Bethy’s rant: OY! How did we get so lazy?

I'm sitting in front of Starbucks watching a line of cars wait in the packed drive-thru — and absolutely no one is getting out of their car to walk into the store!

If you're going to consume a whopping 470 calories (I am not making this up) in your favorite Mocha Choca Lata Yaya, at least park your car and walk 20 steps into the store to buy it!

Footprints 2How did we get so lazy?

When I was a kid, I would ride my bicycle by myself pretending to drive from Howard Beach in New York City where I grew up to the Hamptons way out on Long Island.

I used all the driveways on my block as pretend exit ramps off the infamous Belt Parkway (not realizing it was the Long Island Expressway that actually would have gotten me there).

Bicycle 2

Pretty creative, huh?

I would spend hours doing this…and never once did I intend to be “working out” or “exercising.”

I was “playing” and pretending to drive…something we need to do a lot more of as adults! (That is, playing and pretending! Don’t pretend to drive when you are really driving, please.) 

Move it!

Now it seems that getting people to move is as difficult as, uh, getting a baby to sit still. (Yeah, I have my work cut out for me.) 

It’s pretty scary that as adults we consider walking to be an extracurricular activity or a “work out” (are you kidding me?) rather than just a part of our daily routine like eating, working, brushing our teeth, texting or playing words with friends. 

Bicycle 3

Herein lies the challenge of that kind of lifestyle: You want to eat like you always did (and most of my contemporaries have no problem with that), but you bitch and moan about parking too far from the store or even having to walk into a store.

OY! How did we get so lazy and lose the willingness to move our assets?

Stay tuned for more of my rants on this subject — right here on my blog and also in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank!


“Why should I move my assets when they don’t want to move?”

Apparently you love seeing pix of me in my crazy younger days because my last blog post with the photo of Bethy the Punk Rocker got the most hits I’ve ever gotten on my blog. (If you missed it, click here.)

Yes, I’ll be unlocking more rare photos of moi from the archives. Anything to keep you happy and moving.

What’s that, you say? “But, Bethy, why should I move my assets when they don’t want to move?”

I’m glad you asked because I have an answer. In fact, I devote an entire section to answering this question in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank.

I list benefit after benefit that you will experience by moving your assets even when they don’t want to move — benefits that will totally amaze you. (Even I am amazed by some of them.)

For example:

Benefit #10: “Because you want your kids
to move their assets more.”

So many parents complain that their kids sit for hours texting, gaming, and chilling. I know you’re tired of telling them, “When I was your age, we played outside; we biked and walked everywhere.”

Wait a minute…

So your kids sit with you as you pull into the drive thru…

They watch you drive around and around the parking lot so you can find the closest spot to the store (when you actually do walk in)…

They watch you leave your shopping cart in the parking space next to yours (don’t get me started with that one)…

They watch you play word games against your buddies while you’re plotzed on the couch for hours…

And you wonder where their laziness comes from????

Let me share something with you: Active parents tend to have active kids! It starts from you!

Here are my clients, Caitlin (left) and Lisa (right) — and in the middle is Lisa's daughter, Ali:

13-4-21 Lisa with Ali

Ali is 2 years old…need I say more?

 "Your children will become who you are, so be who you want them to be." — David Bly


Me? A smoking punk rocker? (Yes, there’s a photo!)

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I’m giving you a sneak peak at some never-before-revealed material from my upcoming book Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank.

I’m inspired to reveal this photo (be very frightened) of myself because just the other day someone at the gym said to me, “I’ve bet you always been in great shape, even as a kid!”


Punk Bethy on motorcycle - tweaked

Yes, that's me at 19!

Yes, that beaut is really me at 19 equipped with motorcycle, beer, and cigarette.

Back then I'm sure that getting a tattoo of a skull on my “assets” was more appealing to me than moving them! I’m glad I didn’t go for the former -– wheeewwwww!

I know you’re asking yourself, “What the heck was she thinking?” 

I can’t really answer that but at the time I thought I was the hottest thing on the planet. I don’t think anyone else did, however (except maybe one of my punk rocker boyfriends, Falcon Crest).

At 19 years old I was hopelessly out of shape, bored with sitting in a classroom for 15 years in a row, and I needed a change, so it was time for me to take the next logical step! 

Yes, I did what any other Jewish female from New York with 2-toned spiked hair would do: I joined the Army!

Needless to say, that experience did not work out too well for me. I know you’re dying to know what happened after I got shot in the assets at Fort McClellan Alabama. Just kidding…I actually was honorably (and medically) discharged after three months because I was SO out of shape! This time I'm NOT kidding!

You'll read much more in my book about "Private Bethanne" and how I eventually turned into the lean, mean, moving machine that I am today…

Bethanne Weiss (after)

Yes, that's me at 45! (I'm 47 now!)

You'll also read many other real-life amazing stories from an amazing cast of characters.

And you’ll not only learn what happened to moi…but you’ll also find out how to get rid of your own aches, pains, diseases, and unwanted fat, and how to wake up your own sleeping muscles — just by moving your assets and eating less crap!

Stay tuned…maybe I'll post another never-before-revealed excerpt (and another stunning "before" photo) right here…

Tales from the Trail

One of the benefits of moving my assets (daily) is that I meet a lot of amazing people who move their assets as well and have great tails, I mean tales to tell (ha).

Betty is one of my trail buddies, who moves her assets daily, has a great tail, uh tale, and so do her two “babies”:

Betty with dogs

Check out those drop-dead gorgeous tales, uh tails, would ya?

