Hey guys! Hope you’ve had a wonderful humpday 😀 Did anyone else celebrate by having Indian food?? If you haven’t tried it yet, get at it! I’d be happy to help with recommendations 🙂
I’ve got a TON of foodie pics for you, since I teach 3 aerobics classes on Wednesday and feast in between, so here we go..
After this morning’s sludge, I had an Ezekiel English muffin before teaching my first spin class with maybe a ts of organic butter
Um, WOW. I’m gonna be honest with you guys, I have avoided real butter for quite a few years. I always had the fake stuff (Promise, Smart Balance, etc.) and have gotten rid of butter in my life for the most part. That little drizzle tasted like heaven. I’ll definitely be adding a little of the real stuff in from now on.
My first spin class was beautiful and I was a sweaty beast, and I met my friend Jeni at The Main Squeeze for some juice.
Spence, aka the Juice Guy, hooked it up with a ginger shot:
Ginger shots are supposed to remedy any stomach ailments, and I took one for the heck of it. It was SPICY!!! Juiced ginger, straight up. And I threw that cup back in a manner that would make a frat boy proud 😀
I got the supergreen juice with no celery (I just don’t like celery uncooked):
Shared a beautiful vegan double chocolate chip cookie with Jeni:
Aaaaaaand a Survival bar (review is here)
When I got home, Megan had made a smoothie concoction and even though I was stuffed to the brim, of course I had to drink my “taster”
That baby had mango, banana, coconut water, hemp seeds, hemp protein, aloe, bee pollen, almond butter and who knows what else in there. And it was ahhhhhmazin’
I had some training appointments, took a nap with the puppies and went back to the base gym for round two: spin and Zumba.
I munched a Saturn peach on the way:
Spin and Zumba were a blasty as usual and then the girls and I went for our weekly Indian feast.
Gobi manchurian… spicy cauliflower foodgasm (we shared it as an appetizer)
The standard. yes, I’m boring but it’s just THAT good
(Spicy baigan bhartha)
And roti (whole wheat naan):
The food was incredible and the company was wonderful as usual 😀
I was thinking about it and I’m pretty sure that Spence, owner of the juice place and Sam, owner of the Indian place think I’m homeless or something. Every time I go in, I’m stinky and in gym clothes. I have real clothes and shower, I promise! 😀
Well I’m off to chill with the pilot since he has another early day tomorrow, but we’re having a date night tomorrow. It should be fun—I like him, I guess 😉
Have a great night and I’ll see you in the morning!
Something to talk about: There’s a little bit of talk going on my How to Pick a Good Trainer post on how some readers feel that a trainer/group fitness instructor should be in really good shape and have a great body. Honestly, I disagree. Some of the best spin and step classes I have taken have been from amazing ladies whose bodies I didn’t necessary envy, if ya know what I mean. Anywhoo, they had wonderful energy and pushed me to the MAX. They also taught a LOT of classes, which might have been the reason why they weren’t in stellar shape themselves. A lot of trainers and group fitness instructors are victims of overtraining, which can cause your body to hold onto excess fat. Proper fuel and sufficient rest can prevent this, but even though the trainers or instructors may know this, sometimes it is hard to take you’re own advice. Also, as far as group fitness instructors go: money speaks.. they get paid to teach and missing classes=lost income. While having a trainer/instructor with a great bod proves that they’re practicing what preach, I don’t think it’s a requirement. This is why I suggest taking a gander at their CLIENTS bodies which gives a much better indication of how they can push, motivate and encourage their clients to take the necessary steps to achieve fitness/weight loss goals.
What do you think? Is it important or not so much???