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Yesterday morning, the group fitness class I attended was titled “Cardio Intervals.”  It was a great class in the fact that there was a lot of variety and we incorporated some strength training as well.  At one point, we were literally skipping giant leaps across the gym, and I couldn’t help but feel like a kid 😉

Not only was it fun, but it totally got my heart rate up as I tried to skip as high and as fast as I could across the gym floor.   This made me think about the meeting that I had with a Registered Dietician a couple of days ago.  We met to discuss further schooling opportunities for me and career options, but we talked about health and fitness as well since we both have a passion for those things.  One thing that she said that really resonated with me is that we all need to be more like children.

If you think about it, children eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full.  We teach them things like at noon they must eat lunch, and that they must finish everything on their plate.  Children are always running around and being active.  They aren’t necessarily exercising, but they are putting the body into motion, which is what it is meant to do.

I think we could all benefit from being a little bit more like children:  not worrying about what other people think, listening to your body and eating what your body wants when you are hungry, and being active just because!


On that note, I didn’t prepare a bowl of overnight oats last night because I wasn’t very hungry and didn’t know what I would feel like this morning.  Last night, I thought that I may want a smoothie…but instead this morning oats sounded better.

So I kind of did like “in the morning” oats rather than overnight oats.  I mixed 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with 1 scoop of vanilla Sunwarrior, vanilla extract, cinnamon, water and a half cup of oats.  I let it sit in the fridge until it thickened up and mixed in some apple on top.  Completely satisfying!

I don’t have much on the agenda for today, but I am teaching a spin class this evening…first one in 3 weeks so I am completely looking forward to it 🙂

Have an amazing Friday, and do something to be like a kid!


2 responses »

  1. Oh those skipping things were so fun- Skip-Bos were they called?

    I totally agree about trying to harness our inner child. One thing I am truly jealous of kids for is how exciting little things are, like bubbles or a bug on the ground. I do my best to try and bring that child-like wonder to my daily life 🙂


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