Thoughts from an 8 To The Bar Intern
8 to the Bar: The Happiest Medium I’ve Ever Known
Some would say I have an obsession, an addiction. Others question how I do it. A few even ask me why. But to me, it’s just a part of my day. It’s my lifestyle.
Exercise is my ultimate kryptonite. I don’t feel like myself if I go more than a couple days without it. Whether I’m vibing in a SoulCycle class or doing intervals on a treadmill, when my body’s moving and my heart is racing, I’m glowing––and no, it’s not just sweat.
But the hardest part about exercising for me isn’t the weights I lift, the added turn on the bike, or the extra mile. The hardest part of exercising comes after.
This is my dilemma: when I leave a barre class or hop off a machine at the gym, I’m almost instantly hungry. I know I need to eat something substantial to give myself the nutrients and energy I need to keep on with my day, but I don’t want to wipe out all the work just put in. For so long, I would grab some nuts after working out, but I would be get hungry again five minutes later. Then, I moved on to eating an apple and I would still find myself feeling hungry. When that didn’t work, I decided to try to have a full meal after exercising, but this just resulted in a massive stomach ache and me feeling like I’m about to explode.
But after much search and a tremendous amount of trial and error, I think I’ve finally found my happy-medium.
8 to the Bar granola is not only gluten-free and packed with wholesome ingredients, it is also dairy free, non-GMO, and all natural. On top of being so good for you, it is filling and delicious and energizing and versatile––you can dip it in yogurt, crumble it on a salad, or eat it plain.
As someone who appreciates good food, especially when it’s good for me, I can honestly say that 8 to the Bar has changed my health-centric life. I don’t know where I’d be without it, except probably with a stomach ache and feeling unsatisfied.
Written by Charlotte Caccamise