Yesterday was a challenging day. So today, I decided to challenge myself to reduce my stress by committing to put forth even more full blown effort in my Wednesday morning spin class than I usually do. I find the challenge of pushing myself to the max helps me relax and just release all tension I have both physically and mentally. Being around my “spin friends” is always so enjoyable as well as listening to the motivating tunes. I ride along and pretend I am anywhere on a bike…..always some place tropical and warm…enjoying cool, salty breezes. After conquering 18 rigorous miles….well for me rigorous…probably not a big deal for a real biker…..though I did get invited to join the “Biker Babe Bike Club” when the weather eases up a bit, I was relaxed and rearing to go. Now I just need to actually buy a real bike! I am confident that I will carry this positive energy with me throughout the day and be able to overcome even the tiniest bit of tension that may try to get in my way.