This weekend was full of sweat.
Saturday I finally tried my first bar class at Barre 54. It felt like a glam, low-sweat fusion of Pilates, ballet and yoga.
My lovely friend Sarah was teaching the class and made myself and the girls I went with feel welcome by explaining everything very clearly. The exercises were precise and targeted specific areas at a time.
Bar could never take the place of a run, ride or WOD, but I l-o-v-e-d it as a fun, more light-hearted addition to my sweat routine.
Have you taken bar class? What did you think?
After class at Barre 54 I headed out for a bike ride. I’ve been enjoying my classes and running so much that my poor bike hasn’t come out to play more than once a week. So many ways to sweat, so little time.
Right before I hopped on the bike I had a Vega Endurance Bar. Vega sent me some samples a while back and the brand quickly became a new serious addiction. My favorite is the Protein Bar in Chocolate SaviSeed. Better than a candy bar.
Before I even tasted the products I loved Vega for how much they know about plant-based nutrition. I learned so much from the small pamphlet they included with the samples and on their website. Everything they have is clearly labeled by when it’s most effective: before, during or after your workout. Most importantly, I love that everything in their products is there for a reason: to support my workout and help my body perform at its best on plant-based foods.
The Endurance Bar was fruity but not too sweet. it was tasty and I still felt light after eating it. This bar would be great in the middle of a long ride- tasty, nutritious and easy to digest.
I ended up riding almost 30 miles. The rain started right after I got back inside
After my workout I tried the Vega Performance Protein in Berry in my post-workout smoothie. I feel better faster and recover quicker when I consume a solid amount of protein right after a workout. What went in the VitaMix: strawberries, banana, ice, almond milk and the Vega protein.
The directions on the protein say to mix it with water. It’s quite sweet and flavorful on its own so adding it to my already sweet smoothie was a lot. I mixed in a little more ice and almond milk and had the most delicious smoothie. I just felt good afterward. Vega seems to digest really nicely in my irritable belly.
Have you tried any Vega products? What do you usually eat post-workout?