Fitness Routine Disrupted? We Want to Talk to YOU!
You finally did it. You had found a fitness routine that worked for you. Whether you were working out 2 times a week or 5, it was consistent, got your endorphins pumping and you felt energized- and zen- at the same time. You noticed an overall difference in your mood, and you felt physically stronger.
Then life happened; you got pregnant or had a baby; a loved one got sick and you are the primary caretaker; you got injured or really sick. All of the sudden that routine is out the window. You know you are better- both physically and mentally- when you are working out. But your old routine does not work and you don’t have the time- nor energy- to figure out what to do about it. The lack of endorphins is starting to grate on your mood.
Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking with members of our community about their fitness routine.
"It's almost as if running was in your amniotic fluid," one of my clients, also a good friend, said to me.
A funny thought, but some truth behind the sentiment. My mother had run her first 10K in June 1977, when she was about 6 weeks pregnant with me, and she trained for and completed the 1979 and 1980 NYC Marathon, starting her training when I was 6 months old. Growing up, my earliest memories are of Saturday mornings, where my mother and father would take turns running, as jogging strollers did not exist in the late 1970s.
I have often said running was as part of our family routine as drinking water or eating; whether this is nature or nurture, or a combination of both, I am certain that my upbringing has contributed to my desire to keep a consistent fitness routine.
In high school, I was a three sport varsity athlete and captain of each team. Once I went to Cornell and decided not to try out for a team, I knew I needed to consistently go to the gym. This is partially what encouraged me to train and run my first marathon at age 20. Once I graduated from Cornell and entered the inconsistent, time consuming world of Television and News Production, I was constantly figuring out ways to ensure I was working out 4-5 days a week. This sometimes would occur while chasing the aftermath of a hurricane for CNN coverage in my hotel room; or in between bigger stories like the 2004 Presidential Election where I would head to the gym or for a run, blackberry attached. But it was always there, and continued on when I went back to study International Affairs and Middle East Security Policy at Columbia, then worked at the NYPD, throughout my pregnancy, early motherhood and beyond.
I know- for me- I am the best version of myself when I am active. And I know, from speaking with some of you, you are too.
If you are someone who has had your routine interrupted; you are at your wits' end and are ready to get back on track, we want to talk to you. You are ready and willing to do something about it. You have had enough; you are ready to get back on track.
The point of these interviews is to understand our community better. We would love to hear from you, or anyone you know, who may be interested in speaking with us.
Please send us a message.