Thursday, June 24, 2010

YOU Gals: Did YOU Miss Our Show?

YOU Gals: Did YOU Miss Our Show?

Did YOU Miss Our Show?

Were you unable to listen to the YOU Gals LIVE on the Sharvette Mitchelle Show? if so no worries the show has been archived for your listening enjoyment!

1) ( It starts playing right away)

2) Archive Page (direct link below- listeners need to click on the MP3 attachment)

3) (direct link below- it starts playing right away)

4) iTunes (Listeners must have an iPod or iTunes on their computer. It is a free download!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

YOU Gals Are Hitting the Airwaves

Grab a pen and paper and mark your calendars!!!

YOU Gals are bringing their high energy, sense of humor, sass and knowledge to the air waves!! Host Sharvette Mitchell and YOU Gals will be discussing health, wellness and what makes YOU Gals a group like no other. Listen online at at 6pm EST on 6/22/10.

Tune in!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Karlene Follow-up

We introduced Karlene 45 days into our first YOU Gals 90 weight loss challenge her weight loss success was great but check her out at the end of the first challenge. She was down approximately 40 lbs and 11 inches. She is now participating in the Sizzling Summer Slimdown and is still working hard. Let's congratulate her on her success and if you want to join in on the action email us at

Happy Stepping!

YOU Gal Toni

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Embrace your Body

YOU Gals are about getting healthy both inside and out. We are all about making healthy food choices and helping you to achieve your optimal good health. We are about fighting obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

This does not mean that we are on a mission to be the next size 2 models to grace the runways in Paris. Although I will say we are pretty hot!! LOL. I have come to realize that wherever you are in your journey love yourself for who you are in that moment of time. Embrace your curves that mimic an hourglass, love those thick thighs, and round buttocks and child rearing hips. Why you ask? Because all these things make up YOU. YOU are divine and unique, there is only one YOU and YOU are blessed to be alive. We spend way too much time complaining about the way we look and trying to achieve what society claims to be beautiful. This mentality has left us discouraged and depressed and feeling as though we cannot compare. Truth be told we are all beautiful in our own ways. Physical attributes do not and should not define us - it is the beauty within each of us that defines who we are and draws others in.

Think of all the hardwork each of you are putting in on your journey to health and wellness. YOU have all come such a long way and should be proud of where you stand in this moment of time. YOU have proven to yourselves that anything can be accomplished with a willing mind, YOU have tranformed your minds and bodies, YOU are beating the odds. Be proud and love the body you are currently in. Results take time to show, YOU will have the body you want in due time but at this moment take the time to love who you are and the body YOU have.

I have curves and swerves and I love them! I will continue on my weight loss journey but I am not looking to have a body that resembles a young boy - real women have curves embrace them, love them and love who you truly are.

One love
YOU Gal Stacy

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cookout Survival Tips

Summer is here! As are endless cookout invites! The temptations can be great and overwhleming to say the least. However, there is hope and there are ways to avoid the pitfuls of summer cookouts.

If your plans involve attending a cookout try these tips below:

• Eat before going to the cookout. Leaving your house feeling satisfied will help cut down on over indulgences.

• Pack those snacks. Don't be embarrassed to pull out that bag of nuts and munch away. Nuts such as walnuts and almonds help to keep you feeling full.

• Reach for a bottle of H2O. The sun is in full force and you can easily get dehydrated - please stay hydrated. Need a little flavor? Try one of the many Crystal Light flavors and add it to your water bottle.

• Chew some sugar free gum. Sometimes when we see people grazing we feel like we need to join in. Chewing gum will keep your mouth moving and can help to curb your desire to eat junk.

• Opt for the healthier options available: salad, grilled chicken, turkey burgers, corn on the cob, fruits.

What happens if the cookout only has burgers and hotdogs? PANIC... NOT! This is what YOU Gal Stacy suggests:

• Grab the burger opt for no bun, no ketchup. Take the onions, tomatoes, lettuce, veggies that are available there and make a salad for yourself. Ask if the host has some balsamic vinegar and evoo and mix that with some Dijon Mustard - there you have a wonderful dressing.

• Afterwards enjoy some fruit salad and ditch the other no good desserts displayed.

• Is the cookout only having pizza? Then opt for a thin crust veggie pizza.

Remember cookouts are about socializing and enjoying the people around you not necessarily about who can eat the most food or which dish left you feeling the fullest.

I hope you see that we all have options to make this Memorial Day cookout weekend a success!

Enjoy yourselves, be safe, have fun and be fit!