Run in the sun, and Abs by the lake
Keep your feet happy. I have yet to find a shoe that fits my feet better than Asics
Get up early and fit in that workout.
Stay hydrated. Drink Clean
Always make time for breakfast: old fashioned oats, blueberries, cinnamon and Greek yogurt.
Wash your veggies. Eat your citrus
Create a rainbow on your plate.
What’s for breakfast?
Egg white oats with cinnamon, chia seeds, and blueberries
What’s to drink?
Water and Coffee….
What’s crushing my cravings?
Chimes Ginger Chews
Greek yogurt, almond butter and blueberries
What I’m thankful for.
Seaweed Snacks sent to me by the awesome people at Annie Chun’s!
(The wasabi flavor is awesome)
What’s a staple in my diet?
colorful, veggie packed salads
What I’m building?
Upper body strength and total body flexibility.
What I’m looking forward to
I can feel it in the air.
What’s on tomorrow morning’s playlist for Spinning?
Ending with some Dropkick Murphy’s before St. Patty’s day weekend
So…What’s up with you?
My Spin class this morning was awesome.
I love to see so many eager spinners ready to start the day off on the right foot…or pedal.
Here’s today’s playlist filled with lots of sprints, hill climbs, and running flats.
Followed by a post workout, protein packed breakfast
- 1/3 cup oats
- 3/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 chopped Jazz apple.
carbs and protein=refueled and replenished.
I love to teach Spinning, but I have also met SO many people who are intimidated to take a class, whether because of negative past experiences, or because they do not feel “in shape enough” to keep up.
These thoughts and fears are understandable, yet unnecessary. Spinning is a solo workout done in a group setting.
From newbies to pros, Spinning is a total body workout that can be done according to your very own fitness level. You control the resistance, you choose the intensity, you choose the ride. The instructor is there to guide you, but whether or not you follow their every move is up to you.
No one is watching you, judging you, or criticizing you. It’s just you, your bike and the music, so get ready to sweat.
Here are my tips to bring with you to your first Spinning class.
- Bring a towel and enough water to keep you hydrated. (40 ounces before and 40 ounces after) You will sweat…a lot
- Inform the instructor that this is your first class, and ask for help finding your settings. Proper bike set up is very important for form, comfort, and the overall Spinning experience.
- Make sure your emergency button is working correctly, your pedals are not skipping, and your bike is not wobbly.
- Go at your own pace. This is YOUR ride,. You know your body’s limits, so do what works for you.
- Spinning shoes are amazing, but if you do not own a pair, make sure your sneakers are snug, and that your foot is strapped tightly to the pedal.
- Do not wear baggy pants. Yoga pants, Capri pants or cycle shorts are best, along with a fitted tank or slightly loose T-shirt. You do not want your clothing getting in the way, nor do you want to feel bulky.
- Ride with an open mind. Every instructor’s style is different, so do not swear off Spinning forever if your first class is not what you expected. Find a class a class that best fits you.
- Let loose. Spinning is all about having fun, sweating, and working out to energizing music. It’s not as serious as it may seem, and you will find yourself getting better, stronger, and more comfortable with each class.
- Sing along, feel the music, zone out, and RELAX.
I have a love/hate relationship with New Years Resolutions.
They start off strong and exciting, until they become boring and old, sending us back to December 31st with a disappointed state of mind and feeling like a failure.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Get rid of all that pressure!
Most of our resolutions have to do with habits that should have been happening all along, such as exercising, eating better, managing our money, or being a little bit nicer to those around us.
However, what usually happens, is we end up choosing a specific goal from those options and losing sight of why we chose it in the first place
For example, instead of saying “This year, I will make an effort to live more healthily”, We say “I will lose 10 pounds this year”. Suddenly we are stuck on a number with no idea of how to get to it, or how to keep it off.
It’s a recipe for disaster. It’s a chore. It’s a burden.
Make your resolution REALISTIC. Change what you want to change as a whole, then add mini challenges as you go along.
Start to create a life with more movement by joining a gym, more color by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, and more love by sharing your healthy path with friends and family.
Now add your mini challenges
“I will do 10 push ups”, “I will run a mile”, “I will take a cooking class”, “I will drink my 8 glasses of water a day”
You will still tackle these goals, along with an abundance of others if you keep your focus on the bigger picture.
Think of the new year as exactly that; A new year.
No pressure, just a clean slate.
And I’m aware that this post should not involve any tempting foods from the holidays, but I have yet to post what a delicious few weeks it’s been.
Christmas Eve’s Feast the Seven Fishes is the same every year, while Christmas Day and New Years day dinner are almost identical.
Yes, we also have a large family dinner on New Years day.
No, we are not sick of each other yet.
leftover lobster stuffing from xmas eve
My mom and aunt are relieved that the next big holiday isn’t until Easter.
Kitchen. is .closed.