Monday Motivation

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This past weekend I learned an important lesson: Always listen to my gut first!

Sunday morning I taught my first indoor cycling class at a new studio, with sub-average performance.  When I agreed to teach this class the week prior, I did not feel 100% ready for this new leadership opportunity.  My “training wheels” were still on.  However, with my determination and passion, I took on the role.

As the week progressed, I became more stressed, overwhelmed, and fatigued…

Sunday morning arrived.

While I was physically prepared with a great class profile, featuring a new iPad application, I was not mentally ready.  I did not have the mindset to teach the class on this given day.

The take home message as we begin a new week:

If you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or fatigued, do not push yourself to continue.  Listen to your mind, trust your gut, and give your body a break.  Recover.  Start fresh the following week, day, hour, or minute (depending on the task at hand).

Have a wonderful week!

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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