Life Lately: Bikram, Hot Chocolate & Nutrition Sessions
I’ve grown tired of BodyPump lately so am experimenting with other types of exercise. Rather than sticking to just one, I plan on mixing it up with different styles and so far am love the freedom of it! Three years ago I tried Bikram yoga and hated it, I hadn’t had any experience with breathing techniques/focus so felt extremely faint throughout the class. I tried it for a second time last week and absolutely loved it! The heat was an awesome challenge and I felt amazzzing afterwards. I’m a little scared about losing any of the muscle I’ve built through pump but have a 10 day unlimited Bikram pass so will see how it goes. I love Ashtanga yoga but can’t find a studio near me that offers an extensive timetable :( I plan on trying Vinyasa for the first time though. Other types of exercise I want to try again/for the first time include: Pilates, Tai Chi, Xtend Barre and CXWORX. Can you tell I’m not much of a cardio lover? ;) Any exercise recommendations would be very welcome!
If you haven’t seen this beautiful, inspiring video by Equinox check it out! It never ceases to give me goosebumps.
On my Kindle »
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte. This currently seems to be in the hands/minds of all inspiration junkies worldwide and there’s no wonder why. Danielle writes so beautifully and with such passion. The book’s jam-packed with juicy nuggets of wisdom!
soup, socca, hot chocolate made with coconut milk, snow peas and spelt pasta with homemade sauce. On reflection, my goal for this week is to up my raw veggie intake! I’m trying to compensate for the lack by snacking on greens as we speak.
Inspired By »
I am up to my ears in uni work for the next six weeks and just this afternoon ran a fruit and vegetable session with primary school children. It was such a blast! Kids have sooo much energy and no inhibitions! Our group ran a sorting activity based on “everyday” and “sometimes” foods, a match the fruit/vegetable with the clues activity and a blind folded taste testing competition followed by a worksheet and make-your-own fruit and veg kebabs. I’m sad that we don’t get to do any follow up sessions with the class but would definitely love to work with kids in the future.