As a friend and I were recently lamenting the effects of the winter months on fitness and self-care endeavors, I realized that, while, yes, the winter overall is difficult, I actually tend to do better during the holidays when I come home to visit family and friends. This is unusual, but it has been the case for a long time and there is a good reason; I have had a (not so) secret weapon waiting at home. I have had RedBird. I have had the inspiring women behind the method and the community right there with me, and there is nothing better for a recharge. Even pecan pie and a silly number of tacos are no match. I come back to work feeling lighter and ready to go. The problem for me was not really the holidays. It was everything else.
RB360 has changed that. I am originally from Austin, but have lived in New York for many years and recently moved to Montreal. With a level of instruction and information you don’t find anywhere else, the online platform really is the perfect extension of the studio. Elisabeth has essentially been my soulmate since we met in kindergarten so (thank goodness) I never really had a choice in the matter of to RedBird or not to RedBird whenever possible, and now I don’t even have distance as an excuse! All kidding aside, what Lee and Elisabeth have built is nothing short of amazing and to be able to work it into my daily life has proved invaluable.
RB360 is more critical than ever now that I am embarking on a new adventure, adjusting to a new city and taking steps to start my own practice. I use it to anchor my morning routine. Now I wake up and there is much to do, but no heading in to the office as usual -so where do I start? I start with a workout with my favorite people and a community that I know is on the journey with me (I am also a sucker for community). No matter how the rest of the day goes, what I accomplish or how far things veer off course, I have shown up for myself and taken steps to strengthen and feel better in my body. I have given myself a shot at getting my head on straight and stopping any looming anxiety about the day ahead in its tracks.