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Fitness

What I Eat Before/During/After Bike Rides

PRE-RIDE If you are just an amateur athlete like me, most people don’t realize but they don’t actually need to eat much before doing a workout in the morning (depending on the intensity, of course!). If I am doing a ride at an easy pace (which is pretty much most

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lots of steak, even more veggies
Food

Benefits of Cooking

Back in my twenties, you would always hear me ranting, “I hate cooking!! With my spare time, I’d MUCH rather be doing something else!!” [aka riding my bike]. Now that I’m a little older and wiser, I’m glad to say that I immensely enjoy cooking for both therapeutic and health

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Cycling on the Yaletown Sea Wall
Fitness

Revelations from Bikram Hot Yoga

Seven years ago, I wrote that yoga was at the bottom of my list for the variety of workouts I do however these days, hot yoga is very close to the top. I don’t even consider this a workout because it’s definitely not hard for me physically or mentally as much

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My Meditation
Fitness

Back to Bikram Hot Yoga… Again!

It’s almost been 6 years since I last wrote about going back to Bikram Hot Yoga. All the studios around the city changed their name and don’t call it “Bikrams” anymore due to the controversy against the founder, and have settled back to the  generic, yet descriptive name of “Hot Yoga.”

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K + L 1990
Habits

The Art of Documenting Things

It’s 2019 and I have barely written in my blog since I quit my job 3 years ago and decided to go on a sabbatical. I promised myself I was going to document my journey, but of course, that did not happen (because I was too busy living life). At

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Travel

Flying is NOT Glamouous

Cosmic radiation, jet lag, airplane fuel circulating within the cabin. Those things can’t be good for you, no? I’ve been traveling non-stop for the past two years and I noticed was that I was constantly getting sick— I use to rarely get sick. I’ve never enjoyed being in the airport

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Cycling essentials to hide from the sun | twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Cyclist Problems: The War Against the Sun

If you read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you know how much I abhor TAN LINES. I maybe a cyclist who loves being outdoors but I hate being directly under the sun, and the only time you would find me outdoors, “tanning, is when I am trying to even out

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Hvar Life | Looking out into the town of Hvar
Travel

Hvar Life

I’ve temporarily relocated to the beautiful, under developed, and still relatively non-touristy island of Hvar, Croatia for the month of July. Surrounded by the dazzling pristine blue waters of the Adriactic Sea, this island is buried in plenty of lush green vegetation to gaze upon, has plenty of mountains to climb on two-wheelz,

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Mont Ventoux | Club des Cingles 06.17.17
Travel

Amongst The Cinglés: Up & Down Mont Ventoux 3x

When you hear Ventoux, you think of legend. This mountain was my first big climb back in 2014 after I really got really addicted to road-cycling (I started in 2010), and every enthusiast has Mont Ventoux on their bike-it-list. There is a reason they call it the Giant of Provence; hosting multiple tours,

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Travel

Just Can’t Get Enough of Southern France

Three years ago, I came to France and climbed Mount Ventoux. Last year, I was over at the neighbour’s in Spain doing a multi-day bike tour before heading back to the French Riveria to do more riding in and around Nice (I will blog about that trip one day…). This

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Bikes at Work
Fitness

My Bike Commuting Story

This editorial was published recently and genuinely captures what biking to work really does for your mind, body and soul. Ask anyone who cycles to work why they do it, and they’ll have a story to tell, whether it’s about how good it makes them feel, how they saved money, lost weight,

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tanlines x cycling @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fashion & Beauty

Importance of SPF

I leave the house one morning, the skies were grey and looking as if there was a chance of showers. YAY! No tan lines to worry about and no sunscreen needed today! Or so I thought. I come home a couple hours later with a line across my thigh. I

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