TORQUE Tribe! WOW what a week it’s been and it’s only Wednesday!! Anyone else feel like they need a TORQUE retreat or some good vibes through an IV because same! Believe me, you’re not alone. I know everyone is missing our home away from home and this weather is NOT helping so this week we decided to switch things up. Thank you to our #wcw this week for being so understanding and letting us save that post for next week! I thought some good vibes and everything TORQUE is exactly what this tribe needed during this week away! It’s times like these when we really have to cling to those lessons we have learned and the friendships that we have made from TORQUE to get through. And honestly, if anything, this week has shown me just how amazing this happy place we have is. It is so much more then just a studio. It is exactly what Summer envisioned; a movement, a community, a home. We are so beyond blessed to have this place. So although this time away totally sucks, it makes us really appreciate what we have, and seriously, we have the best thing going here. But, this storm is in full swing and so is the cabin fever! Just keep reading, I have all sorts of good things in store for you on how to survive the TORQUE withdrawal and mother nature!
Okay so lets break this down. Kids are home. The roads are a mess. And I’m sure the word “bored” has been said more times in the past hour than anything else. So here is how we beat the cabin fever TORQUE style. First we will need some good tunes. I have reached out to some of my music gurus and have made a bomb playlist. Seriously, get the kids, turn up the speakers, and have a good old fashioned dance party. Not only will this music bring you back to TORQUE and have you feeling like you're on the bike, BUT it will get some energy out of your little loves!I (double bonus) I mean seriously who doesn’t love to dance like nobody’s watching?! Okay so then the inevitable question is going to be asked. “Mommy, can we go outside?!” And I know it’s such an event. Between snow pants and snow boots and then the gloves (I mean cmon every single finger in the gloves…it’s the worst) BUT they love it so much, and you know you'll give in and you’ll probably find yourself out there with them. Here is the exciting news, you can burn anywhere from 200-400 calories by just playing in the snow for 30 minutes! WHO would have thunk?! So not only will your kids be happy you're out there with them, your body will get a little (much needed) workout! We are looking at ALL the positives this week loves!! Okay so we have a jam session, the secret snow workout, and now it’s…nappy hour! Yup, you read that right (I know you all hit the liquor store after the grocery store so you should be all set!). Put those kids down for a nap, turn on a movie (Wonder, Finding Dory, Trolls, etc. etc.) and let them unwind while you “unwine”! Our very own Melissa Kirk shared a post on Facebook the benefits of a glass of red wine and I think some cabin fever is the PERFECT reason to partake in nappy hour! Seriously, check out that post, it’s so informative LOL! After nappy hour it’s the homestretch. Play a board game, bake some cookies, trek over to the neighbors house. Just keep busy and before you know it the storm will have passed (it always does am I right?) But make sure, that through all of this, you take a second to remember all the good this day has brought. A free day with your kids. A day together with your loved one. Some snuggles on the couch with your four legged friends. The point of this TORQUE tribe, is to continue to practice what we preach; to find the good in all things. These memories will be the ones you look back on and think so fondly of. Remember them. Take mental pictures. Listen to the laughter. Feel the love. And know just how blessed you are.
So TORQUE tribe, although we miss each and every one of you dearly that saying of distance makes the heart grow fonder is being put into place this week. Before we know it, we will be home, back in our happy place, with our people, doing what we do best. But for now, hold down the fort at home until we see you again! You all can do this! You are all so strong. And you are all so loved. I challenge you to reach out to someone from TORQUE and check in on them. Remember that this community goes beyond the walls of the studio. Send someone some TORQUE love. Summer once told me that you get what you give, let’s practice that this week. Give the world love and it will give it right back. Time to put this plan in motion and what a better way to do it then by checking in on our tribe! I miss you all dearly and cannot wait to double (triple maybe at this point) with you all so so soon! Until then, sending you ALL good vibes, love, laughter, and memories until this storm passes! Keep going TORUQE tribe because guess what… yes.you.can. I love you and I’ll see your beautiful faces soon!!
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