Let’s start with my last Pure Barre class (for now at least) which I attended Friday morning…
Fact: I do not wear makeup when I run or workout, regardless of who may see me. I would rather have uneven skin tone and appear half-asleep than breakout from makeup seeping into my pores while I sweat.
So my one-month New Client Special membership is now up. I attended twelve classes within the last four weeks. I loved each and session.
All of that lifting, toning and burning has absolutely made a difference in my strength as well as in my muscle tone and shape.
To be honest, I don’t study my body or inspect every inch of my curves in the mirror on a regular basis but I will say that my arms are more toned and I do think my waist is leaner (thanks to core work) and I pretty sure there is a difference in my “Pure Barre shelf” along with my seat.
I also notice a major difference when I am running in that my muscles feel much more stretched and balanced with a noticeable difference in my form with each step I take. Like, everything just goes in a nice stride if that makes sense.
Without the New Client Special pricing, we are talking more than just a couple hundred dollars for a pack of twenty classes. It is pricey to say the least.
If you have it to spend, it is absolutely worth it. It is such a terrific non-impact full-body workout that truly produces results in your strength, flexibility along with a fine tuning to your shape in those areas that usually matter the most.
After careful consideration of my other expenses though, other things come first right now, especially when you can order Pure Barre DVD’s and do the work at home.
Not that I ever in my life cared to work out in my living room before but I am so truly determined to keep up with my Pure Barre lifting, toning and burning and refuse to lose the fitness I have gained in just four weeks therefore I will push myself to make this work.
Besides, I think it will be a good thing for me to attempt and master so that I can inspire you to maybe do the same.
So the craziest thing happened to me Saturday morning while I was running.
Once again I was having what I thought to be ponytail issues only one mile into my long run.
It felt as though my hairtie was sliding out so I slowed to a walk to fix myself only to realize it wasn’t the hairtie, it was my new (bought on sale!) Lulu headband which completely slipped off of my head and fell to the ground!
I don’t even understand.
I put it back on and it didn’t slide off again but it was weird.
I should have bought these headbands instead….
As for my long run, I think it was over thirteen miles but less than fourteen? Not really sure.
Somewhere after the seven mile mark I decided to shut MapMyRun and just run for another hour.
On the topic of long runs, check out my post from exactly one year ago about skipping my long run because I was sick.
I may be extremely dedicated to my routine but I absolutely have my limits.
It’s always fun to reread old posts. It’s also always fun to order your favorite Cold Stone sundae and not let any drop to the ground.
In case you are interested, Cold Stone came out with a new flavor.
I didn’t order it in my sundae but I did taste the new PB & J Ice Cream and it was delicious.
I usually order the yogurt as my main flavor instead of the ice cream varieties (the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Cherry Vanilla yogurts are so good!) because sometimes the ice cream is just too much for my stomach.
Besides, it’s all about the toppings and the chocolate dipped waffle bowl anyways.
And, the biggest highlight of my weekend:
That’s right – $1.47 per container.
I can’t tell you how many people saw the advertisement for this special and contacted me to ensure that I was aware of the sale at Shop Rite.
My son is scheduled to have his cast removed this morning so since he is off from camp for the day, I also scheduled his orthodontist appointment in order to get all these appointments out of the way at once.
We have a full day ahead of us but I am hoping to get a new recipe post together for you for tomorrow; you may have caught a sneak peak if you follow me on instagram.
Get your bananas ready. It’s a yummy one.
Have a terrific day!
Do you wear makeup while you run or to the gym?
If you go to Pure Barre, how quickly did you notice a difference in your strength and appearance?
Best thing you ate all weekend?