Posts tagged exercise2012
Posts tagged exercise2012
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.
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!
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