Balance. Today was the last workout of Week 1. Stretching and recovery workouts, are the ones people skip most often. Taking 20 minutes to "stretch" seems like a waste, no?
For me, it's kind of like celebrating accomplishments. I get so wrapped up in what's next, what's coming, that I rarely stop, breathe and celebrate. Like in fitness, sometimes your body needs it. Yes, it definitely needs it.
I am a believer in at-home workouts, and I believe in the power of following a program, especially a new one. So here's my take on it so far, and what I think this 6-week experience holds for me, and could for anyone who tries it: 🌿it's 20 minutes, but it isn't easy. You will be pushed to get the most out of every minute. No time to waste. I keep thinking - wait, that's not enough. I will dig deeper and pus harder in those moments. 🌿No one expects you to be as fast as Shaun T. You're supposed to push your pace, not his. Not mine. Not super fit Monica's on Instagram. 🌿It's not like any step class I ever imagined. I was expecting the leg work, but really surprised at the core work (but that's Shaun T for you.) 🌿The program doesn't end when the 20 minutes does. You end up taking the motivation and reflection that is demanded of you into your day. You start to reflect on how your fitness journey mirrors the rest of your life, and how investing in yourself - physically, mentally, emotionally - pays big dividends. 🌿It's accessible and sustainable. You don't have to live in LA to work with this amazing trainer, and you don't have to pay a ton of money, either. And you don't have to leave your house to get it done (or in my case, your hotel room). Plus, you still have time for fun things, like powder days, 50 degree runs, and curling! 🌿It's going to sweep the country. Are you ready to and join me?