Monday, February 25, 2013

My Soul Cycle

     My roommate is obsessed with Soul Cycle. I mean obsessed. She will come home the 45-minute pump-up cycling class and go on and on about how fabulous it was for longer than it took her to finish the class in the first place. Initially, I'll admit a little part of me wanted to smack her and tell her that no fitness routine was that exciting. But after a while, I realized that being that excited about exercise wasn't something to get annoyed over: it was something to strive for.
     It's hard to be excited about working out. I mean, the gym's fun and all but nothing to go crazy over. But that's when exercise gets hard. When working out is a chore, you're going to be less likely to do it. But when you find something that you can get excited about, you'll be more likely to follow through.
     Now, finding a workout that inspires you is more easily said than done. Start by trying something new with friends. My sorority sisters and I hit up Crunch for a fitness class last week. Struggling through a routine with friends can make it all the more fun. Maybe schedule a run with someone you haven't talked to in a while or plan a work-out then brunch date with your roommate. Make your workout something that you get excited about. Schedule it into your calendar and take some time to get yourself mentally psyched. Maybe one day, we can all find our soul cycle.