August 30, 2015... that's the day I realized I lost 18 pounds since joining Surge Cycling. Earlier this year, in April, I had a WTF moment when I weighed myself and the scale said 197 pounds. I had the immediate thought.... “I need to get this under control!”. Around this same time my friend Jarrin (you know him as the Hip Hop Cycle dancing machine, lol) would post selfies on Facebook of him at Surge. Since it looked like a lot of fun and it was a couple minutes away from my home, I figured I'd ask him about it and see if I could go sometime. Fast forward almost five months later and I'm usually hitting up 5-8 classes a week.
I think it's important to not view fitness/health as a one size fits all model. Instead, figure out what works for you and go for it. Part of that is knowing your own limitations. For me, it's the fact that I can get extremely lazy about working out and also bored with it, if I do it on my own. So my solution is having a group/social fitness environment and also having a place close by (Surge). I also recently added healthier eating. One of my problems in the past, was always doing one or the other. When I would work out, that gave me an excuse to eat whatever I wanted. When I would eat healthy, that would give me an excuse to not have to work out. Finally combining both has worked wonders. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Yes. So find what works for you, and do it.