MORNING DREAM OATMEAL BOWL

Let's be real: you don't always have time to eat a pretty breakfast. We get it. But we love oatmeal bowls for that reason exactly. Using your favorite steel-cut oats (or instant organic oatmeal of your choice), combining it with nutrient-packed handfuls of your favorite nuts, fruit, seeds and honey and the result = FIBER RICH, NUTRIENT DENSE, and FILLING DELICIOUSNESS. The only time this meal requires is enough for you to heat up some water. It's filling, so you'll be full until noon after consuming this yumminess (which may even save you some cash money which would have been spent on other foods, and the craving for less healthy options). And now we will break down the health benefits of the bowl:

it's fiber-rich

for every 1,000 calories you consume, you should aim to consume 14g of fiber with it. This makes the digestion process of what you're eating work smoothly. The average bowl of Oatmeal has 10-14g of fiber.

it HAS protein

It packs on average 6-7g of protein with it! That's a bonus you may not have expected. 

it's the perfect base

It's easy to combine with other foods. Adding to your hot oatmeal these beautifying + energy-increasing foods create a breakfast with so much more to offer than a granola bar.

A list of our favorite add-ins below:

flax seed, chia, bee pollen, honey, maple syrup, walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, dried berries, fresh berries, sliced banana, cinnamon, almond milk, almond butter

Get creative with it! This is the perfect food for our active clients. We recommend not eating this within 2 hours of a spin class, but eat UP after your morning class! Refuel and stay full.

Pictured above is my bowl this lovely Sunday morning after my 9am spin class. It's rolled oats, flax seed, crushed raw walnuts, almond milk, organic fresh blackberries (on sale at the co-op for 2.99! Get it girl.), organic honey drizzled, dried organic unsweetened cranberries. To say that I enjoyed this would be a drastic understatement. I LOVED every bite. This should fuel my sledding-filled Sunday. See you on the bike xo Alli

happy Sunday, you guys

CHCF 

WE HAD TO DO IT

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 We're sliding (or spinning) into 2017 HOT with a strong, fun & fierce team and a whole game plan full of changes coming to Cycle Fitness in this New Year. We just had to take to a blog so that we can keep you in the loop and on the bike. We're so excited (REALLY excited) to post about the going-ons within our studio and community, along with inspirations, recipes and our FAVORITE things. It's been a long time coming, right? STAY TUNED for upcoming posts and enjoy our list of ch-ch-changes we're inspired to implement from WITHIN in this beautiful & promising New Year ahead. 2016, you were great, NO hard feelings. 2017: we're so ready for you.

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ALL about that BALANCE. Don't kill yourself with unattainable, crazy goals. The likelihood that you will sustain a healthy lifestyle this way doesn't hold up. Instead, implement a real balance to your life that works. Eat clean, but treat yourself. Workout hard, but rest. At Cycle Fitness we are firm believers in having that smoothie AND having that pizza.

This one is BIG. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. You treat your body right, you watch what you put into it and you make sure to work your body and stretch your body. WHY wouldn't you do the same for your mind? What you habitually tell yourself will be your reality. Make a habit NOW of beginning to quit the negative talk in your head. 

You can't grow a garden with no sun & water. You can't cultivate a happy, love-filled and inspired life without beginning with YOURSELF. The love you give to yourself lays foundations, or the RICHEST fertile, if you will, for your life to unfold. You cannot build on ruins. Once you implement positive self-talk and become forgiving, accepting, and loving of yourself, you will see major changes. We're starting a LOVE train <3

Until next time,  

Cycle Fitness Team