#soupseason

Nov 09, 2019

Mooch&Mel were chatting about the days they used to get sick, multiple times a season - fevers, bronchitis, the flu, strep. Gut health changed the game. It’s like your internal body armour. 

 

Heres one of the team’s favorite healing recipes (thanks Medical Medium)  to support immunity and keep you MOVE.ing during the change of seasons. 

 

Healing Broth Recipes: 

4 carrots, chopped or 1 sweet potato, cubed

2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped

2 onions, sliced

1 cup parsley, finely chopped

1 cup of shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried (optional)

2 tomatoes, chopped (optional)

1 bulb of garlic (about 6-8 cloves), minced

1 inch of fresh ginger root

1 inch of fresh turmeric root

8 cups of water

Optional: Chili peppers or red pepper flakes

 

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about an hour. Strain and sip for a mineral rich, healing and restorative broth...

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Let's Face It.

Nov 09, 2019

She skipped her workout class because she was afraid of running into others.

She didn’t want to be seen.

 

Having woken up once again with another major breakout on her face, she wondered why as an adult, acne still was impacting her day-to-day.

 

Have you ever felt that way?

Putting on extra make-up to cover a breakout.

Buying the newest products that promise to make it go away.

Avoiding plans, bright lights or situations that could expose the redness.

 

This MOVE.r, came to us in tears.

She had tried all the things she had been told to try.

 

The thing is, no one taught her to look within.

To focus on her gut health- not only cleansing but also strengthening her gut.

No one told her that her gut is directly connected to the health of her skin.

We told her.

 

And she was ready to stop looking for things to fix the symptoms and work to fix the root cause.

 

6 weeks later?

She cancelled her dermatology appointments (for good) In fact… her...

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Thanks and Giving.

Nov 02, 2019

Mooch&Mel here with an exciting announcement.

 

You have all heard us say at length that in order to receive, we have to give.

 

And in order to make impact on something, we have to bring energy to that something.

 

And now we are proud (to say the least) that MOVE. is leveling up in doing so, too.

 

We are so freaking proud to have built a company from our hearts and vision (and Tim's puke) and to keep the ones we love the most at our core.

 

We are proud and grateful for our amazing staff Team and to have a MOVE. family with the strongest online community in the freaking world. Of course extra shout out to the Muccio’s and Dlugolecki’s for this, too.

 

And now we are proud to share that we have two official charity partners to welcome to MOVE.

 

After giving time, raising awareness and making our own personal donations, we decided to level up the giving and the impact we offer to these two organizations.

 

Welcome...

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Triple A

Oct 30, 2019

Last week we asked what you want to see more of, and boy did we hear ya. 

 

Stress Reduction. Got it.

 

For today’s words of wisdom, we are bringing ya 4 Steps To Reduce Stress: 

 

1- Awareness: Where is your energy going? Not in general. SPECIFICALLY, where is it going? Think of it like a bank account. Track all of your time, thought and attention. Write it out (we literally have our MOVE.rs fill it in a tank). 

 

2- Alignment: What percentage of your energy is going towards your goals and values? What percentage isn’t? We teach this as alignment and it looks different for everyone. Sometimes, even though the world tells us to put energy in all the things, it’s truly aligned for us to NOT put energy in certain areas. In other circumstances, we are pouring energy into places that DON’T align with our goals. 

 

3- Action: Once you have established the biggest areas needing attention (the biggest gaps) it’s...

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Fast Facts.

Oct 29, 2019

Hi! It’s been a hot minute since Mooch and Mel shared a bit about themselves so here goes!

 

We are Mooch and Mel on a mission to help others live their best personally and professionally. Sometimes that means ditching diets, other times ditching cubicles but it always means living in alignment to what fills people up authentically.

 

Speaking of alignment, we are a little woo-woo and a lot of laughter. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but take our ability to make impact on this world VERY seriously.

 

Inspired by our guardian angels, Mooch’s dad who lost his life to ALS and Mel’s daughter who lost her life to NEC, we believe in our hearts that they conspired for us to meet and let Tim Dlugolecki pave the way when he puked in Mooch’s bootcamp class.

 

It never gets old. (Built Our Business On Puke).

 

A conversation over margs turned into what’s possible which led to a meeting over matcha mapping it out. Weeks later...

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#BuildtheBooty

Oct 21, 2019

We get a lot of questions on Building The Booty.

