It Only Makes You Stronger…

Phew! Where to begin…

This week (and last week for that matter), have been quite busy training-wise. I said in a previous post that I thought it was time to up the ante at gym and let me tell you…its left me shattered- but in the best way possible! So far Pippa and myself have been to 3 tough sessions at Transfit

In one of them we basically did an hour (no recovery!) of bodyweight exercises mixed with cardio. To say that things got dark for me during that hour would be an understatement. But don’t worry I won’t afflict you with the gory details.

Jeannie D’s trainer actually gave us a similar workout to what he puts her through before she has a big shoot! Ohmygodohmygodohmygod….. Now I know why she looks so phenomenal!

The point of this post actually was to talk about yoga. Yes.

I signed up (together with my friend Vanessa) for a month of unlimited classes at Jai Yoga studio. What a great place! I’m so glad I found it. Everything inside is white (Like, everything!). There’s just the most amazing calm, serene atmosphere that I find soothing and relaxing.

They offer mostly hot yoga- Bikram and hot Vinyasa, which we both luuuuurve! but they also do non-heated Ashtanga classes as well as Yoga Nidra which is like really deep meditation (I went to a Nidra class last night and almost fell asleep it was so calming).

So in between gyming in the mornings before 7am, I’m trying to cram as many yoga classes into the month as I can. I’ve been to 3 so far this week and hoping to fit in another 3 depending on how my arms feel because right now they feel like absolute jelly from push-ups and chaturanga’s.

My reasoning though is that if it doesn’t kill you… it only makes you ?


Here We Go!

As I mentioned last week I’m going to be doing a few more fitness-related posts to mix things up a bit on the blog, and as a new Wellness Warehouse Ambassador, I feel it’s simply my duty to advocate an active lifestyle. Plus! It’s summer and we all want to get in tip top shape for the beeeeeeeeeach !! On a more serious note though- Your health is something that should never ever be taken for granted. (Just think about all the people you know who’ve lost loved ones to the injurious effects of illness and disease). It’s frightening actually, really frightening. Yes, diet has a very large part to play, but there’s nothing that rivals being physically fit and active. The benefits are immeasurable. Which is why this week has seen me kick things up a notch or two. After a great run (and chat) on Saturday morning along the promenade with my friend Pippa, we both decided that:

a) We wanted to fit more running into our schedules (She wants to do Two Oceans Ultra next year!)

b) We would train 4 times at our gym this week (usually it’s 3 but we both need to catch up on sessions)

c) We’re going to climb Lion’s Head Tomorrow evening for the Moon Walk

Then I’m hoping to do a long-ish run on Saturday morning (weather depending! Don’t really enjoy running in the rain) and then on Sunday I’m starting at Jai Yoga studio for a month of unlimited Bikram classes. I normally do hatha yoga but found a great deal on groupon:)

Let’s see if I’m still here on Monday!