Working it Out

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Finding the right fitness routine can be difficult, especially when you aren’t “fitness inclined.” When I actually started to work out  (or wanted to start working out) I was 20. I had gained the freshman 15, and it was time to make a change. I tried gyms, running and yoga. Nothing ever really “stuck,” and my pattern of “go hard for 2 weeks and then quit/get bored” continued until I was 25. On October 18, 2013 everything changed. I clicked my shoes into my first spin class, and the rest is history. I was addicted. Spinning for me has become therapy. Riding in the dark to candlelight, with loud music, and the most inspiring instructors keeps me coming back. In 2014, I tried to join a popular gym in Santa Monica, and my pattern quickly returned. This proved to me that I still do not like “working out,” I just love the fitness community that took me 5+ years to find. I now spin 2 to 4 times a week, depending on my schedule and am the thinnest I have ever been. For me, it was never about “weight loss,” although that is the cherry on top. Finding a work out that I love has made me feel healthy, strong, athletic, and powerful. I feel like I can do anything, and I actually look forward to working out. In addition to spinning, I also take classes at Pure Barre and I enjoy hiking on the weekends with my husband. Spinning changed the way I view “working out,” and I am so grateful every day to finally have a fitness routine I love. What workout, works for you?

 

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