Fit-my e-ring again-ness III

Today, I want to talk about the steam room function in the shower at our flat. We have lived here in Kazakhstan for over a year and it took me this long to appreciate a good steam in the negative degree winters.

I am not a doctor and not qualified to give medical advice. That said, I love using the steam room for work out recovery. It takes awhile for it to reach the appointed heat. As such I always fire it up during my workout or as soon as I get home from the gym. I set it to 45 degrees Celsius, which is about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the high end of what I read to be recommended.

There is a timer on it and I generally jump in when there is a manageable amount of time left. The temperature the steam shower has reached depends on how long I stay in; usually no longer than fifteen minutes. I can see the Pamper Pirate’s playpen and crib from the glass, so I am constantly wiping down the glazed panels, knocking on the glass, and waving to our nugget.

I think this is preparing me to take a Bikram class.

This week, I went to the embassy gym twice and worked out with weights twice. My goal is to increase the distance covered within the 65 minute window I spend on the treadmill until I work up to running a ten minute mile pace for sixty minutes. I am trying to increase in minimal increments, in order to not hurt myself.


sweatshirt: Bonfire // sweatpants: J.Crew // coat: Canada Goose // gaiter: Lululemon



sweatshirt: Etsy // sweatpants: Amalli Talli // coat: Canada Goose // gaiter: Lululemon



top: Lululemon // shorts: Lululemon // weights: Bala (also here, here, and here)



top: Lululemon // shorts: Lululemon // weights: Bala (also here, here, and here) // bangles: Bala (also here and here) // bands: Bala (also here and here) // ring: Bala (also here, here, and here)



sweatshirt: Worthy Threads (also here) // bike shorts: Loveshackfancy x Beach Riot // weights: Bala (also here, here, and here) // bangles: Bala (also here and here)




Let’s meet back here next week, same time same place, for a check in?

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