I have two riders Nicole (above) and Amanda who rock out with me several mornings at 7am. Before they can even wipe of their sweat, they’ll insta-everything and say “This is how strong people start their day.” Words they hear from me and make it a reality for themselves. Way to go ladies.
In the past I’ve proclaimed (yes, proclaimed) how I don’t do resolutions because I believe each day I should try to improve myself, grow stronger in some way, allow change, etc. But this year, I actually feel like I need to set a fitness goals for myself. It’s too easy to just teach 10 classes a week. Seriously, it is. I really feel like now that body is comfortable with that, it wants a new challenge. So here’s how I feel strong starting out this new year. I will:
- Wear my heart rate monitor. It’s the smartest thing I can do and will help guide me through my workouts.
- Lift weights one day a week. This is to build strength. My muscles have endurance by riding, but they aren’t getting stronger BECAUSE I take it easy so I can teach all week long.
- Yoga 2 days a week. I don’t want to get back to where my muscles are so tight they ache. That’s how I felt before I left for vacation.
- Boxing one day a week. First of all, it’s fun and I miss it. Also, the activity is a great way to push my heart rate to its limit. Again, SOULCYCLE will do that, but I can’t push myself to exhaustion when I have to talk.
Ambitious, but I’m going to give it a shot!
Now your turn. Go ahead, don’t be afraid of what you want. I believe most people fear change in some way, even if they want it. As I always tell my riders, the only thing holding you back…..is you.Tweet this!