Monday, June 21, 2010
I've been wanting to write these since Saturday since it was official I was done doing 8 weeks of P57. I did not miss one workout which I am very proud of myself for doing. When I first started I was doing barre workouts on and off. For some reason I just couldn't do it consistently. At my job we did the fitness challenge Walk Kansas and I did NOT want to be at the bottom so I knew that if I wanted to workout consistently I had to wake up at 4:30 everyday. I think the only instructor that could keep me awake at that time is Tanya so that's why I decided to do P57 instead of Fluidity. I had to start of doing the beginner modifications. I just couldn't do all those plies and pulsing without taking a break. My flexibility was BAD! Thigh dancing was horrendous, but I stuck with it. The weight started to come off really fast. The only thing I gave up food wise was soda. I gave up on Coke!
I think it just took a couple of weeks for me to start doing all the reps in the workout. My flexibility was improving. My jeans were fitting loose. People at work and my family could tell I was losing weight. Today I can do the whole workout following Shelly who does the advance moves. Well I can follow her most of the time! I'm still having trouble doing pushups with one leg. The tricep dips still hard and planks are improving. One day I will be able to get my leg just as high as Shelly. I love these workouts because there is always a way to make them tougher. Even though I've been doing them for 8 weeks I am not bored of them one bit. I will be adding other workouts on the short days, but the Classical workout will be done 3x a week still. Love that workout!
I've lost 15 pounds since I started.
Hips: -2.5 (no wonder my jeans are all loose now!)
As a reward for doing these I have booked a class at a Barre studio which is 90 min. from my house. It was the closest one! Living in a small town sucks! I am so looking forward to take a live barre class. I've also booked a personal training session with the owner. I am really looking forward to this because I want some form pointers and see how I can take my workouts to the next level. I wont be able to go over there till July 2, but I am counting down already!