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Rachelle Hynes

Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Waffle-y Fast: Pre-Ride Breakfast

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Keep calm and waffle on

Setting yourself up for success means nutrition, in a big way. The food you eat the night before your ride will be in your system the next day—so make sure to eat a healthy dinner with a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and plant-based protein.

On the day of your ride, having a good meal approximately two hours beforehand will help top up your glycogen stores, so that you can set off on your ride with a full tank of fuel. This Zesty waffle recipe is a nice treat to add to your morning pre-ride breakfast routine. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Love & Relationships/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

Relationships that Flow

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Navigating the ebbs and flows

Life doesn’t always give us what we want, and the more we resist, the harder things become. Like a stream, when the flow encounters obstacles, it shifts, repositions and keeps flowing forward. If we can learn to be like the stream, we will bring much more ease to life’s ups and downs.

Going with the flow isn’t about dismissing your needs or not caring, it’s about being flexible with the inevitable twists and turns that may arise along the way. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Career/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

The Art of Risk-Taking

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Take the risk or lose the chance

Many of life’s greatest achievements require stepping outside our comfort zone. Whether it’s tackling a technical trail feature, overcoming a fear of starting a business, investing money in your future, or putting yourself out there for a relationship—many of life’s most rewarding experiences come as a result of taking risks.

The fear of doing something wrong is a huge factor that holds people back, and so we often choose the safer approach and just stick with what’s worked in the past. The question is what is good risk-taking and what is bad? Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Meaning & Passion/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mountain Biking

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The cadence of freedom

My legs find their flow, round and round in the cadence of freedom. I begin to notice beauty everywhere. Life becomes simple, existing within and for this moment only…

Mountain biking for some is like a religion, an on-going adventure, and the way to freedom. It can help us to avoid getting caught up in our thoughts and our worries; bringing a whole new perspective into focus. When riding, we remain centred, blending mindfulness with movement; the bicycle is one of the greatest teachers we have. Continue Reading…

Career/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Navigating the Skinny: The moment and the trajectory

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Whether you think you can, or think you can’t… you’re right.

Planning ahead whilst still living in the moment can be confusing. Much like riding a skinny, there must be an awareness of where you want to go, consideration of your immediate surroundings and self-awareness; a focus in the moment, and positioning for your trajectory. Continue Reading…