Start your new active lifestyle by taking it one day at a time. You know, walk before you run.
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Huxley
Most important… it’s about inspiring others to get the results they are striving for. Each person’s journey is personal. My hope is that at the end of each class every person leaves thinking “I can’t wait to take another BodyPump class”.
The difference now is that I know what to do. When things get tough instead of turning to Ben & Jerry for comfort I hit the gym for an endorphins and serotonin boost.
Where is that damn fitbattle ball that I lost sight of? (you know… keep your eyes on the ball! be the ball!)
What did I do? I choked a bit, fought with the microphone trying get it to work, lost my place in the choreography, eventually got back on track and gave in to the microphone. The warm up was the longest five and a half minutes of my life (at least this year).
I’ve learned that you cannot (as hard as you try) compartmentalize your life. If one thing is off balance (or not quite right) it throws everything else off.
Right now I’m on a vacation from BodyPump. I pushed myself very hard both physically and mentally preparing for the video.
I’ll tell you what…just like everything in life…it’s not nearly as easy as it looks.
Working out is as much mental as it is physical. Learning to push your body requires a great deal of discipline. There’s a fine line between between doing more (a few more reps, maybe only one more) and failure (unable to push through one more rep).