I recently read an article in Fitness Magazine and I wanted to share the basics of it because it’s so true. Some of you may have read this article, so it may look familiar, if not it’s in the February issue of Fitness titled ‘The Perfect Match’.
The author starts off by saying how she is in Spin class and simply has had enough, no longer is enjoying it and so she walks out. Later that night she finds herself counting all of her ‘fitness heartbreaks’ and how so often she’s finding herself leaving classes early or simply is bored. As she lays there looking at her fiancé in bed, she realizes that she succeeded in making that relationship work, which was no easy task due to having a long distance relationship at first, so why couldn’t she make a fitness relationship work? What would she have to do to find a workout she loves?
Then the idea came to her. What if she treated exercise like a relationship and applied all the same tools needed to make love last? This way, she could find her one true love or as Chalene says, her Soul Mate Workout – same idea.
She recruited her friends help to introduce her to new workouts, just like friends set you up on dates with new men. She found herself in Hula Hoop class, boxing, etc. never saying no to these fitness ‘blind dates’. She kept moving forward with new classes but still not finding the one she connected with – until a friend introduced her to Pilates.
She walked in feeling wary. She had heard of Pilates but wasn’t exactly sure what she was in store for. As the class moved forward, she found her body responding to the moves and as she left class, she was looking forward to going back! She couldn’t help but wonder…was this the start of something wonderful?
While she was excited about her new crush, butterflies and all, she couldn’t help but think of past breakups and then reminded herself the foundation needs to be built slowly. She continued with Pilates once a week but wasn’t ready to commit, so she dabbled in other routines at the same time, making sure she wasn’t missing out on anything. As she moved forward, she was feeling uninspired by all the new ‘dates’ and yet yearning for more Pilates, especially because she was learning more moves and her instructor noticed her getting stronger.
But just like everything, the honeymoon phase ends. After a few months, she found herself having commitment issues. The new commute to work cut into gym time and then she pulled a muscle while attempting a new move. This made her question if the relationship was meant to be. Instead of giving up though, she headed out in search of a new haunt realizing that the hurdles would only strengthen her devotion to Pilates.
She made changes in her schedule to make it to the studio before her commute and told herself that if she did in fact miss a class for ‘me’ time, that it’s fine because no single day in a long-term romance defines it. She was doing what was necessary to make this new love work and rather than getting frustrated by new moves and throwing in the towel, she’s learning to embrace them and let them help her love grow, which ultimately created a more serious relationship.
Ok, how funny is this that the two are so similar? Reading that story made me really think that I went through the same thing before finding Turbo Fire. I use to go to the gym, run, hop on the elliptical, take spin class, all of which were great, but I wasn’t excited about it. Then, I was introduced to my true love and nothing has been the same. I had an instant connection with Turbo – the dancing, booty popping, punching, kicking, etc, – it was all my style and we were a perfect fit. Once I started going to LIVE Turbo classes, my love was deepened. Now, two years later it’s still my go to workout. Since I’m resetting I can’t do any vigorous workouts and man I miss it. I so badly want to go to a turbo kick class, but I’m being a good girl and playing by the rules…
Don’t get use to it!