A semi-dark room …pulsing energy throughout the entire room …your legs pushing along to the cadence created by the beat of the music… Each challenge a little more intense… A motivating voice sending an encouraging message at just the right time… & then it’s over. You did it. You pushed yourself until you thought you couldn’t push anymore and you achieved the goal.
I never knew I was a spin class fan until I moved to Salt Lake City. Now, I crave it. There is something completely satisfying about reaching the goal within a group of others going after the same goal. Completely disconnected from the outside world – no social media, no texting, no anything. Just you, on the bike, with the beat of the music and the instructor’s voice motivating you forward. Once I get to the end, it feels like my stress just melted away. I am refreshed.
The spin instructor, Jessi, at the SLC Lifetime is amazing. She said something last night that resonated with me. “We’re so used to pushing to the top of the hill and stopping. It’s training and pushing past the top will enable you to grow. Push through the pain.”
I immediately thought of all of the situations and parts of life that applies to. We get this idea of an endpoint in our head and then we just stop. Life is constant challenge and growth. The goal of life is to always keep experiencing, learning and evolving. It’s our head that gives up and gets in the way.
We are always in need of evolving and refining. As long as we are aware of that and challenge ourselves, we will live a truly meaningful and rewarding life.