Friday, March 25, 2011

Cardio Barre

Like a great many of my peers, I struggle with my weight/self confidence. I'm not overweight, but I want to look/feel awesome. So, there's a constant struggle for me between choosing cheeseburgers and cake or a chicken breast and a side of broccoli for dinner - between working out every evening or taking "a night off", which inevitably turns into a week, month, or sometimes a year. 

For the past few months I've been really good about the working out part. I'm still struggling like crazy with my food choices... because I love food with high fat content. I can't help it. But here's the kicker. I am getting married this year. (Duh) And I went out and ordered this dress that I absolutely love, but may not be so good for hiding...well, anything. So, I've been working out 5 days a week (sometimes more if I can swing it) and really trying to cut back on the stuff that is going to cancel out all the hard work I've been putting in. 

Last night I attended my very first Cardio Barre class. After weeks and weeks of doing the same P90X DVDs every night (which are awesome, by the way), I decided I needed to spice it up. And I just bought 10 classes for  $40 via LivingSocial. (Shazam!)
N-E-ways. (looks like Northeast ways) It was totally awesome. I really pushed myself and ended up sweating like crazy and loving my workout. I am so excited to have 9 classes to go. 
Also, I love that it is like 3 blocks from my house. If I allot the time for it, I could start walking over there. 

So, tonight is back to P90X. I'll be working my legs, back, and abs. My favorite exercise in tonight's program is "Sneaky Lunges". They go on forever, but really work your legs and butt, and are kinda fun. I mean, they're called Sneaky Lunges. How could they not be?


  1. I really want to try Cardio Barre but it's so dang expensive if you don't have a deal. I'm taking ballet classes once a week now though (except when I'm too tired or lazy of course, sigh), and I buy a 12-pack of classes for $120. Not a bad deal since they don't expire and I can just use them as quickly or slowly as I want.

    I do think I should work something else into my routine though...I walk almost 2 miles a day (though not all at once; it's about .7 mile to/from the train and another .3 mile to/from the office), but I could do more. Deciding what to do and then actually DOING it...well, that's another story.

  2. I know! After my 10 classes are up, I'll have to decide if it's worth it to keep going. If I really like it then it may be.
    That is a great price for any class! I wish classes around here came out to $10 a pop.

    I've been thinking a lot lately about how much easier it was to stay in shape in college because I walked EVERYWHERE. If we had a half hour before class, we would walk to get coffee or walk to the quad for a mini adventure. Now that I'm not walking as much, it's a lot harder to fit a fitness regime into my schedule.

  3. So true. I did drive a lot in college, but I think I was more active. At least now I'm walking to the train instead of driving to work, but I still feel like I should be working to get more exercise into my day. Such sedentary creatures are we!