Our wedding video

by forloveofcarrots on December 19, 2014

Happy Friday!! We finally got our wedding video and I wanted to share it with you all!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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5 Things I learned from Bar Method

by forloveofcarrots on December 17, 2014

I have wanted write this post for a long time but never got around to it. Unfortunately I had to give up Bar Method back in October because my wallet couldn’t really handle it. I miss it every damn day and hope to be back sometime in the future.

1.) Posture is everything. I know we all know this but not everyone practices this (I am guilty). I can remember my swim coach growing up would always tell me to sit up straight. As I got older I tried to correct my wrong doings but sitting at a desk all day made it hard. Since doing bar method and having a job in which I am on my feet all day I have learned to pay attention to my posture and make sure my shoulders are back. You really look so much longer and leaner when you stand up straight.
posture

2.) Quality over Quantity. I used to think if I wanted to see results I needed to lift heavy and do a zillion reps. The highest weight you will pick up at the bar is probably 5lbs and after 10-15 minutes of arms, your arms will be on fire.

3.) Your own body weight makes for a killer workout. Sure I have done my fair share of burpees, mountain climbers, push ups, squats etc in my day but bar method takes using your own body weight to a whole new meaning. Doing things like pretzel and diagonal seat take the meaning of using your own body weight to a new level. In the 6 months that I did bar method the changes that I noticed in my body were incredible, my arms tone, my legs felt stronger and leaner.

4.) I missed being a part of something. I workout by myself, I go to the gym by myself put my music on and get the job done. I run by myself because quite frankly running and talking is a struggle for me. I really missed working out with people, talking to people and be challenged by other people. It is easy to call it quits when you are working out on your own, or not try very hard. Being in a class setting helped me get out of my comfort zone and take my workout to another level. If someone next to me or near me took the challenge option that was given, I wanted to take that challenge option rather then saying oh I can’t do that.

5.) It made me more confident. Maybe it’s just me but the changes I noticed in my body and being able to stand up straighter made me feel more confident. Having confidence in myself has always been a bit of a struggle for me but being able to challenge my body and mind on a daily basis and to see results has made me a more confident person all around.

Have you ever tried bar method, or something like it (ie. pure barre)?

Would you ever try something like it?

What is your favorite group class to take?

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Marvelous Monday

December 15, 2014

Well talk about a blogging break. I have had somethings going on and needed to take a step away, don’t worry I should be back. Let’s jump right back into things with a little Marvelous Monday. Marvelous is: last weekend we got out tree and decorated it! Marvelous is: continuing our tradition of popping a […]

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Marvelous Monday

December 1, 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! I certainly enjoyed having 4 days off or work. I couldn’t think of a better way to start out the week than with a Marvelous Monday. Marvelous is: Our annual Turkey Trot. My dad, brother and I participated in our usual Thanksgiving morning tradition the Pequot […]

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A very thankful Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all are enjoying time with your loved ones! Every year I like to share what I am thankful for. This year was such a great year and I feel extra thankful for all the wonderful people I have in my life! I am so thankful for my husband (this is […]

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