April Challenge, Day 29

Today’s Movement: Cycle & Flow

Another Saturday morning at Live Love Flow. I gave my cycling shoes a first run, and they were more fun than I imagined. I’m interested to see how they change my work effort.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw AND I loved: Seeing lots of “new-to-me” folks in class. Saturday mornings seems to me a different crowd than during the week, one that I can more identify with. They are all badass in their own ways, but usually a crowd that feels like more of a “I don’t spin every day” or “I’m just trying this out because my friend made me” or “I had a ClassPass”.
#RealTalk: Seriously with the sweating this morning. I was dripping profusely all over my mat during yoga. I could see the beads on my freshly shaven legs.

April Challenge, Day 22

Today’s Movement: Cycle & Flow

I look forward to this class. I fear this class. It’s hard in a familiar way, and I know I’m going to make it through, I know it’s going to be challenging, and I know I’ll be so sweaty my clothes will be saturated as if I was outside in the rain.

Thanks, Melissa and Live Love Flow for meeting all of my expectation this Saturday morning!

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: An athletic team of some sort (my guess at least) from the university across the street running early on a Saturday!
I loved: To learn that Cycle & Flow is coming back as an option during the week!
#Realtalk: I honestly think that more often than not, yoga is the hard part of this combo for me.

April Challenge, Day 8

Today’s Movement: Cycle & Flow

Back for Cycle & Flow at Live, Love, Flow. I really like this class, especially the instructor on Saturdays. I also really like the anonymity of going to a place that feels familiar but isn’t “my” gym. While the front desk staff and trainers recognize me, it’s not a place I’m necessarily seeking friendship or community. It’s a place I get to drop-in mostly undetected and slightly suffer (and sweat) with a whole bunch of strangers.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: All the cute leggings. While I do not think expensive, matching, or stylish workout clothes are required for any type of movement, I am a sucker for some fun patterns (they make me feel like superwoman).
I loved:
 The playlist during spin. There was definitely a series of some “fuck that shit” lyrics over and over, which was pretty much what I was thinking in my head a the time.
#Realtalk: There is no where I sweat more than in this class. It makes for some slippery yoga. Good for balance, right?

April Challenge, Day 4

Today’s Movement: CrossFit and Yoga

My CrossFit journey started almost five years ago at Mt. Baker CrossFit and completely changed my fitness (and likely made me even MORE “fitness promiscuous” than I had been). After moving cities, I delayed finding another CrossFit gym. As dramatic as it sounds, it’s like trying to find an adoptive family, and I just wasn’t ready for that. However, after a series of serendipitous events, Rocket CrossFit took me in! I had the opportunity to spend both my morning and evening with my CF family today – First for a kick-ass sweat fest, then for some foul-mouthed stretching/yoga.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: This light thing on my walk home from yoga. I don’t know what it is, but YES.
I loved: The movements in the CF Workout: Rowing, Kettlebell Swings,
and Box Jumps
#Realtalk: Admitting when you need to lift lighter weights is…hard (but a part of growth and awareness)

light
Where can I get one?

April Challenge, Day 2

Today’s Movement: Cycle & Flow

I started going to Live Love Flow about 15 months ago after the urging of a friend. My first experience was a yoga class that, honestly, wasn’t my favorite. I came back for a combination Cycle & Flow class (40 minutes of tempo cycling and 30 minutes of Vinyasa yoga), and I was hooked. I was sweaty and slightly defeated…and loved it! At the time, I was in a movement slump and needed some motivation. The almost weekly friend-date combo of class then coffee was exactly what I needed! Since then, I’ve continued to take cycling classes about once a week, even after my original inspiration moved away.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: The sun through the windows during yoga.
I loved: Feeling strong on the bike even after biking late yesterday.
#Realtalk: I took my tank top off during spin and rode only in my sports bra – Amazing!

FIT-PRO TIP!

I don’t pay for a monthly membership, since I only go about four times a month. Instead, I buy a 10-class punch cards when they have special deals (I just got a “spring” deal for $149 vs. the regular $200)

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