pure barre challenge-class 10/50

i wanted to start this year off right and healthy! i made some new years resolutions, that you can find {here}, and one of them was to complete two pure barre challenges… what did i get myself into!

first challenge – 50 classes in 60 days. this means 6 classes a week with one rest day. this may sound easy to some but then they’ve probably never taken a barre class. it is hell. especially since i have to take a 6 am class on fridays since the studios near me don’t offer evening classes on weekends.

so here are my thoughts and my results…thoughts will be every 10 classes along with measurements. and i will post before and after pictures at the very end.

measurements – before: class 10
weight – 128.7 lbs – 124.4 lbs
arms – 11.5 in. – 11 in.
chest – 36 in. – 35.5 in.
waist – 28 in. – 26.5 in.
hips – 39 in. – 38 in.
thighs – 22 in. – 21 in. 

yay for progress, even if it is little, right?! i am very pleased with these results thus far. my goal here is not to lose weight but to become tone. i am pretty tiny already {height wise} so i don’t want to be short and stick thin. it’s taken some time for me to love my curves and i’m still working on it but i think that’s what makes a woman a woman, ya know? my target area is my back roll…haha! i have a teeny waist, look at my measurements…waist goes from a 26.5 then my big ol’ hips jump up to a 38…holy smokes. i guess that’s the mexican in me. my hips ain’t lying, y’all. but since i do have a small waist, my “fat” likes to sit right ton top of those big hips giving me a back roll. my wedding dress has absolutely no time for that. so the progress in my waist is a huge accomplishment for me!

thoughts & feelings:
it has finally gotten to a point where i am no longer sore the day after but i’m sore RIGHT after class. the first 5 classes i was dying. seriously, dying. this may sound strange but i begged cale to massage my butt while i yelped in pain. it just hurt so good!
i am sleeping better though, which is great because i was going through this bout of insomnia right before the challenge started. i do feel a little more energized throughout the day but my migraines are returning with a vengeance and i’m not sure if it’s because i’m not really letting my body rest or if i’m just a pansy.

you would think that taking so many classes it would build up my stamina right? negative ghost rider! i have never been a fan of the thigh workouts but i really am not a fan now. my legs have sooooo much lactic acid just hanging out in there that it is impossible for me to stay in a position. more less a pulse, yeah right! i’ll take abs and seat work over thigh work anyday! {whiny session done}

i also just wanted to mention how incredibly lucky i am to have such a supportive fiancé, supportive with this challenge and with this blog. the last class at the barre studios are at 8pm, so when i get home from picking jaz up from school i get to cooking and then wait for him to get home. as soon as he walks in the door i give him a hello/goodbye kiss and leave for barre, leaving him with daddy duties {daily reading, homework if we haven’t finished it, cleaning the kitchen, and tucking our minion in} and he reads every blog post i put up {sometimes he leaves snarky comments} and tells me how good it was. okay, i’ll stop with the mushy gushy & will only add this; thank you honey for being the awesome sauce that you are!

here’s to another 10 classes!

see y’all at 20 classes!
lift•tone•burn

always,
-jess

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