Yoga is fun. It's one of the only physical activities that I can think of that can be both challenging and relaxing. Cycling is fun, too. It's definitely not relaxing, but it feels good to finish a class completely soaked and red faced.
Yep, red faced.... since I was very young, any super cardiovascular activity makes my face bright red. BRIGHT red. Kids at school used to ask me what was wrong with my face, nice right?
It actually used to really bother me. Even after I had been working out on a regular basis, the red would still remain. I was worried that people would see my face and think, "wow, she must be really out of shape."
I'm not really sure when it happened, but somewhere down the road I stopped caring. Now, if I workout to the point where my face is red that just mean I worked really hard and wear the red with pride.
So let's do something to push ourselves and make us even stronger.
But first! You're going to need some sustenance! I have just the thing AND they literally take 5 minutes to make. Win, win.
These puppies are full of goodness: oats, peanut butter, ground flax, chia seeds, but seriously they are wonderfully tasty.
Cycling and yoga really are fun, and thanks to my beautiful, gracious sister I have a 3 month unlimited pass to a studio here in town called SyncStudio dedicated to those two forms of exercise. Thanks, Kelly!
How do you want to push and strengthen yourself?
5 Minute Energy Bars
recipe from fannetastic food
- 1 3/4 cups rolled oats (use gluten-free rolled oats if needed)
- 1 cup puffed brown rice cereal
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/8 cup finely ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 C brown rice syrup
- 1/3 C creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract