics:

  • Unrefined oils are most beneficial. 
  • Less processing = richer, more robust flavors. 
  • Using healthy oils in combo with a healthy diet is essential to reaping nutritional benefits. 
  • Store oils in a cool dark place to prevent oxidization of fatty acids which make oils taste rancid. 
  • Even though oils can be a healthy fat, you should use them sparingly.

UNrefined Vs. Refined:

Unrefined processing uses minimal heat and does not include bleaching or deodorizing. Refined oils have been processed through heat, color stripping, and a deodorizing process (ew).  


Olive Oil

Versatile + delicious, it’s an important staple in any kitchen.

  • Olive oil is best as a dressing, and extra virgin, cold-pressed is best.  
  • Extra Virgin is the purest form of olive oil, meaning it has been cold pressed and has not gone through bleaching and deodorizing. However, it has a low smoke point. EVOO is great for consuming raw, but not for cooking.
  • Virgin olive oil is made with riper olives. It has a lighter flavor and a bit of a higher smoke point, so you can cook with it at low temperatures.
  • Reduces inflammation, helps lower cholesterol, and reduces the risk of heart disease. 
  • Rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E.  

I Use:  Spectrum Unrefined Olive OIl, Wonder Valley, and California Olive Oil


MCT Oil

MCT oilis similar to coconut oil but easier to digest and doesn't raise your blood sugar.  MCT provides quick and lasting energy and are easily absorbed by the body.  Instead of being metabolized through digestion like most other foods, Medium Chain Triglycerides are processed in the liver. 

  • Flavorless, liquid at room temp with a low smoke point.   
  • Great for salad dressing, bullet-proofing your coffee or smoothies.
  • When choosing MCT oil, quality is important. 
  • Start using this oil slowly, as it's readily and easily absorbed by the body  

Sesame Oil

Bold and delish but has a low smoke point which makes it difficult to cook with.  

  • Perfect as a light dressing over a salad, in dipping sauces and soups.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. 
  • Good source of Vitamin E and rich in Omerga-6 fatty acids.  

I Use:  Spectrum Sesame Oil and La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame Oil


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most delish and healthiest oils to cook with. Moderation is key though, as it has high levels of saturated fats.  

  • Regarded as a stable oil, great for cooking and baking at high temperatures. 
  • Contains Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Iron. 
  • Immune system booster.  

I Use: La Tourangelle Coconut Oil and  Spectrum Naturals Coconut Oil


Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Ghee is spreadable at room temp and no refrigeration is required.  It has a high smoke point and can be used as a substitute for any oil or butter.  

  • Great for sauteing, eggs, lobster, popcorn or oven-cooked chicken 
  • I use it often in any recipe that calls for cooking oil.

I Use:  4th & Heart  


Grapeseed Oil

I love grapeseed oil.  It's Iight and perfect to use when you want a flavor pop.  

  • Great for cooking because of its high smoke point and neutral flavor. 
  • Known to fight cancer and lower cholesterol.  Anti-inflammatory. 
  • High in protein and fiber

I Use: La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil


Sunflower Seed Oil

Mildly sweet and healthy.  

  • Great for cooking at high heat. 
  • High in essential Vitamin E + B, which supports a healthy nervous system, good digestion, and boosts energy.  Helps to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Natural antioxidant
  • Low in saturated fat. 

I Use: La Tourangelle Organic Sunflower Oil


Avocado Oil

Mild and delish on everything from sautéed fish to salad.  Avocado oil has a uniquely beneficial ability to penetrate cells down to the mitochondria and actually improve the function of our cells. 

  • Good for cooking at high heat (think searing meat).
  • Rich in heart-healthy fats like Vitamin E, + plant- based Omega-3's. 
  • Contains powerful antioxidants for repairing blood vessels and removing free radicals.  
  • Avocado is a good solution for those who are allergic to coconut or nut-based oils. 

I Use: La Tourangelle Avocado Oil

put your mind to it

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I'm so inspired by my Studio LB practice that I find myself talking about it all the time with friends and clients.  And, people are shocked when I tell them that Studio LB is all that I do to stay fit.  Nope, there's no logging onto Mindbody, and I won't be charged if I miss my workout.  What/who holds me accountable?  I do.  How?  By staying mindful. 

Through talking with others, I've found that so many people create mental road blocks and excuses about why they can't achieve their goals on their own, or how they've tried but failed.    

FYI, practicing at home is in some ways more difficult than hitting up a studio, gym, or a one-on-one session with a teacher.  After all, it’s just YOU and your mat, right?  NOBODY is going to stop you from taking a break, getting up to check your phone, or reminding you to breathe.  

Going to a group class has many benefits, (and I love a really great studio experience) but I've observed time and time again that when you start to practice mindfully at home, really incredible change occurs.  In fact, nothing replaces an at-home practice, IMO.  You're with your own body with no distractions, in your own space where you can find your own rhythm.  

It just takes some mindfulness.    


SIX Tips For Creating a more Mindful Studio LB Practice

1. Schedule it. Totally basic, but super important.  Sit down with your weekly calendar and begin to cross out any activity that is not serving you anymore (this takes being brutally honest).  Schedule the time to practice and stick to it just like you would any other appointment that is important to you. 

2. Create a space to practice. Many of us don't have a dedicated home gym and have to get creative with living space. I have my living room set up so that all I have to do is roll up the rug, grab my mirror - and I have my own studio.  Rearrange whatever you need so you'll have the room to move.  If possible, set your furniture up so that you can easily shift things around when it’s time to start.

