Happy March and Happy Friday everybody!
As you can tell from half the title of this post, it is Day 1 of my March Challenge! – 30 classes in 30 days at TruFusion. TruFusion is a gym that offers a variety of classes including yoga, pilates, bootcamp, TRX, battle ropes, spinning and more. What makes them unique is that some of the classes are heated to turn up the intensity. I’ve been a member for about three years and I’ve never before seen the kind of results I’ve gotten from taking classes there. The vibe is amazing too. Instructors and students alike work to encourage and push each other to find their personal edges. I love it. It’s an addiction.
The other half of the title was not originally there. In fact, this post was written last night and all I had to do was make a few updates and hit publish to be done. Instead, I am now completely rewriting the entire thing and happy to be doing so to share something I learned this morning.
I have Friday night plans so I knew I needed to get my class done early in the morning before work. When my alarm went off at 5am this morning, I got up, walked into the bathroom, took my phone off the charger, hit snooze and got back into bed. After eight minutes of a snoozed alarm and an internal debate, the following phrase popped into my head “If you don’t start on Day 1, what’s the point?”
Woah, okay Jess, kind of harsh. But exactly what I needed to get my butt out of bed and to 6am Bootcamp. The class was amazing and I felt so strong and ready to take on the rest of the challenge ahead. 1 out of 30 completed within the first 12 hours of the month!
And now that I’ve officially started, I’m that much more motivated to keep going. I see my biggest obstacles as a couple of weekends when friends are coming to town and a few random week-night commitments here and there. Working out in the morning is going to have to be a new priority for me. I normally don’t love doing this but I was able to make it work successfully today so I already see that as progress.
In addition, I’m going to have to double up and do two classes in one day when I can. I plan on starting that this weekend in order to get ahead of schedule. Is it going to be tough? Absolutely…but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get to where you want to be.
To ensure I get through this challenge, I’m also going to be focusing on my “off-field training” which includes sleep, nutrition and mental status. Making it to and completing the workout is only half the battle. They say abs are made in the kitchen, sleep aids in weight loss and positive input is needed daily to encourage motivation. By paying attention to these pieces along with the physical challenge, I plan on having a successful month.
How are you challenging yourself this month? Let me know!