Calling All Lean Girls

Are you someone who has made a lifestyle change for the better? Are you committed to fitness and overall wellness? Have you lost a tremendous amount of weight and want to shout it from the mountain tops? Or do you need some accountability in helping you stay on track and want to write about your new health journey?

Lean Girls Club wants you to be featured in THIS LEAN GIRL ROCKS segment. I haven’t done those in a while and I know there are lots of people out there who are inspirational and I want to celebrate your success!

Here’s how:

1. You must be a girl (sorry, guys, it is a girls club after all) over the age of 18.

2. You must reside in the U.S.

3. Submit a writing sample sharing what you’d like to write about and why. Want to share your before and after photos? Great! Brag about how cooking at home helped you lower your cholesterol? Ok! Be creative. Be inspirational. Be You.

4. Subscribe to LeanGirlsClub either through WP or submit your email address on the upper right hand corner –>

5. Deadline to submit is November 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Monday Motivation


Big shout out to my friends Liz M. and Liz T. for sharing this on their Facebook pages. Click on their names to check out their blogs! You may also remember Liz M. from one of the last few “This Lean Girl Rocks” features.

I like Chipotle. It’s one of my favorite fast-food alternatives because I can pick and choose what goes into my meal. Chipotle isn’t perfect, though. Burritos are the size of small children and can cost you your day’s calorie allotment. But if you choose wisely, Chipotle is a good choice as it offers a healthy assortment of organic meats and produce. I always get the salad with chicken, peppers and onions, a little hot sauce and pico de gallo. No rice, no dressing, no beans (high in sodium), no cheese. Sometimes I pick up some brown rice from the store and mix it with the salad for a balanced meal. Chipotle even has the CleanPlates seal of approval.

Whatever your opinion is of Chipotle, consider the message of the ad. Our food is not supposed to be processed in a plant. There’s supposed to be balance in our eco-system. We’re supposed to love animals and take care of them before we eat them. We used to be at peace with food and it used to love us back. What happened?

So today’s Monday Motivation: do you “love” the food that is on your plate? Did it bring you peace?