i love my little sticker chart!

january has been a busy month for me- i've been playing post-holiday catchup, hosting house guests, and taking children across the city for swimming, ballet and other adventures.  also (and maybe most importantly) i've been spending a lot of time working out and focusing on my health, and i love how i feel.
i'm actually surprised that i haven't blogged about barre3 yet, because i love it SO much.  i've loosely known about it for a while now, but when a studio opened just minutes away from my house last year, i knew that i was going to give it a try. 
when i started working out last spring, i was at a fitness low-point (traslation: i was completely out of shape).  i bought an inexpensive subscription to the online workouts that i could do in the privacy of my bedroom.  at that time, even the 10 minute workouts kicked my ass!  but i loved the combination of yoga, ballet and pilates, and i related to the instructors who seemed cool and fun- like ladies i would want to hang out with.  once i was confidently doing the 30 and 40 minute workouts, i finally got up the courage to go with a friend to a studio class.  i was delighted that one of my favorite instructors from the online videos was the teacher that day!  the class was hard, but really great.  i was hooked.
i have been going to hour long studio classes pretty regularly since last fall, and i feel and look better already.  when i heard about the january challenge, i wasn't sure it was going to be my thing.  i'm not really a "joiner," but i also wanted to push myself further, and i thought that the collective energy of so many other people with the same goal could help.  funny thing- it has!
i'm already so excited for mountain bike season, and i'm toying with the idea of running again.  i'm ready to layer on and get even stronger!
happy janubarre3!

1 comment:

erbeck family said...

let's get our mountain bike on!