I am in a REALLY good mood today, and sadly that’s rare these days. I’ve taught 2 spin classes in the last 24 hours and one of those was at a new gym that I got hired at over the weekend! 🙂 The gym just opened in June and it is super gorgeous. It’s a small gym in DUMBO, Brooklyn near the F train and A train (for my New Yorkers) called The Fitness Guru.
I’ve been applying to gyms and ads on Craigslist so that I can obtain more classes since I am still just a sub right now at 24 Hour Fitness. However, I hope that will change soon too! 😉
So what’s up other than spinning my butt off? I’m really not loving running at all right now. So much so that I kind of don’t even miss it. I woke up Sunday morning with the intent to run 10 miles to see if I was in any kind of shape to run the half marathon this upcoming weekend, but I couldn’t even get out the door to do so. I KNOW a huge part of it is the weather and the fact that the treadmill just isn’t an option for me (I’ve mentioned before it very badly hurts my hips and therefore my knees, shins, foot, etc.) for more than 3 miles TOPS. I KNOW the weather shouldn’t be an excuse but my heart is just not in it right now. I am pretty sure I will not run the half this weekend because it’s kind of stupid to do so with only having 2 long runs under my belt in 2 months, but I may wake up Sunday morning and decide to give it a try. Really probably shouldn’t since the last few runs I’ve done have left my knee in pain, but I may be stupid. (This is me talking out loud)
Well while I hem and haw about that, let me give you a recipe for the amazing iced mocha I made which is sugar-free and dairy-free. I’ve been using too much of the flavored creamers recently and while they are fine in moderation, I should back away from using them every morning. I also really don’t LOVE hot coffee so if you’re crazy like me and drink iced coffees all year, you’ll love this!
- 1 heaping tablespoon instant espresso (I use THIS one)
- 2.5 (ish) tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used a mix of dark cocoa powder and regular)
- 1.25 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Stevia or desired sweetener
Take the instant espresso and cocoa powder and put them in a cup or container of sorts. Add a little more than 1/4 cup hot water and mix thoroughly. Add in desired sweetener (I used 6 drops chocolate stevia and 2 packets of splenda) Put in the freezer for 10-20 minutes so it gets cold faster. Pour in cute, overpriced Starbucks tumbler and add in the almond milk and ice. Stir it up and sip away.
A cleaner coffee drink to get me out of bed 🙂
Picked up a spin class for tonight! Woo hoo! Hopefully people will show up since when it snows in NYC, it becomes the apocalypse.
Do you prefer hot or iced coffee? Does it matter the season?
What form of cardio do you like better; spin or running?