Back to Bikrams Yoga

It’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve done Bikrams Yoga and I finally went back last weekend. The last couple classes I had back at the end of 2012 weren’t great and on top of that, Bikrams is expensive! If you know me, I’m super cheap when it comes to fitness (unless it has anything to do with cycling), so I stopped going all together.

I decided to try Bikram’s again because my friends asked me to go with them to check out a new location in New Westminster. I was also sick that day but I managed to drag myself out of bed because I thought it would be good to sweat it out. Sweat it out I did but it was HARD and I definitely could not hold some of those poses as well as I did before— my back was really stiff from the last couple months so the back bends were hard, my legs were sore from my workout on Friday and I didn’t remember some of the poses. The heat also caused some light-headedness since I was sick so I really had to take it easy.

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I have NO regrets whatsoever and I’m extremely happy I went because it has renewed my interest in Bikram’s Yoga! I love the intensity, I love the heat and I love sweating so I’m definitely going back — I just bought a 10 class card. *gasp* You see, there are a lot of things you can do for free when it comes to fitness while some things aren’t but is 100% worth it… and hot yoga is one of those things.

If you guys live near the area, check out the new Hot Yoga location in New Westminster. They are offering a one month deal for students who have never been in the studio in 2014 for $39.99. Meaning if you were in the studio at any time in 2013, but not in 2014, you are eligible.

Do you do Bikrams?

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    Favorites: Tropical Protein Smoothie

    Tropical Protein Smoothie

    In the summer, we would go out for long bike rides and then I’d come home, covered in dirt, sweat and grime, quickly shower so I can make myself a glass of one of my favorite smoothies: a tropical protein smoothie that is SUPER refreshing and tastes like heaven, especially after a long, hard workout in the summer heat. I know it’s not summer yet, but it’s starting to feel a lot like spring here in Vancouver so we can only think ahead right?

    • 1 Mango (cubed)
    • 1tsp Sealicious Fish Oil (Tropical Colada)
    • Liquid of your choice (water / almond milk / coconut water)
    • 1 Scoop Protein Powder (vanilla or strawberry would work)
    • A Handful of Greens (spinach, kale, parsley, etc).

    Blend all these together and enjoy! You can also add a banana, pineapples, chia seed and other magical ingredients if you have them on hand for extra deliciousness. There are no rules when it comes to smoothies.

    I don’t like posting smoothie recipes because you can mix anything together and it doesn’t require much creativity but I wanted to post this one because it has one of my secret smoothie ingredients: Sealicious Fish Oils! My friend gave me a bottle last summer and I’ve been hooked ever since. They are advertised as the “best tasting fish oil” and it’s no gimmick– the four flavors tastes great, plus they contain 1,500 mg of omega-3′s and uses all natural flavors. You can take the recommended 1tsp by itself, in smoothies, salad dressings or any creative ways you can think of.

    Note that this is NOT a sponsored post– I only write about products I love!

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      One Tip For a Successful Gym Session

      ALWAYS go to the gym with a plan.

      1. You won’t waste time.
      2. You will be less intimidated.
      3. You will make the most out of your workouts if planned properly.
      4. You save yourself from standing around awkwardly.
      5. When you write down your workouts, you will also be keeping a journal to track your journey so you can always look back to see what worked or didn’t work for you.

      Do you always go to the gym with a plan?

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