SUNSHINE is here and I am soooo ready for this amazing weather weekend ahead. I have a renewed sense of excitement for walking everywhere in the city, training for my upcoming half marathons and sitting outside on my lunch break. It is amazing how much happier a little sun can make the world! Now let’s continue this celebration with Five Things Friday!!.
I tried a sample of this at Whole Foods the other day and while I usually like my ice cream extra creamy (and had not been convinced by these low cal brands) this one actually took me by surprise! It is sweetened by stevia and you actually know all of the ingredients inside it! A serving size is 140 calories (less than B&J) but you still have to be mindful of the fact that the pint contains 4 servings. Either way, the Java Chip flavor is really good!!
2. Plank Challenge
I have been finishing all of my classes with a plank challenge. Asking them to hold it for a certain amount of time then if they need to put their knees down to rest, knowing what time they did that and how much further they need to go for next week. This morning, in my 30/30 Express class @PedalNYC the bar was set at 3 minutes and every single person did it! I was so fired up and realized the bar will be set higher next week. Try it in your living room this weekend and see how long you can hold it!
3. Ragnar Napa Valley
My girlfriends and I have been looking to take a trip together and Napa Valley has been on my brain for quite some time. With that said, I love to take trips with a little activity involved so I figured we could make it a girls weekend from San Francisco to Napa Valley…and just run there! I am excited to do my first Ragnar Relay of the year and to introduce the race to some newbies! Here we come September :)
4. Guinness Book of World Records: Fitness Style
This past Thursday morning you may have seen my fellow Pedal NYC/Fit RXN trainers on the Today Show along with countless other trainers and fitness enthusiasts as they set the record for the most people working out with a Plyo Ball!! I manned the battle station by covering classes that morning while these guys represented our gym. Pretty cool to see the fitness world take over NYC (picture stolen from Mr. Ray)!
5. Goji Berries…yum!
Knowing that my sweet tooth will always be around has caused me to find creative and healthier ways to eat it. I live on 100 calorie packs of little chocolate snacks or low fat pudding or even just the chocolate on my Luna Bar after a workout. These dark chocolate covered goji berries have that healthier factor just as long as you eat a few then shut the bag!! Easier said than done…
Happy Weekend Everyone!!