Saturday, January 4, 2014
Happy New Year
I am a Gemini and love change, 2013 sure brought the changes of a lifetime. I also completed a 24 day cleanse/challenge that changed kick started my health. I would like to think I have always lived somewhat of a health conscious life. I also decided to do a cleanse. Not your normal cleanse. It is called a 24 day challenge. It wasn’t a diet but a super charge in my eating habits. It hit me that I was living a so called faux healthy life. Remember, I lived and work in Boulder, CO! I was living a lifestyle of what I wanted people to think. Sure, I didn’t eat red meat, ate free-range chicken, organic veggies and food, Almond milk, food cooked in Coconut oil… blah blah. .but still drank a glass of wine or two or three every other night. This Pilates instructor was getting pudgy and lazy about her eating habits.
I only lost 6 lbs but lost inches. I felt great! I learned what true CLEAN eating was like. This year I am staring a new challenge on Monday, to support my friends and newly wed hubby on their challenge. Yay! I can’t wait. I did gain about 3lbs back from the holidays. Oh well. We have set backs but I am not going to judge. I have posted a few posts on Facebook regarding this.
I took a new barre class today in our new hood, Berkley in Denver. The Dailey Method! I loved it. It was so great to take a class and not be teaching it. I learned so much about my own body (how out of practice I am) my weaknesses and strengths. I can’t wait to go back. I also have given up my barre teaching in Longmont for now. I am still teaching Pilates, but only two classes. I am focusing on my adjusting to Denver and working on my own body as a student.
I challenge you all to try a new exercise or a new instructor in whatever classes you normally take on a regular basis. You will be surprised what new things you learn about yourself and the method. I also have goals in providing more tips with Pilates exercises, Barre exercises or using Pilates Principles in your workouts or daily functional activities.