Find Your Soul

December 30, 2014


This past Sunday, I was invited to check out SoulCycle, a boutique indoor cycling class. I don’t even remember when the last time I stepped foot in a gym, so I was a little hesitant to go, but of course I couldn’t say no to my siblings who were pushing me to go. 

We arrived at the Palo Alto location at 11:40am with 5 minutes to spare to check-in, register, put our stuff in the locker, snap on our shoes, and hop on our bike. I’ve never done this before, so I had no idea how to snap my shoes into the stationary bike. I held my hand up and one of the assistants helped me adjust my bike and snapped me in. I was ready to go!


Our instructor’s name was Bea. She was so beautiful and fit. Being around her energy and spirit, I knew she was a true #lotuswoman

We started off our 45 workout session with a warm-up ride. I was only 5 minutes in and I started to get worried how I would make it through the rest of the class, I was already sweating like crazy and feeling tired. I spotted the exit door and starting plotting my escape. As if Bea was reading my mind, she said the words “You are here for a reason. Don’t give up. You were meant to be here.” Whoa, was she talking to me?! “Be the person you were meant to be. Love yourself. Find yourself.” These words sunk in and right then and there I realized I need to do this for myself, my health, and well-being. So, I kept riding on my own pace, closed my eyes, and let the music move me. 


It was the toughest yet most inspiring 45-minutes ever! I felt like a new person. “This is the last week of 2014, make these next few days memorable.” Why wait until the new year to make a positive and healthier change in your life? Everyday is a chance to make yourself a better version of you. I’m excited to book my next SoulCycle class. Who wants to ride?
-Ria


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