In addition to writing for her blogs, Roni is a traditionally published author, has self-published two titles, and contributes content to a variety of client blogs and brands.
What You Can When You Can: Healthy Livingn on Your Terms
What You Can When You Can (#wycwyc) is a book, a movement, a mindset, and a lifestyle—one that harnesses the power of small steps to let you achieve your health and fitness goals on YOUR terms. The #wycwyc (pronounced "wickwick") philosophy applies to anything and everything that contributes to a healthy, happy life: nutrition, exercise, physical and mental rejuvenation, and so much more.
Click here to see #wycwyc on Amazon and here to visit wycwyc.com
I. Love. This. Book.
As someone who has struggled with weight, food, exercise, and body image for most of her life, and has done it all from extreme diets and gimmicks to intuitive eating and being the Queen of Denial, I have come to a nice, healthy balance...and even before there was a book, #wycwyc helped me modulate the all-or-nothing Voice In My Head. Now all that wisdom is contained in a nice little book with bite-sized portions, inspirational quotes, and, best of all, common sense (which some of us need to be reminded of from time to time).
This is the book that the diet industry doesn't want you to read because it reveals the real secret to reaching your weight loss and fitness goals and it doesn't require following a strict diet, spending hours at the gym, or taking expensive supplements. It all boils down to doing what you can when you can, and, really, how could you possibly do more? The message is simple, but empowering. No matter where you are, no matter how many competing responsibilities you face, you can do this much, and you will get healthier in the process. Carla and Ronnie don't talk down to you--they share from their own experiences and fill every chapter with common sense, practical tips for responding to everyday situations in ways that will help you reach your goals. Crash diets and extreme exercise programs fail because we can't sustain them. WYCWYC shows you how you can succeed by making seemingly small but cumulatively important decisions every day, no matter what life throws your way. If you are frustrated with failed diets, burnt out from the gym, or just need some motivation this book is for you.
If you only do one healthy thing for yourself today, make it ordering this book. "What you can, when you can" - #wycwyc - is not another "how to lose ten pounds in ten days" knockoff. It's not a gimmick or a trick or a fad or a moneymaking scheme. It's a mindset, a lifestyle, a way of thinking that goes far beyond fitness or weight loss or even physical health. #wycwyc will change the way you think about everything, from how many steps you walk in a day to helping your kids finish a science project or handling your schedule at work. For me, it's even changed the way I approach my mental well-being and my own writing projects.
If you've ever suffered from an "all-or-nothing" mentality (and who hasn't?), this book and the associated movement can change your life. Advice on things like “creating margins” and “embracing deconvenience” seem so simple and perfect that I wonder why I never came up with them myself. The entire book is a series of pointers and tips that have light bulbs going off in my brain one after another, until I’m left – at the end – feeling so motivated and enlightened that I look at my day and my life in an entirely different light.
#wycwyc is a game-changer. It’s throwing out the drive for perfection and refocusing your sights on progress, on growth and learning and getting the most out of every second of your day, in ways that contribute to your health and happiness and inner well-being.
For those who like print books, as I do, this is sized perfectly to slide into your purse and keep with you always. Its bite-sized, easily digested chapters are perfect for snatching a moment or five to read when you're waiting to pick up a child at school or on a break at work. It’s the perfect practice vessel for “activating your wait times” and doing what you can, when you can. And if you’re like me, you’ll probably be downloading the Kindle version as well, for those times when all you’ve got with you is your phone and you’ve got a few spare minutes.
Buy it. Read it. Live it. Go find the blogs by Carla and Roni and read them too. Follow all the things. Download the podcasts. Like the Facebook page and the Twitter feeds. Join the growing community of people who love these two women and their approach to life and health. I’m positive you’ll be glad you did.
Little Bean's Funderwear Day!
Little Bean's Funderwear Day is a picture book about her youngest son,
also known as Little Bean, as he gets ready for potty training. Little Bean isn't so little anymore. Now that he can walk and talk, it's time to start using the potty! Join Little Bean as he learns and prepares for Funderwear Day with his family. Click here to see Little Bean on Amazon.
My daughter loves this book! She calls it "The Bean Book" and requests it often while she's waiting on the potty. We started reading it before we had our own Funderwear day (first day of wearing underwear) and it really helped get her excited about wearing underwear and using the potty. The illustrations are really fun, too!
Adorable book! The story is great and the artwork is adorable! This is a wonderful book for boys and girls as well! I can't wait until more of my nieces and nephews are ready for Funderwear day so I can share this book with them!
I bought this book for my nephew, who is just starting to use the potty. He walked around carrying the book for half the day. I think that was a five-star review from him. His mom also said she might take it to the preschool where she works, because there are some reluctant potty-trainers in her class.
The idea of "Funderwear Day" is genius and the drawings are adorable. I thought the book might give a little more how-to for toddlers, but the point seems to be helping to start the potty conversation with a nervous toddler and make it seem more like an adventure than a chore.
The book doesn't tell what happened to Little Bean on Funderwear Day, but we can only hope it was a big success.
Looking forward to future books from this author and illustrator!
GreenLiteBites: Favorites From the First 3 Years
Based on the success and popularity GreenLiteBites, Roni decided to take the leap and put some of her
food ideas in print. It was a big step for Roni and after much internal debate she publised
GreenLiteBites: Favorites From the First 3 Years.
The book contains not only all of Roni's own recipes but her photos, her story and a lots of fun tips.
Click here to see inside GreenLiteBites: Favorites From the First 3 Years on Amazon.
I loved the book. The layout is beautiful, showing off her past in the graphic arts. There are pictures of every beautiful dish and the book is well made. The recipes are inventive, unique and best of all--really yummy. I have been reading Roni's greenlitebites website for awhile and realized that while I love the book I'd rather just go to the website to search for recipes since there are so many more online. I ended up spreading the love and giving the book to my mother in law. I think Roni has another fan now...
This is a great little cookbook. The pictures are fabulous and the recipes are easy enough for busy people and gourmets alike. I am a lifetime weight watcher member who is losing all my for the SECOND time (dont ask!) This book helps me stay on points and eat healthier. I love to cook. Dieting doesnt appeal to me. But Great, healthy recipes do. EVERYONE, whether you are losing weight or just trying to be health concious will love this book. I have cooked out of it for Company (pork chops with mushroom gravy and creamy mashed potatoes) and NOBODY even knew it was "healthy" and not loaded with fat and extra calories!! Today I am making Taco-ish soup - super easy warm lunch for a rainy day. You will not be sorry you bought this book. As for Amazon.com? LOVE it. I buy EVERYTHING I can from them....super easy and the best customer service!
I have been following Roni for years and am so excited to have all of her best recipes at my fingertips. Her easy to follow instructions are great for this single "non-cook" and I like that she shares full color pictures of food she actually made for her family- no food glamour shots in this book! But this cookbook if you are short on time and need to cook healthy, great tasting food for yourself or for your family.