To kick off the New Year this January, I decided to do the Flywheel Get Fit with FLY Challenge. I thought this would be a great time to burn off those extra holiday indulgences that I enjoyed too much. (I know you spurged on them too, don’t deny it:-). So off I went. I kept thinking this was going to be easy. I had done one Flywheel Challenge before so I had this one in the bag….. 4 Flywheel classes a week for 4 weeks and follow the custom daily nutrition plan. No biggie….I had Meghan Lee as my fabulous coach to encourage me and this amazing clean-eating plan to guide me. It started off great. I was more aware of my eating and loved the flywheel classes but then, LIFE happened. Yep, you know it. It happens all the time. Our amazingly planned out schedule falls apart. Over these 4 weeks of my challenge, that’s exactly what happened.
First, I took on additional work which made me much busier. Then, I caught a really bad cold. Yep, just a virus. I had to ride it out…. Next, (a little fun) I had planned a much overdue trip with my mom to NYC. We had a fabulous time together and did our best to stay on the clean-eating plan, but it was New York, people, and I was out of town for 4 days. After that my husband got the flu. You know how sickly our men are? I spent that week trying to help him get better, avoid him, and keep the rest of us healthy. Yes, Lysol was my very best friend. Then it was that Super Bowl party. I tried to eat healthier, but it can be tough at parties. After that, I promised I would attend the first grade field trip and volunteer in both classes that week. The next week, more work & school meetings than I could handle of course. Then my husband had a 5 day meeting over a weekend. Yes, so when I normally get my workouts caught up over the weekend, I couldn’t make that work because I didn’t have anyone to watch the kiddos. One day I did get a babysitter so I could make it to class. (I know I’m not the only one who’s done this before.) Lastly, I had a sick child one week during that time too.
The bottom line is LIFE HAPPENS, we try to plan out our day and fit everything in, but LIFE HAPPENS all around us and things change, schedules get altered and that’s ok. That’s life. We adjust, we persevere, we continue in this busy life of ours. As every year goes by, I’ve realized that I have to be more intentional. I have to be intentional with my faith, my family, my work, my friends, my exercise, my eating, and my time. If I am not, the day just gets away from me and life goes on and I get left behind.
So…this is why signing up and committing to doing a Flywheel Challenge is so worth it. Life won’t slow down for us, but because I committed to doing the GET FIT WITH FLY I kept going. I made it work. That’s what I liked about the Challenge this time. It kept be going, kept me focused on getting it done. I wasn’t competing with anyone else. It was only with myself. I wasn’t stressing over loosing inches and pounds either. I focused on getting good workouts in and trying to eat clean. After, I was finished, I felt great. I was stronger and leaner.
It’s so easy to put yourself and your workouts on the back burner sometimes when life gets busy. We take care of everyone else, we put family first, we make work a priority, we attend those school meetings, we volunteer, we drive carpool and more carpool and so on. You catch my drift. The one thing we don’t always do is make staying fit a priority. I have tried to do this for years now because I’m not me when I don’t workout. I’m just not. Working out is needed for my overall physical and mental health, I need it.
So, if you have the chance, challenge yourself in SOMETHING. Flywheel happens to be one thing that I like or maybe it’s running or walking or changing your eating, but find something to challenge yourself with and commit to it! You won’t be disappointed for being intentional in your decisions. It’s your life, take charge of it!
You can find Flywheel Charlotte at:
2907 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
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