Health Beat!11:21 AM
You know what's hard? Eating healthy when you're never really home. And let's be honest, all the meal prep in the world doesn't change the fact that food doesn't taste that great when it's been bouncing around in your tote bag all day in the middle of Summer. I've been relying on Sweetgreen for hearty salad and summer gazpacho as well as trips to Trader Joes for juice or KIND bars but more often than not, I'm just not eating anything and then coming home to an empty fridge and eating cereal or Annie's Mac & Cheese. I'm making a conscious effort to eat healthier at home so I can order with abandon when I go out to eat or with friends. Because that's what summer is all about am I right?
As far as working out, it's been a balance of work and play. I took some time off from running when my knee was acting up and I'm finally back on the streets. I recently hit 7 miles and it feels incredible. My left ankle and right quad always start talking during mile 6, but I'm learning what to push through and when to stop and call it a day. As for spin, I've had some incredible rides lately! The Tuesday night hot ride at B/SPOKE took me to a level of sweaty I haven't felt in years, and really challenged me. I loved the B/SPOKE studio and Aly was an incredibly motivating instructor. I don't recommend hot rides for beginners but if you are a frequent rider looking to change up your routine or challenge your practice in a different way I highly recommend clipping in for one!
101 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Last week I joined dunwello for a team climb at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Talk about a fun workout! After learning the ropes (and a few knots, and some new jargon) we spent the evening attempting to climb the various walls and set ups. Brooklyn Boulders is a really cool space with lounge areas (and video games!), treadmills, and locker rooms in addition to the massive climbing space. I couldn't get myself to climb all the way to the top (hello, I am only 5'2" and my feet rarely leave the ground!) but I was pretty impressed by my ability to maneuver up the holds despite my lack of upper body strength. I actually slipped on a more challenging course and swung like a pendulum away from the wall which was kind of scary. There were frequent moments of terror/panic while climbing, including trusting the mechanics and physics of the rigs as well as your partner on the ground but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Talk about challenging yourself in new ways. It was a fun experience and I'm looking forward to going back and getting to the top of those walls!
Opening next week in the Boston area...
The Handle Bar Harvard Square (cycling; $5 rides all weekend! 7/25 & 7/26)
1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Barre & Soul Harvard Square (barre & yoga; Opens 7/20. Use code VIP for $10 off a new client package!)
36 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138