5:46am. I have all of 14 minutes to publish this before racing out the door to my 6:15am SoulCycle class. I'm a wee bit obsessed. Not just with SoulCycle, but with Physique 57, too. And working out in general. I even tried a Barre Burn class this week at the behest of my friend. It was freaking hard.
Anyway. I am remembering (again) how connected physical health and mental health are. I just feel so much better when I sneak in a workout and really, truly sweat. It takes me back to me beloved days as an athlete in high school and I am just happier after, more awake, energetic, inspired even.
Yes, I think this is all part of a bigger plan to feel good and strong and clear. This not-drinking-for-now fits really nicely with this work-out-like-a-fiend bit. We will see how long I can keep this up. Again, for now is my focus.
Oh, and the really cool thing about SoulCycle, the spin class I'm off to in a few? It's done in a dark room with candles and loud music and an uber-fit instructor who is as concerned about cycling our souls as he/she is our bodies. Forget your day. Spin the way you want to live your life. Some people might find this hokey or silly, but I kind of love it. Therapy on a bike, no?
Anyway, just a little post which really is a little ode to exercise.
UPDATE 7:52am - Back from spin. Sweaty and wrangling girls. Feeling sick again with the news. To all my friends and family in the Boston area... Please stay safe.
Do you exercise these days? How often and what do you do? Do you feel like exercise is critical to mental health and happiness? Are you a big group fitness person? Anyone a SpinCycle or Physique 57 devotee?