Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Change in Goals

Hey there! I say this every time, but is it already Wednesday?!

I traveled again this week, and spent a lot of time sitting in the car, but somehow manage to hit my 10k steps and get at a workout in every day.

I wanted to write a post about why I quit Pure Barre. (It still stings a little to say I quit...) I have raved about Pure Barre in the past, and anyone who's friends with me on Facebook knows that I did Pure Barre religiously (4-6 days a week) for more than 2 years - including my entire third pregnancy.

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Headed to the barre at ~34 weeks pregnant

I really never imagined I'd stop going to classes. I loved starting my day with 55 minutes of me time. The work outs are challenging, but yet you can do them with your eyes closed since they are small, isometric movements. It requires concentration and focus. I also loved the sense of community - seeing the same ladies every morning, getting to know them. Plus, it really tones you up!

So why did I quit?

Well for one thing, it's CRAZY expensive! When we moved to SC for my new job, the hubby left his job and started staying home with the kiddos, so it was hard to justify an auto-draft of $149/month.

But the primary reason I quit - my goals changed.

At this stage in my life and my fitness career, I'm looking to really push myself. I've gone beyond wanting to be toned. My goals shifted to building muscle.

Enter Team Fit!

I got hooked up with Team Fit through a friend, and discovered the Anywhere Workout Plan. I have access to a gym at work, but decided that working out at home with the equipment I already owned (plus a couple new items, like a suspension trainer) would be the best option to ensure that I didn't miss workouts.

My garage gym may not be fancy, but it sure does the trick!

I started the plan at the end of October 2016, and completed the full 10 weeks without missing a workout. And I LOVED IT! I loved it so much, that I have continued to do it ever since, adding reps and weight to continue to challenge myself.

Check out those shoulder muscle gains!

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What a difference 10 weeks makes!!

Do I miss Pure Barre? Sure, I do. But at almost 34, I have never felt as strong as I do now.

I highly recommend Team Fit to any and all ladies looking for an effective workout without the boutique fitness price tag! Reach out to me if you are interested and I'll hook you up!

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