3. Think it through.  Before you begin, think of all the things that could distract you. Then, go through the thoughts that could arise in each scenario and experience those feelings in the moment, rather than fight them (or procrastinate) and then decide not to practice.  This will fine-tune your focus.

4. All the feels.  Before you begin, take a minute and check in with yourself.  Are you feeling happy? Inspired? Tired? Anxious? Energetic? Motivated?  Notice how you're feeling, then start your session with either cardio or sculpting.  I promise that working along with your mind + body (vs. forcing it) wilI benefit you far more than working against it.  You'll stick to your workout and see better results all around.  

5. Use your resources. Nobody knows what you need better than you, right?  If you're struggling and want/need support, please reach out to your community.  We're all human.  If you are feeling stuck, uninspired, or unsure where to start, utilize the Facebook group, call a friend, or call on me!  I've worked with thousands of people over the years and I've learned a lot through experience.  I help people everyday and I do not judge. 

Are you the type of person that will stop at nothing to not let a friend down, but will fall short on keeping up with your own goals?  You need an accountability partner (this is not a workout buddy)!  An accountability partner is someone that is depending on you as much as you are depending on them.

6. Begin now. How many times do we say we are going to start and never follow through? We may have the best intentions but if we don’t actually get on that mat, we don’t have a practice! You don’t have to wait for a-b-c to happen, all you have to do is begin.  I recommend starting small with my quick-burn workouts or any Studio LB Under 30-min. workout. 

You can do it!  

Xx

Lauren 

Studio LB Mochachino

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Craving a different kind of buzz?  Get your greens, caffeine and protein all in one cup.  It's delish, and totally developing a cult following here at Studio LB.  

LB's Mochachino
1/4 unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup coffee (we love cold brew)
heaping handful of spinach  
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 avocado
10 almonds
1 tbsp. cacao
1/2 date, pitted
pinch of cinnamon + cayenne
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LB INsideOUT

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Your body won’t go where your mind won’t push it.

Today we're 70 days out from Memorial Day and the Spring season officially begins tomorrow!  I'm thrilled to kick-off phase two of my LB 100 program: LBINsideOUT.

LB INsideOUt begins today, Mon., 3/19 and runs through Sun., 4/15.  This month is designed to help you transition into the new season and feel great from the inside out.  We'll be making lifestyle changes (we need good skincare habits, right?), clearing bad energy, finding focus, integrating mindfulness through breathing, movement + meditation, and working on manifesting positivity and confidence. 

LB 100 INsideOUT At-a-Glance: 
Week 1:  3/19 - 3/25,  YOU + Fitness
Week 2:  3/26 - 4/1,  YOU + Food
Week 3:  4/2 - 4/8,  YOU + Lifestyle (beauty + home)
Week 4:  4/9 - 4/15,  Your Spring Training Prep 

These days of transition are happening now.  What do you want to bring with you from the last season?  What are you committed to changing (or giving up) in order to reach your goals?  

Lets put our minds to it!  

Xx

Lauren

LB's Mexican-ish Salad

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I love a great salad, and I've been eating this one for lunch (a lot).  When I really like something I tend to stick with it and repeat often.  This salad in particular is a great example of our salad formula in action.  With different textures, protein, and healthy fats, it keeps me full and my cravings at bay. 

On Sunday, I shop and prep so it's easy to throw together during the week when things get hectic.  I saute the chicken with Jakes Prime and cumin, cook brown basmati rice (I use the quick-cook from Trader Joe's - done in 15 min), chop the veggies, and house everything in clear containers in the fridge so that there is little to no prep work during the week.    

What's in this salad?  You're looking at:  Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, black beans, red bell peppers, avocado (only 1/4), corn, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, hemp seeds, brown basmati rice, and chicken. I dress it with a little olive oil, Braggs liquid aminos and lime.  I've made this salad with beef and shrimp and subbed quinoa for rice and it's just as good.  Make it your own with your favorite protein!  

LAUREN'S salad FORMULA

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 I'm excited to show you how to create hearty, lively, lean, filling and satisfying bowls of nutrition that will fuel you and magically keep your cravings at bay. 

Before you go shopping, think about your favorite veggies, proteins, flavors and textures.  And with my formula and The Oscars in mind, imagine that you are casting for the movie, The Ultimate Salad

Your lead stars are the fiber-rich greens, satiating protein, veggies and healthy fats that support your brain and nervous system.  I want you to search for those supporting actors that will keep the movie interesting.  Will your best supporting actors be earthy, nutty and crunchy?  Tangy and vinegary?  Hot and spicy?  The more, the better!  

Studio LB Detox Smoothie

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Fresh, low-cal, and delicious with all the greens (kale, spinach, cucumber, broccoli, and parsley) in one glass.  Avocado lends the perfect amount of creaminess, while the lemon, ginger and cayenne add a little kick and up the immunity ante.    

Studio LB Detox
1 cup filtered h20
1 heaping handful of kale
1 " " spinach
1 sm. cucumber
1/3 - 1/2 c. broccoli
1/2 - 3/4 c. parsley
1/4 avocado
knob of ginger
juice of 1 lg. or 2 sm. lemons
dash of cayenne
Ice

Blend until smooth, top with chia (or nothing at all) and watch your skin glow, girl.