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Autumn begins on September 22. Use the 92 days of the Autumn Season to get your best health! We're offering $15 off any class package from September 17-September 22. Use promo code: "Train and thrive" at www.wiredcycling.com/pricing.

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August: The Perfect Time to Recalibrate Your Ambition!


Whether it’s the number on the scale, your ranking and stats in your last class at Wired, or the feeling in your lungs after a short run, use August to recalibrate your ambition.

Never mind what you have or haven’t achieved, what could you be doing? Step back and ask yourself what change would you like to see by August 31. Interested in joining a group to get started?  Join our 31 Day Fitness & Nutrition Challenge for great info and advice.  

Need help setting specific goals and realistic deadlines? Email Leti Long at letilong@wiredcycingdc.com to schedule a free assessment.
 
 
 
 

A Book Recommendation for Women

While, Wired has only been around for 3 years,  I've spent my entire career focused on health and wellness. And, I can honestly say that not a single week has passed without at least one woman telling a story of how their perception of themselves is shaped by their weight (and age). Recently, at a party a woman told me that she "hated her body." Just recalling her face and the self-imposed internal struggle makes me sad. 

As you know, culture and trauma are only a few of the many forces that can steal a woman's access to her true power and beauty. I'm always looking for tools and resources to help women celebrate their bodies and their lives. With that in mind, I want to let you know about "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, an important and insightful book from Roxane Gay. 


“When you’re overweight, your body becomes a matter of public record in many respects. Your body is constantly and prominently on display. People project assumed narratives onto your body and are not at all interest in the truth of your body, whatever that truth might be. Fat, much like skin color, is something you cannot hide, no matter how dark the clothing you wear, or how diligently you avoid horizontal stripes.”

--Roxane Gay, author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body






Igniting Your Proactive Self

When it comes to getting your best body, do you say to yourself, “One of these days?”
How many times have you said to yourself, “What are you waiting for?” Yet, time marches
on while your busy schedule keeps you from achieving your fitness goals.

Being proactive with your fitness and health begins with your decision to do something
specific and intentional. Otherwise, you’re just “hanging back” from your ability
to be fit & healthy, less stressed, and awesome!

 At Wired, with a supportive environment, science-based training,
and performance measuring technology, we can help you find more balance between
your “observational self” and your “proactive self.”  We believe that small steps
that are measured and evaluated lead to big changes. Our classes allow you to
track your performance, heart rate, and calorie count during class,
followed by an automatic email to you with your results to help you
keep track of your fitness history.

Come to Wired and take ownership of your fitness goals—It’s okay to be
“All about you when it comes to your health!”

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46-Day Breakup from Sugar/Carbs Challenge (March 1 to April 15, 2017)  


Kicking off our 3rd Week – Wednesday, March 15

Yesterday, I was asked if I were still on the “46-day diet.” I replied, “It isn’t a diet, rather, a renewed commitment to better self-care and self-protection.” As we all know, we are wired for self-protection. Just think about the time when you had to brace yourself because you thought a friend or family member drove too fast or took a last minute push through an intersection on a yellow light. It is our natural inclination to be safe from harm—to avoid danger.

Yet, somehow, the taste of great carbs and sugar seem to overpower our natural instincts and personal desire to live without disease. So, as we move forward on this journey, let’s keep in mind that with our need for self-protection and our focus on self-care, we have the tools we need to remain vigilant about our health and wellness.

--Leticia Long, Owner & Founder

 

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