Last week, I took my first heated mat pilates class of the new year at Flex Studios. It wasn’t just my first class of 2024, but rather my first class in a long while…and I felt it the next day.
Back when I used to work in an office, stopping at Flex on my way home from work to take a class was a way of life. But now that I work from home, I’m not as motivated to make time for a workout class, which might sound strange since I have the flexibility to make my own schedule. However, taking the class the other day made me realize just how much I needed to get back into a regular workout routine. I used to be able to do this 50-minute workout in a room heated to 94 degrees without flinching. But this time, I was struggling to make it through. On top of the pace of the class and the heat in the room, I decided to add Bala ankle weights to my workout, which made everything infinitely harder. While I pushed through the workout, it wasn’t until the next day when I couldn’t move out of bed, that I realized how much I needed to move my body more and add more cardio into my routine.
It’s funny how easy it is to fall out of a routine isn’t it? They said it takes at least 30 days to form a new habit, but clearly, it doesn’t take that long to break it. Since I have yet to work on my goals for the new year, I’m starting by adding this one to my list. Who wants to be my accountability buddy here? I always feel so much better when I move my body, and I love going to boutique workout classes, but winter and hibernation mode has gotten me off my game. So, one of my goals will be to hit a workout class at least once a week (of course, I’ll also be riding and continuing my sanity strolls when it’s not freezing out).
How’s your workout motivation starting off in the new year?