The holidays are over, a new year has begun and, for me, that means getting back on track with my calorie and nutrition goals. As technology advances, I’m constantly impressed with its ability to make my life easier – and that includes in areas of nutrition and fitness. Here are some haikus about fitness-related things I’m thankful for this week.
Day 26: Write about an area in your life that you’d like to improve.
I would like to be in better shape. Granted, this is probably the best shape I’ve been in during my whole life–and I’m thankful for that!–but I’d like to be fit. I don’t need to be “Linda Carter from Terminator II” ripped (although I wouldn’t complain) but currently I’m not “fit”, I just weigh less than I did previously.
I’ve been taking some risks lately, primarily with my workouts. I purchased a subscription to Classpass, a service that lets you take up to three classes at each participating fitness studio per month (unlimited classes overall but three per studio “brand”). In the last week I’ve taken a Pilates reformer class, two TRX classes, two barre classes, spinning, and “surfset“. They were all challenging in different ways and really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I learned that I love the reformer and TRX classes but also enjoy the balance challenges of surfset, things I may not have tried otherwise.
The theme of today’s ‘Monday Motivation’ is risk. Doing new activities improves your outlook and can expand your horizons in unexpected ways! Find a way to step outside of your comfort zone this week, whether it’s something large or small.