And if you know anything about greyhounds, they have a serious need for speed. (Man, what’s with me and the rhymes and puns today?!)

Betty is a very upbeat, happy person — and April 15, 2013, is her 80th birthday…I kid you not!

Birthday 1
Betty told me the 3 things that keep her youthful are her good health, good friends, and her two drop-dead gorgeous greyhounds.

Betty, “bless her heart” (as they say in the deep south; I know my fellow New Yawkaz will have no clue what I’m talking about), just got a clean bill of health from her doctor! She has no aches or ailments and her blood pressure is 120/70. He told her to keep doing what she’s doing.

You can read much more about Betty and the others with great tails, uh tales, in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank, and of course right here on my blog page.

Happy 80th birthday, Betty!

Birthday Greyhounds 1

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives.



The “It Works!” wrap party…what the?

Did this headline grab you? Did you get wrapped up in it? Pun intended.

The "It Works!" wrap promises to "tighten, tone and firm in as little as 45 minutes."

And oh yeah, you can host your own home party and get all your friends to try it.

What the?

You already know how much I despise expensive, evil products that promise quick results and prey on our vulnerable side that wants to feel better NOW and at any cost.

If "miracle" products — like a "wrap" that promises to give you "fast and lasting results" — really worked, there wouldn’t be a new potion, lotion or diet d’jour every freakin’ week! Don’t get me started!

Sadly the “It Works!” wrap will sell a lot more quickly and make a lot more money than my book Move Your Assets. Ya know why? Because it’s a quick fix that promises immediate results and that’s what sells.

My book cannot promise quick results, but it promises lifelong results. People are trying to get themselves in shape but are either not willing to do the work or just don’t have faith in themselves.

So instead they will spend billions of dollars on products and make some multi-level marketing company even richer — and lose out on dozens of benefits that moving their own assets would give them.

Not you, however!

But “they” won’t be “you” because you will not sell out to those three
awful words, ”Lose weight quickly”–no siree! If something sounds too
good to be true, it is!

  • Will a wrap lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure?
  • Will a wrap increase your bone density? 
  • Will a wrap lift your butt and stop your knees and back from hurting?

I don't think so!

But moving your assets will do all this and more — like this awesome exercise that involves nothing more than your stairs and your floor:

Stair planks 1

Moving like this will give you long-term, life-changing benefits — not ridiculous short-term fix-it  "solutions." You'll learn about all these and many other benefits of moving when you “slowly” read my book.

In fact, my book will absolutely change your life for good and your total investment will be less than $20…no gimmicks, no sales pitches and no fake butt and gut models in the ads!

Oh, and if you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite, just apply Preparation H to the area and you'll get the same temporary results as these gimmicks at a fraction of the cost!

Since you will be using it for a lifetime, you may as well stock up on Prep H (or even the store brand of hemorrhoid cream), which will cost a heck of a lot less than a wrap!


Better Butts by Beth—Beth’s best exercise for your butt! (video as promised!)

They don’t call me the asset queen for nothing!

Last week, I kept you in suspense and told you I was going to reveal my favorite anywhere, anytime, best butt exercise.

Here it is..the asset queen's favorite booty-boosting exercise:


I do these impromptu videos for you without a lot of props and scripting — so that you realize you can do these same exercises yourself.

And you need to! The biggest and one of the most powerful muscles in the human body is supposed to be the gluteus maximus (the buttock muscle). Its job is to keep the trunk of your body in an upright posture.

It's the most important anti-gravity muscle that aids you when you're walking up stairs or uphill.

Hmmm, so if you sit on your assets most of the time, I'm positive that your glute muscles have shriveled up — and lots of fat now dwells where lovely lean body mass once lurked.

The good news is that you can bring those babies back just by waking them up.

This great exercise works many more muscles than just your glutes; in fact it really works your entire body and helps dramatically improve your posture and balance. 

So try the asset queen's favorite booty-boosting exercise… and you too can have the best butt on the block!



Butt-boosting SPANX??? Are you freakin’ kidding me?

Obviously, I’m not the only one who enjoys a lifted fanny or else Butt-Boosting SPANX (R) wouldn’t be such a hot seller at $68!

These actually come with optional insert able "butt-lets" to help you "add a cheek size." I am not making this up!

So, you want to fool people with your “falsees”…but once you remove that thing, your “pale” sags down to your knees, which of course still ache!

You already know how I feel about quick-fix gadgets, potions and lotions…don’t get me started! And if you don’t know how I feel, you’ll sure get a good dose of my gripes, pet peeves and sassy quips when you read my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank.

If you’ve been following my “how to get a better butt” series (here, here, here, and here), you know I’m a little obsessive about “jacking up that pale,” “raising your booty,” and lifting those assets high enough to set a few drinks on them, like mine:

Better butts - Cropped
I haven’t been dubbed “Better Butts by Beth” just because I want you to look as good going as you do coming, no siree. I want your glutes to be the largest muscles in your body, like they’re supposed to be, so that your poor knees, back, and hips don’t have to take the brunt of the movement and suffer.

But because you chose to sit on rather than move your lovely assets for all these years, those beautiful glutes have withered away and you now have lots of junk in your trunk!

The good news

You can bring those glutes back to life with some simple exercises, which I’ve shown you in my last few blog posts.

Remember, one of my favorite lines is, “If you don’t squeeze it, no one else will.” So try to focus on squeezing those assets as much as possible even if you are seated.  

Stay tuned. This weekend I’ll post a new video with my favorite booty-lifting exercise of all time — and you can do it anywhere!

Meanwhile, remember this: If I squeeze your butt, it better be yours and not SPANX’s!