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Third Barre Motion Class

I took my third Barre Motion class on Wednesday. It went really well and I think I’m actually starting to enjoy it.  The instructor is very sweet and oh my god so strong!  And the class is very welcoming and it’s just a great place to be on Wednesday evenings.  I think I will keep up with this class and also go for long walks with Jesse.  Maybe as my wedding approaches I will transition into doing that as well as a pure Pilates class (to improve my posture and strength).  I am happy I went back to the class after not being able to finish the first week!  I will let you know if I change my routine.

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Getting started is the hardest part

Hello readers!

I am excited to tell you about my exercise class last night.  The first group fitness class I’ve taken in ages.  I’m not sure why it’s been so long, maybe a little bit of fear, money, or “being too busy.”  But I know everyone will always tell you the hardest part is getting started.  I normally work out by myself, I normally do a lot of stuff by myself, but now is the time to expand.  I want to make more friends and I want to change more lives and the only way to do that is to meet more people.  You never know who they will turn out to be.

So yesterday I was a bit hungover and felt awful, but I had already signed up to go to this class.  I almost went straight home after work, but I told myself that if I didn’t go today I would never go.  So I went!  It was called Barre Motion, and incorporates yoga moves, pilates moves, and ballet moves into a cardio routine.  I got there early, greeted the instructor and her dog (super cute bulldog!) and started stretching.  The other women were really nice and fun.  The class was a bit intense!  It was good, but I wasn’t prepared for it.  I had to stop about 10-15 minutes before it was over.  Everybody was really nice about it and tried to make me feel okay for doing that.  I was actually okay with it.  I wasn’t embarrassed or anything, it was a very welcoming environment and I will be going back.

I’m glad I convinced myself to go even though I wasn’t feeling so good.  It’s funny how I’m only just now getting sore 18 hours after it finished.  I’ll probably go for a walk tonight after work.

P.S. It’s funny how over 10 years after my last ballet class, everybody always knows I used to do ballet.  It’s in my posture and my movements without me even realizing it.  I love that!

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Happy New Year! The year 2011 started off with a lot of potential.  See my list of goals for 2011 by clicking here.  Now that we are at the end, there were some very low lows and very high highs. I tackled fear after fear, started a business, and got engaged.
Travel: We started the year off by going to Disney. Then had a quick trip to Tampa to watch Team USA soccer and go to MOSI. Jesse took a trip by himself to Milwuakee and I took a trip by myself to St. Louis for my college roommate’s wedding. We both travelled somewhere new when we went to Puerto Rico and had a beautiful time!
Photography: I started a business!! I’ve even had a few clients. I have not had as much time to work on the business as I thought I would, but it’s still really fun and I’m so proud I haven’t given up. I also rediscovered shooting film and hope to incorporate this into my professional work next year.
Fear Fighting: As many of you know, I am a shy person. I don’t like to talk about myself nor do I like to talk in front of people. It is because of this fear that I decided to take a local Dale Carnegie course. The first week I cried! Yet I still returned and completed the 12 week course to get a certificate in Human Relations and Effective Communications. It was super scary every week, but I did improve and still apply things I’ve learned. I have used this strength I found to apply to other times when I’ve been scared this year…like kayaking at night in Puerto Rico to see the bioluminescent bay. I overcame my fear and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Relationship: After another magical year, Jesse and I got engaged! He has been amazing this year, as always, with his never-ending love and support. He always knows what to say and is so much fun to be around. I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world!
Other Events of Distinction: I got my ears pierced! I found a new favorite book: Game of Thrones. I got a promotion at work! I started cooking meals at least once a week. I no longer purchase frozen meals to eat for lunch. I’ve started eating healthier. I dont go into my shell as often and I am much happier!
While there were a lot of great things that happened this year, I think 2012 is going to be even better! Make it a great one!
My 2012 Goals
Find a house!  (completed 08/01/2012)
Find or create a science club  
Take a dance class 
Be happy with the present and not worry about the future  (completed by 2013)
Work out three times a week
Try a new restaurant once a month with Jesse
Plan a responsible wedding (completed by 2013)
Deserve a raise and get it!  (completed 11/26/2012)
Travel somewhere new 
Try 30 days of a Clean Eating Lifestyle  (completed January 2-31, 2013)
Communicate with friends at least once every two weeks  (completed by 2013)
Create a vision plan for my life (completed by 2013)

Happy New Year! The year 2011 started off with a lot of potential.  See my list of goals for 2011 by clicking here.  Now that we are at the end, there were some very low lows and very high highs. I tackled fear after fear, started a business, and got engaged.

Travel: We started the year off by going to Disney. Then had a quick trip to Tampa to watch Team USA soccer and go to MOSI. Jesse took a trip by himself to Milwuakee and I took a trip by myself to St. Louis for my college roommate’s wedding. We both travelled somewhere new when we went to Puerto Rico and had a beautiful time!

Photography: I started a business!! I’ve even had a few clients. I have not had as much time to work on the business as I thought I would, but it’s still really fun and I’m so proud I haven’t given up. I also rediscovered shooting film and hope to incorporate this into my professional work next year.

Fear Fighting: As many of you know, I am a shy person. I don’t like to talk about myself nor do I like to talk in front of people. It is because of this fear that I decided to take a local Dale Carnegie course. The first week I cried! Yet I still returned and completed the 12 week course to get a certificate in Human Relations and Effective Communications. It was super scary every week, but I did improve and still apply things I’ve learned. I have used this strength I found to apply to other times when I’ve been scared this year…like kayaking at night in Puerto Rico to see the bioluminescent bay. I overcame my fear and thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Relationship: After another magical year, Jesse and I got engaged! He has been amazing this year, as always, with his never-ending love and support. He always knows what to say and is so much fun to be around. I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world!

Other Events of Distinction: I got my ears pierced! I found a new favorite book: Game of Thrones. I got a promotion at work! I started cooking meals at least once a week. I no longer purchase frozen meals to eat for lunch. I’ve started eating healthier. I dont go into my shell as often and I am much happier!

While there were a lot of great things that happened this year, I think 2012 is going to be even better! Make it a great one!

My 2012 Goals

  1. Find a house!  (completed 08/01/2012)
  2. Find or create a science club  
  3. Take a dance class 
  4. Be happy with the present and not worry about the future  (completed by 2013)
  5. Work out three times a week
  6. Try a new restaurant once a month with Jesse
  7. Plan a responsible wedding (completed by 2013)
  8. Deserve a raise and get it!  (completed 11/26/2012)
  9. Travel somewhere new 
  10. Try 30 days of a Clean Eating Lifestyle  (completed January 2-31, 2013)
  11. Communicate with friends at least once every two weeks  (completed by 2013)
  12. Create a vision plan for my life (completed by 2013)

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