Then I Got Moving
I was determined to be more active and wrote out specific goals that would help me with that. I checked off two of those pretty easily: I purchased a bicycle — something I'd been meaning to do for years — for leisurely rides through the neighborhood. And I took more walks in the evening.
Additionally, I invested in a subscription to ClassPass beginning in April, which allowed me to easily explore new classes. I'm proud to say that I've taken nearly 80 classes since then. For those doing the math, that's an average of three to four classes per week, and, yes, I feel amazing. My favorite classes are Pure Barre and an all-women's boxing class called Jabz. This was a change from my usual "at home" workout sessions, and I think I benefited greatly from the community aspect of both classes.
Given that, I also pulled the trigger more quickly on local and national events and opportunities that infused exercise into my routine. This made exercise and health something to really look forward to. I signed up for a local yoga class in an abandoned church, attended West Palm Beach's District Fit event where I took and fell in love with my first barre class, stayed at Golden Door where I took 10 fitness classes in four days, and married the experience of a music festival and exercise at W Hotel Hollywood's Wake Up Call Festival. (Shadow-boxing on a roof at 8 a.m.? So rad.)