Some of you may have heard about my current obsession with Reformer Pilates (see a post about my fave studio here)…
On February 1st, I committed to a fun/slightly intimidating challenge with my sister, Minna, and GF, Anysha, called 20in28 which meant attending 20 bodybar classes in the 28 days of February. It doesn’t sound too difficult on the surface, but when you do the math and realize that averages to 5 times/week of fierce cardio and strength training, you might understand my concern! February weekends happened to be filled with my sister’s bachelorette party in Cancun, a trip to Houston, v-day, and a home finding search in San Francisco (I’ll tell ya more about my move in a separate post!). That meant I had to attend a class every.single.day I was in town and pencil in a couple of 2-a-days!!!
my partner-in-crime & queen of 2-a-days
The first week was full of lots of soreness and green juice from their in-house raw juice bar – I mean seriously that stuff is addicting! By the second week I realized I needed a recovery snack with a lot more protein to rebuild my torn muscles and thus began my daily dose of Siggi’s Skyr, or Icelandic-style strained yogurt! I know, I know, the trendy yogurt right now is Greek (and trust me, Kari & I are all about that), but when I saw the insane nutritional benefits and tiny amount of sugar in this so-called Skyr, I had to try it! Kari and I are uhb-sessed with this stuff – 100 cals, 0 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein, and only 9 grams of sugar in the vanilla flavor, compared to 20-30 grams in other types of yogurt. 4 ingredients: skim milk, madagascar vanilla, organic agave nectar, and live active cultures. And let me tell you, it is thick, creamy, and freaking delicious.
I’m now on my final week of 20in28 with 3 more classes to go and literally feel like I have transformed my body. I had mentioned feeling the change when I first blogged about bodybar, but I can actually see the tone and definition changes in my legs, core, and oh-so-stubborn arms! Oh and many of the instructors pride themselves on being able to literally lift your booty with their “kick-butt” exercises so that’s obvi another perk. Siggi’s protein-packed yogurt has been the perfect companion on this workout journey and I’m so proud of all the ladies who pushed themselves these past few weeks! Who knew little gold-star stickers next to your name could be this satisfying?! I guess we can add an 11th reason to do Pilates…