Exercise Challenges

Author: Encouragement & Exercise (Japan iFit Series) πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

I’ve been doing a 12 part, Japan iFit Cycling series this month. It’s iFit’s challenge for the month of February. I am four workouts away from finishing. I am very excited to see what iFit mails me for completing the challenge. I’m hoping for a t-shirt but would be thrilled by a gold star sticker at this point. ⭐

For anyone looking to start exercising, here are three encouraging thoughts to consider:

  1. Exercise does get easier the more you do it. I mean this both mentally and physically. Eventually you will want to exercise. Working out makes you better and stronger, physically, mentally and spiritually. It’s a gift to your body as a whole in so many ways.
  2. Think of exercise as a privilege, not as something you have to do. I’m borrowing this from iFit trainer Ashley Paulson, the trainer leading the Japan series. This little mental switch is gold. It’s really helped me reframe my cycling.
  3. Another thing Ms. Paulson said: you will have good workouts and bad workouts. It’s okay. Give yourself grace and keep showing up. You can do this.

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Exercise Challenges

Author: Biking in Bamboo Forest (iFit Cycling) & Act of Kindness πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Today I did my second ride in the iFit Japan series. I’m doing a challenge to complete this series this month. At the end, iFit will be mailing me some kind of a reward. I’m very excited. πŸ˜‰

But for the life of me, I can’t find the iFit Japan playlist, so that I can follow the exercise series in order. Today my trainer greeted me with: “We’re on our eighth ride today and it’s one of our harder ones! Lots of incline and we’re going to be doing three and four minute intervals. Are you ready for this? Come on, let’s go!”

I think I heard my guardian angel laugh at me.

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Blogmas 2019

Blogmas Day 6 & 7: Cycling & Peacock People πŸ¦šπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

I ran out of time yesterday, so I doubled up my biking today. One hour and a few extra minutes for eating junk food yesterday. It was a weak moment.Β  Go team. πŸ˜πŸ‘

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