Since I got back from Ireland 2 years ago, I really struggled to get back on the fitness train. Prior to heading over the pond, I was working so much that I really could eat whatever I wanted and was pretty in shape; I never had to worry about making time for the gym because A. I didn’t seem to have ANY free time and B. I didn’t feel the need.
I’ve tried a number of things since, but nothing really sticks. I’ve tried gym memberships with classes, the elliptical, etc, but it is really hard to do while also working a full time job. I’m not saying it’s not doable, it has just been a really big struggle of mine. Since returning, I’ve put on weight and my overall mindset is just not what it used to be because I just feel tired and out of shape all of the time.
One of my best friends is a Barre believer because it truly changed her life. She is stronger, has a clearer mind and has built a community with the other gals in the class that she looks forward to seeing each morning.
After hearing her testament to the work out program, I decided to tag along with her to a class. I fell so in love. The motivation, positivity and work out cannot be compared to anything else. I’ve taken barre classes before that I have really enjoyed, but this is SO different. The instructors are invested in YOU. They want YOU to be the best you that you can be.
While I have only just become a “new member”, this time I feel committed. I have cancelled my other gym membership and even get up over an hour earlier than I normally do to get to class. It truly opens your mind to focus and my ability to concentrate comes so much more easily.
I struggle with anxiety so I do find solace in working out. It allows me to expel negative energy and scary thoughts and helps me live a normal life. This was also a HUGE reason why I needed to find something that worked for me.
I’m confident that this is the start of a beautiful new journey. I am so excited to join this incredible, inspiring group of women while also getting back to the me I know and want to be.
Let me know if anyone else does barre and how you think it’s changed your life! Looking so forward to moving forward.
Love and tucks your way,