Have you ever heard that if you workout in the morning on an empty stomach you could burn more fat? It’s true scientifically – watch the video to understand why – but I actually have a different answer as to when you should workout.
Being here in London has been cool so far. Hanging around other YouTubers and being around the Google office has inspired me to be a better “YouTuber.” Haha. I suppose that is why I am making so many videos! I am so far away from home and my classes and my gym and my peeps that it kind of focuses me. Not that I don’t have ANYTHING to do…I still need to edit the DVD and develop the community etc. Oh man, can’t wait for great things guys! GREAT THINGS COMING YOUR WAY!!
Check out this vid on Creators Invading the Olympics. Do you watch any of these other Youtubers?
I also have some sad news regarding Crossfit. Remember how excited I was about joining the classes!???
Yes. I was pumped. I went to my first class and loved it. Did a ton of pullups (assisted with a band), a bunch of overhead shoulder presses, and sprints only to find out that I needed to complete a series of beginner classes and graduate from that before I could take anymore “regular” classes. I was so so sad. They were pretty strict on the fact that I needed to either pay for personal training and get tested or do a week’s worth of beginners. I said I’d only be there for another 2 weeks or so and REALLY needed to get my workout in for the day and they said sorry, we need to make sure your form is correct so you should take the less intense series first.
Like, I totally understand for liability issues, policies etc. where they are coming from…but I’m gonna tell you the truth…I was a little offended. The guy who tested me just to make sure I knew what a pullup was and what a overhead shoulder press was begrudgingly let me take my first session since I was already there and he didn’t want to send me home. He also said, “I’m gonna keep an eye on you today. If you can’t keep up everyone and you become a distraction and it just becomes too chaotic, I’m gonna need to pull you out.”
I don’t know why he said that because I demonstrated the moves with good form.
At the time, I was like “Yeah yeah, cool, whatever!” But now after typing that, I feel like he TOTALLY pre-judged me. Wow. Not the first time this has happened though. I remember testing out personal trainers and they would ALWAYS give me baby weights. When I wouldn’t huff and puff they’d say, “Too easy?” I would say, “Yeah, you know, I think I can handle more.” I’m a little timid when it comes to asking for more weight from new trainers because for some odd reason I feel like it questions their intelligence and I feel bad? LOL.
It must be the fact that I am a smaller Asian girl who likes to wear pretty workout clothes so I seem all weak sauce. HA! Well not the case! We can “Train like a beast and look like a beauty” right ladies!??
So much to my dismay, I won’t be continuing the Crossfit lessons because I don’t have time in London to learn a new format. Maybe when I get back to the US at some point I’ll give it another go. It was great though. I liked it.
LONDON POPSTER MEETUP:
So I am thinking of doing our London POPster meetup next weekend August 4 or August 5. What do you guys think? And which park do you want to meet at? You’d just need to bring your mats. What time should we do it? Once I have a good idea, I will make an official invite and event for everyone with details.
Thanks everyone for being such wonderful students! Love teaching you!!
Have a fabulous day!
PS – yes there will be a new August workout calendar. Make sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter to get the pw when it comes out.
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