Get Behind Your Worth!

I was at Soul Cycle this morning and the instructor kept saying “get behind your worth.”

Now, if any of you are regulars at Soul Cycle – or any other motivating spin class – you know that these types of mantras are thrown out around class almost as much as the sweat-soaked towels are. And, to be honest, I usually let them go in one ear (to do their subliminal magic, of course) and out the other. But this one stuck with me.

I’ve recently been in a bit of a rut. (It’s why you haven’t seen my contributions here in the last couple of weeks.) I’ve been dealing with family drama, some familial health scares and just feeling a bit “stuck” professionally and personally. And, while I’m not normally one to get so personal about my present (somehow talking about ruts of the past seems infinitely less defeating than talking about a current rut), getting back to the spin class terminology, I realized that I have been letting the wheels spin underneath me. My legs, firmly planted in the pedals, have been struggling to keep up. I was letting the bike ride me instead of pushing through to ride the bike.

Today, though, when Ellen (at the Soul Cycle on West 77th St, in case you were wondering!) repeated, “get behind your worth” (possibly for the 25th time in the 45 minutes class, although this was the first time I heard – and I mean really heard ­– it), though, I got it. I finally understood that I was letting my worth fall behind, no longer able to keep up. I was going through the motions, speeding ahead mindlessly. But today I slowed down, allowed myself to begin to stop, let my worth catch up and then start pedaling on again, with my worth firmly in tow.

Whether it’s your worth or your goals or anything else that’s being left behind, I hope this helps you get behind it all, too. Think of it a your pre-New Year’s Resolution… because who really wants to wait until January to be your best self anyway?

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Alexis Wolfer is a real beauty ambassador and the founder of The Beauty Bean, an online magazine that promotes self-confidence through beauty, fashion, fitness, nutrition and more. She is also the creator of the international and viral Makeup Free Mondays movement and can be found tweeting about all things real and realistic beauty at @AlexisWolfer.

  • Kristen_luther

    This came at the perfect time. I had a self worth realization yesterday and can totally relate to what you felt as well. Unfortunately, it took me much longer to figure out what what was getting in my way since I had more than one “demon” to contend with. But as soon as I named that “demon”, it lost it’s power and evaporated. It’s just good to know that I’m not alone. Thank you.

  • Louise LeMans

    Fabulous post! I haven’t been so Soul Cycle but I know some other New Yorkers who love it too. I do go to spinning classes in my city, and I plan to repeat this to myself in class, and everywhere, really. It’s a good one! Thanks for the post, and good luck!

  • Lamb443

    Thank you for your tenderness. I feel so blessed in hearing these words and hopeful. You’ve made me a believer, whatever the subject, you know it thoroughly. You must be a genius!  Btw, I dont need theuse of the singles fb page hahah, Im not on the prowl looking for someone, I figure, if I am to love someone, they will find me, not the reverse!  Im not a guy chaser, love to have fun but, I kinda like drawing the fun to me.  About New Years Eve, plans?? I really want to if possible. Dress in a red dress, red lipstick and well, cant speak about the rest but I want to go have fun!! Anyhow, thanks for the loving tips 😉