Showing posts with label #barreclass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #barreclass. Show all posts

Monday, 27 February 2017

Getting Back Into Exercise ...

For the past month or so I have been upping my exercise, as pretty much before now the only exercise I would take part in was the school run!

I have been attending a local Barre Class with Jon's sister Jenni and I absolutely love it!
I'm already noticing changes in my body and I'm feeling much better within myself.


"Most barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements." Also, don't be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work."




I usually only do one lesson a week but last week we did two and I felt even better for doing it, so I'm thinking I may start doing the Wednesday and Friday class

I've also got a bit of the exercising bug and I've started doing some Yoga at home using a free Yoga app that I downloaded from the App Store.

I did my first workout last night and I've never ached so much in my life!
It's a good ache and I'm looking forward to tonights workout.

I used to love my gym sessions before the boys were born and you'd often find me there working up a sweat on the cross trainer and it feels good to be actually getting back my fitness.

I'm no longer feeling like a couch potato, I feel like I have a bit more get up and go.

I've actually developed a slight legging obsession and find myself scrolling through sport Instagram photos looking at all the different ones I could get!

I don't want to be the mum who people say 'yeah you can tell she's had four kids', I want to be the mum where people think 'omg she's had four kids!!!?!?!'

I know I shouldn't really give two shoots what people think, but we all care and theirs no point in denying that.


I'm hoping by summer I can feel more confident in my own skin and be happy to go swimming with the boys without wanting to hide my body away.