My sister, Michelle, started taking barre classes about 1.5 years ago and she always talks about how much she loves it. I can see why…she looks amazing (although she’d never admit it) and I’ve never seen her more physically fit. I told her I wanted to try it out, so she bought me classes for my birthday back in April. Now that I’m not pregnant anymore and I’ve had a couple of months to recover from delivery, I’ve decided to give it a try. Technically I started on Monday, but I forgot to take the “before photos”. Well…today I remembered. I can’t believe I’m doing this, but here’s my postpartum body in all it’s glory.
I plan on taking classes 3-4 times a week. If I like the results I’m seeing and am happy with how it’s going, then hopefully this will become part of my normal routine and I’ll be a healthier and happier mommy for my kids. I loved (and hated- lol) my first three classes this week, so fingers crossed!!
I never belonged to a gym or worked out anywhere other than my house. I attempted P90X a couple of times but it’s really intense (although barre is too- but it’s a different kind of intense) and there’s no one to push me to keep going. When it got too difficult I’d say screw it and turn it off. At barre I can’t just give up. We’re all in it together and pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion. I’m so much more motivated to work harder when I’m in a room full of people who are working their asses off too. Sure, I look like an idiot 90% of the time because I’m the least flexible person alive, but that’s okay! I don’t feel judged when I’m there…everyone’s really supportive!
I don’t have a deadline for the after photos, but I’ll post them once I feel like I achieved the results I want. Stay tuned…