We hear it all the time.... "make time for yourself." I have heard it a lot since becoming a mom, but lets be real, EVERYONE needs ME time! No matter who you are, married/have kids/single/student, you need time to decompress from your crazy daily schedule.
Easier said than done right? In our world everyone has crazy schedules and we all find it hard to squeeze in down time. If we do find the time, we almost feel guilty or think we don't deserve it because our To Do lists are so long!
I am a WAY better mom and person in my day to day life when I get "me time." Everyone has different preferences on how they like to decompress. [Workout, hot bath, Netflix, nap, hot cup of coffee, shopping, etc.] For me its usually a good workout or a hot cup of coffee! The BEST thing ever is being locked in your bedroom [kidless] drinking hot coffee. These days with two kids that doesn't happen too often so I have resorted to my other favorite, working out!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my check ins and pictures at a local cycling gym, Surge Cycling. Cycling has been such a great format for me while pregnant. I always mix it up and throw in barre classes as well. Surge Cycling was kind enough to let me host a class last night and it was a BLAST! Zion [Co-taught by Ben], the owner, taught a Surge Sculpt/Crunk class for us and it was high energy, high calorie burning and fun for all levels. Her music keeps this "prego" lady motivated and moving the entire class.
After the heart pumping class we did our drawings for gift cards, tank tops and the grand prize, an unlimited month at either of their studios. We mingled for a bit with all the amazing ladies and I heard nothing but positive feedback about the class [most girls were all newbies to Surge!]
My good friend, Christie [owner of The Chi List] provided awesome swag/mug gifts for everyone with great discounts to Huxley in them! We also had the talented Emma, with MAI activewear apparel - bring her collection. I got these amazing/comfy/stylish/high quality leggings from her [hello mommy uniform]! Best part, it's LOCAL - You have to check them out!
If you are in the Minneapolis area you have to check out one of the Surge Cycling studios! I have yet to take a class with an instructor I don't like. They are all so knowledgeable, motivating and welcoming. This is for sure a place for all levels of fitness. If you're new to fitness do not shy away!
Of course we snapped a few photos ;) In addition, we have a great video recap of the class and event, make sure you check it out!
Thank you again to Surge Cycling for the opportunity and class!!