So let me give you all a little update on my workouts. I’ve been doing a ton of strength training for my lower body, I started running again (only max of 3 miles right now to tolerance of my tibia pain, more on this later), and went to a ton of spin classes at my beloved Soul Cycle. I LOVE spin obviously the more spin the better
I got lucky this week because Soul Cycle was having a promotion for the show HBO Girls and offered free “Girls” classes. Although getting classes online was incredibly stressful and insane, I ended up getting a to go to several in a few different studios throughout the city. Also, since it was free, a lot of people didn’t stow up to theirs so I was able to get in via waitlists too. Free Soul? Absolutely amazing.
I went to most classes with my usual spin buddy and equally as SOULful Katherine, and also went to one with Alex and my sister (it was both of their first Soul classes ever). I was so happy to bring them, since I love it there so much and think they had a great time. I’m secretly trying to get everyone I know into it as much as I am Not so secret anymore!
I’ve been trying to do more strength and cross training, so spin is a great option. I’m also considering the 5 Borough Bike Tour this May which means I need to cycle as much as possible to prepare. Oh, and Soul is a Cardio dance party which makes me super happy. And the HBO Girls swag this week wasn’t too bad either
Do you watch Girls? What did you think of the season premiere?
If you didn’t get the chance to read my last post, check it out! In it, I talked about how I’m achieving my 2013 resolution of clean eating through the Vega program called Thrive Forward. The program is focused on plant-based nutrition and clean eating. It provides a TON of information through videos, reference documents, and tons of recipes. Oh, and did I mention its FREE?
There’s so much great info, but one of the things I plan on trying soon is making my own sprouts with things such as quinoa! I had no idea that was even possible and I also learned about the increased digestive and health benefits when you do so. I’ll keep you updated about this and let you know how it goes.
This weekend I spent a lot of time going through many of the great videos and printing out some of the reference guides from the Thrive program. Although I don’t plan on going completely plant-based, I plan on going primarily plant-based and see how it goes. I’m also decreasing my dairy intake and am switching to almond or rice milk. It tastes amazing too!
With this program, there is so much information I never knew and I can’t wait to try new foods, recipes, and techniques. I even went grocery shopping this weekend and here’s my first Thrive Forward grocery list!
I also bought a few other items (like dates.. I’m obsessed). I’ll be sharing recipes and more about the program as it goes along, but check it out! I swear its fantastic, especially if you are trying to eat clean this year. Also, tweet about the program using the hashtag #ThriveFWD if you want to join the fun.
Do you take spin classes? Have you tried Soul Cycle?
Have you checked out the Thrive Forward program yet?