Happy Hump Day!
I went to hot yoga last night and wore my adventurous and fun lulu crops…and as it turns out the practice itself was fun and adventurous! The teacher got us into doing a few arm balances and a couple inversions. I did tripod headstand (woot!) and I feel like I’m so close to being able to hold a steady handstand. I can hold it for a second or two and then have to come out, but handstands are my favorite so I’m excited to be seeing improvement. I’ll get pics of these things eventually.
Last night I made three blueberry protein pancakes to have for breakfast for the rest of the week. I was making mine for today and figured, I’m already up and have the ingredients out, might as well do them all now so I don’t have to later!
I just wrap them in tin foil and keep in the fridge.
So I’ll admit it I hate waking up early but I kind of loveee that I’m done with my workout for today. I had my alarm set for 5:20am, snoozed twice, got up and dressed and to the gym by 5:50. I have dinner plans in the city tonight with some friends so I knew I wouldn’t have time after work to get my workout in, so morning it was.
I did the TIU challenge workouts of Cupid’s Crush and then 2x through all four of their Love Your Body routines. I did a few extra intervals of the cardio to extend the session to 1 hour.
You can find those workouts here.
Yesterday I came across this article outlining a new study that I thought was interesting to note. The study says that “dieters who ate lunch earlier lost more weight.” And “early” lunch was surprisingly defined as later than I expected to see, being anything before 3pm. To me, an early lunch would be at around 11am! I usually eat lunch between 12-1…I think by 3pm I’m ready for my afternoon snack But the main point of the article to me was that in terms of weight loss, it may be better to eat your bigger meals earlier in the day (which makes sense, your metabolism is higher) and then taper off as the day goes on.
I think its tough especially in American culture to eat big meals at dinner time, but the findings are definitely something to consider. You can read the article that I read here from USA Today.
Would you be considered an “early” lunch eater? What are your thoughts on the findings?