My fitness journey is pretty much a long-running one. I began working out at the age of 14 when my parents decided that I can't be that big, chubby kid who lives an incredibly sedentary lifestyle. Back then I was weighing close to 160lbs and that's considered obese for a 14-year-old. With daily swimming classes over the summer break and daily gym workout, I entered my junior year in high school at 145lbs. Not exactly skinny but the shape of my face has transformed from what used to be a perfect circle into one that thankfully has a more defined jaw line. This was also the time that I got into the habit of going to the gym and eventually frequenting the classes, trying out new routines every so often and making new friends too. Would you believe that once upon a time, I used to train for weightlifting and I used to be a regular Body Jam student too?
We took the 7Cycle Active Road which was a 45-minute class where we did several routines to go with every song played where we did speed, endurance training and core workout. I think Louise was having some Kylie Minogue hangover so it was mostly 80s-90s tunes played that day. Definitely not complaining as I love the songs that she chose. After all, for indoor cycling, music plays a big role.
45 minutes went by so fast and before we knew it, we were always cooling down and doing a lot of stretches. Aww man! Times surely flies when you're having fun. It was indeed a fun ride and I love how small the class was making it more personalized, if you get what I mean.
Going back to my fitness story, it has been close to 2 years of working out and I really hope that finally, this is one routine that will stay with me forever. I still have a lot of muscles to build and fats to shed so I hope I continue to keep this habit for a longer period of time. Wish me luck!