When I entered the Introjuicing event with Currys, I thought to myself, Edita Lozovska, what are you doing amongst these superfit #fitbloggers? You are nothing more than a fashion blogger and your fitness level is most accurately described as tragic compared to the girls.
But what’s a blogger without a challenge?
And so, I changed into my gym gear and put a brave face on. I even managed to fit in. We first listened to a quick nutrition talk by Derry Temple where he spoke to us about the pros and cons of juicing. It was interesting to know that despite me thinking that juicing was the devil and smoothie-making was the healthier choice – it is not quite as black and white. Apparently if you decide to try juicing, you may want to opt for green veggies instead of fruit. The unfortunate reason for it is fructose, which translated to us mere mortals means sugar. Natural sugar but still sugar. That sucks. However, if you are keen on some healthier natch juice, throw in kale, broccoli, rocket and anything else that looks green (and is a vegetable, green gummy bears are not on the list) and you will get a nutritious concoction sans the sugar high.
Juicing is also great for days when you feel sad or just down right pissed off. This is not Derry’s insight, by the way, this is my own tried and tested observation. Hearing that smash-smash-grate-grate sound can be an uplifting experience especially when picturing the reason of your aggression as that broccoli that is getting juiced. Fabulous.
Now that we have covered both the psychological and nutritional benefits of juicing, we can move on to my first ever Body Conditioning experience. I have done Body Combat and Body Balance before but I have never tried Conditioning, so I was a bit apprehensive, considering that I YouTubed it only to find cry-smiling body builders mercilessly completing intense exercises. Cry-smiling means feeling so much pain and discomfort but still smiling because, hey they are getting paid for this video. Luckily, this Body Conditioning class was nothing like my video research. The class was a perfect mix of intense and challenging and I probably will never stop feeling like a failing porn star when doing a set of burpees. The experience was loads of fun because of my fellow bloggers. They were the best bunch ever! Plus – I found out that my fitness level is not tragic after all, more like there is a lot to be desired. And that’s an improvement.
I enjoyed the event so much, our energy could just blow up the room, nay the entire gym. Good thing we used this energy for the greater good. And by that I mean an endless stream of #sweatyselfies on Twitter and Instagram.
Thanks for having me over, Joe Blogs Network & Currys!