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 "chronologically-enriched" clients about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle and preventing injury. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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