Hey lovelies! New Year, new you….right? Ugh seriously I can’t handle all of these posts on Instagram. Why do we always have to wait to the new year to start getting our lives together? This year I decided to set some different types of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. Instead of declaring to lose 5lbs, or workout more or eat better or drink less….. I went a different route. I decided that this year I wanted to learn how to play at least 5 songs on my guitar I bought last year and work on my french. God typing that out made me sound like Gwyneth Paltrow. But I thought these goals seemed more realistic and focused more on learning things instead of just worrying about weight or health. Not to say those things aren’t important, but I think they’re already pretty steady in my life.
Okay so thats how I was thinking up until Jan 3rd. THEN things took a switcheroo!
So I started doing Barre about 2 months ago and I LOVVVVEEEEE it. I honestly thought it might be one of those trendy fad workouts, but once I got into the swing of it and bought several pairs of sticky foot socks (the floors get slippery) and started to realize just how great these workouts are. I have always worked out or been active in some way…but it was at Barre3 that I realized how to reaaaaallllyyy do these exercises and focus on certain muscles and learn more about my body…and more specifically the kind of body I want. Who doesn’t want long lean muscles? SIGN ME UP! TAKE MY CREDIT CARDS!
Anyways so I’ve been steadily going to Barre3…then as the holidays were coming to a close I started hearing all of this propaganda about the B3 All IN. NO DAIRY. NO GLUTEN. NO CAFFEINE. NO REFINED SUGAR. NO ALCOHOLLLLLLLLL!!!! for 4 weeks!!! Immediately I mentally said HELL to the NO. Five Barre3 classes a week…okay I can handle that aspect of it. But all of this community checking in, and writing in a journal and participating with strangers? No thank you, not my thing. But of course I politely nodded and pretended to be interested. But I kept thinking about it. I mean, it’s only 4 weeks. I can handle that right? I have been looking a little bloated lately. My body could use a little reset. After the holidays the party just kept rolling on. Too many cheese trays, so much wine, beer, meats. Breads….I ate a lot of bread the last few weeks.
Plus Jon took this candid photo of me (at a buffet!!!!) and I almost croaked!! It didn’t even look like me. Even though it was candid and I know photos can not always be a true image of what you look like, it was enough of a wakeup call for me to put my glass of wine down, go to bed early…and come up with a plan. I gotta nip this in the fat bud.
So that next morning I signed up. I’m gonna B3 All In. I’ve generally eat pretty healthy, but overall I don’t have any thing I totally omit. It’s usually all things in moderation. I unfortunately don’t have any allergies, so basically it all goes down the hatch. So i’m really intrigued how my body will react and change with removing dairy, gluten, alcohol, and refined sugars. Plus when I signed up I downloaded the entire handbook from Barre3 and I gotta say these recipes they provide are amazing!! We don’t officially begin until Jan 9th, but I wanted to start a few days early just to get in the swing of it. Plus I’ll be on the road on the 9th. But honestly these recipes they give you are awesome. It’s only been 2 days but I don’t feel like I’m missing anything at all. I’ve made some of the approved snacks ahead of time to make my week easier too. Anyways…4 weeks. I drank the KoolAid. I’m in. I’ll post on here each week to show you my progress and see if this effects my bod or not. EEEEEEKKKKKKKK!!!!!