We have been working away with @mindbodyboston sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving Day tips.
Here are four things you will be thankful to forget this Thanksgiving:
1. Earning your food isn’t a thing.
We’re all for a Turkey Day trot, but when people hit the streets to sweat so they can “earn” their food, we cringe. Food brings a different value. Sometimes it’s to fuel, sometimes to recover; sometimes it’s to nourish, and other times it’s just to enjoy. Focus on the value of your food at any given moment and forget the idea that you have to do tricks for treats.
2. Turkey doesn’t make you sleepy.
When teaching about food combinations and energy related to digestion, we use Thanksgiving as the prime example. Turkey isn’t what makes you want to curl up into a ball on the couch for three days (with a slice of pie within reach, of course). The fatigue stems from the...
Setting expectations and intentions for the week is kind of our thing. Here’s a workout to set up your week to succeed. LFM
1 mile warmup
40 body weight squats
20 box jumps
3x15/12/10 back squat
3x15/12/10 bench press
3x15/12/10 front squat
3x14/12/10 bent row
1 mile fast
3 min rest
1 mile fast
Do you even know them?
6 fun facts about Mooch&Mel.
1- Their foods are actually different. They may look the same, but from their matchas, to their smoothies, gnocchi and sometimes even tacos… there are subtle differences between them based on what works best for each of them..
2- Mooch&Mel said “MOVE.” at the same time when deciding what to name the business.
3- They have totally different strengths but the same vision and values. This makes them a power house duo. It also allows them to best serve people because they get both of their #zonesofgenius with a unified commitment to growth and progress.
4- They have paid MOVE. staff, charities and coaches more than they have paid themselves. By choice. Being ABLE to pay themselves more and choosing to INVEST in what will most significantly uplevel MOVE.- two different things. One reason for such success.
5- They can tell their jean jackets apart based on what’s in the...
Amy felt powerless.
“I would walk down the aisles looking for medications to speed up my metabolism… I was on medications for back pains, stomach ulcers, anxiety, migraines…. My daily mantra was that I could never run, lift or ride."
I was stuck, lonely and desperate for someone to tell me what to do.
I was working out, eating “right” and doing all the things, but nothing was changing. I was stuck, I just didn’t know it.
We know. We have heard it. We lived it.
But Amy’s story ends differently than most.
She ignored the doubtful glances from Aunt Debbie.
She didn’t listen to Becky telling her all the reasons why it wouldn't work.
She trusted her inner voices enough to make a MOVE.
And boy did it work.
“8 months later I was medication free…. I lost inches and pounds, gained muscle, and found my jawline… more than that,...
Sara stayed in because her “goal” jeans didn’t fit her.
She was in tears of frustration as she shared a truth that made her feel embarrassed, afraid and ashamed.
Have you ever had that experience?
Fear of putting on a pair of jeans, or pants, worried that they might not fit?
Staying in because you were just too damn frustrated that they didn’t?
Wondering why nothing seemed to be working.
You were trying all the things.
You even joined a group, or started a new program to really make it work, this time.
How many times have you said to yourself- it will be different, this time?
It’s not YOU.
It’s the lies you have been fed to benefit billion dollar companies and their agendas.
You are not meant to deprive yourself or over exhaust yourself.
Your body is amazingly capable of functioning optimally.
We just have to teach ourselves how and trust it to do so.
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
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...