……..How extremely exhausted I was after hot yoga. I felt like I’d run 6 miles- however none of my joints felt that way. I also didn’t know yoga could have cool motivating music like I’d found in spin classes! My first spin class there was eye opening with the choreography, lights, mirrors, and awesome rocking tunes. I didn’t check my watch once to see how much time was left!
It has been a privilege to get to know Tae over the past year. She is an incredible inspiration and huge supporter of making positive changes now for a healthier future.
.......Halfway through the class, I had to reset in the saddle and just ride because my quads were on fire and I couldn't keep up. But, I knew I was immediately in love with this new kind of riding - the music, riding to the beat in the dark, and most of all, the insane amount of energy the instructor pumped into the room the entire time.
Below are 5 great recipes. The beauty of steel cuts are their versatility. You can add and subtract ingredients as you see fit. .......You can substitute water and nondairy milks for dairy in any recipe. The only essentials are liquid and oats. These are great to make in the weekend, store in the fridge and reheat on weekday mornings.
.... in the end, once you try these, basic oatmeal just won’t cut it.
Inadequate sleep can increase your risk for obesity. Yes, people who don’t get enough sleep are far more likely to be overweight. It is believed that this is related to numerous hormones being secreted during sleep that effect our metabolism.
....Sleep can also improve athletic performance and fitness. Micro-damage accumulated during exercise is repaired during the night. So if your doing a lot of yoga or spinning, treat yourself to some delicious zzzs.
I said it the other day in one of my cycle classes, “We walk in here at times not wanting to work, but we leave here kicking our heels in the air because of how we feel when we are done working.” The reward that is felt internally after pushing ourselves for ourselves is by far the best feeling one can have.
I kept coming back. Not because I had “committed” to it, but because every time I walked out of class drenched in sweat, body fatigued, hair a hot mess, I felt GREAT! So good that I often times wanted to go for a run AFTER class. And I slept so much better.
Topics to be explored include easy ways to boost your nutrition (recipes included), ways to initiate a fitness program, weight loss, and breaking down particular yoga and TRX poses (videos anyone?). We'll look at bike fitting and cycling form to emphasize proper alignment so as to maximize your workout / calories burned and minimize risk of injury.