Inspiration From Ellen

Slim Down Once and For All!!

It's time to take back your life and stop fretting over every morsel you eat. Most women in American today are either guilt-ridden ("I'm overweight because I can't control my appetite") or tortured ("daily spin class before the crack of dawn, salads for lunch and dinner, no dessert ever - no time for boyfriends or fun"). Which one are you?

Your Body Is Always Telling You Something – Listen

Whatever season is outside, is inside too. My body is officially in autumn mode, as well it should - it’s September 30th in Connecticut. During the day, I feel a quickening in my gait. Fall is an industrious time – a last burst before winter – just look at all of those type-A squirrels. Yet, while the daytime is all bustle, I’m turning in earlier in the evening.

Beware "The Crutch"

Today, my workout gear was jeans, trail shoes, and a sweater. There was no Lulu Lemon in sight. I didn’t use a yoga mat or a hand weight or a treadmill. I just walked out into the overcast morning with my dog and put one foot in front of the other.

You Always Hold The Key!


For my 16th birthday I asked my Mom for Gloria Steinem’s “Revolution From Within”. I still have that book, complete with faded highlighter marks and notes doodled in the margins by my bubbly teenager self. The take-away was Be your own hero.

Suggested Workout Rotation

There are six “The Studio by Ellen Barrett” workout videos and five “Ellen Barrett Live” workout videos - 11 in all - that can 
be used on a weekly basis in rotation. Here are my recommendations as to how to incorporate them into your life. As always, I encourage you to be “intuitive”
 with your workouts and allow your own body to lead the way.

Skinny is a Compliment


I’m a girl’s girl and I love feminine vernacular. Instead of nice, I’ll say something like “super cute” and instead of “pink” I will be more specific and use words like “fuchsia” or “magenta”. Instead of “lean”, I prefer “skinny”. I’m actually very attached to the word skinny. To me, it’s non-clinical, happy and fun.

Counting Calories Doesn't Work

Counting calories is not the way to long-term weight release or weight management. The word calorie is too vague. Our food has been de-mineralized through its soil, genetically modified through science, overly processed, and ultra-pasteurized. Because of this, calories from a cup of microwaved soup are very different from calories from a freshly picked apple.


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