The sun is rising later and later, which makes it harder and harder to wake up at 5am.
I met a friend/client for an early morning Spin class at her gym, and we were both drenched in sweat, but feeling strong by the end.
I’ve always said that music is the key to a good workout, and this particular instructor was right on with her music choices.
There is nothing worse than trying to push through a spin class while being forced to listen to old school aerobics songs such as “Hit me with you best shot” and “Come on ride the train”
I’ve even experienced an entire spin session full of Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles cover bands.
Talk about wanting to ride my bike right through the second story window.
This morning however.. great class, great music, great sweat.
(P.S I’m obsessed with my Polar HRM)
We followed up with a quick upper body circuit that looked like this.
- Push Ups-15
- Shoulder Press-12
- Upright Row-12
Rest 30 seconds, and repeat for a total of 3 sets.
- Bicep Curls-15
- Overhead Triceps Extension–15
Rest for 30 seconds and repeat for a total of 3 sets
I knew exactly what I wanted as my post workout meal, so I immediately whipped up my yogurt bowl as soon as I walked in the door.
Greek yogurt, blueberries, 1/2 sliced frozen banana, 1/2 cup Kashi GOLEAN, 1/2 Tbsp raw almond butter, and cinnamon.
My family and I are heading to York Beach Maine for the weekend, so I need to get my procrastinating self packed.
Along with a few outfits and toiletries, I make it a point to pack some snacks for the beach, and to munch on before dinner.
Vacation Snacks 101
- 100 calorie almond packs/Nut butter packets (such as Justin’s)
- Easy fruits-apples,oranges,plums,peaches,grapes,strawberries
- Greek Yogurt
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- String Cheese
- Ziploc bags of raw veggies
- Tuna packets/Boards Head Low Salt Turkey deli meat
- Rice Cakes
- Protein Powder/Bars
- WATER..and wine
It’s always better to have your own options, other than what’s available on the boardwalk or brought by others.
Turn down the Lays, soda, and pizza, and opt for a bag of popchips with your sandwich along side a crunchy pickle. Munch on sliced turkey rolled with cheese and a handful of almonds, rice cakes with a packet of nut butter, or a hard boiled egg with a piece of fruit.
Simple on the go snacks that provide energy, nutrients, and salty craving control. Along with bottled water, you’ll be set for the day!
Enjoy your first weekend of August!