Let’s Get Sweaty
Hello beauties It’s Tuesday, my favourite!
My morning started off with some great pancakes. I like to call them the perfect protein pancake
Perfect Protein Pancake
1 1/2 TBSP cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 scoop protein powder (I used caramel latte, but any flavour will work!)
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP rolled oats
Combine all ingredients and blend (I, of course, used my magic bullet!). Cook like any other pancake (flip when bubbles form on top…)
Beautiful, aren’t they? That is why they are called the perfect protein pancake
It seems as though what I will be having for breakfast is a dead give away when there are raspberries in my fridge I just love piling them on some fluffy pancakes Delicious!
What is your favourite way to enjoy raspberries? Maybe I can switch things up a bit! I know you all are full of amazing ideas
My back and biceps workout was definitely a sweaty one. I went to the gym quite energetic this morning. I love it when that happens. I sure let out the inner beast today I think it helps when you love your workouts as much as I do. Those pull ups always get me pumped up They are such a challenge. I am really trying to work on using my full range of motion while doing them. It’s so easy to cheat and not use your full range of motion, but I like putting 100% in (or 110%) everything I do
Some things I keep in mind while doing my pull ups are:
- Straightening my arms when I descend/return to starting position
- Keeping good posture. I try to lead my chest upward
- Keep my legs in line with my torso
- Attempt to pull my chin above to bar as high as possible
I find it extremely helpful talking yourself through an exercise and reminded yourself of important techniques to keep proper form, especially if you are just starting out
Even though I did work up a bit of a sweat during this morning’s workout, it was nothing like the sweat that I worked up last night during my hot yoga class!
Yep, that’s right I am already crossing things off of my list of November goals!
I really had no idea what to expect, so I talked to Tara before hand just to get a heads up! She gave me some tips on what to wear. I wore these Lululemon shorts and a tank top that wasn’t too loose as I didn’t want everyone in the class checking out my abs as I did the downward dog haha!
When I first walked into the hot yoga studio I didn’t even find the room that hot. I was honestly thinking, “Really? This is it?”. But trust me, I was dripping within the first few minutes of holding some poses.
Class began with everyone in savasana. It was at this point in time where I was reflecting on how much hotter I expected the room to be. After a few minutes of lying in savasana, the actual class began. Oh, and so did my sweatiness.
The class was 60 minutes and the first half hour focused on poses such as warrior one, two, and three, and many other poses which really challenged my balance. I am a dancer, so my balance is usually pretty flawless, but after Sunday’s intense leg workout my legs were definitely feeling it all day yesterday, so my balance was not as good as usual. However, I still managed to hold eagle pose, garudasana, and tree pose, vrksasana
I thoroughly enjoy yoga, but pilates is definitely more up my alley. So, when the teacher announced that the last half of the class was more along the lines of power yoga I became really excited And really sweaty
We did so much core work it was awesome! Toe touches, leg raises (extremely slow ones!), and hovered our heels above the ground for long lengths of time! I love the shaky feeling when I engage my abs as hard as possible! I was definitely feeling it last night!
The last half of the class flew by really fast as I enjoyed it much more than the slower more traditional style yoga.
Overall, I loved the class and will be going back However, I don’t think I will go on Monday nights again…
I believe that a teacher makes or breaks a class and although I enjoyed the class last night, I just couldn’t stand the teacher. I found her quite rude towards whoever was not using proper form when in a pose. She actually told a girl next to me that her feet were “12 feet apart not hip width like she said”.
Yeah, ok woman. Highly impossible to have your feet 12 feet apart.
I exaggerate too, but to point this out in front of the entire class and single the girl out was not necessary. So, when I was at the gym this morning I asked if there were different hot yoga teachers and there is So, I will be attending their classes before I get singled out by this woman for doing something improperly.
Next time I go to class, I think I will bring my friend who also has a membership at my gym, but I did enjoy going by myself last night It was such a great way to end my day Odd thing though was how energetic I felt after the class. Class ended at 9:00 and when I got home I had so much energy! Seriously, I had so much energy that I created this soup at 10:00 pm!
I am going to be a complete tease though and keep the recipe all to myself
You have to wait for tomorrow, though haha!
I like making you guys wait sometimes Now go make those perfect protein pancakes and don’t complain! I promise, a recipe for one of the best soups of life is to come tomorrow
Love you all! I have to go do biochemistry homework now… Hug me.
Does yoga wind you down or give you energy? Last year I went to yoga every Friday night and felt even more energetic after class than before!
What are you appreciative for today?
Have you tried hot yoga before? How did you enjoy it?
Have you ever had a bad teacher for some type of fitness class? Share your story!
I definitely screamed with appreciation when I got the last parking stall when I arrived to school today…