I reached my 200th PB class a few days ago! I am still just as obsessed as when I started. I feel so guilty for missing class. I still get sore. I still shake. I still feel very accomplished after class.
Pure Barre Dayton (my home studio) choose my Mom and I as their February Pure Barre Champions. We are up on the bathroom wall with a few of our thoughts!
To keep things interesting the studio’s change up the warm-up/arm exercises every 3 months or so. Once I finally get good at the last warm-up they go and change it! I am still using 3lb weights but boy is it tough! If you are new I really recommend to start using 2lbs. Big difference in that one pound! The studio recently got 5lbs weights in and I am staying far away, for now.
Thigh exercises are getting tougher always. I think thighs will always be my hardest. My legs just hurt!!
We have also started using what we (clients) call “torture bands”. Remember double tube? Well they are even worse than that. They correct term of “Velcro bands” does not do it any justice.
(I had to search high and low for this picture. They must want to keep the torture a surprise). So we (can) use these horrible things for everything but warm-up and arm exercises. Even though when using these in thighs, seat and abs your arms are working HARD!
I have noticed the most change in my seat (butt). It is more lifted and sculpted. My abs have really started to get stronger. I just need to stop eating for my 6 pack to appear! 🙂
If you have any questions about Pure Barre please ask me! I would be happy to answer any questions, etc. I truly believe in it and think any woman can do it.
Need a better break down of Pure barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/
Don’t remember double tube? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/double-tube-at-pure-barre/
I hit my 100th class today at Pure Barre! Funny thing is, so did my mom!
I am even more addicted now than I have been. I will always recommend Pure Barre to anyone and everyone!
Don’t forget to LTB & Tuck! (Lift tone burn)
What is Pure Barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/
We have officially started using the dreaded double tube in class.
It looks like this;
And we do new things like this;
It is KILLER!
It adds so much more resistance than before. Plus now the instructor knows if we are cheating because you can see the slack in the tube.
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Great way to try it our for a lot cheaper than it normally costs!
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I don’t always make a protein shake after working out but this one I wish I could drink all day long. It is that good.
I found this recipe from Tenley Molzahn’s website “Sweet and Free Life”. (Tenley is from the Bachelor Franchise on ABC).
The Peanut Butter Protein Shake is easy to make and it tastes so good.
Give it a try after your next workout!
Peanut Butter Protein Shake
• 1 scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein (Can use vanilla/dark chocolate or another flavor if wanted)
• 1/2 cup Almond Milk
• 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
• 1/2 cup of ice
Blend all ingredients.
1 serving. Drink after your workout only.
The 20 class challenge in the month of May officially ends tomorrow but I completed my 20th class yesterday!!!!! Whew..2 days to spare :).
I am so obsessed with Pure Barre that I am going for class #21 tonight. I have completed over 60 classes total now!
If you are looking to get in shape for your wedding? Want to bounce back after baby? They offer so many great specials.
It works fast. You see results after just 10 classes. Check out this girls take on her first PB class; http://www.breakfastattarget.com/2013/01/pure-barre-whats-big-deal.html
Have a good Thursday!
This weekend went way too fast. Well they all go fast!
Went over for a cookout over at Cortney and Tristan’s place on Friday (Cortney has been my best friend since about 8th grade). I drank way too much Riesling and Fireball Whiskey. If you have not had Fireball you are missing out. It is a cinnamon whiskey. Goes down like candy 🙂
Had Pure Barre on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Both classes kicked my ass. I am getting so much better at everything and really starting to notice a difference in my body. So worth it.
Saturday night was awesome. Went with the family to the new Columbus Casino (Hollywood). I lost all my money. One of the guys I work with is in a group called “Touch” and they performed at the casino! A bunch of us from work went up to support him.
They are such a fun Motown group who sing so many old classics along with some new stuff. I mean how awesome are those gold suits?
Here is a clip I found on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmoo6BdwYH0 (The gentleman I work with, Spoon, is the one with the solo parts)! They may be on the new TV show coming to NBC called “The Winner is” starting in July. Keep an eye out! 😉
Finished the weekend off by playing our first 7.5 combo match with my Mom as my partner! We lost but we played really well and had fun.
Sad it is Monday but next weekend is going to be so much fun! Tim McGraw concert with Cortney followed by a night in Put In Bay together for one of our friends Bachelorette parties! I have a feeling I will not be drinking for a while after this weekend. Yikes.
How was your weekend?