Recovery

Hello all!

Well, Bullets Over Broadway is officially closed. It’s always sad when something wonderful comes to an end, but there are always the fantastic memories that come along with every experience.

Here is a photo of my tremendous cast, along with our director (shes amazing) Susan Stroman.

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So flywheel has been fantastic. I’m loving instructor training, and the people who work there are all so kind and supportive. I feel really lucky to be coming into such a cool community of like-minded people. I’ll let you all know when my practice rides are…Please come!!!

(if you haven’t checked out Flywheel, do yourself a favor and take a class… they are ridiculous in every way.)

When we work out really hard, it is crucial to remember to provide our bodies with the correct recovery foods. Many people think the way to lose weight is to work out really hard, and then not eat anything. WRONG. The body isn’t stupid… if it doesn’t get what it needs, it will hold onto every little calorie that we introduce. That is a sure way to mess up your metabolism and completely thwart any weight loss goals. One of my favorite ways to recharge after a great workout is a smoothie. It’s a great way to get Electrolytes, greens, protein, fruit and super foods!!!

My new favorite recovery smoothie:

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  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 2 TBS protein powder (I use vanilla rice protein)
  • 1 large or 2 small mejool dates
  • 1 TBS cacao nibs (Plus One Tbs for topping)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp mint extract (start with 1/2 and add the other half if you want it mintier!)
  • 1-2 TBS cacao powder
  • Kale (as little or as much as you want… I use about one cup)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 8 drops liquid stevia (1-2 packets stevia)
  • 1 TBS Hemp seeds
  • Optional 1 TBS  quinoa
  • Optional: 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • Ice

Combine all ingredients (except 1 TBS cacao nibs, hemp seeds, and quinoa). Blend until smooth! Top with remaining cacao nibs, hemp seeds and optional quinoa. ENJOY!!!

I’ve literally had this smoothie every day for a week..

 

Until next time!!

 

xoxoSYN

A day in the life

Hello friends!

Well, we have one more week of shows at Bullets Over Broadway. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and come and enjoy a night filled with laughs!

I’ve begun my training at Flywheel Sports and its amazing! I have always been passionate about working out, and I am excited to be able to help people reach their fitness goals! I can already tell I am going to love being an instructor there 🙂

Which brings me to why I am writing this post. Over the past couple of days, I have been working out harder than I am used to. I have been not only consuming TONS of water, but I feel constantly hungry. At first, I was a little bit nervous that I was over eating, but I decided to listen to my body, feed it healthy proteins, carbs, fruits, veggies and fats, and keep on pedaling!

I get lots of questions about what I eat through out a day. I decided that I would share everything I ate today!

7:45 WAKE UP!!!!

8:15 1/3 cup Oatmeal, chia seeds, flax seeds, cacao nibs, banana, berries and 1 TBS sunflower seed butter.

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9:30am ride with the amazing Kate at Flywheel!

11:00 recovery smoothie!

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after that, I got on the subway to head up town for some instructor training (after a very successful trip to trader joes)

We trained today from 12-3.

somewhere around 2:00, I had 1 TBS pistachios and 1 TBS raisins.

Juice Press (Which is amazing, and you all should go) gave flywheel these adorable samples of their delicious juice! I enjoyed three of these little guys.

I also had some coconut water to make sure that I had enough electrolytes.

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I got home around 4:00 and was STARVING

4:45 salad: (it had tons of stuff)

Kale, spinach, romaine, tomato, parsley, cucumber, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, onion, 10 olives, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 medium sweet potato(roasted), 1 Mahi mahi burger (from trader joes) sun-dried tomatoes, Hemp seeds, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar

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(this picture is actually of a salad I had the other day, this one was MUCH bigger I promise)

Then I was off to the show!

By the time 7:00 rolled around I was hungry again

7:00- 4 suzies rice cakes, 2 hardboiled egg whites, more baby carrots, apple

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9:00- one whole sliced bell pepper

FINALLY I’M HOME!!!!

I’m exhausted, but I’m looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow!!!

 

xoxoSYN