Yes, this was a big deal for me. In the past I use to come across the building splashed in yellow on my social media timeline. I always thought to myself, “Hmmm, one day I’ll give this place a try”. Now I am no where near close to being a gym rat, but I have realized that health is definitely wealth. I think it is important to challenge and push your body to do things that are out of the norm. A coworker of mine encouraged me to join her and I agreed. The whole day I was dreading going. Thinking of ways to bail out or come up with a good enough of excuse but it never happened. When the clock stroke 5:30pm it was game time. Suddenly, I was surrounded by all these cycling experts ready to get their soul cycle on for the hundredth time.
Class had begun and everyone started peadling for their life including my coworker. I soon began speeding up my peadling in an attempt to catch up with the class. I was panting, out of breath, ready to wave the white flag. But then I realized in that moment there was no need to rush. Who was I in a race with? These cyclists who didn’t even know my name? I changed my speed, went at my own pace and enjoyed the class. I realized when I started focusing on my own rhythm, the class became more enjoyable. I was in my own soul cycle zone.
In life, we get caught up with being where someone else is that we lose sight of our own goals. We tend to think our pace is too slow, not fast enough. But if we embrace what we are doing, we will realize there is so much to learn, so much more growth we need to acquire before we are taken to the next level. So celebrate and enjoy the pace, your heart and soul will thank you. ❤️