 

Did you know your glutes are one of the strongest and most underutilized muscles? Most people don’t even use their glutes for squats. Don't worry, this Monday MOVE.s we got you. 

 

Try these 4 steps to effectively activate your booty while weight training. 

 

1- Open up your hip flexors. These little SOB’s can tighten from most things we do in our everyday lives (sitting at a desk, commuting, running, riding bikes). Prior to your workout, try a static lunge stretch (and squeeze your cheeks!) to stretch out your hips. 

 

2- Learn the pelvic tilt. If you want to Build the Booty, you’ve got to learn body awareness. The pelvis tilt, when used, will allow you to actively engage your glutes rather than putting pressure on your lower back. 

 

3- The Holy Grail. The Glute Bridge. Give a few warm up rounds prior to your workout. This will allow you to draw attention to the...

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Don't Go it Alone.

Oct 21, 2019

When Mooch & Mel were out in San Diego for the Angie Lee PTBB 2019 they heard a lot of incredible people speak. So many different accomplishments Lori Harder, Drew Canole, Chalene, Hungry for Happiness and Boss Babes- but one really common message linking them all together.

 

The biggest mistake they have seen and experience- thinking we can and have to do it all on our own.

 

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom we want to remind you of the power of leaning into others, asking for help and share our top 3 reasons why calling in others can change your life.

 

1- Rather than spend a year or more trying to “figure it out” and wasting time, money and most importantly, emotional energy, doing so, we can get mentors and coaches to take us up to the next level and keep us accountable while doing so.

 

2- Having trusted teammates to call upon when sh*t hits the fan, makes all the difference. It takes us out of our heads, and into the...

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(Pumpkin) Blond(ies) Have More Fun

Oct 16, 2019

You know what they say, blondes have more fun!

Any doubters of that may experience a change of heart after trying these gut friendly blondies. For this week's Friday Fuel we bring you one of our favorite recipes, inspired by a few of our favorite chefs!

 

 

Maca Pumpkin Blondies

Ingredients:

1 can white beans
1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup gluten free quick oats
1/4 cup almond butter
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (add a dash of cinnamon, too!)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp maca root powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate, chocolate chips

Directions:

Line an 8-inch pan with parchment or grease well. Preheat oven to 350 F. Drain and rinse the beans very well. Process all ingredients except chocolate chips in a high-quality food processor until completely smooth. Stir in the chocolate 

chips. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, press a few chocolate chips into the top if desired, and bake on the...

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MOVE. Matcha Energy Balls.

Oct 12, 2019

Matcha.

This magical green tea is gaining popularity and for good reason.

Here are the top reasons we love it so matcha:
1) Matcha is the only tea that you actually ingest rather than seeping it like traditional tea.
2) Since it is grown in the shade, it retains more nutrients that can otherwise be lost from heat and light.
3) It is packed with chlorophyll (detoxifying) and high in anti-oxidants.
4) While caffeinated, it's a slow release caffeine that avoids the crash and the jitters.
5) It's really, really, really, good.

Buuuuut, full disclosure, matcha is a little more labor intensive to make; it requires whisking of the tea into your hot liquid of choice. Many restaurants get around this by adding sugar to the tea. Cringe. In fact, most places have sugar as the primary ingredient. Tears.

Matcha deserves so much better.

If you haven't seen our IGTV's filled with matcha reviews, check them out (IG: @move.withm) to get in the know about all our favorite MOVE. Approved and not...

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Friday Fuel: Halloween-Style

Oct 11, 2019

Halloween.

Filled with tricks and treats.

And for many- stomach aches.

We decided that the sweetness of this holiday (is it really a holiday?) needed to be celebrated and we were determined to do so in a way that  left the Halloweens spooks behind. BOO- yea.

Enter: Costumed Candy Bars.

These treats are gluten-free, dairy-free and super versatile so that you can make your own variations to model your very favorite candy bars.

Reeses fan? Top with some almond butter or peanut butter.
Thin Mints your thing? Throw in some mint extract!
Mounds? Add in even more coconut!
Snickers? Chop some peanuts!

 

Costumed Candy Bars

Ingredients:

Coconut Oil
Agave or Maple Syrup
Cocoa Powder
Brown GF Rice Krispies
Himalayan Sea Salt 

Options for toppings: almond butter, pumpkin butter, coconut flakes - get creative! Channel your inner costumed self!

Directions: 
Combine ¼ coconut oil and 1 tbsp of agave. Add in ½ cocoa powder and 1/4 cup brown gluten-free Rice...

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