With all the holiday eating lately (heehee) I’ve been trying to amp up my workout routine, specifically by doing muscle conditioning classes, running, and lots of bikram yoga. I love hot yoga and I noticed the more often I do it, the better I feel. Through the years I’ve gotten better at listening to my body: knowing when to push harder, when to give myself a break, and discovering the best foods to eat before and after yoga. The best pre-yoga snacks for me are light, protein-filled snacks, like Larabars, cheese and fruit, or yogurt (Berryline fro-yo counts! hah). As for post-yoga snacks, I’m usually dead tired and not in the mood for any kind of food BUT I do have intense cravings for… chemicals electrolytes. Specifically, orange-flavored Vitamin Water or Gatorade.
Aahhhh the sweet, refreshing taste of “enhanced water”
I’ve been trying to go the natural and organic and good-for-you route (aka what would Michael Pollan eat?) as much as I can, but sometimes you just gotta give in to the “bad stuff” – besides, I like reading the funny labels on Vitamin Water bottles. And, I don’t finish the whole bottle (because it says “2 servings”) heehee. But chemical-filled or not, drinking this cold, unnatural beverage after a hot and sweaty 90-minute session of hot yoga is pure bliss.
Pure bliss that I might go for the remaining half of that bottle in my fridge…
I hope everyone is having a nice, stress-free, love-filled holiday season! 10 days before Christmas!