So about this sauna, it's a place that I've driven past pretty much everyday for the last 3 years but never really knew what it was. My friend and acupuncturist Joanna mentioned going to a sauna and I was all in. I've actually never been to one so new experience for me, when she said it was off Colfax near my house I was even more excited to make this venture because I'd always wondered what this place was. I believe it's been there for over 30 years so it looks like it's been used for over 30 years, but it was truly a wonderful experience. They have a wet steam room, a dry steam room which I didn't even know existed, and a hot tub that I think is safe to say the hottest hot tub I have ever been in I think 10 minutes was all I could handle at one time, if that.
The wet steam room when I first walked in was overwhelmingly hot, taking a deep breath was not happening right away and it smelled of eucalyptus which was nice. I think it's safe to say if you have any type of congestion going on 10 minutes in that room will clear you right up, plus you sweat like crazy, obviously the point. After the wet steam room, you head into the dry sauna which is just that DRY and HOT. After the dry sauna we went to the hot tub and relaxed there for a few I sat in front of the jets which felt good on my sore calf muscles truly a great way to help any type of muscle soreness you have going on. They also have a woman on staff who does salt scrubs so I indulged in that after 2 rounds of wet sauna, dry sauna, and hot tub. My skin feels AMAZING!
It was also a very liberating experience, while you get a sheet to walk around in I think I saw maybe one person using it. Every woman in there embracing every part of their body proudly it was awesome, and the way it should be. This is a great way to get out of that comfort zone of hiding behind a towel. I think we spend too much time hating things about our bodies, it's the one we are given and we should embrace it!
Staying hydrated while in there and then once you leave is very important. I was pretty tired by the end of the day sweating out any toxins I had in my body no doubt left me feeling a little lethargic, but for a good cause. The hubby was kind enough to cook dinner since all I wanted to do was lay on the couch and read!
Okay! On to the details of the day. . . .
Day 43 Diet: Had a pretty fab day on this!!
Breakfast: Kale smoothie
Snack: Nuts & dried fruit mix
Lunch: Broccoli & Protein Shake
Snack: Tuna (out of the can again) & Apple
Dinner: Grilled Ahi & Asparagus
After Dinner Snack: Apple
Day 43 Workout: So I realized today that my Tabata workouts are starting to get a little easier than they used to be. . . . .Weeeeeeeee!!!! So what this means, well I now need to start picking exercises that challenge me a little more or increase my time from 20 minutes to 30. Haven't decided on that yet but I will put that into play next week.
Tabata Workout: Back, Legs & Cardio
Tabata 1: TRX Pistol Squats & Mountain Climbers
Tabata 2: Inverted Rows & Modified Bosu Burpees (no overhead press with this one due to shoulder)
Tabata 3: Lateral Lunge to Curtsy Lunge & Mountain Climbers
Tabata 4: TRX Muscle Ups & Modified Bosu Burpees