Trying something new!

After about a year and a half on ClassPass, I’ve decided to try something new! 200+ classes and 30+ different studios later, I’m ready for a change. I have loved working out with ClassPass and all of the kickass studios I’ve tried and the awesome people I’ve met, but it’s definitely time to switch it up.

Ever since moving out to the lake, I’ve been lacking consistency. Sure, I work out 3-4 times a week with ClassPass but there are some things that I’ve been missing. I miss routine. I miss getting to know the people I workout with. I feel like I’m lacking a sense of community and accountability. Since moving to a new area, I’ve had a hard time meeting people. That’s not to say I haven’t met people or made friends using ClassPass, but generally, it’s tough to consistently schedule classes with my other CP buddies.

I’d really like to find a workout studio or gym that is close to home. I crave routine and a consistent schedule. My hopes are to meet new people and establish a sense of community through fitness. It would be great if I made new friends in my new area of town too. That will definitely help with accountability!

I actually drafted this post about 2 months ago but couldn’t bring myself to finally cancel my ClassPass membership. And then something magical happened. Burn Bootcamp-Lakeway opened their doors on October 17th, 2 min from my house. I signed up for a free 30 day trial and am currently on week 3. I AM LOVING THE WORKOUT. Everything I wrote two months ago… everything I’ve been looking for in a gym, a workout, a community… Burn has it.

I hope to get a regular membership at BBC when it becomes available. The gym just opened up, so they are still offering specials right now. The membership prices aren’t available yet, but I’m anxious to see what my options are. I hope the memberships are reasonable because I already know and love the workout!

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High protein post workout snacks

high protein post workout snacks
Post workout snacks are just as important as the workout itself. In particular, high protein snacks are great for muscle recovery after a strenuous workout. Here are a few of my favorite high protein post workout snacks.

  • Trail mix: Easy for when you’re on the go or traveling and need a quick snack that’s packed with nuts, dried fruit and a little bit of sweet.

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  • Greek yogurt with mixed berries: Greek yogurt is packed with protein. Add some fresh(or frozen) berries for some natural sugar.

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  • Turkey and cheese roll ups with apple slices: A more filling snack to refuel you post workout. A sandwich substitute without the bread carbs, with a couple apple slices for a boost of energy.

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  • Peanut butter and banana on rice cake: Super satisfying snack that’s low calorie, and packed with fiber and protein.

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Nuts.com is a great resource for healthy and high protein snack ideas. Check out their website for free snack recipes and ideas to help fuel your body pre and post workout.
Nuts Post Workout Snacks
What’s something you grab to refuel your body after a workout? 

Where did the weekly workout posts go?

You may have noticed that I’ve stopped posting my weekly workouts. Or maybe you haven’t! :)

Either way, I’ve stopped posting my weekly workouts because I met my goal.

Last year I wrote a post about how I wanted to try and hold myself accountable to my workouts by posting a weekly recap of my physical activity. My goal was to track them for a year, and that year is up!
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What was the point of posting my weekly workouts?… Well not a whole lot, really. But it did help me see what I was doing. OR wasn’t doing. And that’s really all I was trying to accomplish. I would notice that if I wasn’t doing anything at the beginning of the week, then I knew there would probably be 4 workouts in a row, wed-sat. I also found that Tuesdays are my most frequent day for working out.

One of my resolutions last year was to use all 10 of my classes at my group fitness gym. February was the only month that it didn’t happen! I also changed gyms half way through the year because of our move, but continued to use ClassPass and ended up doing well over 10 classes each month. Mission accomplished!

Although I won’t be documenting my workouts consistently on the blog anymore, I’m still making a conscious effort to maintain at least 4 workouts a week, along with random physical activity thrown in the mix.