Body Movin': My Experience with the Fit
What is the Fit?
Remember how I said I wanted to write about other women who inspire me? I am fortunate enough to know Lindsay from Find Where You Fit which is an awesome fitness blog based in Columbus. She hosts fitness events and travels around studios finding great classes. She is also a physical therapist so she writes about the science of working out and the mind-body connection. She decided to create a personalized program called the Fit where she matches people to their interests with studios in Columbus and creates a community of accountability. You can get to meet with her, set a plan, get private gym experiences, fitness discounts, goodies (hey!), and accountability with other people and Lindsay. It’s a really great concept and I am so excited to be a part of it.
We need body rockin’ not perfection
We met in Bexley around Bexley Yoga and there was ample parking. I know, I know, parking shouldn’t be a huge deal but it is to me. Fun fact, since having a kid the less stressful an event the better. Also, Bexley was really convenient for me because I work downtown. It was right off of Main Street in the heart of Bexley. We went to a private room and discussed our goals one on one. One thing I really like about Lindsay is that she is all about enjoying movement and making things fun. I’ve written about my leeriness with fitness culture and my lack of motivation to work out. I think accountability communities are a great idea and will get more people working out. You get to set your own fitness goals and health goals. Never once did Lindsay mention my weight or working out to lose an x amount of pounds. We talked about what my goals are and basically, it’s body acceptance (I brought it up. I’m struggling right now) and moderation (I’ve been baking a lot more and stuck in the house). Lindsay said what works for her is to bake something (like a tray of brownies) have about a third of it out and freeze the rest. That way you can only eat what you need and if you want it again you have to wait a few hours. GENIUS. Since talking to her about moderation, I’ve been a little more cautious about my sugar intake. For example, I limited the number of cookies I ate today. I wasn’t perfect but I stopped while I was ahead. I had a kind man buy me a donut recently since I apparently ate one more often than not at the front desk. I love food guys. I love coffee and donuts. There’s nothing wrong with that but I feel better when I’m not overanxious from too much caffeine and sugar. She also suggested fitness suggestions in my budget and interest level. Since I already have a trainer and a back issue I need low impact less expensive fitness classes. We worked out a plan that fit with my schedule and what I wanted to do and I am so excited about starting with her. This is highly suggested for people who want to explore Columbus and try new things. She checked out my movements and gave me some exercises to work on. One thing I really liked is that I had told her about my back issues and she asked if she could feel my back while I did squats. She gave me some exercises to work on my back muscles so the larger muscles aren’t tensing as much. I felt better when I left and I’m really excited to try this.
Let your spine unwind, just take a risk
So the plan, for now, is to find yoga classes and dance classes that I can take during the weekend. I also am doing this for the social aspect because motherhood is great but it can be isolating. I need to get back in my yoga practice (which goes through stages). I love it but then stop doing it when I feel overwhelmed. I was doing it just about every day and then I got pregnant with Rhys. I’m excited to try dance classes because they seem fun. I just want to try something new. I’ve heard these are really fun and they were my favorite part of getting my steps in. I also am looking forward to the social aspect of this as well. Being a mom can be a little isolating, not saying I don’t love my son and husband but sometimes you need to get out of the house by yourself. I also want to meet new people and explore Columbus. I am really looking forward to writing about this and I’ll let you guys know about how it goes. It was really nice to speak my goals out loud and work on achieving them. In yoga, you are supposed to set intentions and I feel like this helped me set some intentions and focus on what is attainable. Again, I’m not someone who does fitness classes for fun and it is interesting to see what is out there. I’ll keep you guys updated and if I really like a class you’ll find out about it.
What sweet workout jam was I referencing?
Only one of my favorite songs to dance to-EVER! My husband was saying that this is one of his favorite videos of all time. It’s just lovely. It’s Body Movin’ by the Beastie Boys. Enjoy.