What's up Weekly with Diane Sanfilippo | December 28, 2017

What’s Up Weekly with Diane | December 28th, 2016

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Resolutions & Goal Setting

Since it is the last week of 2016, it's the perfect time to reflect and plan ahead for the new year. I can only hope that sharing my thoughts and ideas will help you set yourself up for success in 2017.

Now I know there are two kinds of people out there:
1 -Those who are completely put off by resolutions and don't set them,
and 2- those who see resolutions as something very natural with the start of a new calendar year.

I've been in both camps and I've come up with a couple methods and a downloadable PDF tool (coming soon!) that will suit everyone and help you set your priorities for goal setting šŸ™‚

Method #1: Pick a word, a phrase, or a sentence that you can come back to throughout the year and use this to help you make decisions and guide you through the year.

I originally picked a word that I hoped others who interacted with me would use to describe me throughout 2016, but it wasn't happening for a variety of reasons, so this year, I've got myself resetting… learn more in the video.

Find out my word & learn how-to set your priorities for 2017 >

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Balanced Bites Master Class – enrollment open NOW!

Heads up! The Balanced Bites Master Class is open for enrollment for the January 2017 class!

We cover a ton of topics during the 10-week course. Liz and I are so excited to build a community of folks dedicated to learning and improving health in the new year!

Read all about the Master Class>

Coming Soon: Balanced Bites Master Class

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Balanced Bites Spices on Sale NOW!

O.M.G.!! Finally, the Balanced Bites Spices are on sale exclusively over at kasandrinos.com!

All of these blends are also available in the pages of Practical Paleo, 2nd Edition.Ā If you don't want to buy them, you are welcome to make them. If you need them all nightshade-free, you are welcome to make them until we release a pack of exclusively nightshade-free blends (anticipated this spring). If you need salt-free, well, you know what I'm going to say… recipes, make them salt-free. Done.

But if you want this to be an easy-button to tasty food in your kitchen every day of the week, then here you go.

They are sold in two different 4-packs or a full set of 8-pack, and eventually, they will be sold individually. All ingredient details are on the KasandrinosĀ website.

Buy the Balanced Bites Spices Now >>


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New Recipe:Ā Thai Red Curry Instant Pot Soup

Iā€™ve been experimenting with my new Instant Pot since I ordered it on a mega sale a couple weeks ago, and I must admit Scott and I have been loving it!

While not all of my creations have been blog-worthy, this soup is one you must add to your meal planning soon.

Get the recipe here >


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Balanced Bites Podcast EpisodeĀ #275 – Growing a Business without Losing your Mind


1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [4:25]
2. Shout out: Chris MasterjohnĀ [11:42]
3. Growing or starting a business: where to beginĀ [15:48]
4. Transitioning from blog to businessĀ [27:02]
5. Beginner challenges and time managementĀ [31:49]
6. Determining your productĀ [40:28]
7. Building your client baseĀ [47:30]
8. Finding your nicheĀ [52:20]
9. Balancing a full time job with a side businessĀ [1:00:45]
10. Suffering from imposter syndrome [1:03:46]
11. What Iā€™m digging: holiday edition: [1:08:15]

Tune in or read more here >


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New on the 21DSD Blog

21DSD Recipe – Balsamic Winter Squash Rings

The nutty roasted flavor of winter squash is elevated with aĀ sweet-tartĀ balsamic reduction. Garnish with some toasted chopped nuts for a littleĀ crunch!

Get the recipe >


21DSD Recipe Roundup | Appetizers

From small bites to dips to some magic wings, weā€™ve got lots ofĀ appetizers for your holiday gathering!

Get the 8 recipes here >

21DSD Recipe Round-up Appetizers

21DSD Testimonial – “I consider this 21DSD a major victory in regaining my health.”

Read more about Staci L's 21-Day Sugar Detox experience >

21-Day Sugar Detox Testimonial Staci L

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Highlights from Instagram

After my pull-ups post a couple of days ago, a bunch of you ladies were asking how to train to get your first one. Well, this weekend my husband came with me to the gym and helped me record a few clips to share. I'll document anything else here: #girlsgetpullups – share any videos of your own profession with it as well! . On the left: a pull-up negative. Get to the top of the pull-up any way you want – jump, use a high step, have a trainer push you once you're partway there – then lower as slowly as you possibly can. Then repeat a few times until your negative is basically breaking down/not slow at all. . On the right: dead hang shrugs. Now, I'm not sure how hard or easy these may be, but I know for sure that most women struggle with a pull-up due to lack of strength digging out of this hole, which is why banded pull-ups are possible even when a dead hang isn't. Retract your back/lats to shrug here, but don't pull with your arms. . Do these a few times a week and see how you progress. DO NOT USE BANDS DOING THESE EXERCISES. You can choose to do them with a neutral grip if that's available to you in your gym (the grip I had in the previous video but most CF gyms won't have), or a wider grip as I have here. . I'm not a personal trainer, but I've been trained for many years and have been stronger and weaker at pull-ups at various times, and these are things I did early-on to develop the strength to get just one. Now, even if I'm out of pull-up training shape, I don't ever lose them completely. . These are just two of the things I recommend doing to work on training for pull-ups, in addition to strict overhead pressing and handstand holds to increase overall strength in general. . #flipslifts #crossfit #notcrossfit #strictpullups #girlswholift

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