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Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting Barre Workout

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I have terrible balance.

Did I learn this from Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting Barre Workout?

No, I've known this since childhood. I had a lot of ear infections as a child and it's thrown off my inner ear.

Balance is very useful during this workout, so they do it with a chair. Their chairs are decidedly less rickety than my cheap Ikea furniture. (I decided to spend most of my furniture on living room and bedroom furniture, since I spend like 5% of my day at the dining room table, but 33% of my day in bed and probably 12% of my day on the couch. Working on lessening that number btw.)

Aaaaanyway, the workout was fun! Coach Nicole is totally that girl-next-door who is super friendly and never ever makes you feel inferior. She's not totally ripped, but is instead slender and lean, more like what I would consider a 'normal' thin female. She looks good, but in no way do you ever feel that her body type is un-achievable.

None of the moves are overwhelming, although I also have lousy rhythm, so moves where I have to switch feet quickly throw me off. I found that for me if I focused on what THEY were doing when this happened, I screwed up, but when I thought about what I was doing, I did just fine.

I didn't do any of the jumps, because hey, it's 9:30 on a Thursday night and my downstairs neighbors leave for work when I get out of bed in the morning, so it would be rude!

I give the workout an A, and myself a B-, but it's only the first time doing it!

As for the rest of my day it went well. I clarified things with my boss and yes, he HAD meant the higher number I had on my brain, so that's good. I celebrated by ordering lunch with my coworker. I got a Mediterranean Greek salad with grilled chicken and Greek dressing on the side. It was yummy AND I tracked it and it was only 362 calories, dressing included! Too bad it cost me $10, lol. Oh well, that's the town where I work. I only buy lunch at work maybe once a month so I'm not all that worried, especially now that I have a raise.

What's the first thing we're going to do now that I have a raise?! OPEN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT!!! What's the second thing we're going to do?! BUY AN IRON BOARD THAT WILL ACTUALLY CLOSE SO WE CAN GET IT OUT OF OUR BEDROOM! emoticon My husband is using our current one to avoid putting away all his clean clothes. (Side note: As a kid my dad made me iron all his handkerchiefs so I reaaaaally hate ironing. I probably would have hated it anyway. *shrug* I wear jeans 95% of the time, no ironing needed!)

The rest of the money is going towards polishing off some credit card debt, which will come off even faster if my hubby gets his promotion, which I'm pretty sure we won't know about until like, March.

Dinner tonight was Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles, which wound up being hilarious because I FORGOT TO BUY BLACK BEANS. I used roman beans and it was DELICIOUS. And very, very filling.

I didn't make 5000 steps today, but I have drunk 15 glasses of water to flush out some of the sodium.

Okay, I made this blog waaaaaaaaaay longer than I intended since I am hyper from working out. Time to wind down!

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    will try this work out. Thanks. I think that balance is something that comes with practice (and my pilates teacher says core strength is essential) ...and I am also working on it.

    1887 days ago
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    1887 days ago
    Thanks for the review on the Coach Nichole DVD! I haven't tried any of the Spark ones, but I've been curious.

    Congrats again on the raise :D That is so exciting!
    An excuse not to put away clean clothes? That's what my guest bed is for. lol
    1887 days ago
    Would you believe that in the 12+ years we have lived in Columbus, I have not ironed a single thing? Wrinkle Releaser, baby!

    I'm glad to know her workouts aren't terribly confusing. Sometimes I get totally lost in dvds and can never catch up. Thanks for the review!

    Have a great Friday!

    1887 days ago
    I hate ironing, too. I deal with this by refusing to buy clothes that require ironing. hahahaha. The husby irons shirts occasionally. I'll never get stuck ironing his shirts because I don't know how!

    Thanks for the workout review; it sounds fun! I took dance class for many many MANY years as a child and teen, so I would probably enjoy something ballet-like.
    1887 days ago
    Yeah, I was thinking "roman beans?" too! Actually, I was even like, "chilaquiles?" I'm not much of a foodie. Beans around here means pinto bean soup! lol.

    Congrats again about your raise!
    1887 days ago
    If you're like most people, your balance is much better on one side than the other. When I do yoga, I fall out of tree pose constantly on my right foot, but on my left I can stay for a while. That workout sounds like fun! I'll have to try it.
    1887 days ago
    I'm sure with practice, your balance while doing the video will get better. Good balance is necessary for so many things, and I have to say I took it for granted until I developed vertigo. Any time I get a bad sinus infection and I get fluid in my ears, the vertigo flares up. So cultivate good balance!

    Yea for your raise!! You are making good plans for it, too!
    1887 days ago
    Congrats on the raise. Roman Beans? Hmmm, I will have to google those. Is it a sparkrecipe that you made?

    Hope that you calm down enough to get a good nights rest emoticon
    1887 days ago
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